As seen on Twitter, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech took a shot at the Bayer Leverkusen English Twitter account for a joke they made in regards to Bernd Leno. The German club seemed to indicate that they want to see Leno, who is their former goalkeeper, performing for the Gunners after his multi-million pound move to the Emirates. Alas, Cech took exception to this, citing that it showcased a lack of professionalism on Leverkusen’s behalf.
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There were plenty of questions that fans wanted the answers to at the weekend, as Arsenal failed to overcome the challenge of champions Manchester City. It was an interesting game to watch in more ways than one as Unai Emery had his first taste of Premier League football, but as we all know, this perhaps wasn’t the best representation of what life in the top flight will be like for the Spaniard.
Arsenal fought valiantly at the weekend in more ways than one but in the end, they weren’t quite able to overcome the far superior Manchester City as they eased to victory in the first game of their Premier League title defence. The Gunners were never really able to create anything of substance against an efficient City side, and while they didn’t quite get blown out of the water, they never really felt like they were ‘in’ the game either.
Arsenal’s first Premier League game of the new season is officially in the books, and unfortunately, they weren’t able to overcome the rampant reigning champions Manchester City who ran away with a 2-0 victory. Whilst the Gunners had a few nice moments they never really threatened on the level that you’d expect in the opening game, but given that they were going up against one of the best EPL teams of all-time, that’s somewhat understandable.
As the summer transfer window comes to an end and the twenty teams involved in the Premier League get ready to kickstart their season, it’s always fun to take a quick look back at what went down in the summer transfer window. Of course, some clubs were able to fare better than others but overall, most teams got what they wanted and the majority are heading into the season in a stronger position than they were back at the end of last season.
Ian Wright, former Arsenal striker and general club legend, tends to find himself in the headlines more often than not. Whether it’s because of his overwhelmingly in-your-face shirts during the World Cup or his ‘out there’ opinions, Wright certainly knows how to draw the attention of a crowd – and that’s putting it mildly.
In recent weeks, he’s taken it upon himself to voice his opinions regarding several Arsenal Football Club matters. Two of the biggest are that the Stan Kroenke takeover is awful news for the club, and the other is that the Gunners’ days of challenging for the Premier League title are over. Those are both loaded subjects, to put it mildly, and it’s time for us to unpack them.
Transfer Deadline Day is finally upon us, and this year, that means that the season is very close to being upon us, too. It’s been a long and incredible summer, especially for English football fans, and now it’s time to get things underway once again. However, with there still being so much business to get through, the question remains as to how Arsenal fans should handle arguably one of the biggest days in the football calendar.
The summer transfer window is set to close much earlier than usual this year, with tomorrow being the new Deadline Day just twenty-four hours before the Premier League actually kicks off. A parade of teams will be hoping to get some last minute deals done in order to bolster their squad and one such team is Arsenal.
The Gunners have already brought in a series of high-profile names throughout the summer in an attempt to improve their chances of finishing in the top four, but is it enough? The answer is probably yes given the depth they have in their squad, but when you’re linked with a name like Ousmane Dembele, it’s hard to pass up that kind of opportunity to try and sign him.
Stan Kroenke is now the sole owner of Arsenal Football Club, and that sentence has frustrated quite a few fans over the last twenty-four hours – and rightfully so. It’s a tough situation in more ways than one and it’s completely understandable to see why so many people are annoyed by it, given that it creates more of a disconnect between the club and the fanbase. Alas, in every great negative there’s a positive to be found and in this instance, that positive is the return of the Premier League and domestic football as a whole.
Stan Kroenke has bought out Alisher Usmanov, meaning that he now has sole control and ownership of Arsenal Football Club. The overall value is believed to be around £1.8 million, with Kroenke now being the metaphorical judge, jury and executioner in North London – or, at least, one part of North London.
It’s a move that has upset and angered many fans who believe that this pulls them further away from the club that they know and love which, on the face of it, makes a lot of sense. Kroenke has long since been viewed as one of the major problems behind the struggle that the Gunners have experienced over the last few years, with his inability to pull the trigger on sacking Arsene Wenger being a big reason for that.