It’s always tough to admit when you’re in the wrong, and it’s even tougher to admit when you’ve missed an opportunity. As we’ve seen over the last few years, Arsene Wenger isn’t shy when it comes to talking about some of his mistakes from years gone by – and while we appreciate that in regards to Arsenal’s exploits on the pitch, it isn’t really all too helpful when it comes to players that he wishes he would’ve signed.
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According to Sky Sports, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss out on Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad for this summer.
Wilshere had earned a recall to the Three Lions squad for the recent friendly internationals against the Netherlands and Italy. However, unsurprisingly the midfielder had to pull out due to injury.
Wilshere was in England’s squad for the ill-fated euro 2016 campaign, despite having barely featured for the Gunners in the previous season.
According to the Telegraph, Arsenal are set to launch a £35million for highly-rated young Freiburg centre-back Caglar Soyuncu, despite the fact that the club has not yet named a successor to long-serving boss Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners have reportedly interviewed a number of candidates for the job and have made their decision on Wenger’s successor. However, none of the prospective candidates were asked about Soyuncu.
Soyuncu is a highly-rated 21-year-old Turkish international, who has reportedly attracted interest from Premier League clubs and also German giants Bayern Munich.
Arsenal’s season has come to an end for yet another year, and while that may be depressing for some fans, there’s a lot to look forward to as we prepare for the summer. A new manager will be taking the reigns, the transfer window will be open again soon, and most importantly, it’s time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Seriously, how could you not be pumped for that?
Arsenal are actively pursuing a deal to bring S.C. Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu to the Emirates this summer, according to Matt Law of the Telegraph.
Much has been said about Arsenal’s defence being shambolic lately. With the retirement of Per Mertesacker and injury keeping Laurent Koscielny out for at least six months, the situation is set to become much worse unless the club strengthen the defensive part of the squad significantly during the upcoming transfer window.
According to media reports, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has ruled himself out of taking the Arsenal job. Asked about whether he would stay in his role at Juventus for next season, he reportedly said: “Will I stay at Juve? Yes. I have a contract to honour.
“If they don’t sack me, I’ll stay at Juventus next year too.”
Allegri was the favourite for the Arsenal job
The experienced Italian boss had been the favourite to take the role this summer, virtually since Arsene Wenger announced that he would leave the north London club this summer.
With veteran boss Arsene Wenger managing the team for the last time later today at Huddersfield, there is a sense of a major chapter ending and a potentially new exciting beginning.
Nobody yet knows who the new Gunners will be this summer. However, that makes for some interesting times ahead for Arsenal fans.
Managerial rookies with Arsenal backgrounds
Two of the names doing the rounds in relation to Arsenal are Manchester City assistant boss Mikel Arteta and New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira. Both players captained the team at various stages of their careers.
Hector Bellerin has dismissed rumours of a potential departure from Arsenal. Apparently, the full-back has told Sky Sports his future remains at Arsenal. He pointed out that his contract has a long time to run yet, and that London has become his home.
Born in Catalonia, Spain, Bellerin started his career in Barcelona’s youth teams before moving to Arsenal in 2011. Two years later he signed his first professional contract with the Gunners, and he was immediately loaned out to Watford. After a season with the Hornets, he returned to the Emirates and has been here ever since, accumulating a total of 160 games and scoring 7 goals in an Arsenal shirt so far.
The Eurovision Song Contest isn’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea, but it still makes for an entertaining evening of viewing – even for the most cynical of football fans. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a long look at the Arsenal squad and determine which three names would be best suited to gracing the stage in Lisbon. Of course, you need a certain level of showmanship in order to pull off a high-quality Eurovision performance, and we believe these gentlemen have what it takes.
A lot of people have been throwing around some ideas regarding who should take over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal’s next manager. A handful of suggestions have been plausible, whereas some others have been a little bit ridiculous – and as reported by Sky Sports, Arsenal legend Robert Pires has a suggestion that we believe falls into the latter category.
“We talk about Allegri, Ancelotti, Luis Enrique… My two friends Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta too. I don’t know who the next manager is for Arsenal but they need to find the right philosophy.