The rumours regarding who will replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager have been heating up substantially over the last few months, which makes sense, given that the club have been on something of a downward spiral for a while now. Still, that doesn’t make some of the names linked with the job any less ridiculous, with Brendan Rodgers being at the very top of that pile.
Celtic young full-back Kieran Tierney has reportedly rejected a chance to move to Arsenal after expressing his desire to continue playing under Brendan Rodgers for another season.
The highly-rated 19-year-old defender has had a fantastic season for Celtic, establishing himself as a first-team regular in Brendan Rodger’s Scottish title-winning side.
Tierney made the total of 30 appearances for Celtic in all competitions whereas his fantastic club form also earned him the Scotland national team call-up this season.
Three Scottish caps come as a deserved recognition for Tierney’s club form and his stellar rise to prominence.
Arsenal host Liverpool tonight at the Emirates Stadium looking for another win to kick-start their Premier League title challenge.
In the Premier League era, Liverpool and Arsenal have been very equally matched, with the Reds claiming 16 wins over the Gunners, compared to Arsenal’s 15 and incredibly there also being 15 draws.
The side from north London have a slightly better record in the games on home soil, but they must still be wary of the Merseysider’s. The likes Philippe Coutinho and Christian Benteke definitely have the quality to hurt the Gunners at the back if not well marshalled.
Liverpool hosts Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday, as the home side look to move up the Premier League table.
The Reds have experienced a difficult campaign and are currently 11th in the Premier League table. Brendan Rodgers team suffered a 3-0 defeat against arch-rivals Manchester United last time out in the league, but defeated Bournemouth 3-1 in the Capital One Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night.
Despite their recent poor run of form, the Merseysider’s have suffered just defeat in their last six games in all competitions, although their record against the Gunners in recent seasons is poor, having claimed just two wins from the last 14 meetings between the two sides.
On Sunday Arsenal visit Liverpool’s Anfield, which is not traditionally an easy ground to visit for opposition teams. The Gunners suffered a 5-1 drubbing at the famous old ground last season that seriously derailed their Premier League title hopes.
However, this Liverpool side is a far less potent outfit than the one who blow away the Gunners in last season’s encounter. They no longer have their dynamic striking duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge up front for a start and look far less threatening this campaign.
Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday must have been painful to watch at times for Gunners fans. The win put Everton within a point of the Gunners in the Premier League table, with a game in-hand, a situation that could not have been foreseen a few months ago.
Everton could go above the men from north London with a draw at Sunderland on Saturday, while Arsene Wenger’s men face Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final. On current form you would certainly not bet against the Toffees picking up at least a point at the bottom of the table Black Cats.
Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The cup clash comes just a week after the Reds hammered Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield in the Premier League. Arsene Wenger’s side will be looking for revenge for that humiliating defeat and safe passage into the quarter-finals of the cup.
Both teams are in the Premier League title race, with just three separating the Gunners from Brendan Rodgers in the league table. Arsenal head into this cup tie on the back of a goalless draw with reigning champions Manchester United.
This summer, Liverpool signed ex-Arsenal and Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, and the Ivory Coast international has already impressed his new manager Brendan Rodgers in the two Premier League games he’s featured in.
His former side Arsenal have been in need of significant defensive reinforcement this season as the Gunners are missing a number of personnel because of injuries sustained to their backline.
Many felt Kolo Toure would have been the ideal temporary solution to cover the right-back and centre-back position in case of such injuries, but instead it was Liverpool who made the gamble for his services.
Following the Luis Suarez interview, published on both the Telegraph and the Guardian originally, which saw him criticising Liverpool and manager Brendan Rodgers for not allowing him a move when he was led to believe a release clause existed in his contract, the club’s owner John W Henry has revealed he will not be sold this summer.
The 26-year old has been forced to train on his own as a result for the recent comments, but is not for sale at any price.
Suarez’ agent has been blamed by both Arsenal and Liverpool for supplying false information which has led to a standoff between both clubs.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has recently criticised the way Arsenal have acted in their pursuit for Liverpool’s controversial striker Luis Suarez.
After manager Arsene Wenger made a bid just £1 over his £40M release clause, which forced Liverpool to inform Suarez of the interest, Rodgers was not amused.
‘I have to admit I was surprised by their bid of £40m and £1. I always associated Arsenal as a club with class. They may be playing a game, but we will just move on and do our own work. We do not want to sell. The two bids are nowhere near where what Luis would be worth.’