It’s time to take yet another trip down memory lane, and for this entry, we’ve got something a little bit more positive. In the current era of Arsenal struggling to make a run at the top four, it’s nice to think back to a time in which that wasn’t so much of a problem – which is why we’re looking at the Newcastle United game from four years ago.
Courtesy of bet365, we’ve picked out some of the best bets available ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Atletico Madrid tomorrow night. The game will undoubtedly see the two favourites to win the competition go head to head, and with only one spot in the final next month up for grabs, you can bet we’re going to witness a showcase from two of Europe’s most fascinating sides.
As reported by BBC Sport, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will leave the North London club after nearly 22 years in charge. The news comes after weeks and months of speculation regarding his future, with the Frenchman finally giving fans the news that they’ve been waiting oh so long to hear.
Throughout the course of his historic tenure at Highbury and then the Emirates, Wenger managed to accomplish some truly remarkable things with the club. He managed to win three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, with one of his greatest achievements being when the Gunners went an entire PL season unbeaten as part of ‘The Invincibles’.
By all accounts Hector Bellerin has been living a fairytale for the last few years – or, at least, that’s how it should seem. He moved to Arsenal from Barcelona at the age of just 16, and since that point, he’s been able to carve out a relatively successful career for himself in Arsene Wenger’s first team. He’s fast, is able to track back quickly, and at 23 years of age, he should have plenty of time left in the game at the highest level.
As reported by Sky Sports, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that one of the reasons for today’s poor attendance at Emirates Stadium was because the Gunners aren’t competing for the Premier League title this season. Now, while we don’t entirely agree that the title race has much to do with it, isn’t it nice to hear the Frenchman making some honest proclamations for once?
It doesn’t matter how much you hate Arsene Wenger as manager of Arsenal Football Club, because one way or another, you’re going to have to deal with the fact that replacing him is going to be an extremely difficult task. After more than two decades at the club, there’s no way on this planet that the Frenchman isn’t going to have a big say in who succeeds his reign.
Jack Wilshere has been linked with a move away from the Emirates for a while now, and unfortunately for Gunners fans who want to see him stay, it’s starting to look more and more likely that he’ll be making the switch elsewhere this summer.
It’s clear to see that this decision falls squarely on the shoulders of manager Arsene Wenger, as should always be the case. However, given that he’s probably going to be leaving his post in the next twelve to fifteen months or so, should he be allowed to make such everlasting decisions?
Stay or go?
Arsenal Fan TV has been a revelation of sorts over the last few years, as fans of the North London club have been given the chance to voice their opinions in the form of a YouTube interview. Given that Arsene Wenger’s men haven’t been so successful as of late, it’s not hard to imagine why it’s been such a popular form of entertainment for opposition fans.
It seems as if business couldn’t be better for the channel, and as we move into the latter stages of the season, we thought it’d be interesting to weigh up the pros and the cons of the service.
Arsenal head into tonight’s UEFA Europa League second leg against AC Milan with a comfortable 2-0 advantage from last week’s encounter at the San Siro, but that doesn’t mean they should be allowed to sit back and settle for what they’ve got.
We can all tell that the Gunners are prioritising this competition, and while that’s certainly a good thing, overconfidence has played a role in Arsenal’s significant downfall over the last few years. We’ve heard about their fancy football and how beautiful it is to watch, but has anyone ever considered the possibility of the players allowing that to go to their hands?
The Gunners kick off the new Premier League campaign at home with Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City scheduled to travel to Emirates on 12 August.
Arsene Wenger begins his new two-year deal at Arsenal against the Foxes, while he will then take his charges to Stoke City for Arsenal’s first away trip of the new 2017/18 season on 19 August.
The forthcoming season will be the first one during Arsene Wenger’s two-decade reign that the Gunners will not take part in the Champions League and fans are hopeful that some good will come out of it. Namely, Arsenal have been struggling with their annual mid-season slip for far too long now and perhaps things will be a bit different now without Champions League football.