The dust is finally starting to settle on Arsenal’s 2017/18 season, and for the most part, it was quite notable. The club were unable to challenge for the Premier League title yet again, they failed to win either of the two domestic cup competitions, and their Europa League adventure came to an end when they were defeated over two legs by Atletico Madrid at the semi-final stage. Oh, and did we mention that Arsene Wenger left his post as Arsenal manager?
France boss Didier Deschamps named his 23-man World Cup squad on Thursday. Deschamps has an abundance of talented players to choose from but decided to omit Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette from his squad for Russia 2018.
The decision will have come as a slight surprise for the former Lyon striker after he played in France’s November friendlies, scoring a brace in a 2-2 draw with world champions Germany.
French boss has a lot of attacking talent at his disposal
Deschamps admitted his omission was due to the sheer number of attacking players available to him. The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Nabil Fekir were all named in that 23-man squad.
Arsene Wenger’s time at the Emirates is finally coming to an end, and with that, many fans are asking questions regarding where his future in the game lies. As reported by Sky Sports, it seems as if the Frenchman isn’t exactly short of options, despite being less than two years away from turning 70. Still, he clearly has a passion for the game and wants to carry on doing what he loves, but you have to question whether or not the last few years of his time with Arsenal have tarnished his reputation.
For those of you who don’t know who Richard Keys is, he’s the fella who was involved in the sexism scandal with Andy Gray a few years back – and since then, he’s proven himself to be about as uninspiring and out of the loop as you could ever hope to be. Alas, his recent comments on Twitter have caused quite a commotion as he took it upon himself to criticise Arsenal legend Thierry Henry for not being present at Arsene Wenger’s final home game in charge of the club.
We’re nearly two days removed from Arsenal’s exit from the Europa League, and it’s time to talk things through a little bit more. All of the anger and frustration is starting to slowly ease away, as the Gunners come to terms with what has been arguably their worst season under the guidance of Arsene Wenger. Thankfully for his haters, the Frenchman will be leaving the club in a matter of weeks, and it’ll be time for a completely new regime to begin at the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger’s time as manager of Arsenal Football Club is finally coming to an end, and while many are celebrating it, others find themselves feeling a tad nostalgic. After all, most supporters of the Gunners have grown up with the Frenchman as the only real ‘constant’ at the club, and now he’s going to be riding off into the sunset. Well, not quite the sunset depending on whether or not they win the Europa League, but they’ll still have the memories of all the great things he’s done – right?
As reported by The Times, it seems as if Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has recently been interested in a move down to North London. The 22-year-old has been on the fringe of superstardom for what feels like forever at Old Trafford, and despite built up as the ‘next big thing’, he hasn’t quite burst into life as many fans were expecting him to.
Before you scream and throw things at the screen at the mere sight of another Arsene Wenger piece, hear us out. The Frenchman’s turbulent last few years in charge of Arsenal Football Club have been well documented, and while we don’t exactly want to pile the misery on, it is certainly worth noting that at 68 years of age, Arsene’s historic tenure in North London makes him the last of a dying breed.
Arsenal fans around the world will be aware of the fact that Arsene Wenger, more likely than not, will no longer be the manager of the club following the 2018/19 campaign – if not sooner. It’s a reality which everyone is going to need to face, and in order for people to fully come to terms with it, they need to allow the news to sink in.
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.