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.
The French national team assistant boss Guy Stephan has warned striker Olivier Giroud that he must play more games for the Gunners ahead of next year’s World Cup.
Giroud is considered an important member of the French squad. However, a lack of game time between now and June could affect his spot in the French team.
Needs to play games
Talking in the French media Stephan said: “Didier has had the opportunity to talk to him about it and now Olivier has to find a solution in the weeks to come.
“A loan deal in January? That’s up to him.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has returned to Arsenal after suffering a thigh injury whilst on international duty with France. The forward sustained the injury in his nation’s win over Wales on Friday evening, which gives Arsene Wenger yet another headache ahead of the return of the Premier League.
Arsenal are teetering on the edge of a disaster this Premier League campaign after falling to defeat against Manchester City last Sunday. Despite the fact that losing to the leaders is no embarrassment, it was a must-win game for the London side as they are now 12 points off the top.
Ahead of Thursday’s Europa League trip to face BATE Borisov, manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his young players are fighting for their Arsenal future, reports the Express.
The Gunners boss has named a young side to travel to Belarus, with the likes of Vlad Dragomir and Charlie Gilmour being surprise selections, and has revealed this could be the only chance many of the youngsters will get to impress at senior level.
“This is the kind of job you do not get 10 opportunities to play for Arsenal. When you get it, even if they only get 20 minutes, you have to convince people you have the qualities to do it and you have the courage to play and show your qualities,” said Wenger.