Pre-season games usually aren’t a good indicator of whether or not a club is going to find success in the forthcoming domestic season, but when it comes to Arsenal’s recent showdown with Paris Saint-Germain, we feel as if we need to make a special exception. Sure, this is going to seem incredibly biased, but at the end of the day, a convincing 5-1 triumph over the French champions isn’t something that should be avoided.
According to the Daily Mail, former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a target for the Japanese FA to become the next national team boss.
The veteran boss left Arsenal earlier this summer after 22 years in charge of the Gunners. The Frenchman recently admitted that he might have stayed too long in the capital with the Gunners.
Linked with a number of moves
Since announcing that he was leaving Arsenal, Wenger has been linked with a number of high-profile jobs, including at European champions Real Madrid and big-spending French outfit PSG.
According to the Guardian, Arsenal boss Unai Emery is looking to sign Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman this summer to add pace to wide options. A reported asking price of £44million is likely to scupper any interest, though.
As we all know, reported Arsenal have had a limited budget to spend on new arrivals this summer and have already spent it on signing the likes of Bernd Leno, Sokratis and Lucas Torreira, while adding Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free.
Unai Emery is the new Arsenal manager, and that still seems a little bit odd to say. We probably should’ve all viewed him as a person of interest from the moment Arsene Wenger announced that he’d be leaving the club, and yet, it still feels a little bit surreal. The former PSG boss is considered to be a great appointment by many, and as reported by Arsenal.com, he seems to have made quite the impression during his first ever press conference at the Emirates.
As we all know, Arsenal confirmed that Unai Emery as their new head coach earlier today. The Spaniard has signed a two-year-deal with the north London outfit.
Emery only emerged as a candidate for the job on Monday, when reportedly Mikel Arteta decided he did not want the job due to transfer restraints. The Gunners have acted quickly to get their man though and he will be managing the team next season.
Can work on a budget
Media reports suggest that the new Arsenal boss will have just £50million to spend this summer, which by Premier League standards is chicken feed. However, the new boss will also be able to spend any money recouped from the sale of players this summer.
Get ready, ladies and gentlemen, because the next few months are going to be very interesting. Following what felt like a complete U-turn, Arsenal Football Club has officially announced that Unai Emery will be taking over from Arsene Wenger as the club’s new manager. The former PSG boss sort of came out of nowhere to claim the job, which was seemingly destined to be taken by former Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta.
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?
According to the London Standard, Arsenal will hold talks later today with former PSG boss Unai Emery about becoming the clubs new boss. Former Arsenal captain and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta was reported to be close to the job. However, it now seems the north London club want to speak to Emery before any appointment.
Emery an interesting choice
Unai Emery would certainly be an interesting choice of replacement for veteran boss Arsene Wenger, who is leaving the role after 22 years with the club this summer.
It seems that Arsenal are one of the main characters in the ‘Where will Thomas Tuchel be managing next season’ saga. Recent reports from the German media really confused the situation surrounding the talented boss.
One German media organisation claimed that Tuchel had signed a deal with Arsenal, while another completely contradicted its competitor saying that Tuchel is more likely to move to Paris.
Bayern the preferred option for Tuchel
Now according to Sky Sports, the former Dortmund boss’ most likely destination this summer is German giants Bayern Munich. The move would be an understandable one for Tuchel.
According to German media outlet Kicker, former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has turned down the overtures of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich to replace Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger this summer.
Kicker claims they have inside information on the move, which if true could mean a big change at Arsenal. The report suggests that Tuchel is in negotiations with officials over joining the north London club. The German boss was previously linked with a move to Arsenal last summer, only for Wenger to sign a two-year deal.