We weren’t planning on putting together another piece today, but we felt as if it was required given the scale of what we’re about to talk about. As reported by The Express, former Arsenal forward and club legend Thierry Henry has emerged as a shock contender to potentially become the new manager at the Emirates. This comes after a great deal of speculation that Mikel Arteta could be in line to replace Arsene Wenger, as this seemingly never-ending saga continues.
A lot of people have been throwing around some ideas regarding who should take over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal’s next manager. A handful of suggestions have been plausible, whereas some others have been a little bit ridiculous – and as reported by Sky Sports, Arsenal legend Robert Pires has a suggestion that we believe falls into the latter category.
“We talk about Allegri, Ancelotti, Luis Enrique… My two friends Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta too. I don’t know who the next manager is for Arsenal but they need to find the right philosophy.
Robert Pires has insisted that Arsene Wenger is doing a good job as Arsenal’s manager despite receiving criticism in recent years with his future under intense speculation before he signed a contract extension last summer.
Arsenal were able to stutter past Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League on Thursday evening to book their place in the last-16 of the competition.
Their progression was hardly convincing though. A 3-0 win in Sweeden saw many claim the Gunners would likely defeat their opponents by a massive scoreline. However, the Swedish team took a 2-0 lead as they threatened to claim the Europa League’s most shocking result.
Former-Arsenal star Robert Pires has said that Arsene Wenger is the right man to manage the club. The comments come after further pressure was piled on Wenger following Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s men dominated their opponents at the Etihad Stadium in a win that was not a surprise However, it was not quite the hammering that many had predicted, with the Gunners keeping the scoreline respectable.
Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus were only answered by Alexandre Lacazette’s strike. The game was marred by Wenger’s comments about Raheem Sterling as the Frenchman accused the winger of diving.
Arsenal battled to a narrow 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday as they made it two wins from two in the Premier League.
Sam Clucas’ early strike had threatened to once again derail the Gunners, following a defeat to Watford two weeks ago, but Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey were on hand to prevent a loss with two quickfire goals in the second-half.
The result sees them move onto 19 points for the season, level with Chelsea, and just one short of Tottenham in third. Considering Arsenal were in crisis a few weeks ago, things don’t look that bad anymore.
Former-Arsenal hero Roberto Pires has revealed that he believes that Arsenal lack firepower. The 40-year-old told Sky Sports: “It’s very important to buy the other striker because maybe you can play 4-4-2. The priority must be a new striker to play with Olivier Giroud.”
The Arsenal legend is just stating what every man and his dog knew, apart from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger of course. The Gunners lack of striking options has no doubt cost them this season.
Everybody could see that was the area of the Gunners team that needed strengthening, but Wenger was stubborn in his belief that his options were good enough for his team to be successful this season.
According to ESPN, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could sign a new deal with the club by the end of the week. The 62-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and there was speculation about his future in the summer.
However, with the Gunners riding high in the Premier League table it now looks like the Frenchman is prepared to commit his future to the Gunners. Majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has reportedly travelled to England to finalise a new three-year-deal for the Gunners boss believed to be worth £24million.
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla was forced to apologise after a photo appeared on Twitter of him and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires with a supporter holding a sign with “What do we think of Tottenham? S***! What do we think of s***? Tottenham!” written on it.
Cazorla later took to Twitter to defend his actions on the matter – while also claiming he was unaware of what was written on the paper.
‘Our apoligizes to the Totenham fans, we couldn’t see the paper. #alwaysfootballalwaysrespect,’
This transfer window has been one of confusion so far for Arsenal fans. Certain papers are saying that the Gunners are set to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata on-loan, while others contradict this by saying that Arsene Wenger will not enter the market for a striker.
‘New Robert Lewandowski’
With prolific strikers coming with big prices these days, there is a young Polish striker plying his trade for De Graafschap in the Dutch second division that may be of great interest to England’s top clubs, including Arsenal.
Since the arrival of Mesut Ozil at Arsenal lots of people have been getting carried away on a crest of a wave of optimism. Former-Arsenal stars Emmanuel Petit and Robert Pires have recently revealed that they believe the German international can fire Arsenal to the title this season.
As I have already talked about in one of my previous articles it is very early in the season to be deciding the title winners. Ozil himself has even said that it too early to decide whether his side can win the Premier League title or not.