The summer transfer window is right around the corner, and yes, that does mean time is moving at a ridiculously quick pace – so deal with it. The nature of the transfer window means that there are going to be a series of reports and rumours floating around over the next few months, and for the most part, it’s pretty hard to tell which are legit and which aren’t until someone actually signs on the dotted line. Such is the nature of this crazy game, eh?
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Regardless of what team you support or how much you despise the sides around you, at some point, everyone needs to take a minute to stop and admire the work of others. We aren’t saying that you need to go completely over the top with your praise or anything like that, because football fans are stubborn. However, there are rare instances in which you just can’t ignore the facts that are staring you right in the face.
The dust has settled on Monday Night Football, in a game that saw Arsenal walk away with a nice 1-0 win over Watford. It was a hard fought encounter to say the least with both teams giving it their all, but in the end, it was the Gunners who came away with the three points. It was an important three points, too, as it ensured that Unai Emery’s men were able to bounce straight back up into the top four – which is where they’ll hope to stay with just a handful of games remaining in the Premier League season.
If we’ve learned one thing over the course of the last few decades in the world of football, it’s that remaining as safe as you possibly can be is one of the most important aspects of the game. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a player, a media member or a fan, because one way or another, that should be the main priority. We aren’t suggesting you can’t have fun at the same time, but what we are saying is that you need to be reasonable about it.
On Monday night, Arsenal overcame ten-man Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road courtesy of a goal from star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gunners cause was helped by the fact that Hornets captain Troy Deeney received a red card early on.
The victory saw Unai Emery’s team moved back up to fourth spot, in what is fast becoming an extremely tight race for the lucrative Champions League places. There are now just three points between third place Tottenham and Manchester United in sixth. There is little to choose between Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the top four race.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are looking to sign Tottenham’s Belgian centre-back Toby Alderweireld this summer. The 30-year-old will available for a fee of around £25million, the amount of his contract release clause.
Alderweireld has fallen out of favour at Arsenal’s rivals because of his refusal to sign a new deal with the club. Reports claim that Tottenham are not willing to meet the centre-backs contract demands, which has led to the defender looking for a club elsewhere.
The rest of the Premier League have had their say on proceedings throughout the course of the weekend, and tonight, it’s time for Arsenal to step up to the plate. They’ll be playing on Monday Night Football this evening, as they attempt to springboard their way back into the top four – and back into contention for a Champions League spot. However, this isn’t the only game that they’ll be playing this week, as Gunners fans around the world gear up for what should be an incredibly busy schedule.
Football has had a lot of dark days throughout the course of its history, but April 15th, 1989 was one of the worst. On that day 96 football fan went to a game and never came home again, with today marking the 30th anniversary of the tragedy. In truth, there’s nothing we can really say that you haven’t heard before regarding just how much of an impact this has had on the football world – and Liverpool Football Club – in the last three decades.
Instead, we’re just going to share this poem, and with it, we remember all of those who lost their lives. We will never forget.
According to the Daily Star, Arsenal could renew their interest in Roma central midfielder Steven N’Zonzi this summer. The 30-year-old star has been linked with moves to North London on a number of occasions in recent years.
Unai Emery’s presence at Arsenal has no doubt fanned the flames of the move. The experienced midfielder enjoyed one of the finest seasons of his career under the Spaniard in Andalucia at Sevilla.
Could be available for a cut-price fee
N’Zonzi moved to Roma for a fee of around £25million from Sevilla. The Frenchman has struggled to find his best form in the Italian capital, with reports from Italy suggesting he could leave for a fee of around £19million.
Arsenal managed to register one of their most important results of the season so far last night, as they defeated Napoli 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League quarter final tie. It was a comprehensive victory over the Italian side from the first whistle until the very last, and because of that, there have been some mixed reactions to the game from Gunners fans. Before kick off 99% of supporters would’ve bitten your hand off if you offered them a 2-0 win, but now, that mentality seems to have shifted.