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Lyon and PSG fight it out for Arsene Wenger 0

Posted on April 28, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Ligue One outfits Lyon and PSG are eying moves for former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. Both are reportedly consisting appointing the veteran French boss as their general manager, which would be similar to the role he had at Arsenal.

Wenger has been out of work since last summer

The Frenchman’s last role in football was of course at Arsenal, which ended last summer. He had been linked with a number of roles since his exit from the Gunners, including Everton last summer and Fulham mid-season.

Wenger backs Viei- just stop 0

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The past is the past in this crazy world we call football, and yet, looking back on the good old days still seems to be a favourite past-time of old school fans (and even some new ones). It’s as if some supporters are so unbelievably pessimistic about what’s going on in the here and now that they feel the need to regurgitate the success that their team experienced in years gone by. It’s a weird sensation, but hey, if it makes fans feel better then who are we to judge?

Arsenal star talks about ‘taking the next step’ in his career 0

Posted on March 23, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal central midfielder Granit Xhaka has raised question marks over his future with the club in an interview with a publication in his homeland.

In part of the interview with newspaper Tagblatt, Xhaka is quoted as saying: “I’m very ambitious, I want to take the next step, Arsenal does not have to be the last stop,”

Typical interview on an international break

This is typical of what the foreign press tends to do when players are back in their country on international duty. They tend to take their opportunity to stir the pot, as it were and encourage players to say things they probably would not to the British press.

Wenger wanted Ancelotti? 0

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Pretty soon it’ll be a year since Arsene Wenger left Arsenal, in a move that many fans had seen coming for quite some time now. After a few poor years in charge it felt like a change of pace was needed, and that was pretty much a unanimous decision amongst fans and media members alike. Since then Unai Emery has taken over as the new boss at the Emirates, and while there have certainly been some bumpy moments along the way, we’d say that things have gone pretty well up to this point.

Top four would be a big achievement for Emery this season 1

Posted on February 25, 2019 by David Nugent

Sunday’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Southampton moved Arsenal back into the top four of the Premier League. A very favourable midweek home game against Bournemouth means that the Gunners should remain in the last Champions League qualification spot until at least next weekend.

It is a good position for Unai Emery’s team to find themselves in at this stage of the campaign. Hopefully, the spirit will remain positive for the remainder of the campaign.

Slight progress under Emery

It would be rather silly to claim that Arsenal have improved immeasurably under Unai Emery. The team still have some of the same weaknesses that were on display in the later years of Arsene Wenger’s reign.

Wenger criticizes Ozil 0

Posted on February 19, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsene Wenger has revealed some concerning thoughts about Mesut Ozil.

Wenger, as you know, sat in the Arsenal dugout for 22 years and the club went through a significant rise during his tenure, winning the Premier League three times, producing an unbeaten league season, reaching a Champions League final, producing a large number of great players.

Ozil, of course, wasn’t made by Wenger or Arsenal. He played two seasons for Schalke 04 and four for Werder Bremen in his homeland, before he really made his name playing for Real Madrid from 2010 to 2014 and winning the 2014 World Cup with Germany. He arrived to the Emirates as a fully formed star, for a club-record fee at the time, officially undisclosed but reported to be around €50 million.

Does Arsenal have the best out-and-out striker in the Premier League? 0

Posted on January 30, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal recorded a 2-1 win over a resilient Cardiff City side at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Star striker Pierre Aubameyang was involved in both of the Gunners goals, scoring and also producing an assist. The Gabon international had previously been prolific with former club Dortmund and he has picked up from where he left off in the Premier League.

Involved in 21 goals this season

Aubameyang has been involved in 21 goals in the English top-flight this season, scoring 15 goals and producing assists. He has 18 goals in all competitions for the Gunners, so it is far too say he has enjoyed a productive campaign this season.

Sven Mislintat set to quit his role at Arsenal 0

Posted on January 16, 2019 by David Nugent

According to various newspaper reports, including the Independent, Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is set to quit his position at the club. The German has been in the position just over a year after arriving at the club in November 2017 from Dortmund. Reports suggest that former Gunners midfielder Edu

A transfer supremo

Mislintat was labelled as some sort of transfer supremo when he arrived at the club. He built an excellent reputation for himself at Dortmund, helping to spot many of the stars of Jurgen Klopp’s team that thrived earlier in the decade.

Lack of potential signings concerning for Arsenal 0

Posted on January 12, 2019 by David Nugent

The recent news that Arsenal are not going to make any permanent signings in the January transfer window is concerning. Spanish boss Unai Emery can only do so much in training to improve players.

On his arrival in the summer, Arsenal needed to strengthen their squad to mount a challenge for a top four spot this season. Emery spent the limited budget the best he could, but in truth, his transfer kitty was more like a whip around by Premier League standards.

Wenger happy with Emery’s work 0

Posted on December 25, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having sat at the helm for 22 years, Arsene Wenger left Arsenal after last season ended. The Frenchman won three Premier League titles, seven FA Cup trophies and just as many Community Shields. That is, however, one way of looking at his reign. The other would be the fact that the last league title came in 2004, which means he went 14 years without one, and despite coming very close in 2006, there was no real European success.

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