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Mesut Ozil omission at Bournemouth made sense 0

Posted on November 27, 2018 by David Nugent

There has been a lot made of Unai Emery’s decision to bench Mesut Ozil for the Gunners 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday. As is always the case with big selection decision, the rumours of a rift between the player and boss emerge.

Good management by Emery

However, the decision has a simple tactical one by Emery. The Spaniard knew that the Bournemouth would be quite physical in nature, so decided to pick a team to suit the game.

Wenger to Bayern? 0

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Harry Kettle

We’re no strangers to the dreaded rumour mill, but to be perfectly honest, we’re much more used to seeing it in action for players as opposed to managers. The game has come a long way and as such fans are much more invested in things that they didn’t give all too much thought to once upon a time – such as the managerial merry go round.

Arsenal linked with a move for Manchester United star 0

Posted on November 25, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal and London rivals Chelsea are both interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira in the January transfer window.

The report claims that the Red Devils are set to cash in on the Brazilian international, as his contract expires next summer. United have an option to extend the deal by a year, but reportedly favour selling Pereira in January.

Not yet fulfilled his potential at United

When Pereira joined United in 2014 from PSV Eindhoven, he was regarded as a bright young prospect. In fact, at the time he was considered one of the most talented youngsters in the European game.

Have Arsenal improved defensively under Unai Emery? 0

Posted on November 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has claimed that the Gunners lost the balance between defence and attack in the latter years of Arsene Wenger’s reign as boss of the north London side. That theory may have some weight to it, as Arsenal finished last season with their lowest ever points tally under Wenger.

Emery told Spanish newspaper Marca: “With time, only technical quality and offensive freedom were taken care of while losing defensive structure,”

“What I want is to combine both and become more competitive. Arsenal was in a decline. We had to stop this, and begin climbing.”

Gunners cannot afford to let gap to fourth widen 0

Posted on November 12, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal have made a bright start to life under Spanish boss Unai Emery this season. The Gunners are now unbeaten in 16 games in all competitions after a 1-1 home draw with Wolves on Sunday afternoon. The performance was a lacklustre one in truth, as the Gunners failed to produce the sort of vibrant displays they have at times this season under Emery.

Positive is they are still unbeaten

One of the main positives for the Gunners is that they have maintained the unbeaten run, which is never a bad thing. The draw was not the best result and could be seen as two points dropped, but it is a game the Gunners may have lost last season.

Wenger to Milan – Part 2 0

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Serie A

You could make the argument that Italian football is stronger than it has been in an awfully long time, and not too many folks would debate it. From Lazio and Napoli to Inter Milan and Juventus, it feels like there’s an established order at the top of Serie A. Whether or not you think that the league is any good in comparison to the likes of the Premier League is irrelevant, because AC Milan have been struggling for a while now – and while things are looking up for them, the important task for Wenger would be to steady the ship and make Milan into a potential title contender once again.

Wenger to Milan – Part 1 0

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsene Wenger is a lot of things, but beyond all else, he’s an Arsenal legend and nobody can say any different with a straight face. The Frenchman has had quite the career in management and it legitimately feels like he’s still got a lot left in the tank, despite the fact that everyone appears to think that he’s already ‘washed up’. The core purpose of this piece is going to be, in equal measure, about the man himself as well as the rumours currently surrounding his future. Some may find that all a bit nauseating, but at the end of the day, people are interested in what this man is going to do next and we can hardly say that we blame them.

Arsenal may now take the League Cup seriously 0

Posted on November 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Everybody talks about the League Cup or Carabao Cup or whatever people wish to call it being the poor relation to virtually every other competition. In terms of priorities for most top clubs, it is never up there with the Premier League or the European competitions.

It is almost a distraction, something to get out of the way. Top bosses field rotated squads on a regular basis in the competition, just as Unai Emery did for Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Blackpool on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium.

Happy Birthday, Arsene 0

Posted on October 22, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Today marks the 69th birthday of Arsenal’s most successful manager – Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman has had every criticism under the sun thrown at him over the course of the last few years, but we aren’t here to talk about that. Sure, there were many, many problems associated with the last stretch of his time in North London, but that’s all in the past. We’re more interested in what the future could hold for the man behind the Invincibles, because there are plenty of options for him.

Wenger to Bayern? 0

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

There has been a variety of rumours floating around in the wake of Arsene Wenger revealing that he wants to return to management (or football in some manner). The Frenchman has never been one to keep his cards close to his chest so it wasn’t exactly surprising to see him make the revelation, and while he may have hinted at a move to Japan, it certainly does feel like he’s destined to take on another role in Europe.

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