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.
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that he will be back in management by January. The veteran French boss left Arsenal after 22 years in the summer but has so far resisted the temptation of a return to management.
However, Wenger has been linked with a number of managerial positions since leaving the north London club.
Back in work by January
Sky Sports quote Wenger as saying: “From my 22 years at Arsenal, I have big experience on different levels. There are enquiries from all over the world,”
In an interview to German publication Bild, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he was close to returning to the football world.
During his 22-year stint at the club, the Frenchman led Arsenal to three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups and just as many FA Community Shields. He was also the biggest influence in the careers of players like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit, Silvain Wiltord, Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie, and many more huge names in the game.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly claimed that Aaron Ramsey is in a strong position in terms of his ongoing contract negotiations. It’s no secret that Ramsey is on the verge of leaving the club after talks broke down, and while Wenger himself didn’t say all too much on the matter, he seemed to indicate that the Welshman is going to ‘use’ his current situation to his advantage.
When Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal last summer from Lyon many saw him as the top-class striker the Gunners had been missing in recent years. He arrived at the club with a reputation as a prolific goalscorer.
The French international striker made a steady if unspectacular start to life in north London. However, the big money signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window meant that Lacazette’s place as Arsenal’s first choice striker was in doubt.
History is a very important aspect of any football club. It defines its identity, it sets the way the world looks at it in terms of greatness. It sets the bar for the level of players wanting to put on the shirt, and along with several other important factors it ultimately influences its success.
Nobody can dispute Arsenal’s history. Nobody can objectively say Arsene Wenger and his 22 years at the club didn’t write a few glorious chapters of it, for all the supposed failings of his in the last few seasons. After all, three league titles and a Champions League final along with numerous domestic cups, speak for themselves.
On Thursday night, Arsenal recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League. It had the potential to be a tricky game, as the team from Azerbaijan had been dangerous on home soil in the competition of late.
However, Arsenal took the three points and the game was topped by the fact that youngster Matteo Guendouzi and Emile Smith Rowe both scored their first senior goals for the team.
A good platform for the youngsters
As much as Arsenal boss Unai Emery respects the Europa League, the Spaniard will also rotate his squad in the competition. At this stage of the competition, the Gunners can get away with, as the opposition are not the strongest in the world.
His eight years of working with Arsene Wenger certainly make Martin Keown a figure of authority when it comes to the Frenchman. Since ending his career as a player, he has taken to coaching and working as a pundit, and his views when it comes to the Gunners are still eagerly listened to.
Reports around England are suggesting that Aaron Ramsey is set to leave Arsenal Football Club on a free transfer next summer, after much speculation over his future. In his decade at the club Ramsey has certainly been something of a polarising figure amongst many Gunners fans, with some thinking that he’s lived up to the hype and others believing that he’s left a lot to be desired. Whatever the case may be this is an interesting development in this story, which has seemingly been going on for months now.
Arsenal made it three consecutive victories in the Premier League at the weekend, overcoming the challenge of Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Some will argue that this is a game they always should’ve been winning, but getting the job done and beating what’s in front of you is more important than any ‘talk’ before the game. So, while it may be easy to dismiss this is an ‘okay’ victory, we should really be applauding the fact that they’ve picked up nine points from their last three league encounters.