March 28, 2019 by
Arsenal have enjoyed reasonable success in boss Unai Emery’s maiden campaign in north London. The Gunners are fourth place in the Premier League table, while in the last eight of the Europa League.
How successful Emery will be at the club likely depends on how he rebuilds the Gunners ageing squad of players.
Not a squad for the long-term
The current squad is not one that is for the long-term. The Gunners have too many players in their thirties, who are entering the twilight of their careers. Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sokratis, Stephen Lichtsteiner, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech are all in their 30’s. .......Read more here.....
March 27, 2019 by
According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are looking to offload Armenian attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer in order to lower the wage bill.
The 30-year-old is one of the biggest earners at the club, earning a reported £180,000 per week at the north London club. The Mirror report claims that Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes his wages can be utilised on signing players for a different of the team.
Arsenal set to offload a number of players this summer
As we all know, boss Unai Emery has not exactly been handed a massive transfer kitty since his arrival in north London. One of the theories behind the club’s caution is the clubs massive wage bill. .......Read more here.....
March 12, 2019 by
According to a report by the Express, Arsenal are set to get tough with players who refuse to sign new deals with the club. Director Josh Kroenke, Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham and director of football Raul Sanllehi spoke to Gunners fans about the club’s future, as one of my colleagues earlier reported.
Kroenke reportedly stated that the club will change its stance on selling players who are near the end of their contracts. He stated that the club will no longer allow players to leave on free transfers and will do more to protect their assets. .......Read more here.....
March 02, 2019 by
As we all know, Arsenal face a potentially tough trip to Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime. The Gunners have the chance to move within a point of their north London rivals in the race for Champions League spots. The game could be a pivotal moment in the season for both teams. We all know about the Gunners poor away record and record their top six rivals. However, this game looks like one that could improve both.
Unai Emery needs to get his tactics right
Already some have questioned Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s tactics since his arrival in north London. However, if he masterminds a win at Spurs, then it would prove to his critics that he does have good tactical acumen. .......Read more here.....
February 02, 2019 by
On Sunday, Arsenal face a tough trip to the Etihad Stadium to face reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
Manchester City have the chance to cut the gap on league leaders Liverpool to just two points, with the Reds playing on Monday night at West Ham.
The Citizens head into this game on the back of a galling 2-1 defeat at Newcastle on Tuesday night. The defeat will have to go down as a missed opportunity for Pep Guardiola’s team. The loss also ended a run of eight straight wins for City in all competitions. .......Read more here.....
January 22, 2019 by
Many fans will often point to some of Arsene Wenger’s transfer dealings as a sign of how he slipped down the ranks in the mind of Arsenal fans around the world in the latter stages of his tenure. Of course, while many may not look back on some of his moves too fondly, at the time, they forget that he was praised in many instances. One such example was the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as the Frenchman ensured the club received something in exchange for the sale of Alexis Sanchez precisely twelve months ago. .......Read more here.....
January 17, 2019 by
According to the Daily Express, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Italian giants Juventus. The news will come as no surprise to anybody, as the move has been mooted for the past month or so.
Arsenal were reportedly attempting to sell the midfielder to the Bianconeri in the January transfer window to claw some money back for the midfielder. However, that was always an unlikely prospect.
Ramsey such a frustrating player
I have to admit I find Aaron Ramsey such a frustrating player to watch. The Wales international has undoubted talent and can be such an influential player. However, he has a tendency to be inconsistent. .......Read more here.....
December 24, 2018 by
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the next six weeks of action with a broken metatarsal in his right foot, Arsenal have confirmed.
The injury of the Armenian is probably the last thing the team needs at the moment. Having suffered a defeat which ended their 22-game unbeaten run at the hands of Southampton and gone out of the Carabao Cup to arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the Gunners won the following game – Burnley at the Emirates, and they will be looking to get another run of positive results going as soon as possible. .......Read more here.....
November 26, 2018 by
Arsenal came through the Bournemouth game with all three points last night, and it can’t be understated just how big of a win that is. The Cherries may have been on a downward slope for the last few weeks but they’re still dangerous, and they were still just one place back from the Gunners heading into the game. They needed to treat it like an encounter against Manchester City or Liverpool – and while they got lucky at points, they certainly didn’t come to the south coast to play around. .......Read more here.....
November 12, 2018 by
Arsenal had linked a string of 15 games without suffering defeat going into the Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, and thanks to a timely reaction from manager Unai Emery and a bit of luck, they’ve now made it 16.
Like several other so-called ‘lesser’ teams, Wolves have had a surprisingly good campaign so far. They sit in 12th place, well above the relegation zone, which is always a good achievement for a newly promoted club. Quite apart from that, they are the only team alongside Liverpool to have stopped title holders Manchester City from taking all three points from them in the first 12 rounds. It is by no means a disaster to struggle somewhat against the very good team put together by manager Nuno Espírito Santo. .......Read more here.....