February 11, 2020 by
As things stand at the moment according to reports both in Italy and England, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to return to North London following his season-long loan spell with AS Roma.
When the two clubs arranged the temporary switch last summer, they agreed on an option to buy, enabling the Serie A side to make the deal permanent for £20 million. However, Roma deem the price far too high given the Armenian’s age and injury record – he just turned 31 last month, and he has already missed 16 games in all competitions this season. He has racked up just seven starts as a consequence, and though he started the Italian adventure better than many will have expected, scoring on his league debut against Sassuolo, he hasn’t been able to keep it going first due to an abductor tear, later to be ‘complemented’ by a thigh problem. .......Read more here.....
September 08, 2019 by
Armenia beat Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday by 4-2. The indisputable star of the game was Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, currently on loan at AS Roma.
Mkhitaryan opened the scoring after less than three minutes, and after former Manchester City striker, now Mkhitaryan’s Roma teammate Edin Dzeko, equalized ten minutes later, he restored the lead for Armenia in the 66th. Assisted by Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac, Amer Gojak set the score level for the second time in the 70th, and then Mkhitaryan added an assist to his brace as he set Hovhannes Hambardzumyan for Armenia’s third with 13 minutes to go. An own-goal from Sjepan Loncar in the final minute of the game set the final score. .......Read more here.....
September 04, 2019 by
Two days ago it was announced that Henrikh Mkhitaryan was leaving Arsenal in order to join Roma on a season-long loan following the completion of standard check-ups and paperwork. Nobody was very much surprised, as Emery was candid about the possibility of parting with several members of the team. In fact, Mkhitaryan’s move to the Serie A club is one in many this past transfer window and follows the most recent departures of Mohamed Elneny to Besiktas and Nacho Monreal to Real Sociedad. .......Read more here.....
June 07, 2019 by
When Lacazette is playing at the top of his game, he’s one of the best strikers in the Premier League and it really is that simple. The Frenchman gives 110% every time he’s out there, and hopefully, he’s still got enough confidence to take him through a full season in the Premier League.
There have been too many near misses and too many mistakes to warrant keeping him at the club. Mesut Ozil has been a controversial figure in the last few years, and getting rid of him now would be a massive statement – but in a good way. Arsenal need the best of the best within their ranks, and this man doesn’t fit into that category in 2019. .......Read more here.....
May 28, 2019 by
On Wednesday night, Arsenal face London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku.
Chelsea have been designated as the home side for the London derby clash. The Blues have enjoyed a successful campaign, finishing in the Champions League spots in the Premier League, while making it to the final of this competition.
Despite the good campaign, the final could be Blues’ boss Maurizio Sarri’s final game in charge, as speculation mounts that he could be Juventus’ next boss. .......Read more here.....
May 21, 2019 by
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not travel to Baku where the Gunners are set to face Chelsea in the Europa League final, the club have confirmed.
With political tensions between his country and Azerbaijan rising, there have been heavy concerns over the safety of the Armenian on the potential trip. He has already missed the away game against Qarabag in the group stage of the competition because of the problem, and he will now miss the final as well. .......Read more here.....
May 14, 2019 by
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are set to offer young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi a new contract worth around £75,000 per week, which would double his salary in north London.
The youngster has made a promising start to his Gunners career after a move to the Gunners from homeland club Lorient for a fee of around £7million plus bonuses.
This is a strange move
I have to say I don’t understand why the Gunners are handing him a new contract so soon after joining. The youngster still has three years on his current contract to run, so why double his wages? .......Read more here.....
May 09, 2019 by
According to the Daily Express, Arsenal boss Unai Emery will attempt to sell attacking midfielders Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer. Both have previously been linked with exits.
However, as they are two of the highest earners at the club and funds are tight as Emery attempts to rebuild a fragile Gunners squad.
Both enjoyed mixed fortunes at Arsenal
It would be hard to say that either Ozil or Mkhitaryan have been roaring success in north London. Ozil is such a mercurial character, obviously talented. However, the biggest frustration with the playmaker is that we have seen what he can do when on form. .......Read more here.....
May 07, 2019 by
With Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck leaving Arsenal next month, there may be more players walking towards the exit door after them. The stance that the squad isn’t of sufficient quality to compete for the top of the Premier League and that an overhaul is badly needed can hardly be argued against at this point, especially given that the Gunners failed to beat Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates on Sunday and have practically lost all hope of finishing within the top four. .......Read more here.....
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.....