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The manager hunt continues 0

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal were defeated by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday evening by 3-1 with young Konstantinos Mavropanos was sent off in the 15th minute, and although the result means absolutely nothing point-wise, it would have been nice if it could have ended otherwise.

This was the game before last with Arsene Wenger in charge of the team, and the players will have a chance of sending the long-enduring manager off with a better result when they meet Huddersfield on Sunday. David Wagner’s men endured a strong test at Stamford Bridge in midweek. They got away with a single point that guarantees their Premier League survival, all but ending Chelsea’s hopes of a top-four finish. Arsenal can be backed at 8/13 to win Wenger’s last game in charge.

Enrique and Allegri the favourites for the Arsenal job 1

Posted on May 07, 2018 by David Nugent

Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and current Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri are the favourites to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, according to Sky Sports.

Wenger enjoyed a good send-off in his last home game of the season on Sunday, as the Gunners hammered Burnley. The clubs hierarchy has no doubt made moves behind the scenes to seek a quality replacement for Wenger.

Both winners at the top level

Enrique and Allegri are both proven winners at the top level of football. Barcelona won virtually every club trophy under Enrique, while Juventus have continued to dominate Serie A under Allegri. The Bianconeri also always do well in the Champions League.

Arsenal looking at cheaper manager options 0

Posted on May 02, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

As Arsenal’s search for a new manager continues, the Telegraph are now reporting that the club are interested in finding a cheaper, younger option with a more modern style of coaching.

The transfer budget, not counting sales income, for the new man in the post this summer would be £50 million as the ability to get the best out of the players already here and to promote youthful talent will be a key feature of whoever is appointed.

Manager search: Enrique the favourite, Rangnick on the shortlist, Vieira “ready” 0

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

The last thing that came out about the Gunners’ attempts to find a man that will fill the shoes of Arsene Wenger was that the club’s CEO Ivan Gazidis was set to recommend Mikel Arteta for the job. However, Sky Sports, who provided that piece of news, now claim according to their sources that there are growing concerns about the lack of managerial experience od the former Arsenal captain, and a belief exists the pressure of being in charge of the squad at such a big club would come too soon for him.

Is Luis Enrique the right boss for Arsenal? 0

Posted on April 23, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is now the front-runner to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss this summer. The Frenchman is set to leave after 22 years in north London and Enrique is available after a short rest from football.

It would certainly be an interesting appointment for the Gunners, who will be looking for a return to the top-four next season.

History of winning trophies with a big club

While Enrique coaches the likes of Roma and Celta Vigo in his early years as a boss, it is his three-year stint at Catalan giants Barcelona that is best remembered. The former Spanish international won nine trophies in just three years, including winning La Liga twice and the Champions League on occasion.

Arsene Wenger – the end of an era and a new beginning 0

Posted on April 22, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

As you will certainly know by now, Arsène Wenger has confirmed he will be stepping down as Arsenal manager after this season. Why has he come to this decision? Was it his decision? Is it good for Arsenal? What now? Let’s take a look.

The Legacy

It was on the fateful day of September 22, 1996, that Arsène Wenger was unveiled as the Arsenal manager, and the football landscape of England would never be the same. The Frenchman brought a full-scale revolution to England, employing a ball-on-ground approach so rarely seen on the island. He signed players, turned them into a proper team, made them grow and grew with them.

Luis Enrique 16/1 to be the next Arsenal boss 0

Posted on March 18, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is stalling on agreeing on a deal to become Chelsea boss because he would prefer a move to north London with Arsenal.

Speculation has continued over the future of Arsenal’s veteran boss Arsene Wenger. However, with the Gunners now in the last eight of the Europa League, it remains to be seen if the veteran Frenchman will leave the north London giants this summer.

Enrique an outsider for the job

According to the same report, Enrique has been discussed as a possible replacement for Wenger, if of course, the veteran boss does leave.

Arsenal set to make January move for Nolito 0

Posted on October 14, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal is set to make a move for Celta Vigo winger Nolito in the January transfer window. The Gunners have recently been linked with the winger and it seems the Gunners could now make a bid for the former-Benfica star.

The 28-year-old has been in superb form of late, scoring five in seven La Liga appearances. He has also been very consistent over the past few seasons. Last season he scored 13 league goals and also collected 13 assists.

Arsenal linked with a move for Barcelona youngster 0

Posted on July 22, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are interested in signing Barcelona’s young defensive midfielder Sergi Samper in a £8.5million deal.

The 20-year-old played for Barcelona B last season as they were relegated to the third tier of the Spanish game.

The youngster is highly-rated, but is unlikely to feature much in the first team in the near future as former La Masia graduate Sergio Busquets is currently occupying the position and is unlikely to be dropped in the near future. It also seems unlikely that his talent is allowed to be wasted in the Spanish third tier either.

Aaron Ramsey linked with Barcelona move 0

Posted on May 22, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is being linked with a £50million move to Spanish champions Barcelona, despite the Catalan giants being banned from signing players until January 2016.


However, reports emanating out of Spain and the Telegraph suggest that the Catalan club are set to arrange for the transfer with a pre-agreement deal with the Gunners.

It is unknown if Arsene Wenger’s club would be interested in any proposed deal though. A loan move back to Arsenal until January 2016 has even been suggested.

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