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Patrick Vieira becomes Nice head coach 0

Posted on June 11, 2018 by David Nugent

Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has become the head coach of Ligue One side Nice. The former Gunners star had previously spent two and a half years as head coach of MLS franchise New York City FC. Vieira’s contract in the Big Apple was due to expire in November, so he has made the move back to Europe.

Received a phone call from Arsenal

Vieira reportedly received a phone call from Arsenal to tell him that he was not set to replace outgoing Gunners Arsene Wenger this summer, with Unai Emery replacing the veteran French boss instead. The Frenchman is believed to have been disappointed at the so-called ‘token gesture’.

Arsenal interested in Henry as manager 1

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Harry Kettle

We weren’t planning on putting together another piece today, but we felt as if it was required given the scale of what we’re about to talk about. As reported by The Express, former Arsenal forward and club legend Thierry Henry has emerged as a shock contender to potentially become the new manager at the Emirates. This comes after a great deal of speculation that Mikel Arteta could be in line to replace Arsene Wenger, as this seemingly never-ending saga continues.

Arsenal’s managerial hunt certainly interesting 0

Posted on May 13, 2018 by David Nugent

With veteran boss Arsene Wenger managing the team for the last time later today at Huddersfield, there is a sense of a major chapter ending and a potentially new exciting beginning.

Nobody yet knows who the new Gunners will be this summer. However, that makes for some interesting times ahead for Arsenal fans.

Managerial rookies with Arsenal backgrounds

Two of the names doing the rounds in relation to Arsenal are Manchester City assistant boss Mikel Arteta and New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira. Both players captained the team at various stages of their careers.

Pires’ misguided Vieira statement 0

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

A lot of people have been throwing around some ideas regarding who should take over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal’s next manager. A handful of suggestions have been plausible, whereas some others have been a little bit ridiculous – and as reported by Sky Sports, Arsenal legend Robert Pires has a suggestion that we believe falls into the latter category.

“We talk about Allegri, Ancelotti, Luis Enrique… My two friends Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta too. I don’t know who the next manager is for Arsenal but they need to find the right philosophy.

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.

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.

Gary Neville claims Arsenal know who their next manager will be while Vieira refuses to comment 0

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

After Arsene Wenger announced his departure after 22 years at the club, the most intriguing question is, naturally, who his replacement will be. There have been plenty of speculations from reliable journalists and those less reliable alike, but the truth is – nobody knows. Nobody outside the club, that is.

As for those on the inside, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes they do. The Sky Sports pundit is adamant that the Arsenal board and the likes of Ivan Gazidis know exactly who will take the reins that steer the Arsenal team from Wenger.

Arsene Wenger to step down at the end of the season 0

Posted on April 20, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the BBC, veteran Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will step down as the north London clubs boss at the end of the season after more than two decades in charge.

Wenger is quoted by the BBC as saying: “I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years,” said Wenger. “I managed the club with full commitment and integrity.

“To all the Arsenal lovers, take care of the values of the club.”

Man City, Spurs showing interest in Mikel Arteta 0

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League rivals Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are looking to prize Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta away from the Emirates at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mirror.

Before you start wondering why on earth would the title contenders want the 34-year-old in their midfield department, we should note that the two clubs want the Spaniard to take up a coaching role.

Namely, the veteran midfielder could decide to retire from football at the end of the current campaign, with his contract at Arsenal set to expire and the injury problems still very much present.

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