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Wenger’s departure cost Arsenal over £17m 0

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s decision to part ways with Arsene Wenger and his support staff cost Arsenal a further £17.1 million, Martyn Ziegler, chief sports reporter for The Times, has reported.

Due to the team’s achievements stagnating at the level below expectations over the last couple of years of his reign, the club cut their contract with Wenger, set to last for another year, short last summer. With him went goalkeeping coach Jens Lehmann and Boro Primorac, a part of the coaching staff for over two decades. The club’s accounts reveal that they were all paid in full, to cover the periods remaining on their respective contracts. The largest part of the amount in question, £16.8 million, covered the wages. However, as the report claims, Arsenal’s spending on wages has increased by some 12% despite the said departures, and it now amounts to £223.3 million.

Hector Bellerin does not deserve personal criticism 0

Posted on September 08, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin did a really interesting interview with the Times recently, talking about many things including how badly the abuse he has received online and also during games has affected him.

In reality, on the pitch, Bellerin has experienced mixed fortunes for the side from north London. However, off the pitch, he comes across as an engaging character, willing to talk about many issues.

Abuse affecting him

Talking about the abuse he receives he stated “Some of it can get very abusive. Most of the abuse is online, but you hear it in the stadium, too,”

Inter in pole position to sign reported Arsenal target 0

Posted on July 14, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Times, Italian club Internazionale are in pole position to sign Bordeaux’s Brazilian starlet Malcom. Inter have reportedly offered an initial fee of around £8.8million to sign the youngster on loan before the deal becomes permanent next summer for a fee of £26.5million.

Malcom had reportedly previously been a transfer target for Arsenal. However, that was during Arsene Wenger’s reign as Gunners boss.

Malcom a talented youngster

Last summer and in January, there were persistent rumours that Arsenal were on the verge of signing the youngster. One of the biggest reasons for the reports was the potential of the youngster.

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