Today Arsenal will step back into the lion’s den in the form of an FA Cup tie against Championship high-flyers Leeds United – a team they will almost certainly be meeting again twice in the Premier League this season. Alas, while many people will choose to focus on what they can do to try and succeed and progress into the fourth round, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at a meeting between the two clubs from around seven years ago. In fact, it was almost seven years to the day in the same competition and at the same venue.
As reported by Wales Online, Thierry Henry is being considered as a viable contender to become the next Swansea City manager. The Welsh club are in desperate need of some inspiration in one way or another, as they attempt to navigate their way out of the Championship and back up into the Premier League. Since returning to the second tier they haven’t exactly inspired the masses, with many believing that they’re much more likely to slip back down into the third tier of the English game.
According to the Daily Star, La Liga outfit Real Betis have targeted Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as their new head coach. Reportedly, the Andalusian’s had offered the job to Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez. However, the former Real Madrid boss rejected the offer, as talks continue between the Spaniard and the north east club.
Benitez is in in-demand after steadying the Newcastle ship on a limited budget. It seems that Betis are now looking at Henry as a successor to Quique Seiten, who rather bizarrely lost his job at the end of the season.
The modern era of football can be a bit tricky to get through sometimes, mainly because there are so many elements of it that most of us just don’t like. So then, if it ever comes to the point where there’s a choice between watching a game from last week or a game from over a decade ago, we’re going to choose the latter every single time. Is that us just taking things too far in the battle between new vs old? Maybe, but we’re mainly just doing this because Arsenal used to be pretty good at football.
Today is the 41st birthday of the one and only Thierry Henry, and essentially, this is just going to be a big fanboy ‘thank you’ to the Frenchman who completely changed the trajectory of Arsenal Football Club throughout his tenure. Henry, who arrived as a hopeful youngster, was able to transform himself into one of the Premier League’s greatest ever strikers within a matter of months.
Recently a colleague of mine wrote about Jeremie Aliadiere’s questionable status as an Arsenal legend after the French forward appeared for Arsenal legends. As we all know, Aliadiere is only a legend in his own lunchtime.
However, Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette has called midfielder Aaron Ramsey a legend in an interview talking about the Welshman’s future in north London.
Lacazette told Sky Sports News: “Aaron has been there for about 10 years, he is like a legend at the club.
“We have to be respectful for everything he has done and of course with his quality, he can help the team to be better. He brings stability, quality and leadership.
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.
For those of you who don’t know who Richard Keys is, he’s the fella who was involved in the sexism scandal with Andy Gray a few years back – and since then, he’s proven himself to be about as uninspiring and out of the loop as you could ever hope to be. Alas, his recent comments on Twitter have caused quite a commotion as he took it upon himself to criticise Arsenal legend Thierry Henry for not being present at Arsene Wenger’s final home game in charge of the club.
As reported by Evening Standard, it turns out that former professional footballer and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry had some interesting viewpoints in regards to the club’s poor defending against Newcastle United at the weekend. The Gunners lost the game 2-1, which ended a run of seven matches unbeaten in all competitions. You see, that’s the part that the 40-year-old pundit seemed to forget.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is the longest serving manager in the Premier League.
With a reign nearly two decades long it appears that the Frenchman is finally closing in on the end of his time with the Gunners.
Having failed to guide his team into the Champions League places last season Arsene Wenger survived the pressure only to sign a new two-year contract with the London-based club but he is once again feeling the heat.
Arsenal’s poor display in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City appears to have been the biggest blow this season and with another showdown against the Citizens in place for tonight, all eyes are back on Wenger again.