Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan says it is a pleasure to play alongside teammate MesutOzil. He believes that they can combine to devastating effect for their opponents. Both of them were instrumental to the 2-0 defeat of AC Milan in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the Europa League.
Following recent woes including back to back losses to Manchester City in the EFL Cup final and Premier League, there were renewed attacks on Coach Arsene Wenger and the team as a whole. The Gunners were even predicted to lose to a Milan side on the rise but the Premier League side humbled their hosts at the San Siro. Ozil recorded two assists to help an improved Arsenal side put a leg forward in the next stage. Continue reading Mkhitaryan Happy To Play With Ozil
Reports in England claim Mesut Ozil has decided to stay put at the Emirates Stadium. The German is expected to agree a £275,000 a week deal before the end of the season even as Manchester United and Barcelona remain interested. The 29-year old has been the subject of a long drawn contract issue but he is expected to agree fresh terms that will keep him at the club for many more years.
The player can sign pre-contract with foreign clubs from January or talk with other interested local sides but bookies bet 1/5 that he would stay put. The Catalan side can escape a hefty transfer fee if they agree terms with the player in January. They would only have to pay Ozil sign-on fees to get him.
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Manchester City are reportedly offering Raheem Sterling to Arsenal as a deal sweetener for Alexis Sanchez. The sensational cash plus player deal shows how desperate Pep Guardiola wants the Chilean before the summer window closes.
The Cityzens have started the new season slowly, struggling to win their last two games. Sterling provided a last gasp winner against The Cherries who were keen on sharing the spoils with their guests on Saturday. Two games ago, Everton almost ran away with all three points before Sterling scored late in the game that saw two reds cards shown to either side. Continue reading CITY WANT TO OFFER STERLING TO ARSENAL FOR SANCHEZ
Luciano Spalletti has had a respectable run at the coaching scene for the past 22 years.
There was a time he was one of the hottest coach in the world. His decision to move to Russia and take over Zenit St Petersburg undoubtedly dimmed his image in the eyes of club officials fighting tooth and nail to add a capable hand to the club.
Italian football since the decline of both Milan clubs appear to be taking up new shapes that portray that a new set of powerhouses are taking up the place of the once holy trinity the Milan clubs formed with Juventus. Roma and Napoli have been trying despite losing their best players to the bigger fishes of Europe and the one in Turin.
With Roma, Spalletti looked like he was on to something special alas he decided to pull the plug. Internazionale few days ago announced on their official social media account that the 58-year old was taking over the team and attempt doing what 10 coaches have failed to do in the past 7 years – return the Neazzurri to their former status. Continue reading SPALLETTI RISKS MORE IN JOINING INTER MILAN
Arsenal have qualified for the FA Cup final after they saw off a challenge from Manchester City in the semi-final on Sunday.
It was a battle of tactics as Arsene Wenger got the better of his counterpart Pep Guardiola in the keenly contested encounter – his eight FA Cup final in 21 years.
Wenger still has a long way to go to appease the Arsenal fans as there is still the risk of not making Champions League next term. However, an FA Cup victory would do something to lubricate the friction.
On a similar note, it is more woes for Guardiola who enjoyed successes at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. His move to the Etihad came with much fanfare but he has failed to live up to expectations in his debut season. He started with ten straight victories in all competitions but he has faltered, lying in third place in the league, aside losses in the Champions League, EFL Cup, and now the FA Cup.
This is the first time the Spaniard would end a term without a trophy in his managerial career. They were the favourites ahead of the Arsenal clash, particularly with their opponent having a poor run. Arsenal were in their fighting gloves as they battled City at Wembley. Continue reading ARSENAL MAKE FA CUP FINAL
For the longest of times, Arsenal have always made the top four in the Premier League – the club’s main source of consolation in the midst of a drought since 2004.
This season – of super managers and big money – poses a tougher challenge for the Emirates and there is a big chance that the Gunners
would miss out of a Champions League spot.
Arsenal lost to Liverpool 3-1 over the weekend, but the result was the least surprising. The strategy the team used going against a side that have been impressive against the top six was seriously flawed. Arsenal were straight flat and brittle during the duel.
There is a decent chance that Arsenal might miss two of their biggest stars in Chilean Alexis Sanchez and Germany international Mesut Ozil. Why Arsene Wenger would play Sanchez from the bench is very surprising. Ozil was reported to be down with flu so his was expected. Arsenal’s dream of coming back against German champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League is as good as dead so there was no reason to rest Sanchez, considering that there was no reported fitness issue. Continue reading COULD ARSENAL LOSE OUT IN THE TOP-FOUR RACE THIS YEAR?
Arsenal’s manager Wenger has voiced his displeasure at his player’s lackluster performance at Everton on Tuesday night.
He blames his team’s poor performance for the loss that sees them lose grip on the Premier League title.
The Gunners who scored first all thanks to an impressive effort from Alexis Sanchez had their celebrations cut short when Sheamus Coleman scored with an incredible header to bring the teams level at half time.
Arsene Wenger claimed his team were tactically prepared to see off Everton but was disappointed in the end when his team conceded two goals, giving Chelsea an advantage in the title race. The manager said:
“In football, you have to defend well, we knew exactly what was happening, and the first goal is exactly what we planned not to do.
“We have to look at ourselves tonight because we punished ourselves by not respecting completely the rules that we put out the night before we played.” Continue reading WENGER BLAMES PLAYER FOR EVERTON LOSS
Arsene Wenger is in the final year of his managerial contract with Arsenal and questions have been emerging in relation to the future of the French coach if he will be offered yet another contract extension or if he will be finally making his way out of the Emirates Stadium where he has stayed in for over 20 years.
The 67 year old manager is a coach that has been able to keep Arsenal in the top 5 spots of the Premier League for the past years which is a very impressive thing to accomplish in every single season. Continue reading Kroenke wants to keep hold of Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger has finally opened the doors towards a potential exit from the gunners after admitting that he is flattered to be linked with the England job.
Wenger has been at Arsenal for more than two decades, but there has been growing discontent from fans due to the lack of top honours. Two FA Cup trophies are the only successes that the team has achieved in the last decade. Even though the team has had a good start to the 2015-16 league campaign, Wenger is out of contract at the end of the campaign and there continues to be rumours about his future.
The sudden availability of the England job – following the departure of Sam Allardyce after just one game – has led to rumours that Wenger could be the next England boss. Incredibly, the Frenchman did not put an end to those rumours and stated that he would be willing to consider any options that come around. Wenger only confirmed that he would be staying at Arsenal till the end of the campaign. Arsenal managed to secure a 2-0 win over FC Basel in the second group match of the Champions League. They are now favourites to secure a place in the knockout stages in the next couple of matches.
Continue reading Arsene Wenger May Be Open to England Job, According to Rumours
Arsenal are reported to be keen on landing an experienced striker in Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, so they are believed would increase their bid for the forward after previous efforts didn’t succeed.
Arsene Wenger wants the strike force strengthened in light of injury to Danny Welbeck and the underperformance of Olivier Giroud in the past campaign.
Sky Sports report that Arsenal’s bid of £30 million was rejected by the French giant. The French Ligue 1 side is hoping the Gunners would do better for a striker that they badly need. Arsenal lost the signature of Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus. The former Napoli star forward made a record transfer signing in the move to the Italian champions, leaving Arsenal empty for the second time.
Arsenal are at a loss as they expected the bid to have been accepted, the president of Lyon Jean-Michel Aulas claims he doesn’t expect them to return with an improved bid for the player. The 25-year old Lacazatte has attracted a lot of interests, with West Ham even interested at some point before they backed down. Lacazette scored 48 goals in the league for the past two seasons, and also got an improved offer last year August that will tie him to the club for another four years. The president doesn’t want his star striker to leave when his opponents – Paris St. Germain and co – are improving their squads. The club has placed his release clause at £4 million, making it difficult for Arsenal to sign this summer.
Continue reading ARSENAL TO BID HIGHER FOR ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE