After a report from the Evening Standard claimed that Arsenal had tabled a mammoth £300,000 a week offer to try and persuade star man Alexis Sanchez to stay at the Emirates, the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has spoken out about the situation and given his opinion not just on the contract saga revolving around the Chilean but also about the practice of big-name players being paid astronomical wages.
As quoted by Sky Sports, the Arsenal boss said: “You have many different opinions there. Some people tell me ‘just give him what he wants’, but then you cannot respect anymore any wages structure and you put the club in trouble as well. ...........Read more
According to numerous reports in the English media, Arsenal have reached an agreement with the Schalke 04 left-back Sead Kolasinac to move to the Emirates for next season. While the North London side are yet to officially confirm the signing, it is more or less an open secret with various sources like the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Metro and the reliable Sky Sports all reporting that the deal has been done. ...........Read more
Leicester football club did something that surprised the world last season! Against all odds, they won the English premier league; a league that had Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Man City, was won by a club that battled to remain in the league, the previous season. What a fairy tale it was. The world was truly shocked! ...........Read more
The best thing from an Arsenal fan’s point of view that could happen with the ongoing Alexis Sanchez situation would be for the Chile international star to stay at his current club, especially if it was because Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board proved to the ambitious striker that they were serious about trying to win a major trophy like the Premier League title or the Champions League.
Even if it meant that Alexis agreed to see out the remaining year of his current contract while waiting to see if Wenger could lead the Gunners back to glory it would be better than seeing our star player sign for another club, but in reality it is looking ever more likely that this will happen in the summer. ...........Read more
Reports emerged during this week that Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is the latest player that has decided to leave the club in the summer, following a few other first team stars out the exit doors.
Of course Alexis Sanchez is already seemingly preparing for the exit, whilst the likes of Mesut Ozil and Hector Bellerin may also consider moves if there isn’t change at the club. Reports of plays coming to blows, the uncertainty of Arsene Wenger’s future and the recent very bad run of results, has all accumulated to mean that several members of the squad are now thinking of moving on to pastures new. When the going gets tough, it’s good to power through, but if the players know that they can be competitive elsewhere, without such a hostile atmosphere and lots of uncertainty, then you really can’t blame them. ...........Read more
This latest bit of news on the subject of whether Arsenal will still have Arsene Wenger as our manager next season strikes me a little bit like an attempt to placate and pacify the Arsenal fans who want the Frenchman to leave, but it does at least open up the possibility that any protests will not fall on deaf ears.
Not completely anyway, although the man himself was reported by Sky Sports admitting that the wishes of the Arsenal fans would not be the biggest factor in his decision on whether to end his long career in north London or not. ...........Read more
The last time that there was supposed to be a big protest from the Arsenal fans over the same old disappointments under Arsene Wenger and the current owners was towards the end of last season, but instead of the expected outpouring of anger that home game against Norwich City saw the crowd at the Emirates chanting the name of the Frenchman, so it will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow. ...........Read more
I am not having a go at Marco Reus here, not much anyway, but I will be properly peed off if it is the Borussia Dortmund and Germany star that Arsenal sign this summer as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, as various Arsenal transfer rumours like the one in the Daily Mail this week have suggested might happen.
If Arsenal go for the transfer of Reus just to boost the squad and attacking options then I would be more than pleased, but if our Chilean striker is going to leave at the end of this season it is a top class centre forward that the Gunners will need to sign, and Reus is not that. ...........Read more
This latest Arsenal transfer rumour has not been confirmed officially by anyone working at Arsenal Football Club, or for that matter anyone directly employed by the Italy Serie A champions Juventus, but the rumour going around is that the Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri has already decided to leave the Turin club at the end of the current season in order to take over from Arsene Wenger. ...........Read more
Arsenal’s embarrassing rout in Germany on Wednesday sparked a frenzy of betting on Arsene Wenger to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post. A quick check on any sports bookie will tell you that his price has gone down from 66/1 just a couple of weeks ago, to a new low of just 8/1, so it was pretty obvious that Le Prof would have to answer questions about this from the media in yesterday’s pre-game conference. ...........Read more