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
Whether or not Arsenal will be looking for a new manager at the end of this season is still unsure, and reading between the lines of what Arsene Wenger and other folk associated with the Gunners like Ian Wright and Alan Smith are saying, it could depend on what happens with Arsenal on the pitch between now and May.
If the Gunners are looking for a new manager to replace the Frenchman, though, one of the strongest candidates, or at least the subject of more recent Arsenal transfer rumours than the others, is the current coach of Juventus. Massimiliano Allegri did nothing to dissuade the rumour mongers recently when he suggested that he might be ready for pastures new after this season, so maybe Arsenal fans won’t have to go to an online casino to feel lucky. ...........Read more
The former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright commented earlier this week, suggesting that Arsene Wenger had indicated to him that he was maybe ready to call time on his long spell as the manager of Arsenal in the summer caused the question to be put to the Frenchman this weekend after the Gunners bounced back from double defeats with a win over Hull City. ...........Read more
Paul Merson may be a former Arsenal player, but he’s never too far away from criticising the club in the media. Merson’s criticism of Arsenal today comes in regards to the transfer market, with the pundit now urging Arsene Wenger to spend some money!
There are various players that we all think could improve our current side, but one that most will agree on, is the need to have a real world class striker. We have found new light in Alexis Sanchez up front, but a real top quality striker, one that can win you the league with 25-30 goals a season is what we truly need.
Merson has gone for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Greizmann to be Arsenal’s number one target, but is there really much hope of a move for the Frenchman? Merson said:
‘They pay top dollar those Arsenal fans. When you’re paying that kind of money you have to be watching world class footballers at the club. You can’t just have two – you should have five and six in my opinion.’ ...........Read more
I just had to check to see that I had not misheard the words of Arsene Wenger as gave the pre-match press conference ahead of the Arsenal away trip to face the Premier League’s second bottom placed club Swansea City. You can listen to the whole thing on the Arsenal website and he talks about many issues including the injury situation, but it was the comments about the possible striker transfer targets for Arsenal that made me scratch my head. ...........Read more