DUBLIN: ARSENAL BOARD SHOULD FORCE WENGER TO SIGN PLAYERS

There are reports in England that Arsenal long-time manager Arsene Wenger has a contract drawn up by the club already to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium farther.


The French manager has refused to confirm if he would exit Arsenal at the end of the season though he has mentioned that retirement was out of the option.

There is a lot of grievance towards the manager over his perceived stance on the transfer market. Funny enough analyses reveal that Wenger’s expenses on talents in the last two transfer windows are slightly higher than that of their competitors.

Sol Campbell says he believes Wenger will renew his deal with the club at the end of the year while Dion Dublin opines that Wenger should be forced to spend money on players this summer.

“I would say keep hold of Mr Wenger, give him some money to spend. Yes, he’s had it. I know, but give him some money to spend, force him to spend it, make him bring young players in and Arsenal can challenge,” Dublin advised. Continue reading “DUBLIN: ARSENAL BOARD SHOULD FORCE WENGER TO SIGN PLAYERS”

WALCOTT: OZIL’S GOAL WAS TENSION BREAKER

Theo Walcott celebrated his goal in the 3-0 demolition of West Ham United as the victory kept them in the race for a top four finish. When the Three Lions forward levelled proceedings in the game against Manchester City on Sunday, he could not afford to celebrate as he knew what was at stake.

On Wednesday it was a different scenario as a confident Gunners squad ran riot over Slaven Bilic’s men. Walcott did not hide or repress his emotions when he grabbed his 19th goal of the season at the Emirates Stadium. His teammates went all out to congratulate him unlike his City goal.

After the match, Walcott credited Mesut Ozil with breaking the tension with his opening goal, which might prove crucial to their run-in – with the games getting more and more intense, and tickets sold out on arsenal.com, you need to click here to see what tickets are available on 1st4footballtickets.com. Fan support might be similarly crucial to Arsenal’s performances.

“We had to get the first goal and when we got the first goal, the nerves went away and then we just relaxed and played our football,” the winger said. He admitted that recent weeks have been “challenging” but added that he hopes the team would be more confident in the next games in a busy month. Continue reading “WALCOTT: OZIL’S GOAL WAS TENSION BREAKER”

WENGER NOT INTERESTED IN JOE HART

Arsenal are not going to sign Joe Hart as rumour peddlers claim after head coach Arsene Wenger ruled out the possibility.


Manchester City sent the English player out on loan to Torino after current manager Pep Guardiola bought a new shot stopper in Claudio Bravo from Barcelona.

Hart started the loan move on a shaky note but seems to have settled at the club. With his impressive run of recent he is expected to return to England this summer. The Premier League outfit was linked with a move for the player but Wenger quickly ruled it out.

“No I have three world class goalkeepers and I’m very happy with the three I have,” Wenger responded when asked about Hart. Continue reading “WENGER NOT INTERESTED IN JOE HART”

Arsene Wenger Receives Misconduct Charge from FA for Pushing Fourth Official

Arsene Wenger has earned yet another FA misconduct charge after appearing to push the fourth official in the recent 2-1 win over Burnley.


Arsenal manager was involved in a war of words with the fourth official after being sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss. Wenger was reacting to the referee giving Burnley a penalty in injury time of the game. Burnley went on to score the penalty which put them level 1-1, but they were unable to hold on for much longer as Arsenal themselves were awarded the penalty with seconds remaining in the game. Alexis Sanchez converted from the spot in order to keep Arsenal in the hunt for the Premier League title.

Wenger felt aggrieved that a number of decisions went against Arsenal in the 90 minutes. Admittedly, there were a few decisions that could have resulted in an Arsenal penalty, but Moss turned them down. It is highly likely that the Frenchman will receive a four match ban for his altercation with the referee. Continue reading “Arsene Wenger Receives Misconduct Charge from FA for Pushing Fourth Official”

PARLOUR: MAN UNITED A REAL TEST FOR ARSENAL

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has said that the game against Manchester United would be a real test for the club if they are serious about winning the Premier League this season.


Parlour himself played against the Red Devils during his time at Arsenal. He was in action for Arsenal when they thrashed Manchester United in 2002 to do the Premier League and FA Cup double without stars like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, and Robert Pires. He has also witnessed humiliating defeats from the Sir Alex Ferguson-led side.

Since 2004 Arsene Wenger has not touched the Premier League title and he faces a tough one when the team visits Old Trafford this weekend. Parlour spoke to Sky Sports on the strength of the Arsenal team, his top summer signing and on Per Mertesacker’s return to the team.

“I look at Arsenal now and think they’re a lot stronger. People were always waiting for that big centre forward, but the key signings for me were Mustafi and Xhaka. Those two down the spine have been very strong, especially Mustafi who’s come in next to Koscielny at the back. No disrespect to Per Mertesacker, who’s getting that little bit older, but sometimes Arsenal have to sit off with him in the team.

“With Mustafi, you can push up that little bit higher and condense the space in midfield. It’s worked so far, but it’s such a competitive league and this will be a big test. If they’re going to win the title, they have to go to places like Old Trafford and try to get a result,” Parlour said.

Parlour recalled the huge loss to United a year before their 2002 double. Martin Keown and a few Arsenal stars taunted Ruud Van Nistelrooy and the FA fined them. Parlour had to part with £10,000.

He said: “We were out of order, really. There’s loads of things you do in football you regret, but we all got fined by the FA.

“I remember the letters coming in a couple of weeks later and we said to Martin Keown ‘open yours up first, because you started it’. He got fined £20,000, I got done £10,000, Lauren £5,000 and Ashley Cole £5,000 – bit of a nightmare, really.”

WHY SERGE GNABRY LEFT ARSENAL

Serge Gnabry who joined Arsenal in the year 2013 and went on loan to West Bromwich Albion finally ended his contract.


Werder Bremen who were on the chase with bigger clubs, made it known that they had no fear of losing the youngster Serge Gnabry to another team following his impressive start to life at the Weserstadion.

The 21-year old impressed Germany and the fans at the Rio Olympics and decided to leave Arsenal in favor of a return to his homeland ahead of the 2016-17 campaign after he could not make it into the regular first-team football at the Emirates Stadium.

The youngster has in no time become a main target at Werder Bremen and his good awesome performances have seemingly not gone unnoticed with a lot of reports suggesting that the German giants, Bayern Munich have first option to sign the winger.

However, Werder Bremen director Frank Baumann assuredly insisted that Gnabry would not go anywhere else any time soon as he will not want to be benched with his shining form.
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Wright fearful for new season

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright said that Arsenal would be in trouble this season if they do not spend big money before the transfer window closes.


He stated that there is no way this team will win the league and that manager Arsene Wenger will have to invest massively in new players. Ian Wright was speaking just after the defeat against Liverpool on the opening day of the season.

He believes that the younger Arsenal players lack experience and that they will not be able to move the club forward at the moment. Ian Wright said that he cannot understand Arsene Wenger’s decision not to sign players. For the former England international, Arsenal needs at least a player in attack and another one in defence. He believes that the club can win the title this season if the right personnel is recruited before the end of the transfer window.

Arsene Wenger has stated that the club is still active in the transfer market and that the right player will be recruited if a deal can be agreed. At the moment there are no serious offers on the table, and it is believed that Arsenal will be facing Leicester in the weekend with no new players.
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Arsenal ends interest in Lacazette

Arsenal who are still in the market for a new striker has reportedly ended their interest in Alexandre Lacazette.


They believe that Alexandre Lacazette is not worth the £42m being asked by Lyon and that they will prefer to pursue other options.

After failing to land Jamie Vardy, it is believed that Arsene Wenger had turned his sight towards the Lyon striker. Unfortunately for him, Lyon is not keen to allow their star player to leave on the cheap. They are prepared to sell the player but if the right offer comes in but at the moment Arsenal is not prepared to pay big money for him. Indeed, this will put Lacazette on par with players such as Mesut Ozil and he clearly is not in the same league at the moment.

Alexandre Lacazette has had an impressive season in France where he scored 23 goals in 43 appearances. His good performance in Ligue 1 has attracted the interest of many European clubs and it is believed that West Ham have also made offers for the players. However, it is believed that Alexandre Lacazette is not keen on joining West Ham and would prefer a much bigger club. Continue reading “Arsenal ends interest in Lacazette”

ARSENAL SET TO EDGE LIVERPOOL IN RACE FOR MARIO GOTZE

English teams Arsenal and Liverpool are in a race to sign Bayern Munich’s talented player Mario Gotze.


The German has been getting fewer first team action with incoming coach Carlo Ancelotti not keen in changing that anytime soon. This has left EPL teams scrambling to add the player to their line up.

The player was believed would join up with his former manager at Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp who is now at Liverpool but the German shut down such rumours when he said he would not be going. The Reds are still adamant and want him to join them but Arsenal are reported to also be keen on landing the player this summer.

Arsenal are in a bid to revamp the team after another failed quest at winning the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League, despite many attempts. The Sun reveals that Arsene Wenger is an admirer of the player and would be willing to shell out as much as £27million to land the German this summer, so he can contribute to their next attempt. Arsenal is willing to shell out possibly more to land the player, especially after missing out on signing Edinson Cavani as French champions Paris Saint-Germain have offered him a new bumper contract to keep him at the club. Continue reading “ARSENAL SET TO EDGE LIVERPOOL IN RACE FOR MARIO GOTZE”

For the first time, this season Arsenal have a fully fit squad

Arsenal, who have lost all chances of winning the Premier League title, this season currently have a fully fit squad.

Indeed, Santi Cazorla and Oxlade-Chamberlain have all rejoined the squad for full training.


Multiple injuries have disrupted Arsenal season, and this has undermined their chances of winning the title this season. In a season where the big teams such as Manchester City and Chelsea have failed to perform at their best level, this was the best opportunity for Arsenal to win the title since 2004.

This lack of results has prompted fans to ask Arsene Wenger to leave the club. Banners have regularly been displayed during Arsenal games as they feel that a change in management will be needed if they want to compete again at the top. For them fourth place is not enough and they want Arsenal to compete for the title.

Jack Wilshere already made his return to the first team on Sunday in the match against Sunderland. Arsenal failed to score a goal in this game, and the match ended 0-0. This result has ended all hopes for the title, and they now have to focus on securing their Champions League place. Continue reading “For the first time, this season Arsenal have a fully fit squad”