Arsenal manager Unai Emery gave fans an
insight into the club’s transfer plans, when he spoke to the media ahead of Cardiff
city’s visit to the emirates stadium. He talked about their intentions ahead of
the close of the transfer window on Thursday.
They have been linked to Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic, Real madrid’s
playmaker James Rodriguez who is on loan at Bayern Munich, Yanick Carrasco,
Dennis Suarez among others in recent times. However, they have been unable to
sign any of their targets. This comes after Emery stated earlier in the month,
that arsenal would not be signing any player on a permanent basis this transfer
However, he said in his press conference that the club is working on different players, that there are possibilities they will sign two players, and that they might end up not signing any. Arsenal are currently in a injury crisis, as they have only one fit central defender and they may look to cover up for this before the end of the transfer window on Thursday. This injury setbacks are coming at the back of a win against top four, and city rivals Chelsea at the emirates. They will look to do the same when they face relegation threatened Cardiff city, to increase their chances of finishing in the top four, as the currently lie in fifth place three points below Chelsea.
Reports has it that Emery’s summer budget will depend on whether the club can qualify for the Champions League, and significantly reduce their wage bill, but Emery insisted he is happy with his squad. He said he could ask for more players because it is the easiest thing for him to do, but he prefers working with the players he has at is disposal and improving them. He insists he is happy with hisplayers, and they could achieve big performances in the premier league and Europa league.
Ainsley Maitland who is
the midfielder of Arsenal made his professional debut for Arsenal at the age of
17 in 2014 and since then has succeeded in proving his worth in the team. He
recently confessed that he was racially abused and his comments came in the
backdrop of the incidence of racial abuse whose victim was Raheem Sterling of
Manchester City and he was abused on Saturday at the Stamford Bridge.
The midfielder, Ainsley
said he was abused at the age of 12 when he was playing for his team in an away
game on the soil of Germany but this incident took place “no action was taken”.
While commenting on the incidence which happened with Raheem he said that “I
believe that this is disgusting, and I really acknowledge Raheem’s effort for
coming up and standing up for other players and himself and speaking about this
He praised Raheem and told that “Raheem is a very brave lad for doing this and I hope that more people should hear his concerns and show some sympathy towards him because this is not the first occasion that a thing like this has happened and we don’t want it to continue. This should be the last such incidence.”
While speaking about his personal experience, the player of England under-21 said my incident was quite similar to this one and I was abused when I went to pick up the ball. I also did nothing like him and just moved on to play the game and I think the perpetrators were doing such things because we were having a good game. And they wanted me to feel uncomfortable so that I can lose my concentration.
The Premier League and FIFA are likely to examine if the club Manchester City is involved in breaching ban on player of third-party ownership. The club is facing the accusation of making the deal to take off the best football talent of Africa from the club Danish feeder. According to the information, the club in its recent deal of series Football Leaks, Tom Vernon, FC Nordsjaelland the British president have made an contract to move the players of West Africa from the club Scandinavian in Ghana, Right to Dream Academy.
In the past as well, the involvement of third party came into limelight and it resulted in huge fines imposed on teams. Though, the Premier League and FIFA have refused to say anything about the matter saying that they will confirm things only after the thorough investigation, about the examination of City on the accusation, Premier League said “The League is committed to maintain strong rules with regards to the recruitment of Academy player as well as the ownership of third-party, the rules of the Premier League are additional to FIFA and FA rules. If the authorities receive any solid proof that will show that our rules have been violated, all the governing bodies will take necessary action against the team. The governing bodies have done in the past as well, and will this time too.”
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery wants more from his players. He said that the team is gradually improving but he wants them to score more goals. He said that in the first half against Everton they were lucky to stay in the game thanks to some magnificent saves from Peter Cech and that they will have to learn how to control the game better.
He said that things were better in the second half where they managed to score two goals in quick succession in order to kill the game.
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The midfielder Ramsey has recovered from calf problem, he got into some time back and now ready to play. He could be set to give Unai Emery a boost for his first match in charge of the Gunners Aaron Ramsey has received a warm welcome from Arsenal and he will be back to training before the season-opening of Sunday visit from the Premier League champions Manchester City.
The midfielder has been facing a calf problem since long and he sustained it in the warm-up before International Champions Cup clash last week with Chelsea. He is now 27-year-old, and was in good form before the injury. Presently he is in the final year of his deal with Emirates Stadium. After recovering from the problem and taking part in the matches he could now play some part in boosting the spirit of the first competitive match of Unai Emery the in charge of the Gunners.
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Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit believes Unai Emery may not improve the Gunners next season, considering the budget set aside by the club’s hierarchy. The Spaniard was appointed as the club’s new head coach last week and reports have since emerged that he could be offered a transfer kitty of just £60m to reinforce the squad.
As such, Petit is disappointed with the Gunners’ hierarchy and he made his frustrations clear in a recent interview with Paddy Power, he said: “When I hear about the amount of money Emery has to spend, I can’t believe it. Where are you going with £60m? You’re going nowhere. ‘With that amount of money, you can put the best manager in the world on the sideline and the team won’t change much.
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France international Alexandre Lacazette has revealed that he had a discussion with Arsenal great Thierry Henry shortly after signing for the north London club last summer. The 26-year-old came from Lyon with a prolific scoring record, but he has not managed to produce a similar showing with the Gunners.
In a report covered by Arsenal’s official website, Lacazette admitted that he had a chat with Henry following his Gunners move, and he is pleased that his compatriot believed in his abilities, he said: “Yeah, I talked with Thierry when I arrived and I talk with him regularly. He told me England is not as easy as it is in France, he said it is different. But he trusted and believed in me, and if Thierry can believe like the coach believes in me, that is good.” Continue reading Alexandre Lacazette Speaks About His Interaction With Thierry Henry
Arsenal favourite Ian Wright has said that the departure of Alexis Sanchez from the Emirates influence the Gunners’ hierarchy to commit Mesut Ozil to a new long-term deal. The Gunners faced the prospect of losing both Sanchez and Ozil on free transfers in the summer, but they managed to avoid the situation by swapping the former for Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United, whilst Ozil was handed a fresh three-and-a-half year contract on record wages.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Wright admitted that he was surprised by Ozil’s extension, but believes the Gunners had little choice as they could not offload to lose both Sanchez and Ozil, he said: “At the end of the day I was very surprised that he signed. On a free, I think he would be worth it in a team like that (Man City).The fact is there wasn’t enough takers, maybe he realised that after the fact that Sanchez has gone.So then, what happens is Arsenal couldn’t afford to lose both of them.So he finds himself in a position where he signs this massive contract.”
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has seemingly ruled out the sale of Theo Walcott when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. The England international has been sparingly used during the current campaign, but Wenger attributed the attacker’s recent absence to a sickness bug.
Speaking to reporters, he said: “He works hard to come back – he had a sickness a few weeks ago – and after I didn’t change the squad. In training he looks sharp and he will show that.” Meanwhile, when stressed whether the 28-year-old would remain at the Emirates beyond January, he simply replied: “yes”.
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Former Arsenal legend Lee Dixon has criticised his old club and their defensive game plan. He believes there is a lack of a clear strategy when out of possession of the ball and these issues are ‘unfixable’ under boss Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners lost 3-1 to high-flying Manchester City and even though they had some decent spells and a couple of debatable calls go against them, it was obvious City were the better side and deserved the win.
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