If there is one thing that no team wants it is for your opponents to be given a healthy dose of motivation days before a cup final and that is exactly what has happened to poor Chelsea.
Arsenal keep maintaining how unfair it is that Mkhitaryan will not be travelling to the Europa League Final, while UEFA insist his safety has been assured. Clearly the player and his family don’t believe in such assurances. While his club and the governing bodies’ PR department say the right things, as one of Armenians most profile sports people, he knows more then anyone if setting foot in Azerbaijan is dangerous or not. A professional athlete is not going to turn his back on a Final unless there is a very good reason.
Why is No One Talking About Real Madrid? by AT Israel
It is almost impossible to know in advance if a particular signing will transform your team into being title challengers but by signing Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez, Arsenal would be giving themselves a genuine chance of doing just that.
Arsenal transfer gossip is ramping up and here at Just Arsenal we do not cover all it for a variety of reasons, the main one being that most of the gossip is simply rubbish but we do like to bring you the weird, wonderful and credible when appropriate and occasionally those that we hope does not happen and that is certainly the case with AC Milan playmaker, Suso.
There are now just six days to go before Arsenal and Chelsea face off in the Europa League final and a stream of reports are coming in thick and fast covering everything from team selection, fan issues, UEFA incompetence and so forth and we will now be doing a daily update of what is being reported.
Arsenal is set to make a move for long term target Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser after the Europa League final according to reports in the media today.
Now, we have been hearing these sort of rumours for a while but what I like about this latest report is that it comes from the Independent and not the likes of the Daily Star or the Sun.
It’s the time of the year where fans are reviewing their respective squads and deciding who should stay and who should go. Some get carried away treating the upcoming transfer window like it’s football manager. While I can understand some gooners calling for a massive overhaul, realistically that’s not going to happen if it’s true that 50-70 million is our budget.