I have been saying for some time that Unai Emery was gambling with his Arsenal future by phasing out Ramsey and Ozil, so our defeat in the Europa League could prove a turning point in his reign. Some Gooners have defended our manager for not selecting based on reputation but the argument has never been that Ozil hasn’t any flaws, more a question mark about were those replacing him any better? How many away games have the team been lacking any creativity? Yet we are meant to believe a man with most assists since arriving in North London doesn’t tactically suit some matches.
There is no denying the fact that Arsenal played embarrassingly badly last night, and our recent form and Emery’s team selections have left most of us scratching our heads, but surely just a 1-0 away defeat in any European competition is such a big hurdle to overcome?
You could say that it was harsh on the Gunners to go in behind at the break, but we failed to take our chances and the home side did, right on the stroke of half-time with a free header from a free kick given away by Monreal on the left.
It has been revealed yesterday on the Arsenal website that the Gunners have given a new professional contract to our 18 year old defender Zach Medley, who made his first team debut against Vorskla, and he could be the next youngster to make his way into the first team in an area where we need as much help as can get. Medley is a real Gooner and is very happy indeed: “It feels really good.” he said. I’m very pleased and honoured to be signing another contract with this club. I’ve been supporting them since I was a kid and I’ve been watching them since I was young, so to be able to sign with such an amazing team is really good.
Considering it is only February, there seems to be a hell of a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds at the moment. We all are well aware of the problems surrounding Mesut Ozil and Unai Emery and it would appear that the German is being forced out of the Emirates to reduce our massive wage bill. Whether that is true or not remains to be seen, but according to the Telegraph today, there are feelers being put out around Europe to try and find him a new club for next season. It is looking extremely like that Lord John is going to be winning his bet after all…
Emery Only Top Boss Not To Rate Ramsey?? by Dan Smith
Now that it’s been confirmed how much Ramsey will be earning at Juventus, I’m less angry about the whole saga. Yes, it’s another player we have let run down his contract, but I wouldn’t want the club to be giving anyone 400,000 a week. Some Gooners already hammer Ozil for getting 350 and not starting each week, we would have been in the same situation with the Welshmen.
The Full transcript of the interview David Ornstein gave on last week’s Arsecast podcast by Eddie Hoyte
So Hello everyone, take Arsenal’s performance at Huddersfield out of your minds, mock Chelsea all you want, let’s laugh because we do need the laugh and I enjoyed the City game from the first minute till the end.
Aaron Ramsey has been speaking to many clubs after letting his Arsenal contract run down, and it has now been confirmed by Juventus that he will be joining the Italian Champions in the summer on a free transfer. With the money saved on transfer fees, Ramsey will see his wages jump to an amazing 400,000 GBP a week after a bidding war between some of the biggest clubs in Europe. This was an offer the Welshman could hardly refuse…