Arsenal are aiming for our tenth win in a row on Monday at Leicester, but we are all well aware that we are not really playing well and the opposition haven’t been world-beaters. But at least we are developing the winning mentality and belief that we are on the right track to success, even if it isn’t very pretty right now. Hector Bellerin certainly thinks so. “We need to be realistic, Rome wasn’t built in a day,” Bellerin told Arsenal.com. “There’s loads of things that are changing for us, not just as a team but as a football club so the most important thing is to believe in the way that we want to play.
Arsenal have been a bit short on defenders so far this season, with Monreal, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis and Mavropanos all having time in the treatment room along with captain Koscielny. Thankfully Monreal recovered reasonably quickly and Kolasinac is now back and Maitland-Niles has also returned to training this week. Sokratis should be able to play next week, Mavropanos is expected back to training in a couple of weeks, and the latest is that Koscielny has also rejoined the squad, but the boss says it will still be some time before he can play. Emery told Arsenal.com: “He is very important for us because he is our captain,” he said. “He is starting this week to do some training with us together and it is very, very good news for us.
Arsenal have appointed Vinai Venkatesham, our former commercial officer, as the replacement for Ivan Gazidis in the post of Managing Director of the club, and he will be the man in charge along with Raul Sanllehi.
Revisiting the recruitment plan by D$
Alberto Moreno Would Prove Lack of Ambition by Dan Smith
Ironically Arsenal fans who mock the greatest manager in our history will now not have a bad word said about our transfer policy. Aaron Ramsey’s salary being taken off the wage bill? Gooners say he’s overrated, even though he’s asking for the same figure Luke Shaw is now being paid.
Unai Emery keeps surprising us all with his team selections and I am sure it will be no different when Arsenal take on Leicester on Monday night especially as the coach has nearly a full squad available to choose from. Emery said today: “The players are coming back now. Only Sokratis had one problem, one small injury. Maybe for Monday it’s difficult [for him to play]. The others are OK.”
Wenger Signings: The Last Two Years
We’re a fan base who were often accused of getting on Arsene Wenger’s back too much when he was here. The sentiment from fans of other clubs is that he made us who we are, and we should just have been glad to have him until whenever he chose to retire. They’re also very keen to point out that he generally kept us within the top four, and that there were years that we were unlucky to miss out on major honors.
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