It is always good to see Arsenal youngsters come through the Hale End Academy and join the Gunners first team squad. Alex Iwobi did it last year and was extremely impressive in the first half of the season, but Wenger doesn’t like overplaying his youth stars since the Jack Wilshere nightmare and he was sent back to the U21s after Christmas.
Over the years, Arsenal have been known as a team that plays in a certain way, a free flowing attacking football of which many football lovers and Arsenal fans got mesmerized and obsessed with, to the extent that many even called it ‘Wengerball’ or ‘Sexy football’…
Arsenal fans can’t Have It Both Ways
Despite the fact that heads should have rolled for letting our most coveted players run down their contracts, if true and PSG are preparing to offer £70m for Sanchez, it will present Arsenal and its fans with a tricky dilemma.
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Despite Arsene Wenger’s statement that Alexis Sanchez will definitely be playing for Arsenal next season, whether he signs a new contract or not, it would appear that the Chilean international has very different ideas on the matter. While the Arsenal team are over in China for the second leg of their pre-season tour it would appear that Alexis has been in Paris with his agent, and according to reports he has met up with Antero Henrique, PSG’s sporting director yesterday for a very long meeting in Paris.
The most worrying Arsenal transfer rumour this morning is the news that Sky sources ‘understand’ that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told Arsene Wenger that he will not be signing a new contract, which will not please Le Prof who has previously said it would be a disaster for Arsenal if the Ox moved on, and also recently stated that the England international will 100% be at the Emirates next season.
Arsene Wenger may have led Arsenal to their third FA Cup win in four years last May, but that did not stop a growing protest from the fans calling for him to be replaced. But Wenger rode the storm and has signed a new contract, but it would seem that nothing less than a Premier league title will silence the Wenger Out Boys. God help Arsene if he should lose just one game!
Arsenal have been playing with Mohamed Elneny in the back three on tour due to Holding and Chambers taking an extended break, and Gabriel was left in London having treatment. Then Laurent Koscielny sustained a back injury in training, leaving only Bielik, Monreal and Per Mertesacker as our only central defenders until the Big German went down with a bug before the Bayern Munich game.