Arsene Wenger’s brilliance
With new financial regulations coming into play next season, quite a few clubs in the Premier league and around Europe will have a lot of work to do to change and get ready for the new rules, but Arsenal are already in the perfect position and are a role model to other clubs, according to our chief executive Ivan Gazidis.
The young Arsenal and England U21 striker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain arrived at the Emirates in the summer after a year of negotiations with his old club Southampton. He immediately stamped his arrival at Arsenal in both of his first two games for the Gunners and Arsenal fans have been clamouring for Wenger to play him in the first team on a regular basis.
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway is well known for his off the cuff quotes and sayings, but he is actually very well respected in the footballing world despite his funny remarks. He now writes regularly for the Daily Mirror and his column this week makes for an interesting read.
After the tumultuous summer at the Emirates which saw the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy leave, Arsene Wenger fears the worst as more players could leave Arsenal next summer.