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Mancini confident that Lukas Podolski can help Inter to win trophies

The Arsenal winger Lukas Podolski has only been out on loan at Inter Milan for a few days, but he has already made his debut last night against the Serie A Champions Juventus, and helped his new club to pull back an equaliser in the second half.

Podolski’s new manager Roberto Mancini admitted that bringing on the German international was instrumental in Inter’s improvement after the break, and believes that Poldi can help the club to get back to being trophy-winners.

“We had more control of the wide areas and they found it harder to push up, that’s all,” Mancini said. “After that we went on to create some good chances.”

Podolski pushing even harder for Arsenal exit

Despite Arsenal being extremely short on bodies to help with squad rotation, we are hardly going to miss a player that has played about just 25 minutes all season (except for the League Cup game against Southampton where he was anonymous.

So it makes sense for Wenger to get Lukas Podolski off the payroll as soon as possible if he has no intention of playing the German international, and the latest Arsenal rumours are saying that he wants to go back to Koln one day, and now the Express is saying that Roberto Mancini is keen on taking him to Inter Milan.

Would Arsenal fans take Roberto Mancini as new manager?

Mancini Admits Interest in Arsenal Job! by AT

Following Arsenal’s miserable start to the new season, the pressure is continuing to mount on the Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger. In fact, the level of dissatisfaction amongst the Arsenal fans is so high that it seems as though the vast majority are calling for the Frenchman’s head. While the Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp seems to be the fans’ preferred choice, another top European manager has today thrown his name into the hat.

Why Arsenal WILL NOT buy Balotelli !!

Why Wenger will say no to Mario! by DS

It has been an Arsenal transfer we have debated throughout the summer, while in Brazil working as a TV pundit Arsene Wenger even said it was one of many stories that were simply untrue and yet as clubs begin their pre seasons the rumour of Mario Balotelli coming to Arsenal refuses to go away.

Much of this could be desperation from AC Milan who are in need of the money and are aware that their Italian international is one of their few prize assets. By reportingly lowering their asking prize to 16 million the hope is that someone will see that as a gamble worth taking. The question is will the Gunners?

Arsenal may need change but NOT Mancini!!!

The rumours and speculation about Arsene Wenger leaving his role as manager of Arsenal Football Club are growing all the time. That may not mean it is going to happen, but the media love a story like this more than Wayne Rooney likes grannies and Mars Bars.

If Wenger’s 17 year reign does come to an end in the summer, the Gunners job will surely be one of the most sought after in football, because the new man will not have to do what Wenger did and keep the team in the top four on a miserly budget, he will have some serious cash to splash.

Arsenal boss happy to avoid the managers Magic Roundabout

Arsene Wenger has had a fair bit to say recently about the short term thinking displayed by a lot of football clubs these days, while trying to end the speculation about his own future as the Arsenal manager. We know that the Frenchman is a man of principles and will stick to them, although the Arsenal fans wish he would be a bit more flexible sometimes.

Man City problems could help Arsenal sign Pjanic

Arsenal could possibly make the most of the uncertainty and confusion at Manchester City to beat the oil rich club to one of the transfer targets we have in common. The Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanich has been linked Tottenham as well, but if the Gunners can continue the fantastic recent run and grab six points off Wigan and Newcastle, we will have the lure of Champions League football and will be a much more attractive proposition to potential signings.

Arsenal could be only top 4 side with same manager next year

Arsene Wenger will be the longest serving manager in the Premier League next season, assuming that the Arsenal board and owner do not surprise everyone by sacking him. Alex Ferguson has been at Manchester United for over 26 years, while the man who will replace him at Old Trafford next season, David Moyes, is currently the third longest serving manager with over ten years at Everton.

Arsenal do not play the blame game says Arteta

Mikel Arteta was sitting next to his boss when Arsene Wenger reacted angrily to questions from reporters in the press conference before Arsenal took on Bayern Munich last week. It is safe to say that the media have milked that outburst for all it is worth, and their main line of questioning to Wenger or any of the Arsenal players now seems to be, whose fault is the current situation.

Arsenal Debate – Should Wenger criticize his underperforming players in public?

The Man City manager Roberto Mancini has had a very indepth interview in the Guardian ahead of this weekends massive game against Chelsea, and he has been very forthright and honest. In fact he quite clearly has criticized some of his players.

One of those was our very good friend Samir Nasri, who forced Arsenal to sell him to Manchester City a couple of years ago. Mancini said: “I think Samir has fantastic qualities. With his quality, he should always play well. Every game he could be the difference. A player of this quality could be one of the best players in Europe. But it’s not happening.

Former Arsenal star could be next boss at Man City

The former Arsenal midfielder, and close friend of Arsene Wenger, Patrick Vieira, could be in line for a big promotion, if the Manchester City players have any influence at all on club policy. It is looking increasingly likely that Roberto Mancini will not be in charge at the Etihad stadium next summer, after an abject display against Southampton, followed by United’s win over Everton, left them 12 points off the lead.

Arsenal may have to battle Man City for Benteke

I know that Arsenal will be looking for a new striker or two at the end of the season, and I know that Christian Benteke has done really well for Aston Villa in his first season in the Premier league. I don’t think that means he would do well for Arsenal or that Arsene Wenger will even try to sign him, but the media certainly seem to think so.