Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with Arsenal for some time, has come out and publicly stated that he will be leaving Everton this summer. He also admitted that he was watching Leicester City when they collected the Premier League trophy and was overcome with desire to win it.
Is Wenger’s job as manager about to get a lot harder? by Ash
On a day where Arsenal had to hand their crown of FA CUP holders back, after two years at the helm, Manchester United once again closed the gap for the record number of Cup wins! After the final match, several sources including the BBC and Sky Sports confirmed that Jose Mourinho will be taking over as manager of Manchester United.
One of the main reasons why a large number of Arsenal fans and almost all of the football media have been so hard on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players for not maintaining the Premier League title challenge this season, apart from the 12 year gap since the Gunners were last champions of course, is because the struggles of our big Premier League rivals Man City, Chelsea, Man United and even Liverpool seemed to have opened the door.
Arsenal have had two tough away games at Stoke and Liverpool where we have traditionally struggled to gain points, but we have come away with two hard-earned points. We may be happy with that return (or not!) but now we must aim to get back to winning ways back at the Emirates against another bogey team, Chelsea.
Among all the delight from Arsenal fans and the taunting and gloating aimed at our rival fans from west London following the sacking of their special one Jose Mourinho by the Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, I saw one Metro report showing that some Arsenal fans had posted things on social media hailing our former captain Cesc Fabregas for his work as a ‘secret agent’ at Chelsea.
Arsenal fans have certainly been having fun at the expense of Jose Mourinho and all the Chelsea fans over the last couple of days and I’m pretty sure that Arsene Wenger might just have had a few moments of happy reflection to himself as well, if not a large glass of French brandy and a big fat cigar.
I would love for this Arsenal transfer to happen as not only would it provide the Gunners with a player that I believe would seriously enhance our chances of winning the Premier League this season, it would also really get under the skin of the serial Wenger and Arsenal taunter Jose Mourinho.
Maybe I am just being cynical here, but when I hear people that have previously taken great delight in tormenting Arsenal and our manager change their tune and start to say nice things about Arsene Wenger and the club I cannot help but question their motives.