The appallingly short career of David Moyes at Manchester United is not as uncommon as we might think, as the Arsenal boss has revealed that the average managership tenure is only 11 months in England.
Considering that Wenger has lasted 16 years then there must be a LOT of managers with less than 11 months to balance it out. In fact this season has been a record one for sackings according to Wenger.
“I’m sad that he [Moyes] wasn’t given time and I wish him well,” said Wenger. “I think it’s just part of what the modern game is now. There is no time available for people to do their job and that is a big threat for our game. .......Read the full article here
Maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part, but I believe that Arsenal will finally break out of the financial shackles of recent years and actually spend some serious money in this summer’s transfer market. We were told last year that the Gunners were now in a position to be able to compete with the big boys but, apart from the record signing of Mesut Ozil, we didn’t see it. .......Read the full article here
As talk of a new Arsenal contract for Arsene Wenger has begun to emerge, there is a sense of inevitability in Wenger continuing his long stay at the club. Good news. However, if reports are to be believed, this time Wenger won’t be signing a 5 year deal. Bad news. Instead, it will be a 2 and a half year contract, with the Frenchman no doubt determined to end Arsenal’s 9-year run without a trophy before his time is up. .......Read the full article here
He may not have played a single minute for Arsenal this season, but Emmanuel Frimpong has still made the news a few times. The Ghanaian’s previous forays into the news via social media have sometimes been embarrassing or not really helpful to the Gunners cause, but his latest move will surely endear him to Gooners everywhere.
Frimpong posted a picture taunting Manchester United and their under-fire manager David Moyes after they lost, yet again, this time to a struggling Sunderland team. The only thing that could have made this pic funnier was if it had Robin van Persie next to him with a board saying Emirates on it. Get on it Frimmy! .......Read the full article here
Arsenal need a striker and Javier Hernandez seems to need a club that will value him and play him regularly. The Mexican international striker has started just eight games in all competitions this season, even though Manchester United have been without Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney for various periods, so Hernandez must be thinking that he might have to move.
With Mexico having qualified for the World Cup in Brazil and players fighting for a place in the squad, the 25-year old will want to play week in, week out. Arsenal have their two main strikers, Bendtner and Giroud, injured and even when fit they are very similar while Hernandez would offer something different. .......Read the full article here
The former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has once again sparked rumors of an emotional return to the Emirates at the back of Barcelona’s victory over Real Betis at the weekend. The Spanish international admitted his frustration over a lack of first-team football at the Nou Camp and is understood to be considering his options ahead of a potential move.
Fabregas, who scored a brace in the Catalan giants’ convincing 4-1 demolition of Real Betis, acknowledged that he is not a very big part of new boss Gerardo Martino’s first-team plans and expressed frustration over being left out of the starting eleven despite putting in a string of impressive performances when given the chance. .......Read the full article here
It is no exaggeration to say that Arsenal’s last minute transfer of Mesut Ozil was the big story of the Premier League summer. And the German has already shown that he was well worth breaking the Gunners long standing transfer record for. So you would think that anyone who had passed on the opportunity to sign the player Jose Mourinho referred to as the best number 10 in the world, would keep quiet about it. .......Read the full article here
Why we can’t get cocky about the game at Old Trafford by KJ
It’s been a brilliant week if you’re an Arsenal fan. We beat Liverpool at home just when their fans were getting cocky about their “SAS” partnership. We demolished their midfield and Koscielny and Mertesacker comfortably put this apparently formidable SAS partnership in their back pockets. We then go to Dortmund knowing that losing wasn’t an option and with a brilliant defensive display, we come out 1 – 0 winners putting us in a lovely position in our group. .......Read the full article here
The game against Man Utd on Tuesday is a crucial one. The win away to BVB made us all feel warm a bit, but honestly a win away to Man Utd would mean much more to the average Arsenal fan. After all, we last got a result there in 2006! In recent years, it seems Arsenal versus Man United is a game with only one winner – and it’s not Arsenal. From the ignominy of the 8-2 trumping to the rather flattering 2-1 loss, which could as well have been 4-0. So how do we ensure Man Utd don’t end our good run like they did to the invincibles back in 2004? .......Read the full article here
When Arsenal travel to Old Trafford on Sunday to take on Manchester United, it will be with more confidence and real belief that they will come away with all three points than most of the current players can remember. It is true that the Gunners have had some miserable times there in the recent past, but that will not affect the Gunners team, because the season so far, and especially the last two games, have instilled a sense that Arsenal can beat anyone. .......Read the full article here
The Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has shed some light on his £27.5 million move to Old Trafford this summer. The reported Arsenal target has claimed he did snub interest from the Gunners to move to the reigning Premier League Champions.
In an interview with beIN Sport, reported by Sky Sports, the 27-year-old had this to say regarding his deadline day move: “I don’t want to tell you everything what happened during the transfer. This was done at the last minute. In a transfer window, there is always a list of players, you never know if it’s true or not. But for me, I knew [Moyes] was interested in me. Chelsea? No comment. Arsenal? It’s true, they were interested, but Manchester United convinced me to sign for them.” .......Read the full article here
The Premier League is now more than a fifth of the way through, and Arsenal are showing no signs of taking their foot off the accelerator. In fact, by winning on Saturday, the Gunners went two points clear at the top of the table, thanks to Liverpool only getting a draw at Newcastle. And they got a penalty and played against 10 men for more than half of the game. .......Read the full article here