Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been performing with Arsenal since August of 2011 but despite having joined the Premier League club over 5 years ago, he continues to struggle trying to become a regular starter for Arsene Wenger.
The English player does manage to get time on the pitch with the first team squad of Arsene Wenger but the majority of those appearances that he gets is from the sidelines as Oxlade-Chamberlain is spending a significantly large amount of time on the bench and the 23 year old Englishman wants this to change.
“I’d be lying if I wasn’t going to sit here and say that it has crossed my mind that I need more game time. As a footballer, you want to play every game. Me being myself, I’m not happy when I’m not playing. Continue reading →
Arsenal have been linked to a lot of players this summer, with the injury crisis, may more were linked with the Premier League giant.
The world is eagerly awaiting the official confirmation of two new players that finally joined the club after a lengthy time in the transfer market for the players.
After the 3-1 win over Watford, a happy Arsene Wenger told Sky Sports that the two additions in Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi and Deportivo’s Lucas Perez would be integrated to the team so they could help.
“They will integrate into the team now and we will help them join the squad. We had to work very hard to get signings done. We have not got any plans for anyone else now,” Wenger revealed. His statements seemed to have annulled reports linking the club to a last minute swoop for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. After the news of the two deals filtered, there was another from TransferMarketWeb claiming the Gunners were ready to splash more cash to land the player from the French Ligue 1, following his brilliant start this term. The report claimed Lyon wanted as much as £60 million for the 25-year old, and Arsenal were willing to pay as the deadline was close. Continue reading →
English Premier League side Arsenal continue their search for centre back after suffering a huge defeat in the hands of Liverpool in their first game of the season.
Though the margin was reduced to one, the damage Liverpool did was obvious.
The Telegraph reports that the Gunners have widened their search for a centre back to Fenerbahce with Simon Kjaer their target. Turkey international Omer Toprak is another consideration, though the likely target and most talked about deal is the one with German defender at Valencia Shkodran Mustafi.
Before the transfer window closes in about two weeks, coach Arsene Wenger has made signing a dependable centre back a target but Arsenal and Valencia value Mustafi differently. Mustafi is one of the stars that featured in the Euro 2016 hosted in France for the German machines. He is part of the team that won the world cup in 2014 in Brazil and Arsenal see him as a target that fit their description. The situation at Emirates is an urgent one with Per Mertesacker and Gabriel out injured, and Laurent Koscielny’s fitness concern given he was in at the centre of the action for France at the Euros. Continue reading →
Arsenal Head Coach Arsene Wenger is set to sign a new deal that will keep him at the helm of affairs at the club for more years.
The 66-year old Frenchman is set to celebrate twenty years at the club this August but is seriously under pressure to go into international football management. Hence, the Arsenal management is reacting by offering him a new deal to end such speculations
England were one of the top teams poised to lift the Euro 2016 tournament in France but they performed woefully and were knocked out by a country of about 300,000 people. They couldn’t even top their group and were forced to meet Iceland in the Round of 16 who defeated them despite their early lead. The former coach Roy Hodgson resigned as a result of the embarrassment and the FA chiefs have since being mounting pressure on the long term Arsenal manager to resign and take charge of the English team when his current deal expires.
Wenger has been a subject of growing protests that he be removed since he hasn’t led the club to Premier League glory since the last one in 2004. He also denied reports making the rounds at the end of the last campaign that he was offered a new deal to remain at the emirates. He claimed he was happy to wait till the end of the coming campaign. He has voiced out his stance on the possibility of going into international coaching but that hasn’t stopped England and France from continuing to try. He claimed the results of this coming season will be the decider on his future plans but is focusing on Arsenal fully for now.
FA Chief Martin Glenn said they were willing to wait for the right person to lead the team which could mean they could wait till Wenger’s deal runs out. Arsenal are now considering offering the coach a deal to keep him when the coming season gets underway.
Former Arsenal star player, Thierry Henry made comments that would likely leave Gunner fans sad, especially in light of disappointments with the team’s performance. The 38-year old retired Frenchman claimed that the Spurs would lure big-name signings over the next few years.
Mauricio Pochettino’s squad have had a remarkable season and find themselves eight points behind English Premier League leaders Leicester with a game in hand. Spurs have qualified for a spot in the UEFA Champions League next season and are already looking at making signings to boost the team ahead of their campaigns next season.
Spurs face Chelsea tonight in desperate hope of keeping their title hunt alive despite having three games left to challenger first place Leicester City. Things are looking bright for the North-London side, who are hoping to move to their 61,000-capacity stadium in time for the start of the 2018-19 campaign.
“Finishing above your neighbours is great for local pride; although it doesn’t mean much if you don’t have a trophy to go with it.
“With a new stadium on the horizon and the lure of living in London, Spurs could soon become an attractive proposition for big-name signings,” “Tottenham’s scouting team has also done an excellent job, bringing in players such as Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier in under-the-radar deals. It was also vital for them to keep Harry Kane after the season he had last season,” Henry said. Continue reading →
Alexis Sanchez claims that he is affected by the fear of sustaining another injury in a stop and start campaign on a personal level.
The Chilean international suffered a hamstring injury that kept him on the sidelines for two months during November. He has been affected by the same in the past. After an impressive debut campaign in which he scored 16 goals, he was expected to build on further. However, he has managed only eight goals so far and has not been amongst the top players. Many have questioned the reason for this alarming dip in form and Sanchez has finally responded to those queries.
The fear of sustaining another injury will effectively rule him out of the campaign. Sanchez wants to avoid this aspect while performing well for the gunners. He returned to form with a goal against Watford in the 4-0 win during the weekend. This was his first league goal in front of the home supporters since October. Wenger would have been hoping for the performances from players like Sanchez and Ozil. This would have enabled them to win the title in a campaign where Manchester City and Chelsea have been far from the top. However, they have failed to keep up with unlikely table leaders Leicester City. Continue reading →
Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud is the top goal-scorer in the team of Arsene Wenger. The French attacker has really made an impact in this season as he is one of the most influential players in at the Emirates Stadium after managing to score 14 goals in 20 appearances and aiding in Arsenal’s journey of snatching a top spot of the Premier League.
There is a player however that has made a huge contribution in Olivier Giroud’s success and it’s MesutOzil. If it wasn’t for the German midfielder, Giroud wouldn’t have been able to score as many goals as Ozil is the main source of assists not only for Giroud but for the rest of his teammates.
Arsene Wenger has been praising the work that MesutOzil has displayed in this season so far and the German player rightfully deserves all the praises that he has been getting as he is consistently one of the best performers not only in Arsenal but also in the Premier League.
“I think he has become an absolutely unbelievable player. Ozil is the main provider in our team and in the league. He has 13 assists in the league.Players who can make you score are very difficult to find and have something special on the vision front and on the technical quality. That is what Mesut is about. But he is also about, and people forget this many times, in his way an exceptional fighter’’ Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger said during a press conference as he praised MesutOzil and all the contributions that he has made.
MesutOzil originally signed for Arsenal back in September of 2013 and the Premier League club had to offload £42.4 million in order to secure the services of the German performer and he became the most expensive Arsenal signing in the history of the club. Continue reading →
Aston Villa managed to dodge the bottom relegation zone thanks to 3 points as this was the difference between the 17th safe spot and the 18th relegation spot which was held by Hull City.
However, even though Aston Villa was able to survive in the Premier League for another season according to Tim Sherwood there is no reason to celebrate.
Tim Sherwood was appointed as the head coach of Aston Villa in February 14 of the current year and the Premier League was struggling trying to secure consistent victories at that point in time as they only managed to secure 5 victories in 25 games but the arrival of Sherwood did slightly improve their form and Sherwood considers that evading relegation is something more like a job done instead of an actual reason to celebrate about it.
Aston Villa’s Tim Sherwood said: “I think it would have been in bad taste to celebrate like that and I don’t think a club like Aston Villa should be celebrating escaping relegation, to be perfectly honest. It’s a big relief but if we’re celebrating escaping relegation every year then we aren’t doing something right.’’
One of the talking points of the summer transfer window is Christian Benteke as the 24 year old attacker of Aston Villa is being targeted by a number of clubs. In this season he has managed to score 13 Premier League goals in 29 appearances and Liverpool as well as Manchester United are both of the club that are rumored to be willing to spend as much as €50 million in order to sign Benteke from Aston Villa but according to Tim Sherwood, the manager believes that Benteke will stay at Villa Park. Continue reading →