English Premier League side, Arsenal FC have come under serious criticisms based on recent performances.
Head coach, Arsene Wenger, is at the core of the heat with fans protesting as they say they want a change at the Emirates. He admitted that he expected the protests the fans have been making during their games.
“I thought the whole stadium would be white (with posters).
“One target is to keep 100% of people happy. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do that this season,” Wenger said.
However, the coach led the Gunners to slim victory over Norwich that sent them to third position, above Manchester City.
After fifth-placed Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against leaders Leicester City, The Gunners need just two more points to secure an 18th consecutive year of Champions League football next season. During the game against Norwich, a minority of supporters made their feelings known in the 12th and 78th minutes of the match reminding the filled stadium of their EPL title drought.
The others backed the team and the manager, who had earlier claimed his commitment to the Gunners had helped the club secure the loans required to finance the building of the Emirates.
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Arsene Wenger says that his players would not allow the recent 4-0 win over Watford to start dreaming too much.
Arsenal have brought down the deficit to table leaders Leicester City to just nine points. Even though this is still a considerable amount given that there are only six matches left, Arsenal players have recently been sounding confident about winning the title from this position. Wenger has seen numerous failures for his team in this regard. He has urged the stars to keep their feet on the ground.
A win against Watford, who have been switched off in the league ever since reaching the FA Cup semi-final, is unlikely to mean anything in the context of the league title if Leicester keep on winning the title. Wenger also said that the club also needs to be aware of the chasing pack. This includes Manchester City, Manchester United, and West Ham. They are vying for the third spot which is currently occupied by Arsenal. The Gunners will be able to qualify for the Champions League automatically should they retain this position. As a result, it holds a significant importance over the fourth spot, which would require a play-off in order to reach the group stages of the European competition. Read more »
Even though Arsenal is experiencing a superb Premier League race, Arsene Wenger has not closed his options of strengthening his squad and in one of the ways that the French manager is interested in upgrading his squad is by signing new players.
One of the players who is consistently being linked with a winter transfer window to Arsenal is AdrienRabiet of PSG.
AdrienRabiet is a 20 year old French midfielder that has attracted the attention of Arsene Wenger and it was actually believed that back in December of 2015, Rabiet had actually requested a loan move away from PSG but his loan move was denied by the head officials of the club.
If Rabiet did indeed request a loan move to another club, there could be something going on involving the young player and PSG which could be taken advantage by Arsenal and sign him up on a permanent deal but this will only happen if the Premier League club launch an offer that is tempting enough for PSG to release him.
The midfield section of Arsenal is one of the areas of the team that Arsene Wenger is most interested in improving and that’s why Rabiet has turned up as a possible singing. Mohamed Elneny is another one of the players who has entered the radar of the French manager. Read more »
It has been almost 3 years since Podolski signed for Arsenal as the German forward made his move from FC Koln over to Arsenal. During this period of time which is nearing the 3 year mark, Podolski has scored 19 Premier League goals in 60 appearances.
This low amount of goals was one of the reasons of why Podolski was recently offloaded to Inter Milan on a loan deal. Arsenal tried giving Podolski a chance for him to reignite his career by sending him off to the Italian side Inter Milan but unfortunately for Podolski, he still continued to struggle trying to score goals as he only managed to score 1 goal in 17 appearances.
His loan deal with Inter Milan is over and Podolski has returned to Arsenal but the German player has stated that he will only continue performing for the Premier League club if he is given a guaranteed starting role in the team.
Lukas Podolski said: “I can’t make any claims. I am under contract at Arsenal. I have not talked to Arsenal yet, but if I return I want to play. I won’t sit on the bench or in the stands. I don’t have the heart to play for another club in Germany out of respect for the Cologne fans. But I will continue to play football somewhere around the world until I am six feet under the ground.” Read more »