Alexis Sanchez believes he is ready to play for Arsenal against Bournemouth on Saturday despite boss Arsene Wenger raising some concerns over his fitness level.
Having maintained all summer that last season’s top scorer wasn’t for sale, Arsenal caved in on deadline day and accepted a bid in the region of £60million only to pull the plug when they were unable to tempt Thomas Lemar into moving from Monaco to North London.
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Jose Mourinho is an absolute master of gamesmanship. The moment he realized that Arsenal is playing well and is surging towards the top quickly, he put a bit of pressure on them by claiming that they are one of the contenders for the League title now.
Chelsea is still 7 points ahead of Arsenal and they are going to be playing one more game than their London rivals. So, they are enjoying a good, healthy lead and thus, there is no need for them to start losing sweat just yet. Continue reading MOU ADDS PRESSURE
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and C.Ronaldo are some of the top stars in the world of football, each of them having scored amazing goals with different clubs and earning a number of accolades throughout the entire career.
The Swedish giant Ibrahimovic is 33 years old and he has already expressed his intention of retiring when the current season ends meanwhile C.Ronaldo still has a few more years left in him before he decides to hang up his boots but there is no denying that both players have a successful and extensive career.
Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger tried to persuade and sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic back when the Swedish attacker was only 18 years old but his persuasion failed as he decided to sign with Ajax. A similar incident occurred with C.Ronaldo as he attracted the attention of Arsene Wenger with the French manager attempting to sign him but it was Sir. Alex Ferguson who managed to secure the services of the Portuguese winger.
Even though all of those incidents occurred over 10 years ago, Wenger has stated that his failure in signing those promising stars still continues to haunt him especially the inability of having signed C.Ronaldo.
“My biggest regret, I was so close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo. And not only did I not get him, but he signed for Manchester United. That, of course, still hurts today.” Arsene Wenger said.
Manchester United earned 3 successive Premier League titles during the seasons of 2006-07,2007-08 and 2008-09. The Premier League club earned these trophies at the same time when C.Ronaldo was going through his best time at Old Trafford as he earned a FIFA Ballon d’Or and a number of other accolades.
If only Arsene Wenger had been successful in signing C.Ronaldo instead of Sir. Alex Ferguson maybe the team of Wenger would have never experienced their trophy less drought they were experiencing and could have won the Premier League during those seasons.
Arsene Wenger has defended the £35 million summer signing Alexis Sanchez after a very poor performance against Everton. The former Barcelona forward was brought to the club in the summer as the club’s second most expensive player. He made his debut for Arsenal in the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season. Even though he played the full 90 minutes, Sanchez was not very influential. His worst performance, though, came in the first 45 minutes against Everton.
After being selected as the striker, in place of Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo, Sanchez was a major disappointment against Everton. He touched the ball only once inside the penalty throughout the 45 minutes. Such a poor display from the forward resulted in Arsenal failing to have control of possession. They were trailing 2-0 going into the second-half. Recognising the need to make some changes, Wenger took the Chilean international and brought back Giroud to play as the striker. The ploy worked to perfection after Arsenal came back from 2-0 to draw the match 2-2.
Fans have reacted angrily to the performance from Sanchez, but Wenger has come to the defence of the player by saying that he needs more time. Sanchez has played in Italy and Spain, but this is his first spell in English football.
“At the moment he is not completely ready physically, but I do not worry for him. He knows that he’s not at his best physically but once he’s at his best physically, the confidence will come back, it’s all linked together. It’s always difficult to know why the confidence is not at the best, I believe it is mainly physical. I have more strikers than before so sometimes I can give him a little rest. Giroud has just played one game since the World Cup so I gave him a little breather,” said Wenger.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has stated that he wants to start the FA Cup final against Hull City and help the team bring an end to the trophy drought, which has haunted them for a long time. Arsenal have not won a major trophy since 2005, which has been a huge criticism of the club.
However, after signing several experienced players over the last few years, it seems that the club are starting to reap the benefits. They have reached the FA Cup final for the first time in a long time, but they also have a great opportunity to win the competition itself. Continue reading WANTS TO START