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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Premier League side Arsenal could look inwards for depth as they mount a serious league title challenge and feature in the Europa League tournament – which could stretch the travel plans of the team.
The pre-season afforded Arsene Wenger the chance to show off some of the youngsters at the club.
Matt Macey could get more games under his belt this season if Emi Martinez decides to go out on loan. The keeper is desperate for game time so he could move out elsewhere. With Wojciech Szczesny off permanently to Serie A champs Juventus, Petr Cech and David Ospina are the only senior men in the goalkeeping department. Ryan Huddart is on loan at Eastleigh so the youngster is clear to take the third spot behind the experienced shot stoppers.
Krystian Bielok has the height and he is versatile. He can play in centre back, defensive midfield and holding midfield. The player could support Gabriel, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi. He was on loan at Birmingham City recently so he should be ready to step up in supporting capacity at least.
The Gunners have a decent prospect in Joe Willock. He paired with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the middle during the preseason but he was in defensive role when he played alongside Aaron Ramsey in the Emirates Cup. The 17-year old could provide valuable support in the EFL Cupor in faraway games in Europe when the team is stretched. Continue reading ARSENAL COULD ADD SOME YOUNGSTERS THIS SEASON
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal is in the market to strengthen the team, but he has warned fans not to expect more than three new players.
He believes that he has a good team of players to build upon and that he does not want to change things drastically.
Arsene Wenger said that he is going to favor quality over quantity and that he does not feel that the club needs massive changes to become Premier League champions. This statement might be a bit hard for Arsenal fans to swallow as they feel that the team performance has been pathetic at times this season.
They were hoping that the Arsenal manager will use the transfer window to purchase some new players and help turn the team to challenge for the Premier League title. Continue reading Gunners looking for new players
Arsene Wenger is once again being pressured by Arsenal supporters and many others to leave the managerial position of the Premier League club as the English outfit continues to struggle in their task of winning the league title which is something that they have not won in over 10 years and fans of the club as well as some players are getting restless.
An overwhelming 2-10 aggregate defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League was another huge blow for the 67 year old French manager as more people are starting to lose faith in the coach and a change of managers is beginning to look like a change that might and should happen in the near future.
It still remains uncertain if Arsene Wenger will remain for another year in charge of Arsenal, his current contract expires at the end of the current season but a list of potential managers has once again been emerging and Thierry Henry is one of the more well-known figures that has popped as a possible candidate. Continue reading Is Thierry Henry the next coach of Arsenal?
Ian Wright has asked Granit Xhaka to take a leaf out of the book of Victor Wanyama who also has a physical game like him, but, very rarely does he get into trouble with his tackles.
Wright was quite thrilled back in the summer with the fact that Xhaka had been landed at Emirates and had predicted that the Switzerland native would prove to be a huge player for the Gunners with his great passing skills and would give them that extra little edge in the centre of the pitch that they needed for a long time.
The 53-year old has also praised the game of Xhaka many a time on social media and has pointed him out as someone who can be given the role of the skipper of Arsenal after some time, but, despite being such an admirer of the playmaker, Wright is disappointed with his inability to keep control over his play in the recent times. Continue reading Ian Wright has asked Granit Xhaka to take Tips from Victor Wanyama