- Sun May 20 11:49 PM
I tweeted something that got quite a bit of a response and thought I should follow up with a post that more completely explains my idea. There were actually two tweets but they both basically say the same thing: get…
- Sun May 20 7:00 PM
Major blow for Arsenal as midfielder ‘reaches an agreement’ to join former club - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to Don Balon, Arsenal have been dealt a major blow, with midfielder Santi Cazorla ‘reaching an agreement’ to join former club Villarreal this summer. The Spanish interna...
- Sun May 20 4:02 PM
Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta
has surfaced as a potential candidate to take the batten from Arsene Wenger in the north-Londoners’ dugout, although Henry Winter – speaking on The Sunday Supplement – is under the impression that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City assistant isn’t ‘tough’ enoug...
- Sun May 20 3:25 PM
Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette’s maiden campaign on English soil wasn’t as prolific as it was on a perennial basis in Ligue 1, and having endured a baron spate in front of the target where he failed to find the net in ten appearances during the middle of the season, the Frenchman revealed that the...
- Sun May 20 2:56 PM
Arteta confident that he can win over Arsenal players - originally posted on Sportslens.com Mikel Arteta
is confident that he can win the support of Arsenal’s players if he is appointed as manager of the club. The former Everton star and Gunners captain is favorite to become the new manager of th...
- Sun May 20 12:40 PM
Leicester beat Arsenal and Tottenham to sign Ricardo from Porto - originally posted on Sportslens.com Leicester City have agreed terms with Porto to sign defender Ricardo Pereira on a five-year deal. The Portugal international enjoyed a good season and went on to play 43 times in all competitions...
- Sun May 20 6:54 AM
I sort of watched the second half of yesterday’s FA Cup final in a bar yesterday evening. It will tell you the esteem in which I hold Jose Mourinho that I wanted Chelsea to win. I didn’t just want them to win, I really wanted them to win because I knew this would make him …
- Sat May 19 9:35 PM
Berlin (AFP) – Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan met Germany president Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Saturday in a series of clear the air talks following their controversial photos alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil expressed a desire to visit me, ” Steinme...
- Sat May 19 3:55 PM
offered to PSG - originally posted on Sportslens.com The representatives of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere
have offered their client to French giants PSG. Wilshere who was once heralded as the future of English football is looking to get his career back on track. After struggling...
- Sat May 19 1:36 PM
“Nothing in his life became him like leaving it.” William Shakespeare, ‘Macbeth’, Act 1, sc. 4, l. 7 It has, I am sure you will agree, been a wonderful few weeks. He has now departed in the most joyous of ways, relishing every last moment. This was the right way for it to happen, with …
- Sat May 19 7:05 AM
If Mikel Arteta
was a lady an anagram of his name could be Maria Kettle. Chances are though, if he were a woman, his first name wouldn’t be Mikel. Another anagram is ‘Rat-like team’, and one of things many of us hope is that a new manager makes us a bit more mean and a …
- Fri May 18 5:59 PM
Arsene Wenger will decide future before World Cup - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsene Wenger has said that he will be announcing his future before the World Cup starts. The 68-year-old departed Arsenal at the end of this season after 22-years in charge of the club. Wenger managed his fin...
- Fri May 18 9:40 AM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger admits he is still in shock after the curtain finally came down on his 22-year-reign as Arsenal manager and told The Guardian he will decide by the start of the World Cup as to do next. The 68-year-old Frenchman — whose trophy-laden reign at the Gunners came to an end...
- Fri May 18 6:22 AM
Morning all, happy Friday to you all, and we head into the first weekend of the off-season with the focus still on the possible/probable appointment of Mikel Arteta
as Arsenal manager. From what I understand the Spaniard has been in London most of this week, and has been up and down from Manchest...
- Fri May 18 6:10 AM
Leeds hold initial talks to sign former Arsenal player, 26-yr-old wants to join - originally posted on Sportslens.com Leeds United are interested in signing the Swansea defender Kyle Bartley this summer. As per the reports, they have already held preliminary talks with the Welsh club. Apparently,...
- Fri May 18 5:25 AM
Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. On today’s show we have a round-table discussion about the final game of the season and the season as a whole, including Arsene Wenger’s departure and where we go from here. Mikel Arteta’s name is being strongly linked with the job...
- Thu May 17 10:51 PM
Report: Arsenal confident that they will sign three-time Premier League winner - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are confident that they will sign Jonny Evans this summer. The former Manchester United man will be available for just £3 million after West Brom were relegated from the Pr...
- Thu May 17 10:19 PM
Arsenal starlet Reiss Nelson has been crowned the Premier League 2 player of the season, fending off competition from some talented youngsters, including team-mate Eddie Nketiah. Nelson made 16 appearances for the Arsenal first-team, which encompassed him making his Premier League debut, while he...
- Thu May 17 9:00 PM
England U17s’ hopes of winning the European Championship are over after they lost 6-5 on penalties to the Netherlands today, with Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun missing the decisive spot-kick. The game ended goalless in extra-time, with England deprived of the services of one of the stars of the tourn...
- Thu May 17 5:40 PM
Quote from Keith Singleton on Apr 20, 2018 06:26:24 pm He's no real success as a manager so far. https://www.reddit.com/r/UEFA2018Final/
- Thu May 17 5:30 PM
During Arsene Wenger’s three week farewell tour, it became a little dispiriting to see how few people understood that it’s perfectly logical to want a manager to leave, but to be grateful for their overall achievements. Basic emotional intelligence dictates that it’s perfectly possible, nay routi...
- Thu May 17 3:50 PM
London (AFP) – Mikel Arteta
has “all of the qualities” required to become Arsenal manager, their legendary former handler Arsene Wenger told Bein Sports. The 36-year-old Spaniard — who played 150 matches under Wenger at Arsenal — is imbued with the spirt of the Gunners, added Wenger, although the...
- Thu May 17 7:00 AM
On This Day in Football: Bayern begin European dominance, Arsenal suffer heartbreak - originally posted on Sportslens.com On this day in 1974, Bayern Munich won the first of their three consecutive European Cups by beating Atletico Madrid in the final. A 1-1 draw in the first final forced a repla...
- Thu May 17 6:39 AM
Yesterday’s post outlining what I felt were legitimate concerns over the rumoured appointment of Mikel Arteta
as manager sparked some excellent discussion. Of course, as this is the Internet, there were extreme views one way or the other, but for most it’s a nuanced situation. Potentially it coul...
- Wed May 16 11:00 PM
Tottenham and Arsenal are at the front of the line of teams interested in signing Napoli striker Dries Mertens, according to reports in Italy. Mertens scored 18 goals in 36 Serie A appearances this season, averaging a goal every other game – he found the net 22 times in all competitions. The 31-y...
- Wed May 16 8:28 PM
My choice would be the final 1979 against Arsenal. Liam Brady was having one of his days and they tore us apart in the first half and at half time we were already 2-0 down. 2nd half Gordon McQueen pulls one back in the 86th minute. Then in the 88th minute McIlroy gets on the end of a pass from...
- Wed May 16 6:38 PM
Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck
has been named in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man 2018 World Cup squad as part of England’s attacking regiment, however Jack Wilshere
, who beat his injury demons during the 2017-18 campaign, has startlingly been left out of the definitive final cut, a baffling decision which has...
- Wed May 16 1:11 PM
Arsenal 'very close' to signing 29-yr-old, negotiations at an advanced stage - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are ‘very close’ to signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund. According to the reputed Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the Gunners are currently discus...
- Wed May 16 12:30 PM
Manchester United face Chelsea in the 2018 FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, looking to tie Arsenal’s record as 13-time champions in the world’s oldest football cup competition. Our head-to-head record with the Blues this season is a… Continue Reading → The post 4-3-1-2: Will this be t...
- Wed May 16 12:11 PM
Not sure if it's been asked but in memory of the man, as opposition's fans what has been your favourite moment? I'll start: Or
- Wed May 16 10:58 AM
It is set to be a very interesting summer for Arsenal at youth level, with many changes poised to take place both in terms of coaching staff and players. As is always the case at this time of the year, some youngsters, many of whom have been at the club for a lengthy period, will …
- Wed May 16 5:58 AM
Sometimes people ask me, what time do you get up to write the blog? I used to aim for around 6.30am, more or less. Now I rise at Puppy O’Clock. That time when the puppy decides it’s time for someone to get up, so I let her out into the garden to perform her morning …
|I trust in our players and I trust in our stadium and supporters,
said Unai Emery afterwards. There are two matches.
We deserved to win but did not get the result. They were very organised,
I think his adaptation is good, but he needs time,
said Emery. He is okay to start, but he can also be on the bench. He needs to earn, little by little, to get minutes.
Our target is clear: to play next year in the Champions League,
Emery said. But we know it's not easy.