Former France international goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso has claimed his summer move to Arsenal could not go through because of agents. French goalkeeper Cédric Carrasso revealed this morning in an interview with L’Équipe that he had accepted an offer from Arsenal this summer, but that the move fell through. He is now a Galatasaray player.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that the defeat against Manchester United had affected his players and this is why they started poorly against Southampton. He said that the players were wary of making some mistakes and that they played with the handbrake on.
The French manager said that this is perfectly understandable given the manner they were beaten by Manchester United last week and that they did not want to make the same mistakes. He said that unfortunately for them Southampton was ready for this game and made their life difficult from the onset.
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The 22 year old Spanish right-back of Arsenal, Hector Bellerin has recently had a few things to say in relation to the recently concluded 2017 summer transfer window and all of the coaches and chairmen that opted to spend an astronomically high amount of money in luring players to their respective teams.
During the summer transfer window which ended a few weeks ago, Arsene Wenger only secured the services of AlexandreLacazette for a transfer fee of €53 million.
Arsenal has not traditionally been known for their spending power as it’s a club which is usually conservative during the transfer windows but it’s a different story when it comes to their rivals such as: Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.
In that same transfer window, Chelsea’s spending fee reached €200 million after Antonio Conte brought in: Alvaro Morata, TiemoueBakayoko, Danny Drinkwater, Antonio Rudiger and DavideZappacosta. Continue reading Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin takes a jab at the huge spending clubs
Arsenal are set to make a serious Premier League challenge this season.
There would be no Champions League football distraction but there is the Europa League to face and it comes with its unique challenges. A Round of 16 exit in the European tournament – as they have come to be known for in the elite event – would give the Gunners even more time to face the league squarely.
Major rivals would be slugging it out in the Champions League so Arsene Wenger has the advantage recent league winners have: fewer distractions. The FA Cup champs have a decent team to win the title but they also have big spenders Man United and Man City to compete with.
For Wenger he still has the task of clearing the dead wood at the Emirates instead of opting to remain the overly loyal manager. A strong focus on winning the league title is what the French tactician needs to end his 13-year drought. Continue reading WILL THIS BE WENGER’S SEASON?
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger brings forward the club’s whole feelings towards their position at the end of the season in a press conference after watching the team win 3-1 against Everton despite going down to 10-men early in the match, yet losing the Champions League spot.
“We have played very well. We were down to 10 men for such a long time, so to win the game means we have shown what we have shown recently: strength, togetherness and fighting spirit.
“We won the game and we knew that’s all we could do before the game. We stuck together and we could have even scored some more goals at the end,” the Frenchman said.
The embattled coach said it would be the first time the club would sit out the Champions League. He labeled it “strange” as the team pulled 75 points yet they fell a point behind. He seemed to excuse the players who had to put up with the “absolutely horrendous” psychological environment. He said he was proud with the way they responded to the situation. Continue reading ARSENAL NOT HAPPY FOR MISSING TOP FOUR
Olivier Giroud is not getting as much playing time in the first team of Arsene Wenger as he used to get a few years ago.
The French attacker has recently been getting dropped to the sidelines on a regular basis as Arsene Wenger prefers to utilize Alexis Sanchez at the frontlines and this has forced Giroud on performing for a significantly less period of time as years ago.
Despite getting far less amount of time in the pitch as previous seasons, Olivier Giroud has still managed to come out on top and proved just how valuable and influential he can be even with a limited amount of time, the French forward has scored 8 goals in 19 league appearances.
The 30 year old attacker Olivier Giroud has revealed details concerning some of the reasons of why Arsene Wenger has opted to drop him to the sidelines and the French player said:
‘’The coach explained to me that he was adopting this system to find a defensive balance. Sometimes, I played with Sanchez on the left, but the rest of time I have to adapt to the tactical decisions’’ Continue reading Is Olivier Giroud eyeing a move away from Arsenal?
Arsene Wenger reckons if China has to match the standard of the European nations in soccer, it has to do much more than just landing the top players to its league.
As per Wenger, culture is more important than anything else as far as the future of the game in a country is concerned.
When the kids growing up see their parents’ passion for the game, that’s how they get attracted towards the game and they then pass on that passion and interest to their own kids and that shapes a culture.
If people are in love with the game, they will come and watch it every week. But, if there is no culture and people are coming to the stadiums just to watch some particular names because they are famous, it’s not going to carry on for a long period of time.
In the opinion of Wenger, a culture can’t be shaped overnight. It happens over the decades and centuries. But, regardless of whatever time it takes, the focus must be on shaping the culture and not just on bringing in great names. Continue reading Arsene Wenger reckons China needs more than Buying Top Players