Aston Villa fans have voted Micah Richards as the biggest flop of last season in a survey. The former Manchester City player arrived last season and gave great hopes to the fans but unfortunately he failed to live up to his expectations.
Although he made a good start to his Aston Villa career, he eventually lost his form and began to make frequent errors at the back and gave away some cheap goals. Continue Reading
Top striker for current English Premier League champions Leicester City, Jamie Vardy, is set to turn down the offer from Arsenal, according to reports. The 29-year-old England international who is currently in action at the Euro 2016 ongoing in France, is believed to favour extending his time at the King Power Stadium.
The BBC reports that though the player has not made a formal response to the offer from the Emirates, he will make it known after the continental championship. Arsenal made the bid of £20m triggering the release clause of the player, aside offering him a deal with weekly wages of £120,000. The offer made The Foxes increase his current deal to £100,000 per week. Continue Reading
Piers Morgan, who has always advocated for a change in manager at Arsenal, has stated that it is high time for Arsene Wenger to leave the club.
He believes that Arsenal will never win the Premier League title or the Champions League with Arsenal as the manager.
Piers Morgan believes that the club failed to replace Arsene Wenger with high profile managers when they were available. According to him, the club should have signed Jurgen Klopp before he made the move to Liverpool. Morgan thinks that Klopp has already turned Liverpool around and that he could have done the same for Arsenal. He also added that Pep Guardiola was interested in coming and managing Arsenal and again the club did not seize this opportunity.
For Piers Morgan, Arsenal is a team that lack passion and desire and also a will to win. Arsene Wenger has failed to inspire his team and on this ground alone he has to leave the club. Continue Reading
Arsene Wenger still remains confident that the club will be able to end the Premier League drought this season.
Due to the lack of competition from the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, this was seen as a great season to end the wait that has been going on since the 2003-04 campaign. Arsenal managed to keep themselves as the firm favourites until the start of 2016. The lack of new faces in January coupled with a tough run of matches has seen Arsenal go 11 points behind Leicester City with eight matches remaining. Many believe that the opportunity has been lost by the gunners. Continue Reading
Olivier Giroud might have smashed a hat-trick the other night in Piraeous to take the Gunners past the group stage in Europe in some style, but, according to Charlie Nicholas, the former Scotland International who is now one of the renowned experts of the game in England, all the credit should not go to the French striker only as there was another guy too who was key to that win and that was the goalie Petr Cech.
On a TV show, Nicholas was quoted as saying, “I think it’s one of the most balanced units that Arsenal has ever had.”
“When you have to make sure the margin is at least of 2 goals, there’s no option than to go with the aggressive mindset. But, the fact that they knew they were not vulnerable in the back with Cech in charge between the sticks, it gave them that added confidence to attack in full flow.” Continue Reading
Surviving in the Premier League and continuing to perform in the top tier English league was the main task that Dick Advocaat wanted to accomplish since he took up the managerial role at Sunderland back in March and it was successfully completed as Sunderland finished the season at the 16th spot with a total of 38 points collected which was enough.
Now that the first objective of the club and the manager has been fulfilled, the next thing which is left to do is whether or not to extend the contract of Dick Advocaat. Continue Reading
The manager who has been in charge of Arsenal for over 17 years, Arsene Wenger revealed that he does not have any big plans for the upcoming summer transfer window as Wenger believes that not many things need to be done because he already has a very strong squad at his disposal.
Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger said: “We are not in need of absolute change. We have a strong squad. We have some strong young players behind. We have a big squad now: Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo (all forwards who currently out on loan) will come back. If you add that to the number of players we already have…”
“We have improved a lot this season. Our defensive record since January is outstanding. We are not in need of absolute change this summer. We have a strong squad and we have some strong young players behind. We are not close to signing anybody; we have a very big squad, so we need to lose some players as well.’’
Arsenal went through a run of 8 consecutive triumphs which began on February 10 with Arsene Wenger’s player claiming a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace and this streak of successive victories spanned until April 11. Continue Reading
Arsene Wenger remains as one of the most experienced managers in the game after the recent retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. He has been at Arsenal for almost two decades and has witnessed several bad times during this period. However, he has revealed that he still feels extremely depressed for days when Arsenal lose a game. In recent months, however, Wenger will have reasons to be happy about the club, as they have gone on a wonderful run of form that may see them win the title under the right circumstances. Arsenal may still be seven points behind Chelsea, but there is a small glimmer of hope with eight matches remaining.
Wenger has consistently maintained that a top four finish was his priority for the last few weeks. It may not have changed much going into the match against Liverpool on Sunday. A victory for the gunners will see them have won eight consecutive matches in the league. This helps them overcome the disappointment of having been knocked out by Wenger’s former club Monaco in the Champions League. After having won the FA Cup last season, the Frenchman will certainly feel less pressure on him than before. Yet, the disappointment of losing a match does not appear to go away. Continue Reading