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Recently my colleague Gary was in London for three weeks for a work project. In short order he turned from a somewhat stereotypical Californian to an almost rabid Anglophile.
As someone who enjoys the UK, I understood his attraction but was surprised by the scope of his attraction; especially since he is now actively campaigning for the company to allow him to transfer to the London branch. Continue reading
If some injuries had not occurred at Arsenal this season, Francis Coquelin might still have been playing for Charlton Athletic on loan.
But, because the Gunners’ management started feeling a bit short on midfield options courtesy the injuries, they called the 23-year old back and what an absolute revelation he has been.
The Frenchman has almost become a guaranteed selection in the starting XI of Arsenal with his consistency in the last 12-15 weeks.
And, his consistency has earned him a contract extension too at Emirates.
According to Arsene Wenger, the man who makes all the decisions in that Arsenal camp, this was going to be Coquelin’s last season in the Gunners’ outfit as the club had planned to put him on sale next summer.
But, the way, he came back from the loan spell and played, he took each and every person at the club by huge surprise. Continue reading
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When Ronald Koeman took over as Southampton boss, a lot of people thought it was a mistake. The Saints were in tatters, most of their top layes had been sold and a new foreign manager had arrived to effectively start from scratch. It was tipped to be a disastrous season for the club, the 2014-15.
But Koeman accepted the challenge. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise because he never hesitated to do that as a player either – the Dutchman always took his opponents on and was one of the most outrageous and arrogant defenders of his time. Continue reading
Alex Song is currently performing for West Ham United on a loan deal with his parent club being Barcelona but the Cameroon midfielder has revealed his intention on making a return to Arsenal, which is the club where he used to play with and it’s the team where he spent his most time as he made over 120 appearances.
Song revealed his interest in returning to the Emirates Stadium.
“I would have liked to go back to Arsenal but they did not want to. That’s life. Cesc Fabregas also wanted to return to Arsenal but they did not want to exercise their option. It is surprising when you see what he is doing at Chelsea. He is stronger than before’’
‘’Arsenal is a family. I will see people who I know well. This is the club that made me grow up; I arrived there at the age of 17’’ Alex Song told reporters as he described just how important and how much of an impact Arsenal has been for him.
According to the Cameroon midfielder, he wanted to return to Arsenal but Arsene Wenger was not interested in bringing him back which was a similar thing with what happened to Cesc Fabregas as the Spanish midfielder wanted to come back to Arsenal after his relationship with Barcelona reached its end.
If this is indeed all true and Arsene Wenger did not want to bring back either Fabregas or Song then it would be a rather surprising decision from the French manager as his team is consistently being hit by injuries that has hampered the capabilities of Arsenal on a number of occasions on making a serious and genuine charge for the Premier League title.
Bringing back quality players such as Alex Song or Cesc Fabregas would be a good decision for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal as these players can spark new life to the squad.
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Mesut Ozil is not in a mood to get rushed back to the game at any point of time this year. He said that in an event yesterday.
Ozil has not been in the scene for one month or so. The last time he had featured was in the first week of October against the Blues.
He, then, torn his ligament while being with the German national squad.
The Arsenal supporters were hoping that the forward would be back around Christmas, but, they would be sad to hear that it’s not going to happen.
Speaking in that event yesterday, Ozil said, “I think I have to be out for 7-8 weeks more at least. So, coming back this year is out of question. It already feels like a long break, but, that’s soccer for you. You cannot escape from injuries. However, you need to keep yourself in good shape mentally and that’s what I am trying to do. I hope I am back in January.”
A couple of big names including Giroud are already not there for the Gunners and now, with the news of Ozil’s unavailability until January, Arsene Wenger would be really worried.
It’s not an ideal scenario for a manager to be without his big players especially when the morale of the team is totally down.
Arsenal’s confidence would have hit rock bottom after the defeat to Swansea. It was the second time in a row that they dropped points after taking the lead.
Chelsea which is the top positioned team in English first division right now has 12 points more than Arsenal and Wenger, a few days ago, had admitted that covering that gap might be impossible now.
The French coach would be eyeing a top 4 spot rather than the title in the remaining part of the season.
The rumours regarding Jack Wilshere facing an extended amount of time on the sidelines has raised the question as to how much Arsenal will actually miss him.
The England international has been ‘full of promise’ for some time now but is still yet to deliver match-winning performances on a regular basis. Continue reading