Arsenal legend David Seaman has warned the supporters that they cannot expect instant success with Unai Emery at the helm. The Spaniard took over the head coach role with the Gunners in May after Arsene Wenger made the shock decision to end his 22-year tenure with the north London giants.
Since then, Emery has acted swiftly to make five signings in the summer transfer window but Seaman does not expect the Spaniard to instantly change the fortunes of the club. The former Gunners shot-stopper added that a return to Champions League football could be regarded as a great season for the Capital outfit next term.
ESPN Pundit Steve Nicol feels Petr Cech will stay put with Arsenal for another season at the least. The 35-year-old has produced a mixed performance in the Gunners shirt this term, and there has already been talk of him being replaced in the summer.
Speaking on ESPN FC, Nicol admits that the former Czech international is no longer dependable to produce ‘miraculous saves’ between the sticks, but he is still more capable in goal ahead of back-up shot-stopper David Ospina, he said: “I still believe in Petr Cech myself, he’s solid.
Kim Kallstrom could make his Arsenal debut in this weekend’s FA Cup quarter final against Everton as he closes in on a return to fitness, the Mirror understands.
The Sweden international became the Gunners’ only new signing during the January transfer window, but is yet to feature having arrived at the club carrying a back injury.
Arsenal are waiting to assess the fitness of Jack Wilshere, who is closing in on a comeback after missing the Gunners last two matches with an ankle injury.
Mikel Arteta may feature despite limping off during the last weekend’s win over Crystal Palace though Theo Walcott, Kim Kallstrom, Aaron Ramsey, Thomas Vermaelen and Yaya Sanogo all remain injured and Mathieu Flamini serves the second game of a four-match suspension.
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Arsene Wenger has admitted that the extent of Theo Walcott’s injury may force his hand in this month’s transfer window.
The Gunners, who are no strangers to an injury crisis, are once again low on numbers with only North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur currently having more first team players on the side-lines.
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Arsenal are set to offer Real Madrid a £2m loan fee as they try to secure the services of Alvaro Morata for the rest of the season, the Metro understands.
The Gunners are desperately short of attacking options, with Theo Walcott joining an already extensive injury list at the club after being ruled out for six months with the knee injury he sustained in the 2-0 FA Cup third round victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that reported Arsenal target Edin Dzeko will not be sold in January, according to the Daily Star.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international scored the only goal of the game as City beat Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon to briefly rise to first position in the Premier League.
Jack Wilshere has been charged by the Football Association after raising his middle finger in the direction of home supporters in Arsenal’s 6-3 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday, according to the Mail Online.
Manager Arsene Wenger has said that the club will accept and punishment handed to the midfielder, who has until 6pm on Wednesday to respond.
Arsenal missed out on top spot in Group F after losing 2-0 to Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo yesterday evening.
Goals from former Gunners target Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon secured victory for Rafael Benitez’s men, who joined Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund on twelve points but miss out due to their head to head record against both teams.
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Arsene Wenger has revealed that he was initially reluctant to re-sign Mathieu Flamini, but is glad that he did as he has “crucial to the balance of the side”.
The France international is almost certain for face his former team Marsielle in tomorrow evening’s Champions League group opener at the Stade Velodrome, amid a midfield injury crisis for the Arsenal manager.