One of Arsenal’s largest shareholders, Alisher Usmanov, says that Arsenal should consider retaining Arsene Wenger at all costs.
Recent discontent amongst fans has seen a campaign against the Frenchman calling for him to leave the club at the end of the campaign. This is after yet another faltering league title challenge. The club has been looking like being capable of winning league titles only to falter massively at some stage in the season. Often, the club leave themselves with a huge distance due to poor early-season form or end up throwing away the title at the business end of the campaign.
The 2015-16 campaign is reflecting the latter since Arsenal were leading the table towards Christmas. They have since fallen way behind and are 11 points behind table leaders Leicester City. After being knocked out of the FA Cup and the Champions League, the club are set to finish trophy less once again. Arsenal fans have seen their club win a major honour only twice in the last decade. Those two successes came in the FA Cup with many blaming Wenger as the reason for failing to mount a title challenge.Usmanov, who is still hoping to become the sole owner of Arsenal, gave his views about retaining Wenger. Continue reading
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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Arsenal will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League with victory over high-flying Southampton tomorrow afternoon.
Theo Walcott is in line for a shock return against the side where he began his career after missing the last two months with an abdominal injury, while Aaron Ramsey should also after feature despite dropping out of international duty with Wales with a hamstring complaint.
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Arsenal will consider a cut price offer for Karim Benzema when the transfer window reopens in January, the Metro understands.
It is believed that Real Madrid are willing to part company with the France international, as they look to accumulate funds to bid for Luis Suarez.
Arsenal are planning another major transfer swoop in January, with the club expected to revive their interest in Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, according to the Metro.
The club smashed their transfer record this week to bring in Germany international Mezut Ozil for £42.5m, and are now preparing another big money move when the window reopens in January.
Arsenal will look to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa as they make the short journey to Fulham on Saturday lunch-time.
Laurent Koscielny will miss the game through suspension while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has joined Thomas Vermaelen, Mikel Arteta and Abu Diably on the injury-list.
Arsenal bounced back from their disappointing opening day defeat by taking a commanding lead in their Champions League play off tie with Fenerbache.
The Gunners will go in to next week’s second leg at the Emirates with a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and an Olivier Giroud penalty.
Arsenal endured a miserable start to their Premier League campaign after falling to a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts took an early lead through Olivier Giroud, but a Christian Benteke double and a third from debutant Antonio Luna wrapped up victory for the visitors.
Arsenal have a number of injury concerns to deal with ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League season opener against Aston Villa.
Midfielder Mikel Arteta has been ruled out for up to six weeks after picking up a thigh injury, while Nacho Monreal and long term absentees Thomas Vermaelen and Abou Diably are set to miss out.
Arsenal are set to miss out on yet another transfer target with Bayern Munich’s Luiz Gustavo on the verge of completing a move to Wolfsburg, according to the Metro.
The Brazil international, who had been linked with a move to the Emirates, appears to have opted to remain in the Bundesliga.