FANS EXCITED WITH BELLERIN AND TIERNEY TRAINING PICTURES

Arsenal fans have been hailing the released pictures of Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney in full training with the team. The defensive pair is expected to return and hand a boost to the current overwhelmed mechanism.

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Bellerin and Tierney had been working separately from the group as they focused on recovery from their injuries. The Spaniard was working on coming back from a knee injury he picked up back in January. Tierney, on the other hand, was a summer signing Raul Sanllehi engineered. The player underwent a double hernia operation and has been in recovery.
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Arsenal looking at double transfer

Arsenal are looking to sign Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldi as part of a double transfer deals for the club. The Gunners have been without a sporting director since the exit of Sven Mlinstat in February and are looking to appoint former Sevilla director Monchi for the position.

Monchi is considered as one of the best spotters of talent in European football and enjoyed a 17-year spell at Sevilla where he was able to build the club through screwed purchases.  The Spaniard was able to spot talents like Dani Alves, Seydou Keita and Ivan Rakitic before selling the players for big transfer fees.
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EMERY STILL HAS OZIL IN HIS PLANS

Arsenal manager Unai Emery continue to insists that playmaker Mesut Ozil remains in his plans despite the German not featuring in the last five games for the club. The 30-year old has been linked with a move away from the club this transfer winter window with several clubs interested.

Ozil’s commitment and work rate were criticized in his final days in the German national team shirt. This has been the case in his recent Arsenal performances but Emery says he would still hold on to the playmaker.
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SOKRATIS FIRES WARNING TO ARSENAL RIVALS

You get the feeling that the Gunners still have plenty of room for improvement even after stretching their unbeaten run to 17 games in the Premier League.

Arsenal defender SokratisPapastathopoulos has fired a warning to all Arsenal rivals of how confident they are of cracking the top four having reached just “70 percent to 80 percent” of their potential under new head coach Unai Emery.
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Arsenal playing the waiting game with regards to Aaron Ramsey’s future

Arsenal are reportedly playing the waiting game with midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who has yet to commit to them on a long-term contract. The Wales international has just 11 months left on his current deal with the Gunners but so far, the club have not managed to come to terms with his wage demands.

According to Evening Standard, the north London club are reluctant to be held to ransom by the Welshman and they have told the midfielder that he cannot expect a salary rise similar to that of Mesut Ozil. It is added Ramsey is eyeing at least twice of his current wages of around £110,000-a-week but even that remains out of order with the Gunners, who are watching out for their wage bill.
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ARSENAL TO SPEAK TO THIERRY HENRY

Premier League side Arsenal FC are set to speak to club legend Thierry Henry regarding the vacant managerial capacity at the club, according to reports in England. The talks are reported to happen next week as the club continues to speak to more people in a bid to get the right man for the job.

Arsenal are keen on getting the right replacement for long term coach Arsene Wenger, who says he could still like to coach but outside England out of respect for the club he managed for 22 years. For now the leading candidate is former Gunner MikelArteta, as per reports.
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WRIGHT BLASTS OZIL’S MESSAGE

A former and a current player of Arsenal have clashed over the recent turn of events at the Emirates.


MesutOzil, current midfielder in the Gunners setup complained in a heartfelt post about the level of criticisms the team was receiving and more importantly that former players preferred to talk more than support the team. The 28-year old German asked them to “stop talking and start supporting” in a long post on Facebook.

Wright has hit out at the player, saying he was in no position to say such considering that he was yet to extend his deal with the north London club. Ozil has been a subject of a long drawn contract extension saga. The club eventually convinced him to remain at the club as there were reports he could exit. He was promised a huge wage packet but nothing official has been announced ever since.

“Sign a contract, if you feel that strongly about people criticizing the team, because you’re somebody who is integral to Arsenal’s success,” Wright declared. (more…)

Lineker on Arsenal

Former England international Gary Lineker believes that Arsenal needs major signings if they want to compete for the title in the future.


He believes that Arsene Wenger is wrong when he says that the club needs only two players to compete with the biggest team in England.

For Lineker, the current team is not good enough and that there need to be some big changes in the team if they are ever going to win the Premier League again. He said that it is one thing to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final and to go and win the league over a stretch of 38 games. (more…)

Wenger pleased with response

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that he is pleased with the way his players responded in the match against Manchester United.


He said that it was important for the team to win the game if they want to keep their hope of qualifying for the Champions League.

The manager said that it was a difficult game against a team that has been unbeaten since October. Wenger said Manchester United came into the match with a defensive approach and was set up to hit on the counter-attack.

He said that the Arsenal players needed to be focused and wary of the threats posed by quick players such as Martial. Wenger has praised his defenders for their great performance in keeping a clean sheet against a dangerous side such as Manchester United. (more…)

THEO WALCOTT AND CECH TO MISS BAYERN CLASH

Arsenal are set to face familiar foes at the round of 16 stage of the Champions League this week.


The Gunners would visit German champions Bayern Munich in the first leg of the tie and coach Arsene Wenger wants to surprise the opposition by making a few chances.

Wenger decided to select the team players based on best form at the moment. The Frenchman would play Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin ahead of Three Lions forward Theo Walcott as his form has dropped in recent games. Summer addition Granit Xhaka would play in the central midfield with Francis Coequelin.

In-form Chilean Alexis Sanchez is set to lead the onslaught against the familiar foes while David Ospina would start ahead of Petr Cech at the Allianz Arena. Wenger confirmed the list this week. (more…)