Arsenal divided over Arsene Wenger’s replacement

The key decision-makers at Arsenal are divided over the choice of Arsene Wenger’s replacement, according to Sky Sports. Wenger announced last week that he will step down from his job at the end of the season. Since then, the Frenchman has dominated the news, and quite predictably, there has been a lot of speculation about his replacement. Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis, Head of Football Operations, Raul Sanllehi and Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat are expected to start discussions with potential candidates this week. However, according to the report, all three have different preferences…

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Wenger expects more numbers on Thursday, Lacazette’s return a huge boost

Arsenal fans are currently enduring the worst league season of Arsene Wenger’s time at the club. The Gunners never looked like challenging for the league title this season; not even in the first couple of months of the season. With seven games left to play in the season, the North London side are mathematically in the race for top-four spots. However, realistically, the league season is as good as over for them. Arsenal’s current predicament in the league has had a direct impact on the fans attendance in home-games. In…

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Arsene Wenger need to manage Europa League to his advantage in the league race

The mood in the Arsenal’s camp was definitely lifted following the comfortable 3-0 home win over Bournemouth last Saturday. The fact that Manchester United and Liverpool dropped points on the same day made the weekend even better for the club fans. As things stand, the Gunners are just four points off the top, but they can’t afford to let that gap increase anymore this early in the season. One positive aspect for the Gunners this season is that they would be able to prioritize league football over the European football.…

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Mystery remains over Arsene Wenger’s future

The future of long-time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger continues to draw speculations as his sode dropped further points in the league on Saturday. The Frenchman has come under intense pressure from club fans in the recent weeks. Following the defeat against West Brom, he revealed that he has already taken a decision regarding is future and he will announce it in due time. He said: “I know what I will do so you will know very soon. “Today I do not worry about that. I watch the game, I do…

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Arsene Wenger accepts FA charge, gives verdict on Granit Xhaka

It has been a whirlwind of a week for Gunners gaffer Arsene Wenger who was sent off during a win against Burnley while his summer signing Granit Xhaka came under intense scrutiny following his second red card of the season and a police investigation for allegedly racially abusing a staff member at Heathrow airport. Le Professeur has accepted the FA charge of misconduct and is understood to not challenge it. Although, Arsene believes he will not be fined or banned following his actions. Wenger pushed the fourth official Anthony Taylor…

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Arsenal main man to sign new deal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s future at the club is one of the most discussed topics among the club fanbase at the moment. The French manager has divided the club fanbase for quite some time now and still a large section of the fanbase doesn’t want him to continue beyond his current deal, which expires next summer. Wenger’s future was even discussed in the club’s AGM today. Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick, when quizzed about the manager’s future, said: “We will talk when the time is right but for now, we…

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Twitter reacts to reports about Arsene Wenger being considered as the next England boss

The FA are in search of a new manager to replace Roy Hodgson following the Three Lions’ embarrassing exit from Euro 2016. Reports in England, like this one from The Daily Mail, claim that current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has emerged as the FA’s number one choice to take charge of the national team on a long-term basis. Wenger currently has one year left on his current deal with the North London club, but the reports suggest that the FA are ready to wait for a year for the French…

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Arsenal reportedly agree personal terms with Romelu Lukaku

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to land a new top-level striker who can add the killer instinct their current options lack, and according to the latest reports, the Gunners are making progress on landing a big transfer target. According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Romelu Lukaku ahead of making a summer bid for the Belgium international. The 23-year-old provided 25 goals and seven assists in 46 appearances in all competitions last season for the Toffees and has scored two goals thus far at Euro 2016, twice…

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Premier League Season Review – Arsenal

Arsenal: 2nd FA Cup: Quarter-finals Capital One Cup: Round Four Champions League: Round of 16 For the first time in several years, there was a genuine belief at Arsenal and elsewhere that this would finally be the season where they make a sustained challenge to win the Premier League title; a squad gaining in confidence following successive FA Cup triumphs and a terrific end to the previous campaign. Victory over their nemesis Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side in the Community Shield represented another psychological boost and optimism was sky-high,…

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Arsenal’s second place finish not good enough for Wenger

Over the weekend, Arsenal secured a second place finish in the Premier League, which should be a reason for celebration for most teams. Unfortunately, Arsenal isn’t like most teams and the fans consider the second place finish a disappointment, especially since the team that won the league title was fighting relegation a season ago. Going into next season, Arsenal will once again be online soccer odds favorites to win the Premier League, and if they don’t, manager Arsene Wenger might be shown the door. After clinching second place on Sunday, Arsenal fans showed…

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Arsenal fans rage over rumoured new deal for Arsene Wenger [Tweets]

The Times ran a story on Friday, stating that Arsenal are ready to offer Arsene Wenger a two-year contract extension despite supporters being divided over whether the Frenchman should remain in charge at the Emirates Stadium. Not surprisingly, Gunners’ fans took their frustration to Twitter… ‘Arsenal to offer Wenger new deal’ pic.twitter.com/mSpfBq7erC — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) 12 mei 2016 If Wenger gets a new deal then I fully believe Arsenal is now a parody of Arsenal. — Liam Keane ☄ (@Liam_Keane) 13 mei 2016 A new contract for Wenger would tell…

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Twitter explodes as Arsene Wenger blames Arsenal fans for failed title bid [Tweets]

Arsene Wenger has suggested fan unrest may have contributed to this season’s failed title challenge, according to Sky Sports. The Frenchman said: “We lost the championship at home against lower teams, but we played sometimes at home in a very difficult climate. Away we are championship winners.” Not surprisingly, Twitter exploded after Wenger’s statements… I can take the stupid transfers and the dodgy tactics. Most coaches do that. But Wenger is so often condescending to fans! It’s insulting. — Messi Minutes (@MessiMinutes) 29 april 2016 Wenger says Arsenal are “title…

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Arsenal vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal are now facing an inexplicable battle to ensure a top four finish, and their latest test sees them take on a West Bromwich Albion side that has taken only one point from their last four Premier League outings. It must be incredibly frustrating to be an Arsenal supporter at this moment in time. Their team continues to flatter to deceive and lack the killer instinct to be in the title reckoning, while the sight of bitter rivals Tottenham lying above them in the table and showing all the characteristics…

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Top 10 transfer crazy coaches from this century and their biggest captures

Football clubs need to spend money in order to compete for trophies. However, some clubs and managers are more likely to buy players than others. Therefore, we’re taking a look at the ten managers who have spent the most money on transfers during this century, meaning from the 2000/2001 season onwards (via Transfermarkt), including their biggest captures. 10. Mark Hughes The current Stoke City manager has coached five teams since the turn of the century. Hughes has spent a total of £328.44 million on 48 transfers, narrowly beating Brendan Rodgers for…

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Top five Premier League managers who’ve won the most Manager of the Month awards

Claudio Ranieri recently won his fourth Manager of the Month award, his second of the current season in which he has guided Leicester City to an improbable Premier League title challenge. The Italian has now won as many awards as Carlo Ancelotti, Roy Hodgson, Joe Kinnear, Manuel Pellegrini, and Gordon Strachan, according to The Sun. Ranieri has even won more awards than the likes of Jose Mourinho, Alan Pardew, Mauricio Pochettino, and Brendan Rodgers. Still, Ranieri isn’t featured in the top five, but which managers are? Let’s find out! 5. Sam Allardyce –…

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Arsenal fans go into overdrive after Arsene Wenger’s wardrobe blunder [Tweets]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was present in the audience as the club’s youngsters took on their Manchester City counterparts in the second leg of the FA Youth Cup semi-final last night. City won the tie 4-3 on aggregate after managing a 2-2 draw at Emirates Stadium last night. However, the eyes of many Arsenal fans were locked up on the brand of Arsene Wenger’s jacket rather than the match. The French manager stirred the dormant Arsenal fans on Twitter after he turned up wearing a Nike jacket at the game. The North…

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Arsenal fans react to rumours that Arsene Wenger has been offered a new deal [Tweets]

Arsenal fan and well-known journalist Piers Morgan has claimed that Arsene Wenger has been offered a new three-year deal by the club. The Frenchman’s current deal expires at the end of the next season and another three years will see him stay at the club until 2020. Wenger has come under severe criticism of late for Arsenal’s performances this season, and the report of a new deal hasn’t quite gone down well with some fans. However, Wenger still has a strong backing among club faithful and some fans have welcomed the…

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“Arsenal need Arsene Wenger,” says co-owner

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has found his position at the club under scrutiny as of late, following a disappointing run of results. The Gunners have bowed out of the FA Cup and Champions League recently and have fallen 11 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City in the title race. Those results have led to the divide of the Gunners fan base into two factions: one who supports Wenger and one who wants the Frenchman to vacate his position. Some supporters have even displayed banners asking for Wenger’s exit during…

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Arsenal fans divided over Jose Mourinho’s rumours [Tweets]

Latest rumours have linked former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho with the job at Emirates Stadium. Following reports from Spain earlier this week, journalist Duncan Castles has now claimed that the Gunners have approached the Portuguese manager via a third party to replace Arsene Wenger at the club. He writes for One World Sports: “Jose Mourinho is considering an approach to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. “Mourinho was approached by a third party claiming to represent Arsenal at the beginning of this month, following successive losses to severely understrength Manchester United…

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Arsene Wenger has to buy big stars to save his job

It looks like the Arsenal board is finally taking a cue from the recent unrest among the club fans. Arsene Wenger and his players have recently attracted severe criticism from the Gunners’ fans for their performances and the lack of transfer activity this season. The latest report from the Sun suggests that the North London club are planning to spend big in the summer and will push Wenger to pursue the likes of Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos, Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain, Juventus’ Paul Pogba, PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Everton’s John Stones. The…

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Barcelona vs Arsenal – Match preview and team news

Arsenal face an almost impossible task at the Nou Camp as they take on Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie having lost 2-0 when the sides met three weeks ago. Confirmation of their exit from Europe here will simply compound the struggles that the North London club are currently experiencing, with pressure beginning to mount on manager Arsene Wenger after they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Watford on Sunday. It is very saddening to see the Frenchman receive such criticism for…

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“Wenger Out” sentiment grows stronger following Arsenal’s FA Cup exit [Tweets]

Arsenal lost to Watford in their FA Cup quarter-final at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The result has put the spotlight on Arsene Wenger’s position at the club. The Frenchman has been receiving criticism for his team’s performance of late and following the 2-1 defeat, a large number of Arsenal fans have started to feel that something needs to be changed at the club. There were a lot of angry Arsenal fans on Twitter last night: Forget AKBs, it’s more Wenger out respectfully and Wenger out abusively at the moment! #AFC…

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Arsenal legend involved in Twitter spat with club fan (and wins it)

Following the 4-0 FA Cup win over Hull City, some Arsenal fans displayed a banner asking for Arsene Wenger to leave the club. The banner, which read “Arsene thanks for the memories but it’s time to say goodbye”, has sparked a huge reaction and debate on Twitter among Arsenal fans. Some fans supported the move, however, the majority of them criticized the decision to display the banner after a convincing win at KC Stadium. Arsenal legend Ian Wright, who was working as a pundit during BT Sport’s coverage of the…

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Arsenal legend expected to take over from Arsene Wenger

Arsenal have seemingly already started making plans for life after Arsene Wenger at the club. The Frenchman’s current deal with the club expires at the end of next season, and none of the parties have talked about a possible new deal. It’s understood that the team’s performance during this season and the next will determine Wenger’s future at the club. Nevertheless, according to a reliable French journalist, the North London club have already decided on the name who is going to be Wenger’s successor with the Gunners. Karim Nedjari, who works for…

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Tottenham vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Many a meeting between Tottenham and Arsenal in the recent past has been dubbed the biggest North London derby in years, but Saturday’s early kick-off surely trumps them as they both vie for the title. The home side had the chance to go top on Wednesday evening, but never really got their rhythm going as their six-match winning run in the league came to an end with defeat at West Ham United. They were rather caught out by the tactics of their opponents, while the tenacity in midfield provided by…

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