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Exclusive: Shinji Kagawa on Dortmund’s 2015/16, battling Bayern and what he’d do again at Man United | FourFourTwo

Exclusive: Shinji Kagawa on Dortmund’s 2015/16, battling Bayern and what he’d do again at Man United | FourFourTwo

Interviews are usually a nice read, especially when they are setup like this with the specific question and answer instead of one long article. At least , that’s what I think. Good to see Shinji Kagawa playing better and I’m still disappointed/surprised he didn’t get much of chance at Manchester United.

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Rafa Benitez is one of football’s most misunderstood figures – even if he’s a walking contradiction | FourFourTwo

Rafa Benitez is one of football’s most misunderstood figures – even if he’s a walking contradiction | FourFourTwo

Definitely surprised but, happy, Benitez stayed on at Newcastle. Hopefully it’s a decision that pans out for all parties.

Weekly Arsenal Chatter

It’s probably going to be mostly transfer chatter as far as Arsenal is concerned for the rest of the summer. I’ve already pushed many thoughts of this season to the back of my mind. Here’s some thoughts for the end of the season.

St Totteringham’s Day Joy Can’t Mask Season of Missed Opportunity for Arsenal

Finishing above Tottenham is so undeserved .

Arsenal fail to win the league again but besting Tottenham is all that matters

And that’s why we have no really major trophies in the last 10 years.

Arsenal fans are inviting jokes of own failures by laughing at Tottenham

Yup.

5 Things Learned from Arsenal’s 2015/16 Premier League Season

We’re shit. We’re shit. Mentally weak. Needed better strikers. Wenger needs to go. Oh, wait. We knew all of this before.

Arsenal’s presence at Euros dwindles because of injuries and poor form

Pretty much.

How Arsene Wenger could end Arsenal’s civil war in an instant

Makes sense. If he announced he was leaving at the end of the season I think everyone would come together as. If he’s staying for longer, well then it could probably get worse.

Why Alvaro Morata Is Not the Striker Arsenal Need in This Transfer Window

Based on his recent productivity. No.

MLS’ six worst big-name signings | FourFourTwo

MLS’ six worst big-name signings | FourFourTwo

I guess we’re giving Frank Lampard some more time before ending up on this list. I think the ranking is a bit skewed. If players like Denilson and John O’Brien barely played a game you think they would be higher but there’s certainly good evidence there that each player is worthy of being on the list.

The beautiful (video) game | FourFourTwo

The beautiful (video) game | FourFourTwo

Played any of these games? I think I really got into the mix when FIFA International Soccer came out. Or at least that was one of the first games I played when I was old enough. I do remember that Virtua Striker was tons of fun. FIFA’s where it’s at now though.

11 South American talents ready for the big European move | FourFourTwo

11 South American talents ready for the big European move | FourFourTwo

Admittedly, the only one I know of for sure and have seen play is Gabriel Barbosa. I could see him headed to Porto. Others I’ve heard and, of course, seen on FM. We’ll see how many do end up in Europe this summer on beyond.

Why Thierry Henry should never be Arsenal’s manager | FourFourTwo

Why Thierry Henry should never be Arsenal’s manager | FourFourTwo

A little out of left field here but interesting topic for Arsenal fans. I can certainly see where the author’s coming from, I don’t really have any of those problems with Henry but to each his own. I haven’t been particularly fond of what I have seen of him punditry-wise  but I’m not fond of much punditry anyways so hey. Regardless, Henry could be quite different as a manager than he was a player. Having played under both Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger he has two great examples and I’m think he’s smart enough to figure it out. Arsenal definitely shouldn’t be one of his first few gigs though, if he does end up there.

Rated! Alexandre Lacazette vs Michy Batshuayi: Who your club should sign this summer | FourFourTwo

Rated! Alexandre Lacazette vs Michy Batshuayi: Who your club should sign this summer | FourFourTwo

Nice breakdown of these two players. Lacazette has the experience and is versatile enough to play out wide if necessary but both could have an impact elsewhere. Some might prefer Batshuayi because he’s younger but three years isn’t that big a difference.

Leicester City’s triumph: the inside story of an extraordinary season | Stuart James | Football | The Guardian