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Weekly Arsenal Chatter

Last game of a disappointing season and we’re bringing back the weekly chatter to reminisce on how shitty we were, fanciful transfer news and how shitty we were.

Arsène Wenger knows true value of reaching Champions League again

Yes, it means keeping a job for another year.

Arsenal’s Draw at Manchester City Shows Why They Simply Must Keep Alexis Sanchez

Don’t need the Manchester City draw to show that.

All you need to know about Arsenal’s transfer window plans

So, did the author have a cup of tea with Wenger and jot down all these plans on a notebook? All this amounts to is just rumours. The same old crap rumours we get every summer and winter with a few different faces in the mix. I don’t have a probably with coming up with theoretical solutions etc but to say this piece provides an inside track on Arsenal’s summer is kind of ridiculous. Alvaro Morata being pointed out as an option to upgrade the attack says it all. He’s a good player and might come into his own at Arsenal but his recent history doesn’t suggest he’ll do any better than Giroud.

Breaking Down Who Is to Blame for Arsenal’s Continued Premier League Failure

Players, manager, board. Did we miss anyone?

Arsenal, Arsene Wenger would be wise to listen to Alexis Sanchez’s concerns

Um, yes.

Arsenal tell Alexis Sanchez there’s no chance he’ll be sold as star forward stalls on £180,000 contract

Fun to see how this plays out if its true.

Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal, England career can be relaunched by Euro 2016

I don’t think he should go to the Euros even if he’s fit but, hey. It will just be showing favoritism to a player who, while clearly talented, hasn’t done much in his career to warrant it even if it’s mainly due to unfortunate injuries.

Arsenal need to reconsider Theo Walcott’s future with the club

And then give him a new contract.

Why the Time Has Come for Arsenal to Seek out Alternatives to Olivier Giroud

Really? Now is the time?

Five transfer targets to solve Arsenal’s attacking woes after Welbeck injury

The two players in France are probably the best and most realistic options and that might be a stretch.

Arsenal’s season of injury woes capped by Danny Welbeck news

Same old story with the injuries. Feel bad for Danny Welbeck though.

Why Arsene Wenger Contract Extension Would Be a Bad Move for Arsenal Right Now

It was bad the last time he got it. Can’t be any worse now. Well, it could be.

Arsenal failed Premier League title bid partially explained by expected goals

Basically, we were shitty in front of goal because, oh, I don’t know, we don’t have the quality players that we should have.

 

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Pep Guardiola: a football genius in danger of harming his legacy through diminishing returns | Squawka News | Features

Pep Guardiola: a football genius in danger of harming his legacy through diminishing returns | Squawka News | Features

Really good read here and some great points throughout. I don’t think Guardiola is in danger of harming his legacy though. Those who are his critics will remain so and his fans will remain his fans. I don’t think he’s so obsessed with outsmarting his opponents or playing the perfect game that he doesn’t care about the result. The three semifinals were definitely slip-ups and could have all resulted in at least an appearance in the finals but in two cases they met the eventual winner. (Maybe it will be three with Atletico)

Who is going to be the next Leicester City? | Squawka News | Team Analysis

Who is going to be the next Leicester City? | Squawka News | Team Analysis

Common sense says there will never be another Leicester. OR at least, not for a very long time. Not sure why Brighton and Middlesbrough or on the list, when the likes of Swansea and Southampton have a better chance. Newcastle shouldn’t be on this list as they are a bigger club than all the others. Them winning the Premier League would be a surprise but not as big as Leicester.

How Mauricio Pochettino masterminded Tottenham’s resurgence and fostered England’s new breed | Squawka News | Features

How Mauricio Pochettino masterminded Tottenham’s resurgence and fostered England’s new breed | Squawka News | Features

Major credit has to go to Mauricio Pochettino for what’s going on at Tottenham now. It’s interesting that so many players in the England setup have been coached by him in the last few years. Is it all down to how he prepares his players physically and mentally? There doesn’t seem to be any over elaboration from a tactical sense. Not that there needs to be.

Thomas Muller: Football’s man of the future and an old school winner for Bayern Munich | Squawka News | Player Analysis

Thomas Muller: Football’s man of the future and an old school winner for Bayern Munich | Squawka News | Player Analysis

Can’t stop singing Muller’s praises until he stops doing the business. I can’t say I’m surprised about the fact that Bayern rarely loses when he scores or has a major impact.

Joaquin: the flawed entertainer who has given Betis its soul back | Squawka News | Player Analysis

Joaquin: the flawed entertainer who has given Betis its soul back | Squawka News | Player Analysis

It is great to see Joaquin back at Real Betis. Not sure if it really help them too much on the pitch but great to see nonetheless.

Joaquín and the soul of Real Betis | These Football Times

Alessandro Matri: The serial loanee who remains an Italian enigma | Squawka News | Player Analysis

Alessandro Matri: The serial loanee who remains an Italian enigma | Squawka News | Player Analysis

Definitely a curios case. While he is a decent player, it’s always been weird seeing him linked with, and eventually moving to, one of the big clubs.

Anthony Martial needs time and patience but is unlikely to get either | Amy Lawrence | Football | The Guardian

Anthony Martial needs time and patience but is unlikely to get either | Amy Lawrence | Football | The Guardian

Agreed on both points. In this age he is unlikely to get the benefit of time and patience, mainly from those in the stands, thanks to his price tag. We might be surprised though.

Man Utd’s impatience with Memphis Depay is a bad omen for Anthony Martial

Why Chelsea won’t need Paul Pogba after signing Blaise Matuidi from PSG | Squawka News | Player Analysis

Why Chelsea won’t need Paul Pogba after signing Blaise Matuidi from PSG | Squawka News | Player Analysis

It’s definitely an intriguing option for Chelsea but I don’t see it happening. Mainly due to the age difference. I don’t see them getting Pogba either.