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.
Yes, it means keeping a job for another year.
Don’t need the Manchester City draw to show that.
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.
Players, manager, board. Did we miss anyone?
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.
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.
And then give him a new contract.
Really? Now is the time?
The two players in France are probably the best and most realistic options and that might be a stretch.
Same old story with the injuries. Feel bad for Danny Welbeck though.
It was bad the last time he got it. Can’t be any worse now. Well, it could be.
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.
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)
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.
Solid list of teams here. Of course, Ajax would be there but I am surprised by Red Bull Salzburg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.