Adam Whyte

A sports journalism student currently studying at Southampton Solent University

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Arsenal 2017/18: Season Preview

Arsenal 2017/18: Season Preview

On one side of the coin, the upcoming season presents many a familiar challenge for Arsenal; the fans' opinion on their long-serving manager remains split, and key players are linked with moves away. But on the flip side, the new campaign provides a host of fresh hurdles for the Gunners, particularly with the prospect of Europa League football as opposed to the Champions League for the first time in years. The weekend's Community Shield win over Chelsea will have given …
Reiss Nelson's Pre-Season Exploits - What Next for the Arsenal Youngster?

Reiss Nelson's Pre-Season Exploits - What Next for the Arsenal Youngster?

The Emirates Cup - despite holding what some would consider a flawed point scoring system - has many benefits as a pre season competition. First is of course the added revenue it brings to all the clubs involved; mainly through the expansion of the associated brands across a greater worldwide audience, at a time where high quality football is in top demand. Then there is the benefit from the fans perspective of being able to watch not one, but two …
Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

Jack Wilshere: Facing Crucial Decisions in his Career Defining Summer

In February of 2011 Arsenal defied the odds to beat Europe’s greatest - Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona – 2-1 at the Emirates in the Champions League. That night the pitch was laden with midfield maestros; the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas to name a few. But the name which dominated the back pages the morning after was none of the above, instead it was a 19-year-old by the name of Jack Wilshere. With a passing accuracy of …
Arsenal's Options in the wake of another Santi Cazorla Injury

Arsenal's Options in the wake of another Santi Cazorla Injury

Things are looking up this Summer at the Arsenal; Alexandre Lacazette recently became the club’s record signing and various reports from Chile hint at star man Alexis Sanchez remaining a part of Arsene Wenger’s squad for next season. Alongside this are the continued reports linking the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe to the club, with Mesut Ozil’s recent renewal of his Emirates Stadium box brightening the N5 skies that little bit more. But news breaking early …
What would Arsenal be missing out on if Thomas Lemar stays at AS Monaco?

What would Arsenal be missing out on if Thomas Lemar stays at AS Monaco?

Earlier reports this week had suggested Arsenal were closing in on AS Monaco starlet Thomas Lemar as their second signing of the summer transfer window. A deal worth around £30 million was said to have been offered by the Gunners as they looked to complete the deal by the start of next week. But these rumours were rubbished by Wednesday evening, when the bid was rejected and the player’s stance at the club was labelled “non-negotiable” by Monaco vice-president Vadim …
Is Olivier Giroud to West Ham the perfect move for all parties?

Is Olivier Giroud to West Ham the perfect move for all parties?

This summer marks five years since Arsenal lost their captain, Robin Van Persie, to title rivals Manchester United for a measly 24 million pounds. The deal was in the pipeline for some time, leading Arsene Wenger to seek attacking alternatives. A month earlier he had turned to Montpellier’s top goal scorer during their first ever Ligue 1 winning campaign, Frenchman Olivier Giroud. “He has a very good physical presence and is exceptional in the air, with a great work ethic,” …