6 Stories that dominated English Football this week

6 Stories that dominated English Football this week

Pep Guardiola vs Aguero  It was a sight most had become used to this season. A frustrated Pep Guardiola yelling at Sergio Aguero to help his colleagues press. Aguero was having none of it, and it seemed like more tension was abound. Fast forward a few days and it was Aguero that helped City inch closer towards the coveted Champions League Final and a chance to lift that famous old trophy that has evaded them since, well, forever. It remains …
Arsenal in a Wenger Dilemma

Arsenal in a Wenger Dilemma

An Arsenal fan joked that he had expected to get drawn against Bayern Munich or Barcelona in the fifth round of the FA Cup, such was the feeling of Deja-vu for Gunners fans. It's quite apt that with it recently being Groundhog Day, that Arsenal are looking like they are about to live through a seeming repeat of the last ten years. The defeat a couple of weeks back to Chelsea was expected by most onlookers, partly down to the current strength …
An Italian Solution for Arsenal?

An Italian Solution for Arsenal?

While drawing up plans for the English FA’s £105 million national football centre, David Sheepshanks, the chairman of St. George’s Park, drew inspiration from a few other national football centres in Europe.  One that impressed him quite a bit was the Coverciano, the central training facility and technical headquarters of the Italian Football Federation. It isn’t a facility that will find favour with many English players, who find St. George’s Park to be ‘boring’.  Steven Gerrard thought it wasn’t player …
Why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Should be Given a Chance in Central Midfield

Why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Should be Given a Chance in Central Midfield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was one of the few players to come out of Wednesday's 5-1 defeat against Bayern Munich with any credit as he worked tirelessly for his team and was the only Arsenal player to go right over to applaud the supporters. Although that is the least that could be expected, the rest of the Arsenal players didn't show it. He was played on the right wing, which has been his main position since breaking into professional football, but his …
Should Ozil be Dropped by Arsene Wenger?

Should Ozil be Dropped by Arsene Wenger?

Another season, same old Arsenal has become a cliche.  Out of the title race and all but out of the Champions League in the R-16 stage for the seventh year running. The standout performer for Arsenal this season has been Alexis Sanchez without a shadow of a doubt and by some distance. There has also been growing concerns about their other talisman, Mesut Ozil. Ozil this season has been a mere shadow of his former self. Often looking disinterested, jaded …
Sutton United Vs Arsenal Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

Sutton United Vs Arsenal Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

“We, as a club, have never experienced such a huge demand for tickets…Clearly the demand for this game was unprecedented in all categories.” – Bruce Elliott, Chairman, Sutton United Sometimes truth is indeed stranger than fiction and this weekend of FA Cup is something of that sort. The weekend fixtures will feature eight Premier League sides, four Championship sides, two from League One, and two from the National League. One of those National League sides – Sutton United, have never …
Arsene Wenger should leave on a high but his time has come

Arsene Wenger should leave on a high but his time has come

Arsene Wenger's career is seemingly coming to an end at Arsenal with his contract set to expire at the end of the season. So far there has been no indication of an extension and form in the new year has not helped his case. It's become common place to put your money on Arsenal finishing in fourth place and you'd be forgiven. They always seem to secure Champions League football but fail to challenge for the title in the final …
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Preview | Champions League

Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Preview | Champions League

Arsenal are looking to secure a spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first team since 2010 when they take on Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening. The Champions League competition is starting to hot up and Arsenal will not want to drop out of the last 16 stage for the seventh successive season. Bayern Munich are one of the strongest teams in Europe though so it won't be an easy task. Arsenal have lacked form in the …
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