James Lassey

Manchester United's Pursuit of Jorginho Ticks all the Right Boxes

Manchester United's Pursuit of Jorginho Ticks all the Right Boxes

Signing Napoli midfielder Jorginho not only fulfils the void left by the retiring Michael Carrick but marks the completion of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's rebuild. With the Serie A outfit leading the race at the top of the table and title contenders Juventus a point behind, it raises questions as to whether the Italian would even consider making the venture across the channel? Despite Jorginho being a key asset to manager Maurizio Sarri’s squad, it is widely reported that …
Does this Mexican Prodigy Solve Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez Dilemma?

Does this Mexican Prodigy Solve Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez Dilemma?

While reports circulate that Arsene Wenger is looking to recruit PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano in an attempt to soften the blow left by the Alexis Sanchez transfer, one story is left untold. Can this Mexican sensation really hit the dizzying heights Sanchez once displayed? Lozano, who learnt his trade at Pachuca, has stunned the Dutch league with nine goals in his first eight taking his overall tally to 12 out of 18. His inspiring form has caught Wenger’s attention …
Consistency remains the missing piece to Arsenal's puzzle

Consistency remains the missing piece to Arsenal's puzzle

The Emirates Stadium was treated to an Arsenal masterclass with a 2-0 win over arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur, however, the victory has posed more questions than answers to what has already been a turbulent season for Arsene Wenger and his men. Prior to Saturday's game, Wenger has only seen his side take one point from the three games played against the top six. They failed to score at Chelsea and shipped a combined seven goals in the fast counter-attacking displays by …
Player power could epitomise Chelsea's loan system failures

Player power could epitomise Chelsea's loan system failures

While the pressures of top-flight English football increase, more and more younger players are being sent away to gain opportunities elsewhere. Over 300 youngsters are currently on loan from their parent clubs right now, with only 12 of them still playing in the Premier League. Yes, this could be down to the rule that only allows Premier League clubs to have two loanees at one time, but the same rule was meant to act as a way to encourage clubs …