Arsenal Set to Hire Unai Emery as Wenger's Replacement

Arsenal Set to Hire Unai Emery as Wenger's Replacement

This article was published before Emery was announced as the new manager of Arsenal. After weeks of speculation that Arsenal would replace Arsene Wenger with former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta, the BBC's David Ornstein is now reporting that former PSG and Sevilla boss Unai Emery will be appointed as the club's new manager. Given Ornstein's track record, it is relatively safe to assume that Emery will be Arsenal's new manager. With that in mind, it is a good time to …
Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

The summer transfer window is always an exciting time for managers and fans who welcome new players to the club ahead of the new season. However, there are also a few farewells and here are just a few players we've been accustomed to watching in the Premier League who’ll be gone for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Some were great, some were good and others were awful but nonetheless, they will be missed! Kolo Toure The former Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester …
David Moyes - A good fit for Sunderland?

David Moyes - A good fit for Sunderland?

Sam Allardyce is set to take the England job, which leaves Sunderland in a difficult position. They wouldn't have expected to lose Allardyce this summer when the season finished and they may not have a contingency plan. They can't afford to leave the vacancy open too long, as the new manager needs to come in and get his ideas across to the squad before the season begins. The transfer window is open, and Sunderland have yet to make any moves, …
Manchester City v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On April eighth, Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City.  When the fixture computer spat this game out last summer it looked like it could be a game to decide the title.  Now that it's here it turns out to be just another game in the hunt for the top four. Arsenal are three points away from securing their place in the Premier League's top four, while City have some work to do.  A loss to …
Looking at Mohamed Elneny's debut

Looking at Mohamed Elneny's debut

More than two weeks after the signing was announced, Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny made his debut for the club against Burnley in the FA Cup.  The Egyptian international played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal's 2-1 after being an unused substitute in the last two matches. Arsene Wenger was impressed with Elneny's debut saying, "His mobility and his work rate were exceptional. "  While the manager did say it will take some time for the Egyptian to adjust to the physicality of …
5 Things Arsenal fans can take away from the Community Shield

5 Things Arsenal fans can take away from the Community Shield

Forgive me for one moment, as I finally get a chance to write the following words. Arsenal Football Club have beaten a Jose Mourinho-led Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley, to win the Community Shield. It was an interesting games for many points, Arsenal took their continued sharpness into this game that actually faded towards the end of the game against Chelsea's onslaught for the last twenty minutes. Arsenal's build up play was enjoyable to watch - which isn't a term often …
Comparing Arsenal's defensive midfield targets

Comparing Arsenal's defensive midfield targets

Arsenal have been linked to a number of defensive midfielders over the past couple of years.  It's been a position Arsene Wenger has needed to address for years.  This season, they found an option for that position in Francis Coquelin.  The young Frenchman came into the team and made the defensive midfield spot his own. Yet, for as good as Coquelin has been, a top team like Arsenal need two quality players in every position.  At the moment, they lack …
The Emergence of Francis Coquelin

The Emergence of Francis Coquelin

Arsenal football club are known for their free flowing football.  It is a trademark of Arsenal under Arsene Wenger and a lot of this comes from their abundance of diminutive creative midfielders, like Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez, and Mesut Ozil.  The gunners have had trouble getting the balance in midfield right over the last few years.  Arsene Wenger has tried the likes of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini in the defensive midfield position over the last couple of years, but …
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