A warning to all those disenchanted Arsenal fans heaving a sigh of relief that the Unai Emery era has drawn to a close: while there are a number of credible candidates who could take his place, I don’t think there is a manager out there possessed of the kind of magic wand which would be needed to cure all the club’s ills overnight. Or, for that matter, any time soon.
Fri, 29 Nov, 2019
The pressure is on Unai Emery to deliver at Arsenal this season. Failure to finish in the top four or win a trophy could signal an abrupt end for Arsene Wenger’s successor at London’s biggest club. Wenger’s early success and general brilliance ultimately afforded him 22 years running football affairs so replacing him was always going to be a challenge despite fortunes waning towards the end of his reign.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has made an offer to take full ownership of the club in a deal which values the Premier League outfit at £1.8bn (€2bn). The American’s company, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE), currently owns 67% of the Gunners and has offered to purchase the 30% held by Alisher Usmanov’s Red and White Securities firm.
Wed, 08 Aug, 2018
While myself and a substantial number of Gooners might well concur with the sentiments expressed in Saturday’s vague and decidedly futile protest, the somewhat embarrassing and decidedly schizophrenic scenes during our encounter with Norwich felt like a sad indictment of our modern day, social-media obsessed “supporters”.
Mon, 02 May, 2016
Arsene Wenger called his players naïve for the way they defended against West Ham’s hat-trick hero Andy Carroll, but maybe the Arsenal manager will also be questioning his own approach to the last London derby to be played at Upton Park.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
Jack Wilshere claims Arsenal finishing second in the Barclays Premier League would be evidence of a “massive progression” and will serve notice to their rivals that they will mount a serious title challenge next season.
Wed, 06 May, 2015
Arsenal’s historic motto Victoria Concordia Crescit loosely translates as ‘victory comes from harmony’; but the biggest challenge facing the club today is how to find an exit strategy for manager Arsene Wenger — either long-term or short-term — that allows either of those two aims to be achieved.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013