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Wenger: Spurs won’t share with Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken about Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium predicament. While he understands their problems he feels sharing the Emirates is an unrealistic solution.

 

Due to problems acquiring the land on which to build the new stadium, Spurs officials have conceded that the completion of the project will not be in 2017 as originally thought. It appears a temporary ground share is the only way to adhere to Premier League rules.

 

The most likely destination appears to be Milton Keynes but fans would prefer a move to Wembley. Meanwhile, most worryingly for fans, rumours have emerged that the two bitter rivals could share a home for a season. Wenger, though, feels any move would be blocked by fans of both sides.

 

Talking in his morning press conference, the French manager said;

“Geographically it’s a solution but you understand as well that it’s a very sensitive subject.… Continue reading →

Welbeck desperate for central role

Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck wants to play as a central striker in the near future, insisting he has what it takes to be a prolific goalscorer.

 

Welbeck joined Arsenal on transfer deadline day from Manchester United after it became apparent that Radamel Falcao was moving to Old Trafford. He has a goal scoring record of just 29 in 142 games but this is the record of a player that has spent most of his time on the wing, with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney taking up the central striker roles. He has joined the Gunners in the hope of becoming a striker, signed in part due to the injury of Olivier Giroud.

Talking to the Sunday Times the 23-year-old admitted his preferred position is as a centre-forward and is confident that his scoring record would improve if he was given the opportunity to play there regularly.… Continue reading →

Louis Van Gaal: The First Days Are The Hardest Days

 

It’s only been 11 days since Manchester United lost the Premier League curtain raiser to Swansea at Old Trafford, however the team, and more importantly their manager has received widespread criticism after no wins from 3 games. Louis Van Gaal’s time at Bayern probably offers the best scope for comparison (similar type of club, similar circumstances surrounding his aims for the club, similar restructuring of the squad required). Van Gaal even made startlingly similar claims upon his inauguration at Bayern on 01 June 2009, boldly declaring ‘I want to make history here’. In May this year, Van Gaal stated to the world press that on his appointment at United that ‘together I’m sure we will make history’.

Van Gaal enjoyed a strong pre-season with Bayern, but drew both of their opening 2 league matches 1-1 (away to Hoffenheim, home to Werder Bremen) and lost his third game 2-1 away to Mainz. He… Continue reading →

Manchester United Linked With Allen Swoop

After Manchester United’s horror show in their 4-0 Capital Cup defeat to Milton Keynes Dons, last night, the latest name of the rumour mill is linking the Old Trafford club with a surprise swoop for Wales’s midfielder Joe Allen from arch rivals Liverpool.

The former Swansea midfielder has seen his chances limited at Anfield and despite starting Monday’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City, is not a regular starter under Boss Brendan Rodgers and may be interested in the move.  Boss Louis Van Gaal, who completed the £59.7 million deal for Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria yesterday, wants to add another central midfielder to his ranks with Michael Carrick still injured, and Ander Herrera picking up an injury during the opening day defeat to Swansea, it has left Darren Fletcher as the only fit central midfielder in the squad with Anderson expected to be offloaded before the end of the… Continue reading →

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