Hi Gooners. This edition of the news round up will focus on today’s defeat at the Bridge, which has been a bitter, bitter pill to swallow.
Arsene Wenger has no regrets about his shove.
For those who watched the game will have seen the shove Wenger gave Mourinho following the disgraceful tackle by Gary Cahill on Alexis Sanchez (and not the only one he has been on the end of this week). As he went to approach the referee, who brandished a yellow card, Mourinho appeared to block Wenger’s path which resulted in a shove from the Frenchman.
In an interview with the BBC, Wenger said
I went out of my technical area because I wasn’t happy with the [Cahill] challenge and I wanted to see what happened. Someone stood in front of me and that was it.
Wenger is known for his calmness in his press conferences, however appeared cagey when asked about Arsenals current league position.
It is a concern… with the quality of the teams ahead of us, but we will keep on fighting and go on to the next game
Considering the disgraceful behaviour of our Turkish visitors in the week, the last group of supporters you would have expected to have shown up to their weekend fixture armed with flares. But that they did, and due to it there was a 15 minute delay in proceedings at Stamford Bridge as all fans had to be searched. The link above shows photographs of the incident.
Former Leeds boss takes Arsenal scouting role.
According to Squawka, former manager of Leeds United and Reading, Brian McDermott, has been approached regarding scouting and recruitment role at Arsenal.
This sees the former England under 18 player return to the club where he started his footballing career in 1979. His spell at Leeds was surrounded by controversy, with him having the second lowest win percentage of any manager at the Yorkshire club since the turn of the millennium.
You can follow me on twitter @DanParkin10x where Arsenal related issues can be discussed. I’m sure we’re all depressed by the result, however I for one take heart out of the performance, yet I still wonder why Ozil was playing out wide. It is frustrating as apart from that, our tactical set up was spot on.