In today’s news roundup, Arsene Wenger finally reveals why he signed a player from fellow Premier League contenders Manchester United and also reveal why an Arsenal legend has taken a step closer to becoming Wenger’s replacement.
Wenger reveals why he signed striker from Premier League rivals.
Arsene Wenger can be hard to read at times especially in terms of signing new players and letting star players join other clubs, but let’s not delve deeper into that. The Frenchman sent shock waves throughout the Premier League when he signed Danny Welbeck from arch nemesis Manchester United not because the signing was spectacular, but because Arsenal supporters felt they deserved better.
A report according to Sky Sports has finally revealed why Wenger opted to sign Danny Welbeck. Speaking after registering a 2-0 win over an inspired Middlesbrough on Sunday, Wenger admitted that he signed Welbeck because of his versatility as he can play both on the flanks and as a center-forward.
The gaffer also confessed that Olivier Giroud will remain his first choice striker as long as he is fit, insisting that he is the most experienced and as such offers more going forward.
Giroud without a doubt has a better goal tally than Welbeck, but do you think the latter can work his way up to become Wenger’s first choice striker?
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Arsenal striker admits his battles with self-confidence.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has come out to admit his recurrent struggles with self-confidence in front of goal. Giroud – who joined Arsenal from the then Ligue 1 Champions Montpellier – was deemed as the replacement for Robin van Persie who moved to Manchester United, an unfair comparison in my view.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, the French striker revealed that despite giving his absolute best in all games, he sometimes struggles a lot. He however insisted that he always tries to keep his head held up high because if he doesn’t, it becomes his own worst enemy.
Looks like there’s a lot going on inside that pretty face.
Arsenal edging closer to signing Serie A striker.
Reports according to talkSPORT suggest that Paulo Dybala is set to move to the Premier League, with Arsenal as favorites to sign the Argentine. Current Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini – who revealed he had just returned from London – admitted the striker’s asking price is way out of reach for Italian clubs thus his most probable destination would be the Premier League.
Arsenal certainly has the financial power to sign him, but do we really need him?
La Liga side linked with a move for sublime Arsenal midfielder.
Spanish League holders Atletico Madrid are according to La Liga expert Guillem Balague, looking at the prospect of signing Arsenal ace Santi Cazorla. According to the report, Atleti are confident that they can lure Cazorla – who only has 18 months left on his contract – back to his native place of birth. At 30, Cazorla may not be as fast as he used to be when we signed him from Malaga in the summer of 2012, but he is currently playing the best football of his career. Nonetheless, Atletico have since rejuvenated themselves under the stewardship of Diego Simeone and will do anything to ensure they’re serious contenders for the title: including spending big.
Cazorla is one of our best assets but given his age, should we let him go if a considerable offer comes in?
Arsenal Legend takes steps closer to becoming Wenger’s replacement.
Thierry Henry has stridden closer to becoming Arsene Wenger’s replacement by taking up a coaching job at Arsenal’s Hale End academy, the same institution that helped produce stars such as Jack Wilshere. By entrusting Henry with access to the club’s future talent, it is believed that taking up this role will help mold him to become as good a manager as he was a player. The former World Cup winner with France spent time in Wales at the start of the year undertaking a UEFA B license course and from the look of things, is drawing ever closer to becoming a certified manager.
It’s no longer a matter of if, but when Thierry Henry will be at the helm of Arsenal’s management.