Tony Adams is returning to Arsenal next season to work with the Under-18 team. Adams, a true Gunners legend, will work with Thierry Henry as assistant U18 coaches with current Under-16 boss Kwame Ampadu expected to be the manager. This is a major signal of intent from Arsenal who are keen to bolster their coaching options by turning to former players – something that we haven’t done in the past. Adams has management experience, previously working for Wycombe, Portsmouth and Gabala, and while things didn’t always go well, there’s no doubting he has a lot to offer. I’m interested to see the balance between Adams’ defence knowledge and Henry’s striker knowledge, which should give the youth team total balance. Henry is expected to sign his contract with Arsenal after Euro 2016, where he is working as a pundit for the BBC. Make sure you follow bethut’s Euro 2016 News for more on that. Overall, Arsenal’s youth teams have been a bit of a mess for years and fans will be pretty excited by this news of two legends returning – to try and move the club forward. Will another Jack Wilshere be just around the corner? We can only hope so.
Having suffered a frustrating end of season, in which only a final day victory saw them cement a second placed finish in the Premier League, Arsene Wenger looks set for a busy summer as he looks to turn his side into title contenders come next season. Following the arrival of midfielder Granit Xhaka from German Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach for a reported £30million, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy is set to be the next newcomer at the Emirates Stadium. Having continued his dramatic rise to stardom by leading his side to Premier Leag
Last weekend, Arsenal earned a 2-1 victory against Championship side Burnley to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup. With nine Premier League teams remaining in the competition, it looked as though the Gunners would face a difficult tie but they will once again face second-tier opposition after drawing Steve Bruce’s Hull City. Fortunately for the Gunners, Manchester City and Chelsea were drawn against each other – meaning that one of their main rivals for the crown will be eliminated before the quarter-final stage. Arsenal will be quie
There was a sense of déjà vu about Arsenal’s defeat by Tottenham at the weekend. Not in the sense of losing to Spurs as that hasn’t happened too often under Arsene Wenger. But in the sense that it is reminiscent of the situation 12 months ago. It wasn’t the way Wenger would have wanted to mark his 700th Premier League game as Arsenal manager. Losing 2-1 at White Hart Lane, especially after being in front at half-time, has again led to fears that Arsenal are in danger of missing out on qualification for next season’s Champions League.
Arsene Wenger’s swoop for highly-rated Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik will be welcomed by the Arsenal fans, who are keen to see the squad bolstered ahead of a tough second half of the season. At just 17-years-old, however, Bielik is one for the future and has made just five starts for his club this season. If he does make the move to the Emirates, he looks unlikely to break straight into the first team and dislodge the likes of Jack Wilshere or Aaron Ramsey just yet. If Arsenal are to progress in the Champions League or to.
Arsene Wenger has been great for Arsenal since being appointed 18 years ago but his time is up. Two wins out of eight and 11 points behind unbeaten Chelsea already is not where the Gunners should be. Saturday’s scrambled 2-2 draw against a modest team like Hull City showed off all the current team’s fallibilities. Yes, there are injuries to key players, but the root of the problem is Wenger himself and he should walk away now for the good of the club. Transfer policy It hasn’t been right for several years but this summer’s policy was pr
Arsenal fought hard to get Hector Bellerin out of Barcelona – with Arsene Wenger a huge fan of his ability. Bellerin was a winger who sometimes played up front when Arsenal grabbed him, but now he is a right back; and a great one at that. Speed, technique and excellent crossing ability – Bellerin has all those qualities but has now added some defensive steel to that. He’s bulked up and improved so much, now he just needs the chance to show it. He got a chance against Hull City and now he needs more. Bellerin is a super talent and will onl
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Three reasons why Arsenal can cope without Mesut Ozil Mesut Ozil has been ruled out of action until probably the new year and, while the news is a blow to boss Arsene Wenger, there is no need for Arsenal fans to panic. Here we look at three good reasons why losing the German star for a while might not be such a bad thing. 1. It means others will step up Ozil’s absence means there is a regular starting role at the Emirates up for grabs – and there are no shortage of players ready to step into the void. Ozil has started six games so far this
Although all eyes have been on a wonderful 2014 World Cup packed with high quality, end-to-end football, every Premier League are working hard behind the scenes to prepare themselves for the upcoming 2014/2015 season. It could be an important summer for Arsenal who came so close to winning the title last season, but ultimately lacked the quality and durability to sustain their dominance at the summit. Arsene Wenger has often came under criticism for failing to be active in the transfer market and address Arsenal’s problems, with injuries and