Keown welcomes the prospect of Philippe Coutinho joining the club

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has said that he would welcome the prospect of Philippe Coutinho joining the Gunners from Barcelona, although the possibility remains far-fetched at the present point of time. The Brazil international has struggled to impress during the past 18 months with the Blaugrana and he has recently been touted to make a return to the Premier League, where he made a name for himself with Liverpool.


Ray Parlour says Arsenal would be mad to sell Aubameyang to United

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has said that the Gunners would be mad to sanction the surprise transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to arch-rivals Manchester United. The Gabon international recently had a fantastic season with 31 goals across all competitions but that did not benefit the club to the fullest as they failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

As such, there has been the speculation that Aubameyang could be offloaded to boost the club’s meagre £45m kitty for the summer and United have emerged as shock contenders of late. Speaking to TalkSPORT, Parlour said that the player power has been ruling modern football but it would be madness for the Gunners to part ways with the 30-year-old.


Lacazette compares managerial style of Unai Emery to Arsene Wenger

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has said that there are a lot of differences in terms of the managerial styles of Unai Emery and former boss Arsene Wenger. The Spanish tactician was appointed to succeed Wenger at the helm last summer and he has since managed to groom the team to his style of play with relative comfort.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Lacazette indicated that there are many differences in the managerial styles of Emery and Wenger. He added that the former has done more on a tactical scale with the club and this has included more video demonstrations of the opposition, he told the publication: “There's a lot of difference. We work tactically more, we do more video as well, how the coach speaks is different than Wenger. It's different. It's hard to always compare the coaches because they have their own technique to manage the team.”


Former England midfielder predicts Arsenal to miss out on the top four

Former England and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Darren Anderton believes Arsenal could miss out on the top four of the Premier League despite possessing the friendlier fixture schedule for the rest of the season. The north London side have propelled to the fourth spot in the standings after impressive performances against Tottenham and Manchester United but Anderton still does not see them making the Champions League cut.

Speaking to 888Sport, the former Spurs favourite said that his former club have not experienced the best of runs over the past month but they still have the credentials to make the top four with the move to the new stadium. He added that Manchester United could be the other team to make the top four cut alongside Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool.


Jamie Carragher suggests Unai Emery has partly fixed Arsene Wenger’s weakness at Arsenal

Liverpool legend-turned-pundit Jamie Carragher has said that manager Unai Emery has partly fixed the defensive concerns at Arsenal which were reminiscent under former boss Arsene Wenger. The north London side have barely managed clean sheets during the current league campaign but they managed to provide a resolute defensive showing against Manchester United on Sunday.

A Granit Xhaka curler and a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty handed the Gunners with a 2-0 win but more plaudits were focused towards the backline which kept a deserved clean sheet. Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher was impressed with the defensive outlook of the Gunners side after they managed to control the game after gaining the advantage.



Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, has paid tribute to Abou Diaby, after the former Arsenal player announced his retirement from football. Diabyplayed for eight-and-a-half years in the colours of Arsenal.Althoughtheeight-and-a-half years were marred by injury spells of different spans. The Frenchman accumulated just 182 appearances for the Gunners in that spell, with only 92 of them being a premier League start. He suffered fromdifferent injuries, includingAnkle, calf, thigh and cruciate ligament. Diaby suffered while at Arsenal, but he was always a popular figure in the club.

At the age of 32, the midfielder has called time on his injury hit career. Arsene Wenger brought him to the Emirates from Auxerre in a £2million deal in 2006, he suffered a broken ankle against Sunderland at the end of the 2005/06 season, just five months after joining the London based club. This was what set the tone for Diaby's injury nightmare at the Emirates. He did not make his comeback until January 2007 and suffered injury upon injury thereafter.


Unai Emery insists Arsenal have already decided on Aaron Ramsey’s future

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has highlighted that the future of midfielder Aaron Ramsey has already been decided many months ago. The Wales international has just six months remaining on his existing deal and reports have recently indicated that he has already agreed terms over a Bosman deal with Juventus.

Speaking in a press conference, Emery clarified that the club are unlikely to reconsider the future of Ramsey in the near future, given they have already come to terms of parting ways with the Welshman. The Spaniard added to praise Ramsey for the application on the playing field irrespective of knowing that he has no future with the Gunners beyond the summer.


Unai Emery on Manchester United game

Arsenal manager Unai Emery said that he is happy with the performance of his players in the game against Manchester United but he feels that they need to improve further. He said that they managed to create more opportunities in the second half but they need to start playing better for 90 minutes.

Indeed Arsenal has been the most performing team in the second half of games and has managed to score the majority of their goals during the second half. Unai Emery said that a match is played over a period of 90 minutes and it is important that the players understand that.


Jamie Redknapp praises Arsenal’s resilience under Unai Emery

Former Liverpool star-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp believes Arsenal are more resilient under Unai Emery than with ex-head coach Arsene Wenger. Emery had a poor beginning with the Gunners, who suffered back-to-back league defeats but the Spaniard has since sorted out the club’s results with a 17-match unbeaten run across all competitions.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Redknapp highlighted that the Gunners have managed to shed ‘soft’ tag especially in the centre of the park and this has transformed their fortunes under the tutelage of Emery, he said: “[Emery] has changed the formation but the big thing is he’s changed the mentality at Arsenal. Over the last few years you would watch Arsenal and say: “They’re soft”. We used to speak about their lack of strength in midfield. Bad mistakes were happening time and time again under Arsene Wenger. It’s obvious they are now more resilient and stronger.”


Petr Cech aims dig at Arsene Wenger for Arsenal’s Premier League title drought

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has aimed a dig at former manager Arsene Wenger and believes the Frenchman’s managerial style has been the prime reason behind the club’s failure to compete for the Premier League title. The French tactician stepped down from his role during the summer after 22 seasons at the helm where he managed to guide the club to three league crowns.

Speaking after the recent win over Everton, Cech highlighted that the Gunners used to play the ‘Arsenal play’ under the tutelage of Wenger and the focus was more on the style than picking up ugly wins every now and then. However, he believes this has changed under the guidance of Emery, who has improved the club’s results game-by-game.


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