Arsenal FC supporters should be excited about Trae Coyle. The youngster may just be the next big thing at The Emirates someday, and that day someday might not be too far off. The 16-year-old English midfielder currently plays for the Gunners under 18s club, and his potential is wowing people all across the internet.Follow paulmbanks
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is definitely feeling the heat right now. As fans continue to protest his very presence at the club, and his club crashes out of UEFA Champions League in catastrophic fashion, the Frenchman ripped referee Tasos Sidiropoulos as he sought a scapegoat for another devastating defeat.
Arsenal were eliminated from the UCL round of 16 for the seventh straight season, this time with an 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich, the third straight loss to the Bavarian giants by that exact score line.Follow paulmbanks
The future of Arsene Wenger at The Emirates is still up in the air. No one really knows what’s going to happen with the very long tenured Arsenal Manager come May, but Wenger himself, by his action following the 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League, does seem to convey a sense of inner turmoil.
We have no idea whether or not this indicates his imminent termination or not. We just know that his blaming the officials signifies that he’s proverbially losing his grip.Follow paulmbanks
For Arsenal FC and their supporters, Reiss Nelson will be the proverbial next big thing. Nelson, who had his professional club contract extended on December 23rd, is very highly rated by scouts within the beautiful game, and it’s expected that he’ll be thrilling the crowds at the Emirates for years to come. Reiss Nelson is a regular for the England U23s and UEFA Youth League team. He scored nine goals in 10 games for Three Lions at the U17 European Championships this past summer.Follow paulmbanks
It’s a big game at Anfield Saturday for Liverpool. After suffering a 3-1 beating courtesy of Leicester City on Monday, the Reds welcome in Arsenal for a key top-4 battle.
Liverpool can’t afford to drop many more matches if they want to earn a Champions League spot, and certainly not against a team that they are currently battling with for one of those spots.Follow paulmbanks
Here’s an interesting story currently circulating in the Arsenal Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Midfielder Mesut Ozil claims that then Manager Jose Mourinho once called him a coward during their days together at Real Madrid.
The German has a forthcoming autobiography, a portion of which was excerpted in Bild, the nation’s highest circulated daily publication. Mesut Ozil revealed the details of one Mourinho tirade, and describes the specific manner in which he was called out.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has had it up to here with all the bashing of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman’s future at the club is still in doubt, and while he may be able to still determine his own destiny, the backlash against him is very strong. #WengerOut has been a popular hash tag for some time, and the media are piling on too.
There always seems to be another pundit calling for Wenger’s dismissal seemingly every other week.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United, the current holders of the FA Cup, advanced past Blackburn Rovers 2-1 today on the strength of goals from Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The fifth round triumph sets them up to take on Chelsea FC, the current leaders of the Premier League, in what will be the marquee fixture in the round of eight.
The FA Cup draws have been held, and made public, with still two more slots to be determined in the quarter-finals. The field of 10 will be whittled down to eight.Follow paulmbanks
It’s well documented how throngs of Arsenal fans passionately hope to see Gunners Manager Arsene Wenger removed from power. Many want it done as soon as possible. One former England and Premier League veteran, Warren Barton, has joined the chorus calling for Wenger’s dismissal.
Speculation surrounding Arsenal regime change ran rampant in the wake of Arsenal’s 5-1 destruction at the hands of Bayern Munich in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League tie.Follow paulmbanks
Another rough one for Arsenal FC and their fans Wednesday. The 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 wasn’t just a gut punch, it was an utter annihilation. Given Arsene Wenger’s declining popularity (which was already low to begin with), speculation surrounding his potential sacking ran rampant.
However, according to multiple reports, he’s safe at The Emirates until the end of the season, no matter what happens. The Frenchman maintains that he’ll keep on managing beyond this season, whether that be in London, or elsewhere.Follow paulmbanks
Cesc Fabregas didn’t want to move on this summer transfer window. Instead he wanted to stay at Chelsea FC to work hard, improve and hopefully find his place in the system of then new head coach Antonio Conte. While he isn’t making the regular first team under Conte, he is being hailed by his manager as “a football genius” and “top player,” so that’s something.
Back in May, we received word that Chelsea were looking to offload Cesc Fabregas. This notification came via email from a people claiming to be a member of the Chelsea board, but lacking any sort of verifiable status that he in fact held the position he claimed.Follow paulmbanks