West Brom appeared to take a different direction when they brought in Tony Pulis as the manager.
The club has been known for its beautiful and flowing football over the years. The new manager, however, was someone who was much more pragmatic in his attack. Even though Pulis has an impressive record as a manager after having not been relegated in his entire career, his style of football has not been enjoyable always. It was questioned whether the union was the right fit for both parties. Pulis has admitted that he had the same worries when he took over.
Arsene Wenger was able to put more smile on his face after his team managed a quite convincing 2-1 win over title rivals Manchester City.
This victory cements Arsenal position as one of the title challengers this season. In previous years, the gunners have been criticised for losing the metal when it came to the big teams. Arsenal have suffered a couple of thrashing at the hands of City in the last decade. However, they significantly had the better of opportunities when the two teams met each other at the Emirates on Monday night.
Mauricio Pochettino believes that Tottenham’s new signing Son Heung-min has the potential to be an important player for the club going forward.
After deciding to part company with both Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor in the summer, the club needed to make some signings in the striking department in order to avoid an overreliance on striker Harry Kane. After an impressive campaign last time around, Kane has been struggling to keep up with his impressive goals to game ratio. In fact, he has not scored in six league appearances so far this season. This is a cause for concern for the club, but it seems that Son Heung-min has the potential to step up.
Ian Wright had playing career which spanned for over 14 years. During his playing career, Wright has made his way through a number of clubs including: Crystal Palace, Arsenal, West Ham United, Nottingham Forest, Celtic and Burnley.
However, it was during his time when performing for Arsenal when he truly managed to stand out and lift big titles such as: The Premier League and the FA Cup just to name a few.
It’s been over 10 years since Arsenal has been able to win the Premier League title and even though Ian Wright is no longer in the playing grounds, he is still up to date with news and everything surrounding the world of football.
Arsenal’s poor form at the start of the campaign continued after failing to get three points from the home game against Liverpool.
The club has taken only three points from the opening three games. Manager Arsene Wenger has described the club’s form has very average and this is likely to see the team makes some key signings before the end of the transfer window. The 0-0 draw with Liverpool can be considered lucky for the home team since the away team had a lot of chances especially in the first half. New signing Petr Cech was largely responsible for keeping out Liverpool.
José Mourinho has had a long-standing rivalry with Arsene Wenger and this is seen no signs of simmering down in the last few years even after the departure of Mourinho to foreign leagues.
Ever since his return back to the Premier League, the Portuguese has been highly critical of Wenger and his inability to win trophies on a regular basis. He even termed the Frenchman as ‘a specialist in failure’ a few seasons ago. Now, though, there seems to be a change in stance after having seen Wenger lift back-to-back FA Cup titles. Mourinho now reckons that Wenger’s men will be a force to reckon with next season.
Arsenal have surprised many by getting into the second spot with six games remaining in the campaign. They have been able to do this even while suffering a number of injury problems to keep players.
A major reason behind this push into the second spot has been the eight game winning run. The sequence started after the club had suffered a 2-1 defeat against arch rivals Tottenham. Back then, this defeat threatened to disrupt their top four ambitions once again. However, Arsenal have remarkably turned round and are now in a position to think about the title challenger as well.
One of the big decisions that Louis Van Gaal made at the start of his stint as Manchester United boss the previous year was to get rid of Danny Welbeck and get him sold to Arsenal.
That move did not receive support of too many of the Manchester United fans. Some believed it was a mistake by Van Gaal and Welbeck’s performance yesterday would have only firmed their belief.
Van Gaal had clarified his stand ruthlessly at that time saying that for him, Welbeck wasn’t the player who could produce quality Football for the whole period of 90 minutes. He couldn’t be banked upon and at best, could only produce some decent substitute shows.
Arsene Wenger is a football figure that is consistently being targeted for criticism and this due to a number of different reasons, one of those reasons is because of the persistent injuries that the players of Arsenal endure and the training regime of Wenger could be why the squad of the Premier League club is always being bombarded with injuries.
It wasn’t until a few months ago that Arsenal managed to end their trophy drought of over 7 years with the team of Arsene Wenger being able to win a major piece of silverware thanks to a 3-2 victory over Hull City in the FA Cup finals.
Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has claimed that he is confident that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will make him a much better player.
The club record signing has struggled for form in the last 12 months, while his latest injury will not see him back in action until the start of 2015. Ozil has been heavily criticised for his inconsistent displays and his lack of desire to help out the defence. Signed for a cost of £ 42.5 million from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, Ozil says that Wenger has complete trust in him and this in turn will help him develop his game in the future.