Jose Mourinho, in one of those flashes of eminently quotable brilliance stitched a tale about his rivals at the awards ceremony. He took rather roundabout potshots at all of Manchester City, United and Arsenal. What he had to say about Arsenal was ‘The third team was almost there. They wanted to play with two goals, scoring some, also conceding some but they were fantastic. They scored really beautiful goals. But they asked the international board to play only between January and April. They were told ‘no chance, you have to play between August and May’ Arsenal finished the season on a good run, it must be said. But a sustained title challenge was never on the cards though, and even the staunches of Arsenal fans would agree. Football being football, there is always the hope that transfer window surgery will address these issues. Wenger’s last two windows have been statements of their own with Ozil and Sanchez being brought in, unlike […]

Stephan El Shaarawy has faced abrupt dip netting only thrice throughout the course of the season after being billed to achieve great heights with AC Milan following his move from Genoa four years ago. The Italian striker has set his sights on a Premier League move this summer, according to his agent brother. Injuries have been a concern for the 22-year-old as a fractured foot thwarted his chances limiting his appearances to seventeen this season, but, at such a tender age, he is still touted to shine as Arsenal and Liverpool are known to be keeping tabs on him. While speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Manuel El Shaarawy stated that his brother might fancy a move to England while also admitting his interest in the progress of the Rossoneri, who have finished thirty seven points behind champions Juventus. “Would Stephan like to go abroad? I never disguised that I’d like to see him play overseas, for example in the Premier […]

Gone are the days when Arsenal were linked with top-scorers of Ligue 2 and players from Macedonian Premier League. Mesut Ozil, like he does to any defense, let alone Chelsea, broke the pattern when he arrived from Real Madrid for a club record of £42.5million and the Gunners are now, not just linked with world-beaters, but they look well in contention to bring them down to Emirates Stadium. World Cup winner, Champions League winner and what not Arsenal have been linked with Iker Casillas ever since he lost the automatic starter status to Diego Lopez, but the move has never come to fruition despite the media suggesting that the Spanish international was contacted by Arsene Wenger over a potential move. Reports have emerged once again stating that Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign the 33-year-old guard from Estadio Bernabeu. Express even suggested that the Spanish outfit would buy out the remainder of his contract to make room for fresh […]

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech insisted he will not play second fiddle at Stamford Bridge and a transfer to a new club seems the only possible solution The return of Thibaut Courtois after his loan period at Atletico Madrid has seen Petr Cech go from the first name on the team sheet to a second choice in a very short time. Still only 32, Cech is understandably unhappy with this situation and few are expecting him to stay with Chelsea as a back-up in the long term. Still regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world it is natural that top clubs are interested in acquiring his service. He has been linked in the press with clubs like Arsenal, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Italian club AS Roma but from Chelsea’s point of view the best thing would be a departure at the end of the season allowing them time to get a suitable number two. Cech’s recent blunder […]