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Arsenal look set to appoint Paris Saint-Germain’s departing manager Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s replacement, but the Gunners didn’t even have the Spaniard on their radar until 10 days ago, says the Telegraph.
Mikel Arteta was believed to be the frontrunner to become the next Arsenal manager before Emery edged his way ahead of his inexperienced countryman. So, what happened?
Arsenal got cold feet over Arteta
Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta was set to replace Wenger as Arsenal manager this summer, after Massimiliano Allegri opted to stay at Juventus and Julian Nagelsmann …

It’s an utter falsehood to say that Wenger would be in danger of tarnishing his legacy if he extended his stay at Arsenal. The falsehood, in this case, doesn’t pertain to the suggested absurdity of sacking a manager following a history of incredible success; Ranieri being a prime and very recent example.
With Arsenal’s longest-serving and present manager, the argument in that statement arises when the notion of a manager who is yet to tarnish a legacy is made.
The second half of Wenger’s reign at Arsenal can be neatly summarised by …

It has been continuously remarked upon just how tightly packed the head of the Premier Table is at present, and sure, it is. Just two points separate first and fourth place and it’s been an exciting season thus far.
But I don’t feel as though the race for the title will involve four or five teams through-out. There has been constant talk of this being the “closest title race for years” by pundits and journalists, simply based on the fact that after 11 games, The four teams at the top have …

Mourinho has long been a curse Wenger has failed to shake. Even when the Portuguese was sacked last December after a dismal first couple of months with champions Chelsea, the Blues travelled to the Emirates that following January and managed a 1-0 win.
Even though it was Guus Hiddink standing in the Chelsea technical area, it still felt to me that as the final whistle blew, signalling a brilliant victory over an Arsenal side who had been in very good form, that the ghost of Mourinho somehow remained, spooking Wenger, aiming …

Arsenal were expected to dominate and cruise through a pedestrian club that is at the sheer bottom of the Premier League table. Many believed that the gunners wouldn’t have to dredge a rootless fluctuant Sunderland defence, but they did; even though the 4-1 scoreline exerts a gulled view of the match. The north London club resembled the likes of mudlarks – pervasively looking for answers in the second half; struggled a bit to breakdown a basement club that haven’t been able to keep a clean sheet so far this season. …

Arsene Wenger will have plenty of reasons to smile at this present moment.
Arsenal are currently unbeaten in the league since the opening day, and now sit in second place, separated by top team City by just a single goal. They are top of their Champions League group, with their next fixture being away to Ludogorets, whom they rather effortlessly dispatched at the Emirates last week.
Players such as Walcott are in incredible form, with the Englishman having already netted five league goals.
Things certainly look rosy for the North London side, but …

With just over a fortnight to go until the Premier League season begins once again, Arsenal fans are facing the ever so familiar uncertainty as to wether their current squad is equipped to mount a serious title challenge.
The transfer window so far has shown shades of last summer for the gunners. They signed a player early on in the form of Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka as was the case when Wenger snatched up Petr Cech from bitter rivals Chelsea last year. That good start to the window gave Arsenal fans …

Arsenal are currently very close to completing the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Mönchengladbach for £30 million and the Swiss international has arrived in London for a medical which will be completed this weekend. The big question on everyone’s lips is whether Granit Xhaka is the answer to Arsenal’s holding midfielder problems. In my opinion the answer is yes.
The signing of Mohamed Elneny in January was a masterstroke from Arsene Wenger and Granit Xhaka would solve all of Arsenal’s problems in central midfield. Arsenal’s problems in the centre of …

Arsene Wenger’s men need to step up or risk damaging the legacy of the professor.
Champions Chelsea struggling to regain their title winning form shown last season, Manchester United still in transition with the uncertainty over Louis Van Gaal’s future and Manchester City failing to show the consistency that is needed to win the league title. All these factors taken into account the most obvious answer would be that Arsenal are set to win their first title since 2004, though it seems they are making very hard work of it.
For years …

Due to the competitive nature of the Premier League, there are now more ‘derby’ matches than ever before. While the traditional local derbies are still popular, rivalry fixtures have become much more important as these play a key role in the fate of the title race. Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all feature highly in this list of the top five top flight derby matches but there are also others that may catch you by surprise. Here are our selections:

Manchester United vs Manchester City
One of the most important clashes …