Ian Wright stirs the pot at Arsenal after Sanchez training row

If he were in forward Alexis Sanchez’s position, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says he would have left capital football club Arsenal.

A row with teammates further singed Sanchez’s reputation while leaving training mid-session prior to Saturday’s loss at Liverpool. As a result, the Chilean was dropped. Continue reading

Liverpool too good for sorry Arsenal

Liverpool put up a superlative first half display on Saturday to outshine Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield and dent the capital club’s hopes of challenging for the Premier League title. Roberto Firmino (9th minute) and Sadio Mane (40th) gave the hosts a 2-0 lead before Danny Welbeck (57th) reduced Arsenal’s deficit in the second half.

Moments after Arsenal sub Alexis Sanchez had an effort blocked at the other end, Liverpool broke with pace and Georginio Wijnaldum sealed the game in Liverpool’s favour in injury time, sending the Reds up to third spot. Continue reading

Arsenal’s Academy Manager appointed New Wolfsburg Head Coach

Bundesliga football club VfL Wolfsburg on Monday announced Dutchman Andries Jonker as their new head coach after sacking Valerien Ismael on Sunday. The 54-year-old, who operated as assistant and tactical coach at Wolfsburg between 2012 and 2014, has signed with the Wolves until 2018.

Jonker joins the club from English giants Arsenal, where he has run the London club’s youth academy since 2014. Interestingly, his Assistant at Wolfsburg will be another former Arsenal man in Swedish winger Freddie Ljungberg. Continue reading

Sutton United keeper caught in betting scandal

Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is likely to face an FA investigation after he was seen eating a pie while the national league side were playing Arsenal in the fifth round tie of the FA Cup football tournament.

The deed from the keeper was a breach of FA’s betting rules which said: “A participant shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition.” Continue reading