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

Arsenal get unbelievable potential draw with Lincoln in FA Cup Quarters

Despite the Gunners’ season being in complete tatters this year, Arsenal continue to get excellent draws in the FA Cup with a second consecutive non-League opponent in the form of Lincoln City if they can beat Sutton United tonight.

Lincoln City became the first non-league side in 103 years to reach the Quarter-finals of the FA Cup when they stunned Burnley 1-0 on Saturday. Continue reading

Will continue to manage next season: Wenger

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Friday said he will continue to manage next season, even though he may not renew his contract with the London club.

Wenger faces the lowest point of his 20-year career with the Gunners after his team was beaten by Bayern 1-5 on Wednesday in the first leg of the Champions League last 16, reports Efe. Continue reading

Disappointing Arsenal routed again by Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich thrashed London giants Arsenal 5-1 after a dominant second half performance saw them score four goals in the fist leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday.

Arsenal were able to hold their own in the first half but Bayern turned on the style after the restart to extend their Champions League winning record to 16 consecutive victories on home soil. Continue reading