Pep Guardiola: “Congratulations to Arsenal”

Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola was gracious in defeat after watching his side go down 2-1 to Arsenal in the semi-final of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The Spaniard shared after his club’s defeat, “Congratulations to Arsenal. We will come back stronger next season. We are not in final. We tried to do it, to create more chances so I don’t have regrets. We tried to do what we wanted to do. Continue reading

Wenger irritated by Guardiola questioning

Being top of the Premier League isn’t giving Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger any joy in press conferences with the veteran Frenchman continuing to be questioned about his future with Pep Guardiola being available to clubs this summer.

The former Barcelona legend, Guardiola, has announced that he will be moving to England this summer, and while everyone expects the Catalan to move to Manchester City, fans of all clubs are desirous of landing the multiple trophy winner. Continue reading

Does Gomez’s arrival at Fiorentina mean Arsenal can finally move for Jovetic?

Bayern Munich have confirmed the sale of German striker Mario Gomez to Fiorentina for a fee of 13.7 million pounds. The forward, who scored 113 goals in 174 appearances for Bayern, found himself sidelined at the German club after the arrival of Mario Mandzukic last season, and wished to leave for Fiorentina, Bayern’s chairman confirmed. Continue reading

Key Arsenal center back continues to be hounded by European bigwigs

Serie A side Napoli have become the third big club to be linked to Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, for a potential move this summer, reported The Daily Express.

Manager Rafael Benitez has been instructed to strengthen the side to present a greater fight for the league title this season, whilst also ensuring a better European campaign for the club. The Spaniard also has President Aurelio De Laurentiis by his side, who wouldn’t hesitate to take major decisions for the greater good of the club. Continue reading

Bayern Munich set their sights on Silverware seeking Koscielny

Arsene Wenger has yet another headache. The Frenchman might need to put up a strong fight to hold back his sentinel, Laurent Koscielny since the bidders are none other than Champions League winners Bayern Munich.

The Sun quoted an Arsenal insider saying: “Laurent is aware of Bayern’s interest and has talked about it with other players. No one knows how it will end up but anything is possible. It’s worrying because it’s a very attractive option for him to sign for the Champions League winners, who will have Pep Guardiola as manager next season.” Continue reading

Arsenal to reject any and all offers from Bayern for Wilshere

Arsenal have finally taken a firm stance on keeping their prized possessions with them. The Gunners have handed over a firm denial to Bayern Munich, who have been looking to land in 21 year old Jack Wilshere at the Allianz Arena this summer, reported The Daily Star.

The report also quoted a senior source from the club, saying: “We won’t be selling any of our top players this time around and that includes Jack Wilshere. We’ll be adding at least three significant signings.” Continue reading

Guardiola wants Bayern to sign Wilshere

Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich are out to test Arsenal’s resolve by planning a bid for their young prodigy Jack Wilshere according to reports in The Metro. The Bavarian Giants, who are going to have a new manager in Pep Guardiola at the helm, are looking to strengthen their already exceptionally powerful squad by adding a number of new high profile players this summer. Guardiola is also keen to stamp his name over the Bayern team by bringing in a few of his own preferred names to the Allianz Arena.

The former Barcelona coach is said to have become an ardent admirer of 21 year old Wilshere after his extraordinary performance against his former side, two years ago. Guardiola is also expected to be handed over an enormous transfer budget, to delve into this summer, and he would like to make no compromises with luring highly rated players to Munich. Continue reading