Arsene Wenger comments on Sir Alex Ferguson’s stint

Arsene Wenger doesn’t think that his stint at Arsenal will stretch up to the length that Sir Alex Ferguson’s stint at Man U did.


Ferguson’s stint at Man U was more than two and a half decade long and that’s the longest stint for a manager at a particular club in the history of Football.

Wenger is getting there too as he has also spent two decades with the Gunners now, but, he reckons he would eventually remain short of the record set by Ferguson.

As per Wenger, if the lengths of the tenure of the coaches in modern Football are measured on an average, it will be somewhere around one and a half years. So, for him and Ferguson to remain associated with a single club for such a huge duration is definitely not usual in this day and age and one would have to say what Ferguson achieved during his time at Old Trafford was incredible.

Before this season, it was thought that the Arsenal hierarchy would probably like to get rid of Wenger in the summer of 2017 and would rope in a new face at the helm, but, now, it looks like the hierarchy is in favour of continuing with the 67-year old.

Wenger, however, had suggested a couple of days ago that he was not sure of the finalisation of a new deal and the upcoming Cup final might prove to be his Swansong at Arsenal, but, he had stressed that even if that was the case, it wouldn’t be the end of his coaching career altogether and he would keep plying his trade elsewhere.

In the winters, a club from China had come to Wenger with the proposition of paying him thrice the Wages that he was getting at Arsenal. The Frenchman had said no to that back then, but, if he does take an exit from Emirates, he may be lured to China. Who knows?

 

 

 

Steve Cook wasn’t impressed

Steve Cook wasn’t impressed with the reaction of the home supporters at White Hart lane yesterday when Jack Wilshere was leaving the pitch in pain.


Wilshere damaged his ankle in the second half and didn’t find himself in a position to carry on. So he decided to go out, but, he was struggling to even walk and somehow dragged himself on one foot to the locker room and that was not a good sight at all.

But, as far as Tottenham fans are concerned, for them, it was something to celebrate. They found a lot of joy in that as they whistled and shouted at Wilshere, making fun of him and his injury and that didn’t please Cook who was feeling for his teammate.

Cook thought that it was morally not correct of Tottenham fans to do something like that despite the soured relationship they have had with the Gunners and Wilshere in particular over the years. (more…)

Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe is not worried about Jack Wilshere’s injury

Jack Wilshere is currently performing with Bournemouth on a season long loan deal and so far, the English player has made a positive impact as he is a regular starter in the Premier League club and he is attempting to help the team in avoiding the bottom relegation zone but a recent injury might leave Wilshere out of action for a few games.


Bournemouth faced off with Manchester City on February 13 and sustained a 0-2 defeat and to make things even worse for the team of Eddie Howe, Jack Wilshere had to leave the pitch at the 45th minute after picking up an ankle injury.

When it comes to getting injured, Jack Wilshere is no stranger to this as the English player has consistently been injured in different periods of his career starting way back from October of 2009. (more…)

Jack Wilshere yet to Make Decision on Arsenal Future, ClaimsAfobe

Jack Wilshere had to move away from Arsenal on a temporary basis in order to prove that he is more than just a highly talented midfielder who can play only a handful of games during the course of a season.


The injury hit midfielder has struggled to even cross 30 appearances in a single campaign. Despite his obvious talent, his injury record is proving to be a major limiting factor towards his stay at Arsenal. This led to the loan move to Bournemouth – his first loan move since the days at Bolton.

One of the major factors behind this move was the presence of manager Eddie Howe, a manager who places a lot of emphasis on Arsene Wenger’s philosophy of beautiful football. The loan move could not have gone any better for Wilshere, as he has been integral to the club’s success in the league this season. Despite being a newly promoted outfit, Bournemouth have not shown any problems with the threat of relegation and they are even aiming for a top-10 finish. (more…)

AC MILAN BATTLE BOURNEMOUTH FOR JACK WILSHERE

AC Milan have been linked to Arsenal’s player Jack Wilshere for long but with the move of the player to Bournemouth on loan, a permanent deal seemed feasible.


However, reports in Italy claim that Milan want to renew their interest in the player at the end of the season. Before the move to Bournemouth, the Milan-based club were in pole position to sign Wilshere but Coach Arsene Wenger seemed to prefer a local option short-term arrangement to watch the player.

There were reported interests from West Ham, and Roma aside Milan’s. Wilshere has had an influence at Bournemouth since his move but a return to the Emirates seems unlikely. Wilshere has not scored a goal – though he has hit the post four times – or made an assist but his stats have been decent at Bournemouth. This is probably the reason AC Milan want to make a swoop for the player.

Daily Star say AC Milan would make a move for the player during the summer as Arsenal would be forced to make a decision on the player who would have just a year on his deal. Wilshere has prospered under coach Eddie Howe at Bournemouth as his injury tendencies have been better managed.

“We worked very hard with him when he first came, in training not to overload him with work and on game-time to ease him into 90 minutes. We didn’t want to demand too much of him too early. Hopefully, we’ve got that balance right and we’re at a stage now where he can tolerate that load,” Howe said.

Wilshere was spectacular for Bournemouth in the game against Stoke, and it might help the player decide against a move to Italy when he seems to be in good form at Bournemouth.

WILSHERE’S FUTURE AT ARSENAL YET UNCERTAIN

Jack Wilshere, who plays in the midfield position for both club and country, Arsenal and England respectively is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates side.

Wilshere meanwhile, is currently on loan to Bournemouth after a decision was taken by both player and manager towards the end of the summer window.

So far, Wilshere has been playing regular football since arriving at the Eddie Howe’s side. The 24 year old recently spoke on issues bordering on why he left the club last summer and he was of the opinion that he was supposed to leave entirely last season.

According to him, his decision was borne out of his omission from the England National team squad in August. However, despite the doubts entertained by the midfielder, Arsene Wenger, the henchman at Arsenal believes that Wilshere still has a future with the club from which he emerged as an Academy product.


When asked in a press conference if there was any future for Wilshere back at Arsenal, Wenger was quoted saying,
“I think he has, but that’s my opinion.”

Since joining Bournemouth on loan this season, Wilshere has made about 9 appearances and should be at least able to keep fit throughout the rest of the campaign

For the Gunners however, Wilshere has made about 160 appearances and Wenger hopes he can come back and continue to play more games for them after his loan spell at Bournemouth.

Wilshere has admitted his love for Arsenal, his need to improve on his form and how much time he has spent at Arsenal. His words,

“I want to improve as a player and go back at the end of May and they can say he’s a better player than when he left in September.

“I love Arsenal. I love the fans. The manager has been great to me and been a big part of my life from when I was 10 years old. I’ve got good friends there, players, the staff and people will laugh, but the physios too. I’ve become close with them.”

Wilshere Keen on Proving Fitness

Jack Wilshere has opened up on the surprise loan move to Bournemouth by saying that it is all about proving his quality. The Arsenal midfielder is a regular for England, but staying fit has been one of the biggest problems for the player.

Despite having made his Arsenal debut back in the 2008-09 season, he has made only 160 appearances for the gunners in nine seasons. Averaging less than 20 games per season is not good even for a player with Wilshere’s quality and Arsene Wenger has decided to try out another loan move for the player. (more…)

Wenger reassures fans over Wilshere

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reassured fans over Jack Wilshere fitness.


Indeed the player has sustained an injury during the club tour in the USA and fans were worried that the player would again be missing a big chunk of the season. Jack Wilshere has been an injury-prone player ever since he made his start for Arsenal and fans were hoping that this season would be different.

However, Arsene Wenger has stated that the player’s injury is not a serious one and that he has already started running. The French manager made the statement after the friendly match that saw Arsenal beat Viking by 8-0.

Arsene Wenger said that the player will start to train normally in the days to come and will be available for selection at the start of the season.
This will be good news for Arsenal as the team is currently short on players. Indeed the London club has suffered various injuries to defenders Per Mertesacker as well as Gabriel. And when you know that players such as Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny as well as Olivier Giroud are still on holidays, you can easily imagine how important it will be for Arsene Wenger to have Wilshere back in the team. (more…)

JACK WILSHERE BACK IN TRAINING FOR COMING SEASON

Jack Wilshere is back in training for the coming season after their disappointing exit from the Euro 2016 tournament in France.

The Arsenal midfielder posted pictures of himself in the gym getting in shape for the next campaign.


The player isn’t letting the disappointment weigh him down and has started the season’s preparation ahead even though he just got back a week ago from international duty. Most of the players that made the Three Lions team were given another three weeks off by their clubs to recover fully after their exit from the continental championship.

The player took to his profile on popular social media app Instagram to share pictures of his work out sessions. The picture showed him doing pull ups on a shower cubicle. He posted on his account alongside the picture: “what’s done is done, all I can do now is prepare for next season the best I can!”

The 24-year old player featured in three games at the tournament though he started just one. Former coach Roy Hodgson was widely criticised for taking the player along to France considering he lacked match sharpness as he had only returned from injury. He made just six appearances all season [totalling 150 minutes for Arsenal] without scoring any goal or providing any attempt. Hodgson overlooked in-form player such as Andros Townsend and Danny Drinkwater.   (more…)

Ian Wright is of the opinion that England manager Roy Hodgson should consider taking Marcus Rashford

Ian Wright is of the opinion that England manager Roy Hodgson should consider taking Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford to the Euro 2016.


The former Arsenal forward believes that Rashford is capable of challenging for a first-team spot alongside Harry Kane. England certainly have a number of quality forwards – especially in good form – and it has even rendered captain Wayne Rooney’s position in the squad doubtful. Hodgson will be able to call upon players like Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, and Daniel Sturridge aside from Rooney. Even though he stated before announcing the preliminary squad that Rashford is unlikely to feature at the Euro 2016, Wright says that Hodgson should reconsider his decision.

There has been a lot of attention on Rashford especially since he broke through the United first team in February. Mounting injuries forced the manager Louis van Gaal to look at options in the youth team and Rashford took his chance with both hands after scoring on his debut. He went on to score many more important goals before finishing the campaign with eight goals in 18 appearances across all competitions. However, there are some doubts about the 18-year-old since he scored just one goal in the last six appearances. Many believe that he is still not a finished article and should not be ruined by being included for a major tournament at such an young age.

“Kane has cemented himself as the number one guy in that position.He plays it the best out of the other guys we’ve got. We’ve still got Daniel Sturridge who can come in but the only person I can see who is going to cause Kane some problems in that role up there is young Rashford. At first I was saying we shouldn’t take him because I don’t want to rush him in but I’ve watched him in the last three or four games and I watched him again yesterday (in the FA Cup final),” said Wright.

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