ARSENAL’S AGM SPARKS CONTROVERSY
Arsenal’s annual group meeting was probably the busiest of its kind for a while and came with much controversy and turbulence. Sir Chips Keswick was re-elected as Chairman despite being overwhelmingly defeated by a shareholder vote. The trouble was Stan Kroenke’s 67% stake in the club was big enough to influence the poll. Kroenke’s son Josh was re-elected Director of Football under the same circumstances. Boos echoed around the room as Keswick spoke – he cut the meeting short due to embarrassment.
GAZIDIS: “WE VALUE SUCCESS OVER MONEY”
Ivan Gazidis has mas made a statement saying that Arsenal’s decision not to sell Ozil and Sanchez shows that the club value success over money. The pair are going into the final six months of their contract and will effectively be free agents if they do not sign by the end of the season.
MUSTAFI COULD RETURN FOR SWANSEA MATCH
Shkodran Mustafi could return for Arsenal’s game with Swansea at the weekend. The centre-half was injured whilst playing for Germany in their 5-1 victory over Azerbaijan. Arsenal can make it five wins from five at home if they beat the Welsh outfit tomorrow.
SHOULD WALCOTT STAY OR SHOULD HE GO?
Ian Wright told The Debate that he thinks it is time for Theo Walcott to leave the club after being muscled out of the first team this season. He feels that Walcott could benefit from a fresh start. Wenger has said that he wants Walcott to remain at Arsenal and will get a chance in the Premier League.
ARSENAL DRAW WEST HAM IN CARABAO CUP
Arsenal will face West Ham in the Quarter Finals of the Carabao Cup after overcoming Norwich on Tuesday night. The tie will be played on Tuesday 19th September. Man Utd will play Bristol City, Chelsea play Bournemouth and Man City take on Leicester.