Manager Arsene Wenger has blocked a move by the board to bring Thierry Henry on to the coaching staff until the end of the season. Stan Kroenke son, Josh, who is also a major shareholder felt the club needed a lift and saw Henry as the ideal person to do this. However it is to be believed that Wenger does not want any extra help and sees Henry as a threat to his position.
Life without rebels
According to the Sun, Arsenal are planning on life without Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez by preparing a £50m double swoop for Porto’s forward Yacine Brahimi and Schalke playmaker Max Meyer.
Brahimi can play wide or through the middle and is thought to be a like to like replacement for Sanchez, while Meyer has been dubbed the German Dele Alli, which I am sure will please all us Arsenal fans.
Wenger and signings
According to the Mail, Arsenal will be able to confirm transfers and start the process of other transfers, once Arsene Wenger has been confirmed as manager. With Schalke left back Sead Kolasinac intended to be announced first, it does mean the club may miss out on other targets as the confusion of Wenger continues.
Wilshere defends Wenger
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, currently on loan at Bournemouth, has jumped to the defence of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Wilshere said there is only so much Wenger can do to ready the team. He added that Wenger has been great for him and reiterated that he will discuss with the club at the end of the season whether he signs a new contract or not. Wilshere has also picked up another injury this weekend against Tottenham.
Arsene Wenger has claimed he is unsure whether the players are being affected by the uncertainty over his own future, as the team continue to struggle on the pitch. Initially Wenger had said the players are not affected but has claimed this week it could be a factor. Wenger was also unsure if Mesut Ozil’s poor performances have been down to his contract negotiations
Onyekuru on the move
Henry Onyekuru has announced he is leaving Belgium side Eupen to join an as yet unnamed team. A host of clubs were after the 19-year-old with Arsenal included. The Nigerian has fabulous skill and pace and would be a great acquisition to whoever he signs for. Celtic had a bid rejected in January for the striker.