‘Invincible’ lists reasons why Arsenal won’t win title
Former Arsenal player Lauren has outlined the reasons why he does not believe that his former club will win the title. Speaking in an interview the ‘invincible’ defender has outlined areas which need to be improved before they can match the top sides once again. The team have improved following a poor start to the campaign but it remains to be seen if they have the capability for beating those sides above them to break back into the top four. The former Cameroon international said:
“The first is that he doesn’t have those seven or eight players who are fighting for him. The second factor is that there are so many teams looking to win the league, five or six of them. And the third factor is that, with all my respect, we miss something in the dressing room. We miss something that drives teams to win and challenge for the Premier League, some leadership from inside.”
Summer signing turned down French giants
Alexandre Lacazette revealed that he passed up the opportunity to join Paris Saint-Germain before joining Arsenal in the summer. Speaking recently he said:
“We talked to PSG but I knew it was not where I wanted to go. In France, I would only play for Lyon. PSG could have helped me progress because they of the big players they have but I wanted to play in another league.”
Lacazette has settled well at the Emirates and found scoring form quickly. It is in away games where he has struggled to find the same returns, something he acknowledges.
“In the Emirates, I have been efficient. Now I have to keep going and have the same stats away from home. I still have to work on some points, even if it’s going well. I can still develop my relationships with my midfielders and defenders. I also want to become stouter in front of goal because in England the referee does not whistle.”
Legend gives his view on Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez is not playing like someone who does not want to be at the club, according to the views of Ian Wright. The former Arsenal striker had the following to say:
“He always plays hard. At the moment, he still plays like he does and keeps giving the ball away when other people are in better positions. There’s no change to him and he’s playing how he normally plays. It was a beautiful assist against Brighton and then I realised he’s still not signed a new deal.”
He, like most fans, will be hoping to find a swift resolution to the current contract situation.
Kroenke looks to take more control of Arsenal
Majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is looking to increase his 67% stake in the Gunners by buying out Alisher Usmanov. The business man, who also owns several American sports teams, would offer a reported £545m in an attempt to take 97% ownership of the club. This has raised concerns with supporters groups as it would be far easier for him to buy out the remaining small shares and Arsenal could become a private company.