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Arsène Wenger - The Awakening

Started on 14 February 2014 by Nero
Latest Reply on 10 March 2014 by Nero
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Hello there!

You may remember me from my previous FM story with Arsenal, unfortunately I lost the save and lost motivation.. But now I'm back with new better ideas. Reading and making stories about FM14 is something I enjoy doing, so hopefully you will have fun with this story too!

Arsène Wenger will be looking to prove that he is still up for capturing glory and end the trophy-drought that has been haunting Arsenal from the last 8 years to this very day.

Make sure to check this thread continuously, I've got a lot of ideas for this story and I'm confident it will be much better than my previous one!



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And nah it's already full of trophies but new ones are needed! :D
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Nice update :) To anyone who doubt's Arsene, just look at Arsenal's league history from 96
2014-02-15 16:41#160792 P-KIDDY : Nice update :) To anyone who doubt's Arsene, just look at Arsenal's league history from 96
Indeed! He did a very good job ;)
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Business is done early

Arsenal FC have completed FOUR new signings in first day of the transfer market. Arsène Wenger was in the Emirates Stadium to face the media.

Some of the headlines:

Q: Arsenal started the transfer window with Four signings! Yaya Sanogo, Mathieu Flamini, Emiliano Viviano on loan and Mesut Ozil. What kind of impact do you expect from them?

A: Positive one for sure! We now have got more depth and more quality players which will only help us to push forward. I'm happy to welcome them to the club.

Q: The fans are really delighted to see Mesut Ozil in an Arsenal shirt for 42.5 Million Pounds, are you pleased with that?

A: Yes I'm very pleased to see that! It shows that we are determined to improve and prove that we are still up for winning the title. Mesut Ozil has all the needed attributes to help us push forward.

Q: What would you like to say about the upcoming season?

A: We will work very hard to make it a good season, on and off the pitch. We are progressing very well on both aspects and we are determined to improve even more. The fans have been great to us in the last Eight years where we struggled a lot financially that we had to limit our options just to pay the debts. But now things are much better for us, we are financially much better with a top quality group of players.

Q: Do you think it will be possible for Arsenal to win the league this season?

A: Yes, of course! We have a lot of quality players, a good mix of young and experienced players, strong resources and of course fans who support the club! We've been working hard in the last years to get to this position and we made it. I'm confident we can challenge for the title this year.

Q: Can we expect more signings this summer?

A: I'm confident we can fight for the title this season with the squad we currently have, so no. Of course unless something turns up.

Arsène Wenger clearly thinks that Arsenal can challenge for the title this season. Arsenal are desperately looking to end their long trophyless Eight years. Arsène has declared that Arsenal are in a good position on and off the pitch to challenge for the Barclays Premier League despite the media's predictions.

Pre season report

It was a busy pre season for Arsenal, Arsenal has played 11 friendly matches, scoring over 65 goals and conceding only Four goals. Arsenal also gave a chance to many young players during the preseason.
Arsène Wenger is delighted with the preseason despite the injuries the club has received.

"It was a good pre season, I wanted to play more than 8 friendly matches because I wanted to give a chance to the younger players. They delivered good performances and I'm happy with that." said Wenger
"We received many injuries during the preseason but all of the first team players are ready except Nicklas Bendtner and Thomas Vermaelen who are currently not fit enough." Wenger highlighted
"Let's focus on Saturday for now. We have to start the season in a good way, we need to beat Fulham."


Arsenal started the season with 4 signings, including:

Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for 42.5 Million pounds.
Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer from AC Milan.
Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Aj Auxerre.
Emiliano Viviano on loan until the end of the season from Palermo.

Four new staff members

Arsenal FC has welcomed four new faces to the coaching staff:

Arsenal has appointed Rene Meulensteen as a coach for the club. Who will be with the gunners for 4 years. (26th of June)
Arsenal has appointed John Owens as a coach for the U18 team. Signing a two year contract. (26th of June)
Arsenal has appointed Paul Winsper as a fitness coach for the first team. Will stay with the gunners for 5 years. (27th of june)
Arsenal has appointed Dave Billows as a coach for the first team. Signing a three year deal with the gunners. (28th of June)

Arsenal also added Ian Andrews to the physio team, signing a three years contract. (26th of June)


Arsenal FC also loaned out a few young players in a bid to earn first team experience:

Park Chu-Young has joined Olympique de Marseille on loan until the end of the season with an option to make it permanent for 2,000,000 Pounds. (1st of July)
Youngster Jack Jebb has joined Forest Green Rovers on loan until the end of the season. (28th of june)
Isaac Hayden has joined Wrexham on loan until the end of the season. (2nd July)
20 year old Daniel Boateng has joined Luton on loan until the end of the season. (29th of June)


A summary of unfortunate injuries that Arsenal received:

Natxo Monreal has sustained a stained wrist that kept him out for 9 days. (26th of June)
Serge Gnabry has sustained a bruised shin during the match against Kingstonian. It kept him out for a week. (31st of July)
Flamini has suffered a thigh strain that kept him out for 10-12 days. (24th of July)
Theo Walcott has suffered a thigh strain that kept him out for 10-12 days. (4th of July)
Yaya Sanogo has suffered a thigh strain that kept him out for 11 days. (10th of July)
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has sustained a sprained ankle during the Chertsey match. It kept him out for a month.


Arsenal also announced the link with championship side Millwall.

Arsenal now are able to send players on loan to Millwall but Millwall will have no obligation to use the player. Arsenal also can recall the player at any time. However, Millwall have the ability to host an annual friendly between the two clubs. (15 of July)

UEFA Champions League Playoff Draw

And lastly, the UEFA Champions League playoff draw was made on the 9th of August. Arsenal will have to beat AS PAOK Salonika in order to qualify for the UEFA Champions League Group Stage.

"It is a good draw, of course we have a very good chance to qualify but we will not underestimate them, that's for sure." Arsène Wenger on the draw

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