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Arsenal: Rescuing A Fallen Giant

A save about a new manager managing Arsenal on Football Manager 2014.
Started on 25 May 2014 by basham97
Latest Reply on 28 May 2014 by basham97
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Wenger Retires
After a long and successful career at the Emirates, Arsene Wenger has retired as the FA Cup champion. The question still remains of who will take over the "fallen giant", speculation believes Carl Fletcher or Roy Keane to take over, or perhaps a new manager will take over?

It has been reported that Arsene Wenger has officially retired from his football career entirely. Arsene Wenger retired at 64 years old, born in Strasbourg, France began his footballing career as a midfielder at FC Duttlenheim. After he was finished playing as his midfielder role, he began to have a more backroom role, eventually lead him to managing AS Monaco and eventually his final club - Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger's legacy will almost be impeccable at the Arsenal club as overall he held a 57% win percentage at the club. Arsene Wenger also received many awards such as "Manager Of The Season" in 1998, 2002 and 2004. He also recieved the highly respected "French Manager Of The Year" in 2008.

The question remains who will take over and be the successor of Arsene Wenger's legendary career at Arsenal? Could it be the unemployed likes of Roy Keane or even Carl Fletcher? Could it be an already legendary manager such as Jose Mourinho to take over the daunting giants known as Arsenal FC? Could it be a completely new manager and young manager entirely?
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Arsenal hire Basham as manager

After many rumours and speculation the final decision has been made for the future of Arsenal Football Club.

Arsenal have publicly announced that rookie Louis Basham will be replacement for the retiring Arsene Wenger at Emirates Stadium. It is Basham's first job in management and it is highly likely that Gunner fans will be disappointed with the unproved new appointed manager.

The childhood dream of Louis Basham has finally come true into being associated with the Football Association. At the age of 25 years old, Louis Basham has been appointed as the head-coach for Arsenal Football Club.

Questions will be asked about the decision into appointing this unproven manager by the Arsenal fans to chairman Ivan Gazidis. However, time can only tell into what the new Arsenal manager has in-store for the future of Arsenal FC.
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"This Could Be The Year" says Basham

The new appointed manager of Arsenal FC and the future of the club was unveiled today at the Emirates by chairman - Ivan Gazidis. He responded to all the questions presented to him by the press confidently and assertively.

Q: Welcome Basham, as the manager of Arsenal Football Club, surely you must be excited to take on your new role?
A: I would be lying if I said I wasn't haha. It's a fantastic opportunity to make my dream become a reality in one of the biggest football clubs in the world.

Q: What are your dreams and how can they be fulfilled at the Emirates?
A: Well, my dreams are to win the English Premier League with any team I have the pleasure to manage. Arsenal are a great staff, a great team and great friendship between the chairman and myself.

Q: You seem very optimistic about your first season at Arsenal, do you think you're aiming too high?
A: Of course not, don't be ridiculous. I am a living witness that, if you're brave enough to dream it, it can happen, that's why I am sitting in this chair right now. Everybody's got a dream, everybody's got a goal and until I am dismissed from my job, I will continue to say - this could be the year that Arsenal bring back the Premier League title.
A good start but I don't think your text needs to be quite as big...
2014-05-25 21:54#176649 Jamesg237 : A good start but I don't think your text needs to be quite as big...

Thank you for your comment, I have changed them all now. :)
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Pre-Season 2013 Results

Sparta Prague 2-2 Arsenal (FRI)
Oliver Giroud (35, 90)
Oliver Giroud

Lokomotiv Moscow 2-6 Arsenal (FRI)
Vitaly Densiov (7)
Theo Walcott (24)
Oliver Giroud (28, 59)
Tomas Rosicky (34)
Lukas Podolski (61)
Oliver Giroud

Alcorcon 1-2 Arsenal (FRI)
Lukas Podolski (10)
Santi Cazorla (53)
Santi Cazorla

Spezia 0-2 Arsenal (FRI)
Oliver Giroud (11)
Tomas Rosicky (38)
Tomas Rosicky

Overall the results leading up into the upcoming season were spectacular, showing they are a force to be reckoned with, away from home. Louis Basham, the new manager of Arsenal, will have his managerial debut against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the 17th of August. We haven't seen any transfer activity from the new manager which leaves the 33 million left in the bank.

The great results Basham's side has shown are fantastic, however, he has a lot to answer for defensively for only keeping clean sheet throughout the pre-season. This will leave a few fans in doubt about the defensive capabilities of the new manager.

Overall Rating:
wow, giroud is indeed scoring for fun. good luck for the first season!
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Luiz to Arsenal?

Reliable sources can confirm that Arsenal have a major interest in Chelsea central defender David Luiz. Other interests are confirmed to be Real Madrid C.F. and FC Barcelona.

David Luiz (born 22 April 1987), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Chelsea and as vice-captain for the Brazil national team. Primarily a central defender, he can also be deployed as a defensive midfielder. After starting out at Vitória, he moved to Benfica at the age of 19, remaining with the club five seasons (three complete). He joined Chelsea in January 2011, winning the Champions League and the FA Cup in the following season.

David Luiz has been speculated as the first transfer target for Arsenal. This could potentially be because of the lack of defensive discipline that Arsenal seem to possess. Arsenal conceded 5 goals in 4 games during their pre-season, which ultimately questions Basham's capabilities defensively. A deal has not been submitted or offered for Chelsea's David Luiz from any club this season.

Basham debuts and hammers Spurs

After watching a very dramatic and dominant win by Arsenal this afternoon, this leaves the Arsenal fans shocked as there 'unproven' manager conquered Tottenham 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

Louis Basham spoke to a packed press-conference about topics regarding the convincing 3-0 victory over local rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Journalist from Sky Sports - Tom Kay asked "We witnessed Santi Cazorla get injured by an outrageous foul by Kyle Walker during the game, how do you feel about the incident?"

Basham responded calmly, "Santi Cazorla had a great game for us today, he scored for us which made it 2-0 and it was a shame that he was fouled Kyle Walker today. I understand that players get frustrated, however I have no sympathy for Kyle Walker as I feel he deserved his red card today"

In other news, Emanuele Giaccherini scored a fantastic strike from 21 meters during Sunderland's 3-3 draw with Liverpool.
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August 2013 Results

FC Red Bull Salzburg (UCL)

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham (BPL)
Theo Walcott (31)
Santi Cazorla (34)
Laurent Koscienly (54)
Kyle Walker (85)
Santi Cazorla (85)
Theo Walcott

FC Red Bull Salzburg 0-3 Arsenal (UCL)
Lukas Podolski (6)
Oliver Giroud (27, 90+1)
Jack Wilshere

Cardiff 2-1 Arsenal (BPL)
Mesut Ozil (28)

Arsenal 5-0 FC Red Bull Salzburg (UCL)
Serge Gnabry (24)
Oliver Giroud (45+2)
Lukas Podolski (pen 47, 63)
Theo Walcott (56)
Rodnei (86)
Lukas Podolski

Olympiakos (UCL)
FK Austria Wien (UCL)

Blackburn (CAP)

Arsenal 2-0 Southampton (BPL)
Oliver Giroud (39)
Lukas Podolski (67)
Wojciech Szczesny

Overall Rating:

Arsenal Completed Transfers 2013

It's been a mediocre transfer window overall with the highest transfer fee accepted at a total of £25,000,000.

David Luiz (£25m)
Will Hughes (£5.25m)

Issac Hayden (Loan)
Tarum Dawkins (Loan)
Chuba Akpom (Loan)
Will Hughes (Loan)
Jon Toral (Loan)
Kristoffer Olsson (Loan)
Per Mertesaker (£8.75m)

The intake was the most surprising of all with the biggest transfer of the window of £25,000,000 for a Brazilian central defender known as David Luiz. David Luiz used to play for Chelsea, who is currently sitting 2nd in the Premier League table under rivals Manchester United.

Will Hughes was brought into the club at a significantly low amount considering his potential ability of being a star at Premier League level. Will Hughes was instantly loaned out to Celtic shortly after arriving at the Emirates Stadium.
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Henry: "Arsenal won't win the league"

In an interview with Sport Football, it has been reported that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry doesn't have faith in the unproven manager - Louis Basham. During the interview Thierry Henry was questioned about the future of his former club Arsenal, "Do you think the chairman has done the right thing in giving an inexperienced manager the chance to take Arsenal further?"

Henry paused for a few moments in deep thought and he responded calmly, "I respect the chairman because he is giving new people opportunities to create themselves. Especially Louis has got right now, he's got the chance to submit his legacy into the Football Association".

The anonymous reporter replied, "Do you think this could be the year?" Henry chuckled and said assertively "Well, the league is very unpredictable. But, Louis isn't as good as Wenger and I don't think Arsenal will win the league this year"

Gazidis respondes to Henry's comments

Managing director Ivan Gazidis respondes to Thierry Henry's comments regarding Louis Basham's role as new first-team Arsenal manager.

When Gazidis was questioned about Theirry Henry's comments about his decision to appoint newly arrived Louis Basham as manager for Arsenal FC. He responded very bluntly and cagey to the questions asked. Until finally he responded with, "I do not care with what Thierry Henry has to say about my decision. He used to be here, yes. He used to be a superstar, yes. But them accolades does not give him the right to question my authority or decisions."

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