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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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Sherwood sacked

BREAKING NEWS: Tim Sherwood has been dismissed from his managing role at Tottenham Hotspur after a very disappointing opening to the season.

Tim Sherwood (born 6 February 1969) is an English former professional footballer who was most recently the manager of Tottenham Hotspur. As a player he was a midfielder from 1987 until 2005, notably as captain of Blackburn Rovers' Premiership title-winning side in 1995. He also played for Watford, Norwich City, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Coventry City. He made three appearances for the England national team.

Tottenham Hotspur are currently 16th after only accumulating a total of 4 points out of a potential 15 (5 games). The club suffered a heavy defeat to local rivals Arsenal 3-0 at the beginning of the season, this perhaps could have been the beginning of the decline for Tim Sherwood's side.

Rumours and speculation are spreading rapidly about who will take over the declining side which is expected to qualify for Champions League football this season. Leading candidate, Roy Keane is expected to take over.
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September 2013 Results

Stoke 0-3 Arsenal (BPL)
Jack Wilshere (8)
Mesut Ozil (23)
Oliver Giroud (32)
Jack Wilshere (52)
Andy Wilkinson (76)
Laurent Koscielny

FK Austria Wein 1-4 Arsenal (UCL)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (19, 71)
Lukas Podolski (36)
Laurent Koscielny (45+1)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal 3-0 Liverpool (BPL)
Mesut Ozil (18, 49)
Lukas Podolski (42)
Mesut Ozil

Blackburn 0-5 Arsenal (CAP)
Lukas Podolski (5)
Theo Walcott (34, 49)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (39, 89)
Grant Haley (76)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Sunderland 1-5 Arsenal (BPL)
Laurent Koscielny (3)
Theo Walcott (6)
David Luiz (36, 60)
Lukas Podolski (88)
David Luiz

Swansea (CAP)

Overall Rating:
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October 2013 Results

Arsenal 4-0 Olympiakos (UCL)
Oliver Giroud (4, 84)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (34)
Lukas Podolski (90)
Oliver Giroud

Arsenal 2-1 Fulham (BPL)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (43)
Serge Gnabry (89)
Kieran Gibbs

Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal (BPL)
Nemanja Vidic

Arsenal 4-1 OM (UCL)
Lukas Podolski (pen 9)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (30, 72)
Nicklas Bendtner (67)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal 4-1 Aston Villa (BPL)
Oliver Giroud (2)
Santi Cazorla (19, 45+1)
Laurent Koscielny (55)
Santi Cazorla

Arsenal 5-2 Swansea (CAP)
Mesuz Ozil (1)
Lukas Padolski (12)
Oliver Giroud (56)
Santi Cazorla (71, 90+2)
Santi Cazorla

Overall Rating:
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Arsenal go top

The unproven manager Louis Basham has proved some of the Arsenal fans wrong, after only having 1 loss in 10 games it looks as if Arsenal are major title contenders.

After Arsenal edged out Norwich 2-1 and other title contender Chelsea lost 2-0 to Southampton, it put Arsenal only 1 point clear. Looking at Arsenal's future fixtures for November it looks to see they will be picking up points in almost all matches. Chelsea on the other hand, must deal with the likes of Liverpool and title contending Manchester United.

Elsewhere, Luis Suarez scored an incisive finish from 24 meters to secure Liverpool's victory over local rivals Everton.

Do you think newly appointed manager Basham can win the Premier League title this season?

Rosicky ends international career

After a long period of consideration Tomas Rosicky has reluctantly announced his international football retirement, this partly could have been for his injury he suffered almost a year ago.

The 33-year-old attacking midfielder from Arsenal, who made his debut for Czech Republic against Ireland in February 2000, indicated that he hopes retiring from international competition will help prolong his professional career and help him focus on his league club that pays his wages.

Rosicky, who made 93 appearances and netting 21 goals for Czech Republic over the course of his international career, stated that his only regret was not reaching 100 appearances for his country.
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November 2013 Results

Chelsea (CAP)

Norwich 1-2 Arsenal (BPL)
Mikel Arteta (pen 9)
David Luiz (48)
Bradley Johnson
David Luiz

OM 1-1 Arsenal (UCL)
Jack Wilshere (29)
Carl Jenkinson
Jack Wilshere

Crystal Palace 0-0 Arsenal (BPL)
Joel Ward

Arsenal 5-0 West Ham (BPL)
Lukas Podolski (6, 25, 49, 51)
Jack Wilshere (43)
Lukas Podolski

Arsenal 4-0 FK Austria Wein (UCL)
Oliver Giroud (8, 67)
Aaron Ramsey (pen 31)
Mesut Ozil (90)
Oliver Giroud

Hull 2-0 Arsenal (BPL)
Shane Long

Overall Rating:

December 2013 Results

Carlisle (FA)

Arsenal 2-1 Swansea (BPL)
Mesut Ozil (16)
Pablo Hernandez (55)
Kieran Gibbs

Everton 3-1 Arsenal (BPL)
Santi Cazorla (90+2)
Gareth Barry

Olympiakos 3-3 Arsenal (UCL)
Oliver Giroud (24)
Santi Cazorla (37)
Mesut Ozil (62)
Marko Scepovic

Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle (BPL)
Mesut Ozil (22)
Oliver Giroud (31, 66)
Lukas Podolski (59)
Oliver Giroud

Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea (CAP)
Lukas Podolski (68)
Theo Walcott (79)
Lukas Podolski

Hull (CAP)

Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal (BPL)
Oliver Giroud (84)
Oliver Giroud

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City (BPL)
Jack Wilshere (6)
Lukas Podolski (83)
Aaron Ramsey

Overall Rating:
congrats on climbing to the top spot! I hope you'll stand there until the end of the season!

Arsenal star wins
World Player Of The Year

Lukas Podolski is a German footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Arsenal and the Germany national team. He is a left-footed attacker known for his strong shot, technique and probing attacks from the left side.

Lukas Podolski has a total of 19 appearances this season and has netted a total of 18 goals and has created 11 chances for his other teammates to score. He has been awarded a total of 3 man-of-the-match awards this season and averaged a 7.71 rating.

Lionel Messi followed up second place with a total of 8 appearances and netting 12 goals. He has a total of a lousy 1 assist and 3 man-of-the-match awards this season. The runner up also secured a 8.20 average rating.

New Year's Fixtures

The top clash in Wednesday's Premier Divison fixtures sees Capital One quarter-finalists go head-to-head against West Ham at Standford Bridge. A win could see Chelsea go into the top spot only if, Arsenal fail to claim victory against West Brom.

Elsewhere, oil-rich Manchester City face relegation-threatened Crystal Palace at The City Of Manchester Stadium.

Other matches to kick off the new year include:
  • Cardiff City vs Manchester United
  • Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa
  • Everton vs Swansea City
  • Norwich City vs Liverpool
  • Southampton vs Fulham
  • Newcastle United vs Hull City
  • Stoke City vs Sunderland

Arsenal can look forward to a trip to Wembley for the Final following a 7-5 aggregate win over Hull City at the Emirates Stadium. The English Premier Division campaign has gone as many people had expected it to go and will at the very least be satisfied with the League Cup performances.

David Luiz put a player-of-the-match performance during Arsenal's 7-5 win over Hull City this evening. The central defender played well and was relentless in defence, even managing to score a goal. David Luiz found the back of the net with a close-range header in the 31st minute.

January 2014 Results

Atletico Madrid (UCL)

West Brom 1-2 Arsenal (BPL)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (4, 43)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal 3-0 Carisle (FA)
Nicklas Bendtner (11, 21)
Santi Cazorla (42)
Nicklas Bendtner

Reading (FA)

Hull City 3-4 Arsenal (CAP)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (29)
Carl Jenkinson (34)
Aaron Ramsey (54)
Oliver Giroud (79)
Jack Wilshere

Arsenal 2-0 Cardiff (BPL)
Oliver Giroud (30)
Theo Walcott (49)
Theo Walcott

Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal (BPL)
Erik Lamela

Southampton 2-1 Arsenal (BPL)
Aaron Ramsey (31)

Arsenal 3-2 Hull City (CAP)
Theo Walcott (3)
David Luiz (31)
Mikel Arteta (pen 50)
David Luiz

Reading 1-3 Arsenal (FA)
Oliver Giroud (3, 68)
Aaron Ramsey (77)
Oliver Giroud

Ipswich (FA)

Arsenal 0-0 Stoke (BPL)
Ryan Shawcross

Overall Rating:

Basham wants vengeance

The Capital One Cup final has finally arrived and the final consists of heroic Everton against vengeful Arsenal. 5 days before new manager Louis Basham's birthday on 7/12/13, Arsenal suffered an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Everton.

It has been reported at the pre-match conference at Wembley, reporter James Russell asked Basham, "What is your main goal tonight?"

Basham responded rudely and aggressively, responding with "What kinda question is that? It's the final of a cup, and you're asking me what my goal is? It's to win Mr. Russell. The cup doesn't concern me to be honest, it's more like the opposition - Everton. We suffered a big defeat to them earlier in the season and it's time to get some retribution."

February 2014 Results

Arsenal 3-0 Sunderland (BPL)
Santi Cazorla (25, 30, 52)
Santi Cazorla

Liverpool 0-1 Arsenal (BPL)
Lukas Podolski (82)
Laurent Koscielny

Fulham 0-1 Arsenal (BPL)
Theo Walcott (52)
Theo Walcott

Arsenal 3-0 Ipswich (FA)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (32)
Eder Alvarez Balanta (39)
Jack Wilshere (90)
Eder Alvarez Balanta

Watford (FA)

Atletico Madrid 3-2 Arsenal (UCL)
Oliver Giroud (72, 90)
Oliver Giroud

Arsenal 1-0 Manchester United (BPL)
Mikel Arteta (14)
Mikel Arteta

Arsenal 4-1 Norwich (BPL)
Jack Wilshere (29, 36)
Santi Cazorla (34)
Oliver Giroud (39)
Jack Wilshere

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Basham could leave?

Arsenal chiefs are worried that they may lose Louis Basham when his contract is up at the end of the season. It is believed that they are preparing to open discussions with Basham as soon as the season finishes but are making contingency plans in case he does decide to leave.

Pundits in the media are already speculating that manager Andre Villas-Boas could be tempted to take over the reins at Emirates Stadium if the offer is right. Other managers such as Diego Simeone, Antonine Conte and Luciano Spalletti are also being linked with the Arsenal hot spot.

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