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Arsenal - Into The Unkown

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Started on 15 July 2014 by tommelton14
Latest Reply on 16 July 2014 by Aaron
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There is massive news coming out of Arsenal Football Club this afternoon.
Arsene Wenger Arsenal’s longest serving manager has retired.
Arsenal are now looking for a new manager.
This will come as one of the biggest shocks of the summer.
Arsenal will start looking for a new manager straight away.
Chairman Sir John Keswick said ‘everyone at the club is very sad at the decision of Arsene to retire. We would at this time like to thank him for everything he has ever done for this club; he has been one of the best managers in the world for a long time and driven this club to huge success over the years’
Arsene will be remembered for his Invincibles side of 03/04 when they went the full 38 games of the season without losing a game.
Arsene has won 3 Premier League trophies, 4 F.A Cups & 4 Community shields whilst manager at Arsenal.
The last 8 years were without a trophy which upset fans and maybe the reason behind Wengers Retirement
It is believed that Arsenal have got 3 candidates in line for the job including unknown manager Tom Melton.
Tom is a young English manager who has supported Arsenal since he was 3 years old. There are a lot of people around the club that believe Tom is not the right man for the job as he has no previous managerial experience.
The other candidates see Klopp the 3/1 favourite and Guardiola the 10/1 second favourite.
Melton on the other hand is 75/1 at the minute but his odds will drop if rumours continue to circulate around the Emirates Stadium.
Just so everyone knows this is my first ever story so hopefully I don't disappoint!
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It is coming out today that young Tom Melton is the hot favourite to become the next Arsenal Manager.
Arsene Wenger retired from his post of Arsenal manager 2 days ago and Arsenal have been searching for their new man ever since.
It is believed that Arsenal want their new man in the job ASAP and before everyone comes back for pre-season training. This will help the new manager get to know everything around the club and training facilities before the players return.
Melton is an unknown to everyone in the footballing world with him never really hearing of him before. He has never had a managerial job and not been involved with any club in any shape or form. This would be a massive shock to all Arsenal fans and would make a lot of them very mad.
Arsenal are now believed to want to push on and win more trophies and challenge again for the Premier League. A lot of fans will believe with an unknown in charge this is a backwards and not forwards step, if Melton is to get the job then he will have a lot to do before the season starts to convince people he is the right man for the job.

good luck!
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Tom Melton has been announced as the new Arsenal Football Club manager. He has been firm favourite since Arsene Wenger retired one week ago and Arsenal have now confirmed the 25 year old Englishman will be there new manager.
Sir John Keswick said ‘we are so happy we got our man. He was number one on the list straight away after Arsene gave him a fantastic reference and said that he believed that Melton was the right man to take this club forward and win trophies’
‘He is someone who is not afraid to spend money, and will shake the team around to his liking. Nobody is safe.’
This will come as a massive shock to Arsenal fans who believe it to be a backwards step.
One fan said ‘why do we replace the best manager ever in Arsenal history with this child’
another fan said ‘I’ll give him until September if it’s not going well I won’t be sticking around to watch my club sink’
Melton didn’t say a lot when he left the Emirates this afternoon but is due for a press conference in the upcoming days to talk about his new job. He did make a small comment saying ‘I am thrilled to be here and now the hard work starts. I won’t let Arsenal down, I promise’
This is a very bold promise to make on your first day but Melton is confident he can help Arsenal to win more trophies.
Melton Bio
Tom Melton was born in Kevelaer Germany before moving back to the UK when he was 6 months old. He was brought up in the town of Lincoln and played football from a young age. Having played for his local pro team at youth ages Lincoln City he then moved to play local football.
He started taking his badges for football coaching at the age of 18 moving to the US to coach soccer for 3 years before returning to take over a local side when he was 22. He spent 2 years there winning two leagues before getting the opportunity to move to Arsenal to be their manager.
The youngest manager in Premier League history Tom Melton has got a lot of pressure on such young shoulders.

interesting take on things, look forward to reading this along side my Arsenal legend returns story..... good luck
Strong idea, I'm going to keep up with this :)

Seen as this is your first story, I'd check out this thread... very helpful and has a load of different ways to enhance the visual appeal of your story.

Like the story so far, though :D
Good luck!
Thanks for comments guys. And the link was really helpful OUFC2k14 so thanks for that. Hope you all enjoy it.

Pre-Season Training Begins For Melton and Arsenal

Melton met his new players today as Arsenal returned from pre-season after the summer break.
Melton arrived at London Colney at 8am before the players started to arrive at 9am.
Melton is said to be keen to get straight to work in preparation for the new season and see which players are in his plans and who isn’t.
The first players to arrive were striker Olivier Giroud and England international Theo Walcott who had this to say;
‘I am very excited to get going, I want to prove myself to the new manager as I am sure everyone will. I am really looking forward to meeting him. I really believe we have got a great coach and the right man for the job’
Theo sounded very excited and optimistic about getting going under Melton and were looking forwarding to seeing what happens in the upcoming days and weeks.

Arsenal Will Tour South America This Summer

Arsenal have announced a three week pre season tour of South America from 15th July to 5th August 2013.
Melton said
'I want to take the players away for some warm weather training, this will help with their fitness and will benefit them this summer when most of them will travel to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.'
Whilst in South America Arsenal will play 3 games. There first in Colombia against Categoría Primera A side Once Caldas. They will then play two further games against Argentine Primera Division sides Boca Juniors and River Plate.
'This will be a great test for the side' Melton Said
'Boca Juniors are a fantastic side and River Plate are Argentina's most successful league side so this can only benefit the lads when it comes to the start of the new Premier League season.'

17-07-13 = Once Caldas 7.45pm
26-07-13 = Boca Juniors 7.45pm
01-08-13 = River Plate 7.45pm

Arsenal’s New Man Faces The Media

Arsenal’s new boss Tom Melton faces the media today after replacing Arsene Wenger after his retirement. We are live from the Emirates Stadium to see what he has to say.

Tom, Tom, Martin Samuel from the Daily Mail.
Can you tell me what you’re thinking at the minute after getting one of the biggest jobs in the Premier League and replacing the most successful Arsenal manager of all time?

I am obviously very excited. I can’t believe I have been given such an amazing opportunity to manage in my eyes the biggest and best team in the world. Replacing Arsene was never going to be easy for Arsenal, no matter who they got in. If Klopp, Guardiola or any of the top managers in the world right now were to be sat here Arsenal fans would still be upset. They have lost their manager of 17 years so it is always going to be a hard time for fans.

Tom, David Ornstein BBC Sport.
Do you feel hurt by the criticism some fans are giving you and that they haven’t even given you a chance to prove yourself?

To be honest no! I don’t take it personally. I am here to do a job and I won’t let anything stop me from doing that. What I’ll tell the fans is to give me some time. Don’t judge me straight away because I’ll do the best for the fans and the club. I am here to be a success and to win trophies.

Tom, Henry Winter, Daily Telegraph.
Do you feel that you can win trophies straight away with the team you have now, or do you see changes in the playing squad?

The players that are here now are fantastic but everyone is different. Some managers like players other managers don’t, so I can see a few changes in the upcoming month before the season starts. I will look at everyone and see where I believe we need to improve and go from there but we already have a top quality squad of players.
On winning trophies, of course we can, I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t believe we could win trophies and that’s the aim of any manager and I am no different.

David Conn, Guardian.
So can Arsenal fans expect you to be active in the transfer window?

I will be looking at bringing new players in, but only in areas I believe us to need extra players. I won’t be spending money for the sake of spending money. The squad that is here already has top quality international footballers so we won’t be needing too many new faces.

Hello Tom, John Cross, the Mirror.
One final question, have you got a message to all the Arsenal fans which will get them excited for the new season?

I am here to win trophies. I am here to win games. Give me a chance and I will not disappoint you. Arsenal football club will be champions again!!


Tom Melton came out yesterday in his first press conference as Arsenal with all guns blazing after saying that Arsenal would be Champions of the Premier League again.
Melton never put a time frame on when they would become champions but told Arsenal fans that they would be champions again with him in charge.
John Cross asked Melton if he had one final message to all the Arsenal fans to which Melton replied.
‘I am here to win trophies. I am here to win games. Give me a chance and I will not disappoint you. Arsenal Football Club will be champions again!!’
Melton has been given a lot of criticism since being unveiled as the new Arsenal manager replacing Arsene Wenger who retired.
He said ‘I don’t take it personally. I am here to do a job and I won’t let anything stop me from doing that. What I’ll tell the fans is to give me some time.’

When speaking to fans after the press conference about his statement there seems to be a divide. Some fans believe he can do a good job and others believe he made the statement to get fans off his back.
‘ I think with time and with the right backing he can do a great job, he wants to win trophies, he has supported Arsenal for a long time, I just think we need to give him a chance and see if he can deliver on what he is saying’ Said one fan.
Another fan said ‘he has said this to get fans to like him, I am a realist and if people believe he is the man to take us to glory they should think again. He is too young and he won’t attract the top players we need to challenge.’
Overall the opinion is divided and we all are all excited to see what the future brings for Melton and Arsenal.
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Tom Melton has been quick to bring in fresh faces to Arsenal Football Club.
Melton didn’t waste any time at all bringing in 2 new players to the club with more expected any day.

Melton’s first new signing was Salvatore Sirigu. The 27 year old Italian international was signed from PSG for £4m and became Melton’s first new signing as Arsenal Manager.
Melton didn’t stop there making another signing soon after his first.
Diego Godin has been brought in to help sure up the weakest area in Arsenal’s team in recent years. The Uruguayan international who has played 81 times for his country was signed from Athletico Madrid for £9.75m and with Arsenal owning 100% of the player now after buying out the clause he had with his agent.

Going out of the club is Carl Jenkisnon who has been sold to Sunderland for 2m. Jenkinson wasn't in Meltons plans from the start and didn't feature for him before moving on.


Arsenal Football Club last night a new kit for the 13/14 Season.
Arsenal announced that they would be leaving Nike and their kits are now to be made by Puma.
This is a deal that is worth around £30m a year. This sees Arsenal leave Nike after 20 years.
The new kit was launched on the banks of the river Thames at 11pm local time last night before the shops opened for sales.
New signings Godin and Martinez were at the launch with shirts selling out fast.
New manager Melton was also in attendance to meet and greet as many of the fans as possible.
People believed Melton was there to change fans opinion of him and it seemed to work.
One fan said ‘it’s fantastic that the manager is taking time out to come and meet the fans, it’s important for us to feel like we are part of the club and the things Melton said were encouraging’
Melton said he went to meet and greet fans but also to be there for the launch of a new kit as it’s an important moment in Arsenal history.

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