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Arsenal- Winning Trophies Again

Started on 27 July 2015 by mo_123
Latest Reply on 4 August 2015 by mo_123
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Arsene Wenger Sacked After F.A Cup Win

Arsene Wenger is sacked one month after winning the F.A Cup. Arsene Wenger is one of Arsenal's most successful managers and has been at the clubs helm for 18 years. There has been some fan unrest after Wenger did not deliver a trophy 8 years but it was quelled after winning the F.A Cup twice over the last two seasons.

Arsene Wenger who has been at the helm for many of Arsenal's greatest moments of their history such as managing the invincible when Arsenal went the whole season unbeaten in 2003/04. He has managed some of the greatest players in history such as Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp. He reached a Champions League final in 2006 only to be beaten by Barcelona in the final.

Arsenal released a statement saying 'We thank Arsene Wenger for all he has done in the eighteen years he has been at the club and we wish him all the luck in the future. We felt that he had been given long enough to win the Premier League and we feel that a club with our status in world football should be competing for the title. We felt that Wenger has not achieved that over the last ten years as we could have done.'

Former Arsenal players Thierry Henry says that Arsenal have made a mistake sacking Wenger.'Arsenal have made a mistake sacking Wenger as the club will not get a better manager at this moment in time. He has been one of the top managers in England and has a vast amount of experience.' Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have different opinions regarding the sacking as Neville thinks that it will give Arsenal a 'Breath of fresh air' but Carragher says they have made a 'mistake' sacking Wenger,

Speculation as to whom Wenger's successor will be has been rife. Diego Simeone has been mentioned but is under contract at Atletico Madrid. Jurgen Klopp who recently left Dortmund but is taking a sabbatical from football has also been mentioned but Arsenal will have to tempt him from taking a break. Carlo Ancelotti who was sacked by real Madrid a year after delivering 'La Decima' has also been touted as a replacement for Arsene Wenger.

Jurgen Klopp Appointed Manager of Arsenal

Jurgen Klopp is the new Arsenal Manager after agreeing a new on year contract at the London club.Arsenal have been looking for a new manager ever since they sacked Arsene Wenger one month after winning the F.A Cup. Klopp originally said he will take a break after' seven emotional years' at the helf of Borussia Dortmund.

Jurgen Klopp who managed Mainz before taking the job at Borussia Dortmund has won the Bundesliga twice as Dortmund manager as well as doing the double in 2011. He has won the German football manager of the year twice in both title winning seasons. During the 2011–12 Bundesliga season, the 81 points accrued by Borussia Dortmund was the greatest points tally ever amassed in Bundesliga history and the 47 points earned in the second half of the season also set a new record. Borussia Dortmund's 25 league wins equalled Bayern Munich's 1972–73 milestone, while their 28-league match unbeaten sequence was the best ever recorded in a single German top-flight season.

Arsenal Chief Executive Officer Ivan Gazidis hailed Jurgen Klopp and said’ Jurgen is one of the most talented managers in the world and has consistently shown that at Borussia Dortmund and we believe that he can take our club to new heights. He will be given the financial backing he needs and the one year contract does not reflect the long term plan that we hope to have with Jurgen. If he does well then during the new year we will offer him a long term contract.’

Klopp said’ I am very that this great club shows me to take the club forward. I originally said that I will take a break but an opportunity like this only comes once in a lifetime. I hope to win the Premier League and the Champions League with Arsenal during m time here.

Jurgen Klopp has the support of many footballer Past and present with Sanchez saying on twitter that Klopp is a ‘great manager and one that we will achieve many things with. Pires a former Arsenal player has said that after Arsene Jurgen Klopp is the right choice as Arsenal manager.
Good start to the story! Looking forward to this! :D

Arsenal Fight Off Interest from United to Sign Strootman

Jurgen Klopp makes his first move as Arsenal manager by buying Manchester United target Kevin Strootman for £35 million from Roma. Kevin Strootman has just come back from a serious knee injury which has ruled him out from January.

Kevin Strootman,25, has been at Roma for a year and has been linked with many top clubs such as Manchester United. United had a £30 million bid rejected for Strootman on Monday. Arsenal then hijacked the deal by bidding the extra £5 million to bring the Dutch midfielder to the Premier League.

Kevin Strootman who played for P.S.V before joining Roma for £13.75 million a year ago is making the move to his fifth club. He says 'Jurgen Klopp was a big factor in my decision to move here. He explained the vision that he had for the club and told me that I will play a big part in it. I think that Jurgen Klopp will help me develop and become one of the best midfielders in the world.

Jurgen Klopp is optimistic about his new signing saying 'Strootman can lead us to the title. We needed a player hat could protect our defence and we have got one of the best players in the world at that particular job. We identified certain players we needed to get to make us into a title challenging team and we have got our top transfer target for this season.' Over the last couple of years people have said that Arsenal needed a defensive minded midfilder to turn them into a title winning team. Now they have gotone the question is: Do they have what it takes to win the title.
Nice story so far, im gonna follow it for sure.
IWelshWizard and Jaminge1993- thanks
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8 yearsEdited

Debuchy Leaves As Großkreutz Comes In

Mathieu Debuchy leaves Arsenal to join Southampton in a £10 million deal. Debuchy is said to have been disallusioned at Arsenal after Klopp decided that he was surplus to requirements.

He spent nine-and-a-half seasons at Lille, including a Ligue 1 and Coupe de France double in 2010–11. He joined Newcastle United in January 2013, and was signed by Arsenal in July 2014.Debuchy made his debut for the France national football team in 2011 and has since earned over 25 caps, playing at UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Debuchy is pleased to join Sothampton and says that the club have 'Great ambition' to progress and become a top team. He says 'Sothampton are a very good team with great ambition o reach the top of English football. I am very happy to be leaving since my transfer listing.'

Kevin Großkreutz joins Arsenal for an undisclosed fee from Borussia Dortmund. He is thought to be held in high regard by Klopp. He has the abilty to play in many different position but he primarily a right back.

Großkreutz began his career with the Dortmund clubs DJK Rot-Weiß Obereving, VfL Kemminghausen and FC Merkur 07. In 2002, he joined Borussia Dortmund, where he played until he moved to Rot Weiss Ahlen. Promoted to first team in 2006, he led the club to promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in 2008. He scored 12 goals and was named in kicker XI of the year. Großkreutz made his full international debut in a friendly match against Malta on 13 May 2010. In June 2014, he was named in Germany's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Germany went on to win the tournament, though Großkreutz failed to make an appearance during the competition.

Klopp says he is 'pleased' to have got Großkreutz and says 'Großkreutz is a very good player who can play in a variety of positions and will give us much needed depth whch can lead us to the title this season.'
So many Arsenal saves, good going so far. :)
Debuchy for Groskreutz is strange to me but hopefully it works for you, good luck :)
CoreyE-Too many :)
Addicted2FM- Groskreutz is versatile, which is why I brought him.

This is the finished list of transfers. They were some I did not put in news-like updates.

Manager's Point Of View

Some good transfers In and Out. I wanted Hector Bellerin to be first choice right back and to develop quicker. That is one of the reasons that I sold Debuchy. I brought Groskreutz in as he can play anywhere as a wide player. josh Brownhill was a player my director of football brought in but I got the last word on that deal. Natxo Monreal was second choice and I thought Oviedo would be good cover a swell as being a much cheaper option.

Manager's Point Of View

What a Pre Season we have had winning every game. Even though the only tough game was against Fiorentina we came through. I was playing different tactics for the first 3 games before deciding on my main one and it works well. It utilizes Strootmen and a creative player (probably Ramsay) and attacking playmaker (Ozil or Cazorla) to create a lot of chances. Giroud and Welbeck played well but undoubtedly the star, Sanchez was our pest player.

Arsenal Vs Chelsea: Community Shield Preview

Chelsea and Arsenal will compete for the first silverware of the season when they meet in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

However, last season’s FA Cup winners will be buoyed by their impressive pre-season form and their capture of goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea.

The 33-year-old won the Community Shield twice with the Blues but is set to line up for the Gunners on Sunday after making the switch from Stamford Bridge this summer.

Cech and Strootman will be the only likely additions to the Gunners' starting XI at Wembley, while Chelsea will also not look too different from the side that won the Premier League so convincingly last season. Falcao, Begovic, Bernard and Salvio the only players they have brought. With only Bernard and Salvio expected to start every week.

Chelsea and Arsenal have only met once before in the Community Shield, when Didier Drogba scored twice to give the Blues a 2-1 win in 2005.

Team News

Hazard is expected to miss the match after injuring his ankle in their lat pre season game, Ozil also injured himself and is expeted to miss 3-4 weeks.

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