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Arsenal - The Return of The Legend!

Started on 1 September 2013 by silas1231
Latest Reply on 2 September 2013 by Radders2109
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Arsenal - The Return of The Legend!

Why Arsenal?

Arsenal are a team in real life, with a lot of history. They play some good football but they have been declining slightly over the past few years, having lost the likes of Nasri, Fabregas and van Persie! They have a fantastic squad with players like Walcott, Wilshere and Cazorla. I believe I can make them one of the best teams in the world within the first few seasons.

Who Will I Be?

I am going to be non-other than Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. I think in real life he will make a brilliant manager once he retires as he knows all you need to know about football!

Feel free to comment!
Nice start, nice manager!
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Wenger Retires

Arsenal chairman, Chips Keswick, announced today that manager Arsene Wenger has retired, aged 63. It is thought that he has retired as he wants to spend more time with his family, especially his newly born grand-son.

Arsenal chairman Chips Keswick was spotted in a press conference after the announcement saying "We are saddened with the news that Arsene is going to retire, he has been a brilliant manager for us, with the stand out season being when we went unbeaten through the whole Premier League campaign. We wish him all the best for his future".

The bookies favorite to take the job is Arsenal legend Thierry Henry although Guus Hiddink and Marcelo Bielsa have both also been linked with the job.
Nice start, good manager. I will be following :D
Good luck!
I am doing an arsenal story so it will be interesting to see how you do compared to me. Good luck
Thanks for all of the comments guys, much appreciated! :)
Thierry Henry Takes Charge at Arsenal]

Recently retired French international Thierry Henry has taken charge of Arsenal on a three year deal. The Arsenal legend was excited with the prospect of managing, let along managing Arsenal.

Thierry joins just days after fellow French manager Arsene Wenger announced his retirement from management. After years of Arsene building a good squad many fans feel Thierry will just ruin it as he has never managed a team before. But most fans feel happy with the appointment and are excited about the prospect of being managed by a legend.

I'm very excited to be here", said Thierry. "It has always been my dream to go into management, let along managing a team where I spent the best days of my career at. I intend to bring success back to Arsenal and develop the team as much as I can. I feel this is a brilliant chance to show how good I am at managing".

Many fans are wondering what sort of football he will get the team to play as they have never seen him managing! But speculation is that he will play the 4-2-3-1 formation or the 4-2-2-2 formation.

Chairman Chips Keswick was caught after the announcement had been made saying "Thierry is a brilliant person who I believe can lead this club forward. He is young and could be a world class manager in the future. He also knows all of the history about the club and knows how to get the best out of the players!"
The First Press Conference

R = Reporter
TH = Thierry Henry

R: Let's get straight down to business, you return to your former club where you made 258 league appearances scoring 175 goals. What does it feel like to be back?

TH: Its feels great to be back! Arsenal are a top team with quality players and fantastic fans, I feel this club has the potential to be a top team in Europe and I intend to get them there!

R: Most fans seem delighted that the Arsenal legend has come back to manage them. How does that make you feel?

TH: Its a great feeling to know that people are supporting you. I intend to re-pay there faith in me by winning trophies with Arsenal!

R: Are their any positions you need to strengthen?

TH: Yeah, I am going to look to strengthen the left back position as well as the striker position.

R: Could you tell us who your targets are?

TH:(Laughs), At this moment we are still looking but I can promise to Arsenal fans that we will make some signings to improve the squad even more!

R: Finally, where do you think you will finish in the league come the end of the season if you get the players you have targeted?

TH: I would like to say we could win the league but I think i'm being a bit greedy when I say that so I am going to say second or third!
Nice stuff Silas! Seni did a story with him and it was great! I dare you to top him :P, it will be tough though!
Departing For AC Milan

AC Milan have just completed the signing of South Korean striker Chu-Young Park from Premier League side Arsenal

Chu-Young Park

Park joined Arsenal at the start of the 2011/12 season for a fee of 3 million. He only made one first team appearance that season before going on loan at Celta Vigo last season, where he played 21 appearances scoring 3 goals! Now, most recently he has moved to AC Milan for a fee thought to be 4.4 million , giving Arsenal a 1.3 million pound profit!

The 27-year-old striker has been capped 58 times for the South Korean national side, scoring 23 goals and has played for teams like Monaco and Seoul.

Manager Thierry Henry was caught saying "Park is a great player who just did not fit into my plans, we wish him all the best for his future and we hope he can succeed with Milan".
Afellay Completes His Move to Arsenal

Arsenal have today announced that they have completed the signing of Ibrahim Afellay from Barcelona for a fee thought to be around 6.25 million. He is also thought to be 42 thousand pound a week.

The 26 year-old attacking midfielder was thought to of wanted first-team football at Barcelona, which he wasn't getting. He was signed at the start of the 2010/11 season from PSV for a fee of 2.6 million. Over his time at Barcelona he made a total of 20 league appearances scoring only 1 goal. He was loaned out to German side Schalkle last season where he made 10 games scoring 2 goals.

The Deutch international has been capped 41 times for the Deutch national team, scoring 5 goals. The transfer fee is thought to be somewhere around 6.25 million and he is suggested to be on 42K per week.

"Ibrahim is a quality player with experience in the Champions League", Said Thierry, "He fits in perfect an already knows all about the club, I believe he can lead us to glory in the league andin the Champions League"
Henry's First Player Confrontation

The door gets knocked

TH: Come in

I look up only to see Tomas Rosicky standing at my desk

TH: What is it Tomas, is something wrong?

TR: Well, yes there is boss, I come in to speak to you. I feel there are too many players in my position like Jack (Wilshere), Santi (Cazorla), and Ibrahim (Afellay).

TH: So, what do you want me to do? I brought Ibrahim in becasue I felt the postion needed to be improved.

TR: Well with all of the players in my position I feel I won't get any first team football.

I roll my eyes, knowing he won't let it go!

TH: Well Thomas if you look at the formation's we play we will need you.

TR: Boss, I want to be in the first team football week in, week out. I'm 31 now and getting to the end of my career I want to enjoy these days whilst I can.

TH: Santi, Jack and Ibrahim are all younger and need the football to develop, your fitness isn't so good either which means you will not be playing week in, week out!

TH: Look here, you will get some first team football but not every week as I have players better than you!

TR: I don't know why the chairman hired you as the manager, you are a right prick.

TH: What you have just said has made my mind up for me. You will not be playing in the first team again. I am going to make you train with the reserves and by the way you are not having your wages for 3 weeks! Now Leave!

TR: But boss, I didn't mean it...

TH: (Shouts) Get Out!

Tomas Leaves looking upset
Good luck as an Arsenal fan I shall follow closely :P
Two More Join Arsenal

Arsenal have today confirmed the signings of English left back Leighton Baines from Everton and French midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle, they where both signed for a combines fee of what is believed to be 46.5 million.

Baines, aged 27, was signed from Everton for a fee thought to be 26 million. He is believed to be first choice left back now, which means that Nacho Monreal could be on his way out of the club!

Baines had requested a transfer at Everton as he felt he needed to play for a bigger club. He was also thought to have had a fall out with current Everton manager Roberto Martinez over contract talks, which subsequently put him on the transfer list!

Cabaye, aged 26, was also on the transfer list as he felt he could play for a bigger club. The fee is thought to be somewhere around 20 million and he is believed to be on 84 thousand pound a week.

The French international has made 16 appearances for the national team scoring 1 goal. He has also made 16 appearances for the French U21 side, scoring 3 goals.

"Leighton and Yohan are two quality players", said Thierry, "Leighton is a world class left back, in my opinion he is the best left back in England. We are delighted to have him on board for our Premier League campaign this season. Yohan is another quality player, he gives us that extra bit of depth to help us succeed in the Premier League. He also has experience in the Europa League which will hopefully help us in Europe!

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