English Premier League side Arsenal FC are in serious search for substitutes to replace its strikers ahead of the forthcoming season, reports say.
They are interested in AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca, willing to snatch the player ahead of West Ham.
The Hammers have been seriously linked with the Colombia international as they plan on making him their marquee signing as they resume at the newly completed Olympic stadium. The club wanted former striker Carlos Tevez to make a return but both parties couldn’t agree personal terms. Manager Slaven Bilic has now made the Milan forward his primary target as they hope to build on their last season success. The 29-year old scored 18 goals in 38 games despite Milan finishing in the seventh place.
The player has always mentioned his desire to play in the UEFA Champions League, encouraging speculation that he was open to leaving the Italian side. Bacca told popular Spanish new outlet, AS: “It is my dream to play in Champions League and work toward winning it. Unfortunately, the failure for Milan to reach the tournament is one of the themes of our discussions with the club.”
Retired Three Lions midfielder, Paul Scholes is the latest star to feel ‘excited’ by the team spirit within the current national squad as it prepares for Euro 2016.
The former Manchester United star, Scholes, believes England go into the forthcoming tournament in great shape compared to other competitions over the past decade.
He also says Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane should start up front, adding Jamie Vardy could be used as a high-quality substitute.
Scholes collected 66 caps and represented England in four summer tournaments – the World Cups of 1998 and 2002, and European Championships in 2000 and 2004. He told the Daily Mail:
“I’m really excited – more than I have been over the last three or four tournaments.
“The team spirit is brilliant. In the last four or five tournaments I don’t think the team spirit was at its strongest but these players are willing to learn.
“They’re young players, they listen to coaches and they are listening to team-mates.
“We probably won’t win it yet but they’re not too far away from possibly the semi-final when you look at the talent in the squad. Read More
Arsenal youngster, Alex Iwobi, says the reason for his recent impressive performance for The Gunners is due to the help offered by his team mates especially Danny Welbeck.
The starlet has broken into the first team for Arsenal and has scored goals when given the chance after impressing in the youth team. Since making the first team, he has impressed keeping the likes of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott out of the team.
Most surprising has been the quick transition to first team football, with the youngster having looked settled from the get goes unlike other starlets that take time when given the chance. The player insists Enbglish player, Welbeck is responsible since taking him under his wing and helping him feel comfortable.
“Danny Welbeck has taken me under his wing.
“He’s been helping me a lot because he is a young English player that came through at Manchester United, so he knows what it’s like.
“He came through at a young age so he is always helping me or having banter with me and making me feel comfortable. I think it is key [to feel comfortable] and they have all welcomed me,” the player told Arsenal.com. Read More
Arsenal’s season started off rather promising as they managed to seal up the top spots of the Premier League and stay up to par with the table-toppers Leicester City for the majority of the season but after a recent string of underwhelming results and dropped points, Arsenal started to lose their pace for the league title and the only way that the team of Arsene Wenger can become the champions of England will be if Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur both begin to lose matches at a consistent basis.
There is a realistic possibility of Arsenal becoming the new champions of England but it will ultimately depend on the results that the top 2 clubs manage to get and from the looks of it, they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
In Arsenal’s Champions League run, Arsene Wenger’s team failed to reach the quarter-finals of the European competition as they lost against Barcelona with an aggregate score of 5-1. After these matches were over, Danny Welbeck had a few things to say in relation to why Arsenal lost and why they have been falling apart in these later stages of the season.
“We had some chances, it was difficult to come here 2-0 down but we had a plan to get through, it was a difficult occasion for us and unfortunately we couldn’t get through.We had a couple of opportunities where we should have done better and with the quality they have then they are clinical when they have chances.Coming to the Nou Camp you really want to leave your mark, we could have done better in certain situations and it is disappointing.” Read More
Queens Park Rangers couldn’t keep themselves alive in the Premier League during the 2014-15 season and were relegated after only being able to win 8 matches of the total 38 which were played and will be competing once again in the Championship League. However, Chris Ramsey wants to make it back to the top tier English League but in order for that to happen, his team is going to need some improvements and a few changes within the squad have already occurred.
Chris Ramsey has secured the services of Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from Bristol City on a free transfer. Emmanuel-Thomas is a 24 year old English forward who made over 80 appearances for his previous club Bristol City but his goal-scoring statistics haven’t been as impressive as he made less than 30 goals in his 2 seasons for the English League One club.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas signed a 3 year long deal with Queens Park Rangers which took effect on July 1rst. Read More
Danny Welbeck scored one goal during England’s 2016 Euro’s qualification as the English nation faced off with Lithuania in a match that concluded with the team of Roy Hodgson sealing a convincing 4-0 triumph.
England is now comfortably positioned in the top spot of Group E with 15 points; they have enjoyed a perfect start to their qualification campaign after having won all of the 5 qualification matches that the English outfit has played so far.
The 24 year old Arsenal player was named as the best player of the match as he was all over the pitch and was a continuous source of danger to the opponents’ defence which struggled trying to contain him and when the match reached its end, Danny Welbeck said that his move from Manchester United to Arsenal has helped him out when it comes to scoring with his national side.
After scoring against Lithuania, Welbeck turned into the top goal-scorer of the qualification stages as he netted his 6th goal of these rounds which is more than any other player of the current stages of the European tournament. The English attacker believes that his recent goal-scoring form has increased and improved due to his transition from Old Trafford over to the Emirates Stadium. Read More
Injuries, this is probably one of the words that Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger have grown accustomed to hearing in the past few seasons as more and more players get injured for a significantly long period of time and there is no break as when one player gets fully recovered there is always another one who gets injured and the cycle is never-ending.
MikelArteta and Mathieu Debuchy are some of the players which will not be able to play at least for the upcoming 2 months due to physical problems
Danny Welbeck has not played a match for Arsenal since December 28 when the team of Arsene Wenger claimed a 2-1 victory over West Ham United. Read More