Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and midfielder Mikel Arteta have had a look at the Allianz Arena’s pitch ahead of this evening’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.
The duo inspected the playing surface yesterday evening as part of their final preparations for the last-16 second leg encounter.
Former Tottenham captain Sol Campbell says he is sure that the club must have moved on from the switch to Arsenal that saw him branded ‘Judas’.
The ex-England international admitted that the impact of vitriol directed towards him after transferring between the north London rivals was scary. read more »
Tonight’s Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Arsenal will see two of the best managers in the world go head-to-head. While Arsene Wenger is renowned for his eye for talent and nurturing skills, Pep Guardiola’s career is not yet long enough to be fairly judged on that.
But the the former Barcelona boss has already shown a rare ability to improve good players by assigning them new positions.
Lionel Messi’s incredible career is well documented; from a 13-year-old Argentinian kid who suffered from growth hormone deficiency to arguably the best player ever the game has seen. Though already one of the world’s best players, his career benefited from the managerial qualities of Guardiola. read more »
Zenit St Petersburg star Hulk has uploaded a picture showing him and his agent flying to London.
The Brazil international confirmed that it is a business trip – though he doesn’t clarify whether it is transfer related. read more »
This article is a follow-up to yesterday’s article suggesting Samir Nasri poses a problem for Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
Manuel Pellegrini is a manager who clearly values technical ability above all else. So, Martin Demichelis gets picked more often than Joleon Lescott.
But then, like other managers before him, he has a technically gifted player who it is not easy to get the best from in the form of Samir Nasri. read more »