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Santi Cazorla: lack of confidence prevented Wenger from winning many Premier League titles

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Arsenal legend Santi Cazorla, who plays for Villarreal after returning from his long-term injury, has revealed the reason behind Arsene Wenger’s inability to win many Premier League trophies during his 23-year spell at the Emirates Stadium.

The former Arsenal manager stayed 13 years without winning England’s most precious trophy before he parted ways with the team last season.

The last time Wenger lay hold on the English trophy was in 2004-05 season when he led his players to an unbeaten run to the title. Since then, the Gunners have always settled for a place in the top-four teams.

In his reaction to what was responsible for Wenger’s trophy drought, the 33-year-old midfielder told football Focus that the team lacked self-confidence.

According to the Spaniard, Wenger is a great coach but he didn’t believe in himself neither does he charge his players to trust in their ability to compete with top Premier League clubs for the title.

“To believe that we were capable of competing with the big sides in the Premier League and not just settling for third or fourth.” he said.

Having said that, Cazorla further calls on the Gunners faithful to be patient with Unai Emery’s team. He charged them to support the former Sevilla boss because he has all it takes to lead the team to greatness.

“But everyone really does have to be patient,” he said.

During his six years at the Emirates Stadium, Cazorla helped the Gunners to two FA Cup glories having played more than 200 matches with the team.

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Arsenal To Make Third Bid For Kieran Tierney

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Arsenal will reportedly make a third bid for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney in the coming days.

This is according to the publication from Daily Record which revealed that the Gunners are preparing a third bid for the Scottish international left-back.

It was revealed that Arsenal will make another £25m for the player with better payment arrangement.

Arsenal had earlier made a second bid of £25m which included £7m in add-ons.

Celtic swiftly turned down that second bid which had just £18m in upfront payment.

Arsenal will offer more in upfront payment from the £25m to meet the financial demand from Scottish Premiership giants Celtic.

The Gunners have identified Kieran Tierney as their major transfer target in their quest to sign a new left-back this summer.

They had earlier made a first bid of just £15m for the player.

Arsenal left-backs Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Mineral were unable to meet up with what was demanded by club manager Unai Emery in that position hence the need to sign a new player for that position.

Kieran Tierney, 22, has been recovering from hernia and hip problems but he’s expected to be fit by next month.

He wants the move to Arsenal but the Scottish player won’t force the transfer.

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Alex Iwobi Will Only Leave Club One Condition

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Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi has revealed that he might need to quit the club if one thing happens to his career at the Emirates Stadium.

In his latest interview as monitored by the Daily Star, Super Eagles star Iwobi said that the only thing that would force him out of the club is the arrival of Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha which would lead to lack of first team opportunities in the new season.

Arsenal have been seriously linked with a move for Ivorian national team player Zaha this summer.

Crystal Palace have slammed the asking price of £80m on Wilfried Zaha amidst the transfer interest from the Gunners.

Arsenal recently had a £40m bid turned down for the player.

Wilfried Zaha is the top transfer target for Arsenal for the moment as manager Unai Emery tries to boost his squad with some quality players before the new season which starts on the 8th of August.

The 26-year-old has openly talked about his desire to leave Crystal Palace to his dream club Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal have been linked with several alternatives in the event that they miss out on Wilfried Zaha.

The Gunners have been linked with other wingers like Gremio FC of Brazil attacker Everton Soares and Barcelona winger Malcom.

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Why Celtic Rejected £25m Arsenal Bid For Kieran Tierney

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Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol has revealed the reason behind the latest failed bid from Arsenal for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney.

According to him, Arsenal recently failed with a £25m bid for the player despite the fact that it matched the asking price from Scottish champions Celtic.

The Sky Sports media personnel said that Celtic were unhappy with the add-ons accompanied with the deal.

Earlier reports had said that the North London giants made an initial bid of £18m plus £7m in add-ons thus totaling £25m.

Arsenal were denied with the latest bid as Celtic were not convinced by the condition attached to the add-ons which are centered on qualification for Champions League.

Gunners boss Unai Emery has identified the left-back position as the area to be strengthened ahead of the new season and Kieran Tierney is his top transfer target for the position.

The Scottish international player is presently out of action with a hernia injury but Unai Emery is still bent on signing him for Arsenal this summer.

The Gunners had earlier made two separate bids of £15m and £18m until the latest bid made earlier this month.

Arsenal have signed just one player this season after young Brazilian attacker Gabriel Martinelli was officially announced as a Gunner in the penultimate week.

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