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‘Hopeless’ – Fans Slam Arsenal Midfielder For Spain Performance

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Welsh football fans have slammed Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey for his largely anonymous display in Wales’ international friendly game against former world champions Spain at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

The 27-year-old was expected to effectively lead the side against Spain in the absence of talisman Gareth Bale who missed the game with muscle fatigue.

Ramsey didn’t live up to expectations as Wales suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Luis Enrique’s men and fans turned on him for his poor performance against La Roja.

Words like hopeless, shocker, awful were used to describe his showing against the Spaniards.

The Spanish team took an early lead in the 8th minute through in-form Borussia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer.

The former Valencia attacker is presently on a season-long loan deal from Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona.

Team captain Sergio Ramos doubled his side’s lead with a 19th minute header before the impressive Alcacer completed his brace for Spain’s third goal on 29 minutes.

Substitute Marc Bartra scored the fourth goal for his side in the 74th minute having come on as a halftime substitute for the aforementioned Ramos.

Wales scored a consolation goal through Burnley striker Sam Vokes just before the end of the game.

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Why Monaco Appoint Thierry Henry As New Manager

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French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco have named Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as their new manager.

The announcement was made by the UEFA Champions League (UCL) campaigners earlier on Saturday after the 41-year-old put pen to paper on a contract that will run until June 2021.

The former Arsenal player replaces Portuguese tactician Leonardo Jardim who was sacked following the team’s lacklustre start to the new campaign.

Under his watch, AS Monaco won just one from their 11 games in all competitions this season.

The French Ligue 1 giants are presently in the relegation as they occupy 18th spot on the league table after one win from their nine games.

They have also lost both their Champions League games to Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid and German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Thierry, who is an assistant manager with the Belgium national team, makes a return to his old hunting ground in a managerial capacity.

He spent two years in the club’s youth team before making his Monaco debut in 1994 under his manager at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger.

He spent five hugely successful years with the first team and went on to win the 1996/97 league title.

His managerial bow will be against Racing Strasbourg on Saturday, October 20.

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Bernd Leno Credits Compatriot For Summer Move

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New Arsenal shot-stopper Bernd Leno has revealed that compatriots Shkrodan Mustafi and Mesut Ozil played a big role in him moving from Germany to England during the last transfer window in the summer.

The 26-year-old spoke about his move to the Emirates Stadium in a chat with the club’s official website and that the two players convinced him to swap Bayer Leverkusen for Arsenal during the summer’s transfer window.

He further revealed that he has known Mustafi for over a decade having played together with him through the various German youth teams.

Bernd Leno signed a long-term contract at Arsenal this summer after the Gunners agreed to pay a reported fee of around €22m for his services.

Since moving to the Emirates Stadium, Leno has had to play second fiddle to the club’s vice-captain and first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech especially in the Premier League.

He featured in the cup competitions (Carabao Cup and Europa League games) until Cech suffered a hamstring injury during the Gunners’ 2-0 victory over Everyone at the Emirates Stadium.

The injury has since ruled out the retired Czech Republic international goalkeeper for one month and Bernd Leno has been in the Arsenal goal since then.

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Robert Pires Backs Henry To Be A Managerial Success At Monaco

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Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires has thrown his weight behind former Gunners teammate Thierry Henry as he makes his managerial bow at French Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco.

Pires spoke about Henry and his new job as Monaco manager in an interview monitored on renowned English news outlet Daily Mail.

According to him, Thierry Henry will be successful buoyed by the influences of both Roberto Martinez and Pep Guardiola.

Henry is an assistant manager in the Belgian national team setup under manager Roberto Martinez.

He was part of the Belgium contingent that finished in third place at this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

Thierry Henry played under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona whom he joined from North London giants Arsenal in 2007.

Robert Pires believes that the things his former teammate has learnt under the aforementioned managers will make him hugely successful at Monaco.

He was named the new Monaco manager on Saturday after penning a three-year deal until 2021.

Henry returns to the principality club in a managerial capacity having played there in the 90s.

He spent two years with the youth team from 1992 to 1994.

The former Juventus and New York Red Bulls attacker made his debut for the first team in 1994.

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Thierry Henry Agrees Deal To Become Monaco Manager

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Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has reportedly agreed to a deal to become the next AS Monaco manager.

According to Sky Sports sources, the Arsenal legend will soon be announced as a replacement for the sacked Leonardo Jardim.

Portuguese tactician Jardim was dismissed from his job after his side’s poor start to the new campaign

Under his watch, the former French Ligue 1 champions have recorded just one win from the opening nine league games.

Before his exit, widespread media reports had already linked the 1998 World Cup winner with a return to his old hunting ground.

The 41-year-old played for the Monaco first team between 1994 and 1999 after spending two years with the club’s youth team.

The 41-year-old won the FIFA World Cup title with France on home soil while he was an AS Monaco player.

Henry was mentioned as a potential replacement alongside Claudio Ranieri, who managed the principality club between 2012 and 2014.

France’s record goalscorer was previously linked with both the Bordeaux and Aston Villa jobs.

The current Belgium assistant manager came close to taking the managerial position at French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux but that didn’t see the light of the day following the disagreement over transfers.

Former Brentford boss Dean Smith was earlier this week named the Aston Villa manager.

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