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.
Arsenal To Reignite Interest In £17m La Liga Midfielder
North London giants Arsenal will revive their interest in Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega in the summer according to reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.
Daily Mirror claim that Arsenal manager Unai Emery has identified Ever Banega as the man to replace Juve-bound Aaron Ramsey.
Welsh international star Ramsey will leave Arsenal for Italian Serie A champions Juventus in the summer after his Gunners contract expires.
The 28-year-old has few months left on his current Arsenal deal and he has already signed a pre-contract agreement with the Italians.
He’s said to have signed a four-year contract worth £400,000 on a weekly basis before tax.
Aaron Ramsey is the longest serving player in the Arsenal squad after joining in 2008.
Ever Banega could replace Ramsey in the Arsenal squad this summer.
Arsenal tried to sign the Sevilla midfielder during the recently concluded winter transfer window but lack of funds meant that the Gunners had to wait till the summer.
Sevilla were not ready to let Banega leave the club on loan.
The Spaniards wanted a permanent deal which was out of the reach of the Gunners last month.
The Argentine international has a £17m release clause at Sevilla which makes it easy for Arsenal to swoop for him in the summer.
Banega, 30, is no stranger to the methods of Unai Emery whom he worked with at Valencia and Sevilla.
Arsenal To Make Permanent Move For 25-Year-Old Star
North London giants Arsenal are primed to make the loan deal for Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez permanent in the summer.
This is according to the publication from the Daily Star which claim that both parties (Arsenal and Denis Suarez) are keen to make his transfer a permanent one.
Denis Suarez, 25, joined Arsenal on a short-term loan deal from Spanish La La champions until the end of the season with the option to make the loan contract permanent this summer.
The Spaniard became an Arsenal player on the final day of the winter transfer window.
Denis Suarez extended his Barcelona contract by one year until 2021 before joining the Gunners for the remainder of the season.
The aforementioned publication says that senior Arsenal officials have been impressed with his enthusiasm since he became a Gunner.
It was also revealed that Denis Suarez has been smitten by London and he’s ready to join Arsenal permanently.
Barcelona won’t pose much problems to Arsenal in their quest to sign Denis Suarez.
The one-cap Spanish international has made three appearances for Arsenal since his move last month.
He’s yet to make a start for the Gunners who are chasing honours in both the Premier League and Europa League.
Arsenal In £5m Summer Bid For Swiss Defender
Premier League giants Arsenal are eyeing a cut-price deal for highly rated FC Basel defender Eray Comert ahead of this summer’s transfer window according to widespread reports in the media.
The Daily Mail revealed that the Gunners have already watched the player on several occasions this season as they try to sign him from his Swiss club in the summer.
Eray Comert is enjoying a breakthrough season for FC Basel and his form has prompted interest from North London giants Arsenal.
The 21-year-old centre back could leave FC Basel for a small transfer fee this summer due to the fact that he has just 18 months left on his current contract at his club.
The Swiss defender has already rejected two offers to sign a new FC Basel contract.
Swiss giants FC Basel will ask for a £5m transfer fee if the player wants to leave the club in the summer when he’ll have just one year left.
Arsenal could replicate the bargain deal they had in the summer with Matteo Guendouzi.
The Gunners signed Guendouzi from French second tier club Lorient at the start of the season in a £7m deal and he has been in very good form for his team in his debut campaign for Arsenal.
Arsenal Identify Potential Replacement for Outgoing Cech
Former Champions League finalists Arsenal have identified the man to take the gloves from veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech when he retires at the end of this season.
Petr Cech has already confirmed that he will hang his gloves at the end of an illustrious playing career this summer.
The Premier League legend has been a wonderful servant for both Chelsea and Arsenal since he came to England in 2004.
He won four league titles and the 2012 Champions League title at the expense of German champions Bayern Munich whom Chelsea beat on penalties.
Ex-Czech Republic international shot stopper signed for Arsenal from London rivals Chelsea in a £10 deal in 2015 and he was the first choice until earlier this season.
Cech has won two FA Cup titles with the Gunners.
Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope could be the man to replace Petr Cech at Arsenal when he retires.
England national team goalkeeper Pope has not been able to reclaim his first team spot at Burnley following his return from injury.
Tom Heaton and Joe Hart have been preferred this season by the Burnley manager Sean Dyche.
Nick Pope was instrumental to the Clarets’ run to Europa League qualification from the top flight of English football.
Arsenal Face North London Threat For 27-Year-Old La Liga Defender
Arsenal will have to see off the transfer challenge of North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the bid to boost their squad with Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi following the news that Spurs have registered a strong interest in the player.
According to El Desmarque, Tottenham are monitoring the player’s situation at Real Betis with the view to making a move for the player in the summer.
Aissa Mandi has been ever-present for his Real Betis side this season.
The 27-year-old has been in very good form for his Spanish La Liga club.
Mandi has made 34 appearances for Real Betis in all competitions this season.
The Algerian international is a versatile player that can play in three positions defensively.
He can play as a centre back as well as on the fullbacks (whether left-back or right-back).
Arsenal have had a lot of problems on the defensive front since the season started with Gunners boss Unai Emery failing to stem the tide.
The North Londoners have one of the worst defensive records in the top ten of the Premier League table with just four clean sheets in the league since the start of this campaign.
Arsenal have not been helped with long-term injuries to the duo of Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin.
Manager Confirms €4m Transfer For Arsenal Loanee
Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that Arsenal loanee David Ospina will sign for the club permanently at the end of the season.
As quoted by Italian media portal Tuttosport, Carlo Ancelotti said that Colombian international shot stopper Ospina will sign for Napoli in the summer regardless of the number of games played for the Italian Serie A club this season.
Italian tactician Ancelotti was speaking after his Napoli suffered a big blow to their title hopes with a goalless draw at home to Torino on Sunday evening.
David Ospina had earlier revealed that he’s unsure about his future at the club in a chat with Blu Radio on Saturday.
The 29-year-old disclosed that there’s a clause in his Napoli contract which stipulated that a permanent transfer can only be made if he plays a certain number of games.
Napoli will pay €4m to secure his transfer from Arsenal this summer.
Ospina joined Napoli from the Gunners on loan at the start of the season with the option of converting the loan spell into a permanent one.
The Colombian goalkeeper had to leave Arsenal last year after the Gunners’ signed Bernd Leno from German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen thereby pushing him to third position in the pecking order of Arsenal shot stoppers.
What £60m-rated Arsenal Midfielder Said About PSG Transfer
Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has been linked with a return to France with Ligue 1 Champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) said to be interested in him.
PSG were mentioned as suitors for the talented French midfielder in a deal that could be worth £60m which would be a significant raise on the transfer fee paid for the 19-year-old.
Arsenal paid just £7m to secure his signing from French second tier side Lorent at the start of the season.
Matteo Guendouzi had previously talked about the interest of PSG in an interview with Canal Football Club in December.
According to him, the French champions were interested in signing him before he joined Arsenal at the start of the season and that the French contingent at the club, while he was watching then when he was young, played a big role in his decision to move to the Emirates Stadium.
Guendouzi added that the best decision for him was an Arsenal move.
The talented French midfielder has established himself as an important squad member of the Arsenal team since his move last summer.
He has won the affection of the Arsenal fans because of his combative approach even when the Gunners are losing.
Matteo Guendouzi is gradually becoming a cult hero with the Arsenal fans.
What Arsene Wenger Said About Juventus-Bound Ramsey
Ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Aaron Ramsey will be a big miss for the club when he leaves for Juventus at the end of this season.
Wenger was speaking at the Laureus Sport for Good presentation as he said that the Welsh international star will be an interesting addition for Juventus.
The Frenchman also praised the quality of the player as he talked about how he makes midfield runs before adding that there are few players that make intelligent midfield runs like the ones Aaron Ramsey has made throughout his career.
Arsene Wenger was the Arsenal manager for 22 years before he resigned from his post last summer despite the fact that he had one year left on his former contract.
Wenger played a big role as Arsenal beat Premier League rivals Manchester United to the transfer of Aaron Ramsey in 2008.
The Welshman snubbed Manchester United to sign for Arsenal from Cardiff City in a deal worth £5m.
Aaron Ramsey is the longest-serving player at Arsenal at the moment having spent 11 years at the club.
The 28-year-old has signed a pre-contract agreement at Italian giants Juventus ahead of a free transfer move this summer after Arsenal officials failed to give him a new contract.
Ex-Arsenal Striker Berates Manager For Average Signings
Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas has slammed manager Unai Emery for his signings since he took the Gunners job at the start of the season.
According to him, his signings have been average at best before adding that only three of his transfers have been okay.
Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas was speaking about Gunners boss Unai Emery and his transfers while he was on popular English media channel Sky Sports for his punditry work.
Unai Emery was appointed by the Arsenal manager last summer as a replacement for legendary boss Arsene Wenger.
The Spaniard signed a three-year deal until 2021.
He brought in Swiss international right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Italian Serie A club Juventus, German national team goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira from Italian Serie A outfit Sampdoria and French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from French second tier side Lorient in the summer.
Sokratis Papasthathopoulos also joined the Gunners from German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund last summer before Denis Suarez joined on loan from Barcelona last summer
Charlie Nicholas is adamant that only Leno, Torreira and Guendouzi are okay signings as he condemned the rest that they are not of the standard required for a club like Arsenal.
Arsenal Face Premier League Threat For 19-Goal Championship Striker
Arsenal will have to see off the interest of several Premier League teams in their quest to sign Birmingham City striker Che according to reports coming out of the media in the United Kingdom.
Daily Mirror claim that Arsenal and four others are keen on a transfer for the in-form Che Adams who has scored 19 goals in 32 Championship games for Midlands club Birmingham City this season.
His goals have pushed Birmingham City to contention for a playoff spot at the end of the season.
They are just two spots off the last spot for the playoffs (8th position).
Che Adams, 22, joined Birmingham City from Sheffield United in the summer of 2016.
The striker has shown a remarkable improvement in his output this season in comparison to his two previous campaigns.
He scored just 16 goals over his first two seasons as Birmingham City player before this campaign.
Che Adams is also attracting interest from Premier League clubs like Manchester United, Southampton, Burnley and Watford.
Arsenal have been over-reliant on the striking duo of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for goals this season with both strikers responsible for 25 of the Gunners’ goals in the Premier League this season and Che Adams could be an alternative to the aforementioned duo for the North Londoners.
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