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Ex-Arsenal Manager Bags New Job Amidst Bayern Links

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been appointed into his first job since leaving the Gunners last summer.

The Frenchman has been appointed the chief of global football development at FIFA and he will be in charge of football development on the world stage.

Wenger will oversee football development in both men’s and women’s games worldwide including coaching programmes, training programmes and coach education programmes.

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The former Arsenal manager has been linked with the vacant Bayern Munich job but the latest development puts an end to those rumours.

His appointment at FIFA was confirmed by the football body on Wednesday.

Arsene Wenger is not the only manager associated with the vacant Bayern Munich job.

The likes of Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) boss Thomas Tuchel, Ex-Juventus manager Maximiliano Allegri and former Schalke 04 boss Ralf Rangnick.

Bayern Munich are on the search for a new permanent manager following the exit of Niko Kovac who was sacked last week shortly after the heavy defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the league.

10-man Bayern were thrashed 5-1 by last season’s Europa League semi-finalists but the Bavarian giants have since responded with two straight wins in all competitions.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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Arsenal Make Offer For Potential Manager

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Premier League giants Arsenal have made an offer for Shanghai SIPG boss Vitor Pereira to become their next manager according to the latest media reports from his home country Portugal.

According to Diario de Noticias, Vitor Pereira has been offered a managerial job at Arsenal moments after he turned down the Everton job to stay with Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shanghai SIPG.

Arsenal are on the search for a permanent successor to Unai Emery at the club after the Spanish tactician was sacked at the end of last month.

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Unai Emery paid the ultimate price for a run of seven games without a win in charge of Arsenal as he was as sacked shortly after the disappointing 2-1 loss at home to German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.

He spent just 18 months in North London on the back of his appointment as the Arsenal manager in the summer of 2018.

Freddie Ljungberg was one of his assistants and the former club winger was instantly made the interim manager following the sacking of Unai Emery.

The Arsenal legend was part of the squad that went unbeaten during the 2003/04 season.

He has one, drawn one and lost one of his three league games in charge of Arsenal.

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Six Arsenal Players Ruled Out Of Europa League Clash

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Six Arsenal players will miss the trip to Standard Liege FC of Belgium in the Europa League after the club provided the injury update on the team on Wednesday.

The Gunners will be guests of Standard Liege on Thursday night as they attempt to seal qualification for the knockout stage of the Europa League.

Arsenal need to secure a point from the Matchday Six clash or at least avoid a four-goal defeat to the Belgians to book their place in the next stage of the competition.

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The Gunners will be without the likes of Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin and Nicholas Pepe.

Swiss international midfielder Xhaka sufferer concussion during the 3-1 away win over West Ham in their London Derby clash in the Premier League on Monday night and will sit out the Standard Liege game as well as the Premier League game at home to holders Manchester City on Sunday evening as part of concussion procedure.

Spanish international Dani Ceballos sustained a hamstring injury in the Europa League Matchday Four clash at Vitoria Guimares FC of Portugal at the start of last month and he’s not expected back in action until the end of this month.

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Probable Arsenal XI vs Standard Liege

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Premier League giants Arsenal still have some work to do before they can confirm their place in the Round of 32 in the Europa League ahead of their final group game against Standard Liege FC of Belgium.

The Gunners travel to take on the Belgians in the Matchday Six clash in Group F with the North Londoners needing at least one point to seal passage to the next stage.

Arsenal can also risk defeat and still qualify for the next stage of the competition as long as they avoid the defeat of more than four unreplied goals.

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Interim manager Freddie Ljungberg got the first win of tenure on Monday night during the West Ham United game which ended in a 3-1 for his team with the help of three goals in ten second-half minutes from Gabriel Martinelli, Nicholas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg has a lot of injury problems to deal with ahead of the Standard Liege game.

He could miss up to six players for the game with the likes of Nicholas Pepe, Kieran Tierney, Granit Xhaka, Hector Bellerin, Dani Ceballos and Rob Holding all struggling with one problem or the other.

Possible Arsenal XI vs Standard Liege: Emiliano Martinez; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, David Luiz, Kostantinos Mavropanos, Zach Medley; Matteo Guendouzi, Joe Willock, Emile Smith-Rowe; Bukayo Saka, Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson

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Arsenal, Everton To Pay Huge Compensation Fee For Sacked Italian Manager

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Premier League duo Arsenal and Everton have both been touted as the next destination for Carlo Ancelotti since the Italian manager was sacked from his position at Napoli earlier this week.

Carlo Ancelotti lost his job as the Napoli manager on Tuesday night despite leading the Italian Serie A side to victory in the Champions League.

According to the report from the Daily Mirror, Carlo Ancelotti was placed on gardening leave immediately after his dismissal meaning that the Italian tactician is still on the payroll at Napoli with interested clubs like Arsenal and Everton expected to pay huge compensation fee for him if they want him as their next manager.

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Carlo Ancelotti is not a stranger to the Premier League having been appointed the Chelsea manager in 2009.

He spent two seasons at Chelsea before being sacked in 2011.

Ancelotti won the Premier League title at Chelsea during the 2009/10 season thus becoming the second Blues boss to achieve the feat behind Jose Mourinho.

He was named the Napoli manager last summer and led them to second place in the league last season which was his first full campaign with the club.

Carlo Ancelotti lost his job as a result of a nine-game winless run until his last game, the 4-0 win over Genk FC of Belgium in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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Carlo Ancelotti Ruled Out Of Arsenal Job

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Arsenal Managerial Target Rules Self Out Of Everton Job

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Shanghai SIPG manager Vitor Pereira has ruled himself out of the race to succeed compatriot Marco Silva as the Everton manager.

This is according to the publication from the Liverpool Echo which revealed that the Portuguese manager wants to stay at Chinese Super League (CSL) outfit Shanghai SIPG rather than take the Everton job.

Vitor Pereira has also been linked with the vacant managerial job at Arsenal with latest reports claiming that the Gunners have made an offer for him.

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Arsenal and Everton are the only two Premier League clubs without a permanent manager at the moment.

The Gunners sacked Unai Emery last month and replaced him with club legend Freddie Ljungberg on a temporary basis.

For Everton, former club striker Duncan Ferguson has been made the interim manager at Goodison Park following the dismissal of former manager Marco Silva earlier this month.

Marco Silva lost his job as the Everton manager after the Toffees dropped into the bottom three on the Premier League table.

Interim manager Duncan Ferguson was able to mastermind their escape from the relegation zone last weekend with the 3-1 win over Chelsea.

Everton have already confirmed that Duncan Ferguson will continue in his role as the interim manager for the Manchester United game this weekend as the search for a permanent manager goes on.

 

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Finally, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Will Sign New Contract On One Condition

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Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a new deal at the club on one condition according to footballer turned pundit Tim Sherwood who was on Premier League TV for his punditry job.

According to former Spurs manager Tim Sherwood, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will only sign a new Arsenal contract on the condition that the new manager will assure him of signing players to bolster the Gunners squad.

Arsenal are still in the process of appointing a new manager after Unai Emery was sacked at the end of last month.

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Unai Emery lost his job in the middle of a nine-game winless run at Arsenal.

The winless run stood at seven games before his dismissal in November by the Arsenal hierarchy.

Club legend Freddie Ljungberg had assumed his role on a temporary basis and the Swedish football legend led the Gunners to a winless run of two games before the victory over West Ham United in their London Derby clash on Monday night.

The 3-1 win over the Hammers ended the run of nine games without a win for Arsenal with Aubameyang scoring the third goal to take his tally to 11 league goals.

Aubameyang is stalling over a new Arsenal deal at the moment with his current contract set to expire in 2021.

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Another Arsenal Player Ruled Out For Three Months

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Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney has been dealt a huge blow on the injury front following the news that he would miss the next three months with a dislocated shoulder.

Kieran Tierney suffered the injury during the last Premier League game at West Ham United.

The Scottish international went off injured in the first half of the Hammers game which ended in a 3-1 win for Arsenal.

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The Gunners had to come from behind to take the three points at the home of West Ham United.

Kieran Tierney walked off the pitch in the first half of that game after sustaining the shoulder injury and was subsequently replaced by Sead Kolasinac at left-back.

The latest injury news released on Wednesday said that the Arsenal defender needs surgery and his recuperation will take three months.

With the new development, Kieran Tierney is not expected back in the Arsenal squad until next year March.

The Scottish international has had a topsy-turvy season in his first campaign as an Arsenal player due to his numerous injury problems.

Kieran Tierney joined the Gunners from Scottish champions Celtic in the summer for a fee of around £25m and didn’t make his first appearance for the club until September.

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