Arsenal wako tayari kumwachilia Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal wako tayari kumwachilia Laurent Koscielny kuondoka klabuni humo iwapo tu hesabu yao itaafikiwa.

The Gunners wameanza mchakato wa kinidhamu dhidi ya Koscielny baada yake kudinda kusafiri na timu hiyo kwa ziara ya kabla msimu kuanza nchini Marekani.

Koscielny amesalia na mwaka mmoja katika mkataba wake na anataka kuwachiliwa huru ili aweze kuregea Ufaransa.

Asenal yamkashifu nahodha wao Laurent Koscielny

Alijiunga na Arsenal kutoka Lorient mwaka wa 2010 na amechezea klabu hio ya ligi ya Primia mara 353.

Kieran Trippier wa Tottenham anakaribia kukamilisha uhamisho kuelekea Atletico Madrid. Kiungo huyo wa Uingereza ataekelea Uhispania hii leo ambapo atafaniwa uchunguzi wa kimatibabu, huku mazungumzo kuhusu mkataba akiendelea.

Kama sehemu ya majadiliano ya mkataba wa  Trippier, Tottenham wamepewa fursa ya kumsajilii mshambulizi wa Atletico Madrid Angel Correa. Haijabainika iwapo Spurs wanamtaka Correa lakini ni muargentina na anatambuliwa vyema na Mauricio Pochettino.

Kiungo wa Barcelona Philippe Coutinho mwenye umri wa miaka 27, huenda akarejea Liverpool kwa mkataba wa miaka miwili kwa mkopo, huku timu hiyo yenyewe ikiwa na mipango ya kumnunua kwa pauni milioni 88. Kwingineko Bayern Munich imekata matumaini ya kumalizia mkataba wa pauni milioni mmoja kumnasa winga wa Manchhester City Leroy Sane, mwene umri wa miaka 23.

Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea: Lacazette and Koscielny boost top four push

 

Kinda huyo wa miaka 19 ambaye alikua amehusishwa na Manchester United, Barcelona na Paris-St Germain, aliwaongoza miamba hao wa Dutch hadi kwa nusu fainali ya ligi ya mabingwa msimu uliopita. De Ligt alianza kuchezea Uholanzi Machi mwaka wa 2017 licha ya kuanza mechi mbili tu akiwa Ajax wakati huo.

Tumechoka! Mashabiki wa Arsenali waungana mkono kukashifu uongozi

Baada ya msukosuko wa matokeo duni msimu uliopita, mashabiki wa Arsenal wamejitolea na kuungana mkono kukashifu viongozi wa klabu hio.

Mashabiki hao walimwandikia mmiliki wa timu hio barua kuweleza hasira zao huku wakielekeza lalama zao kwake Kroenke. Kroenke ndiye mimiliki mkuu wa Arsenali.

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Kwenye barua hio, mashabiki wa Arsenal wanalikashifu tendo la Mwenyekiti kushindwa kuleta bodi itakayofanya usimamizi wakati yeye hayupo.

Pia, mashabiki hao wamelalama kuhusu tiketi za hali ya juu wanazotozwa pamoja na umiliki mbovu wa tiketi zenyewe haswa wakati wa mechi kubwa.

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Wakati Kroenke alinunua klabu ya Arsenali, timu hio ilikuwa imetoka kumenyana katika fainali ya klabu bingwa barani ulaya. Hata hivyo, misimu  mitatu iliyopita Arsenali imejipata katika nje ya michuano ya Europa League.

Kufuatia msururu wa matokeo duni msimu uliopita, Arsenali sasa itacheza mechi za Europa league msimu ujao.

Neymar arejea Ufaransa kujua hatma yake

Mashabiki wa Arsenal pia wamesisitiza kupewa habari iwapo timu yao itajiunga na mashidano mapya ya UEFA yanayotarajiwa kufanyiwa uchaguzi mwezi disemba mwaka huu.

Pamoja na hayo, Mashabiki  hao wameieleza klabu kufanya sajili zitakazo leta raha na msissimko msimu ujao ugani Emirates.

“Arsenal have invested money in recent years, but their approach to both buying players and paying wages looks uncoordinated and appears to lack strategy. There has also been a lot of turnover in the senior football personnel. A strong board would be proactively managing this.”

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Barua ya mashabiki inawaomba viongozi wa klabu hio kutoa habari zaidi mnamo tarehe 25 wakati wa mkutano baina ya wamiliki na mashabiki kadhaa waliochaguliwa.

 

Zapendeza kweli! Jezi zinazopendeza zaidi za msimu wa 2019/2020

Jumatatu timu ya ligi kuu ya Uingereza, Arsenali waliwaacha mashabiki wao na furaha chungu nzima baada ya kuzindua jezi yao maalum ya Adidas, baada ya kukamilisha mkataba wao dhidi ya Puma.

Mkataba huo kati ya Adidas na Arsenal unaaminika kuwa wa pauni milioni mia tatu na timu hiyo ya North London itakuwa inapokea pauni million sitini kila mwaka.

Sikumdhuru mpenzi wangu licha ya kumfumania na mpango wa kando – Derrick Mbugua

Arsenali walifuatwa na Manchester City ambao pia walizindua jezi zao za Puma, baada ya kutia sahihi mkataba wa pauni millioni 650 kwa kipindi cha miaka kumi. Man City walimaliza ushirikiano kati ya na Nike msimu uliopita.

Timu zingine ambazo tayari zimezindua jezi mpya kabla ya msimu mpya wa 2019/20 ni Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham na zinginezo.

Lakini je, kati ya jezi hizi zote mpya, ni timu gani ambayo ina jezi bora zaidi? Tunakagua baadhi ya jezi hizi kwa mujibu wa zilizo bora zaidi.

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Arsenal have just £45m to spend after missing out on a Champions League spot

Arsenal will embark on one of the biggest overhauls in their recent history with a transfer budget of just £45million.

Manager Unai Emery will tell the club his squad needs significant rebuilding work ahead of next season when he meets head of football Raul Sanllehi and chief executive Vinai Venkatesham in the coming days.

But the failure to qualify for the Champions League for the third consecutive season following Wednesday’s crushing defeat by Chelsea in the Europa League final has delivered a major blow to plans to reshape his squad.

The club’s finances are in a disarray due to crippling wage bill and a shortfall in income as they pay the price for their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Emery could have had as much as £90m to spend on players had they defeated the Blues in Baku.

But the Gunners boss knows he must now come to terms with a significantly reduced budget.

TRANSFERS TARGETS

Plans to launch a big-money move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha are now likely to be shelved.

Arsenal would struggle to finance a move for £80m-rated Zaha while the forward has made clear he wants to play Champions League football which rules out the Gunners.

Sportsmail understands Arsenal have enquired about Leicester’s James Maddison but have been quoted £60m.

Wilfried Zaha is a target for the Gunners but the transfer fee could be too much for them

The England Under 21 international would be interested in a move to the Emirates, but Arsenal’s finances simply won’t stretch that far.

The club’s hopes of signing RB Leipzig’s highly-rated young French under-21 defender Dayot Upamecano also ended with their Europa League final defeat.

The 20 year-old is valued at around £65m and Arsenal had held initial talks over a deal but they needed Champions League football to stand a chance of persuading Upamecano to leave Germany.

It means the Gunners will have to look for cheaper alternatives this summer. Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser is a target and could be obtainable for £30million. They also have an interest in Getafe defender Djene Dakonam.

Sportsmail understands Arsenal have enquired about Leicester’s James Maddison

HEADING FOR THE EXIT

The Gunners will hope to supplement their transfer budget by offloading a number of their highly-paid stars to reduce their astronomical wage bill.

Emery wants to sell the club’s highest earner Mesut Ozil, who earns £350,000 per week, but know his wages will be a huge stumbling block and it is understood the Gunners would be willing to subsidise a portion of Ozil’s wages to facilitate his exit.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who arrive as part of the deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United last year and Shkodran Mustafi, who joined the club in a £35m deal in 2016, are among the players Arsenal will consider offers for.

With the departure of Aaron Ramsey on a free to Juventus, Danny Welbeck out of contract and Petr Cech retiring Arsenal hope to have cleared up to £50m off their wage bill by the end of the transfer window.

Mesut Ozil could leave the club to free up £350,000 on the Arsenal wage bill

-Dailymail

Chelsea thrash Arsenal 4-1 in Europa League final

Chelsea yesterday won the Europa League title with a comfortable 4-1 win over Arsenal in Baku.

After a goalless draw in the first half, Olivier Giroud found the back of the net minutes after the start of the second half with Pedro Rodriquez adding the second goal minutes later.

Pedro swiftly doubled Chelsea's advantage, sweeping home after clever work out wide by Eden Hazard

The Blues were not done yet as Eden Hazard added the third goal from the spot and despite Arsenal reducing the deficit through Alex Iwobi,

Hazard added the fourth goal to all but end Arsenal’s hopes of playing in the champions league next season.

Minutes after the match, Hazard who is wanted by Real Madrid told reporters he thinks the match was a goodbye to Chelsea.

Hazard then marked his display with a goal through one of his trademark penalties that sent Cech the wrong way

This is Chelsea’s third major European trophy since 2012. In that time, 20 per cent of UEFA’s greatest prizes have gone to Stamford Bridge. How they do it, amidst what many would regard as turmoil, nobody can be sure.

Eden Hazard scored two goals, made another. Almost certainly, he’s leaving for Real Madrid. Maurizio Sarri won the first major trophy of his coaching career, to go with restoring the club to the Champions League in his first season beyond Italian football. By all accounts, he could quite possibly be leaving, too.

Alex Iwobi momentarily gave Arsenal a glimmer of hope with a sensational volley from the edge of the penalty area

It was a bad day for that run to end, too. Chelsea had already qualified for the Champions League through league position, but Arsenal needed this to make the leap. In the end, they looked crushed by the challenge of it and will join Manchester United and Wolves in Europe’s second tier.

-Dailymail

Europa League: Arsenal and Chelsea set up an all-English final

A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick helped Arsenal into the final of the Europa League as they won in Valencia for a 7-3 aggregate victory.

The Gunners are now just one win away from Champions League qualification, while manager Unai Emery can make history by winning a record fourth Europa League crown.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick to see off Valencia and send Arsenal into the Europa League final

Trailing 3-1 from the first leg in London, Kevin Gameiro’s close-range effort had given the hosts the early impetus. The win means Arsenal, whose first away game of this Europa League campaign was in Azerbaijan against FK Qarabag, will return to the country for the final on 29th of this month.

This will be Arsenal’s first European final since 2006 when they lost against Barcelona in the Champions League final.

Elsewhere, Chelsea battled to the final after beating Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties to set up another all English final in Europa League after Tottenham and Liverpool set up all English final in the champions league.

 

I’m leaving a man’: Aaron Ramsey left in tears as he bid Arsenal goodbye

Aaron Ramsey said a very emotional goodbye to Arsenal fans on Sunday after the final home match of his successful 11-year spell at the club.

Ramsey, alongside the departing Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck, was given a guard of honour at the Emirates following the 1-1 Premier League stalemate with Brighton, which has all but ended their top-four hopes.

Welbeck and Cech were given a very warm reception by the Arsenal faithful but it was Ramsey’s introduction that sparked an emotional outpouring from both player and fans alike.

Ramsey couldn't control his emotions after the final home game of his 11-year spell at the club

Ramsey, who joined the club as a 17-year-old prodigy from Cardiff, was left in tears as the Arsenal faithful celebrated his brilliant career ahead of his free transfer to Juventus this summer.

And after he received a standing ovation, Ramsey struggled to control his emotions as he reflected on his long journey in north London, which saw him overcome an horrific leg-break before scoring two FA Cup-winning goals.

Ramsey told Sky Sports: ‘It’s very emotional. It’s been a hell of a journey and 11 years of my life. So much has happened and you can tell by my voice how much it means to me. I’m just grateful for the opportunity to play for this great club.

‘I’ve spent 11 years here, came here at 17 years old, a boy, I’m really leaving a man. I’ve got a family, my wife, my kids, so much has happened.

‘I’m really excited about the new challenge, for the new chapter, but today it’s all about this. This is where I grew up, I just want to take this in today and let it settle for a few days before I can look forward and focus on (Juventus).’

Ramsey wrote himself into Arsenal’s history books when he ended the club’s nine-year trophy drought against Hull in the 2014 FA Cup final.

And the Welshman said that remains his proudest moment in an Arsenal shirt.

When asked about his favourite memory, Ramsey replied: ‘The FA Cup win against Hull, because we had a few years without winning a trophy and I was having a really good season.

Earlier Ramsey watched on against Brighton behind a banner, which read: 'Pride of Wales'

‘I came as a 17 year old, and they (fans) have come on this journey with me. It’s quite unique you spend this amount of time at a club. Many highs, a few lows as well, but they’ve stuck by me.’

Cech, meanwhile, wasn’t just saying goodbye to Arsenal on Sunday but to the Premier League too.

The Arsenal goalkeeper has spent 15 brilliant years at the highest level in England, winning four Premier League titles and one Champions League with Chelsea.

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck also appeared to say his goodbyes at the Emirates

The departure of Ramsey, Cech and Welbeck will come as a big blow to Arsenal as they go in search of leaders this summer to help them return to the Premier League top four.

Cech has spent a hugely-successful 15 years in the top flight with both Arsenal and Chelsea

-Dailymail

Arsenal and Man United’s European dream over after disastrous draws

Manchester United will have to settle for Europa League football next season after being held by a Huddersfield side who were relegated in March.

The Terriers had managed just four points in their previous 23 games but they earned a draw as Isaac Mbenza’s first goal for the club leveled Scott McTominay’s first-half effort.

They would not have tolerated this from Jose Mourinho or Louis van Gaal. They certainly would not have taken it from David Moyes’ Manchester United. So how long will they stomach it from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?

Suffice to say that if the current United manager does not start next season well, then judgment may come earlier than he ever could have imagined.

This was paupers’ football from Solskjaer’s United team, football devoid of imagination and fluency. Solskjaer’s United, the one that started so vividly under him in winter, has been steadily regressing for weeks and we would call this rock bottom, if we were remotely convinced they couldn’t get any worse.

Meanwhile Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four Premier League finish are all but over after the lackluster hosts were held to a one all draw by Brighton.

The Gunners are three points behind Tottenham in fourth with one game to play but would need an eight-goal swing, as well as results going their way, to overtake their rivals.

Life after Arsene Wenger was never going to be easy. There were no guarantees the end of an era would bring the best of times rolling back to Arsenal.

But on Sunday evening, as glum-looking players trudged around a sparsely-populated Emirates Stadium to offer their appreciation after the final home game of the first post-Wenger campaign, this felt like a club lost at sea.

Vital connections have been frayed since absent owner Stan Kroenke completed his takeover last year and wiped out the minority shareholders amid far-reaching change behind the scenes.

Elsewhere, Chelsea secured their place in the Champions League next season with three nil victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge.

-Dailymail

Lavin Asego tears Dj Joe Mfalme apart for trolling Arsenal fans

Former Kenya Sevens player, Lavin Asego set Twitter on fire after he tore his friend, DJ Joe Mfalme for trolling Arsenal fans.

This came during Arsenal’s match against Wolves on Wednesday night where the Gunners were mauled 3-1 but were already three goals down by half time.

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At the same time, there was a mouth watering Manchester derby pitying title contenders, Manchester City and the struggling Manchester United.

DJ Mfalme decided to take a jibe at the angry Arsenal lot, claiming that they were not watching the real football and that they should switch channels and watch the derby.

He posted:

Watu wa Arsenal there’s real football being played on supersport 3 😂

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That did not go down well with Mr. Asego an ardent Arsenal follower who decided to take aim at his deejaying career who is Capital FM’s official deejay.

 Asego replied:
And real DJing happens on Homeboyz radio…what’s your point 😒

The tweet lit up Twitter with football fans (Arsenal fans to be exact) lauding Asego’s response.

The tweet has so far garnered over 3,000 retweets and likes.

Check out his tweet below

And real DJing happens on Homeboyz radio…what’s your point 😒 https://t.co/S90kNdnF1r

— Lav (@AsegoLav) April 24, 2019

Check out some of the reactions from Kenyans on Twitter.

Derick: Hahahahahaha Huyu DJ ameskumwa 6ft Under

Bill: Umemwambia huku sio IG In a polite manner.

Calm down hakua serious alikua tu anajoke 😭😭😂😂

Aming’a: I’m late but lemme remind you that no DJ at hbr you can compare with Joe. I am a fan of hbr but I know who Joe is from way back 2009.. listen to his radio active &hitsnothomework mixes at capital fm..trust me no current hbr DJ u can compare him with.

Wolves maul Arsenal as Man City roar at Old Trafford

Manchester City yesterday moved back to the top of the English Premier League with a two nil win over City rivals Manchester United and remain in firm contention of the league title.

A defeat would have meant City are no longer in control of their destiny with Liverpool leading at the top. However after a slow first half, City came back after the break all fired up and scored two quick goals through Bernado Silva and Leroy Sane to condemn United to their second defeat in the league in less than a week.

City are now a point ahead of Liverpool with three games to go against Burnley, Leicester and Brighton. On the other hand, Liverpool will face Huddersfield, Newcastle and Wolves.

Elsewhere Arsenal’s poor form continued as they were trashed 3-1 by Wolves to further jeopardize their chances of finishing in top four.

The latest round of Champions League hot potato left Arsenal nursing severe scorch marks and Unai Emery surely wondering if his players actually want to finish in the top four.

After a weekend when Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal all missed opportunities to seize the initiative, Emery’s team were at it again at Molineux. They lost for a second time in four days and this time in truly chastening style.

Arsenal displayed some of their worst traits to prompt concern for the run-in, but Wolves deserve huge credit for once more leaving a big club bloodied and bruised.

Diogo Jota put the result beyond doubt by adding Wolves' third goal of the night against Arsenal at the end of the first half