This is the third in our occasional series about the next manager at Arsenal. The first two articles were…
Now we move on to Group 2 of our potential manager list: Dragan Stojkovic, Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp
1.Who would want to come to Arsenal in this toxic atmosphere?
4.Will the new man be subjected to the last match being everything analysis?
That’s where Stojkovic’s appointment would be a problem. Can you imagine what would happen if his first match ends as a goal-less draw? Or a defeat based on his naive perception of the English refereeing as the honest one? He would be crucified before you could say “Piers Morgan”. Headlines like “Dragan Who becomes Arsene Two”, “Stallkovic won’t make any progress with Arsenal” etc etc would pop out after every poor result.
5.Whoever comes in will be incredibly lucky having Awobi, Bellerin, Coquelin, Elneny, coming up. But apparently this is a side without leaders. Where will he find them immediately?
6.There was a call for attacking reinforcements which (again according to the Telegraph) should have been bought in January. But where to do you find them?
I decided to merge these three questions as I think their answers are connected.
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- FA Ladies Cup Semi-final report Arsenal v Sunderland
Untold Arsenal has published five books on Arsenal – all are available as paperback and three are now available on Kindle. The books are
- The Arsenal Yankee by Danny Karbassiyoon with a foreword by Arsene Wenger.
- Arsenal: the long sleep 1953 – 1970; a view from the terrace. By John Sowman with an introduction by Bob Wilson.
- Woolwich Arsenal: The club that changed football. By Tony Attwood, Andy Kelly and Mark Andrews.
- Making the Arsenal: a novel by Tony Attwood.
- The Crowd at Woolwich Arsenal by Mark Andrews.