Even after Arsenal were humbled by Liverpool at home in the first game of the season, coach Arsene Wenger said that the management were working hard to get one or two more players in.
It’s been a difficult few years for the French manager as his approval ratings fast erode, but Wenger is still optimistic of his young and inexperienced squad. Olympique Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette remains a long term target for the Gunners and there The Guardian reports that there is new evidence that the move will happen as Arsenal need a centre back and a striker badly. Lacazette scored a hat trick against Nancy in the French Ligue 1 in the opening weekend of the season. The player has admitted that if a big money move comes that he could not refuse, he would not.
Another player on Arsenal’s radar is Mario Lemina who’s with Serie A champions Juventus. The player originally belongs to Marseille and the rumoured bid of €16 million from the Premier League giant would likely not be enough. The Bianconeri want at least €4 million more with other clubs like Schalke interested.
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Despite having been beaten 3-1 in the first leg against Monaco, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger still believes that his team can come up with a surprising result in the second leg. There have been very few teams who have managed to progress to the next round after losing the first leg 3-1.
Further, Arsenal have the disadvantage of playing away from home. Monaco have been one of the stingiest teams in the French league after allowing only 20 goals from the 28 matches this season. Since the first leg at the Emirates stadium, both teams have undergone different set of fortunes in terms of form.
Arsenal went on to win four straight matches including the 3-0 win over West Ham last weekend. Monaco followed that result with five dropped points in the league, but they have recovered of late with back-to-back victories against Evian and Bastia. The gunners have already been knocked out at this stage of the competition four times in a row. The worrying aspect for Wenger is that in all previous occasions, the opposition were significantly better than Monaco. Manchester City and Arsenal are the two left British teams in the Champions League after Chelsea suffered an exit. Continue reading Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger still believes that his team can come up with a surprising result