Arsenal Chief executive (and man City fan) Ivan Gazidis has ruled out sacking manager Arsene Wenger, despite Arsenal’s poor start to the new season, which has left them 50/1 with Bet 365 to win the Premier League.
61-year-old Wenger’s job security has come under question as the Gunners have won just one of their opening five Premier League games, conceding 14 goals in the process, including four in the 4-3 defeat at Blackburn Rovers last weekend.
However, Gazidis says that making a change is not even an option, with Wenger having been in charge at Arsenal for more than 15 years. Togel Gazidis said at the Sport Industry Breakfast Club in London: “(Sacking him) is a route we are not going to go down. “We will be unmoved in the way we do things and will not be swayed by talk of a crisis. We need to stick together.”
Arsenal already trail champions Manchester United by 11 points, with the Red Devils 4/6 to retain their crown after five wins out of five.
Blue skies over Manchester…?
Manchester City have revealed plans for an 80-acre training centre in the shadow of their Eastlands Stadium.
The Blues, riding high in second place in the Premier League, are looking to consolidate their arrival in soccer’s rich list, a new era begun when the Abu Dhabi United investment group purchased them three years ago.Man City.
Since then a galaxy of stars have arrived in the blue half of Manchester, including Robinho, Edin Dzeko, Mario Balotelli, Carlos Tevez, Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero. City ended their 35-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup last season, and finished third in the league to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time.
With an intriguing all-Manchester tussle for the title brewing, City have a serious chance of becoming English champions for the first time since 1968.
With the imminent UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules, the spending spree cannot go on, so today club submitted a planning application for what it hopes will be a factory of free stars. As well as four pitches for first-team training and up to 400 youngsters will be able to learn their trade at its new facility, which would include a 7,000-seat stadium.
Outside England, United are usually referred to as ‘Manchester’, but with the sudden surge of the Citizens, all that will have to change.