Former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas has acknowledged that Mikel Arteta has a tougher job with the Gunners when compared to Frank Lampard with Chelsea. The Spaniard took over the managerial reins at the north London side in December and he was able to improve the club’s performances over the next three months before the coronavirus shutdown.
Jack Wilshere shares how it was to play in Arsenal after the key players left the team. He also says about how much it affected the team after their departure. Jack Wilshere played his debut match for Arsenal when he was 16 year old. He was part of Arsenal’s youth academy and was basically a teenager when he stepped into Arsenal team. But his initial days at Arsenal was when the club contained all the important players like Robin Van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, and Samir Nasri.
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has branded Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas as two players who could be regarded as his best teammates.Wilshere came through the ranks at Arsenal when the club was famed for a brilliant style of play – even if it did not get a lot of trophies. A central figure in Arsenal’s brilliant football was Cesc Fabregas, whose amazing vision had little parallel in the Premier League back then.Wilshere was expected to be the next Fabregas or someone who could dominate English football for a long time, but this has not been the case with the 28-year-old struggling to take his talent into potential.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has provided an update on the recent experience with the COVID-19 virus. The Gunners boss was tested positive for the coronavirus in mid-March and that coincided with the Premier League being postponed for a fortnight. Since then, the authorities have taken the decision to suspend any form of football until April 30 and there are no assurances that normal service will resume thereafter.
Arsenal’s winter signing Pablo Mari is aiming to emulate the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Santi Cazorla by staying put with the Gunners for an extended period of time. The Spaniard was an unknown figure during the summer of 2019 but he managed to build his reputation with a strong season with Flamengo whom he joined from Manchester City.
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has heaped praise on Tammy Abraham’s performance following Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. The west London giants had gone into the derby with just three points from the previous five games and they faced the risk of losing the fourth spot to Spurs on goal difference.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has refused to comment on the club’s possible strategy during the forthcoming transfer window. The Blues were initially banned from signing players for two complete transfer windows starting from the summer but they have managed to reduce the punishment to a half after a successful appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
French midfielder N’Golo Kante has acknowledged that Chelsea have not made a bright start to the season but they can change their fortunes during the forthcoming games. The 28-year-old made his injury comeback during the recent 2-1 league defeat to Liverpool and he put up a strong performance which included a sublime solo goal in the second half.
Brazilian football Lucas Piazon has said that he harbours the ambition of leaving Chelsea on a permanent deal, although that has not happened to date.
The 25-year-old has experienced multiple loan spells away from the Blues and he has recently joined Portuguese side Rio Ave on a two-year loan from the west London giants.
Speaking exclusively to A Bola, Piazon said that he had the desire to leave the Blues on a permanent basis this summer but that was not the case. He added that his move to Rio Ave has certainly changed a page in his career and he is looking forward to parting ways with the Europa League holders for good.
Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill has admitted that he had a terrible final season at Chelsea, where he was barely offered with the chance to fight for his position. Cahill managed just two league appearances for the Blues over the course of the 2018/19 campaign and he was eventually released by the club when his contract expired this summer.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the former England international acknowledged that he had a tough and forgettable campaign with the Blues last term, where he was deemed surplus to requirements by manager Maurizio Sarri, he said: “I think you never saw on the outside how tough it was, to be honest. It’s something I never want to get used to, I’ve played a heavy part in every season I’ve been at that club, so it was a freak [season].