Yesterday Le Grove broke the news that Steve Bould is going to be Assistant Manager to Arsene Wenger next season following the retirement of Pat Rice.
There is no doubting he loves Arsenal, he was with the club eleven years as a player before being let go by Arsene Wenger back in 1999. He moved to Sunderland but carried on for just one season before obtaining his coaching badges, he then returned to the club and became coach for the youth. His under 18 Academy side have won their league in 2008-09 and 2009-10 and the FA Cup in 2008-09.
During all this time of course, he has been under the Arsene Wenger umbrella and yes, he deserves to be promoted but will he be allowed to bring with him a few new ideas and if so, will Arsene Wenger listen and take heed of those ideas?
I’d like to think so and we must hope so as we need this big 6′ 4″ ex defender to teach a bit of what he learned in his Arsenal career to the squad of today.
Neil Banfield is also on the move, he’s leaving the reserves to become the first team coach, no, not a 32 seater, the one with bibs and cones, that kind of coach!
Good, another ex defender in the ranks!
Talking of the squad of today, well, more like next season, other news was rife on twitter yesterday afternoon and that involved Yann M’Vila, the player nearly every Arsenal fan wants us to sign and the deal is “99 percent done” according to Julien Laurens this morning – Lauren is a French football journalist based in London.
Well if the twitter news is right and all the newspapers are right, it’s now all down to the wages so there is still plenty of time to muck that one up then.
Last night Blackburn lost to Wigan and that confirmed they will be playing Championship football next season, no doubt a few players will want to jump ship and stay in the Premier League and of course one we already know who will is Junior Hoilett. Well speculation is rife that he is heading our way and on a freebie but do we really want or need him?
Fans favourite Eden Hazard has apparently been in talks with Manchester City but talks broke down as they couldn’t agree on wages, well if City can’t pay him enough, there is absolutely no chance of us digging deep enough to convince him to sign is there?
Finally some injury news, Theo Walcott should be back for this weekends crunch game at West Brom and no doubt he’ll be out to impress the new England Manager – good, let’s hope that gets the best out of him.
We need him back and ticking with Robin, we need three points..
Have a good day all, maybe Vertonghen will sign up today….