Monday, August 29, 2011

Should Wenger quits Arsenal after Old Trafford humiliation?

Arsenal exposed their biggest weakness when they been demolished by the brilliant Man U last night. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed the club will look to sign at least 3 more players before the transfer window closes after humiliating 8-2 defeat at Man U.

Wenger accepts he is under pressure at the moment but is adamant he will not quit Arsenal, adding that he feels he has earned the right to be judged at the end of the season after 15 years in charge of the club.
“I'm in a public job and I have to accept that,” added the Frenchman. “I make the right decisions for the club and I will continue to try to do that. The players we have sold I also brought to the club.
Wenger says he expects to sign South Korean striker Park Chu Young and wants to add another midfielder and defender to the squad as he comes under pressure from Gunners fans to spend in the transfer market following the high profile sales of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas.

“After a game like that it's terribly painful,” Wenger told reporters. “It hurts, it was humiliating. We were short in some areas, we had eight players out and they had class. They punished us in front of goal.
“We're working very hard on transfers. We're close to signing a striker [Park] at the moment and we want a defender and a midfielder as well.

“I say I'm very open to finding the right players. If we find the right players we will sign them. We have the money to sign the right players – if we find them we'll do it.
“We have 20 people working on it, I'm not the only one.

“It's difficult when you lose 8-2. It's better that you don't talk too much because it hurts and it looks like you're looking for excuses.

“I feel it was under very special circumstances and what's important is we've played three games of the season. It's not like it's the end of the season, when you make a balanced judgement of the season."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nasri to Man City: Where will be the direction of Arsenal after this?

Wantaway Arsenal's French architect Samir Nasri deal to Man City is almost done. Nasri who played against Liverpool last week probably the last game in Gunners shirt will be lining up among the very best midfielders in BPL this season. But the main question remain, what's the direction of the Gunners after his lost?

For Arsenal fans, this is a very big lost after talismanic captain Cesc Fabregas leave the club last week for his childhood club, Barcelona FC. For them, after 5-6 years without a silverware, this is a hard time to accept and adapt to this situation. Wenger should be more realistic in a dream to be among the top 4, if he still have the intention, because others rival club like Man City and Liverpool already spent millions of euro to strengthen their club but so far, Wenger only managed to find Gervinho from Lille.

To make it worst than already it is, Gervinho was shown a straight red card in his debut in BPL last 2 weeks. and will not be available until mid-Sep 2011 due to suspension. With a point in 2 games, that was a worst possible start in any campaign.

Now, Wenger should start to invest and inject new players before more his players demand transfer request due to poor management and incapability winning trophies. Arsene Wenger should throw away his ego and be more dependent manager if he still want to seat in that position.

Some transfer speculation went around but I dont see any move towards that.

Wake up Wenger. Your squad is dying!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Malaysian billionaire Tan Sri Tony Fernandes in charge of QPR

Malaysian tycoon Tony Fernandes has completed his takeover of Queens Park Rangers, the newly promoted Premier League club confirmed here on Thursday.

Fernandes, the owner of budget airline AirAsia, secured his buyout after assuming a 66 percent stake in the newly promoted West London outfit from previous shareholders Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore.
In a statement, the 47-year-old entrepreneur, who is also the team principal of Formula One's Team Lotus, said he will work alongside the Mittal family, who have retained their 33 percent stake in the club.
Fernandes, who describes himself as a West Ham fan on his Twitter feed, said he had long held a "soft spot" for QPR, which he described as a "raw diamond."

"Everyone knows I've followed West Ham all my life, but I've always had a soft spot for QPR," Fernandes said.

"Rangers were one of the first teams I watched as a child at Loftus Road.

"I've always wanted to be involved in football and the appeal of a London Club, like QPR, was too good an opportunity to turn down."

"QPR is a raw diamond and hopefully I can contribute into turning it into a diamond."
Formula One chief Ecclestone had been the majority owner of QPR for the past five years but had repeatedly signalled his willingness to sell his stake in recent months despite the club's elevation to the English top-flight.
The uncertainty over QPR's ownership had dogged their build-up to the campaign, leading to speculation that manager Neil Warnock's position may be under threat.
Doubts over Warnock's future at Loftus Road are expected to recede however after Fernandes arrival, which will also see the return to the board of vice-chairman Amit Bhatia, a key Warnock ally.
"It was a very difficult decision to resign from the board when I did, so I'm thrilled to be back and would like to thank all those who supported me and my family and look forward to serving the club to the best of my abilities again," Bhatia said on Thursday.

"Tony and I will work alongside each other to try and make this season as exciting and successful as possible. I love this Club and this is a very happy day for me."

Rangers were thrashed 4-0 by Bolton in their opening Premier League game on Saturday, prompting angry chants from sections of the crowd over the club's failure to make transfer funds available to Warnock.
Fernandes, whose personal fortune was put at $330 million by Forbes magazine last year, has reportedly signalled his willingness to bankroll increased transfer spending before the closure of the August window.
West Ham and England £8million-valued midfielder Scott Parker is reportedly at the top of Fernandes' shopping list.

Fernandes warned on Thursday however that his ambitions for QPR would be realistic.
"I could easily say we're going to win the Champions League and the Premier League, but that's really not my style. I don't want to make big promises I can't guarantee," Fernandes said.

"I want the fans to be proud of what we're doing and be involved as much as we can. The fans pay good money and are stakeholders, so whatever we do, I want the fans to be proud. We'll do it in style and with integrity."