Arsenal aiming for short term success

Arsenal has been quite active in the transfer market recently. They have already made a few signings and a few more are on the cards.

Those who are following Arsenal’s transfer activities closely would have realized that this time around, for some reason, they are going just for the players who have a big reputation in the game already.

Sanchez’s deal has been secured by the Gunners, while, Mathieu Debuchy’s deal is on the verge of getting finalized.

Now, Arsenal is looking for a midfielder who can play in a defensive role quite effectively. Lars Bender was supposed to be on the Gunners’ radar for that position, but, recently, a new name has popped up in the form of the German international Sami Khedira.

Manchester United target Reus not for sale, say Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund has thwarted the advances of both Manchester United and Barcelona by insisting star winger Marco Reus is not for sale at any price this summer.

The Germany international had been linked with a big money move to premier League giants Arsenal as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid throughout last summer, but according to reports, new United boss Louis van Gaal is keen on adding the speedy German to the side as he looks to completely reinvent the look of the team after the disastrous results of last season.

Young Announces Club Is Extremely Disappointed

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has stated that the club is extremely disappointed after yet another home defeat – this time at the hands of Sunderland. United have had a season to forget, which resulted in the club sacking their first manager in several decades. David Moyes lost his job after just 10 months in charge of the club. Ryan Giggs was placed does the interim manager and he began life in his first managerial job in impressive fashion after winning 4-0 against Norwich. The positive aspect did not last long, as United were brought back to earth after a 1-0 defeat against Sunderland.

UNITED HAVE A CHANCE

Manchester United will visit the Allianz Arena in the midweek action to take on Bayern Munich in the second leg of the quarter-final match. This Champions League encounters of United take a 1-1 draw against the German outfit in the first leg.

Hence, they come into the second leg with a lot of confidence, which did not appear to be within the United ranks only a few weeks ago. They have the opportunity to at least salvage some pride for the season by reaching the Champions League semi-finals.

Bayern certainly have the advantage due to the away goal that they scored through Bastian Schweinsteiger.

WARD IS WARY

Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward has stated that all the players at the club are aware of Manchester United’s Ashley Young, who has a reputation for diving in order to win penalties against the opposition.

Young has been involved in several controversial penalty appeals since coming to Manchester United in a £16 million deal several years ago. Previously, he did not get the same reputation since he was at Aston Villa – a club with a much lower profile than United. Young was guilty of simulation against Crystal Palace a few years ago.

Young Praises Team

Ashley Young says that the match against Arsenal was a good display of defense from the defending champions and in fact they could have clinched the match with a last minute goal but the super save from the Arsenal goalie did not let that happen. United has been very unstable this season and they have lost too many home matches which have led to their downfall in the Barclays Premiere League.

SHOULDERED OUT

Ashley Young will not feature for Manchester United in the upcoming FA Cup fixture against Swansea City because of the shoulder injury that he suffered against Tottenham Hotspur.

The English winger collided with the opposition shot stopper in that game against the Spurs and got injured. He might have to remain out for a long period of time due to that injury. The Red Devils manager, David Moyes, told that to the reporters in a press conference yesterday.

NOW WHAT?

A few years back, Aston Villa used to be a brilliant Premier League side and the one man who was largely responsible for that was none other than Ashley Young. The English winger was a star player at that time.

It’s not that he was finding the net almost in every game back then. But, the way he used to get rid of the defenders and set up the goals for the players upfront was just magnificent.

ON HIS WAY OUT?

Manchester United revealed their intentions on departing ways with the 28 years old winger Ashley Young. The English player made his move from Aston Villa with price tag of £17 million but a number of injuries and sudden drop of form have left him out of the main team for quite some time.

With a paycheck of £110,000 each week, the English club is searching for a way to offload him either that might be a loan or a transfer. David Moyes does not have any plans for Young that could involve placing him into the starting XI of the squad.

DE GEA PRAISED

The manager of Manchester United, David Moyes, has lauded the goalkeeper David De Gea for his brilliant form in the ongoing season so far.

Manchester United has struggled quite a bit this season. Most of its players have been out of form, but, De Gea is the one guy who has shown some consistency.

Manchester United came back to winning ways yesterday by securing a 2-1 win over Sunderland. The man who stood out for the Red Devils in that game was Adnan Januzaj who scored a couple of goals, but, De Gea’s contribution can’t be ignored. The 23 years old Spanish goalkeeper made a great save to prevent Emanuele Giaccherini from doubling the lead of the Black Cats. That proved to be a vital moment in the game.