I'll be doing this story as realistic as possible, looking to buy 'Wenger style' players and trying to emulate the current Arsenal sides passing and movement tactic and style. There won't be many transfers as I'll look to bring through and develop youth from the current side and from the future.
Using LFCMarshall's V3 Update
I won't be concentrating on transfers as much, but I'll try to give a detailed analysis most of the time.
Malin handed managerial role as Wenger joins backroom staff
Wenger will be the new Director of Football at his beloved Arsenal
Arsenal fans have flooded to the Emirates to wave goodbye to manager Arsene Wenger who declared earlier this week that he will be taking up a new role at Arsenal football club. Wenger is Arsenal's most successful manager in terms of trophies along with being the club's longest serving manager. His Arsenal career span from 1996 when he was appointed the successor of Bruce Rioch. He guided the club to their second league and cup double in his first full season at Highbury. He has won 2 further league titles in 2002 and 2004. He had an impressive record in the FA Cup in which he has won 4 times. In 2006 he took his side to the Champions League final where his side was narrowly defeated by Barcelona.
Rookie manager Josh Malin has took charge of first team affairs on a 3 year deal, after completing a managerial apprenticeship under Wenger himself. In his first interview after stepping down from the managerial post, here is what he had to say -
"Arsenal is a wonderful football club and I am sorry to all the fans I have left behind. I have been in charge here for 15 years now and as much I have enjoyed every moment I felt it was time to step down. I am still going to play an integral part within the club, and I'll forever be connected with them. Malin is a great lad with loads of potential aswell as current tactical and motevation skills, and I believe the players are a bunch who will warm to him immediately and give him as much support as they can. Once again, thankyou to everybody who supported me in my time as manager and I'm hoping you'll be just as good if not better for the new man at the helm.
Talisman and captain Cesc Fabregas will be key to Arsenal's fortunes. If he performs, Arsenal perform and with him likely to be positioned in a slightly more advanced role the manager and fans will be hoping he can chip in with a fair few goals and assists this season.
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After Arsenal's goalkeeping crisis of late, Wojciech Szczesny has stepped up and has staked a claim to be Arsenal's number one. Malin will give him his chance and it will be up to him to perform on the day.
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Jack Wilshere, hailed as England's brightest talent in decades will be key to Arsenal's plans. Playing in the centre of midield alongside Alex Song the young man must be the creative one, unlocking Premiership defences and supporting the attack.
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This guy's the nearest Arsenal have got to a 20 goal a season man. If he can keep fit, and it's a massive if, he could fire Arsenal to the top of the Premiership within no time.
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Samir Nasri will have to up his game this season after failing to perform and impress in the previous seasons as an Arsenal player. Hailed as the 'wing wizard' he's going to be crucial to how Arsenal perform and to provide Van Persie and co. with the chances they require.
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