Arsenal's William Saliba masterplan revealed as fans slam Liverpool and Man United
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Arsenal’s masterplan with William Saliba
When Arsenal signed William Saliba last summer, they agreed to loan him back to Saint Etienne for the season. It was expected that he would then take his place in the starting XI this season.
However, he has not adapted to life at London Colney as quickly as hoped and now looks set to be loaned out once again, with several Championship clubs mooted as potential landing spots, including Watford, Brentford and Norwich City, all of which should compete towards the sharp end of the table.
As James Benge reports for JoriPress , Mikel Arteta, loan manager Ben Knapper, and academy chief Per Mertesacker will now discuss which teams best suit Saliba and would be the ideal fit for the Frenchman to gain regular football and find his form in England.
Analysis into every interested club will include factors such as style of play, the head coach, the location, and the potential for regular gametime.
Wenger answers Jose Mourinho question
Responding to a question from Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger conceded that he would have accepted an advisory role at Arsenal had he been asked.
As part of a Q and A with the Guardian , Mourinho asked: “I had the opportunity to get to know you at UEFA and FIFA meetings and dinners. With your culture and vision, I believe you have the qualities to be a top exec, such as a CEO or director of football, at a club. Would you have ever considered such a role at Arsenal or was your desire always to remain on the pitch?”
Wenger responded: “No, I would have considered being on the board at Arsenal as an adviser.
“I believe that honestly there is a deficit of knowledge in the big clubs of top, top-level competition and games of top-level sport. And I believe we have seen recently that there are many ways to be successful in football.
“For example, there’s the Bayern [Munich] way, where the whole success and continuity relies on people who know the values of the club, and they transfer that from generation to generation: Beckenbauer, Hoeness, Rummenigge.
“Or there are models in England of quick money and quick success. Both can work. I like the fact that a club is first an identity and has knowledge that is transferred from generation to generation. So that’s why I saw things that way.”
Arsenal fans cannot believe what Manchester United, Liverpool are planning
Per the Telegraph, Manchester United and Liverpool have proposed massive changes to English football, including scrapping the League Cup and Community Shield, reducing the Premier League to 18 teams, and altering the voting system so that the big six and West Ham, Everton and Southampton hold far more power.
Alongside these changes, the Premier League will make one-off payments of £250million to the EFL and £100m to the FA to help during the coronavirus crisis, while also providing 25% of their annual revenues to the EFL.
Supporters of other teams, however, cannot believe that United and Liverpool are proposing such radical, power-grabbing changes at this current time.
One wrote on Twitter: “Yeah, no thanks... nothing like a good crisis to force through massive power grabs.”
Another added: “For all the positive aspects of these proposals (cap on away ticket prices and the £250m to the EFL), there’s a lot that’s deeply troubling here.”