Premier League Weekly | Latest News & Stories – Mar. 07, 2022
Hello, Premier League fans! Today we will review some exciting news in the past seven days in English Premier League. So sit tight and enjoy the show!
Manchester United is full of problems, but can they fix it?
The Red Devils suffered a 4-1 defeat against their fierce rival Manchester City at Etihad. It was one of the many bad games they Man Utd produce this season. Pep’s team was superior from first to the last minute. You can see how good they were and how much they controlled the game from the stats in the second half. Man Utd didn’t have a single shot on goal in the second half and barely managed to get on the rival’s half with the ball, and they had only 21% ball possession in that period. Manchester United got crushed and humiliated at Etihad, and the day after that game, media in England started to report that atmosphere in the United’s squad is terrible.
Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t on the team for yesterday’s game. He was allegedly injured, but some leaked images show that he was in Portugal. The Portuguese striker was told that he will not start the game against Man City because of tactical reasons, and because of that, he didn’t want to be with the squad on the matchday.
The English media write that some players in the dressing room aren’t happy with Ralf Rangnick and some players question his coach quality because, for the major part of his career, he worked as a sporting director and not as a manager. In the previous 11 years, the German was the manager for only two seasons.
Anthony Martial was upset, and he left the club in January, and now Marcus Rashford is upset too. The English striker, whose contract will expire in 2023, is considering his future at United because he is not happy with his playing time. His last game for United where he was in the starting line-up was a month ago. The problem is that Marcus Rashford isn’t the only player that is unhappy because of his playing time. Eric Bailly, Dean Henderson, Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard are also players that want to play regularly.
The new manager will come in the summer because Ralf Rangnick will move to the sporting director role, but this summer will be tough for the club. The rebuilding is needed. English pundit and ex-Man Utd player Roy Keane stated that 5 or 6 players in this team don’t deserve to be there.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani are old; they have 37 and 35 years, respectably. Paul Pogba’s contract expires in the summer, like Juan Mata’s. Lingard, Dalot, Henderson, and Bailly want to leave, Rashford will consider his option, and the situation with Mason Greenwood is not clear yet.
The place in the Champions League for the next season is in Arsenal’s hands because the Gunners have only one point more than Man Utd, but three games in hand. This will probably be the sixth season in a row for the club without a trophy, and the new manager will have hands full of work. in the summer.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 7, 2022
Arsenal is a step closer to the Champions League return
In North London, the situation is very good. Arsenal is finally playing good football, and it’s on the right track to secure the last place in the Champions League for the next season. The board had patience with Mikel Arteta, and now they have the results they wanted. Arsenal has a very young and talented squad with players like Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Emile Smith Rowe. They are playing fantastic football, and finally, they don’t have problems with the injuries like in the previous seasons.
Arsenal is, with Man City, in the best form in the Premier League since the middle of December. They had won 8 of the last ten games and had only one defeat. It was against Man City at Emirates.
The optimism between the Arsenal fans is big because, after some excruciating years, Arsenal finally looks like a team from 10 or 15 years ago.
Arsenal has been without a Champions League football in the last five years, since the 2016/17 season, and now all is in their own hands. They are 4th in the table with 48 points; they have one point more than Man Utd, but with three games in hand, three points more than West Ham with also three games in hand, and six points more than Tottenham, with the same number of games played.
In the next nine days, they will have two very important games against Leicester and Liverpool.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 7, 2022
Roman Abramovich era comes to an end
The Chelsea owner decided to sell the club after 19 years. Because of the situation between Russia and Ukraine, the pressure was huge on Roman Abramovich to sell the club because he is a close friend of Vladimir Putin.
Roman has been banned from England for an extended time now, and he cannot attend games at Stamford Bridge for years because his visa is suspended.
Roman bought Chelsea in the summer of 2003, and with him as owner, Chelsea had won 18 major trophies.
The 55-year-old currently spoke with potential buyers, and he wants the price close to 3 million pounds. Some media reported that almost 20 parties are interesting in buying Chelsea, and everyone is expecting that the change of ownership will happen soon.
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