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In response to Mike Phelan's claims that Manchester United had "lost their way" following the sale of Danny Welbeck, Jason Burt wrote for The Telegraph about United's history of youth team players. He claimed "it is a myth that United have always had a team overbrimming with local players and youth team products".
Team Strengths: Arsenal's team strengths are ironically their midfield and forward depth (something that the Gunners have had issues with in the past) and passing ability. When all of the Gunners are healthy, the team has Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell, and Yaya Sanogo as options up front.
Post match thoughts on Arsenal's 2-0 defeat against Dortmund - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal's Champions League campaign got off to a poorstart as Borussia Dortmund scored on either side of half-time to secure a deserved victory. The Gunners were made to look ordinary and had Dortmund players been more clinical in front of goal, Arsenal might have been contemplating on one of the heaviest defeats of the competition and that is no exaggeration.
I started to write this post after Alexis started up top against Everton, before we decided to bring Welbeck into the fold, and before we knew the extent of Giroud's injury.
This is probably Arsene's biggest weakness as a coach, I am not sure if it is due to pressure from above, the players or maybe even the fans but I feel that he is guilty on occasion of playing players because of their status rather than because they are best suited to the position, I'm not sure this was the case at Everton definitely more to do with a well holidayed Olivier Giroud, but far too often we see square pegs in round holes to get the best 11 names available on to the pitch rather than the best team on the pitch.
The end of the transfer window brought with it an uptick in optimism, but the end of the Burnley game saw a lot of pretty grumpy Manchester United fans, disappointed with a thoroughly lack-lustre start to the season.
Assuming Falcao turning up hasn't been enough to put a smile on your face, here's a list of reasons to be cheerful about United.
Can Sterling & Co bring back the glory days for England? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The case of the English National Football Team over the last couple of decades has been a curious one. Every major tournament is preceded by a fantastic qualifying campaign, where everything comes together perfectly well.
It turned out to be a good night for England and Roy Hodgson, and a great one for Danny Welbeck whose two goals ensured a 2-0 win over Switzerland in Basel. Beforehand it felt as if things were going to take their usual turn in the English press, with the knives out for the manager, but instead the new Arsenal boy made the difference.
I am perplexed by all this loanee stuff. I understand that loaning a player helps the balance sheet and allows the loaning side to get a player off the paylist, whilst at the same time allowing the signing team to get a player without the transfer fee and risk but sometimes it is illogical.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, two hours after expected, the summer transfer window ‘slammed shut'. Because it never just closes does it? As the closing minutes brought United fans a strange kind of ecstasy – one which we would never have allowed ourselves to dream of when settling in the evening before – with the signing of Radamel Falcao on loan, there was a somewhat empty feeling left in the stomach at the sale of fan's favourite, Danny Welbeck to Arsenal for £16million.
Sorry for not writing in over a week, it's crazy, but I actually don't make my living talking and writing about soccer, insane right?!? I was whisked away to a far off land last week for some business. I have now returned, to find the dust settling on a transfer..
It was almost the perfect story. Little lad growing up in Longsight, joins the the club he supports at eight years old, progresses through the academy and finally bursts into the first team at only 17. Everything followed the script wonderfully. All that was left was for Danny to cement his place in the first team and eventually retire at the club he had supported at eight years old.
Whilst the likes of Gary Neville and Mike Phelan have criticised United for selling Danny Welbeck, Louis van Gaal says he has no doubts that he made the right decision, with Rafamel Falcao coming in Welbeck's place.
"I don't have any doubts because Falcao is, for me, one of the best strikers in the world," said van Gaal.
Gary Neville has launched an attack on Manchester United's transfer policy this summer, claiming the club lacks control and that they've overpaid for some of their summer signings.
Neville also criticised the club's decision of parting way with Danny Welbeck, a choice that Neville said he was struggling to understand, while the former United right-back insisted the £150m United have splurged this summer were the result of poor strategy and overpaying players.
Some mornings it's hard to know where to start. Not because of lack of material, but a glut of it.
Arsene Wenger met the press yesterday for the first time since the signing of Danny Welbeck. I'm loathe to add to the madness that has surrounded this story because it's such an Interlull inspired, nothing else to talk about, loonathon that it really doesn't merit it.
Switzerland 0-2 England Euro 2016 Qualifiers 8th September 2014
A brace from Danny Welbeck secured a superb win for England in Switzerland. The results already puts the Three Lions in the driving seat for a place in the Euro 2016 finals and overall it was a far more positive performance than the 1-0 win against Norway.
Morning all, and it's a busy one as we get set to face Man City.
It seems like it's been an age since our last game. Between the Interlull, worrying about injuries, and everything else that's gone on, the wait for this has been almost interminable, but here we are and there aren't many bigger tests than this to get ourselves going again.
As this is a time in which we insist on gleaning the maximum from the smallest amount of available information (guilty as charged, your honour), there are some conclusions we can draw from yesterday's training pics.
Mesut Ozil appears to be all right. He was pictured lurking in the background, looking suspicious but definitely not like somebody whose ankle was falling off.
In what is likely to be England's most important game of the qualification process, Roy Hodgson's side overcame what has been a week of building pressure to take away a hugely important 2-0 victory over Switzerland in Basel as the Three Lions began life after their disastrous World Cup campaign in Brazil.
It's difficult to argue that the transfer window hasn't become a kind of competition in itself in this day and age. A catwalk for football's fiduciary vanity. We've come to a stage where the window has become a barometer for judging a manager's worth. I have seen all sorts of ridiculous assertions in the last week or so that demonstrate how football's priorities have gone to hell in the handcart of an overly hyped trolley dash.
Well, we've heard from our new signing, Danny Welbeck but nothing yet from the manager. This is because Arsene Wenger is in Switzerland at the manager's conference for managers to learn how to manage and be managers in a managerial way, or something.
This picture, via @Sport_Witness shows former teammates Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique with Jurgen Klopp giving them the side eye and Arsene Wenger in the background asking anyone if they know a decent, out of contract, centre-half (I kid):
So obviously Arsene hasn't been back since he brought about world peace in Rome the other day, but the new boy has had his first interview.