Relieving that frustration is seemingly Gronnemark’s long-term objective, as the Dane is currently writing a book to help impart his knowledge of throw-ins across all levels of football.
“I’ve won the Champions League and the Premier League as Liverpool’s throw-in coach, but my biggest dream is to change football. I want to help those playing at amateur or youth levels develop this part of their game, not just those at the top.”
Perhaps the first copy could go to Hector Bellerin, who’s committed five foul throws already this season.
Last I checked, Liverpool wasn't nearly being relegated during their down period. In fact they haven't finished in the bottom half of the table since the 50s.For years and years we could have said the same thing about Liverpool...and look at them now.
Third manager this core has looked miserable under. I think the issue is spending £180 million+ on players like Xhaka, Mustafi, Lacazette, and Pepe over the last 5 years. The talent isn't there.Arteta is done. He's not even trying at this point. The game plan is the same thing every week with the same players and it never works.
the team lacks talent but its no ones fault but Mikel's that he keeps playing absolute dogs like Luiz (who he re-signed), Mustafi (who he tried to extend), Xhaka (who should've been exited from the club last year after his incident with the fans but Mikel convinced him to stay), Willian (who he wanted in) and Lacazette.Third manager this core has looked miserable under. I think the issue is spending £180 million+ on players like Xhaka, Mustafi, Lacazette, and Pepe over the last 5 years. The talent isn't there.
listening to Arteta in the post match interview, he seemed ok with the dominance of the team until losing Xhaka to the red...this disconnect sounds a lot like David Farke with Norwich City last season as that team showed no fight as they relegatedthe team lacks talent but its no ones fault but Mikel's that he keeps playing absolute dogs like Luiz (who he re-signed), Mustafi (who he tried to extend), Xhaka (who should've been exited from the club last year after his incident with the fans but Mikel convinced him to stay), Willian (who he wanted in) and Lacazette.
Play the fucking children from Hale End, I don't care. If we're going to lose at least lose with players who might learn something along the way.
Yeah.. nothing is working right now. I don't understand what the plan is supposed to be here. Auba bailed them out a lot last year and he's looked absolutely mediocre and at times looks completely disinterested.Everything went so well at the end of last season. The disconnect between that team and this team makes my brain hurt.
Is convincing Xhaka to stay considered a fuck up? It looks like one from the outside.Arteta massively fucked up by exiling Ozil and not replacing him, essentially going into the season without any player on the roster who could play as a 10 or as the most creative 8 in a 4-3-3.
At least we might actually win a league title in the next 10 years if it did happen.Runarsson is the worst keeper I've ever seen play for Arsenal and its not remotely close. He is mindbogglingly bad.
I have generally laughed off the banter about how Arsenal could get relegated this season. But if Leno gets hurt and Runarsson is the replacement it honestly could happen.
The time to replace Wenger was like 6 years before they actually did it. After Klopp left Dortmund and was like... actively campaigning for the damn job.For what it's worth, I still have no regrets about Wenger being replaced. It was time. Arteta may ultimately be (and increasingly looks to be) the wrong man for the job, just as Emery was before him, but the trick is finding the right new manager, not clinging to the old one for fear of what might happen if you ditch him.
The results however, were less than glowing — in his first season, Runarsson conceded 43 goals in 25 matches, eventually being benched for Bobby Allain, a player who had just one match as a professional to his credit prior to the start of the season
He would feature in a handful of matches at season’s end after Gomis suffered a knee injury, but was again totally devoid of confidence, strength and poise – his only win came against a Toulouse side who were historically poor last season and he failed to keep a clean sheet in any of his 11 appearances.
A decent ‘keeper in terms of his reflexes, his positioning and aerial ability is lacking badly, and while he does have a powerful kick, his distribution out from the back often left much to be desired, frequently putting his defenders under pressure.
Rather than try to pick apart his skillset any further, suffice it to say that if Arsenal see a goalkeeper who is second choice for the worst team in Ligue 1 this season as a viable option to be their own deputy, they had better make a none-too-inconsiderable offering to the injury gods on Leno’s behalf.