What Do Arsenal, Leicester, City, United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Palace & Jose Mourinho Want For The New Year?

Posted: December 31, 2015 in Arsenal, Chelsea, Football, Liverpool, Managers, Manchester City, Manchester United, Opinion, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur
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Arsene Wenger

A new striker because, although Giroud is doing the business, Arsene never seems to be 100% convinced. So much so that there have been games when he has preferred Walcott in the striking role. So far this season both have done reasonably well in the position but Giroud is more consistent. It is reported that Edinson Cavani of PSG is on the radar.

Danny Welbeck to get fit so he can take his place on the bench. The same wish for Jack Wilshere, but he would get on the teamsheet rather than the bench.

Finally, an injury free second half of the season and the Premier League title.

Claudio Ranieri

Maybe a new signing or two depending on how many packets of crisps have been sold!

The success and money to be able to hold onto Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez and also an injury free second half of the season which would enable Leicester to maintain a top four challenge.

Manuel Pellegrini

Lionel Messi, Neymar and Isco for starters although one of the first two may only arrive when Guardiola does.

A fit Vincent Kompany or the ability to scout centre backs properly. In theory buying the most expensive in the world should be a pretty solid gameplan but, with Demichelis past his best, Mangala not up to scratch and Otamendi still settling in, that only leaves Denayer and Kompany, the current centre back pairing for the world’s best international team. Pellegrini has sent Denayer away on loan and, as we know, Kompany can’t stay fit.

So maybe we will see ANOTHER centre back arrive at the Etihad.

Louis van Gaal

The fans who have deserted to rejoin Louis van Gaal’s army and fight for the cause.

A world class striker to score some much needed goals. So, of course, it is no surprise that United are not being linked with either Edinson Cavani, Lionel Messi or Neymar. They are looking at addressing the chronic shortage of midfielders at the club instead. They will do this by bringing in Felipe Anderson, a creative player who will be able to show his frustration when United’s current “strikers” can’t finish off his artistic movements.

Also on the radar, apparently, is Sadio Mane who Southampton don’t want to sell but will if the price is right!

Mauricio Pochettino

He wants to stay under the radar. Quietly over-achieving which, if he stays at Tottenham for any length of time, could very easily become the norm.

Having disposed of the flotsam and jetsam caused by the explosion of money when Gareth Bale was sold, he is now building a solid team.

As far as new players go, he is always on the lookout but prefers bargains, such as Dele Alli. So expect him to add to the squad but not necessarily with a household name.

Jurgen Klopp

He is finding that Liverpool have more than Raheem Sterling’s transfer in common with Manchester City. He also has a star player who has forgotten what it is like to be fully fit.

At present, with Danny Ings also injured for the long run, Christian Benteke is chipping in with a goal per game. This, however, is asking a lot of the defence because Benteke’s goals have been the only ones Liverpool have been scoring in the game, so the onus is on them to keep a clean sheet.

Klopp would like a new goalkeeper, although he will only admit it when he gets one. He is also looking for more creativity from the midfield.

No names have been seriously mentioned but Liverpool fans should expect at least two signings in January.

Jose Mourinho

A job. Preferably in Manchester and preferably one which would allow him to start wearing some red clothes.

If not, he quite fancies the England job but he will have to wait until England fail to qualify from the group stage of the Euros, when Mr. Roy will be politely asked to do one.

So that takes care of the so-called “top managers” in the Premier League. The only one missing from this list is Alan Pardew. He may or may not be in the market for new players but he certainly doesn’t want to be woken up from this dream he is currently experiencing whereby he proves to everybody what a good manager he really is. What’s that? It isn’t a dream?

Happy New Year to you all!

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