Author: Chris Moore

Prior to joining the writing team at World Soccer Talk in the summer of 2014, Chris was a freelancer for the Yahoo Contributor Network. While at Yahoo, he published over 100 soccer-related articles and was a regular in the website’s monthly “Hot 100” list. Chris also wrote Baltimore Orioles minor league reports and game recaps for the Maryland Sports Blog during the 2014 season.

Arsenal’s 5 best center back options

With the January transfer window open, Arsenal will try to do everything they can to add reinforcements.  The Gunners have a shaky defense and need to find another central defender to pair with the highly-rated William Saliba.  Although on loan, Saliba is the future for the north London club.  Adding a talented center back, either this month or during the summer, to go alongside the young Frenchman should be a top priority.  Listed below are five of the best (and somewhat possible) options at this position. 1. Presnel Kimpembe Young, but still experienced, Kimpembe would be a fantastic addition to Arsenal’s back line.  The 24-year-old ... Read more

Mikel Arteta is making solid start to Arsenal coaching career

It may have taken a few matches for Mikel Arteta to earn his first victory as Arsenal manager, but changes at the club are clearly evident. The Gunners essentially dominated Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. The win was the north London team’s first home Premier League win in nearly three months and arguably their best performance of the competition over the entire season. The much-needed victory against one of their rivals was a big deal. Not only do the three points come at a desperate time for them, but Arsenal look like a completely different team ... Read more

5 possible Arsenal targets for the January transfer window

Arsenal need to strengthen their squad during the upcoming January transfer window, with defensive players being the highest priority. Reports are suggesting that funds could be an issue for the Gunners; however, we’ve previously heard similar stories prior to massive spendings with this club. Nevertheless, outgoings could be key to this particular January transfer window. Below are five players, as well as other positional possibilities, that could be options for the north London club next month. Dominik Szoboszlai Linked with the Gunners since the summer, Szoboszlai is an outstanding teen prospect. The versatile Red Bull Salzburg midfielder perhaps performs best ... Read more

Arsenal appointing Mikel Arteta would be a massive gamble

It has been widely reported that Arsenal have made Mikel Arteta their prime candidate for the head coaching position. In fact, photos have surfaced of Vinai Venkatesham and Huss Fahmy, two of Arsenal’s financial chiefs, departing Arteta’s home after the the Gunners fell 3-0 to Manchester City on Sunday. This particular duo meeting with Arteta would suggest that things may be progressing quickly in a deal to bring the former Arsenal player back to the Emirates. Venkatesham, the club’s managing directer, and Fahmy, Arsenal’s contract negotiator, are normally brought in to take care of financial issues regarding fresh contract offers. ... Read more

Arsenal have a talented young core for the future

Arsenal have been known for giving young players a chance for some time now. Under Arsene Wenger, the Gunners regularly opted for youth, both because of financial reasons and a great stellar U23 system. Though things may not necessarily be going swimmingly at the moment for Arsenal, they do have a quality base to build on for the future. Below are eight players under the age of 21 that are already making a difference at the senior level and should continue doing so for the Gunners in the years to come. Gabriel Martinelli Martinelli’s adaptation from the Brazilian fourth tier ... Read more

New coach, same results for Arsenal Football Club

Arsenal’s struggles continued on Thursday, as they fell to Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium. The rare loss to the Seagulls meant that the Gunners have failed to collect a victory in nine consecutive games in all competitions. While Arsenal fans were hoping that the team’s slump would come to a halt after a coaching change, this hasn’t been the case. Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg was given the reins following the sacking of Unai Emery on November 29th. Although there were a few promising signs in his first match in charge (a 2-2 draw away to Norwich ... Read more

Arsenal execs dragging their feet in Unai Emery situation

Arsenal continued their slide down the Premier League table thanks to a 2-2 draw to Southampton at the weekend. While the Saints were helped by questionable calls for both of their goals, the Gunners were outplayed at home on the day. The disappointing result meant that the north London outfit dropped to eighth in the league standings. With no wins in their last five league games, Arsenal’s top four hopes are in serious doubt. Head coach Unai Emery retained his position with the club over the summer after narrowly missing out on a Champions League place by one point during ... Read more

Arsenal have a big worry over keeping Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira’s agent has unsettled Arsenal fans quite a bit in the last few days with an interview regarding his client. Pablo Bentancur, who also works in the same agency that represents fellow Uruguayans such as Abel Hernandez and Gaston Ramirez, has claimed that the Arsenal midfielder is “no longer at ease” in north London. “Clearly there’s interest for Torreira, especially from Spanish clubs, but I have never sat down with any club to talk about his transfer,” Bentancur recently told Calciomercato. “This is because of the great respect we have for the Gunners and their general manager Raul Sanllehi.” ... Read more