Latest Arsenal news by KJ
I’m just going to do a quick recap on some of the news today. There hasn’t been many Arsenal transfer rumours at all but there are definitely some interesting things to talk about:
Arsenal will play the Nigerian National team:
This has already been posted on the website but this is just a quick recap for today. I just wanted to say this is quite a great thing for the club both commercially and regarding the fan base. There is a huge following in Africa and especially Nigeria. It is one of the best games to actually face the Nigerian national team. I fully expect a massive turn out for such a big game. It does pose a dilemma to Arsenal supporting Nigerians. Who do you support; Arsenal or Nigeria?
Arsenal announces partnership with Airtel:
Another bit of news based in Africa. Arsenal have struck a deal with the African mobile network company allowing them to reach their 42 million strong fan base across Africa. Arsenal will mainly use Airtel’s services to promote the aforementioned game against the Nigeria NT as well as promoting the Airtel Rising Stars footballing programme which aims to give youngsters the opportunity to play football in a safe, controlled argument.
Terry Burton assumes the role of Reserve team manager:
As you know, the sad departure of Pat Rice has made a few holes in the Arsenal set up that needed to be sorted out. Steve Bould was promoted as assistant manager taking over from Rice whilst Neil Banfield left his role as Reserve coach to assume the rule as Youth team coach. That hole left in the Reserve coach spot is being assumed by Terry Burton. The 59 year old actually as a history with Arsenal as he captained a FA youth cup team to victory in 1971. He became youth team coach in 1979 before being released in 1987 as reserve coach. Now he returns for hopefully a very successful stint at Arsenal.
That’s the Gunners news for today!
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