Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea vs Arsenal
One manger set to be on the move this summer is Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri has lead Napoli’s charge towards the Serie A title this season: a charge which fell apart last weekend after Napoli lost at Fiorentina to hand Juventus a massive advantage in the championship race.
In recent days Sarri has been linked to both Arsenal and Chelsea.
Arsenal are searching for a successor to Arsene Wenger, while most expect Antonio Conte to leave Chelsea in the summer.
For the record, Conte is under contract with the Blues until 2019.
Sarri & learning English
In Thursday’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, there’s an English headline in the famous pink paper: Sarri: Do you speak english?
In the article, Gazzetta recycle reports linking Sarri with Chelsea.
From the Italian point of view, Arsenal are unlikely to land the 59-year-old Italian coach.
Interestingly, Gazzetta reveal that Sarri knows English from his previous career as a banker. It’s noted that Sarri spent time in England, during which time he learned the language.
Yet, while Sarri’s english skills are up to speed, reportedly, his coaches aren’t on the same level.
Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal
Can Arsenal do it?
1-1 after their Europa League semifinal first-leg at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal take on Atletico Madrid in Spain tonight.
Atletico go into the game knowing that a 0-0 result will put them in the final.
Put another way, the only way the Gunners will play in the showpiece in Lyon will be if they can score against the Rojiblancos.
With that in mind, Arsene Wenger will need to field an attacking line-up at the Wanda Metropolitano