Former Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone has opened up about his relationship with former boss Arsene Wenger. The Italian told  Gazzetta dello Sport that he did not share a great human relationship with the legendary French manager.

Mannone, 32, spent seven years at Arsenal but managed only 15 league appearances between the sticks. He left North London in 2013 to join Sunderland to seek out more regular first team action.


Tottenham Hotspur had a good season last year. They played the final of the UEFA Champions League. They also qualified for another season in Europe elite football competition. But things have not been rosy for the Lilywhites this season. They sacked the manager who led them to the Champions League final. Mauricio Pochettino was replaced by Jose Mourinho, but the fortune of the club has not changed. They have only managed 41 points in 29 Premier League games. The overall point tally is half the number accrued by league leaders Liverpool.

According to former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch a major squad rebuild is needed in North London. If Spurs are to end their recent slump and prevent themselves dropping back into mid-table team. The club needs to be smart in the transfer market.


Arsenal have advanced to the next round of the FA cup and will now wait for the draw to know who their opponent might turn out to be. The premier league and any meaningful pursuit in it looks like a waste of time at this point but the Gunners will at least try to have their hand on a piece of silverware come the end of the season.

Bernd Leno is still getting used to the idea of shouldering such amount of responsibility and the fans will hope the German doesn’t turn to another Vito Mannone while young players like Saka and Ntekiah are now growing into the role of being useful when the team needs them most instead of waiting for the established stars as was seen in their last match against Bournemouth


Former Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone has been voted as Major League Soccer’s best goalie of the year.

The Italian has been at Minnesota United squad, on loan from Reading FC and his feats throughout the campaign period has been deemed worthy of a best keeper prize.

It wasn’t all blues for Vito though as his side lost to LA Galaxy in the MLS play-offs putting to dent an otherwise brilliant campaign for a man that has been turned in a Premier League journeyman having played for a host of teams including Arsenal, Sunderland and one which isn’t even in the top league: Reading FC.


Vito Mannone is a player that some Arsenal fans will remember as he enjoyed a brief stint at the club in the turn of the decade. The Italian stopper made his name after helping the Gunners to a 1-0 defeat at Fulham in September 2009.

His debut was a surprise and was caused due to injuries to Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski before the game which pushed him to the first team. Mannone now at Minnesota United in the USA revealed to Goal how he was able to thrive at the emirates.

Easy Game for Vito Mannone, Mcnulty Again Scores

Vito Mannone will most probably be wishing that most of the games for the remaining of his career should be as easy as the match he played on last Sunday when the club of Minnesota United hosted the Columbus Crew in a match that ended by a score of 1-0 to the hosts. It was mostly one-sided match for the most part of the game, with Mannone not required to make even a single save throughout the match. In spite of their dominant performance, it took Minnesota United until the 70th minute to draw the first blood, but it was a simple case of when they would score and not whether they will score.

Blended emotions this past week for Sone Aluko, as Sone made an amazing start to the scoring of game only after 2 minutes far from home, but his side Beijing Renhe ended the game on the wrong side with a scoreline of 3-1 at the hands of Moussa Dembele who is the former midfielder of Tottenham Hotspur & his R&F team of Guangzhou. It has been a worrisome beginning to the season for Beijing Renhe. Just after 1st 10 games, they have found themselves at the bottom of the table with only 5 points in hand, but they are also just 2 points adrift. 2 games in a matter of some days for the Ludogorets view them getting into the final day of this season 1 point ahead of the title rivals i.e. CSKA Sofia. I have also mentioned the terrible discipline record in Bulgaria earlier, so most probably you would be forgiven for believing that Joey was one who was out on loan.


Minnesota United began the MLS season with a 3-2 victory away at Vancouver which was a thrilling victory. Both teams came out on attack and Vito Mannone had to be on his best to thwart some of Vancouver attacks.

One player that impressed Mannone was new addition RomainMetanire, the right-back was one of the players sign up by the Minnesota outfit in the offseason. Minnesotaare looking to bolster their title chances this season having acquired All star defender Ike Opara, MLS all-star Ozzie Alonso and Vito Mannone.

Vito Mannone Once Again From Damage To Battle For Reading FC Beginning Spot

Administrator Paul Clement has affirmed Vito Mannone is back in conflict for a beginning spot during the current week’s Championship diversions. Mannone has lost the previous four matches because of preparation ground damage, leaving summer select Sam Walker as the administrator’s favored decision in the objective. At that movement, Royals have grabbed in shape with two successes over Preston North End and a draw most as of late at Brentford on Saturday. That amusement was the primary in the weeks of reading, along with QPR visiting Madejski Stadium on the night of Tuesday (8 pm commencement) before an excursion to the Hawthorns to go up against the club of West Brom on the next Saturday.

Forgiving says he has a major choice to either review Mannone or keep the confidence in Walker. “Vito truly pushed to attempt and be prepared for Brentford – regardless of whether I would have begun him or not is another issue,” he added. “He will be accessible for determination in the following amusements so I should consider what I am will do.” Notwithstanding the upturn in the frame, reading lie just three off the last three in the class table and six untied of a mid-table position. We have no dread our identity playing right now and with the inclination, we are in so we’re anticipating the two diversions. “I’m unquestionably observing an enhancement in the group.”Everybody can see that – simply the sheer measure of physical exertion and enthusiasm they’re putting into the exhibitions.”We generally need to enhance perspectives yet that will be the situation straight up until the finish of the season.”

Will Aston Villa Be Renamed In The Next Year?

Owners of Aston Villa are in talks to rename it as Villa Park in 2019. The commercial aspect of opportunities is in “constant negotiation” as said by a source. This and sale of naming rights of the historical ground has been debatable amongst the members of AVFC. It is being argued that this is wrong as per the FFP regulations.

In the early months of the year, the Bodymoor Heath training ground was rebranded. This was the first step paving way to the changing dynamics. It was Xia who hinted to changing name of the stadium back in 2016 as it would have made Lotus Health Group firm inclusive. After the discussions, a Chinese businessman who is till date a part of Villa’s albeit with reducing roles was kept backtrack in the further course of time.

Gonzalo Higuain reveals the reason behind Chelsea snub

Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain has revealed that new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was indeed interested in signing him but he felt more wanted with AC Milan. The striker had been the subject of a transfer tussle between the duo but ultimately, the Rossoneri won the race for his signature after agreeing upon his initial loan move from Juventus.

Speaking to reporters, Higuain acknowledged the interest from the former Napoli boss but stressed the manager was supposedly the only one keen on the move, he said: “I have huge respect for Sarri, but he was the only one who wanted me at Chelsea. Here at Milan everyone wanted me. The motivation and conviction they showed at Milan was fundamental.” […]