Englishman David Bentley has revealed the regret he has during his time as an Arsenal player. He revealed his Arsenal regret in an exclusive interview with The Athletic. According to him, he might have gotten the opportunity to showcase his talents in the Arsenal team on a consistent basis if he showed more patience.
David Bentley talked to The Athletic about his Arsenal career in an interview granted last year. The retired England international said he left Arsenal in a bid to establish himself as a Premier League player as homegrown players like him hardly got opportunities to show what they can do on the English top flight scene. David Bentley was at North London giants Arsenal for nine years before he left the club for Blackburn Rovers in January 2006 at the age of just 21. Read More
Retired England footballer David Bentley was expected to achieve big things in the game but he was not able to live up to the hype until he retired at the young age of 29. According to him, he retired from football because he lost the passion for it.
David Bentley played some of his best football at Blackburn Rovers where he had three different spells including two loan deals. The 36-year-old winger had his first spell at Ewood Park when he joined on loan from North Londoners Arsenal. He played just 14 league games while on loan at Blackburn Rovers from the Gunners without scoring any goal during the 2005/06 season. Read More
Ex-Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur winger David Bentley has revealed the epic fight that happened while he was on the books of Emirates Stadium outfit Arsenal. The former Three Lions of England player said that the two recipients of the fight needed 15 people to separate them. According to David Bentley, it was a training ground fight at Arsenal and the two recipients were defenders KoloToure and Pascal Cygan.
David Bentley opened up on the training ground fight in a chat with TalkSports as he said the two recipients were hard at it and that it took as many as 15 people to separate them. David Bentley confirmed that he won’t want to fight either French defender Pascal Cygan or Ivorian football legend KoloToure who’s now an assistant manager at Premier League highflyers Leicester City. David Bentley told the story about the fight between KoloToure and Pascal Cygan when he was asked to name a player that was hard as nail during his playing career. Read More
Former Arsenal player David Bentley believes that current boss Mikel Arteta will need to cut off at least half of his squad if he wants to achieve sustained success at the club. David Bentley made this known during an exclusive interview with 888Sports. The ex-Gunners winger advised Mikel Arteta to offload a lot of players in his current squad, but he was quick to add that it would be difficult for the Arsenal board to back that move.
David Bentley said that Mikel Arteta needs to involve the young players more in his team and that he has been very impressed with the young trio of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Joe Willock. On his decision to retire at the age of 29, he said that he had the strong conviction to make that decision. Read More
Arsenal have emerged as front runners to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. The highly rated French defender has less than a year left on his current deal and has yet to agree to a new deal with the club.
According to reports from Germany It is understood that the current situation facing Leipzig is close to a crisis. The player and club are far from agreeing on a new deal. Earlier in the week, RB Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff revealed the current options available for the club and player as they look to resolve the growing rift. Read More
The careers of top professional footballers are quite different, some players stay around for longer periods than the others. Some players stick around for a long time while others leave the game a bit too early. While we have the breeds of Kazuyoshi Miura who still has a professional contract at 52, and Hossam Elhadary who played at Fifa world Cup at 42, we also have the Mavericks who walk out on the game at their own time, without reaching the ‘retirement age’.
We look at some players that we feel left a bit too early.
Eric Cantona: The French midfielder retired at the age of 30in 1997. After four EPL titles, two FA cups and FWA player of the year. He is considered as one of the finest players to ever play in the English Premier league. A Manchester United icon, who also made the number 7 jersey number so popular in Old Trafford.
Jamie O’Hara recently talked about David Bentley as one of his favorite players as well as shared a story about a snowman and the former player. This occurred when Jamie, the midfielder from Tottenham started to give an interview with TalkSport. He talked about the years he played for Spurs as well as shared stories about the time spent at White Hart and the different players he interacted with.
In one of the tales, he talked about how teammates were snowballing David Bentley but then they also got a taste of the same. While Jermaine Jenas and others pelted snowballs at him, after the training session Jenas found a snowman sitting on the front seat of his car. It was hilarious how David knew exactly how to get back at Jermaine. Read More
Adrien Rabiot is one of the most sought after young player in Europe with his contract situation at PSG making him an attractive option for most teams. According to reports from news sources in England the 23-year-old has demanded a wage of £200,000 as well as a sign-on fee of £10 million to move to the club in the summer.
Rabiot had a public face-off with PSG over contract wrangling and has not made a single Ligue 1 appearance for the French side since December. He was touted as a possible signing for Barcelona but the recent acquisition of Dutch ace Frenkie De Jong means that other clubs can bid for the player. Read More