Tag: Charlie Nicholas

Charlie Nicholas played for Arsenal Football Club. The former Scottish forward joined Arsenal from Celtic in 1983 for £750,000. Nicholas left Arsenal for Aberdeen in 1988 for £400,000. In total, he made 184 appearances for Arsenal and scored 54 goals. “Champagne Charlie” wore several numbers for Arsenal including number 10 and number 9. He currently works as a football pundit in the media. Nicholas was born on December 30, 1961.

Charlie Nicholas predicts rare victory for Arsenal at Old Trafford

Charlie Nicholas thinks Arsenal are finally set to defeat Manchester United in a Premier League match at Old Trafford.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Newcastle player Jacob Murphy (r) looks on as Mesut Ozil of Arsenal makes a pass during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on September 15, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Nicholas: Arsenal will let Özil go in January for a decent offer

Charlie Nicholas thinks Arsenal will let Mesut Özil leave in January if they don't see any improvement, as long as they get a decent offer for him.
Olivier Giroud after signing for Chelsea in January 2018

Nicholas: Giroud didn’t want to leave Arsenal

Charlie Nicholas claims Olivier Giroud didn't want to leave Arsenal in January, but the striker just had to accept what happened in the end, as he didn't have much choice.

Nicholas: Arsenal will progress to the semis but they need to avoid Atletico

Charlie Nicholas predicts Arsenal will draw the second-leg of their tie against CSKA Moscow on Thursday night, and Aaron Ramsey will add to his brace from last week.

Nicholas: Fan anger could convince Wenger to announce his departure this weekend

Charlie Nicholas thinks the fan apathy towards Arsenal's Premier League campaign at the moment could convince Arsene Wenger to announce his departure on Friday.

Nicholas predicts Arsenal win over ‘bog standard’ Milan

Charlie Nicholas thinks Arsenal will beat AC Milan, with Danny Welbeck scoring the first goal of the game, despite all their recent struggles.

You don’t win titles with him: Charlie Nicholas unconvinced by Monreal

Former Gunner, Charlie Nicholas, has laid into Nacho Monreal insisting the 31-year-old isn't Arsenal's player of the season and you don't win titles with players like him.

Nicholas: Walcott should’ve left Arsenal years ago

Charlie Nicholas thinks Theo Walcott should've left Arsenal years ago when it became clear he was never going to reach the level we all expected.

Charlie Nicholas tells Arsene Wenger where to go

Charlie Nicholas would welcome Arsene Wenger going upstairs after his managerial career, but has questioned who would be picking the new manager.

Nicholas: Arsenal have lost all ambition, they’re not making progress

Charlie Nicholas says Arsenal's current off-field issues stem from years of lacking ambition and failing to make progress.

Nicholas selects Ozil and Lacazette for his combined XI with Chelsea

Charlie Nicholas thinks only Mesut Özil and Alexandre Lacazette are good enough to get in a combined XI with Chelsea, ahead of tonight's meeting.

Nicholas: Wenger should sell and replace Alexis

Charlie Nicholas thinks Arsene Wenger should sell and replace Alexis Sanchez, as he says it's obvious the Chilean doesn't want to stay with the Gunners.

Arsenal told to sign a defender, Doucoure and Mahrez this month

Former Gunner, Charlie Nicholas, has a long list of players that he reckons Arsene Wenger needs to offload in January.

Nicholas: Arsenal will finish third this season

Former Gunner Charlie Nicholas is probably the only pundit on the planet tipping Arsenal to finish in the top four come May.

Nicholas: Alexis will leave Arsenal for the right price

Charlie Nicholas claims that if Arsenal receive a huge offer for either Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez in January, the club will allow them to leave.

Nicholas predicts Arsenal’s Europa League meeting with Koln

Charlie Nicholas reckons that Arsenal will beat FC Cologne on Thursday evening... but only just.

Nicholas: Wenger doesn’t trust Walcott

Former Gunner Charlie Nicholas doesn't believe that Arsene Wenger trusts Theo Walcott.

Charlie Nicholas predicts a win for the Gunners against Norwich

Charlie Nicholas predicts a big win for the Gunners against Norwich City in Tuesday night's League Cup clash.

Nicholas: I’d never want Mourinho to manage Arsenal

Former Gunner Charlie Nicholas admits that while Jose Mourinho's defensive style of football is effective, he would never have the Manchester United boss at Arsenal.

Nicholas: Arsenal have a lack of attacking options without Sanchez

Charlie Nicholas thinks Arsenal don't have sufficient attacking options without Alexis Sanchez in the side.

Nicholas: Arsenal will win away to BATE

Former Gunner Charlie Nicholas reckons that Arsenal will win away to BATE Borisov on Thursday night as a result of fielding a strong team.

Nicholas: Even Tottenham fans should appreciate Wilshere’s determination

Charlie Nicholas says that Tottenham Hotspur fans will give Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere credit for his determination to battle back from endless injuries, despite the two sides being bitter rivals.

Nicholas: Wilshere better than Xhaka

Charlie Nicholas believes that Jack Wilshere has more technical ability than Granit Xhaka and could still be a useful player for Arsenal. 

Nicholas “waited years” for Chelsea performance

Charlie Nicholas has claimed he has "waited years" for Arsenal's performance against Chelsea.

Nicholas: I would drop Xhaka

Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal should leave midfielder Granit Xhaka out of their upcoming home games.

Nicholas: Welbeck must start if fit – even ahead of Alexis

Charlie Nicholas has said that Danny Welbeck must start if he's fit, even if it means benching Alexis Sanchez.

Nicholas: Real test for Alexis is Sunday against Chelsea not tonight

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas believes the real test is yet to come for Alexis Sanchez, when the Gunners travel to face Chelsea on Sunday, rather than tonight’s Europa League clash with FC Koln.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Charlie Nicholas: Oxlade-Chamberlain should be sold

Oxlade-Chamberlain should be sold, according to former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas.

Charlie Nicolas leaps to Jack Wilshere’s defence

Former Arsenal player, Charlie Nicolas, has leaped to Jack Wilshere's defence following the midfielder's red card during the u23 match against Manchester City on Monday night.

Former Gunner urges Arsenal to let Alexis go and sign Lemar instead

Former Gunner, Charlie Nicholas, wants Arsenal to sign Thomas Lemar as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez this summer.

Nicholas: Arsenal must reduce squad size

Charlie Nicholas has said that Arsenal must follow Chelsea's example and reduce their squad size. 

Nicholas: “Lacazette the perfect fit”

Charlie Nicholas believes that new signing Alexandre Lacazette will be a perfect fit at Arsenal.

Nicholas advises Arsenal to sign Varane

Charlie Nicholas has said that Arsenal need to sign "top centre half" Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

Charlie Nicholas gave a damning assessment of the Arsenal board

Former Gunner, Charlie Nicholas, had some choice words for the Arsenal board recently.

Charlie Nicholas: Arsenal must sign Varane or van Dijk and Lacazette

Former Arsenal forward and pundit Charlie Nicholas has said the Gunners must sign Raphael Varane or Virgil van Dijk for the defence and Alexandre Lacazette for the attack.

Nicholas: I say it every week about Ramsey

Charlie Nicholas has been impressed by Aaron Ramsey in recent weeks.

Charlie Nicholas: Sell Alexis to Chelsea for £60m

Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal should just get rid of Alexis Sanchez as the player is demanding too much and not delivering.

Nicholas: Arsenal need SIX players and even that won’t win them a title

Charlie Nicholas believes that Arsenal need to sign SIX players and has hit out at the lack of leadership at the club, from the boardroom right down to the dressing room.

Charlie Nicholas calls on Wenger to clarify his future

Former Arsenal star, Charlie Nicholas, has urged Arsenal and Arsene Wenger to stand up and 'face the music' during one of the worst periods in the club's history.

Ramsey to leave if Ozil stays says Charlie Nicholas

Former Gunner, Charlie Nicholas, reckons that Aaron Ramsey won't have a place at Arsenal if Mesut Ozil stays.