Since outperforming Arsenal, Schalke have been shooting themselves in the foot even more than the Gunners
If Arsene Wenger is looking for some solace in these, perhaps the hardest weeks of his career as Arsenal manager, he would do well to look to Gelsenkirchen.
Rarely has the Ruhr been seen as a haven of creativity and artistry. Only on the football field can Germany’s industrial strongholds ever enchant the watching world with aesthetic excellence. But boy how they can.
It is a transfer that points to significant change in the Bundesliga. After nearly two decades of largely unchallenged dominance from one team from the South, it now seems as if FC Bayern’s monopoly may be under serious threat.
Once Raul’s current contract runs out, Real Madrid’s two million euro a year contributions to his seven million a year salary will disappear.
The big story from the San Siro last night was Inter Milan’s 5-2 capitulation against the un-fancied German outfit Schalke 04.
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