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Name Charlie Nicholas
Gender Male
Ethnic Scottish
Job Scottish Footballer
Desc Scottish forward Charlie Nicholas brought flair and artistry to the Arsenal teams of the mid-1980s. Despite his obvious talent, he never quite fulfilled his potential. Off-field issues were cited as a key factor in Nicholas’ stunted development. Nevertheless, Arsenal fans still remember his flashes of brilliance fondly


Org xxxx National Team
Club as Player Arsenal FC

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas on Thierry Henry] Thierry Henry could do things that were absolutely incredible, and it wasn’t just his pace – he was an intelligent footballer. He adapted to the scenario and the physical side of the English league. He came in and could do everything, and everyone was just wowed

2015 11 10 Retrieve

[on David Beckham] I think he’s been an absolute superstar. Forget about the Beckham brand, he gave every ounce of blood and guts when he was on a football field. Yes, he wasn’t Lionel Messi or in the top 20 most skilful players in the world, but he brought honesty, commitment and style to every team he played for. He’s been a credit to the game. I would have liked him to have been more ruthless with his comments as he took a lot of stick during his career and was never critical, but he’s been a credit to himself and everything he’s represented in football

2016 11 05 Retrieve

[Charlie Nicholas believes Mesut Ozil is the key to Arsenal’s title chances] He’s got assists in abundance, while he’s also looking fitter with the runs he’s making and is more of a leader now, with goals added to his game as well. He’s got touch as gentle as silence, like he’s controlling a sponge. If Arsenal are to win the title then he is the key

2019 05 03 Retrieve

[The former Arsenal forward says Arsenal need five new defenders] The reality is, Emery needs four or five defenders and that is a concern as that is an overhaul. I have faith in Emery though as he knows exactly what he needs and what he must do in order to make this happen

2019 12 21 Retrieve

[Charlie Nicholas believes Brendan Rodgers is better choice than Mikel Arteta for Arsenal] My initial choice was Brendan Rodgers. But the truth is that Arsenal needed someone, the second option was Arteta, and this is a project, as they call it in modern football

Arsene Wenger came without a reputation, and look what happened to him. Arteta has been, in my opinion, with the best of Pep Guardiola, to learn and understand it. He’s a smart guy, he’s a leader, he was a leader in Everton and Arsenal, and he was very respected in both. He didn’t want Arsenal to go down the Manchester United line, which was to throw money at a renowned coach

They can win a couple of trophies, but you’re not building anything. It’s about building blocks, and Arsenal has to go back to that. Arsenal at the moment is an average team, a giant club, and they have to have the right balance

This is a three-year project, and Arsenal is lagging far behind. But they could be threatening for the first four again next season. Could it happen this season? No. They have too many decisions to make, like: what to do? I do it with the defense? Who will it be sold to? Does Aubameyang and Lacazette want to stay? Do I get rid of Ozil? It’s a lot to calculate and process

2020 06 07 Retrieve

[Gunners legend Charlie Nicholas backed his old club to make a move for the Frenchman last month] Odsonne Edouard could certainly play at Arsenal because the way they play, his style would be more than suitable for it