An interesting day in the world of club soccer.
1. Gianluigi Buffon, quite possibly the greatest goalkeeper of all time, is set to leave Juventus after this weekend. Former Arsenal GK, Wojciech Szczesny is set to replace him for the Old Lady. It'll be super weird watching Juve and Italy play without Buffon in the net for sure. I wouldn't be surprised to see him on a 1 year deal on a big club since he's still got some gas left in the tank. Or maybe the MLS can pay him to come retire in the USA lol.
2. Speaking of Arsenal, Stan Kroenke seems to be set on gambling the future of the storied club on an unproven Mikel Arteta, assistant coach under Pep at Man City, who reportedly met with club officlals on Thursday to come to an agreement to replace Arsene Wenger as manager. For the non-soccer fans out there, this is the equivalent of Michigan hiring Chad Henne after retiring from the NFL and being a QB coach under Bill Belichik for 2 years. I say Chad Henne instead of Jim Harbaugh b/c Arteta isn't even one of Arsenal's "legendary" players in the vein of Thiery Henry or Patrick Vieira. Btw both of those two would be better hires than Arteta since Vieira actually has coaching experience and Henry would be better received by fans since he has a statue outside the Emirates.