Despite a disappointing season in the Premier League that saw Arsenal finish outside the top four and without a place in the Champions League for the first full season with Arsene Wenger as manager, we ended on a little bit of a high with the record breaking FA cup trophy triumph.
As it turned out that Wembley win was not the reason the Frenchman was offered a new two year contract because it was already agreed, but it did help to keep us Arsenal fans from getting too frustrated with our club, as did the assurances we were given that there would be significant changes made in the running of things, even if the man in charge was the same. ...........Read more
There could still be quite a few twists and turns to the story of Alexis Sanchez and his much debated possible transfer away from Arsenal this summer, but it is looking increasingly like the Chilean will be leaving the Emirates stadium before the current window closes, despite the many assurances of Arsene Wenger to the contrary.
If that is to be the case and our striker is going to sign for a direct Premier League rival then the Arsenal fans are not going to be happy, which may be why Wenger and the board are going to push to get the best possible deal out of City, and according to a Metro report that means the Argentinean striker Sergio Aguero moving the other way. ...........Read more
Not even Arsene Wenger could come up with anything positive to say about his Arsenal team after the Gunners were completely outplayed in a 4-0 humbling by Liverpool at Anfield. Surely even the Frenchman can no longer claim to be happy with the quality and depth of his squad as he tried to say after last weekend’s defeat to Stoke City.
The good news for Wenger and for the Arsenal fans is that there are still a few days of the summer transfer window left and that gives the boss a great chance to sort out his problems before it is too late. Wenger must be aware that the Arsenal fans are furious and frustrated about the lack of transfer action so far and about the way the new season has started. ...........Read more
With the international break coming up and with the results of Arsenal’s big Premier League rivals Man City, Manchester United and Chelsea all going the wrong way, from our point of view, this weekend so far, it is vital that the Gunners get back to north London with something from our away game against Liverpool, and I would go a little further and say that a draw would not really be enough today. ...........Read more
The defending of the Arsenal team may be under the microscope of the football media at the minute after the Gunners shipped four goals in two games at the start of the new Premier League season, but as Arsene Wenger pointed out in his comments after the Stoke loss, it was not just the defence who were to blame for that defeat.
With Mesut Ozil not firing on all cylinders and with both Welbeck and Lacazette off colour up front the dominance we had of the ball did not bring us a goal, although many will argue that it would have but for an incorrect offside decision against our new striker. ...........Read more
There was me thinking that Arsene Wenger was planning to do some serious business in the transfer market this summer in order to avoid a repeat of last season’s awful showing that saw us drop out of the elite of Europe and the Arsenal fans agree that the Frenchman’s time was up.
The club and manager led us to believe that this summer would be different but once again we have spent much less than opur main rivals and you are not going to like the reason given by Wenger for it, as reported by Metro. He would, of course love to buy loads of players and spend lots of money, but the current squad is just too big and so his hands are tied. ...........Read more
In all honesty the offer that Arsenal have reportedly received for the England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is quite a good one, even in today’s crazy world of transfers where PSG will pay something like £200 million to take Neymar from FC Barcelona.
The Ox may have a lot of talent but so far his playing career has been about flashes of dynamism and impact broken up by injury problems and loss of form, so the £35 million offer for him reported by Metro sounds like a lot when you consider that the 23-year old is now in the final year of his contract with the Gunners. ...........Read more
It is now being reported that Ronald Koeman is not just keen on one of the current Arsenal strike force but two, as the Dutchman is still looking for a player to replace the Belgium international star Romelu Lukaku who completed his transfer from Everton to Old Trafford to play for Manchester United earlier in the summer.
We have been hearing for some time that the Arsenal and France centre forward Olivier Giroud was one of Koeman’s top targets to replace the Belgian and for a while we thought he might get him as Giroud made it clear he did not want another season on the bench and that was before Arsenal signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. ...........Read more
I am pretty sure that the Arsenal and Chile international star will feature at some point in today’s Community Shiled clash with Chelsea at Wembley stadium, especially as the striker has a fantastic record at the stadium, winning all six of his games with either the Gunners or his national side, but I do not think Arsene Wenger will risk him from the start today. ...........Read more
The transfer of the Brazil international star Neymar from FC Barcelona to PSG has quickly become the most talked about and sensational transfer of a summer of big signings and Arsene Wenger has already had his say about the deal and how it shows the crazy nature of the modern game, but maybe he should be pleased because I think it could turn out to be a big help to Arsenal for a number of reasons. ...........Read more