Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is a popular figure amongst the club mainly because of his raw talent but also because of his likeable, friendly and open character. He is a down to earth professional who doesn’t get hyped over the financial side of things and plays the game for the right reason. The Ox is a true professional and because of this Arsenal fans expect a lot of the youngster.
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Despite no official confirmation from Arsenal, apparently new signing Yaya Sanogo is already impressed with the club. Speaking to French media, Sanogo stated his delight in signing with the Gunners and told reporters of how the surprise move came about.
Sanogo said; “I told my agent the choice would be made between these two clubs. Lille’s coach Rudi Garcia called me all the time. I hesitated a lot. Gilles Grimandi [Arsenal scout] came to see me from time to time at Auxerre too. One day he called me for a meeting in a Paris hotel and Arsene Wenger was there. I was very impressed.”
There are reports coming in today that new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may be willing to sell Juan Mata and Barcelona have emerged as early contenders for his signature. Such a player being available is too good an opportunity to miss out on which is why I think Arsene Wenger should make a shock move to bring Mata to the Emirates.
Such a transfer would be a great victory for the club but the transfer record may have to be smashed for him. With the club having around £70 Million to spend, a good chunk of that could be used to prise Mata to the club along with a couple of others like Gonzalo Higuain.
The Arsenal and France defender Laurent Koscielny has been the subject of interest from Bayern Munich for months, ever since Pep Guardiola was announced as the new Bayern manager. The thought of losing Koscielny angered some Arsenal fans because he is regarded as one of the club’s best players after the season he has had. Guardiola’s former club Barcelona are also chasing him as a long term replacement for Carles Puyol.
Good news to those who love him, he will be staying at Arsenal for the foreseeable future.
There have been some calls and claims about Arsenal’s wage structure and what we offer to players in terms of talent and so I decided to do a bit of research on the player wages at Arsenal and found the following results;
Arsenal have been linked with a lot of strikers so far this summer, let alone the amount of players we have been linked with in total and in fact it is actually quite ridiculous that we are only half way through June. In fact with the amount of players we have been linked with so far this silly season, we could have bought around 400 million worth of players, probably even more but two of the biggest names (and arguably fees) on that long list is Higuain and Rooney and if reports are deemed to be true Arsenal seem to be in negotiations with both of them.
There has been a lot of talk in the last month about Arsenal signing a top, top striker. The first players to be linked to the club were Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic and Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain. A deal for Higuain keeps looking on and off which has prompted even more media speculation about who else is on Arsene Wenger’s striker shopping list. Wayne Rooney and Robert Lewandowski have been two of the more expensive names thrown around but somebody who hasn’t been mentioned is PSG’s Kevin Gameiro who Arsene Wenger has been linked with many times before.
There was a bit of concern for Arsenal fans recently after Laurent Koscielny suggested he might want to leave the club to further his ambitions, but when you read the whole statement, it had been taken out of context and sensationalised a bit. He actually said he was happy at Arsenal, but would consider leaving, in the future, if the club continued as it has been in recent years.
It appears that Arsene Wenger has made his mind up and is determined to sign Gonzalo Higuain for Arsenal. The Frenchman is set to abandon his usual way of eking out every morsel of value in his transfer dealings, by meeting the £25 million valuation put on Higuain by his club Real Madrid.
According to Marca, The Spanish giants are sick of selling low and buying high, so this offer will put us firmly in the driving seat in the race for the Argentinean international. Madrid know that Higuain wants to go and they would probably sell him for less, but that would mean Arsenal haggling and counter haggling with Juventus and we could end up losing him and having to go back for somebody else.
It looks like Arsenal are lumbered with the grinning fool that is Andre Santos for another season, after the Brazilian club Gremio declined to make his loan move from the Gunners permanent. The 30-year old showed once again how little he understands or cares about the Arsenal fans by moaning about his plight.
“Gremio had an agreement with Arsenal and I had to return.
“I wanted to stay. Gremio were fair regarding everything. I felt well there and I wanted to win a title before leaving.
“Unfortunately there is no deal and I had to return to Arsenal.”