Arsenal fans are not generally well known for our calm and understated response to anything to do with our club, players or the newly contracted manager, so there were always going to be some Gooners taking the comprehensive defeat we got at the hands of Chelsea to heart, and perhaps too seriously.
As reported by Metro, Arsene Wenger said after the game that it had been a long a gruelling tour and that the Arsenal players looked jaded. I agree to be fair and the heat and humidity out in China has been tough to cope with. ...........Read more
He did not have to say anything about the situation at Arsenal and whether he would be signing a new contract, seeing out the final year of his current deal or securing a transfer away from north London during the summer transfer window, but Alexis Sanchez chose to give his thoughts on the matter to the football media in Chile.
Not only do the striker’s comments reported by Metro tell us that Alexis certainly wants to say goodbye to Arsenal this summer, it also suggests to me that he may start trying to force the hand of Arsene Wenger to sell him. ...........Read more
It is being reported that the Arsenal transfer target Thomas Lemar is ready for a bust up with his current club AS Monaco over the feeling that the French Ligue 1 club are standing in the way of the 21-year old sealing his dream transfer and coming to work with Arsene Wenger in north London.
This could be great news for the Gunners after Monaco have apparently three offers from us already, with Arsene Wenger starting at around £30 million and with our latest bid thought to be about £45 million. The Sun is reporting that it is not so much about the price being right for their 21-year old winger but rather that they do not want to lose yet another of their title winning team following the departure of Bakayoko to Chelsea and Silva to Man City. ...........Read more
When Arsenal tried to sign Riyad Mahrez last summer the Algerian international star had just played a major part In Leicester City shocking the football world and being crowned the English Premier League champions, so it was not hard to understand why they wanted to keep him.
Despite the lure of big money and a move to London with Arsenal Mahrez agreed to stay with Leicester and help them in their first Champions League campaign, thereby disappointing Arsene Wenger and us Arsenal fans, but I think we all respected his decision as well. ...........Read more
It already feels like Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board have pulled their fingers out and stopped messing about in the transfer market this summer, and to be honest they really had to after the disappointment of last season and the frustration of the Arsenal fans made clear by the protests about the Frenchman staying in charge.
The Gunners have just broken our transfer record to sign Lacazette and even though he came on a free transfer after running down his contract with Schalke, Sead Kolasinac is a big signing and Arsenal have had to pay him a massive weekly wage to beat other clubs to this highly rated defender. ...........Read more
When the Arsenal transfer rumours told us last week that the French club AS Monaco had rejected a pretty hefty bid of around £30 million for their young French winger Thomas Lemar, I for one though that would be that and Arsene Wenger would move on to other transfer targets.
However it does not seem to have put off Le Prof and neither do the reports that said that Lemar’s club were asking for a ridiculously high figure in the region of £80 million if Arsenal were to persuade them to sell, because the Daily Mail are reporting that the Gunners have gone back to Monaco with a bigger bid for the talented 21-year old. ...........Read more
Arsenal fans already knew that Arsene Wenger was a big fan of the Leicester City and Algeria international star, because he tried to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City last summer. Hardly surprising after all the goals and assists helped the Foxes to a shock Premier League title triumph.
We also know that the Frenchman was not too fussed about the fact that Mahrez did not enjoy the same stellar season last time around because he said as much last month and even hinted that he might try again during this transfer window. ...........Read more
After Arsenal signed another striker this week in the shape of Alexandre Lacazette, the France international star from the French club Lyon, the questions have begun about where he will fit into the Arsenal team and who will be the current forwards in the squad most likely to miss out.
Of course we want Alexis Sanchez to stay and it seems there is real hope that he will. There have also been a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours linking our big centre forward Olivier Giroud with a move away, more recently with Everton but first off he was being linked with West Ham. ...........Read more
If this does happen it will make Arsenal the biggest spending football club in history on a single transfer. It would also make us the proud owner of one 18-year old French forward who many in the football world feel could be as good a striker as the former Gunner and club record goal scorer Thierry Henry.
Arsenal may well have beaten the likes of Real Madrid to the signing of Kylian Mbappe with a combination of the ability to guarantee the young player the regular game time that the Spanish champions could not, along with the not inconsiderable outlay of around £125 million, which is what The Mirror says we are offering to pay the forward’s current club AS Monaco. ...........Read more
It will be interesting to see how Arsene Wenger sets up the defensive side of his Arsenal team next season. With a lot of the summer transfer window still to go we are not even sure which players the Frenchman will have to call upon, as the current Arsenal transfer rumours being focused on the attacking side of things does not mean that Wenger is not looking to sign another defender as well. ...........Read more