I will never understand why Arsene Wenger felt it was alright to go into the new Premier League season with an Arsenal squad lacking in enough strength and options in the key areas of attack and defence. Most people saw that need before the end of last season but we are still waiting for the Frenchman to do something about it.
It was a month ago when Arsenal travelled to Lens for the first game of pre-season and that was when Per Mertesacker got his injury, so the manager has known since then he would be short at the back, as he also knew that Koscielny would be a late returner from Euro 2016. ...........Read more
Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia
The defender has been strongly linked with a switch to the Emirates recentlyr, after rising to prominence in the Primera Liga with his current side.
Mustafi failed to make his mark in England previously after joining Everton as a 17 year-old, failing to make it off the bench more than once, earning only one substitute appearance in the Europa League before joining Sampdoria on a free transfer in January 2012. ...........Read more
Arsene Wenger has delivered a massive shock to the Arsenal faithful, by announcing that he has no real plans to sign a striker this summer!
Back before the Euro’s had started it seemed as if a move for a striker was Wenger’s biggest priority. We attempted to secure Vardy early in the summer, before being rejected by the Englishman. Moves then also failed for Morata, Lukaku, Higuain and Janssen just to name a few, whilst it now seems as if Lacazette may be off the cards, with Wenger seemingly no longer interested in signing a striker. ...........Read more
Transfer rumours are always difficult in deciding which ones you should believe and which ones are pure speculation. Usually there’s the few reliable sources to confirm certain deals and whilst Arsenal fans have been waiting for updates on potential incomers, it seems like we may finally have some luck on the transfer front! ...........Read more
Being fans of Arsenal Football Club over the last few years has often been a frustrating life, even though we have been luckier than most in having two FA cup trophy wins to celebrate and always making it into the elite European club competition which is the Champions League.
The frustration has been with the way Arsene Wenger and the club refuse to spend the money that everyone else seems to think is needed to transform us from a good team that plays attractive football and gets value for money into a team of true champions. ...........Read more
If you haven’t already heard the breaking news today, Arsenal transfer target Riyad Mahrez has been spotted in London today, ahead of a potential big money move to the capital. Arsenal have been linked with the PFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR for a number of weeks now, in a rumoured deal of around £40 million. The report of Mahrez being in London today therefore obviously excited Arsenal fans, however there is one piece of disappointing news… Mahrez has been spotted at the Chelsea team hotel, where Chelsea’s current boss Conte, is also present. ...........Read more
It could have been worse for Arsenal I suppose, but you have to admit that losing another central defender in the final game of pre-season, especially in injury time which they do not usually play in these friendly games, is just about typical of our terrible luck.
So despite Gabriel himself posting a positive sounding update on Instagram, reported here at Just Arsenal earlier, it appears that the Brazilian may have been a little too positive as BBC Sport have reported that our player is going to miss about the first two months of the season. ...........Read more
A bit of a convoluted bit of Arsenal transfer gossip this, but if the roundabout way of it helps Arsenal to complete the signing of our defensive transfer target Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia then I do not really care too much how it gets done, as long as it gets done as soon as possible.
I would have liked the Gunners to show some real ambition in the market and at least challenge Pep Guardiola’s Man City for the talented young Everton and England centre back John Stones, but it was always a bit of a long shot and with Sky Sports reporting that City are paying almost £50 million for him you know that Arsene Wenger was never going to match that. ...........Read more
I am not sure exactly what the Arsenal and Brazil international defender Gabriel thinks is bad news, but maybe he is just glad that the ankle problem he picked up in the dying seconds of our pre-season win over Manchester City is not as long term as the knee problem affecting his Arsenal teammate Per Mertesacker.
Earlier today Gabriel seemed to suggest there was good news about his injury, as he took to scoial media to say that he was feeling better and it was not a big problem. Maybe not as big as Mertesacker’s reported five months on the sidelines I suppose, but BBC Sport have reported that the Brazilian is going to miss 6-8 weeks, so I would say that is pretty bad wouldn’t you? ...........Read more
Here we all are still waiting for Arsene Wenger to sign another striker, with Arsenal having to rely on either the unpredictable Theo Walcott or the inexperienced Chuba Akpom to lead the line against Liverpool at the weekend. It remains to be seen whether another forward arrives before the transfer window shuts but we have already been linked with a number of quality front men, to no avail.
One of these was the Swedish international star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has since joined the Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United, impressing so far and scoring the winning goal as United beat Leicester City in the Community Shield yesterday. ...........Read more