I am not saying that the people behind the secnes at the club and the Arsenal board are wrong to be making plans to replace our long serving manager Arsene Wenger. It would be daft if they did not put some thought into it, even if they are expecting the Frenchman to stay after his current contract runs out at the end of the year.
The timing, however, of the revelation by Ivan Gazidis on an Arsenal supporter’s forum reported by the Daily Express could hardly have been worse, as this week and specifically today the 22nd of September, marks the 20th anniversary of the prof starting his career as the manager of our great football club. ...........Read more
Arsenal were reportedly interested in more strikers than you can count if you were to believe every rumour told by the media this summer. From Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain, to Romelu Lukaku and Jamie Vardy, none of Arsenal’s big striking targets ever became a reality.
Whilst Jamie Vardy did openly have the chance to join the Gunners, it was understood that perhaps he was the only striker that Arsenal got into negotiations with (bar Lucas Perez of course.) The rest of the players that were rumoured, including Morata and Lacazette, may have never gotten the opportunity to speak to Arsenal, but one player who did was Mauro Icardi. ...........Read more
Arsenal have been on the receiving end of this sort of thing from the current Spanish La Liga champions before, most notably when the Barca players led an orchestrated and determined campaign to let our then captain Cesc Fabregas know that he was wanted at the Nou Camp without the Catalan club having to make an official approach.
The pressure went on and Fabregas made it clear to Arsene Wenger and Arsenal that he wanted to return to Spain to play for his boyhood club where he had been at the famous La Masia academy as a youth player. Just like he did with Fabregas, Wenger took our current right back Hector Bellerin from Barca and gave him the chances to p[lay that he would not have got had he stayed. ...........Read more
Arsenal may have started to find form and get going after a slow start to the new Premier League season, we are still a sizable five points of the league leaders Man City and under their new manager Pep Guardiola they are looking ominously strong.
The Gunners could really do with somebody stopping their momentum and not just for our hopes of winning the title but in our hopes of keeping hold of our best players. Two of those, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, are apparently in talks at the moment about signing extensions to their current contracts. ...........Read more
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