The Gunners, for once, made serious strides in the latest transfer window, despite losing star man, Alexis Sanchez. It is certainly a rarity for a team to lose their best player and somehow be better off for it, but that is exactly what Arsenal seem to have managed.
For starters, Sanchez was just six months away from leaving the club for absolutely nothing. And while it’s disappointing that his contract situation got to that stage, to bring in someone in the ilk of Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of the deal was nothing short of a masterstroke. ...........Read more
It is hardly a surprise but Arsenal now have yet another striker leaving the club in this transfer window, as it has been revealed by Belgian media outlet Het Laatste Nieuws that Chuba Akpom has has arrived at Sint-Truidense for a routine medical, before signing a contract that will keep him at the club for the next three years.
Akpom and his father were among the over-17,000 spectators that watched Sint-Truidense draw 1-1 with Racing Genk on Saturday in the Belgian First Division. They are currently in 6th place in the League and they are hoping that Akpom can score goals to help them get back into the European places. ...........Read more
This might not be the most thrilling of Arsenal transfer rumours, but it does at least have the benefit of coming straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak, so we do not have to ask the usual question of whether it is just a made up piece of fake news from the always inventive football media.
With this one, though, the player in question, who is a 19-year old midfield star called Berkay Ozcan who is currently playing in second tier of the German Bundesliga with Stuttgart, has declared that he does expect to be signing for Arsenal, although it may not be as soon as the next transfer window in January. ...........Read more
If Arsene Wenger is right about how hard it is going to be for Arsenal to bring in the transfer targets that all of us fans would like to see come to north London in the future, then it does make his decision to hold onto our star striker Alexis Sanchez through the final year of his contract despite reported offers from Man City of more than £50 million. ...........Read more
I think that most Arsenal fans have now reached the stage, with just hours of the summer transfer window to go and just two signings made by Arsene Wenger while all our rivals are spending shedloads of cash on all sorts of players, that we would be happy with just about any new signing.
I would certainly be pretty happy if the Gunners were to add one of the two attacking wide players being heavily linked with a move to north London by the football media today, The Leicester City and Algeria star has been linked with Arsenal and many other clubs and seems very close to completing his transfer to somebody, with the BBC reporting that he has been allowed to leave his international team mates to finalise the move. ...........Read more
One of the biggest, or at least the most often reported, Arsenal transfer rumours of this summer was the one about the young Monaco and France international star Thomas Lemar. There were apparently at least two bids and possibly more from Arsene Wenger according to the rumours, but as the French club appeared unwilling to deal after selling a number of their top players the story died down.
So Arsenal fans were understandably upset to hear that our Premier League rivals Liverpool could be about to sign the talented winger this week. Now that move looks off as well, with The Mirror reporting that Jurgen Klopp will instead focus on getting our own Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after the England international apparently turned down a transfer to Chelsea in favour of Anfield. ...........Read more
Here is an interesting analysis, conducted by bookmaker bwin, which reveals just how much Arsenal (sitting in 16th with 3 points from 3 games) are a club in crisis and badly need to beat Bournemouth next time out. ...........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
Arsene Wenger has announced that Alexis Sanchez looks fit and could be ready to play for Arsenal in today’s game at Anfield against Liverpool, but it is entirely possible that this could be the last match in the famous red and white.
This week, Wenger hinted that the Board could over-rule his decision to force Alexis to hold to his contract for the last 12 months, when he said: “Then you have a compromise to find if you can afford to do it because you lose a lot of money and at the end of the day my decision, which is purely sporting, is easy to make. I want him to stay. ...........Read more