Serie A star striker CONFIRMS Arsenal transfer interest

Even with three forwards currently out on loan at various clubs, the Arsenal boss is still not short of options for his front line, but that does not mean that the Gunners will not be looking to strengthen our striking options when the summer transfer window opens.

It remains to be seen what Arsene Wenger is going to do with the on loan Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell but I very much doubt that the German World Cup winner will be part of his Arsenal team next season.

Only £10m bid? Is this the reason Arsenal didn’t sign Balotelli?

The Arsenal transfer rumour mill got itself all worked up and thought that the Italy and AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli was all but signed up to play for Arsenal next season. Us fans were told to expect the deal to be completed once the Italy national team had played their last part in the World Cup, but that was some time ago and nothing has happened.

So the rumour mill has moved on and we have heard little about the 23-year old recently, until now that is. There are two separate reports today that suggest that a deal was on the cards, but they have different reasons as to why.

Is Wenger in a battle with Puma over Balotelli to Arsenal transfer?

A lot of Arsenal fans have accused the manager of being more interested in balancing the books in recent years than getting the Gunners to compete for the top honours. Whether or not that is really true, or whether he has had no choice with the financial restraints placed on him by the club, it is certainly true that Wenger has been careful what he spends in the transfer market.

Clubs line up but WHY would Arsenal loan out Campbell?

The Arsenal transfer news that the Gunners’ fans want to be reading about is which players the manager is bringing in to strengthen his squad. We have already had to see our long serving FRance international Bacary Sagna join Man City, our former captain Cesc Fabregas sign for Chelsea and it looks like our current captain Thomas Vermaelen will be on his way out of the Emirates as well.

Van Persie – Arsenal’s Champions League exit was NOT a failure

The Arsenal skipper Robin Van Persie seems to be really happy with the way the Gunners played against AC Milan, and despite the fact that they had a really poor season, he doesn’t think that the UEFA Champions League missed qualification was a failure.

According to the skipper, the Gunners should be proud of themselves for making such a comeback and for playing an excellent game against such a powerful side.

“I don’t see that as a glorious failure at all. Glorious, yes – failure, NO!” he told the Sunday Sun.

Szczesny – Now I want to see Tottenham in the Europa League!

Good old Wojciech! He’s a real Gooner and like all good Arsenal fans he doesn’t like Tottenham very much I am very proud to say. Even in the aftermath of the fantastic win over AC Milan he couldn’t help but have a dig at our “noisy neighbours”.

“We can beat anyone in the country and in Europe so it’ll give us a lot of confidence,” Szczesny said. “It hurts because it wasn’t enough and we got knocked out, but there are a lot of positives.

Abbiati – Arsenal are inferior to us and we have no pressure

AC Milan don’t seem to be too worried going into the second leg of their Champions League tie against Arsenal as their team goalkeeper calls for calm and a “nerveless” night.

Christian Abbiati seems to think that even though the Gunners are now in a much better form than they were two weeks ago, it’ll be basically impossible for them to turn the game around.

“Milan need to exploit their bigger experience in Europe,” the Italian told Sky Sports.

“With calm and without pressure in normal circumstances we will be able to (progress from) this round.

Wenger – We Lost Our Ambition. Whose Fault Is That?

Arsenal’s manager couldn’t really find his words after the battering Arsenal got against AC Milan last night in the Champions League knockout stage, but he admitted that the Gunners had an absolute horrible night and that they were powerless in front of Milan.

“It’s a night never to forget,” he said. “It was our worst night in Europe by far. We made mistake after mistake and were punished, and deservedly so.

“It would be unfair for me to blame the pitch. The pitch was a disaster, but our performance was at the level of the pitch. It was a shocking result and a shocking performance.

Wenger Knows The Way To Take Advantage. Will The Gunners Triumph?

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger worries that the Gunners might face a fierce battle against Milan if they don’t try to start just as strong as the Frenchman expects the Italians to start.

Arsenal will have to worry about the classic Italian “cattenacio” which is well known for causing damage to teams like Wenger’s who like attacking just a touch too much.

“It is a game which, for me, is a real 50/50 where it is very important for us that we have a positive attitude in the first game.

Mathieu Flamini back to Arsenal on a free transfer?

There seemed to be a lot of bitterness from Mathieu Flamini when he left Arsenal, and he blamed Arsene Wenger for not offering him a contract extension until he suddenly improved his form after coming back from injury.

But today Caughtoffside is suggesting that Arsenal are considering offering Flamini the chance to return to the Emirates if AC Milan let him leave on a free transfer in the summer.

The French midfielder has been in and out of the Milan side in the four years he has been there, mostly due to injury problems, and never followed up on his promise for the France national team either.