La Liga star striker declares himself ready to play for Arsenal

Just like one of the current options available to Arsenal in the forward department, Joel Campbell, the Brazilian starlet Wellington Silva has had to play at various other clubs on loan since he signed a contract with Arsenal back in 2011.

But after his spells in Spain with Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and now Almeria, the 21-year old has declared to the media in Spain that he is now finally available to play for the Gunners. This is because he has applied for and received a Spanish passport, as reported by Squawka.com.

World Cup delight will help Arsenal see the REAL Mesut Ozil

If Arsenal are going to build on the success of last year, with an FA cup to end the trophy drought and a prolonged spell at the top of the Premier League table, we are going to need our key Gunners to perform at the top of their game. A few less injuries would help as well, of course.

So the form of Mesut Ozil could be crucial as to whether we Arsenal lifting more silverware this season or not. The Ozil who looked tired and dispirited midway through last season is not going to help us much, which is why it was great to see the German playmaker put on a much better showing at the Maracana stadium in Rio De Janeiro last night.

Arsenal at the World Cup: From team-mates to enemies

Ending the nine year drought without a trophy will have provided a huge lift in the Arsenal dressing room for players who have been constantly reminded of the club’s failures over the last few seasons. Although the harmony has always remained strong within the camp, it would be understandable if an element of tension was beginning to creep in after throwing away a wonderful opportunity to win the Premier League title. Victorious scenes at Wembley illustrated the strong spirit and level of friendship enjoyed by Gunners’ team-mates, with Jack Wilshere dedicating the trophy to fans who have stuck with them and the club through thick and thin.

Wenger – Arsenal should be an example

Arsene Wenger is set to stay at Arsenal beyond this season extending his stay to the 20-year mark. The French manager insists that he has given the board of directors his word and would not renege on their agreement. The two-year extension has been on the table since late last year.

When questioned about his future, Wenger responded saying, ‘Look, I have said that many times already, I have given my word to this club and that I want to continue where I am.’
When he was pushed to speak in more lucid terms, he added: ‘That means to stay.’

Arsenal are glad to be rid of Santos – but for free?

Arsenal fans can be happy with hearing that Andre Santos has now officially become the latest name on the long list of ‘deadwood’ players to leave this summer. Santos has agreed to play for Brazilian side Flamengo for the upcoming season, after agreeing a 2 year deal with the club.

Andre Santos had been a player that was used sparingly at Arsenal in his last year with the club and was realistically never in with a real chance of ever making it back as a full time regular starter with Arsenal and the way things were going for the player, despite his wish to remain in European football, I’m sure he will just be as happy to see the back of Arsenal, as the fans are as happy to see the back of Andre Santos number 11.

Mannone has left Arsenal so where is Cesar?

Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone has completed his move to fellow Premier League side Sunderland, ending his 8 year association with the Gunners. Mannone’s transfer away from the club would suggest that Wenger is preparing to bring in a new goalkeeper, however knowing our luck Wenger will just promote Damien Martinez.

Many believe that the incoming goalkeeper surely has to be QPR goalie Julio Cesar, who has just been awarded with the Goalkeeper’s Glove award at the recent confederations cup, beating the likes of Spain’s Cassillas and Italy’s Buffon to the award, reiterating his true quality.

Arsenal target picks up Golden Gloves award

If Arsene Wenger has been entertaining any lingering doubts about signing Julio Cesar for Arsenal, then his performances in the Confederations Cup over the last couple of weeks should have convinced him once and for all. The 33-year old has been in excellent form for Brazil, helping them to lift the tournament trophy with a stunning victory over Spain last night in the final.

After a few nervous moments in Brazil’s opening game against Japan, Cesar has been in imperious form. He has conceded just three goals in the five games Brazil have played, saving an early penalty from Forlan of Uruguay in the semi-final, which could have led to the hosts going out.

Rumours of Julio Cesar to Arsenal pick up once again

Why is it always Arsenal that seem to be involved in these never ending transfer fiascos? Normally its endless speculation on players leaving the club, such as Fabregas, Nasri and Van Persie. Whilst we also experience the odd piece of speculation that persistently links a player with Arsenal, only for us to miss out to one of our rivals, Juan Mata anyone? And this summer looks set to be no different, despite Arsenal’s change in attitude.
It’s being reported once again that Arsenal are set to step up their interests and sign QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar once he returns from the Confederations Cup tournament in Brazil. But how many times have we read this report, it’s becoming annoying rather than exciting. To be fair he has been away on International duty and so this would of hampered any potential deal that was in the process for the time being, however the persistent links do not help the transfer go through, all it seems to do is get a lot of Arsenal fans excited, only to be let down when the transfer never comes off.

Chamberlain wants to score more goals, so do Arsenal fans!

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is a popular figure amongst the club mainly because of his raw talent but also because of his likeable, friendly and open character. He is a down to earth professional who doesn’t get hyped over the financial side of things and plays the game for the right reason. The Ox is a true professional and because of this Arsenal fans expect a lot of the youngster.