Is Szczesny Back to his Best for Arsenal?

Arsenal have never really been great with goalkeepers ever since the departures of Seaman and Lehmann, trying to solve their problems with the likes of Almunia, Fabianski and more recently Wojciech Szczesny, however it’s the latter name that will be the focus of today, as the Polish international has spoken out about his time with the Gunners.

Szczesny has had a very up and down career with Arsenal, much like goalkeepers usually do because the team is often so dependent on them. As Arsenal go through their tough times so does Szczesny, whilst the more pleasing times of late, have largely been down to not just the addition of Ozil, and the inform players of Giroud and Ramsey, but also because of Szczseny’s much improved game.

Arsenal keeping an eye on Barcelona’s Valdes – But Why?

Arsenal spent a long period of time searching for a goalkeeper this summer, as either a replacement or worthy competition for current club number one Wojciech Szczesny. The club failed to bring in any of the goalkeeping targets mentioned, in Real Madrid’s Iker Casillias, Lazio’s Federico Marchetti and Liverpool (now Napoli goalkeeper) Pepe Reina. Eventually we ended up signing Serie B side Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano on a season long loan on transfer deadline day, however the reports will not stop about Arsene Wenger’s determination to find a new keeper.

Do Arsenal need to sign Cesar from QPR after all?

All summer I have been puzzled at the talk of Arsenal wanting to sign a new keeper as I believed that Szczesny was good enough to be in the team for years to come. The match against Aston Villa showed me just how wrong I was. It wasn’t all his fault that we suffered a humiliating defeat, you have to remember that most of our defence was taken out like that were playing American football and that Laurent Koscielny got yet another red card in an Arsenal shirt.

It’s trolley dash time again at Arsenal but for Who?

The Arsenal game against Villa two days ago was a shock to our system. Even with the thin and arguably talent lacking squad we had, nobody expected something quite as shambolic and humiliating as that to happen. A 3-1 loss to a side that last year was fighting relegation is a serious shout out to say that this Arsenal team is not just in drastic trouble but it also makes everyone associated with Arsenal fear for the future. What this calls for is desperation and panic! Roll on the Wenger signings.

Arsenal get tough with transfer target Cesar over wages

Arsenal target Julio Cesar has been told that he must accept a pay cut if he wants to join The Gunners this summer. Italian side Napoli told him the same thing and Cesar later revealed that was why he declined their offer of a season long loan back in Italy. Napoli then turned to Liverpool’s Pepe Reina who has signed on with the Italian club for the season.

Arsenal have been interested in Julio Cesar since QPR’s relegation was confirmed months ago. QPR boss Harry Redknapp has said several times that Cesar will definitely not be a QPR player for the coming season as they look to secure promotion from the Championship back into the Premier League, but he may not have any choice in the matter.

Would Krul be a good transfer move for Arsenal?

Krul linked to the Gunners!

As Arsenal continue their search for top quality signings this summer, one area they are aware they need to address is the goalkeeping position. So far we have had the likes of Lazio’s Federico Marchetti, QPR’s Julio Cesar and even Barcelona’s Victor Valdes linked with us, but the latest name off the conveyor belt of players to be linked with Arsenal is Newcastle’s Tim Krul.

The Daily Star reports upon speculation that has been spreading in shallow waters on the internet, and they state that Wenger will turn his attention to Krul, if a move for Cesar fails to materialise.

Arsenal don’t need Cesar – We have Szczesny!!

Sky Sports News are today reporting confirmation of what has been speculated over the last few days, that Arsenal target Julio Cesar is on ‘the brink of a move to Napoli’.

Arsenal have been on the lookout to strengthen their goalkeeping options after it was suggested that Szczesny is one of the weaknesses in the current Arsenal team. I strongly disagree with this and although I recognise where people are coming from, I think he is a good goalkeeper that could still potentially become one of the world’s best.

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.