Dybala to Arsenal transfer BACK ON through Usmanov

Just a few days after the Arsenal press conference when Arsene Wenger was asked about and denied his attempts to complete the summer transfer of Paulo Dybala from the Serie A club Palermo, there is a new development in the long running saga.

Metro are reporting that the deal could be on after all, with the Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov apparently taking it on himself to thrash out the details of a possible move with Palermo´s eccentric and outspoken chairman.

Silent Stan speaks out on Arsenal and Wenger

Stan Kroenke is often labelled as silent Stan because of his seemingly ‘little’ involvement with Arsenal, despite being the club’s majority shareholder. Rarely attending games as well as the usual frequent meetings, if you have a question for Mr Kroenke then its perhaps more difficult than you may have first thought to get hold of him. However he was in attendance for this year’s annual general meeting (AGM) and was able to shed some light on what was going on at the club.

Do Arsenal finances mean Wenger will Spend, Spend, Spend?

Arsenal Football Club has today confirmed that it has once again made a profit the season of 2012 / 2013, in some news that will surely be received with mixed responses. Firstly without getting into all the financial details, basically at the end of day, the main figure we need to focus on as fans is the ‘Group profit before tax’ which was £6.7 million. This isn’t the most spectacular figure in the club’s history, with the amount actually being £36.6 million in the 2011 / 2012 accounting.

Hill-Wood may be happy with Chips but Arsenal need Champagne and Caviar

When Peter Hill Wood stepped down in the summer it was certainly a shame as it brought an end to a long serving history in the chairmanship of Arsenal Football Club. The Hill-Wood’s had been a key part of Arsenal’s boardroom for several generations and to finally bring it to a close seemed strange. But it was also a much wanted change with many believing that a change in the boardroom might mean a change in attitude.

Adams as Arsenal chairman? Maybe not but Chips IS too old

Tony Adams. What can you say? A true Arsenal legend, captain, leader and role model on the pitch, but off it, well he’s not the greatest. Failed managerial attempts have seen his profile drop and in my opinion he certainly hasn’t helped himself with his latest comments.

Upon the announcement that Peter Hill-Wood would be stepping down and his replacement would be Sir Chips Keswick, Adams came out in response today, stating that he too applied for the chairmanship.

Arsenal lucky to have Kroenke says Gazidis

All of you Arsenal fans out there who have been wanting the club to spend money over the last few years, and not sell off the crown jewels like Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie, Ashley Cole and Samir Nasri while we were at it, have got it all wrong, according to the Arsenal chief executive.

Ivan Gazidis met with hundreds of Arsenal supporters at the Emirates last night to answer questions about the way the club is run and the plans for the future. Not surprisingly, quite a few of the questions centred on transfer money and trophies. Strangely enough, that seems to be quite important to the fans, so Gazidis assured us that there is plenty of money to spend this summer, although he did qualify that with familiar strains of there being a lack of `top, top` players available.

Is Arsenal board really ready to back Wenger to glory?

The chief executive of Arsenal Football Club has made a statement about the finance and future goals of the Gunners and it sounds great. A lot of Gooners will be less than over the moon about his words, though, because we have had our hopes dashed before.

“It is important to reiterate that for everyone at the club, qualification for the Champions League is not our ultimate ambition,” Ivan Gazidis told Arsenal.com.

“Our majority owner Mr. Kroenke has made it clear that, while it’s an achievement to make the Champions League, our ultimate objective is to win the major trophies.

Wenger preparing Arsenal fans for more transfer disappointment?

Today is a great day for Arsenal fans. We can finally relax after another tense season ended in the Gunners finishing in the Champions League (again) and above Tottenham (again). So we can happily taunt the spuds while looking forward to bigger and better things at the Emirates, can’t we?

The crippling debt is out of the way, so we are told, and Wenger will have a big transfer war chest to spend, so it is rumoured. So why have a got a small kernel of concern inside me? Arsene Wenger didn’t help in his post-match interview. He was asked about whether the club would now kick on and spend the money on the quality players needed to challenge for the title again and the Frenchman was a little less enthusiastic than he should have been.

Usmanov attacks Arsenal owner Kroenke

Despite owning nearly 30 percent of Arsenal Football Club, the Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov cannot get a seat on the board and so cannot influence the running of the club nearly as much as he would like. Stan Kroenke, the American businessman who has more say than anyone because of his controlling stake, has come under attack again from Usmanov, who is convinced that silent Stan is not doing the right thing.