OKay so Arsenal fans were not happy about losing out to Leicester City in last season’s Premier League title race and the English football media were very hard on Arsene Wenger and his players for letting slip what seemed to be our best chance in years of becoming champions, but having said that Arsenal were the best of the rest in finishing runners up.
So with that and a place in the Champions League secured and with a state of the art stadium and a bit transfer war chest for the boss to spend on strengthening the squad we went into the summer full of optimism, so why do our transfer targets appear to be anything but keen on a move to the Emirates? ...........Read more
It is all happening for Arsenal so far in this transfer window, or at least compared to previous summer and winter windows in which Arsenal fans have sat bemused and impatient as all of our rivals spend money while Arsene Wenger insists there are just no players out there. The Gunners are also top in the bookmaker ratings to sign many more brilliant players.
So it is so far, so good for the Gunners, after completing the big money transfer of Switzerland international Granit Xhaka from the German Bundesliga and having apparently activated the release clause in the contract of Leicester City´s star striker Jamie Vardy, so what’s next? ...........Read more
It was far from easy for Arsenal at home to Newcastle United on Saturday. In fact it was the sort of Premier League game that the Gunners would probably have lost in recent years, but Arsene Wenger and the players have forged the team into one that is usually much more resilient these days.
And that was what we needed to prove once more as Steve Mclaren’s side gave Arsenal a real test of our desire, determination and the fighting qualities that make a team more than the sum of it’s parts. Our vice-captain and centre back Per Mertesacker was very pleased at the way Arsenal responded and managed to claim another vital three points, as he explained to Arsenal Player. ...........Read more
Not only do I feel that Arsenal were very lucky to leave the north east with all three points yesterday, but I do feel sorry for Newcastle who will play a lot worse than that and win games. They were clearly stung by the `flip flop´ jibes from their defeat last weekend and we nearly paid the price.
I have rarely seen such hunger and determination than we did from the Magpies in the second half but thankfully Giroud had taken his shooting boots with him and we defended well and rode our luck. ...........Read more
Following a very impressive display against Monaco in the Champions League, Arsenal will travel to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle United as the Gunners shift their attention back to the Premier League. Considering the rich vein of form that Arsene Wenger’s side are currently in, there cannot be any debate over the fact that Arsenal are most certainly overwhelming favourites in the fixture.
According to latest reports, the Newcastle manager John Carver has confirmed via the club’s official twitter account that he’s got just 13 fit outfield players to choose from when high-flying Arsenal come to visit and also added that he will not be using youth team players just to fill up the gaps in the squad. ...........Read more
Mathieu Debuchy is one of Arsenal’s few defenders available to face his former club Newcastle United tomorrow. So he is certainly guaranteed to start against the Magpies, and he says that he is really looking forward to the great atmosphere that he always appreciated from the Toon Army.
“I had a great time at Newcastle and I can never thank the club and the fans enough for what they have done for me,” Debuchy said on Arsenal.com.
“I only have great memories from there. Thanks to them, I discovered English football. I played in a great atmosphere in every home match. The fans are amazing and I will keep those moments all my life. ...........Read more
This is definitely one Arsenal transfer that no one was expecting. And that probably includes the Arsenal boss himself, as Arsene Wenger seemed to be more than happy with his attacking midfield options. Now however, according to a Daily Star report, the three month injury lay off forced on to Jack Wilshere following the studs up tackle to his ankle from the Manchester United defender Paddy McNair has changed all that.
The report claims that Arsene Wenger is going to react to Wilshere’s injury by making a £15 million transfer swoop on our Premier League rivals Newcastle United. The target is their pacy and dynamic French international star Moussa Sissoko, who only made the transfer to Alan Pardew’s side in the last January transfer window. ...........Read more
We know that the Arsenal manager is a fan of the France and PSG midfielder Yohan Cabaye, because he tried to sign the player from Newcastle United last summer before he was snapped up by the French champions in the following January transfer window.
But Arsene Wenger apparently did not offer enough for the central midfielder, roughly half of the £20 million that PSG paid. We will have to wait and see whether his current club will demand most of that amount to let him go, but I doubt it. ...........Read more
It is par for the course when you are a big club like Arsenal, fighting for the English Premier League, Champions League and two domestic cup competitions every season, that you need a big squad with lots of strength in depth. But there is a flipside to that as well.
With Arsene Wenger’s commitment to the Arsenal academy as well as the need to have a strong squad, you do get situations like the one with Carl Jenkinson in the last couple of years, when a promising player finds it tough to get the regular game time he needs to really push on and progress his football. ...........Read more
There are Arsenal players on more money than £80,000 a week. In fact our new signing Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona is to be paid quite a bit more than that, along with the World Cup winning German midfielder Mesut Ozil, but Arsene Wenger thinks that is too much to pay for the services of the French striker Loic Remy, according to a Daily Star report. ...........Read more