It has long been one of the main criticisms aimed at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger that we have a soft centre and do not stand up well to a physical challenge. It did look that way a few weeks ago when the Gunners were blown away by a physical Stoke City side in the first half, but the boss thinks the win over West Ham yesterday was proof that his team does have the fighting qualities needed in these games.
The Frenchman told Arsenal Player, “It was a very important game for us and we knew that we had a very physical game in front of us. ...........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
The new star signing Alexis Sanchez has yet to kick a ball for Arsenal yet, and already there are people having a go at him. I don’t suppose we should be too surprised, because the same happens whenever Arsene Wenger signs somebody, just look at the rubbish that came out of Real Madrid about Mesut Ozil last summer.
And the fact that is is the self-appointed voice of football, Joseph 1the fink` Barton that has cast doubt on the football credentials of Sanchez should not make you worry too much. But let’s have a look at what the QPR player says about the former Barcelona star, in a Daily Star report. ...........Read more
Remember last summer, Arsenal fans, when we were all getting stressed out and wondering what the hell Arsene Wenger was playing at in the transfer market? What made it even worse was that our north London rivals, Tottenham, were spending money like crazy and bringing in new signings on what seemed like a daily basis.
Well, that all worked out brilliantly for them didn’t it? So maybe that is why they have gone back to the tried and tested method of waiting to see who Arsenal are being linked with and then trying to hijack the deal. Because the latest Arsenal transfer rumours suggest that the spuds are homing in on two of the players heavily linked with a summer transfer to the Emirates. ...........Read more
As Olivier Giroud was scoring his 22nd goal of the season yesterday, as Arsenal recorded a narrow win over West Bromwich Albion, the cameras picked out a familiar face in the Emirates crowd. Loic Remy, who has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal since before he joined QPR last January, has set the rumour mill buzzing by being at the Gunners’ game, so does this mean that he will be playing for us next season? ...........Read more
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. ...........Read more
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. ...........Read more
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. ...........Read more
We all know that QPR’s Julio Cesar seemed almost certain to join Arsenal after QPR confirmed that he would leave the club and Cesar said that he wants to stay in London. It was pretty much a done deal because no other London clubs in the Premier League really need a new keeper other than Crystal Palace. But today it seems that Roma are intent on taking Cesar back to Italy to replace their outgoing Dutch international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg who has sealed a move to London club, Fulham.
My point is, if Cesar moves to Roma and out of Arsenal’s hands, should Arsene Wenger look to Liverpool’s Pepe Reina? ...........Read more
A few weeks back it seemed certain that Arsenal were about to wrap up a deal for QPR and Brazil international goalkeeper Julio Cesar, however for a while the talk has gone cold, suggesting that once again the media may have hyped up a story with absolutely no truth. ...........Read more