Campbell IS the reason Arsenal will NOT sign a striker!

There is good news for the young Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, who has now joined up with his new team mates as the Gunners continue their pre-season preparations with a trip to America and a game against New York Red Bulls, with our favourite son Thierry Henry, on Saturday night.

We already know that the young Costa Rica international has talent and a strong self belief, but he must have been having some doubts about just how much, if at all, he would be able to feature in the Arsenal first team this season. Arsene Wenger said that he would be coming for pre-season, but he stopped short of saying there was definitely a place for him in the Arsenal squad after that.

Have Arsenal abandoned striker pursuit as 2 top targets move on?

It is starting to look like Arsene Wenger is happy with his striking options at Arsenal, despite having had big problems in that position last season. The Gunners have signed the excellent Chile international Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, while Nicklas Bendtner has been released. That is a massive upgrade, but is it enough?

Don’t forget that Theo Walcott is going to miss the first month or so, while it may take Sanchez a little while to settle. So we are back to relying on Olivier Giroud up front, with Podolski on the left. Then there is the young Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell and the tall and powerful, but still raw, French forward Yaya Sanogo.

The 3 players Arsenal will announce with PUMA kit launch

I know that it is frustrating for Arsenal fans at the minute. While our Premier League rivals all spending money hand over fist, Arsene Wenger seems happy to relax in Brazil, being snapped having dinner and strolling on the beach, but next week should see that all change.

Although the partnership between Arsenal and the new kit suppliers PUMA began official at the start of the month, the real launch date is July 10th, next Thursday. There is no way that the Gunners will unveil the new strip without at least one new signing, but it is likely to be at least three new players.

Spurs fighting Arsenal over two TOP transfer targets

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.

Have Arsenal blundered by releasing top La Liga hitman?

We are not privy to all the details of the deal between Arsenal and La Liga club Real Sociedad, but the bottom line is that the Spanish side now have full rights to the Mexican striker Carlos Vela, according to a report in The Express. We originally sold him to Sociedad for around £3 million last summer, after he spent a successful season on loan in San Sebastian, but Arsene Wenger cleverly included a buy back clause.

Will Arsenal activate Remy’s buy-out clause?

The Queens Park Ranger manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that it would be difficult for the Hoops to retain the services of Loic Remy this summer. The France International is currently on a season-long loan at Newcastle United but has 3 years left on his QPR contract. It is understood that Arsenal want Remy, and Redknapp said the London club could take advantage of a buyout clause in Remy’s contract. When asked if Arsenal had made an offer, ‘Arry said, ‘I don’t know the answer to that to be honest.

Arsenal boss very pleased with Szczesny response

Wojciech Szczesny has had a difficult season at Arsenal, there are no two ways about it. In fact, it all started at Euro 2012 when he conceded a penalty and was sent off in the first game for Poland. He didn’t play again, which must have been a nightmare, especially as Poland were hosts.

The 23-year old also cost Arsenal some vital Premier League points, but his worst moment must have been allowing Blackburn to score, essentially ending our trophy dreams for another year. The last straw for Wenger came in the north London derby and he was dropped after that. His dad’s anti-Wenger and Arsenal rant did not help, but Szczesny has taken it all board and come back fighting.