Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger will have to wait until after the current Premier League season draws to a close, for better or worse, before we have a clearer picture of which players may be still in the Arsenal squad for next season, and the next couple of months and the eight Premier League games left for us to play could have a big say on this.
That is definitely the case with our Colombian international keeper David Ospina, as a report in the Daily Star explains that the current first choice between the sticks is leaving a decision on his future until the summer. ...........Read more
The next game up for Arsenal in this tough period we find ourselves in looks a little easier than the previous three against Liverpool, Stoke City and Chelsea. But even though our FA cup opponents Burnley are one division below the Gunners, they are in very good form.
Arsene Wenger is sure to have one eye on the Premier League match with Southampton three days later and so the Frenchman is sure to rotate quite a few of his first team stars, including handing a rare start to the second choice keeper David Ospina who The Sun reports that the boss has turned down an offer for from the Turkish club Besiktas. ...........Read more
As it became more and more clear that the Arsenal transfer rumours connecting us with the Chelsea and Czech Republic keeper Petr Cech were right on the money, there was a great feeling of expectation among us Arsenal fans about what difference the talented and experienced stopper would make to our title credentials.
The only question was whether it would be the Poland international Wojciech Szczesny or the Colombian number one David Ospina that would be the second choice for the Gunners. A lot of us wanted Ospina but it seemed that he would not be happy as Cech’s understdy and would be moving on this summer. ...........Read more
There is no explanation of why there is yet to be an official announcement about this transfer from either Arsenal or Chelsea, but it has been reported by the usually fairly reliable source of the Daily Mail that the transfer of the Czech Republic number one Petr Cech from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates stadium has been completed.
The paper says that the transfer is costing the Gunners a transfer fee or around £11 million and the keeper will earn around £100,000 a week. It also looks like this will mean that David Ospina will leave Arsenal in the summer transfer window, in order to get the regular first team football his ability deserves, with the Poland international Wojciech Szczesny staying as our reserve and possibly cup keeper. ...........Read more
Szczesny Out and Cech In for Arsenal?
It seems as though the possibility of Arsenal signing Petr Cech is growing by the day. After reports of the Chelsea goalkeeper’s willingness to make the move to North London surfaced, the Daily Mirror is now reporting that Arsenal have already started talks with Chelsea in regards to a £10million deal for the iconic shot-stopper. ...........Read more
I do hope that this latest Arsenal transfer rumour is some sort of wind up. Or perhaps if it is going to happen it is because Arsene Wenger has found something better for the Gunners as letting our Poland international keeper Wojciech Szczesny go to strengthen another Premier League club, especially one who beat us twice this season, seems a bit daft.
A Metro report claims that Szczesny will be playing for Ronald Koeman at Southampton next season in order to provide cover for their England international Fraser Forster who looks set to miss quite a bit of the season with the knee injury picked up last month. ...........Read more
Arsenal were strongly linked with this Mexico international last summer after he impressed Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal scouting team with his performances during the World Cup finals in Brazil. But the talented keeper Guillermo Ochoa ended up completing a transfer from French club Ájaccio to Malaga in Spain´s La Liga while Arsenal snapped up David Ospina who had also caught the eye with Costa Rica during the tournament.
But we could soon have both keepers at the Emirates according to a Metro report. Ochoa has not settled at Malaga and has only played six times for them all season and that has led him to demand a transfer away in the summer. ...........Read more
Arsenal were undone yesterday by some terrible defending yesterday, and one of our centre-backs Per Mertesacker has admitted that Southampton were the better side on the day. He was asked after the game if he could pinpoint what went wrong for the Gunners. “A lot, when you see the result.” the German said.
“We are massively disappointed because there was a good chance to really bounce back properly but they deserved to win because they did a bit more than us.” ...........Read more
Arsenal had a very UNhappy New Years Day at Southampton yesterday, and Wojciech Szczesny must be wishing he had stayed in bed and called in a sickie after his farcical performance which allowed Southampton to score twice to take the points.
Arsene Wenger felt that the Gunners could easily have won the game if it hadn’t been for the Poles errors, and also because the referee should have sent off Florin Gardos when he stopped Alexis Sanchez getting his usual goal. Wenger said on SkySports: “We must give credit to their ‘keeper today, and as well to the referee that he didn’t give them a red card when Sanchez was clean through,” ...........Read more
Three games in seven days over the Xmas period, including two of them away at our direct rivals for Fourth Place, was always going to be a tall order for the depleted Arsenal squad, but with just one game left we are still on target.
Wojciech Szczesny has revealed that nine points was always Arsenal’s target and he is confident we will finish the job at Southampton on Thursday. “When you start the season you always want to win the championship,” the Polish keeper said. “That is the only thought in our heads. But with the position that we are in, we have to look at short-term goals. ...........Read more