Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the fact that, unfortunately, captain Robin Van Persie will leave for Manchester United. The Frenchman has admitted that he was forced into selling Robin and that there wasn’t much he could do, despite the fact that he wanted to keep the Dutchman.
According to Wenger, the striker’s position will be filled by Giroud and Podolski’s arrivals, the club having previously stated that the French striker had been brought in to boost the attacking options.
“He is at Manchester United, unfortunately for us. The transfer was finalised in the afternoon,” said Wenger whilst working for French TV station TF1 on Wednesday. ...........Read more
Manchester City’s in command manager Roberto Mancini has hinted that the Citizens’ move for the Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie might go through this summer, after stating that a move from Napoli to Manchester by for Cavani would be impossible.
Mancini seems to think that bringing Cavani would be impossible for the Citizens, but that they have a good chance of landing Robin Van Persie due to his current contract. Robin is still under contract with the Gunners until the end of next season, and Mancini think there might be a chance of landing him if he won’t extend his contract. ...........Read more
Arsenal’s injury problems are mounting on, and Wenger’s biggest problems are the full-backs who just seem to be cursed. First Gibbs, than Sagna than Jenkinson and finally Santos fell to injuries throughout this start of the season and now the French manager doesn’t have any options for the full-back position.
The worst is that this is not going to improve any time soon because even if Sagna returned to training the manager won’t rush his recovery and risk a possible setback, and Gibbs won’t be available still. ...........Read more
Arsenal’s Korean striker J. Y. Park declared that he is ready to take a spot in Arsenal’s first team whenever the manager will need him, but that he won’t expect things to go his way without a bucket load of hard work from his side.
“All my team mates are great players,” Park told Arsenal Player. “I do not expect a chance for me because a player is unavailable.
“I will do my best to prepare myself to take any random chances at any time. ...........Read more
Arsene Wenger’s second choice goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is threatening to leave the London club if he doesn’t get more appearances in the team. Fellow Pole Wojciech Szczesny is currently the first choice goalkeeper at Arsenal and also at Poland’s senior national team squad, leaving Fabiasnky dwelling on the sidelines.
Lukasz was played in the last two friendly games the Polish national team had to play against Korea and Belarus, and after the double the goalkeeper expressed his wish to go to EURO 2012 with his national team. ...........Read more
Former Arsenal star Edu offered a statement for Arsenal’s official website about the new Brazilian Arsenal just bought Andre Santos. Edu seems to think that manager Arsene Wenger did an excellent job when he decided to bring in the left-back from Turkish team Fenerbahce, and that Santos will shortly become a fan favourite at the London club.
“He is a very good player and a very good guy,” Edu told Arsenal.com. “With the ball he is technically fantastic, a typical Brazilian player. ...........Read more
Lorient’s manager Christian Gourcuff offered a statement regarding Arsenal’s young prospect Joel Campbell. The striker who was just transferred by Arsene Wenger in the summer was then loaned out because he could not get a work permit in the UK. After a very short time spent in France at Lorient, the young striker is now wanted for good at the French team by his manager, and Gourcuff says he could improve the youngster furthermore if he would be allowed to stay for another year.
“It would be wonderful [if he could rejoin on loan], but I doubt it,” Gourcuff told Goal.com. ...........Read more