Wenger Should Read And Take Notes!

Former Arsenal star Robin Van Persie is delighted for being able to come back from missing a penalty, and scoring another two goals in the last game he played for Manchester United.

The Dutchman managed to score two times the amount of goals his former club Arsenal have so far in the season, certifying that the Gunners have managed to lose an incredible player when they lost him to their biggest rivals. He then declared the fact that he wouldn’t have been able to do that a couple of seasons ago when he was still at Arsenal.

‘A career won’t be always a bed of roses. You have disappointments,’ he said.

‘Look at my missed penalty kick against Southampton last Sunday. That is what you call a disappointment.

‘Taking a penalty kick in that way when you are 2-1 behind. That’s just bad.’

‘I couldn’t explain it, not even to myself. And what you do next? Do you stay disappointed? Or are you going to hunt, and get over it?

‘In the game I put it behind me, thankfully. Many people can get swept up after something like that. It’s happened to me (before) and it’s all over then.

‘Someone who is 18 years old wouldn’t score two times after it. I wouldn’t have done a couple of years ago. You have to be lucky, but you also have to force it. ‘

If you are to ask me, this statement is one Wenger should really have a close look at. Buying kids and turning them into amazing players is extraordinary for any club, especially one which wants to be financially safe. The problem comes when those players, now turned into spectacular world-class athletes, are allowed to leave the club and join other richer clubs (like City or Barcelona) and help them win trophies.

Chamakh Due To Leave Arsenal?

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger might finally be able to shake off striker Marouane Chamakh, a player who the Frenchman has been trying to sell for a long time. Turkish side Besiktas seem to be highly interested in buying the Morocco international from Arsenal in their attempts to get stronger for the new season.

Besiktas manager Samet Aybaba has admitted that the rumours are correct, and that the attempts the club has made to sign a striker may lead them to snatching Chamakh from Arsenal.

‘We have decided to push forwards in our attempts to sign a striker, there is a high possibility we sign Chamakh,’

Marouane Chamakh has seized to be an option for Arsenal’s first team a long time ago, and with quite a lot of dead weight consuming the wage pool at Arsenal, the French manager must do something about this and try to make room for top additions, an issue he claimed to be true at the beginning of the season.

Making room for top additions would have been crucial at the start of the transfer window, but now that Arsenal are one day away from the end of the transfer window, Wenger is probably trying to make room for what he’s planning to bring in the winter or next summer.

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Arsenal Close To Bring Dutch Defender?

Dutch newspaper AD claims that Arsenal are ready to bring in Ajax’s international star Gregory Van Der Wiel, who at the age of 24 has already become an instrumental player for the Netherlands international squad.

After being closely linked with a move to Chelsea throughout the summer but apparently not agreeing over personal terms, the Dutchman seems to be now close to a move to London, where Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger might be his new coach. The Frenchman has admitted earlier this summer that they will still be looking to transfer a midfielder and a defender, so AD’s supposition makes sense given the fact that Sagna isn’t yet ready for action and the Gunners are short in the right-back.

Richard Law, an executive at Arsenal, has refused to speak about the link declaring:

“I cannot confirm or deny. We never make announcements on transfer issues.”

Arsene Wenger’s attempts to bring in Van der Wiel might succeed given the fact that the International defensive star has stated his strong interest to leave the Netherlands Eredivisie several times this summer. With Jenkinson now the only option for the right-back position for a while at Arsenal, the move is probably the best one Wenger can make at the moment except for bringing in a top midfielder.

Bendtner Still Due To Go?

After a very successful Euro 2012 campaign, everybody was expecting Arsenal’s second string striker Nicklas Bendtner to be on his way from the London side, especially given the fact that in the last season and a half he hasn’t been getting virtually any time on the pitch.

Linked with the likes of Juventus, Galatasaray and AC Milan, Bendtner was looking to be one of the first transfers Arsenal was going to make, but for some reason that didn’t happen.

The striker’s agent stated right after the Euros that Nicklas is a hot asset on the transfer market, but it seems that all attempts to bring the Danish star have grown to a halt, as the striker is still with Arsenal now with only a couple of days left before the transfer window closes shut, blocking his way out of the Emirates.

If newspapers have it right, Bendtner is ready to go for a mere fee of £5million, and Juventus or AC Milan are still highly interested in bringing him abroad. The Milanese lost Ibrahimovic and are looking to revamp the squad after a poor start of the season in which they lost the Italian Superleague and the first match of the season, so Nicklas might be heading to Italy soon. Do you think that Wenger should try to keep him given Arsenal’s goalless debut?

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Arsenal Close To Land M’Vila?

Arsenal might be close to landing French midfielder Yann M’Vila, as Rennes’ general manager Pierre Dreossi has declared that Arsene Wenger needs to find a timely replacement for the loss of Cameroon midfielder Alex Song.

According to the Rennes official, the Ligue 1 club is currently negotiating with three clubs, and Arsenal might be the destination for M’Vila this summer, after almost two whole seasons of rumours linking the London club with a move for the French defensive midfielder.

‘For the moment we have three offers.

‘There is even a chance Yann could stay at Rennes this year but now Alex Song has left Arsenal we must say they will reinforce that post.’

Arsenal’s game seems to be suffering in midfield, where the Gunners don’t seem to be themselves without Wilshere, Rosicky and Song. Diaby’s recovery was fortunate for Wenger, but neither him nor Aaron Ramsey seem to be ready to play at the top level, and while Diaby played a good defensive game against Stoke, his offensive contribution was null compared to those Song used to have last season.

Arsene Wenger also claimed that the build-up play is the reason for Arsenal’s goalless streak, so we might expect an attacking midfielder to join the Gunners, despite the fact that Wilshere will be back soon.

Liverpool Due To Snatch Arsenal Target Sahin?

Despite being thought that Arsenal would bring in Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin after Alex Song’s departure, it seems that arch rivals Liverpool moved better than the Gunners on the transfer market, as their manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the possibility of Sahin’s move yesterday after the Europa League clash.

After narrowly winning against Hearts, Rodgers confirmed that in the next 24 hours some light will be shed on the Sahin deal, one which has been rumoured to be in the bag for Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger long ago.

“Hopefully in the next 24 hours we will get some confirmation on that,”

“It’s quite far along. He’s a very good footballer.”

If rumours are to be believed, Real Madrid’s asking buyout clause was the one which forced the transfer to Arsenal to a halt, as the Spanish officials were requesting a £14 million transfer fee for Nuri Sahin if next year Wenger would decide to keep the Turkish international.

Having not played too much since his move to Real Madrid due to an injury, the former Borussia Dortmund star might be a bit out of form at the moment, so that was probably Wenger’s thought when he decided to back out of the deal.

Jesus Navas Unaware Of Possible Arsenal Move

Amidst strong rumours that Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger might bring in Spanish star Jesus Navas to replace the possible outgoings of Theo Walcott and Andrey Arshavin, the 26-year-old Spaniard has declared that he’s unaware of such negotiations.

According to the newspapers, Theo Walcott isn’t willing to extend his deal with the Gunners now that Alex Song and Robin Van Persie have chosen to leave, and Arsene Wenger has been trying to address that by bringing in a powerful reinforcement in a timely manner.

‘I don’t know anything about Arsenal,’ Navas said when asked about the club’s interest.

‘I’m staying calm and I am enjoying every moment here.’

Arsene Wenger has stated that a midfielder would join, but Navas is much more of an attacker, and we all know that by midfielder the Frenchman meant a defensive one who can replace the leave of Alex Song. Perhaps M’Vila or Sahin, although the last of the two is rumoured to be much closer to Liverpool.

If Walcott does leave, Jesus Navas would be an amazing replacement, but with the massive changes at Arsenal and with the already began season, if Theo will also leave, the Gunner attacking team will be completely changed of the one Arsene Wenger had at hand last season. What do you think will happen?

Arsenal Could Still Lose Sahin According To Mourinho

Real Madrid’s manager Jose Mourinho has made a statement which is sure to confuse every Arsenal fan out there. After rumours have been lately pointing towards a sure transfer from Spain to Arsenal for Madrid’s defensive midfielder Nuri Sahin, the situation doesn’t seem so clean cut now as Real Madrid are still negotiating with other clubs.

Real Madrid’s manager has admitted that Arsenal are one of the potential destinations for Sahin, but declared that for him it makes no difference if the Turk joins Liverpool or Tottenham, although he admits that the Premiership experience will be a very benefic one for the young midfielder.

“It can teach him particular characteristics of play that he doesn’t have at the moment,” said the Portuguese tactician.

“I couldn’t care less if he goes to Arsenal, or Liverpool or Tottenham. I have no preference.”

If the rumours are correct, the asking transfer fee of £14 million is what forced the move to stop before being completed. Real Madrid want the Gunners to pay that fee next season if they decide that Sahin was good enough to keep after a season-long loan period. What do you think should Arsene Wenger do?

Rennes’ Admit Negotiation Over M’Vila With Arsenal

Arsenal’s manager might be close to bringing in Rennes’ midfielder Yann M’Vila, as French club Rennes’ general manager Pierre Dreossi has admitted that the two clubs are still in negotiations over the French international’s signature.

Believed to be over, the deal might still go through, and it seems that Arsene Wenger was once again a master of dissimulation, as he managed to bring M’Vila’s fee down by declaring a month back that Arsenal’s interest in the defensive midfielder has ended. His statement also drove speculation linking Chelsea and Barcelona with M’Vila away, and now Wenger might snatch him at a cut price.

“For the moment, there are three offers”, Dreossi told French radio station RMC. “There is no agreement. We enter negotiations this week and hope to find a solution.

“Arsenal? Maybe, you’ll have to call Arsene Wenger. I think Arsenal will look for a player in this position. He could go there or to a club which sells Arsenal a player.”

M’Vila wouldn’t shy away from a transfer, and has declared:

“In France we have until September 4th [when the transfer window closes]”, M’Vila told Sport 24.

“If I have to stay with Rennes for another year, I’ll stay – if I go, that is life – but whilst I am here, I am 100 per cent focused.”

M’Vila’s arrival at Arsenal would surely make Song’s departure easier to understand, and Arsene Wenger would once again be able to have a wide range of choices in midfield, with Coquelin, Arteta, Diaby and Wilshere all raring to go.

Could Arsenal Land Llorente?

According to Llorente’s representative, Carlos Arino Bajo, the Spanish star is likely to end up playing in the Premiership, and will reach a decision shorty. The Spaniard seems to have quite a few teams on his tail, but the agent only shed light on a couple, saying that a club from Manchester and one for London have reached the final in Llorente’s decision-making.

While it’s easy to figure out which Manchester Club wants him, given the fact that United just brought in two strikers this summer and won’t be looking to add another, it’s difficult to pinpoint which London club are closer to get him, Llorente being liked with Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal during this summer.

“Tomorrow [Wednesday] Llorente will speak to his destination,” Arino Bajo told the Daily Telegraph. “It is very, very possible he will decide to go to the Premier League.

“I don’t know the [choice of] club at the moment but there are two [interested] clubs. One is in London, and one is in Manchester.”

After losing Van Persie, despite the fact that Giroud and Podolski were brought in, Arsene Wenger could still do with a striker , especially one with Llorente’s abilities.