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Campbell IS the reason Arsenal will NOT sign a striker! 0

Posted on July 22, 2014 by admin

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.

Diaby on course to finally shine for Arsenal? 5

Posted on July 21, 2014 by admin

The last time that Abou Diaby was fit and able to make a decent contribution to the Arsenal cause, was nearly two years ago, at the start of the 2012-13 season. The Frenchman started all three of the Gunners opening games and bagged himself a Man of the Match award as we beat Liverpool at Anfield.

But therein lay part of the problem for Diaby and Arsenal, because the lack of options in midfield forced Arsene Wenger to rely too heavily on the Frenchman and that caused his injury problems to flare up again. The 28-year old’s luck then deserted him again with a cruciate ligament injury that kept him out for over a year, making his only appearance as a sub in the final Premier League game.

DONE DEAL! Arsenal complete transfer of Colombia keeper Ospina 10

Posted on July 21, 2014 by admin

We all know that Arsene Wenger likes to keep the Arsenal transfer business firmly under wraps until the deal is done and ready to be announced. You can’t blame him because things can change at the last minute and you end up with egg on your face.

So to hear the Prof say on Saturday, in a report on Arsenal.com after the first pre-season game against Boreham Wood, that he would definitely be signing a new keeper this summer, says to me that he is close to sealing the deal for a stopper to replace Lukasz Fabianski. It might seem a bit thin, but Wenger refused to be drawn on which other positions would be strengthened.

Will Arsenal fans turn on Cesc Fabregas? 6

Posted on July 21, 2014 by admin

As Arsenal fans, we have had to get used to seeing some of our best players leave the club in recent years, for one reason or another. Some, like Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie, have turned instantly from hero to villain because of their reasons for leaving and the way they did it. Others, like Thierry Henry, will always be remembered as club legends.

The Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas used to fall into the second category, even though he forced his way out and left Arsenal with a huge hole in the team. We understood, I think, because he was going back to his boyhood club, Barcelona, who just happened to be on top of the world at the time.

Would Arsenal REALLY bid €30m for 22-year old Carvalho? 1

Posted on July 20, 2014 by admin

I know that the years of austerity are supposed to be over at Arsenal Football Club, when Arsene Wenger was accused of putting the accounts before the team and treating the club’s money as if it was his own and his name was Ebeneezer Scrooge, but I don’t think the Arsenal boss is ready to start spending like Mourinho or Mancini just yet.

So I was amazed to read in the Metro that reports coming from Portugal claim that is exactly what is happening, after the Gunners put in a massive bid of 30 million euros for William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon. The fact that the Portugal international is just 22-years old and has only played 30 league games for his club, suggest to me that this story is a bit unlikely, to say the least.

Arsenal boss calmly brushes off Mourinho’s baiting 3

Posted on July 20, 2014 by admin

Well done Arsene Wenger, for keeping calm and holding back from getting in to another war of words with Jose Mourinho. The Chelsea boss clearly sees Arsenal as one of his main rivals for the Premier League crown. He has even said as much himself.

The not very special one was worried about the threat from the Gunners last season as well, as the last minute veto of our loan deal for Demba Ba showed, and he must be even more wary now that Arsenal have signed two top quality players in Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy, with more soon to be on their way.

Arsenal boss on why Alexis Sanchez transfer was a bargain! 0

Posted on July 18, 2014 by admin

Alright, so we do not yet know the exact amount of money that it cost Arsenal to secure the signature of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. But even taking away the fact that it rubbed the noses of Liverpool, their fans and former players in it, Arsene Wenger clearly feels that he has got a really good deal done.

The Frenchman has been talking to Arsenal Player about his new signing, and he has backed the Chile international to prove himself to be a real star in the Premier League. Sanchez, says the Prof, not only has all the attributes to survive and thrive at the top level, he is perfect for the Premier League as well.

Should Arsenal pay more for Ospina or look elsewhere? 0

Posted on July 18, 2014 by admin

It was looking like the Colombian international number one, David Ospina, was going to become the third Arsenal signing of the summer, joining Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez as the Gunners put their recent transfer woes firmly to one side.

And it was looking like a great bit of business from Arsene Wenger as well, with the Daily Star reporting that the Frenchman had secured a deal with the keeper’s French club Nice that would cost us a measly £3.2 million, as Ospina is entering the final year of his contract and has told his French bosses that he is ready to move on to a bigger club.

Redknapp reveals Arsenal STILL in pole position for Remy transfer 3

Posted on July 18, 2014 by admin

Hey, Arsenal fans, I am not complaining about the way Arsenal are doing their transfer business this summer. Well, not much anyway, because compared to last year, it is as if Arsene Wenger is rushing around like a headless chicken to get his signings done. Remember the horrible wait and frustration before the Gunners grabbed Mesut Ozil on deadline day?

So, the Frenchman has wrapped up the deals for two quality players so far, in Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez, but I think we can all agree that there needs to be more transfers made if Arsenal are to really push for the Premier League title while fighting in three cup competitions.

WTF? Khedira’s agent DENIES Arsenal talks! 1

Posted on July 17, 2014 by admin

It seems as if we could have been led up the garden path with a lot of the recent Arsenal transfer rumours, which have claimed that Arsenal and Chelsea were battling it out for the services of the World Cup winning central midfielder Sami Khedira.

And whereas the papers have been reporting that transfer fees have been agreed with Real Madrid and that there have been negotiations with the Germany international over his wage demands, and then direct phonecalls from Jose Mourinho in an attempt to get Khedira to snub the Gunners, his agent has today pored a big bucket of clod water on the rumours, as reported by ESPN.

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