Fabregas NOT coming back to Arsenal

Former Gunner and Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has been rumoured with a return to England this sumer, with both Arsenal and Manchester United interested in the Spaniard. However after a saga of rumours that have been ongoing for well over a week now, Fabregas has confirmed that no only have no club spoken with him, but also that he has no intentions to leave the Spanish Champions.

Fabregas said; “People talk a lot but the truth is that no-one has spoken with me. I want to triumph in Barcelona, that club is my home and I always dreamed of playing there, so I will try and succeed there as long as I can.”

Forget Fabregas – Arsenal need to move forward not backward

Would Cesc Be Welcomed Back?

Or perhaps more pertinently, should he be welcomed back? In the aftermath of Bayern Munich’s lethal and clinical 7-0 demolition of Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final, Arsenal fans have started whispering about the possibility of former captain Cesc Fabregas returning to the club that shaped him in to the player he has become. Fabregas left Arsenal in August 2011 in a move that resulted in a transfer fee of close to £25m. A life-long Barcelona fan, there was a tedious inevitability to this transfer saga. However, since the dream move things haven’t been as idyllic as Fabregas might have expected.

What can Arsenal do about Denilson?

A recent feature of news on Arsenal.com about the player Samuel Galindo moving back to his homeland Bolivia on loan made me think about the large number of promising young players that never made it at Arsenal.

A player who this situation did remind me of is Denilson. The Brazilian is still under contract with Arsenal, with the Gunners being his parent club, whilst he is on loan with Brazilian team Sao Paulo. Denilson was a player that often caused a divide between the fans. Slated for his shocking performances by many, but he also earn his plaudits every once in a while due to his samba style of play, passing ability and rocking shots and free kicks, but when he played Arsenal’s odds went out on the Paddy Power Premier League odds!

Theo Walcott to return for Arsenal against West Brom

It has been reported today that Theo Walcott is hoping to return to the Arsenal team this weekend for the crucial match against West Brom which will finally decide whether the Gunners finish the season in the coveted Third Place in the Premiership.

Walcott is Van Persie’s preferred strike partner as he has provided the most assists for the Dutchman this season, and a good performance from the young Englishman will also have the added advantage of impressing the new England manager Roy Hodgson who will manage West Brom for the last time on Sunday.

Injury News Update. Wilshere Coming Back Soon?

Arsene Wenger keeps receiving good injury news lately, and it seems that Arsenal is close to recovering perhaps the most important player in the team except for Robin Van Persie as team playmaker Jack Wilshere’s injury is progressing brilliantly.

Despite having to delay his expected comeback, which was by the start of February, due to another stress fracture suffered at the same ankle, Jack is now on the road to recovery and he wants to be back in maximum 6 weeks in full swing for Arsenal.

Mathieu Flamini back to Arsenal on a free transfer?

There seemed to be a lot of bitterness from Mathieu Flamini when he left Arsenal, and he blamed Arsene Wenger for not offering him a contract extension until he suddenly improved his form after coming back from injury.

But today Caughtoffside is suggesting that Arsenal are considering offering Flamini the chance to return to the Emirates if AC Milan let him leave on a free transfer in the summer.

The French midfielder has been in and out of the Milan side in the four years he has been there, mostly due to injury problems, and never followed up on his promise for the France national team either.

Arshavin set to rejoin Zenit in £8m deal rather than Lazio

Yesterday it was widely reported that the Serie A club Lazio were keen on making a move for Arsenal’s out-of-favour midfielder Andrei Arshavin, but according to a report this morning it is already decided that he will be moving back to the Russian League with Zenit St. Petersburg.

Recently Arsenal gave Arshavin a pay rise to compensate for his losses from the new tax codes, but made no attempt to extend his contract and are quite happy for him to move on at the end of the season.