This Pic should have Arsenal fully Fired Up

Arsenal have three Premier League games before the next international break comes around in November, with a Capital One cup match and the visit to Bayern Munich in the Champions League thrown into the mix, and it really is vital that we take all nine points available to us.

Everton at home tomorrow is followed by the trip to Wales to face our bogey team Swansea City and then the Gunners are due to welcome, warmly of course, our north London rivals the spuds. You feel that Arsenal must take maximum points from these games and hopefully our main rivals Man City will drop a few over the same period because after that they will have their two main attacking dangers back.

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This picture of the two Man City players back in training after their respective injury problems should be enough to sharpen the focus of Arsene Wenger and his players if it was wavering at all because even at our best, Arsenal could have a very hard time winning the league if these two are fit and in form.

So let´s go for it Gunners and get on top of the table now while the going is good and our main rivals are weakened.

BRILLIANT Brazilian off to London as Arsenal outbid transfer rivals!

Maybe this is the shape of things to come for Arsenal and if so it is fantastic news for all the long suffering Gooners out there. Arsene Wenger has already given the Arsenal fans frustrated from years of scrimping and saving and selling our best players some encouraging signs.

The Gunners have signed big players from the two La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent transfer windows and now Wenger is ready to follow on from the signings of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez by beating Real Madrid to one of their transfer targets, according to a Daily Express report.

There have already been Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with Lucas Silva, the young Brazilian midfielder dubbed the new Kaka, but it was then reported that the 21-year old was really keen on moving to play at the Santiago Bernabeu.

But the paper claims that his current club Cruzeiro are looking for £12 million for their young star and with Madrid not willing to meet their price, Arsenal are set to swoop for the talented Silva in January and have agreed to pay the fee Cruzeiro want. Sounds good eh Gooners?

Just this week the agent of the Arsenal target midfielder Lucas Silva revealed that there had been interest in his 21-year old client from some Premier League clubs and the rumour was that the Gunners were one of the clubs looking at a £12 million bid for him in the January transfer window.

His agent had suggested that Silva was ready to move on from his current club, the Brazilian champions Cruzeiro and so Arsenal fans were starting to get excited about the prospect of Arsene Wenger bringing the talented and energetic central midfielder to the Emirates, especially as his ability has drawn comparisons with the former World Player of the Year and fellow Brazilian Kaka.

However, our hopes are now seemingly hanging by a thread as the player has expressed his preference for a transfer to La Liga giants Real Madrid, according to a report. The young midfielder has declared that it would be a `dream come true` for him to play his home games at the Bernabeu, but that does not mean that they will try to sign him.

Carlo Ancelotti is not exactly lacking in central midfielders, with Arsenal target Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Illarramendi and Luka Modric among others in his star studded squad. So perhaps there is a chance that Wenger could still persuade Silva that the Premier League was the right place for him.

Sensational Arsenal target’s agent CONFIRMS transfer interest!

It looks like Arsenal could be heading for a bidding war in the January transfer window, as Arsene Wenger is not the only manager of a big European club that is apparently keen on the super talented 21-year old star of the Brazilian champions Cruzeiro.

Lucas Silva plays in the same position as the former Gunner and fellow Brazilian who shares his name, Gilberto Silva. And many Arsenal fans think that the departure of Gilberto in 2008 left a weakness in the Arsenal side that has never been fixed. Maybe young Lucas Silva, dubbed the new Kaka because of his all action style and ability, is the player to finally do it.

His agent Luiz Rocha has confirmed the interest of a number of Premier League clubs as well as La Liga giants Real Madrid, in a Daily Express report, and suggested that his client is ready to make the big move across the pond from Brazil.

Rocha said, “”Representatives call and say they want to take him to Real Madrid or an English team.

“It’s always interesting to see that the big clubs in Europe are interested in the player.

“This means that the job is well done.

“Lucas plays at the Brazilian champions and is one of the best players of Cruzeiro. We are pleased with the interest of big clubs.”

The report claims that his current club are looking for a transfer fee of around £12 million to let their young star go, a price well within the reach of the Gunners. But with Chelsea and Manchester United also said to be on his trail, who will end up with signature of Lucas Silva?

La Liga star striker declares himself ready to play for Arsenal

Just like one of the current options available to Arsenal in the forward department, Joel Campbell, the Brazilian starlet Wellington Silva has had to play at various other clubs on loan since he signed a contract with Arsenal back in 2011.

But after his spells in Spain with Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and now Almeria, the 21-year old has declared to the media in Spain that he is now finally available to play for the Gunners. This is because he has applied for and received a Spanish passport, as reported by

Silva still has a Brazilian passport as well and his good performances in Spain have led to a first call up for the under 21 squad of the Brazil national side, but he is also now an EU citizen, which means that he is now able to play for the Gunners, although he also claims that he is just trying to focus on playing as well as he can for Almeria and helping them to retain their La Liga status.

But if he continues to impress, then Arsenal fans could soon be seeing the young striker back at the Emirates in the famous red and white.

Barcelona want to poach Vermaelen from Arsenal

Thomas Vermaelen has become one of Arsenal’s most consistent performers, and has formed a rock solid defensive partnership with Laurent Koscielny. He also comes up with some crucial goals, like the last minute winner against Newcastle in March.

Some bad news coming out of Spain is that Barcelona are about to abandon their attempts to pry Thiago Silva from AC Milan and might be planning a bid for Vermaelen, reports the Daily Mail. Milan are asking too much for their Brazilian defender, but Barcelona are desperate for defensive cover and are looking for a long term replacement for Carlos Puyol, who is getting towards the end of his career.

26-year old Belgian international Vermaelen would fit the bill, being left footed, good on the ball and strong in the air. Arsenal must resist, even though they could be tempted with some of the £30 million that the Spanish side had ear-marked for Silva.

There are still three years left on the defender’s deal and he has stated that he plans to “stay at Arsenal forever.” He is a close friend of club captain Robin van Persie and is also vice-captain, and let us hope it stays that way. We need to keep both players and keep them happy by adding some more quality, not fringe players.