A lot is riding on whether Arsenal can finish the season strongly and hold off the Champions League charge of Everton and Spurs(lol couldn’t resist a little joke). As well as the stress levels and happiness of all of us long-suffering fans, the summer transfer business could be dependent on which of the European competitions the Gunners are in.
There is no suggestion that this is why the transfer of Loic Remy is in danger, but something has given the manager of his current club, Newcastle United, a reason to be confident and optimistic of still having Remy at St. James’ Park next season, as revealed in a Guardian report. .......Read the full article here
When Mikel Arteta decided to accept Arsene Wenger’s offer and move to Arsenal from Everton, I’m not sure if he realised that he would also be asked to change his style of play and move back into a more deep lying midfield role. But he accepted his new position with no complaints and has done sterling work for the Gunners ever since. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger and most of the Arsenal fans are hoping to see Mesut Ozil back in action on Sunday. The German international has missed the last seven games with a hamstring problem picked up in the second leg of the Champions League clash away to Bayern Munich and has been back in full training for a week or so. .......Read the full article here
My wish list for the summer transfer window by Dboy
It is no secret that Arsenal need to do some serious business once this season is over. This year has seen our team tumble from first place on the table to fighting for our much coveted fourth place again. .......Read the full article here
It has become increasingly likely that Bacary Sagna has definitely decided to move on this summer, as he continually refuses to agree to a new contract at Arsenal, so it is little surprise that the Gunners are looking for a new long-term replacement in the meantime.
Today the Metro reports that Mino Grillo, the agent of the Eintracht Frankfurt defender Sebastian Jung has confirmed that Arsenal have been keeping tabs on his client.
Grillo said: “In England we know Arsenal are very strongly on his trail for the summer,” .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger did not waste much time after hearing that the Arsenal centre back Laurent Koscielny was being targeted by some big hitters around Europe, according to reports from France. The Prof has moved quickly to instigate a new deal for his star defender, and may have just done a bit more business at the same time.
A Talksport report reveals that the same man, Stephane Courbis, acts as the football agent for both the current Arsenal man Koscielny and a player we have been heavily linked with, Serge Aurier. The report goes on to state that news from France is that Wenger has held a meeting with Courbis in London this week, so there might be good news on the way from two fronts. .......Read the full article here
After Lukasz Fabianski’s heroics in Arsenal’s penalty shoot out against Wigan, surely he should be a shoe-in to carry on his run of playing in every FA Cup match this season, but now it seems that Wojciech Szczesny is also hoping that he can get the nod to play in the prestigious final against Hull City.
It now seems clear that Fab is leaving for the Bundesliga at the end of the season, so perhaps there is a case for Wenger giving Szczesny back his Number One jersey, especially as the manager has clearly made his choice over which is the better keeper. .......Read the full article here
Yet again Arsenal have seen their fixtures disrupted with just a few games to go in their fight for a Top Four place in the Premier League. Arsenal have had their game against Hull moved to Sunday, while Chelsea’s game against Sunderland has been moved to Saturday to help our London neighbours to be fresher for their crucial Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
Wenger is seething about the changes and made no bones about accusing the TV companies of favouritism when choosing which games to reschedule. He said: “We never got any help on that front. Never,” .......Read the full article here
Let’s be honest Arsenal fans. How many of you thought that we would never see Kim Kallstrom start a game for the Gunners after it was revealed that he had a micro-fracture in his spine when he signed on January deadline day? Pretty much all of us then, because he was only supposed to be a stop gap transfer while Aaron Ramsey got better. .......Read the full article here
It is about time that Arsenal started to have some good news on the injury front and it is very timely as well. After a punishing two hours of football and penalties at Wembley, the Gunners had to dig deep against a physical and hard working West Ham side, so Arsene Wenger will be glad of the opportunity to rest a few tired legs.
The Frenchman has given a very positive injury update on Arsenal.com in which he reveals that the Gunners could start with a completely different midfield trio when we travel north to face our FA cup final opponents Hull City on Sunday. Instead of Kim Kallstrom, Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla, Wenger might be able to start with Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini. .......Read the full article here
Hull City games will be decisive for our season by Konstantin Mitov
The way the season shaped out it looks like Hull City stand in Arsenal’s way of the Top Four and the FA cup. We have an away game at the KC stadium on Sunday and i think a win would put us in a comfortable position for the last champions league spot. Looking at the run-in we and Everton have. Beating Hull leaves us with 2 home games against WBA and an awful Newcastle side waiting for Pardew’s sack. .......Read the full article here
After the first game of the season was turned around into a great start for Arsenal, people kept saying that the Gunners would not be able to handle the pressure. But Arsenal kept going and kept proving them wrong. When the season finishes, we will have spent the most weeks at the top.
Scant consolation, I know, but it was not pressure that caused our downfall, it was the lack of players, mainly due to the desperately unlucky string of injuries and partly due to Wenger’s failings in the transfer market. Pressure, Arsenal can deal with, so for Roberto Martinez to suggest that he would rather be chasing than leading is daft, as alluded to by Arsene Wenger in a Sky Sports report. .......Read the full article here