Following the recent departure of promising full-back Hector Bellerin to Watford on loan, another promising Arsenal youngster has left the club on a temporary basis to gain some competitive experience. It has been confirmed that the versatile midfielder Nico Yennaris has joined Championship side Bournemouth on a short-term term deal valid until January.
The 20-year old already has a couple of first-team appearances to his name, most notably when he came on as a second half substitute against Manchester United in the Premier League and effectively dealt with Nani whilst playing in an unnatural right-back position. The promising youngster has been looking for a good loan spell for quite some time now and will be keen to make an impression at Bournemouth. .......Read the full article here
Over the past week or so, there has been plenty of news emerging on the injury front for Arsenal. While there is positive news in regards to Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, there is certainly some bad news as well because Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain seems to have suffered a setback in his rehabilitation for the knee injury he suffered in the opening day defeat against Aston Villa and the speedy winger is likely to be sidelined till well into the new year. .......Read the full article here
It is probably not exactly news to the Arsenal captain, but hearing his national manager Marc Wilmots state plainly that not playing regularly for your club will put your place at the World Cup in jeopardy may just have highlighted the problems facing Thomas Vermaelen.
The central defender did play in the last two friendlies for Belgium, but he will know that Vincent Kompany and Jan Vertonghen are likely to be playing week in, week out for Man City and Tottenham respectively. And from the Sky Sports report of what the Belgium manager said, that would mean they are in front of Vermaelen, unless he can force his way into the Gunners first team on a more regular basis. .......Read the full article here
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who saw the comical side to Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong’s picture upload of his newly name engraved football boots, on social networking site Twitter. The boots which have ‘Frimpong’ etched into the stitches was the latest in a line of stories to arise about the young midfielder, and he seems to have the knack of hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons. .......Read the full article here
Best yet to come for Arsenal? Is it going to be happy x-mas for Gunners? by Blaz
In few hours Arsenal will play Liverpool with our squad depleted quite a lot. I was sure we couldn’t continue the season the way we started – injury wise. We lost players every game we played. And it’s still going on. Flamini and Gnabry are lost for the Liverpool match and no one seems to be coming back. We have almost a full first team in the treatment room and so it is very difficult to really judge us at the moment. .......Read the full article here
After Emmanuel Frimpong survived a mass clear out by Arsenal of players who were surplus to requirements, it seemed like the Ghanaian born midfielder had a future with the club. When you consider that his playing position of defensive midfielder is one of the least well covered in the Arsenal squad, then this season promised a lot for the 21-year old. .......Read the full article here
Why signing Gnabry to long term contract is a big deal by KJ
Arsenal have just confirmed that they’ve extended the contract of German wunderkind Serge Gnabry until 2018. This is brilliant news for us as he’s one of the top young prospects amongst our ranks and is already proving he’s ready for Premier league action. But I want to explain why he’s doing so well and why he’ll only get better. .......Read the full article here
Is it finally time to try Verm at DM considering our options? by Ash
There has been a lot of talk surrounding Arsenal captain and Belgian international defender Thomas Vermaelen in recent weeks and its largely down to the fact that Vermaelen himself has stated that should his situation regarding his playing time with Arsenal not look better by the time the January transfer window arrives, then he may have to look elsewhere to play his football professionally. .......Read the full article here
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen’s future at the Emirates in recent weeks and although he has stated he may have to look elsewhere in January if his situation doesn’t change by then, it doesn’t mean he definitely will leave.
In addition to Vermaelen’s statement about the fact he may have to leave the club in the near future if he doesn’t secure regular playing time, his agent has also said that his client (Vermaelen) doesn’t wish to leave the club at the current stage. It shows that Vermaelen is committed to the Arsenal cause and is certainly intending to fight for his place in the starting XI. .......Read the full article here
Thomas Vermaelen shocked Arsenal fans this week, when the Belgian international stated that he may look for a move away from the club if he cannot reclaim his place in the Arsenal team by January.
Vermaelen told the media this week that he could leave the club in the January transfer window if he hasn’t managed to attain a regular place in the Arsenal team. It was disappointing to hear because I’ve always liked Vermaelen and I thought he was going to be a real powerhouse Tony Adams type player especially once he became club captain. However it hasn’t worked out quite that way for the 27 year old and unfortunately once he was hit with a string of injuries, he lost his place in the team and has since struggled to get back to the heights he once was. .......Read the full article here
There is a lot of talk about Jack Wilshere at the minute, with questions being asked about his role with both Arsenal and the England national team. I suppose you could say he is going through a little crisis, or at least is in a difficult point in his fledgling career.
But lets not get too carried away here. Young Jack, and he is still just 21-years old, has actually played in every one of Arsenal’s games in the Premier League and Champions League so far this season, with only two of those not being from the start. Yes, he may have had to play out of position is some of them, and that could be part of the problem, but he is still on a big learning curve. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger tried to explain his transfer policy at yesterday’s AGM, a policy which has come in for some serious criticism in recent years. Whereas the Frenchman used to be seen as a genius for unearthing and developing some fantastic players, such as Henry, Vieira, Fabregas and many more, in recent years his transfers have been derided.
Failures like Squillaci, Gervinho, Park have inly added to the fans’ frustration at losing top class players, often to direct rivals. So by smashing the club’s transfer record to bring in Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, and the brilliant way the German has slotted effortlessly into the Arsenal team, Wenger has redeemed his reputation to a certain extent. That does not mean that he has changed his policy, however, as reported by Arsenal.com,.......Read the full article here