It is a shame for Arsenal that Alvaro Morata did not make the right decision in January. Arsene Wenger was apparently very close to getting the young Spanish international to join the Gunners on loan until the end of the season, but Morata wanted one last chance to prove himself at Real Madrid.
The injury to Jese Rodriguez has given him a chance again, and he has scored seven goals from his limited appearances, including a debut Champions League strike, but Morata has now finally accepted once and for all that he needs to leave his boyhood club in the summer, according to Spanish transfer website Fichajes.net. .......Read the full article here
It can’t be much fun for Cesc Fabregas. The former Arsenal man finally agreed to a dream return to his boyhood club Barcelona a few years ago, something the Arsenal fans grudgingly understood despite the hole it left in the Gunners team, but it has been anything but a dream since then.
The nightmare continues for the Spanish midfielder, as the frustration of the Barca fans has started to boil over into anger which they are constantly venting at him in the form of whistles, boos and abuse from the stands. It has become very noticeable, according to a report in the Daily Mail, to the extent where officials from the Catalan club have spoken to Fabregas about it and how it is affecting him mentally. .......Read the full article here
There has been a lot of talk this season about Arsene Wenger and whether the Frenchman will sign another contract with Arsenal when the current one runs out at the end of the season. Most people seem to think his future will depend on whether or not the Gunners finish in fourth spot and win the FA cup final, but maybe not.
Apparently, the club want him to sign da ting whatever happens in the next few weeks, and it is the Prof himself who is waiting to see what happens before committing his future to the club he has managed fro 17 years. There are now signs, however, that he may have already made that decision but has not announced it yet, not publicly anyway. .......Read the full article here
You probably will not have heard of him, but Goncalo Guedes could be playing for Arsenal next season, although Arsene Wenger will not have it all his own way in this transfer pursuit. The 17-year old is very highly rated at his current club Benfica in Portugal and has begun to attract the attention of various clubs around Europe.
According to The Guardian, Arsenal have sent their chief scout Gilles Grimandi to run the rule over him with a view to a £6 million move in the summer. The Portuguese winger has impressed sufficiently, but he has done the same for AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund as well. .......Read the full article here
If things keep going the way they are, Arsenal fans will start to call Real Madrid our feeder club. It seems that almost every other player that the Gunners are linked with is currently playing at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Spain.
Having failed, for whatever reason, to land Gonzalo Higuain as well as Mesut Ozil last summer, media reports are suggesting that Karim Benzema, the French international that was preferred to Higuain, could be for sale at the end of the season. The Mirror is reporting that the giants of La Liga are planning to offload Benzema to make way for Sergio Aguero from Man City. Other reports suggest that it is Liverpool’s Luis Suarez that they are after. .......Read the full article here
Most Arsenal fans would admit to being slightly less than delighted in the way the club and Arsene Wenger have gone about their transfer business in recent years. We hear that this has all changed now that the Emirates stadium loan is no longer a millstone round our neck, but we have still to see much evidence of it apart from the breaking of the transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil. .......Read the full article here
This is a subject close to the hearts of Arsenal fans and one that never seems to quite go away. I am talking about the possible return of the Gunners’ former captain and one of the most loved players of recent years, Cesc Fabregas. The Spanish international midfielder was a big loss when he rejoined his boyhood club and many fans feel that we have never really replaced him, so if the rumours are true and he is available this summer, surely Arsenal should make sure he comes back to his second home. .......Read the full article here
Brace yourself Arsenal fans, some of you are not going to like this. There is a very good chance that OLivier Giroud will still be the Gunners’ centre forward next season, especially if he can score a few more goals before the end of the season and especially if he can produce another piece of football genius like he did against West Ham. The fact is that Wenger likes him, so get used to it. .......Read the full article here
We heard this week that the Arsenal manager had met with the French football agent Stephane Courbis, and I hope that Mr. Wenger was at his charming best and had a very nice bottle of Bordeaux waiting at the perfect temperature for the meeting, because Courbis is the agent of Laurent Koscielny and Serge Aurier.
Amid rumours of interest in our French centre back from the likes of Bayern Munich, PSG and even Manchester United, Arsenal are keen to get Koscielny to put his signature on a new deal that will put him at the same salary level as the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, something around £90,000 a week. .......Read the full article here
It’s okay Arsenal fans, I have already given myself a pinch to make sure that I really am awake, and it is not April fools day either. It really is being reported that Lionel Messi could be up for sale this summer. The Barcelona and Argentina forward has been out of sorts in recent weeks and it seems as though the reason is that Barcelona are preparing to sell their prize asset. .......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
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