Whilst everyone is focusing on the potential arrival of Schalke 04 player and Germany international Julian Draxler at Arsenal, as well as other possible transfer targets, there has been some news regarding outgoing players from the Emirates, with the latest player to walk out the exit door being young England youth player Benik Afobe.
Arsenal today announced that Benik Afobe will join Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the remainder of the season. Although it doesn’t mean that one striker leaving suggests another one is coming in, it does help make some room for any possible additions, with Afobe not being anywhere near the current first team selection. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal Football Club are understandably proud of their youth system. It is a strong policy of the club under Arsene Wenger and has produced some exceptional players, even though we have not always been able to hold on to them. But for every Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczesny or Kieran Gibbs, there are many more Henri Lansbury’s, who do not quite make the Gunners grade. .......Read the full article here
Zelalem set to get two birthday presents from Arsenal? by Ash
I’m sure that some Arsenal fans are unsure on Gedion Zelalem, regarding whether they really know who he is or not, but regardless of the answer it seems is that everyone who has seen him play is in agreement that the boy has talent. Tonight he could make history by making his professional first team debut for the Gunners with Coventry City set to visit the Emirates for tonight’s 4th round FA Cup clash. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have traditionally kept this sort of role `in the family` so to speak. Former Gunners such as Pat Rice, Steve Bould and Liam Brady are testament to this, and it is the latter’s position at the club that needs to be filled. The Irishman announced his decision to step down as academy director some time ago, so Arsenal have had plenty of time to find the perfect man to replace him. .......Read the full article here
Will Walcott Injury Provide Breakthrough For Young Gnabry? by AT
Losing a player of the quality of Theo Walcott at such a pivotal time in the season is a bitter pill to swallow for any club. The Englishman was in fine goal-scoring form before suffering the knee injury in the FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur and while the news doesn’t necessarily end Arsenal’s hopes of clinching the Premier League title, it certainly remains a huge blow. .......Read the full article here
It seems like Arsenal have got Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back at just the right time. Losing Theo Walcott in such a disappointing way and for so long, just when the English forward was hitting really good form, could have had a knock-on effect for the whole Arsenal squad.
Getting the Ox back at the same time, however, seems to have helped the confidence and morale in the dressing room. Although they are not really the same type of players, Chamberlain is one of the few players in the team who can offer the Gunners some of the pace and directness that Walcott provides and he is clearly a very popular figure at the club. .......Read the full article here
Okay, I have put the razor blade down and started to think about how Arsenal will cope without the unlucky Theo Walcott. Looking for positives, it is worth noting that Arsenal have got themselves to the top of the league, in the most part, without Theo, who has already missed a large chunk of the season.
But he came back with a Superman cape on and flames hooting out of his heels, so to think we won’t miss him is crazy. BUT, we do have options, albeit young ones. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is just back in full training from his own injury, while Serge Gnabry was an absolute star against Tottenham on Saturday. .......Read the full article here
Young Serge Gnabry is certainly flavour of the month with the Arsenal fans at the moment, and with his teammates too. As stunning derby performance is always a good way to become a favourite, but to do it on your derby debut at just 18 almost guarantees you legend status.
It seems to work the opposite way around as well, because Gnabry was blown away by the occasion and that sort of thing can really lock you into a club. It would be understandable if an 18-year old German kid did not really get the importance that Gooners put on a clash with Tottenham, but from his interview reported by Arsenal.com, he seems to have got it. .......Read the full article here
Should Gnabry go on loan or stay at Arsenal? by KJ
Serge Gnabry is slowly becoming the next big thing at Arsenal. He’s the most mature and highly rated of all our U21s at the moment and has already been drafted into the first team for both the Premier league and now the FA cup at the tender age of 18.
Now with the likes of Walcott, Podolski and Chamberlain all finally back and ready to assume the positions on the wings, is it wise to send Gnabry on loan or keep him for the remainder of the season? .......Read the full article here
We may only be a few days into the month of January but there have already been some moves in the transfer market regarding Arsenal. Although sadly it’s not quite the good news that you may have been expecting and it fact, its players on the way out that is the main topical focus. .......Read the full article here
Gnabry will have a big 2014 according to Koscielny! by Ash
Arsenal are very lucky to have such talent on the books these days, because if the stars aren’t amongst the starting line-up, such as Laurent Koscielny, then they are on the bench and in the reserves as an upcoming player with a lot of potential, such as Serge Gnabry.
And it’s the two players that are in question for this topic, because Laurent Koscielny, who isn’t exactly renowned for his advice, has predicted a real cracker when speaking to Arsenal.com about one of the club’s brightest prospects. .......Read the full article here
While Arsenal are overwhelmed with midfield talents in good form, one man that is often forgotten and left behind is the Japanese youngster Ryo Miayichi, who despite his lack of game time is a very exciting prospect. Miyaichi joined the club as a January addition a few years back and made an instant impact in European football. Not with Arsenal, though, but instead Dutch side Feyenoord. .......Read the full article here