Over the last week or two there have been a number of stories in the papers and a lot of speculation that Arsenal were taking a keen interest in the situation of Mario Balotelli in Italy. Whatever the fans think of this, it was thought to be unlikely because of a vow he made not to play for any other Premier League club after leaving Man City.
With his current club AC Milan struggling in Serie A and looking like they will miss out on European football altogether next season, however, the likelihood of Mario looking for another club in the summer is growing. And perhaps the talented but eccentric striker has heard about the interest from the Gunners, because according to an ESPN report he has changed his tune somewhat. .......Read the full article here
You would think that the speculation and rumours about possible Arsenal transfers would die down a bit now the January transfer window is closed, but there are still plenty doing the rounds of the papers and websites. I haven’t been paying too much attention to be honest, but one really caught my eye and as I read further I thought it stood to be passed on. .......Read the full article here
Reports have emerged today claiming that Arsenal have made an enquiry into the availability of the AC Milan striker Stephane El-Shaarawy ahead of a £25 million transfer bid, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger keen to bolster his attacking options ahead of a potential Premier League title challenge this season.
The report from the Daily Express also claims that the North London side made an initial enquiry for the striker in August but failed to lure him to the Emirates with the Italian international striker choosing to stay in Italy. However, after just two appearances in the Serie A so far this season, it appears the Italian international is considering his options. .......Read the full article here
Do not be too surprised if you see stories in the media linking Arsenal with almost every right back in the world of football between now and next summer. Unless or until the French international Bacary Sagna agrees a new contract with the Gunners, speculation will be rife about who Arsene Wenger is planning to sign to replace him.
Arsenal have recently been linked with one AC Milan right back, the young Mattia De Sciglio, but he is only 21-years old and relatively inexperienced. However, the main man in that position at the Serie A club, Ignazio Abate, seems a much better fit for Arsenal and the Premier League, and a report in the Express claims that Milan are already preparing for the 27-year old’s potential departure by lining up the Newcastle United player Davide Santon. .......Read the full article here
Another possible Sagna replacement? by Anurag Thompson
Reports in the English media have emerged claiming that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is plotting a move for the versatile AC Milan defender Mattia De Sciglio in an effort to add more defensive depth to the Gunners’ squad. The Italian international, who primarily plays as a right-back, is said to have been lined up by the Arsenal boss as a replacement for Bacary Sagna who has so far stalled on contract talks. .......Read the full article here
Italian clubs circling for Sagna by AT
With the Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna out of contract in the summer and with no sign of renewed terms being agreed, it seems as though Italian sides AC Milan and SSC Napoli are closely monitoring the situation at the Emirates with a view to take the Frenchman to Serie A on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to the Italian media. .......Read the full article here
There was a point in the summer transfer window, about two weeks ago, when many Arsenal fans were going around as if they were filled with nitro-glycerine. The club had just made their second signing of the summer, but there was a lot of anger about it being another free transfer. The fact that it was a former Gunner, who many feel abandoned the club five years ago, who was out of contract did not help. .......Read the full article here
It’s official, Arsenal have completed the signing of defensive midfielder Mathieu Flamini on a three year deal after the Frenchman was released from Italian giants AC Milan earlier on in the summer.
The 29-year-old former Gunner had been training with the Arsenal first-team squad for the last month or so and it seems as though he’s impressed the Arsenal boss enough to re-sign him on a permanent deal. Contrary to reports which emerged yesterday, his salary is believed to be a modest £40k a week. .......Read the full article here
Well, Arsenal fans finally have their second signing of the summer, after the club confirmed that Mathieu Flamini has joined the Gunners for the second time, after leaving the club for AC Milan in his first four year stint. Another free signing, and not even a new face, is hardly going to alleviate the frustration growing in all but the most ardent and optimistic fan, but Wenger believes that he will prove to be a very useful and effective player for us. .......Read the full article here
Sakho has interest aside from Arsenal by Ash
Little over a week left in this summer transfer window and currently Arsenal’s only signing still remains at Yaya Sanogo; however another free transfer Frenchman is set to join the club in Mathieu Flamini according to recent reports. That could soon turn into thrre of Wenger’s countrymen if recent media reports are correct. .......Read the full article here
Why are Arsenal always being linked with Yoann Gourcuff? by Stefan
The French midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal for as long I can remember. Every transfer window, every six months right on cue. He has not moved to Arsenal in his entire career yet, and there has never been an official bid, so why do the press think Arsene Wenger is chasing him to the ends of the Earth? .......Read the full article here
Recently Mathieu Flamini has been linked with a move back to Arsenal where he spent 4 years before moving to Italian giants AC Milan in 2008. There have already been plenty of articles about the Frenchman but I am here to say why I would welcome him back with open arms.
A lot of younger Arsenal fans probably won’t remember him either because they are too young or because of how much time he spent injured. .......Read the full article here