I am used to seeing stupid and misinformed stuff about Arsenal in the media, but today seemed to hit a new low. A spectacularly blinkered and idiotic article in the Metro lays the blame for the injury Jack Wilshere suffered in the England game against Denmark, not at the feet of Daniel Agger who made the tackle, not at the England physios for failing to discover the injury or bring the midfielder off, but at the feet of the Arsenal player himself.
What are Liverpool’s weaknesses? by KJ
It’s still a couple of days away but there’s a massive game coming up on Saturday and Arsenal will need to start a winning run against some of the bigger teams for the next 6 weeks if we are to stay in the title race. But the same was being said back in November and Liverpool were flying high then and could have taken top spot had they beaten us.
Arsenal in for Schar by AT
If media reports are to be believed, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is pondering over a January swoop for the highly rated FC Basel centre-half Fabian Schar. Apparently Wenger has been scouting the youngster for quite some time now and will be ready to make his move when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Who to go for in January by Ben
This is, hopefully, going to be my first article on ‘Just Arsenal’. Having been a follower of the great club, and therefore this website, for well over a decade, I feel that I have something relevant to say. I believe this is the best Arsenal squad, overall, since Flamini was last here. Not since then has it been the case that just one or two first-teamers would really allow us to challenge for all four competitions, particularly not with any realistic hope of winning either the Premiership or the Champions League.
It seems strange to be glad about an Arsenal player having an injury, but that is the situation I find myself in. Actually, the same was true last year when Kieran Gibbs got injured, luckily enough just before the January window closed. That meant that Arsene Wenger rushed through the transfer of Nacho Monreal from Malaga, meaning that we never had to see that grinning buffoon Andre Santos in an Arsenal shirt anymore.
Arsenal have had some highly publicised defensive problems recently, with captain and central defender Thomas Vermaelen coming under fire from various directions. Officials at Barcelona have not been paying attention, though, because they are preparing to table an offer of around £15 million for the Belgian international in the summer. The Spanish giants are also looking at Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, but the fact that Arsenal and Barcelona play similar systems could make Vermaelen the preferred option, according to the Guardian.
If Arsene Wenger was thinking of doing a bit of tinkering with the Arsenal team, that is obviously his perogative (not Bobby Brown’s). The one change that he should not even consider, however, is the inclusion of Olivier Giroud. With the Frenchman having scored two goals in each of his last two games, this probably will not seem like a radical idea, but that is not the only reason why Wenger must have him in the starting line up tomorrow.
Of course, this being the final week of the summer transfer window, there will be rumours flying around the soccer world like flies round, well you know. Arsenal are today being linked with 20-year old Danish defender Nicolai Boilesen from Dutch club Ajax. Southampton are rumoure to have already enquired about the youngster, with The Sun claiming that the Saints have made a £5 million bid.
I cannot believe there is much in this rumour. Boilesen has clearly showed promise, but has very little experience. Since beginning his professional career with Ajax, the defender has only made 13 appearances for the club. He has been restricted by a number of injuries to his thigh. He has made the step up to full international level and has played twice for Denmark.
I am sure that neither Liverpool or Spurs wants to help us, but it may be out of their hands. Jose Mourinho has said that Nuri Sahin will only be allowed to go on loan if they complete the transfer of Luka Modric from Tottenham. Meanwhile, Barcelona are targetting Liverpool’s Danish centre back Daniel Agger.
I know full well from some of your comments that you do not want to hear about any other teams, but these bits of information could have a direct bearing on Arsenal. Many Gooners were as horrified as I was when the news broke that Alex Song was on Barcelona’s radar.
It has been a quite quiet day today for Arsenal transfer rumours. It is well accepted that it is a question of a center-back or nothing when it comes to signings, the manager is waiting on the diagnosis of Sebastian Squillaci’s injury after Thomas Vermaelen had yet another setback in training,
Italian full-back Davide Santon is interesting Arsenal according to reports in Italy and it is a link that has been around before. However, I think it is highly likely the manager will stick with Bakary Sagna and Gael Clichy as his first choice full backs and with the back-up players being solid and reliable – plus with Traore on loan – we are very well stocked in that part of the defence at least.
Reports in the media suggest that Arsenal are chasing the signature of want-away Liverpool defender Daniel Agger.
Liverpool have been in shocking form this season and manager Roy Hodgson may not even make it though the next 24 hours as manager after a humiliating defeat away at Blackburn has piled even more misery onto him, the fans and the players.
Agger is said to be seeking a fresh start after getting disillusioned with the direction of this Liverpool team and his form has suffered as a result. With Arsenal being aware of his situation, it is more than possible that Wenger may swoop if the injury to Thomas Vermaelen doesn’t clear up before the end of the transfer window. Speaking on Tuesday the manager said: