As it seems increasingly unlikely that Arsenal will be able to sign Luis Suarez, whether in January or next summer, then Arsene Wenger is going to have to turn his attention elsewhere. One striker who is believed to have been close to moving to the Emirates a couple of times already, Demba Ba, could be at the top of the list and the loan move that Jose Mourinho blocked in the summer could go through in January.
Ba was set for Arsenal! by Ash
Throughout the summer transfer window, Arsenal had seemingly been on the lookout for top quality players with the likes of Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas linked in the media, however in reality we must reflect on the summer perhaps not being as promising as we had originally wished, Mesut Ozil aside.
With the signing of Mesut Ozil, Arsenal have set down a real marker. The German international midfielder transformed what was looking like an underwhelming and frustrating transfer window for the Gunners into an exceptonal one, and it is the signing that has really set journalist’s keyboards tapping and tongues wagging, but it was so close to being even better.
A report in the Daily Mail explains that the new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho blocked a deal that would have seen Demba Ba come to the Emirates at the last minute, when Arsenal thought the deal was done, because he was seriously concerned about Arsenal as rivals.
The Senegalese striker Demba Ba was linked with a possible move to Arsenal back in January, but it was Chelsea who activated his release clause and took him from Newcastle to Stamford Bridge. It is fair to say that his move has not really worked out so far, with just two goals from 15 Premier League appearances so far.
It has been reported that the 28-year old is now surplus to requirements under Jose Mourinho, following the signing of Samuel Eto’o from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, and Metro are reporting that Arsenal are trying to get him to the Emirates on a season long loan deal, with the opportunity to make it permanent if it works out.
Wenger Knows Best by El Rimmo
Another year, another crazy few months for Arsenal speculation; will he, won’t he? This player, that player, FFP, is it all lies, or is this finally the time? One thing we can all agree on is that you can’t believe anything you read anywhere.
Arsenal fans are the best managers in the world (sarcasm intended) by KA
I have wanted to write this article for a long, long time but now I think it’s the right time and I will divide this article into a few parts:
Arsene Wenger brought in the Malaga defender Nacho Monreal in January, but he is adamant that although he searched far and wide to find more quality players they were simply not available!
“We worked very hard in January,” Wenger said. “We were everywhere. I did want to sign somebody else but we didn’t find anyone. In the African Nations Cup, the best player is Gervinho. Why should we go there when the best player is Gervinho? We already have Gervinho.
Arsenal lose another transfer target by AH
The January transfer window is always a disappointment for Arsenal fans. We start the month confident that we will strengthen in key areas to help us either build on our strong position, or to help us recover our season.
Chelsea vs Arsenal preview, line up and score line prediction by KJ
It’s probably the biggest London derby of the season so far in regards to the positions in the table. If we win today, we’ll be 2 points off Chelsea and would be within a shout for 3rd… However, if we lose, we’ll be 8 points behind Chelsea and 3rd will be all but over (this is providing we win against West Ham – our game in hand).
Arsenal vs Chelsea Match Preview by AH
Arsenal will tomorrow face Chelsea in Super Sunday’s 1.30pm kick off. Chelsea have released a statement saying the game will be going ahead for the time being as long as there is not much more snow but have warned those attending to allow extra time for their journey to Stamford Bridge.
Both teams will be looking to get back to winning ways, with both London clubs dropping points over the last few weeks. Arsenal will want to get back on track after losing 2-0 to Manchester City, whilst Chelsea lost a 2 goal lead against Southampton a few days ago.
Don’t worry Arsenal fans, Arsene Wenger is not just sitting on his hands while rival teams snap up players like Demba Ba, Lewis Holtby and Daniel Sturridge. Arsenal are like a cheetah on the African savannah, lying in wait, coiled like a spring ready to pounce. Any old antelope won’t do, however. We are waiting for the juiciest, most succulent prey to come along. The only problem is, we might starve to death before that happens.
“We are on the market, and if we find the right players we will do something.”
Should Arsenal do to Swansea what Chelsea did to Newcastle? by Twig
Transfer business is risky. You can buy an unknown player from Ecuador who will rise to be star; you can buy a player doing well in another club and he fails to impress and flops. However, one of the biggest shows of intent is when a club preys directly upon its rival and buys it’s best player. Manchester United did it to us with Van Persie and Chelsea has recently done the same to Newcastle with Demba Ba. Big clubs are happy to let smaller clubs scout and develop players for them. We’re a big club aren’t we?