Dear Gooners, no one can doubt the type of impact Mesut Ozil has had on Arsenal, both politically and in terms of overall team performance since his signing. We have witnessed some exquisite play from the German playmaker this season and quite honestly I think he is one of the reasons why we are sitting where we are. Of course, going into a new season without selling our best, but rather strengthening the squad has had the biggest influence on our consistency and team spirit. .......Read the full article here
Quite a few news outlets in Spain have been reporting over the last week that Arsenal have agreed a loan deal for young Real Madrid talent, Alvaro Morata. This, if true, is great news for the Arsenal and could potentially set us up in the striker position for the next ten years if this potential loan goes well. .......Read the full article here
When Aaron Ramsey joined Arsenal back in 2008, he cost the Gunners around £5 million. At times during his Arsenal career, a lot of fans would have gladly taken that to sell him on again, but after his form and confidence have sky rocketed this season, Arsene Wenger has declared that he would not sell him for 10 times that amount, a whopping £50 million.
The Frenchman was answering questions after Ramsey scored another two goals, taking his tally for the season to 18, eight in the Premier League and five in the Champions League. As the report on Arsenal.com reveals, Wenger appreciates every part of Ramsey’s game and to be honest, if the Welshman carries on like he is, it is hard to think of another player that could replace him. .......Read the full article here
‘Tottenham aren’t Arsenal’s rivals’ suggests Gazids! by Ash
Arsenal spokesman and chief executive Ivan Gazids is often facing the rebellions of Arsenal fans when it comes to his position at the club and the action, or perhaps lack of action, and influence he seems to have in this club, but for once he has actually got the Arsenal faithful on his side by taunting local rivals Tottenham Hotspur. .......Read the full article here
It still seems slightly unreal to see Mesut Ozil on the pitch in an Arsenal shirt, even though he has settled in so well he could be one of the Gunners’ longest serving players. Maybe it is because Arsenal spent so little for so long, that we never really expected Arsene Wenger to spend quite so much on one player, even though we were told he had the money. .......Read the full article here
Mesut Ozil was too expensive!! That is the view of the former Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann, anyway. The former Germany keeper never got to play with Ozil, as he retired the year before the talented midfielder’s debut, but he obviously has seen a lot of Arsenal’s new star.
Lehmann is not criticising Ozil, or saying that Arsenal should not have signed him, far from it. He is just sayoing that the numbers involved are over the top, and I am sure that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board agree. The problem is that transfer fees are getting ridiculous, especially for the top players. Lehmann believes that Real Madrid are to blame, because of the even crazier prices paid by the Spanish club. .......Read the full article here
At the end of last season, Arsenal fans were really on a high after a late surge to overtake Tottenham for the last Champions League spot. Then, with the wholesale changes being made at Manchester United, City and Chelsea, we started to get this unfamiliar feeling of optimism for the coming season.
Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis were making encouraging noises about spending power, and it was clear that we would not lose any of the club’s best players. A few key signings was all that was needed for a real title challenge, so after the dust has settled and the Premier League season has started to take shape, how does it look now? .......Read the full article here
I don’t think anyone would be surprised if Arsene Wenger tries to sign Luis Suarez for Arsenal again, maybe even as soon as next January. That doesn’t mean that the Uruguayan striker will be coming to the Emirates, though, because there are a number of factors to the deal and many obstacles in the way.
While Arsenal fans are still in party mode, despite still not seeing the new signing Mesut Ozil run on to a pitch in an Arsenal shirt yet, the fans of his former club Real Madrid are in grumble mode. In various surveys taken by Spanish football sites, a majority of Madrid fans are unhappy with the sale of Ozil.
They have not been cheered up today, with an AS report stating that Zinedine Zidane, a former player and current coach, feels that Gareth Bale was not worth the money. Oh dear. The former World Footballer of the Year is just the latest in a long line of players, managers and football experts to say the same thing. .......Read the full article here
It appears that Arsenal are on the verge of not just breaking their current transfer record, but smashing it into smithereens. Having endured the last three months of the transfer window, and being offered only the two free transfers of Yaya Sanogo and Mathieu Flamini to get excited about, Arsenal fans could be about to be rewarded with a true world class player.
A report on Sky Sports claims that as well as agreeing a transfer fee of £42.5 million with Real Madrid, the Gunners have beaten off any potential competition from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United for the German international Mesut Ozil. .......Read the full article here
There are two huge derby games being played today. As we know, Arsenal host Tottenham in what is already being billed as a massive game in who has the balance of power in north London, but before that there is the small matter of Liverpool vs Manchester United. With all the hype and history surrounding this match, I was surprised to read today in the Telegraph that the Liverpool captain has been talking about Luis Suarez and his possible move to Arsenal. .......Read the full article here
Our beloved manager Arsene Wenger has slammed Arsenal’s oldest and main rivals Tottenham Hotspur by ridiculing their big spending and claiming it will unbalance the squad and bring them nothing but failure.
He has talked about how the stability of AVB’s side will be affected but I shake my head at his words and I think the opposite. If Arsenal spent close to £100M (in our dreams) I would be happy and believing that the club is actually moving forward. .......Read the full article here