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
Following the recent departure of promising full-back Hector Bellerin to Watford on loan, another promising Arsenal youngster has left the club on a temporary basis to gain some competitive experience. It has been confirmed that the versatile midfielder Nico Yennaris has joined Championship side Bournemouth on a short-term term deal valid until January.
The 20-year old already has a couple of first-team appearances to his name, most notably when he came on as a second half substitute against Manchester United in the Premier League and effectively dealt with Nani whilst playing in an unnatural right-back position. The promising youngster has been looking for a good loan spell for quite some time now and will be keen to make an impression at Bournemouth. .......Read the full article here
It has been confirmed that the highly-rated Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin has joined Championship side Watford on a loan deal valid up to January next year with an option to extend. The young Spaniard has been in great form for Arsenal’s reserves this season and Watford boss Gianfranco Zola has been impressed enough to give him a chance at first team football over at Vicarage Road.
The youngster, who was brought in from Barcelona’s renowned La Masia academy in 2011, has developed rapidly under Arenal’s youth system and it is understood that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is hopeful that a loan move will further fast track his development as a player and bring him back to the Emirates as a possible contender for a first-team spot. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal set to sign another Barca wonderkid! by Ash
It’s a well-known fact that Arsenal have one of the best youth academies in Europe and although it shouldn’t be confused with the fact that we produce lots of quality players, in fact the majority come through the ranks after joining from another club early in their development. .......Read the full article here
Nicklas Bendtner’s pass to Eisfeld was delightful; almost Cesc-like. Had the pass come from Arsenal new signing, Mesut Ozil, I’m sure we would all have been glowing about the assist all day long – even if he didn’t do much else after that. But since it was Nicklas Bendtner, the reception has been a little bit muted. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal travelled to West Bromwich to face the Baggies in what was expected to be a highly contested League Cup tie. The game certainly did disappoint however as it was overall quite a flat game, however in the end thankfully the Gunners managed to come away with a win after both extra time and penalties.
It wasn’t a good game, nor was it easy to watch, however the final result is all the matters and after having to go through both 90 minutes and the extra 30 minutes of football, it all came down to a classic, nerve biting penalty shootout. .......Read the full article here
Although a transfer window for the summer has only just shut, people are already getting ready for the time that it opens up again in January and generally it seems Arsenal fans are expecting big things from the club with expectations now high following the arrival of Mesut Ozil.
Bellerin’s new contract and what it represents by KJ
Arsenal have, since the Emirates move, been very secure in the right back position and got a brilliant player from Auxerre in Sagna. He was always known as “Mr.Consistent” because of his, well you guessed it, consistency. However, Sagna has been below par last season and with only a year left on his contract; Arsenal will need to be looking at replacements soon. .......Read the full article here
As the season progresses there are more and more Arsenal transfer rumours appearing in the papers, and today’s Mail is suggesting that the Gunners are going to try again for Dortmund’s Mario Gotze this summer.
They claim that the 20 year-old, who is happily known as the German Jack Wilshere, has a £30m buyout clause at Dortmund, and they believe that Wenger is willing to double his current record signing to build a super young side to make Arsenal a force for many years to come. .......Read the full article here
If Bacary Sagna really wants to leave Arsenal after six seasons, there is not that much that Arsene Wenger can do to stop him, as he will be able to leave next summer on a free transfer. There is always the option of keeping the French international until then, or until the January transfer window, to allow Carl Jenkinson time to gain more experience, or to find a suitable replacement and get them settled in at the Emirates. .......Read the full article here
Which Arsenal youngsters can breakthrough to our first team? by KJ
After watching our U19s go agonisingly close to the Next Generation finals, it’s got me thinking, who would go onto to be first teamers? This has always been a problem for any team in the world. Your youngsters look brilliant for the reserves but then for a multitude of reasons, they rarely make it to the first team squad, let alone to being in the starting XI. I remember looking at the squad of players that won the FA cup in 2009 thinking that we had a very bright future with that lot and now we only have Wilshere and Coquelin left from that lot that are close to the first team. .......Read the full article here