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How can Arsenal make the most of £100m transfer budget

Who do we bring in with £100 million? by KJ

It has been reported that Stan Kroenke has sanctioned a transfer kitty of £100 million for Arsene Wenger to spend this summer. I don’t know if this is a ploy to get Arsene to stay or whether it is a genuine statement by Kroenke to signal Arsenal’s intentions this summer. Either way, it is a great amount of money to spend in the summer and there aren’t too many positions we have to fill until we have a team that can consistently challenge for the title next season. So how do we spend that £100 million?

No messing about! Arsenal must get Bender in early!

Arsenal fans are well used to suffering, both during the football season and once it is over and the transfer window opens. But I am not sure how much more we can take. After this season has turned from delight to despair, Arsene Wenger needs to move quickly in order to get the fans back on side and the best way to do that would be to make an early signing or two once the transfer window opens. And bringing in Lars Bender would be the perfect way to start.

The 3 players Arsenal MUST sign this summer!

What positions do we need to improve over the summer? by KJ

The defeat on Saturday has made me question the strength of the Arsenal team against those that are supposedly at a similar level to us. We have been thrashed three times away from home vs the best teams in the Premier league and it has all happened in the exact same way. I don’t think Wenger will change it tactically at all to deal with such teams. He’s always stuck by the philosophy of outplaying the opposition rather than tactically analysing them and searching for their weaknesses and strengths. This was fine during the earlier parts of Wenger’s era but now with a considerably weaker team, we need to improve the squad to cope with Wenger’s philosophy.

Arsenal hopes of Bender transfer dealt a Big blow!

Bender will not be coming to Arsenal by Ash

It may not be during the transfer window months but that doesn’t mean the transfer news and rumours stop there as the media continues to link Arsenal with players across the globe. One player who was a popular target for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the summer just past was German international defensive midfielder Lars Bender.

Also a popular player with the fans of Arsenal, I see his name persistently mentioned in the comment section of justarsenal.com, however there is some bad news to release because the talented midfield man has today committed his future to current club Bayer Leverkusen for the near future at least.

Ozil’s push for Bender transfer a Bad Sign for Arsenal?

Ozil recommends Bender to Arsenal! by Ash

Mesut Ozil may be playing his trade on the pitch with Arsenal at the moment, but it seems as if he also has a part to play off the pitch too, with the Daily Star today reporting that the new club record signing of £42.4 million has recommended to manager Arsene Wenger that the club should definitely look into attaining his German international teammate Lars Bender.

The 4 players Arsenal need to complete the jigsaw

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.

The 3 players Arsenal should target for January transfer

Signings for Winter Transfer Window by AM

Hi Gooners!!! This is my first article. I hope you like it.
The summer transfer window was really very thrilling, reason being Wenger acquired the best no.10 in the world just by magic words (and of course 42.4m pounds) on deadline day. And what a debut he had for Arsenal. The question now arises – are we strong and depth-wise fulfilled enough to compete for title? If not, then Wenger can always go back into the transfer market in January, so let’s check out some potential big name transfers for then.

Don’t expect Arsenal to sign players in January

Post international look ahead by Blaz

Hey Arsenal fans, it’s been a while since my last article so it’s about time I wrote you something. This week the second round of international games went through, and we had mixed result. I mean, I don’t really care about internationals (I was a huge, giant dutch fan since times of van Basten and Koeman, but the traitor that left us killed my love for dutch too..at least while he plays for the national team), the thing I’m always worried about is, of course, how many Arsenal players will get injured while NOT playing for us.

Is Marco Reus the player Wenger wants at Arsenal?

It seems as if it is all about German players at the minute for Arsenal Football Club. The Gunners have four potential stars of the future in the reseves; with 18-year old Serge Gnabry, 20-year old Thomas Eisfled and 16-year old Gedion Zelalem all making good impressions on this summer’s pre-season tour of Asia.The other, 17-year old Leander Siemann, is a pacy central defender who is hoping to impress in the reserves this season.

Could these be the next 2 German internationals at Arsenal?

For the last few years, there has been a lot of talk in the football world about Germany, and the Arsenal manager certainly seems to have taken it on board. Arsene Wenger has just made Mesut Ozil the third German international player at the club, alongside Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, and there could soon be more on the way.

Arsenal already have the young German starlets, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Eisfeld, Gedion Zelalem and Leander Siemann, but according to a report in The Mirror, Wenger is not prepared to wait for them to mature, but is planning a double raid on the Bundesliga, possibly in January. The two players in question are 22-year old Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund and 24-year old Lars Bender from Bayer Leverkusen.

Podolski expects more Germans at Arsenal so who next?

Lukas Podolski was one of the first Arsenal players to welcome the new signing Mesut Ozil to the Gunners following his deadline day transfer from Real Madrid. Podolski also dragged his injured hamstring along to greet his international team mate with an Arsenal shirt, where Ozil is with the Germany national side. That makes three full German internationals in the Arsenal team, but the striker does not think it will end there, according to Metro.

Podolski said, “I have noticed that the German mentality works very well in England.

“Maybe Mesut is not the last German international who comes to Arsenal.”

6 reasons Arsenal transfer window was NOT a success

6 underwhelming facts about Arsenal transfer activity by Twig

Mesut Ozil’s arrival has expectedly lifted the spirits of the coaching staff, players and fans of Arsenal. In addition, we’ve finally spent above £15M and it makes bigger deals easier for the board to swallow in future. Finally, Arsenal FC have awoken to the reality that we live in an inflated market and top players are at least 20% more expensive than they are worth. Wenger had always indicated he is ready to spend up to £40M even, if he finds the right player, and was true to his words with Ozil’s signing. Ozil really is class but…