The January transfer window is almost upon us, and Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arsene Wenger can work a bit more of his magic and bring in a few quality players to help in the title race.
Another striker to compete with the French international Olivier Giroud is probably right at the top of most Gooners’ Christmas list, so the news from Spain, reported by The Mirror, that Real Madrid’s talented young forward Alvaro Morata could be one of the players coming to Arsenal in January is certainly welcome. .......Read the full article here
It may well have been a very different story in the summer, when many of the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds were about which keeper the Gunners would sign rather than whether they should sign one at all.
Because despite finishing the campaign well, Wojciech Szczesny had not had the best of seasons and it was starting to look as if the Polish international would never achieve the heights his early potential had hinted at. Arsenal did end up signing a keeper of course, but the loan deal bringing Italian stopper Emiliano Viviano to the club was not meant as a serious challenge to Szczesny. .......Read the full article here
The transfer window quickly approaches and it looks like Arsene Wenger has already set-up at least one new arrival at Arsenal, as the agent of the Barcelona starlet Toni Sanabria has announced that talks are advancing nicely. His agent Raul Verdu said in the Mail: ‘Our contacts with Arsenal are advanced and I expect a solution in the next week.’
Although an exciting prospect (and the youngest ever full Paraguayan international), Sanabria is not expected to immediately become a first team player at the Emirates and our search for a fully-fledged goal-scorer continues…… .......Read the full article here
After renewing the contracts of German youngster Serge Gnabry and Spanish magician Santi Cazorla, it seems as though Arsenal have renewed the terms of yet another first-team star. According to reports, the Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has signed a bumper new contract with the club which will keep him at the Emirates stadium at least until 2018. The deal is said to be worth £20.8 million and will see the young Pole pocket around £100,000 a week, making him one of the club’s highest paid players. .......Read the full article here
It was well reported in the summer that Arsenal were after a multitude of keepers that would most likely start for us. We were definitely in for the likes of Asmir Begovic and Julio Cesar, apparently. But most won’t know that we were according to some reliable sources in for Iker Casillas late on but couldn’t fund a move because of the possible transfers of Di Maria, Suarez and Özil to Arsenal. We only managed to make one of those transfers and according to the AST, we’ll have £50million to spend in January. Should we use that money to buy Casillas from Real Madrid? .......Read the full article here
Well the international break or bore me later is now over and we can focus on Arsenal, with a Norwich side coming to the Emirates. I was pretty disappointed with our display against WBA. Even though they beat Man Utd away, if you want to be a champion you still need to beat West Brom. We looked tired in that game and we lacked options from the bench. .......Read the full article here
The transfer window still may be a fair few months away but it doesn’t mean that the rumours stop flying out from the media, especially when Arsenal is involved. The Gunners are constantly being linked with players (because Wenger always seems to be on the lookout for talent!) and so there is some exciting news today that one Arsenal target has declared he could make a move away from his current club in the near future. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s chance of signings from Real Madrid by Stefan
In the past few days Arsenal have been linked with a move for several Real Madrid players. The players were Angel Di Maria, Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Iker Casillas. Di Maria seems like the most likely target and everybody knows it. Benzema, Ozil and Casillas will be very hard to get away from the Spanish capital. We may however be a step closer to Ozil after his anger at being substituted again in Madrid’s game against Granada. .......Read the full article here
The other day I wrote an article about how Arsenal should once again consider buying a new goalkeeper and I suggested we revisit Julio Cesar. I suggested this because of Szczesny’s terrible performance against Aston Villa at the weekend. Until then I was content to let him be the number one at the club.
So once again at the start of the week the goalkeeper rumours started flying in. Today we are linked with Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas but that is unlikely in my opinion. The other one, which should be taken more seriously is Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita. The media is reporting that Arsenal are preparing a £17 million bid for him. I say to that, you can’t be serious. .......Read the full article here
The 3 Great Players Arsenal Need to be Top Again. by PH
Hi all you despondent Gunners. What a disappointing but predictable result on Saturday. Over the summer many names have been put forward as targets for Arsenal, and Arsenal fans have waited for new arrivals to take us back to the top again. Some of the players mentioned are not as good as people make out, others are unaffordable wage-wise, and most of the names are only mentioned by newspapers writing more rubbish articles to sell more copy. .......Read the full article here
Mikel Arteta – True Arsenal Captain Material by FD
The concept of a football captain as being an inspirational figure, a natural leader and on-field representative of the team’s manager is probably more of a British phenomenon. I think back to such iconic captains as Billy Bremner, Billy Bonds, Bobby Moore and our own Tony Adams. Players who commanded respect from their teammates and who could be relied upon to dish out a few verbal brickbats where necessary. .......Read the full article here
It is widely reported that the Arsenal board are going to hand Arsene Wenger a significant amount of money to spend in the transfer market this summer. The amount usually suggested is around £70 million, but there has been talk that this amount will be reduced if the Gunners do not finish in the top four because of the loss of revenue from the Champions League. .......Read the full article here