There has not been too much love lost between Arsenal and Barcelona football clubs recently. This was not helped when Arsene Wenger backed the transfer sanction imposed on the Catalan club recently. The prof was then savaged by the Barca supporting papers, being likened to a cattle thief who has preyed on their famous La Masia academy.
But the Gunners should not let a bit of bad blood get in the way of business. And there looks like being a lot of transfer business going on at the Nou Camp this season. All the talk is of the current champions of La Liga coming to the end of an era and planning for a rebuilding project, probably starting with their manager Tata Martino. .......Read the full article here
It can’t be much fun for Cesc Fabregas. The former Arsenal man finally agreed to a dream return to his boyhood club Barcelona a few years ago, something the Arsenal fans grudgingly understood despite the hole it left in the Gunners team, but it has been anything but a dream since then.
The nightmare continues for the Spanish midfielder, as the frustration of the Barca fans has started to boil over into anger which they are constantly venting at him in the form of whistles, boos and abuse from the stands. It has become very noticeable, according to a report in the Daily Mail, to the extent where officials from the Catalan club have spoken to Fabregas about it and how it is affecting him mentally. .......Read the full article here
By now we should all know that by logging onto this site, we are exposing ourselves to some really weird and wonderful rumours, especially during transfer windows. My advice is to take it with a pinch of salt, and if it sounds like rubbish, don’t read it. But every now and then, these rumours that sound like complete twak we never thought would be possible, to our dismay, end up becoming reality. In this particular case, I am posting this rumour, not to promote what the actual rumour is about, but more to promote the particular player mentioned and why he is the subject of the rumour. .......Read the full article here
Around 10 years ago or so Arsenal had the most dominant team in England and arguably one of the best in Europe. If it hadn’t been for the heartfelt defeat in Paris to Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final, then we could have been on our way to further greatness by being the named Europe’s top team for the first time. However it wasn’t meant to be and we have seen a lot of changes at the club in the years following. .......Read the full article here
Before and during the transfer window, there were many rumours flying around about Arsenal’s financial situation. Some said the board were just pulling the wool over our eyes once again and were lying about how much money we had to spend in the transfer window. (As I pointed out, the finance is public info, so that ridiculous assertion was false.) Others said that there was money indeed, but the board were withholding it from Wenger. Then we had people, like myself, who insisted Wenger was just reluctant to spend it, and would rather just penny pinch his way through the whole window, as he has done before. Lastly there were those who had faith and knew Wenger would spend on the last day. The question though, wasn’t really if he would spend, but on what type of quality. .......Read the full article here
I notice that a lot of Arsenal fans seem to be worried about Cesc going to United, there’s a number of reasons why this will never happen.
First of all, it’s clear from how torn he was when he decided to leave us to go home to his boyhood club. Arsene Wenger has been a father to Cesc since he took him to London at the tender age of 16 and gave him the stage to express his talents. Cesc is forever indebted to Arsenal and Wenger for this. Had he stayed at Barcelona would he even have been in the Spain squad for the World Cup or Euros? Pretty doubtful. It would be a bitter blow to Arsenal if he decided to join our rivals and I believe he loves the club too much to do it. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal should match every single one of Manchester United’s bids for Cesc Fabregas. by Stefan
As we know David Moyes has done what the media were expecting a month ago and made a bid for former Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas worth around £25 million, according to media reports. Barcelona will reject the bid after saying that it is below their valuation of him.
Arsenal still have clauses in place to bring back Fabregas when needed. One of these clauses in the contract that saw Fabregas move back to the Nou Camp two years ago is that whenever another club makes an offer for him, Arsenal can match the bid and theirs will be accepted instead of the other club. .......Read the full article here
It’s been a few months since I last wrote an article on Just Arsenal and it’s great to be back. We’ve recently been heavily linked with Gonzalo Higuain who according to reports has agreed personal terms with Arsenal and only needs Madrid to agree a fee with Arsenal to sanction his transfer. Higuain would a brilliant bit of business at the reported £22 million but he doesn’t guarantee goals for us. Why you may ask? It’s because he heavily relies on good chances. .......Read the full article here
A Transfer Window to Forget? Fingers Crossed… by DG
In recent years, the summer transfer window has often been a frustrating and disappointing time for Arsenal fans. While the rest of the top four worry about who might be coming in, Arsenal are far more concerned about who might be leaving. Transfers in have, at times, almost been seen as a bonus, while the terrible inevitability of big name losses continue to frustrate. In recent years, patient Gooners have had to accept the losses of players like Adebayor, Toure, Nasri, Fabregas, Clichy, Song and Van Persie. It seemed like every time the transfer window rolled around, the latest star player was already being courted by a shiny new potential suitor. Such has been life as an Arsenal fan. .......Read the full article here
A tactic the boss seems to be using increasingly over recent weeks is playing Santi Cazorla wide left. When Cazorla first signed for Arsenal I didn’t expect him to play through the middle as often as he did during the first half of the season. Although I do realise that we had limited alternatives, Cazorla came with a reputation of a wide player who liked to drift inside, not as the central attacking midfielder that we have seen for the majority of the season. .......Read the full article here
The former Arsenal midfielder and captain had to sit on the bench again last night as his Barcelona team were brutally demolished by Bayern Munich. Fabregas has always said that he was sad to leave Arsenal and that he could return one day. He has more than the love of the Gunners to tempt him back to London, though, as his super hot girlfriend Daniella Semaan lives in the capital. .......Read the full article here