May 02, 2013 by
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
May 01, 2013 by
Cazorla Out Wide? A Guest Post by Josh Brooks
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
April 24, 2013 by
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.
The 38-year old Lebanese stunner recently gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Lia, and she is currently going through a court case with her ex-husband. He is trying to get her custody settlement reduced because of the amount of money that Fabregas earns as a professional footballer. It appears that she may have been economical with the truth when giving evidence about her potential support from the player. .......Read the full article here
April 03, 2013 by
The ex-Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has thrown Arsenal fans into confusion as most of us believed that Arsene Wenger was totally in charge of transfer dealings at the club. The French international has revealed that Wenger didn’t expect him to leave after the captain Cesc Fabregas was returned to Barcelona, but Silent Stan forced the sale upon him.
“Cesc or me were supposed to leave.” Nasri said. “Arsene told me that if Cesc would leave, I would stay. But Kroenke wanted the money.
“Arsene Wenger is the greatest coach I have worked with. He made me the player I am. I’m very grateful. .......Read the full article here
December 27, 2012 by
Arsenal really missed the play and influence of their dynamic and skilful midfielder Jack Wilshere after he was injured during pre-season game in 2011 against the New York Red Bulls. The ankle fracture was supposed to keep him out for around four months, but further problems meant that he missed the whole season, and the start of this one. .......Read the full article here
December 17, 2012 by
It was all your fault Cesc! by TB
The decline of our team and the failure to win trophies since 2005 is explained by the growth in the disparity of resources that are available for our competitors and ourselves (*see article below as footnote). In addition to this critical economic fact of life I believe that another significant factor was the loss of Cesc and the subsequent impacts of his departure on the team. .......Read the full article here
July 23, 2012 by
Santi Cazorla player profile by KJ
As I mentioned in an earlier article, it is starting to look likely that this Euro 2012 winning Spaniard will be playing for Arsenal soon. Hence, I want to analyse his background and how he would be utilised at Arsenal.
The 27 year old had an extremely good season for Malaga, helping to guide them to CL qualification. Although Malaga are part of the ever larger number of teams uing “Oil Money”, they haven’t really bought any “stars” and hence it’s even more impressive that they have achieved CL qualification. .......Read the full article here
May 12, 2012 by
Arsenal is determined to do anything necessary in order to convince their star striker, RVP, that his place is among the Gunners.
Arsenal’s boss believes the only way to persuade the Dutch into extending his current contract is to grab Champions League football next season.
On Sunday the Gunners will have to win their confrontation at West Brom in order to secure third place, and with it the chance of proving once more that Arsenal’s rightful place is among Europe’s elite club competition.
When the Frenchman was asked if guaranteeing Champions League football will make Arsenal’s captain to sign an extension to his current deal, Wenger declared: ‘On my side I am inclined to think “yes”, but you should ask him. I don’t know whether it will have an influence on him.’ .......Read the full article here
November 14, 2011 by
After becoming a first-team regular at Barcelona since his move to the Nou Camp, ex-Gunner Cesc Fabregas has offered some sound advice to both former teammate Robin Van Persie and to Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger.
Fabregas said, “I don’t know if they will keep him. It is his decision. At his age, if he wants to move, it will be his last chance and it he wants to stay he will stay and retire at Arsenal. We will see what he decides but he’s been very loyal to Arsenal for a few years. He is a key player, the fans love him. For me, he is the role model of Arsenal, the star player and they cannot afford to lose him.” .......Read the full article here
June 30, 2011 by
“There is nothing to talk about. I’m calm. If something has to happen it will. I am always optimistic.
“If a player is on the market it’s because a club doesn’t want him. I have no problem.”
Cesc Fabregas (yesterday)
Cesc – Tell Us Straight! by Ally D in Northern Ireland
Hi Gooners, I just wanted to post a short column or two regarding Cesc Fabregas if possible. I am not a writer by any means but just another typically concerned Arsenal fan from Northern Ireland.
Well folks, skullduggery and the mystic black arts are as per usual the typical announcement that the summer (silly season) is upon is. .......Read the full article here
June 27, 2011 by
The speculation is mounting that Barcelona are finally going to convince Arsene Wenger to sell the Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, with numerous reports coming in the Cesc is going to force the deal through.
Yesterday it was reported that he was going to waiver his 15% of the transfer fee, and today the Mail says that he will not be coming back to the Gunners for pre-season traing (does this remind anyone of Aleksandr Hleb?).
So who is going to replace him. First of all we have a record bid of £18m lodged for the Valencia whizz-kid Juan Mata. The 23 year-old is easily a perfect replacement for either Cesc or Nasri and is highly experienced despite his age. If Arsenal could get him for half of the proceeds from Fabregas that ounds like a good deal? .......Read the full article here
June 10, 2011 by
REVEALED! Wenger-Fabregas Conversation This Summer by DelhiGunners
As usual, the Fabregas-to-Barcelona rumours are starting to erupt from nowhere again as the season comes to a close. Last year saw most Arsenal fans worried about the possibility of their talisman, Cesc Fabregas leaving for greener pasture.
A conversation took place between him and Wenger in what was, for Cesc, the best he’s ever had in his life. Arsene persuaded him to stay for at least another summer. Here’s something similar that’d happen again this summer…
Cesc (enters): Arsene, did you want me?
AW: Yes of course.There are rumours suggesting that you’ve already agreed a personal deal with Barca. .......Read the full article here