No deal in place for Higuain by AH
Gonzalo Higuain seems to be one of the biggest Arsenal transfer sagas of the summer alongside Stevan Jovetic. Higuain has had a busy summer already if you are to believe everything you read because it’s understood from the media that Real Madrid firstly agreed to sell him but nothing under £25 million. Juventus then reportedly came in and struck a deal with the player only to disagree on the fee, and Madrid dropped their asking price to around £20m; however Juve still refused to pay, so the rumoured deal with them now seems to be off. .......Read the full article here
5 things Gunners don’t want to hear next season by Twig
If the Arsenal board do decide to still suffer with Wenger for next season, then there are a certain number of statements fans definitely don’t want to hear Wenger make. Arsene has made these statements over and over again and gunners are weary of hearing them. If things go wrong next season, we could do with a different set of excuses than we have been getting these barren years. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have finally found their true form since Theo Walcott signed his contract extension last month, and they are now fighting hard for every single point as they attempt to close the gap on their great rivals Tottenham Hotspurs.
Although there is still a four point gap, Wenger will take heart that he has always managed to finish above Spurs since his arrival at Arsenal, and when the Independent asked him straight off if he thought he would leapfrog Spurs once again, he replied: “There are many games to go,” .......Read the full article here
When Vermaelen somehow managed to nip the ball past Szczesny, many Arsenal fans had that same “one of those days” feeling. The Arsenal team had been playing poorly for the whole match and while we were unfortunate not to be a goal up, we found ourselves a goal down at our own end.
The tempo had been too slow. Arshavin was not getting out of second gear. Van Persie was being shackled well by Senderos and Hangeland. Arteta and Ramsey were looking for the sideward pass all the time. Even Walcott who had been fizzing great balls from the right looked ineffective. Gervinho and Chamakh, two players who had found little success in front of goal recently, were coming on. .......Read the full article here
This season goes from bad to worse! by Gaz
A 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa isn’t the ideal way to end our season at the Emirates is it? But hey, theres
always next season I guess. The most disappointing thing about today’s game though, was the negative attitude our players started with. You’d have thought that with the motivation of trying to secure third place in the league, we would have put Villa under pressure from the first whistle, but yet again we lacked the required desire to achieve our objective.
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The Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer has yet again reiterated that he was full of “hunger and desire” to join Arsenal last summer, and play in the Champions League before he retires.
Arsene Wenger bid £3m to take the 38 year-old to the Emirates, but Fulham refused to accept such a low bid for the Australian international despite the player himself threatening to go on strike if they didn’t allow the move.
“Obviously the clubs did not agree and that’s the closest we got.” he said. “There’s no hidden message. Everyone knew my position on the whole matter. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger believes that the fact that most of the Arsenal players have never won a trophy will have no effect on the title race. He thinks that the players just need to focus on their desire to win and he has no issue with the lack of experience.
Wenger said: “I am not worried about that, the main thing that I look for is a desire factor – the desire to get the job done,”
“So we only want to focus on our desire, and not any negative ingredient that can interfere with that. I try more to focus the team in that way.” .......Read the full article here
The young Arsenal defender Johann Djourou has been given many chances in the Gunners first team this season due to the longterm injury to Thomas Vermaelen and the regular suspensions of Laurent Koscielny, and he believes that the Arsenal squad has the quality to bounce back from their awful run of results, But “it’s just how much we want it.”
Arsenal now have to win their final Champions League match to be sure of qualifying for the knockout stages, and Djourou doesn’t want to contemplate the alternative: He said: “Of course if Arsenal does not go to the knockout stages it’s a disaster and I think that shouldn’t happen and I don’t even think that we’re not going to qualify. .......Read the full article here
As we know Arsene Wenger has indicated that he intends to play a strong team for Arsenal’s visit to Newcastle in tonights Carling Cup match at St James Park, but he has also said that Wojciech Szczesny, Craig Eastmond, Henri Lansbury and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas are expected to figure at some stage, while Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott will start as they continue their comeback from injuries.
A search of the Newcastle United blogs indicates that Chris Hughton is likely to stay loyal to the kids that gave him a stunning victory at Chelsea in the last round. He made ten changes from the previous match, and although tonights team may be slightly stronger he will still make many changes. .......Read the full article here