Wenger hints at a potential Arsenal summer signing? by Ash
Arsene Wenger is not well renowned for his hints when it comes to transfer talk, and in fact he usually shies away from the questions altogether. However if it isn’t a lie about not knowing Santi Cazorla or not being interested in Luis Suarez, then usually you can bet on the Frenchman telling the honest truth. .......Read the full article here
If you asked every Arsenal fan in the world to write down the top five players they are hoping and expecting Arsene Wenger to sign in the summer transfer window, I bet there would not be many who did not have Diego Costa and Julian Draxler on the list.
But there are stories about both of these potential signings in the media today and it is not good news for Arsenal fans. 25-year old Costa has drawn attention from many clubs, with Liverpool reportedly meeting his release clause last summer. But he seems committed to his current side Atletico Madrid and their manager Diego Simeone. .......Read the full article here
I don’t know if you heard anything about it Arsenal fans, but the Gunners were linked with the Schalke and Germany international starlet Julian Draxler. There may have been a couple of small mentions of it in January. According to who you believe, Arsenal did not bid, offered too little or were scuppered by interest from Bayern Munich but one thing we know for sure is that we didn’t get him.
Many people expect Arsene Wenger to try again for the talented youngster in the summer, but I bet the Frenchman is dreading having to deal with Schalke. They never shut up. Wenger likes to keep his transfer dealings as quiet as possible, but the German club’s general manager Horst Heldt seems to be the exact opposite. .......Read the full article here
After Arsenal Football Club released the latest financial figures yesterday, the fans are now fully aware just how well the Gunners are doing commercially. And these figures were for the year ending November 2013 and should get even better with the Puma deal and other new revenue streams.
I won’t bore you with the figures, you can see them on the official Arsenal website. The upshot of it is that, even if we don’t touch the £22 million emergency money, there should be at least £120 million in Arsene Wenger’s transfer war chest in the summer. Even with today’s crazy transfer fees and wages, that should be enough to bring in at least three really top, world-class players. .......Read the full article here
There was a point some years back when Arsene Wenger was getting grief from the English media about Arsenal being made up of too many foreign players. The Frenchman has always insisted that he signs and plays players purely on merit and how they fit into his system and these days it is clear that he has nothing against homegrown players per se.
With Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Gibbs, Jenkinson and Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wenger has plenty of Brits in his squad, but if things continue the way they are, they will soon be outnumbered by the Germans. Podolski, Ozil, Mertesacker and Gnabry play regularly and Eisfeld and Zelalem are knocking on the door, while many expect Wenger to sign, or at least try to sign, Julian Draxler in the summer. .......Read the full article here
Although the transfer window has now passed for the season and will not re-open until the summer, by which time Arsenal will have hopefully won the Premier League or if we are lucky even potentially secured a double, one Arsenal transfer target has revealed exactly what seems to be going on with his current situation. .......Read the full article here
I’d like to begin this letter by expressing my total disgust to the reactions of my fellow Arsenal fans on this site and on Twitter since the last day of the Transfer Window. We all are entitled to our own opinion anyways. Honestly, it’ll sound so boring if all our thoughts, opinions and reactions are uniform. But please! Let us not abuse this privilege or right. As a good football fan and a classic fan of Arsenal, we ought not to express our thoughts based on sentiments and “rumour-based” information online but rather analyze the current situation to at least pick out the few positives. After all, we have loved Arsenal through the thick and thin because Arsenal Football Club is a special club highly regarded by foes and friends alike. .......Read the full article here
There has been a lot of anger and frustration in the ranks of the Arsenal fans for the last couple of days. It has been tough, with no significant late deals coming to fruition, injuries piling up and Spurs, to paraphrase Roy Keane, letting you down as usual and allowing Manchester City to leapfrog the Gunners on to the top of the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger has come in for some serious stick from some fans, for his failure to sign a striker but mainly for being too cheap to pay the money required to get the young German target Julian Draxler. But Draxler himself has shed a different light on the reasons, as reported by the Mirror, and revealed on German TV that it was the Schalke side that scuppered the move. .......Read the full article here
As the transfer deadline moves ever closer to closing time, Arsenal are finally beginning to make some moves in the market. Arsene Wenger is well known for leaving the deals late, and more often than not they are claimed to be panic buys. The problem is these panic buys that include the likes of Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta, have actually turned out quite well for the Gunners, whilst tonight’s purchase, albeit a loan, Kim Kallstrom seems to be the complete opposite. .......Read the full article here
The Julian Draxler to Arsenal rumour has been the main transfer speculation of the January transfer window, without considering Juan Mata’s move across the BPL. The initial reports over Arsenal’s interest in Draxler were stated back in 2013, even before the window had opened, however upon its opening, the rumour mill went into overdrive as reports succeeded each other by the day. .......Read the full article here
According to media reports, Arsenal have been handed a further boost in the pursuit of Schalke star Julian Draxler. It seems that the young German international has been cleared to return to action after a spell on the sidelines.
Draxler, who was supposedly out for two months with a ruptured tendon, has apparently passed several medical tests in Germany and has been given the all-clear to return to full training from next week, effectively giving Arsene Wenger a bright green light to push the deal to completion as the January transfer window draws to a close. .......Read the full article here
Berbatov, the OX, Draxler and other ramblings By Twig
Arsenal has an abundance of midfield talent but it is clear they lack that front man to provide them with an outlet especially when they are highly pressed. Giroud might provide Szczesny with a large and tall target to send the ball to, but unfortunately he just doesn’t seem to be able to hold onto the ball and relieve pressure from his
teammates. Flicks and headers are okay, but an Arsenal No. 9 must be more than comfortable keeping the ball at his feet for as long as is necessary and making a lonely voyage towards the opposition half. An Arsenal No. 9 is the most talented player in the squad or at least isn’t far off. .......Read the full article here