Tag Archives: Fabregas

Was Arsenal boss right to comment on Barcelona ban?

Wenger backs Barca ban! by Ash

As I’m sure you are all aware by now, in non Arsenal news, Barcelona have been banned from making any moves in the transfer market for the next two transfer windows. Although this doesn’t make too much of a difference to Arsenal, manager Arsene Wenger has been chipping in with a statement about the issue.

Do Arsenal have TOO MUCH focus on youth development?

Is youth an Arsenal value? by Ash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been criticised several times during the past few years over a lack of success and not moving on with the modernisation of football. And many are quick to state that the fact he is persistent in building the ‘team of the future’ rather than focus on the current Arsenal team , offers a good reason behind why Arsenal haven’t challenged in the same way as they did before under Wenger.

A non-Arsenal fans view of Wenger – It’s not good!!

Wenger should wave goodbye once and for all by lloydschatz

Arsene Wenger will reach an incredible milestone this weekend when his Arsenal side takes on Chelsea. Wenger will be taking charge of his 1000th game as Arsenal manager, something that probably will never be matched at the club and a Premier League record only bettered by Sir Alex Ferguson. There are rumours that this is going to be the time that he will sign an extension to his contract that runs out in the summer. But I can’t help but think he is being rewarded for being a failure.

Fabregas set to cheer Arsenal all the way to BPL title

For Arsenal fans, Cesc Fabregas is a rarity. Despite him leaving the Gunners against all of our wishes and leaving Arsene Wenger with a real problem replacing him, the Spanish international is not seen along with the likes of van Persie, Nasri, Adebayor and other former Gunners who we would cheerfully watch being set upon by a pack of wild ferrets.

There are various reasons for this, the main one being that he did not abandon us at the first chance and went back to the club he supported as a boy and always wanted to play for, FC Barcelona. The fact that they are one of the biggest clubs in the world and not one of our direct rivals helps us to understand his decision as well.

Arsenal fans do NOT want Rvp or Cole back! Maybe Cesc….

The return of the unwanted rivals? by Ash

Although the transfer window has shut down permanently for this season and will not re-open again until a few weeks after Arsenal have potentially had their celebratory Premier League winners’ open bus parade, but the transfer speculation is already in full swing. The news is so surprising that it has to be shared with Arsenal fans because this really would be one massive shock if it happened.

Zelalem to get an Arsenal debut and a contract for his Birthday?

Zelalem set to get two birthday presents from Arsenal? by Ash

I’m sure that some Arsenal fans are unsure on Gedion Zelalem, regarding whether they really know who he is or not, but regardless of the answer it seems is that everyone who has seen him play is in agreement that the boy has talent. Tonight he could make history by making his professional first team debut for the Gunners with Coventry City set to visit the Emirates for tonight’s 4th round FA Cup clash.

Have Arsenal already snapped up this young Barcelona star?

Arsenal may soon be adding another name to the list that includes Cesc Fabregas, Jon Toral and Hector Bellerin. It seems as if the La Masia academy in Spain, where Barcelona develop their stars of the future including Xavi, Iniesta and Messi, is becoming one of the major providers of young players for the Gunners.

It’s not surprising I suppose, because Arsene Wenger knows he is going to get players heavily schooled in technical ability, whatever other talents they might have. And if the stories in the Spanish press, as reported by the Mirror, are true and then we could soon have really talented goalscorer on our hands. There have been various reports linking the Paraguayan international with a move away from the Nou camp for some time, but Barca were adamant they wanted to keep him.

Back off Barca!! Arsenal’s Ramsey is NOT for sale!

I bet that Arsene Wenger is relieved that Arsenal Football Club signed up the core of young players on long term contracts last season. Because one of those five players was the Welsh wizard Aaron Ramsey, whose fantastic form has been the talk of the season. And that is not just with Arsenal fans either, or even the Premier League.

Arsenal’s transfer nemesis Barcelona have reportedly been keeping a keen eye on Ramsey, as reported by the Daily Mail, and have had the scouts at the last four Gunners’ games as well as the last two internationals he played in for Wales. However, unlike in the past, Wenger should not lose too much sleep over this revelation. Ramsey has not got the draw of his boyhood club like Fabregas had.

Arsenal may have won the battle for Barcelona starlet Sanabria

It appears as if Arsenal Football Club will soon be able to add to the growing number of promising young players they have managed to attract from the academy of the Spanish champions Barcelona. The main one, of course, was Cesc Fabregas, who left his hometown club to get more playing opportunities and ended up becoming one of the best players in the world and wearing the Arsenal captain’s armband.

Arsenal could really upset Spurs and sign Croatian prodigy aged 17

There are benefits to Arsenal being known as a club that has a firm philosophy about it’s youth policy. It might not have helped the Gunners win any silverware in recent years, but that is another argument, and you could argue that the board’s decision not to invest and to sell off players like Nasri and van Persie is the real reason.

But there is definitely a benefit to Arsene Wenger’s commitment to the academy when it comes to attracting talented youngsters from other clubs. Aaron Ramsey chose Arsenal over others, including Manchester United, while we regularly take players like Cesc Fabregas, Bellerin, Miquel and others from Spain, with a possibility of the talented Paraguayan striker Sanabria soon to join them.

Arsenal could pounce as Barcelona starlet rejects contract offer!!

Whenever you come across a transfer rumor linking Arsenal with one of Barcelona’s young starlets from the Spanish club’s La Masia academy, you would know that the story certainly has a fair amount of credibility in it. After ‘poaching’ the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral from the Catalan side’s renowned youth academy, Arsene Wenger seems to have his sights on yet another La Masia starlet, goal-scoring sensation Antonio Sanabria.

Fabregas’ frustration at Barcelona makes Arsenal return back on !!

The former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has once again sparked rumors of an emotional return to the Emirates at the back of Barcelona’s victory over Real Betis at the weekend. The Spanish international admitted his frustration over a lack of first-team football at the Nou Camp and is understood to be considering his options ahead of a potential move.

Fabregas, who scored a brace in the Catalan giants’ convincing 4-1 demolition of Real Betis, acknowledged that he is not a very big part of new boss Gerardo Martino’s first-team plans and expressed frustration over being left out of the starting eleven despite putting in a string of impressive performances when given the chance.