The bigger picture by PC
What people forget about Arsenal is that we have moved to a new stadium and it has (and is) being paid for organically by the club, not by some sugar daddy. The move to a the Emirates was for the long term benefit of the club, and by long term I’m talking the next 25-50 years. We would never stand a chance of competing with the biggest European clubs without the move. Unfortunately, this was always going to mean that it would put a strain on the financial resources available for players. Coupled with this, at the same time, the likes of Chelsea and City have acquired billionaire owners and can pay whatever they want for players. This not only means we cannot afford the best players, but it also drives wages up massively, making it harder for us to hold on to our best players. .......Read the full article here
There have been many rumours linking the Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna with a return to France this summer with the new money-bags club, Paris Saint Germain. Only last week it was reported that Arsene Wenger had persuaded the 30 year-old to stay on at the Emirates, but it seems that that is not yet true as Sagna has now revealed that he doesn’t know where he will be next season.
Many Arsenal fans feel that Sagna’s performances have been going downhill this season, but after two broken legs in as many years there is little surprise that he has lost a bit of his sharpness, or perhaps he is losing his enthusiasm for the club after 8 years without a trophy. .......Read the full article here
Summer Signing With A Dose of Reality by Jules
Over the last few months browsing this site have seen ample articles on who Arsenal should buy and who we should sell and so forth, so many I felt inclined to write one of my own, with a touch of cautious realism that other Gunners seem to be throwing into the wind. The most obvious and decisive variable regarding which players we attain in the summer is where we finish in the league table, if some of the targets we have highlighted over the course of the season were far-fetched when we could offer Europe’s elite club competition, imagine the likelihood of landing Hummels, Gotze, Isco and Jovetic with only a Europa League cup run to offer. With that said however, irrespective of where we finish come May there are many players that must be sold or released. If Arsenal is the sinking ship that the media want to portray it to be then it is most certainly the amount of deadwood taking huge amounts of money on a weekly basis that is drowning us. .......Read the full article here
This transfer window is very important for Arsenal, not just for the future but more obviously for the two important fixtures in the month of March.
It is obvious our two areas of concern in our team is the commanding Viera figure in midfield and replace the striker that went to the other Manchester club in the summer, despite us scoring more goals at this stage of the season than last year. The Zaha transfer seems a distant chance even though the player has the sense to support our club. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal Football club have announced an end to the longest running contract saga in ages. The Walcott has signed a new contract with the Gunners that is described as long term. There are no specific details about the terms of the contract on Arsenal’s official website, but it is believed to be for another three and a half years. .......Read the full article here
The big Arsenal news story this week was that Wenger had persuaded FIVE british youngsters to commit their long term futures to Arsenal (Goodbye Theo), and the well known Gooner Carl Jenkinson is especially pleased that he is part of Wenger’s long term future plans.
He said: “Obviously I’m over the moon – really happy,”
“I see my future at this football club and I’m delighted they see things the same way.
“Signing the contract shows commitment from me, which Arsenal can always count on, but it’s a big commitment from them as well. People here clearly have belief in me, and now I have to make sure I prove them right.” .......Read the full article here
What happens if Arsenal lose their next two games? by Twig
Arsenal are in a crisis. Last season was unbearable – but Arsenal have shocked fans by proving that they can even ‘better’ last season’s horror showing. Surprisingly, the rot seemed to have been kicked off by a seemingly impressive 5-2 thumping of Tottenham. However, recent matches have shown that that scoreline was probably a fluke, which is even more credible given that Spurs played much of the match with 10 men. .......Read the full article here
Cheer up gunners! by RC
I have in the past produced an article in which I spoke of the quality of our team so I’m not going to bore you all with a repeat squad analysis. In fact, I’m not even going to bore you all with an in depth article because the point I wish to get across in this article is a simple one.
Our squad has been hit with injuries and greeted by many new faces over the past two seasons which is reflected on the pitch by our current run of indifferent performances. But for all the talk of players gone consider this: .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere may have played a couple of hours for the Arsenal reserves, but it seems that Arsene Wenger is going to stick to his promise not to rush him back to full fitness so as to make sure he doesn’t suffer a setback from trying too hard.
The Gunners captain Thomas Vermaelen believes that Wilshere has been working hard and will come back even stronger but admits that it will take time for him to return to match fitness. Vermaelen said: “For me, he can be one of the best midfielders in the world. He has the potential for that. .......Read the full article here
Gnabry is our future-Wenger by TS
If there’s one thing Arsenal have never been short of over the last couple of years is talented youths and Serge Gnabry falls into the category without a doubt.
Arsene Wenger has even gone so far as to hail the youth starlet as Arsenal’s future.
The Arsenal boss admitted that the Germany youth international could even play for Arsenal’s first team as soon as this season. The starlet moved for Stuttgart last summer and has caught Wenger’s eye with a series of exceptional performances at under 18 and under21 level. .......Read the full article here
Signing Wenger would be Arsenal’s biggest business this decade. by KJ
There’s been a lot of talk that Ivan Gazidis is ready to offer Wenger a new contract. Wenger was quick to diffuse such talk in his match conference today. However, Wenger has been known in the past to “stretch” the truth and it is entirely plausible that Wenger is open to receiving a new contract for his outstanding services to the club. In my opinion, this would be one of the greatest signings in our history and could have a massive impact to our success in the coming years. .......Read the full article here
Wenger Set To Decide On Arshavin by AH
Andrey Arshavin will be given one last chance to impress Arséne Wenger tonight, before a decision is made on the Russian’s future. It’s understood that Wenger wishes to keep Arshavin as a squad player. It’s also worth noticing Arshavin’s ability to play in a number of positions, the Russian can play Left Wing, Centre Attacking Midfield and even a Striker. Versatile players are key to a successful squad and Arshavin is more than capable of producing something special, if his chance comes. .......Read the full article here