Could Kolo Toure be on his way back to Arsenal on a one year deal? by SS
He is going to be out of contract this summer and he and Manchester City have confirmed that there will be no new deal. He has said he would like to stay in England because his family is based here and he could be available on low wages compared to his Man City pay packet. .......Read the full article here
Every time Arsenal face Tottenham, we have stories hitting the press from their players or back room staff, claiming that Arsenal’s time is up and the Spuds are about to become a top three or four club. Yesterday it was the motormouth, William Gallas, and today the assistant manager Steffen Freund is putting his case forward.
Freund believes that Tottenham are getting closer and closer to Arsenal and that this could be the year they take the Champions League position of us. Arsene Wenger is probably glad of this every year, because he can use it as an incentive to the Arsenal players. .......Read the full article here
The Tottenham (and ex-Arsenal) defender William Gallas is convinced that Tottenham can win the race for fourth place in the Premiership this season and thinks that the brilliant away win at Manchester United has given Villas-Boas’ side the belief that they can take all three points away from the Emirates next Saturday.
Tottenham got massacred 5-2 in last season’s visit but Gallas thinks that they will be a much harder team to beat this time around, and are keen to prove it. “All the fans and people who watch football are very excited to know who will finish fourth.” Gallas said. .......Read the full article here
Have you ever wished you could go back in time and stop yourself from saying something that made you look like a complete idiot? So has the Tottenham defender William Gallas. The Frenchman made a right tit of himself this week by denouncing Arsenal and Arsene Wenger for not bothering about the Capital One cup, while praising the winning mentality of his current team and manager at Tottenham.
“The manager is a competitor, he is a warrior, he wants to win everything. Every game, we have meetings and it’s the same, he wants to win, win, win. .......Read the full article here
The French defender William Gallas was allowed to leave the Emirates last summer when Arsene Wenger tried to half his wages once he had surpassed the ‘magic’ age of 30, but Gallas has made a mockery of his decision by making some fantastic performances for Tottenham this season.
Harry Redknapp has been so impressed that he has rewarded Gallas with yet another two-year contract at 33 years-of-age. Gallas believes that Arsenal should have tried harder to keep him (and his winning experience) in the Gunners young side.
Samir Nasri has revealed once again that the rumours suggesting he has agreed a new contract with Arsenal are wide of the mark, and he refuses to rule out the possibility of him leaving the Emirates.
He also says that he may even join another English club (surely not Man City?) but he would NEVER join William Gallas at Tottenham!
“I don’t make plans for my future. I learned from the past that you cannot predict what will happen.
“At the moment I’m really happy at Arsenal. But I haven’t discussed a new contract yet because it’s important to focus on our football targets, then we can talk in the summer. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal and France defender Bacary Sagna has called on the Arsenal fans to be nice to William Gallas this weekend when he returns to the Emirates with Tottenham Hotspurs.
Gallas had a tempstuous time at Arsenal and not a few fans were glad to see the back of him, and I’m not sure they were too happy about the Frenchman joining the Gunners greatest rivals on a free transfer either!
But Sagna believes that he should be forgiven his sins and given a “great reception” when he walks onto the pitch, and all his well-publicised tantrums should be forgotten. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal lost quite a few defenders this summer. Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas and Sol Campbell all decided to pursue the twilight of their careers away from the Emirates, and Silvestre implied it was because of a problem with Arsene Wenger.
He said: “There must be a reason why Sol Campbell, William Gallas and myself all left the club, but it’s not the place to discuss that,”
“I’m just happy for Arsenal to continue the way they do.
“I still watch their results and some highlights because I care about my former team-mates and the staff. I had a good time over there, so I’m not going to complain. Now I’m focusing on Werder 100%.” .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have only played one game so far this season, but already I am thinking about conceding the League title. Usually we can be confident of having a great team with yet some more classy youngsters coming through and can look forward with hope in our hearts, but todays news about Emmanuel Frimpong has just added to my despair.
The poor lad finally looked like he was going to break through to the first team and he has been struck down by the Arsenal “curse” just like Aaron Ramsey and Kieran Gibbs last season, just as they were on the verge of regular first team football, and even impressing in their international careers. .......Read the full article here
The Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has no qualms about bringing William Gallas to White Hart Lane, despite that he has spent the last few years at Spurs’ great rivals, Arsenal. He believes that the Lilywhites fans will accept anyone, as long as they play well….
He said: “I like Gallas. I think he’s a great free transfer. It is a possibility. His people have rung up and we spoke about it.”
There is a new name in the frame in todays Arsenal transfer rumours and it is a very strange one! Yanga-M’Biwa would look good on the back of anyones shirt, but it seems like his name has come up because Gilles Grimandi (The Arsenal chief scout in France) was seen at a Montpellier game last weekend.
Now it has already been revealed (by the player himself) that Emir Spahic was the target from Montpellier, but because he was suspended for that particular game, it is now thought that Grimandi was watching M’Biwa instead. Admittedly as M’Biwa is only 21 he looks more like a Wenger-type signing, but I can more easily imagine Grimandi slipping down the tunnel at half-time and having a quiet word with Spahic in the VIP toilets! .......Read the full article here
All the latest Arsenal transfer news seems to be concentrating on the much-needed centre-back, and it is now being reported that Arsene Wenger has given up hope of persuading Everton to let Phil Jagielka leave at a reasonable price, and he has now turned his attention to the German defender Per Mertsacker.
The big 27 year-old still has two years left on his contract at Werder Bremen so he probably won’t come much cheaper than Jagielka, but Wenger is hoping to pay just £10m for him according to reports. I know that some Arsenal fans were raving about him during the World Cup, but is he good enough for the top level of the Premier League? .......Read the full article here