After Gervinho’s move to Serie A side AS Roma was confirmed by Arsenal yesterday, many were glad to see the back of the player who flopped massively during his time in England. Although looking back at his time, the Ivorian did also have highs during his time at Arsenal, most notably his performances at the start of his career in North London and the start of last season when he was the top scorer for a while. He also slapped Joey Berton in the face, which has to be worth something. .......Read the full article here
After an impressive Pre-Season, Serge Gnarby is certainly beginning to prove what all the hype has been about during his time coming through the Arsenal ranks including the reserve teams and youth teams.
The 17-year old German international has been tipped as one for the future for a few years now and although he has had only a few appearances for the Gunners over the last few seasons, this year could really be the Gnabry’s time to make the big step up and both Wenger and Gnabry himself recognise the talent he holds. Gnarby has spoken of his time with the Arsenal squad and the improvements he has made this summer by going on the club’s pre-season tour of Asia. .......Read the full article here
As we enter the final month of the summer transfer window, the next movement regarding the club unfortunately doesn’t seem to involve an incoming player, but rather yet another player leaving the Emirates this summer. Gervinho has been reported to be in negotiations with Serie A side Roma for the last two weeks now and according to the latest speculation a deal could be soon wrapped up. .......Read the full article here
The removal of the deadwood continues at a rapid rate for Arsenal. It has already reported that Gervinho is close to a move to Italy and the latest so-called misfit to be leaving the club seems to be the Moroccan international striker Marouane Chamakh.
The 29-year old looked like he would never make it in the Premier League, with his loan move to West Ham last season resulting in just three appearances and no goals. Chamakh is to be given one more chance, apparently, after Crystal Palace decided not to take Carlton Cole but want the Arsenal man instead, The Sun reports. .......Read the full article here
According to Arsene Wenger, Arsenal were never chasing the transfer of the 20-year old Brazilian international Bernard in the first place. The Frenchman issued an outright denial about the rumours when he was asked about it during the Gunners’ tour of Asia. The media don’t let a little thing like that stop them, though, and the rumours and speculation continued.
It was the French newspaper L’Equipe’s story that the Atletico Mineiro player had agreed a deal and was heading to London for his medical that started it all off. Then his agent mentioned Arsenal as well, so until he signs for somebody else or the transfer window closes, this will still crop up. Wenger has been known to be economical with the truth before, so the ammunition was there. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has done something that most Arsenal fans hoped and has said that Ryo Miyaichi will be hopefully staying with the squad for the coming season and be given a chance to break through properly. Miyaichi has been with the squad on the pre-season tour of Asia and Wenger has rethought his plans to send him out on loan because of his impressive performances and determination to show the management what he can do. .......Read the full article here
One player that has been wrongly ignored by Arsenal to fill the empty defensive midfield role is AS Roma’s Daniele De Rossi. He has been regularly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent years, with Chelsea and Man City, and more so this summer as he seems to be having a mid-football-career crisis.
To be more specific, De Rossi is frustrated with how his career has played out at his boyhood club Roma as he was promised titles and European glory as clubs sniffed around him in his younger years. Of course the World Cup win in 2006 was the highlight of his career and that was the time when he was recognised as a top player and attracted interest from anybody with the money to pay his wages. .......Read the full article here
Serie A side AS Roma have reportedly failed to reach an agreement with Arsenal over the transfer of Ivorian winger Gervinho. Arsenal and Roma representatives met yesterday to discuss possible transfer terms and its understood Arsenal were holding out for a minimum of £7 million; however Roma were adamant not to pay any more than £5 million, meaning they were £2 million short of the mark. .......Read the full article here
I was tempted to entitle this article deadwood clearing, but I quickly refrained because it is disrespectful to players who have a huge desire in their hearts to contribute for Arsenal but can’t quite find the extra skill or strength or technique or pace and overall work rate to lift the club. I think it truly hurts to carry that tag. And when they eventually leave, it makes thanking them for their services sound quite perfunctory, even farcical .......Read the full article here
Over the last few weeks there has been constant speculation linking Arsenal forward Gervinho away from the club, with Serie A side Roma interested as well as Ligue 1 sides Marseille and Lyon also interested, although the latter yesterday denied the links. As well as Italy and France, the Ivorian has also been linked with clubs in Turkey and Spain, all suggesting that the player could be leaving Arsenal at some point this summer. But should we really be looking to let him go? .......Read the full article here
Maybe I am just naturally suspicious, but I am sure that I am not the only person who thinks there is something fishy about Gervinho’s `illness` that has kept him out of the Arsenal tour of Asia, and I don’t mean that he has eaten some dodgy shellfish. A lot of people suspect that the Ivorian is on the verge of a transfer away from the Emirates, and that is the real reason for him staying in London. .......Read the full article here
When going through the list of players leaving Arsenal this summer, and also those ‘deadwood’ players who are set to leave, I soon figured out that a lot of the players we are selling or letting go are strikers, or at least attacking players in the final third (Strikers, Centre-Forwards, Wingers). .......Read the full article here