Reports have emerged claiming that Arsenal are very close to signing the highly rated Real Betis winger Alvaro Vadillo, a player dubbed as the “Next Cristiano Ronaldo” by the Spanish media, who report that the North London side are on the brink of a €20 million move for the teenage prodigy who will almost certainly be on his way in the near future.
Gnabry and Ox by AT
Over the past week or so, there has been plenty of news emerging on the injury front for Arsenal. While there is positive news in regards to Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, there is certainly some bad news as well because Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain seems to have suffered a setback in his rehabilitation for the knee injury he suffered in the opening day defeat against Aston Villa and the speedy winger is likely to be sidelined till well into the new year.
The Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry has most definitely caught the attention of many with his performances for the club so far this season. With the Gunners struggling with squad depth so early on in the campaign, the teenager has certainly stepped up to the plate and made his mark on the first-team. In fact, his impressive performances for the North London side might well have earned him a spot in Germany’s squad for the World Cup Finals in Brazil.
The highly rated Schalke midfielder and potential Arsenal target Julian Draxler has opened the door on a move to England claiming that it would be a ‘dream’ for him to play in the Premier League. The midfielder is one of the hottest properties in the Bundesliga at the moment and is widely tipped to take over from Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger as the engine of the German national team.
The young Arsenal starlet Serge Gnabry has today dismissed claims of a drop in form for the Gunners’ following the defeat to champions Manchester United in the Premier League and has insisted that the defeat at Old Trafford was only a blip in an otherwise steady start to the campaign from Arsene Wenger’s side.
The German youngster, who had a very impressive cameo performance when he came on at the Theatre of Dreams, expressed disappointment about the final result and went on to claim that Arsenal did not deserve to lose the game and believes that the North London side had even done enough in the second half to take home all three points.
There has been a lot of talk about international players this season, which is perfectly normal in the run up to the World Cup, with speculation about lots of Arsenal players, especially those like Thomas Vermaelen and whether they might be looking to move on to get regular game time to boost their chances of going to Brazil next summer.
Bit there is another side to the story, and both Serge Gnabry and Nacho Monreal have been talking about it. The Spanish left back could be forgiven for feeling frustrated, because Kieran Gibbs has been brilliant and largely kept him on the bench. Monreal has played well every chance he gets though, and as a Sky Sports report explains, he actually feels that being a Gunner is good for his international career.
Arsene Wenger has been talking about the possible reasons for Arsenal losing to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Frenchman has a great excuse, in my opinion, in the terrible luck that the Gunners have had with illness and injury since the start of the season, but Wenger was reluctant to do that.
The boss told Arsenal player, “I nearly tend to say it’s unfair because we put a little bit ourselves on the back foot in the first half because we rushed our game and were too nervous.
Why Wenger Should Have Started Gnabry Against United. by Ricardo
Hello Gunners, greetings from Nigeria!
The battle of Old Trafford has come and gone and Arsenal lost a game which had few chances between both teams. Personally, losing to the Champions is nothing to be ashamed of. We are still top of the league and with the other contenders (Chelsea, Spurs and Man City) dropping points, we should be fine if we continue with the way we’ve been performing these past few months (after the International Break). However, there was something I noticed in the match against United which got me thinking.
United loss not a worry by Big Gun
Dear Gooners, Last night’s defeat is really nothing to stress about. Everyone is making such big thing about it, that it all of a sudden proves Arsenal are inept and United have been redeemed. That couldn’t be further from the truth and here is why. Arsenal have been the most consistent team in the Premier League since well before the end of last season. In our last 18 games, we have only lost 2. We have also toyed with Napoli and beaten Dortmund in Germany. We are a really good team and we have nothing to be ashamed of or worried about.
It is the Just Arsenal competition time again, Gooners, and some lucky person is going to receive an exclusive T-shirt designed by us here at Just Arsenal. Tonights prize is sponsored by the great SportsGeek, who has an indepth guide to Football betting for you novices out there, and all you have to do to win our T-Shirt is to make three predictions about the result of tonight’s big Champions League game between the Gunners and the dangerous Borussia Dortmund team of Jurgen Klopp.
Best yet to come for Arsenal? Is it going to be happy x-mas for Gunners? by Blaz
In few hours Arsenal will play Liverpool with our squad depleted quite a lot. I was sure we couldn’t continue the season the way we started – injury wise. We lost players every game we played. And it’s still going on. Flamini and Gnabry are lost for the Liverpool match and no one seems to be coming back. We have almost a full first team in the treatment room and so it is very difficult to really judge us at the moment.
I really cannot remember Arsenal, or any team for that matter, having so many players on the sidelines through injury right from the start of the season. We have had Vermaelen, Monreal, Sagna, Arteta, Wilshire, Rosicky, Walcott, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanogo, Ryo, Zelalem and Diaby out for various reasons already in this campaign. And just when it seemed to be getting a little bit better for Arsene Wenger, with the return of Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla, the manager has been hit by more problems.