Arsenal may not be in pole position in terms of points or places in the league, as the race for a top four finish hots up, but most other things seem to be going the way of the Gunners.
Arsenal are the form team for one thing, second only to Manchester United in the last five games’ form. Tottenham are fourth but showing signs of weakness, while Chelsea are 11th. Both teams are facing horrible fixture lists, which will really test their squads and both teams have already picked up potentially damaging injuries. .......Read the full article here
It is just a matter of time before Arsenal make Victor Valdes one of their summer signings, at least that is what officials at Barcelona think. The 31-year old keeper has until the end of the month to change his mind and sign a new contract with the runaway leaders of the Spanish Primera Liga. Valdes has obviously considered his decision and is unlikely to change it, so the club will sell him.
According to the Daily Mail, Barca are expecting a bid of around €10 million from Arsenal, but things do not seem quite so concrete at the Emirates. The Gunners must get another keeper, as it is clear the Szczesny needs more time to fulfill his potential, but Wenger has other options. .......Read the full article here
As you have invited thoughts from Gooners these are mine.
Sunday’s result was our local derby and means far more to them than us so I tend to dismiss it as another defeat and much less serious than defeats to Norwich (who were on the crest of a slump when we played them), Bradford and Blackburn which were morale sapping.
But once again the same problem was evident in this defeat as others- rank bad defending. To allow Bale and then Lennon to run free with no Arsenal player within 10 yards poses serious questions. .......Read the full article here
The race for the top four and qualification for next season’s Champions league is well and truly on. Arsenal passed the latest test and showed that they have more steel and determination than was evident earlier in the season. With the forward players all chipping in with goals, and the midfield combinations able to run rings round opposing players, a good defensive display means that all the factors are there for Arsenal to finish the season strongly. .......Read the full article here
In one of the strangest transfer sagas of the summer, the French international keeper, Hugo Lloris, was priced out of a move to Arsenal by his French club Lyon. The demand was for £16 million which Arsenal refused to meet, even though they were keen on the keeper. He then joined Tottenham for around €10 million, which is about half what Arsenal were asked for, and it seems as if Tottenham don’t really want him that much. .......Read the full article here
There have been rumours lately that Arsenal are after Spain international, Pepe Reina. He used to be a brilliant player in a solid Liverpool side but has lost his way as the quality in front of him has dropped. Is he really the best keeper for Arsenal? Not at all.
He was once a great keeper but now, I can’t even distinguish him from the impossibly bad Mannone. Even now, he’s being benched for Brad Jones (yeah, I haven’t really heard of him either). He’s even lost his place to Valdes in the national side as second keeper to Casillas. .......Read the full article here
Should Arsenal buy a new goalkeeper in January? by KJ
Arsenal have suffered an array of injuries once again to key players at the start of the season. The likes of Rosicky, Sagna, Wilshere, Diaby, Szczesny, Fabianski, Frimpong have either made very few appearances or have yet to feature for the club this season. It’s very worrying, especially when looking at our goalkeeping department.
It has been reported today that Fabianski was injured in training today and has now got ligament damage in his ankle. This could see him out for 3 months. .......Read the full article here
As the minutes and hours tick by until the transfer window closes, Arsenal fans are having to hear about potential transfer targets being snapped up by other teams. Is Wenger doing anything behind the scenes? Has he got a top, top, player lined up, or even just some cover in certain positions?
The French keeper Hugo Lloris has signed for Tottenham for a fee of around £10 million, according to the BBC. Gregory van der Wiel has joined Paris Saint-Germain from Ajax for an undisclosed sum. Dimitar Berbatov has moved from Man United to Fulham for less than £5 million and it now looks like Chelsea might snap up the French striker Loic Remy from Marseille. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have been linked with a massive number of players this summer but until a deal is agreed then Arsene Wenger will not want to discuss it. That is why we should not be too concerned with his denial of any transfers on the horizon.
When asked directly if Arsenal were close to signings he replied, “No, maybe we will sign a Malaysian player.”
Roughly translated that means, “what a stupid question. I would not tell you if we were.” According to the Daily Mail, Spanish midfield star Santi Cazorla has agreed personal terms with the Gunners and Arsenal have tabled a bid of £16 million with his club, Malaga. .......Read the full article here
Well the press are having a field day with all of the Van Persie chaos. I think the media (just like most topics) are running it into the ground and pounding it into our eyes and ears so much that I really don’t want to discuss it anymore. Let’s not forget ourselves and get back to reality (and retain our sanity). .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger and Arsenal may be about to announce the capture of their third player this summer. Arsenal fans need something to cheer them up after their top goal scorer and club captain Robin van Persie broke his silence and stated that he will not be extending his contract at the Emirates.
25-year old Hugo Lloris is the man who seems to be Arsenal bound. The France and Lyon keeper will be another addition to Arsenal’s French contingent as soon as Lyon have settled on a replacement for him, according to Talksport. .......Read the full article here
Aaron Ramsey has a chance to shine playing alongside Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy, Micah Richards, Jack Butland and others; hopefully he will rekindle/resurrect his old form.
Ramsey told the Arsenal.com, “I’m delighted to be a part of it…playing in the Olympics will be a great experience and I am looking forward to it so much. It’s fair to say that this could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience…And of course Ryan Giggs will be there too. He retired from international football before I got into the Wales team and he’s an absolute icon in Welsh football.” .......Read the full article here