It would certainly be a turn up for the books if Arsenal could pull off a transfer from one of top EPL rivals for a change instead of selling them our best players every year, and according to this morning’s Star, Wenger is planning just that right now.
It is looking very likely that Thomas Vermaelen will leave the Gunners this summer, and with the worrying rumours about Laurent Koscielny, Arsenal are very likely to need a new centre-back. This report reckons that Man United’s Chris Smalling is Wenger’s top target to fill that role. Any even more promising is the fact that the ex-Fulham youngster can also fill in at right-back when the need arises. .......Read the full article here
Spring is in the air, and with the promise of sunshine coming the Sunday papers are warming up towards the transfer window (commonly known as the Silly Season on Arsenal websites!).
Today’s offering comes from the ever-fanciful Sunday Sun, who are proposing the very unlikely story that Manchester United believe that they can get our very own captain Thomas Vermaelen to go to Old Trafford this summer.
I know Arsene Wenger has a habit of selling our captains, and even I could understand why Vermaelen may wish to leave after being sidelined for most of this season, but surely we won’t let him go to Man United? .......Read the full article here
There have been numerous rumours regarding the unhappy situation of Robin Van Persie at Manchester United since David Moyes took over, and it seems that the Dutchman is angling to move away from Old Trafford this summer.
When it was originally mooted that the Dutch international could make a shock return to Arsenal, Arsene Wenger was asked directly if it was a possibility, but refused to say Yes or No, but now The Metro is claiming that talks are at an advanced stage. .......Read the full article here
Joel Campbell still hopes to make it at Arsenal! by Ash
After watching Olympiakos against Manchester United last night I realised two major things. Firstly, one that does not come across as something shocking at all, is that Manchester United are currently in a bigger crisis than Arsenal have ever recently been in, despite not coming under the same level of media attention. And secondly what a very good player Joel Campbell has the potential to be. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal must take Joel Campbell back next year! by Ash
If you watched Manchester United’s game against Olympiakos last night, then I’m sure it probably had something to do with the fact an Arsenal player was on the pitch. Whilst one former Gunner Robin Van Persie led the line for Manchester United, Olympiakos had their own Arsenal striker up front, with Joel Campbell playing for the Greek side at Old Trafford, and it was the youngster that stole the show with an excellent goal as United were humbled. .......Read the full article here
This transfer window has been torment but could it actually turn out be a blessing in disguise. by MS
So it’s finally over, and I mean FINALLY!
Arsenal fans started the summer full of promises, we had hold ups, haggles, negotiations over an extra million or two, mass reductions in playing staff, an amazing Asian tour where Giroud shone and a true supporter ran for miles alongside the team bus, a nightmare Emirates cup, a disaster of a first league game, a 100m Spurs spending spree, 4 wins on the bounce, 2 free signings, a loanee and that man Ozil starting a new era for Arsenal Football Club…..and that’s just the opening line! .......Read the full article here
Wayne Rooney Heading to Arsenal? Highly Unlikely by MA
Since the now retired Sir Alex Ferguson excluded Wayne Rooney from the Manchester United team that lost to Real Madrid in the return leg quarter final match of the 2013 Champions League and his subsequent revelation that Rooney has asked for a transfer, rumors have been flying around as to the club Wayne Rooney will lace his boots for next season should he decide to leave Manchester United. .......Read the full article here
Third-Time-Lucky? Will Wenger try to sign Paul Pogba for a third time? by GN
Wenger is reportedly interested in the ex-Man United youngster Paul Pogba who he tried to sign before he went to Old Trafford, and again when he became a Free Agent before he joined Juventus.
A strong presence in the central midfield position seems to be somewhat of a high priority for Arsenal this summer, with a variety of different names being discussed amongst the wide-spread majority. But is Paul Pogba the man who can add the necessary presence of physicality to Arsenal’s midfield? .......Read the full article here
One thing that was noticeable this season and in fact in a lot of the previous years is that our squad doesn’t have many outstanding players that the rest of the team can revolve around. Last year we had Van Persie, and that’s all in my opinion. Before then Van Persie and Fabregas, maybe Nasri. But is this good enough to be a successful team? .......Read the full article here
I sit here on a warm African winter afternoon, my tele switched to ESPN classic. They have a vintage Arsenal game going and im glued as if it were live. Its Highbury….Its Sol Campbell, its Vieira, its Bergkamp, its Thierry… its an Arsenal routing of Manchester United. The fans are in ecstasy, the commentators in awe as the purrr with lavish praise on the impeccable machine that was Arsenal… Im in Arsenal heaven for a moment there.. .......Read the full article here
Six Reasons Why Arsenal Can Dominate English Football Next Season by FD
Recent years have been frustrating for followers of Arsenal. The trophy drought has been bad enough, but we’ve also had to endure the regular exodus of our best players and the apparent reluctance of the powers-that-be to compete with the other top clubs on an equal footing. Yet, at last, there appear to be some solid grounds for optimism. A combination of events elsewhere and the seeds of something stirring at home might just be pointing to a period of Arsenal resurgence ahead. Here are six reasons why the coming 2013/14 season could be one to finally reward the patience of all Gooners. .......Read the full article here