April 07, 2013 by
The highly-talented French striker Loic Remy has been linked with Arsenal for many years but when he finally moved to the Premiership in January it was to our London rivals QPR, amid fears that he was injury prone.
Remy has since been very vocal in making it clear that he didn’t want to leave Marseille (never mind to join QPR) in January, and would have preferred to show his best form at the French giants before moving to England.
But despite his misgivings he has responded magnificently with four goals in his first seven games for the Hoops, proving beyond doubt that he can handle the rigours of the Premiership, and according to many newspapers, Arsenal scouts have been yet again watching his progress with interest. .......Read the full article here
April 04, 2013 by
He may not be the biggest name in the world of football, but Nicolas N’Koulou has attracted the interest of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham with his performances for AS Monaco and Marseille. If Arsene Wenger is thinking of signing the central defender in the summer, he will have been encouraged to do so what N’koulou said this week.
“The club and me are together on my future. If they receive an offer they can’t refuse, then we will have to part company,” said the 23-year old. “Marseille is a great club and I love playing for them. They are part of my life.” .......Read the full article here
March 17, 2013 by
Marseille defender Nicolas N’koulou has spoken out about his reported move to Arsenal this summer, admitting that his future will not be discussed until the summer.
The Cameroonian centre-back is reported as being an £8Million transfer target for Arsene Wenger, who is actively seeking targets to strengthen his squad over the summer.
“Nothing is done with Arsenal,” he said. “It is only paper talk. I like Arsenal as a fan of good football, but it does not mean I will join them.
“I will be able to talk about my future in the summer. I know the club want to balance their books and think I am an asset for them.” .......Read the full article here
January 11, 2013 by
It appears as if Arsenal are thinking of doing to Newcastle what a number of other Premier league teams usually do to us. Newcastle United have had great success with their scouting network in recent years, especially in France, and they were apparently on the verge of making the French international striker, Loic Remy, the latest addition at St. James’ Park.
Until, that is, Arsenal stepped in at the last minute, and are now favourites to land the 26-year old from Marseille. The Independent reports that their sources in France have told them of the very strong interest from Arsene Wenger could soon lead to an offer of around £10 million being accepted by the Ligue 1 club. Marseille have already resigned themselves to losing their star, and his performances this year have shown that his mind is on other things. .......Read the full article here
August 09, 2012 by
Arsenal Announce NextGen Squad by AH
Arsenal have announced their 32 man squad, that will take place in this season’s NextGen Competition, which is the new Europe-wide competition for Under 19′s, which by rights Arsenal should do very well in considering the wealth of young talent at our disposal!
The full Arsenal 32-man squad is; Goalkeepers: Reice Charles-Cook and Josh Vickers
Defenders: Zach Fagan, Elton Monteiro, Sead Hajrovic, Leander Siemann, Martin Angha, Arinse Uade, Tom Dallison, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill, Samir Bihmoutine, Hector Bellerin and Kyle Ebecilio
Midfielders: Nico Yennaris, Isaac Hayden, Jordan Wynter, Kris Olsson, Jon Toral, Jack Jebb, Josh Rees, Thomas Eisfeld, Serge Gnabry and Chuks Aneke .......Read the full article here
November 01, 2011 by
Whether he is the best left-back at Arsenal or not, Andre Santos has given Gooners some moments of brilliance, such as his smooth strike at Stamford Bridge at the weekend and his similarly well-taken goal against Olympiacos.
Unfortunately, though, he hasn’t yet provided a flawless game for the Gunners and his last game against the Blues included a shaky defensive display, regardless of his goal. He has speed and strength but perhaps hasn’t quite mastered the ability to use it to halt the opposition’s attacks, rather than creating his own. He found it difficult to deal with Sturridge and Mata – particularly in the first half – and there is no doubt that Andre Ayew and Valbuena would provide similar threats to the Arsenal back-line and could well target the former Fenerbahce player as a point of weakness. .......Read the full article here
November 01, 2011 by
Three points tonight will secure Arsenal’s progression from the group stage of the Champions League, with their opponents Marseille similarly looking for a way into the next round. Following Aaron Ramsey’s late, late winner at the Velodrome, it will undoubtedly be yet another tight contest.
The Gunners may have only lost once at home so far this season, but the 2009/10 Ligue 1 Champions are a force on the road. Arsène Wenger himself admitted this, saying “Marseille have the team that is more at ease away than at home… They are a side who can defend well and are very physical. They have gained confidence and they will be out to hit us on the counter-attack…” .......Read the full article here
October 31, 2011 by
After a very good first leg against the French team, Arsene Wenger’s footballers are now looking to show their worth on home turf in the Champions League group stage. Another win for Wenger’s team would mean almost certain group domination for Arsenal who would go 4 points higher than tomorrows opponents Marseille.
With this win The Gunners would only need at most another two points from the games against Olympiakos Piraeus and Borussia Dortmund in order to become group winners and avoid incidents like last year when they were drawn to play against Barcelona. .......Read the full article here
October 20, 2011 by
Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a confidence-boosting victory in Marseille to move to the top of their Champions League Group, but as usual the performance was marred by yet another defensive injury, this time to the youngster Carl Jenkinson.
Arsene Wenger described the problem as: “He overstretched his knee. We have to check that tomorrow.”
If it is as serious as it looks Wenger will have to consider moving one of his centre-backs over to the right, probably Laurent Koscielny, although the Frenchman has also said that Andre Santos could play there if necessary.
Arsenal’s performance was hardly inspiring, but Wenger was pleased with the clean sheet and clearly enjoyed Ramsey’s last-minute match winner. .......Read the full article here
August 13, 2011 by
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger promised the fans a “busy summer” and it looked like being anything of the sort until now.
But Wenger has now brought in Gervinho, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Campbell, and with the myriad departures (no names mentioned!) it certainly HAS been a busy summer. but according to the Arsenal rumours around it looks like it is far from over.
FranceFootball today reckons that Arsenal are still interested in the Sochaux midfielder Marvin Martin and are going to return with a second bid to fortify the weakened Arsenal midfield. They also say that the Gunners have made a bid for the Marseille striker Andre Ayew, who has a 13m euro buy-out clause in his contract, but Wenger will have to pay the full amount to get their man. .......Read the full article here
July 04, 2011 by
Arsene Wenger (and the Arsenal fans!) will be hoping that the contract situation with Samir Nasri is sorted out this week to everyone’s satisfaction, but it seems that Wenger is looking at possible alternatives if the 24 year-old refuses to put pen to paper.
The French footy paper L’Equipe is convinced that Wenger is going to bid for the Marseille midfielder Mathieu Valbuena as the perfect replacement for Nasri as he can play as an attacking midfielder or winger, and can dribble past opponents like his compatriot.
The 26 year-old has recently become a regular for the France national team alongside Nasri and scored against England last year, although he is not exactly famous for his goalscoring abilities, having just 15 goals in just 125 games for Marseille. .......Read the full article here
April 15, 2011 by
Marouane Chamakh was brought in by Arsène Wenger in order to make his Arsenal side more ruthless in the box. Unfortunately after a bright start Chamakh has failed to provide the goals required to guarantee him a regular starting position. Now Ligue 1 side Marseille are preparing to take the Moroccan international striker away from the Emirates and back to France according to TalkSport Radio.
Chamakh made his name at Bordeaux where he started playing in 2003. He scored 32 goals in his last two seasons at the club and was brought to Arsenal on a free transfer in the summer of 2010. .......Read the full article here