We will probably never know how close Arsene Wenger came to snapping up Julio Cesar for Arsenal this summer, but it now seems apparent that the Prof has decided not to add to his goalkeeping options after all. With Wojciech Szczesny now fully fit again and having rediscovered his best form after a few bad games last season, Wenger is clearly happy with the Polish international.
Maybe Wenger thought that bringing another keeper like Cesar into the squad would harm the confidence and development of Szczesny, and I can understand where he is coming from. The reason most of us thought that Arsenal would be signing another keeper this summer was not the form of Szczesny anyway, it was the back up options available. .......Read the full article here
This is a question that has been posed several times to the Arsenal fans and when he is in and around the squad it’s always a question that is raised. Whether he is actually good enough to be Arsenal’s goalkeeper. It’s also a topic that causes a lot of debate and although, if I remember correctly, last time the majority of people agreed in saying that he wasn’t good enough, I believe the situation has now changed and with the aspects involved I’d be interested to hear if the fan’s opinions on him have changed too. .......Read the full article here
Wednesday’s Mirror has it that the £40 million release clause in Suarez’s contract was a hoax after all! It appears Suarez and his agent didn’t fully grasp the finer details of their contract and any attempt to seek arbitration will only end in huge embarrassment for them. Liverpool are thought to be that sure of their position and have stuck to their £55M valuation.
On Arsenal’s part it seems they’ve been drawn into yet another transfer debacle -they had only recently inadvertently purchased a player who was bound to serve in the military in only two years. .......Read the full article here
The latest development on Luis Suarez and his transfer to Arsenal is that Arsene Wenger is apparently prepared to wait Liverpool out in the football equivalent of a staring competition. The Frenchman is definitely good at this game and has good reasons to believe he will win, but I cannot help feeling it is too big a risk to take.
Apparently there is still confusion over this clause in the Uruguayan’s contract, which might be resolved in our favour. This would mean that Arsenal have already bid enough to force Liverpool to sell. This would save the club money and Wenger would be proved right, but it also might not be resolved in our favour. .......Read the full article here
Constant reports over the last few weeks have pointed out that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is being lined up by mega rich Paris Saint-Germain as their main managerial target for next season. Having secured Laurent Blanc as the new French Champions’ manager, we know we are safe in keeping Wenger for this upcoming season at least but with just 12 months remaining on his Arsenal contract we cannot be certain about his future any further. .......Read the full article here
While Arsenal fans are getting excited at what looks like being the first big name signing of the summer, Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid, another piece of transfer news, or rumour, has hit the papers, and it is the not very good news that the transfer of Ashley Williams to the Gunners will not be going ahead after all.
According to The Sun, Arsene Wenger will miss out on the Swansea City centre back and captain of Wales, because of the £10 million valuation that his club have placed on him. 28-year old Williams is in his prime and has two years remaining on his current deal at Swansea, so the fee does not seem too excessive, but we know how careful the Arsenal board and Wenger are. .......Read the full article here
There is no room for error for either team tonight as only a win will do for Arsenal and Wigan Athletic at the Emirates stadium. Although the Gunners would still have a mathematical chance of overtaking Tottenham on the final day of the Premier League season if we drew or lost tonight, realistically it would mean that Arsenal would be consigned to the Europa League next season.
Arsene Wenger has made just one change to the side that beat QPR 10 days ago, while Roberto Martinez starts with exactly the same side that started at Wembley on Saturday. The Spanish manager will be hoping their confidence and adrenaline from that trophy win gets them through. .......Read the full article here
It may be a crucial game for Arsenal tomorrow in terms of reaching the Champions League, but for Wigan it is even more important as they are fighting for their Premiership lives. Roberto Martinez has performed miracles to keep them in the top flight over the last few years, and he is fully expecting to do the same thing this time around.
He said: “We’ve been having a very good season in terms of performances. That wasn’t an accident against City,”
The current football season has been excruciating at times for Arsenal fans and it is showing no signs of getting easier. Despite the excellent run of form recently, with six wins from the last eight Premier League games, the Gunners still have the threat of finishing outside the top four looming large.
With ten man Chelsea coming from behind to win yesterday at Aston Villa, it is now down to Tottenham and Arsenal to fight it out over the remaining Champions League place. There is plenty to worry about for Arsenal fans, as a Spurs win at Stoke City today will leave us needing to beat Wigan at the Emirates on Tuesday and they will be flying high after their shock victory over Manchester City yesterday. .......Read the full article here
Wigan won the FA Cup for the first time in their history yesterday (take that Ca$hri!) but their manager, Roberto Martinez, will not allow the players to celebrate just yet as they have another Cup Final coming up on Tuesday against Arsenal. Nothing less than three points will be enough to save the Latics from relegation, and Martinez is making sure his team stays focused by ordering to turn up for an iced bath tomorrow morning!
Martinez said: “From a physical point of view I don’t know how quickly we can recover from this. We are playing on Tuesday against Arsenal with a squad where we have six or seven players missing through injury. .......Read the full article here
Ryo Miyaichi has been an Arsenal player for over two years now, but he is still waiting to make his Premier League debut for the club. The 20-year old is well on the road to recovery after picking up an ankle injury during his recent loan spell at Wigan Athletic. The Japanese international is hoping to be fit enough to take part in the pre-season training and tours with Arsenal and finally force himself into first team contention. .......Read the full article here
Oliver Giroud is a good player, but he is not the world class striker Arsenal need, he misses a large amount of chances, he has one of the worst goal conversion rates for a striker in the premier league, and what really irritates me in particular is how he whines if he loses the ball or misses a shot, rather than just getting on with the game. .......Read the full article here