There is a lot of talk and speculation flying around at the minute about how to improve the England national side, and the latest proposal could be fantastic news for Arsenal Football Club. The idea being discussed is to bring English football more into line with Europe by allowing and encouraging the bigger clubs to have a formal arrangement with lower clubs in a `feeder` capacity.
After a slow start to his Arsenal career, the France international Olivier Giroud got going and ended up having a decent, if not spectacular first season in the Premier League. The striker showed flashes of brilliance, like his goal against Brighton and some of his clever flicks in link up play, but he was guilty of some poor finishing at times.
So far this season, his finishing has been vastly better, while his link up play, touches on the ball and movement off it have been even better than last time. That is why nobody found it strange when the Mirror reported that Giroud is targeting the Premier League Golden Boot this season.
I can’t speak for the rest of the Arsenal fans, in fact I can’t really speak at all because my mouth is full of flies after walking around with my jaw hanging open since Monday night. However, I am going to go out on a limb and say that we are all excited about the prospect of Mesut Ozil playing at the Emirates.
The reaction from the football world continues to roll in, with many experts and players expressing their admiration of Arsene Wenger in securing the German international’s signature and their surprise at Florentino Perez and Real Madrid in letting him leave.
Why do Arsenal get so many injuries? by Raymondo
I’ve been a Gooner for 63 years, was a qualified referee and have a Preliminary FA Coaching Badge so I believe I have a little knowledge of the game. I would like to submit a brief article for consideration after just registering for the site. After playing, officiating and watching the great game for over 60 years, I have a theory as to why we seem to get a disproportionate number of injuries, compared to the rest of the Premiership.
Laudrup waves away Arsenal interest by Ash
Premier League Club manager Michael Laudrup has closed the door on Arsenal’s transfer interest regarding Swansea City striker Michu, after it was reported in the media that Arsene Wenger would turn his attention to the Spanish danger man should the club’s final efforts for Luis Suarez be rejected.
Hello all Gunners around the world, I am Peter, TheNigerianGunner (my new name for JustArsenal comments). This is pretty much my first article ever and i ask to please bear with me as I’m not a professional.
Ok, to the point. We Gunners everywhere are frustrated by the lack of Arsenal signing yet we are linked to every available player thanks to the English press. I was sitting and wondering, saying out loud to myself: What is wrong with Wenger?? Where’s the 70million?? Then I asked: What is this old man thinking?? that’s when it hit me….
It may be that Wayne Rooney stays where he is this summer, but if he was to leave then Arsenal were rumoured to near the front of the queue of clubs hoping to sign him. There are only a few clubs that could meet the conditions of the England striker, including transfer fee, wage demands and being in the Champions League. The fact that Rooney would not have to adjust to a new country and new league should also be an advantage for the Gunners.
Arsenal to raid Barcelona? by Stefan
Two weeks ago Marseille declared interest in Arsenal “deadwood” winger Gervinho who has failed to win the love of Arsenal fans in his two year career at Arsenal. Most fans would happily see the back of him at this point and if they do I believe Arsenal can capitalize on a situation in Spain.
Every football fan in the world knows at this point that Brazilian ace Neymar has sealed a move to Barcelona and Barcelona’s wingers/forwards will be struggling for game time considering how many of them there are. That is why Arsenal should make a move for one of their wingers before anybody else swoops in and takes him. Here is a list of players that play in that position.
Arsenal and the tiki-taka system by Sam
Arsene Wenger has his own clear football philosophy and, since taking over as the Arsenal manager nearly 20 years ago, he has gradually moulded the Gunners into the team we see now. In recent years, of course, his model has had to be rebuilt regularly due to the loss of key players such as Cesc Fabregas, through no fault of his own, but he is trying to achieve perfection.
The Arsenal fans are quite used to seeing Arsene Wenger mess about with players and their positions, sometimes with great success, so maybe we shouldn’t be too surprised to heat that the French manager is considering signing a left back as the Gunners’ new defensive midfielder.
David Alaba is the Austrian international who is currently riding high after winning the Champions League, Bundesliga title and the German version of the FA cup with Bayern Munich. So you would think the chances of getting the 20-year old to leave his current club were zero to very small. According to the Daily Star, however, that is just what Wenger is thinking of doing.
Arsenal should get Villa from Barcelona by SS
Brazilian Star Neymar finally sealed a move to European football in the last few days after years of holding off a move in favour of his boyhood club Santos. At some point in Neymar’s career he has been linked with nearly every top club in Europe but in the end it came down to Real Madrid and Barcelona, he chose Barcelona so he could fulfil his dream of forming a partnership with Lionel Messi.
It seems as if Arsenal and Juventus are employing the same scouting team this year, as both clubs are being heavily linked with the transfers of Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina and Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid. Not too long ago, we were hearing very positive things about the possibility of both players coming to the Emirates, but the interest from Juve seems to have put the brakes on everything.
The Italian champions are also interested in Carlos Tevez from Manchester City, but it looks like the Argentinean is waiting to talk to the new manager before he makes a decision on his future. The new man at the Etihad is almost certain to be Manuel Pellegrini, but the Chilean has one more game to complete with Malaga this weekend.