Tag Archives: Monaco

Arsenal meet agent about Koscielny future AND Aurier?

Arsene Wenger did not waste much time after hearing that the Arsenal centre back Laurent Koscielny was being targeted by some big hitters around Europe, according to reports from France. The Prof has moved quickly to instigate a new deal for his star defender, and may have just done a bit more business at the same time.

A Talksport report reveals that the same man, Stephane Courbis, acts as the football agent for both the current Arsenal man Koscielny and a player we have been heavily linked with, Serge Aurier. The report goes on to state that news from France is that Wenger has held a meeting with Courbis in London this week, so there might be good news on the way from two fronts.

Was Arsenal boss right to reject Berbatov transfer?

Despite the Arsenal boss having praised the Bulgarian striker a few times in the past, it seems that Arsene Wenger did not think it was worth paying £1 million for Dimitar Berbatov. Because according to reports, the front man was offered to the Gunners as Fulham knew that he was not happy at Craven Cottage.

According to a report in the Metro, Arsenal said “no thanks” and now Berbatov is set to join the French Ligue 1 club Monaco. They have lost their star striker Radamel Falcao through injury and need a quality striker to keep up their title challenge against their big spending rivals PSG. Swap Arsenal for Monaco, PSG for Man City and Walcott for Falcao and you could say exactly the same thing of us.

Is this Brazilian right back set to replace Sagna at Arsenal?

Like most Arsenal fans, I would love Bacary Sagna to stay with the club. But with his current contract due to run out next summer, there are plenty of rumours linking the France international right back with some of the top clubs around Europe.

Sagna will be 31-years old next summer, but looks like he has got many years left in him, although it seems like the Gunners are not really offering him the contract he feels he deserves. So assuming that he is going to move on in the summer, Arsene Wenger and his scouting network have got some work on their hands to find a suitable replacement.

Arsenal will surely snub any Monaco offer for Walcott, won’t they?

Monaco want Walcott by AT

The Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has not played since suffering an abdominal injury in Arsenal’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Marseille but that has not stopped speculation over his future. If reports in the nedia are to be believed, Walcott is the top target of big spending AS Monaco, with the Ligue 1 side poised to make a €40 million (£34m) move for the pacey winger in January, according to a Daily Mail report,.

Latest Arsenal transfer disappointment is Kondogbia….Who’s left?

Arsenal miss out on Kondogbia by Ash

Arsenal’s summer spending spree hasn’t gone to plan at all for Arsene Wenger and his transfer team. Whichever way you see it, being the club lying to the fans in a plot to continue to sell season tickets and merchandise, or whether Arsenal have genuinely tried but been extremely unlucky, at the end of the day we still find ourselves under a week away from the closure of the summer transfer window with just one addition to our name.

With UEFA toothless, how do Arsenal make FFP really work?

What can Arsenal do about Financial Fair Play? by Neil

Back in 2009, UEFA decided to draw up plans for financial fair play. We all pretty much understood what it was being drafted for, namely in order to stop what the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger called ‘financial doping’.

Arsenal and other clubs started to watch this carefully, as UEFA then said ‘strict penalties’ would be imposed for those who spend millions on fees whilst making huge losses. UEFA also noted that clubs that do this are making transfer fees and wages out of sync with real value.

Why Arsenal’s £70m is not helping much in transfer market

When will we curb the absurd spending? by AT

Its tough to be an Arsenal fan during Transfer Window. Each passing day we hear a new player linked with transfer in/out for Arsenal. In fact, we too believed finally our transfer policy will change! I’m curious to know how many of us rejoiced when Arsenal board declared we have 70 million to spend this window, with an upper limit of 116M in the bank!

Relax Gooners – Arsenal will NOT lose any stars this summer

There have been a few worrying reports in the media so far this summer, but it seems like we can all relax and breathe a bit easier, after learning that the two players who looked the most likely to leave the club were both going to stay.

With Bacary Sagna, it may only be for one more year, because his current contract with Arsenal is due to expire next summer. There were rumours that the French international right back could be heading back to France to play for PSG or the big spending and newly promoted Monaco. He will be able to leave the Emirates for nothing next year, and get himself a lucrative deal elsewhere, but if Arsenal are as competitive as we hope next season, he could be persuaded to stay.

Will Jenkinson be first choice for Arsenal next season?

While the Arsenal players and fans can relax for a bit after another nail biting season, the agents, scouts and backroom staff will be a s busy as ever preparing for next season. Bacary Sagna and Arsenal have a big decision to make about the French defender’s future, while Carl Jenkinson is desperate to get more games under his belt and become the first choice at right back.

With just a year left on his contract, 30-year old Sagna will be sold if he doesn’t decide to extend his deal at the Emirates. Monaco and PSG are said to be interested and Wenger will cash in rather than lose him for free next summer. Maybe Sagna will stay now we have qualified for the Champions League, but I doubt it.

Arsenal to challenge Tottenham for David Villa?

The rumour mill seems to have really kicked in with the Spanish media and a few of the stories coming out are of great interest to Arsenal fans. Of course, we do not really know how much truth is behind them, but we arrely do until the agreement’s are actually made.

Earlier today it was reported that the long term Arsenal transfer target David Villa was going to our North London rivals Tottenham. The story in Mundo Deportivo said that the spuds had agreed personal terms with the 31-year old striker and they were going to make an offer of around £10 million to Barca.

Bacary Sagna “doesn’t close the door” on PSG move this summer (Or Monaco)

There have been many rumours linking the Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna with a return to France this summer with the new money-bags club, Paris Saint Germain. Only last week it was reported that Arsene Wenger had persuaded the 30 year-old to stay on at the Emirates, but it seems that that is not yet true as Sagna has now revealed that he doesn’t know where he will be next season.

Many Arsenal fans feel that Sagna’s performances have been going downhill this season, but after two broken legs in as many years there is little surprise that he has lost a bit of his sharpness, or perhaps he is losing his enthusiasm for the club after 8 years without a trophy.

Arsenal target defender ready to leave Marseille

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.”