Arsenal seem to have been linked with the French striker Loic Remy forever and if the recent rumours are true, that looks set to continue, at least until the summer. Reports from Newcastle claim that, although his current club want to make his loan deal from QPR permanent in the summer, they fear they will lose out to the Gunners.
The report in the Northern Echo claims that Arsenal scouts have been regular visitors at Newcastle games this season and the Gunners have already made contact with representatives of the 27-year old forward. Remy will still have a few years left to run on his contract with QPR but even if they regain their place in the Premier League, which is far from certain, they are unlikely to keep hold of the player they paid around £8 million for. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal head to Aston Villa tonight needing a win to go back to the top of the Premier League. Chelsea rode their luck a bit in the first half against Hull and came out winners, then Manchester City survived a tough test away to Newcastle, so Arsenal are back in third and have to win at Villa Park. .......Read the full article here
This is pure speculation Arsenal fans, but it is not just made up. We received a transfer tip-off in the week from a previously reliable source, pointing us to the possibility that the French striker Loic Remy could be the main transfer target for Arsenal in this January transfer window.
The two previous tips from the same source, regarding Mathieu Flamini and Mesut Ozil, were made official a day or two after we heard about them, so I started to think that this Remy rumour held no water. However, I have just been looking at what to watch today and realised that Arsene Wenger has a very good reason to hold off any transfer bid for Remy. .......Read the full article here
First of all Arsenal fans, a disclaimer. We are not claiming any special knowledge here. BUT the source that gave us this tip-off has a good success ratio so far. It is the same source that told Just Arsenal about the signing of Mathieu Flamini AND Mesut Ozil a day or two before they hit the news last summer.
And this is not somebody who comes out with lots of rumours and gets a few right, because these are the only two such tip-offs we have received so far. So although we have no way of knowing where they get their information or how reliable it is, I think is has got to be worth passing it on with caution. .......Read the full article here
In Arsenal’s last game against Newcastle United in the Barclay’s Premier League, the Gunners found themselves having to win the hard way in what was a very tough game. It was a gritty and scrappy win, normally the kind of ones that as Arsenal fans we get annoyed about because it is usually Manchester United that win that way. Now some will say that we evidently deserved all three points that we got out of the game and overall we were better side. Arsenal deserved to win and the three points obtained certainly weren’t unjust, and in fact if Arsenal are to win the Premier League this season then we should actually be expecting many more games like this to come over the rest of the season. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans will not need to be told that Olivier Giroud has been struggling in front of goal recently. His last two goals before today came in the match against Southampton at the end of November. And with the club’s top scorer of the season so far, Aaron Ramsey, suffering a dip and then picking up an injury, it has really put a strain on the Frenchman.
Giroud is well aware that he has not been at his best recently, even though he has been working hard for the team and been slightly unlucky with a fantastic shot to win the game against Everton coming back off the bar and a good goal ruled out by the awful linesman at Man City. .......Read the full article here
Szczesny – 7.5
He was commanding in the box and managed to make a couple of very good saves. However, his cockiness could have cost him as he tried to kick the ball up field over an onrushing Remy and the rebound almost ended up a Newcastle goal.
Sagna – 8
A consistent performance by our most experienced defender. He was calm throughout the game and silenced Gouffran. Also helped provide an attacking outlet.
As much as Arsenal needed to get the three points away to West Ham, it was perhaps even more important for the confidence of the players, fans and even the manager, that Arsenal put a stop to the mini slump as soon as possible. So does this mean that the Gunners’ title challenge is well and truly back on?
Arsene Wenger certainly seems to think so, as explained in a report on ESPN. The Frenchman accepted that any slip-up against the Hammers would have caused real questions to be asked about Arsenal’s credentials. As it is, of course, the Gunners are back on top of the Premier League, which just shows you what a great position we had got ourselves in before the run of tough fixtures starting with Everton. .......Read the full article here
How Arsenal should rotate for the next 4 games by KJ
Anyone who’s checked our fixture list will know that we have a very difficult run coming up with four games in the space of only 9 days. We have two tricky away games against West Ham and Newcastle before playing Cardiff at home and finally Tottenham at the Emirates in the FA Cup. As a result, we’ll need to rotate accordingly.
After a tough time for Arsenal, with three games in six days that appear to have put a sizable dent in the confidence of the fans at least, it is hugely important that Arsene Wenger and the players bounce back.
Starting with Chelsea on Monday, the Gunners have a run of four Premier League games in nine days and if we don’t do a lot better in this flurry of fixtures, it could spell the end of Arsenal’s title hopes. A victory on Monday, or even a draw, will put Arsenal at the top of the Premier League for Christmas and restore the morale damged by slipping into second in the Champions League group and shipping six at the Etihad. .......Read the full article here
Amidst Arsenal’s continued pursuit of a new striker to support Olivier Giroud up front, former Gunner Perry Groves has claimed that Arsene Wenger made a mistake by not signing Loic Remy from QPR when the opportunity presented itself in the summer. The Frenchman has been in phenomenal form for Newcastle this season and the former Arsenal wide man insists that he would have been a great buy for the North London side. .......Read the full article here