There are various reasons why some clubs do better in the transfer market than others. Arsenal fans will be hoping for much more in the transfer market from now on, but there are still some very big hitters out there that, on the face of it, Arsenal will simply not be able to compete with.
Two of those clubs, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, are set to be battling the Gunners for one of our main transfer targets this summer, according to The Mirror, so how on Earth are we going to win? The player in question, Antoine Griezmann, may have the answer. .......Read the full article here
It seems as if the contract talks between Arsenal and Bacary Sagna, not to mention all the rumours and speculation about his future, have been going on forever. With his contract due to expire at the end of the season, it is still not sorted, but it is looking a lot closer.
One of the main stumbling blocks, apparently, has been the club’s reluctance to offer the French international the length of contract he is after because of his age. Sagna turned 31 on Friday, so the three year extension he was looking for would take him up to being 34. Money has been an issue as well, but it seems that Arsenal have seen sense. .......Read the full article here
I had better be careful what I say here Arsenal fans. The figures released recently in the Deloitte Football Money League report were picked up by lots of newspapers and websites, with many of the English ones concentrating on the fact that Manchester United have slipped out of the top three and been replaced by the treble winning German club Bayern Munich. Not too surprising really.
What struck me from the report in the Independent was the big increases in revenue conveniently made by two of the clubs that many football fans and the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger have expressed concern about, namely Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have announced a deal that has broken records for both organisations, with the financial support being Puma’s biggest investment and Arsenal’s biggest sponsorship deal. While some may choose to focus on the new kit design that will be created for the upcoming 2013/14 season, with some images already released with caution, instead it is the financial factor that needs to be addressed with the most focus because it really does hold a lot of promising signs for the club. .......Read the full article here
First off I should begin by saying that I am absolutely gutted by Theo’s injury. He was one of my favourite Arsenal players as he was so different to everyone else in our first team and simply offers something else to our attack. So I wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully we can maintain our title charge to win him a Premier League medal. .......Read the full article here
So today brings us the big draw for the last 16 of the Champions League, which can be followed live on uefa.com at 12.00 CET. It is hard to choose which would be the best number out of the hat to face Arsenal, as all the possible opponents are certain to be tough nuts to crack.
Here is the list: Barcelona – This is the club I fully expect to get as usual! They are in their familiar position of being top of La Liga, and are always one of the favourites to go all the way to the Final. Even with Messi out injured Alexis Sanchez has helped out with 8 goals in 11 games…. .......Read the full article here
A few days back Arsenal were linked with a top class player in a transfer rumour that hasn’t entirely gone away since and such speculation has led to some speculation, wondering if this is a deal that Arsene Wenger could realistically pull off in January.
Paris St. Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has been linked with a move away from France following on from the player’s amount of game time in the league this season. Such rumours have also linked him with the Premier League where he is yet to be tested, according to a few sources including Sky Sports. .......Read the full article here
Three loan signings Arsenal could make in January by AN
Arsenal are at least one striker down and Europe is out of stock this January – and we need a solution. That solution for me has to be a signing. Anybody. But realistically, if we’re to land a player who can help kick us on for the rest of the season, it’s going to have to be a loan.
Money isn’t everything it seems. Even though Arsenal Football Club has started to flex it’s financial muscles a bit more, as shown by the record signing of Mesut Ozil, it is still a drop in the ocean compared to the big spending of the champions of France, Paris Saint-Germain. So if Arsene Wenger was at all tempted by having a big budget to play with, and a war chest to match anyone’s in every single transfer window, he may well have accepted a move to PSG when they tried again to sign him this summer. .......Read the full article here
There is a media report claiming that Arsenal will face a great deal of competition for the signature of the Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina player Javier Pastore. The 24-year old is apparently set to be the subject of a transfer battle between at least three clubs, with Liverpool and Arsenal from the Premier League, and the Turkish club Fenerbahce the three front runners.
That is according to a report in the Daily Star anyway. The story also claims that Arsene Wenger failed to complete the transfer pf Pastore this summer, with a deadline day move falling through. But I must say I have my doubts about this rumour. Pastore is an attacking midfielder, and that is surely the most over subscribed position at the Emirates. .......Read the full article here
It is being reported that Arsenal look set to lose one of the longest serving and most reliable players at the club net summer. The French international right back Bacary Sagna is back with a bang this season after an inconsistent season last time, when he was taking some time to recover from his two broken legs, but his contract runs out next summer and The Mail reports that Arsenal are preparing for Sagna refusing to sign an extension. .......Read the full article here
After years without a trophy for Arsenal, the French manager Arsene Wenger has had to endure more than his fair share of criticism in recent years, but with the Gunners playing some of the best football around at the minute, and after demolishing Napoli to make it 10 wins in a row in all competitions, Le Prof’s reputation is on the rise again in England.
However, it has never lost its lustre on the continent, and we have heard that numerous big European clubs, including Real Madrid and PSG, have wanted to sign him. Wenger has always stayed loyal to Arsenal, though, and has also previously declared that he would never walk out on a contract, so maybe the Arsenal bord had better get him signed up again quick. .......Read the full article here