Like most Arsenal fans, I would love to be able to play for the Gunners. But, to be perfectly honest, I’m not very good, and I would not want to look stupid or cost Arsenal a game. So it looks like I will have to settle for a stint at Real Madrid or Barcelona in La Liga instead.
You don’t need to be any good to play for them do you? I assume not, because that is where the hugely disappointing Nicklas Bendtner claims he is going when he is finally released from the torture of collecting over £50,000 a week from Arsenal for doing a bit of training and looking stupid. .......Read the full article here
The English media last night had a story that stated Arsene Wenger was in talks with Benzema’s agents and was looking to make a £27million bid in January to secure the Frenchman’s services. Now I personally am taking this with a massive pinch of salt and I want to detail why this transfer is extremely unlikely.
Madrid sold Higuain in the summer for around £35 million after deducing he was surplus to requirements. They also felt Benzema was clearly the better player and that’s why they decided to keep him. Now if the inferior player is worth £35 million to Madrid, why would they sell the superior player for £8 million cheaper, as the Mirror report claims? .......Read the full article here
There might be two months to go for the January transfer window to officially open but that usually does not stop media outlets from publishing transfer speculation, especially if it’s related to Arsenal! The transfer tavern today has thrown up a rather interesting rumor that is sure to excite all Arsenal fans.
According to Sports Direct News, Arsenal have moved a step closer to securing the signature of long term target Karim Benzema from Real Madrid. According to the report, the North London side have already agreed personal terms worth £80,000 a week with the player, with only a transfer fee left to be agreed for the French international to be an Arsenal player. .......Read the full article here
Once Arsenal develop a link with a player in the transfer market its unusual to see the media let it go, as they like to extricate every single piece of Arsenal news to the extent where it’s on its last legs. They take the small rumours and turn them into full blown stories, whilst some of the bigger name players such as Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney attract long standing sagas over a potential move to the club. .......Read the full article here
‘Tottenham aren’t Arsenal’s rivals’ suggests Gazids! by Ash
Arsenal spokesman and chief executive Ivan Gazids is often facing the rebellions of Arsenal fans when it comes to his position at the club and the action, or perhaps lack of action, and influence he seems to have in this club, but for once he has actually got the Arsenal faithful on his side by taunting local rivals Tottenham Hotspur. .......Read the full article here
It still seems slightly unreal to see Mesut Ozil on the pitch in an Arsenal shirt, even though he has settled in so well he could be one of the Gunners’ longest serving players. Maybe it is because Arsenal spent so little for so long, that we never really expected Arsene Wenger to spend quite so much on one player, even though we were told he had the money. .......Read the full article here
It seems like Arsenal could have finished the summer transfer window on September 2nd without having smashed the Club transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. At the time, everyone was surprised at the deal, and Arsenal fans were simply over the moon. The fans calling for Wenger’s head were happy to admit they were wrong, and the Frenchman’s stock has not been as high in a long time, but it could all have been so much different. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has either changed his tactics intentionally this season, or his players are somehow failing to keep hold of the ball as they did last season. The fact that the Gunners are sitting in top spot in the Premier League strongly suggests that the former is the case.
Last season, a huge part of Arsenal’s game plan was to keep possession of the ball, a la Barcelona, and pucsh and probe and wear the opposition down. It worked as well, to certain extent. With over 58 percent average possession over the season, not one team kept the ball better than Arsenal, but obviously it didn’t work that well, because we can fourth in the league. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal now have their own Zidane in their side! by Ash
Arsenal have always been known for having quite a strong midfield, especially over the course of Arsene Wenger’s 17 year reign with the club. However, aside from the glory days of the early 2000’s, it’s hard to argue that we have never had a better midfield than we currently do.
Ozil, Cazorla, Wilshere, Ramsey, Arteta, Rosicky, Flamini and a few other fringe players all competing for just three spaces in midfield, is proving to be a tough task for Arsene Wenger now that all are available, and it’s all largely down to the fact that we managed to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. .......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
It seems that a lot of Arsenal fans would not be too happy if Arsene Wenger was to sign the Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema in January, apparently because he is having a spot of bother locating the posterior of a Fresian with a rudimentary stringed instrument (or he can’t hit a cow’s backside with a banjo). .......Read the full article here
There have been plenty of reports about what Mesut Ozil would bring to Arsenal, and he is already proving to be a massive influence, even though it usually takes time for players from other leagues in Europe to get used to the fast and frenetic English form of the beautiful game.