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.
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).
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.
As reported by the Daily Star, Ozil has an app on his personal website that shows his stats over his career, and it shows that his stats have actually improved since the midfield star moved to Arsenal.
I wonder if Sami Khedira is hoping to join his German international team mate Mesut Ozil at Arsenal. He is certainly going the right way about getting the Arsenal fans on side, describing the Gunners as the best team in the Premier League now we have signed his former team mate from Real Madrid.
It really seems that Arsenal’s new star and assist king Mesut Ozil is sorely missed at the Spanish giants. They struggled to create chances again at the weekend, scraping a lucky win against lowly Levante, thanks to two scrappy goals in injury time. Many of the Madrid players have expressed surprise and dismay at the club’s decision to sell him, but Khedira has concentrated on what Ozil will bring to his new employers, as reported by The Mirror.
Arsene Wenger has revealed what most of us suspected already, and admitted that Arsenal were trying to sign the Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid this summer. At the time, it seemed like the deal was virtually done following the words of Higuain’s father aand agent, but as we know, it was not to be.
Wenger has not explained exactly why the deal to bring him to Arsenal fell through, but it seems clear that Wenger would really have liked to sign the 25-year old. He has scored four goals in five goals for his new club Napoli, proving he is a top quality striker, just like Real Madrid’s other big loss of the summer, Mesut Ozil, who is also mentioned by Wenger in a Sky Sports report.
Arsene Wenger has always been protective about the players under his authority at Arsenal Football Club, sometimes against all logical reasoning, but he has good reason for his latest statement backing the club’s record signing against the continuing derogatory suggestions coming from Mesut Ozil’s former club Real Madrid.
According to a report in the Telegraph, Madrid president Florentino Perez’ latest attack on the German international was to suggest that Ozil could not handle the pressure at the Bernabeu and that was why he chose to leave.
Khedira could join Ozil at Arsenal? by Ash
The transfer window may have only just closed, but the rumours regarding possible incomers at Arsenal continue unchecked all year round, and a recent piece of speculation revolves around the Real Madrid and Germany international midfielder Sami Khedira who has some very interesting quotes.
While Arsenal fans are still in party mode, despite still not seeing the new signing Mesut Ozil run on to a pitch in an Arsenal shirt yet, the fans of his former club Real Madrid are in grumble mode. In various surveys taken by Spanish football sites, a majority of Madrid fans are unhappy with the sale of Ozil.
They have not been cheered up today, with an AS report stating that Zinedine Zidane, a former player and current coach, feels that Gareth Bale was not worth the money. Oh dear. The former World Footballer of the Year is just the latest in a long line of players, managers and football experts to say the same thing.
Before Arsenal had completed the stunning signing of Mesut Ozil on transfer deadline day, Arsene Wenger and the club were coming in for plenty of criticism for their perceived failure to do any significant business in the transfer market. A few people were astounded that Arsenal were struggling to bring in their targets, because the English Premier League and being in the Champions League is seen as a big draw. But there is also the attraction of the club being located in one of the most exciting cities in the world, London.
Ozil has made Arsenal a team to be feared! by Ash
Around 10 years ago or so Arsenal had the most dominant team in England and arguably one of the best in Europe. If it hadn’t been for the heartfelt defeat in Paris to Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final, then we could have been on our way to further greatness by being the named Europe’s top team for the first time. However it wasn’t meant to be and we have seen a lot of changes at the club in the years following.
One of the many players linked with Arsenal recently is the France international striker Karim Benzema, but that is one rumour that seemed extremely unlikely. After selling Gonzalo Higuain, Madrid had given the impression that they were putting all their faith behind Benzema, with just the two young up and coming strikers Jese Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata to back him up.
It appears that Arsenal are on the verge of not just breaking their current transfer record, but smashing it into smithereens. Having endured the last three months of the transfer window, and being offered only the two free transfers of Yaya Sanogo and Mathieu Flamini to get excited about, Arsenal fans could be about to be rewarded with a true world class player.
A report on Sky Sports claims that as well as agreeing a transfer fee of £42.5 million with Real Madrid, the Gunners have beaten off any potential competition from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United for the German international Mesut Ozil.