Reports have emerged claiming that Arsenal are very close to signing the highly rated Real Betis winger Alvaro Vadillo, a player dubbed as the “Next Cristiano Ronaldo” by the Spanish media, who report that the North London side are on the brink of a €20 million move for the teenage prodigy who will almost certainly be on his way in the near future.
Why Özil will only get better by KJ
Over the last two weeks, Özil has struggled to impact on Arsenal games to the level you’d expect from a world class midfielder and yet he’s still managed to get an assist vs Liverpool and his lovely cross was the reason we scored in Dortmund.
But there is no hiding the fact that he was really poor on Sunday against Manchester United (although we later found out he had flu) and the media have already started the `Moyes has been vindicated in rejecting Özil` nonsense. However, I’ll explain why that is preposterous as well as why Özil can only get better.
After a slow start to his Arsenal career, the France international Olivier Giroud got going and ended up having a decent, if not spectacular first season in the Premier League. The striker showed flashes of brilliance, like his goal against Brighton and some of his clever flicks in link up play, but he was guilty of some poor finishing at times.
So far this season, his finishing has been vastly better, while his link up play, touches on the ball and movement off it have been even better than last time. That is why nobody found it strange when the Mirror reported that Giroud is targeting the Premier League Golden Boot this season.
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.
There are reports in the media that Arsenal are in another battle with our North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. This time it is not for the fourth and final place in the Champions League, but winning it could be just as important for the long term prospects of the Gunners.
There is a real concern that, if Tottenham sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for a new world transfer record, the spuds could significantly strengthen their squad this summer. Unless Arsenal do the same, we face another nerve wracking season, but I am confident that we will finish above them again, although I think Wenger’s title talk is more in hope than expectation.
The transfer of Gonzalo Higuain to Arsenal is certainly dragging on a lot longer than it should have done, but it has not hit the wall, contrary to the widely repeated report in the Spanish newspaper Marca. The problem for Arsenal is that we have to dance to Real Madrid’s tune a little bit until the deal is completed.
After weeks of speculation, media rumours and reports, a lot of Arsenal fans are beginning to get suspicious and wonder why the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain has not been completed yet. After the club’s recent performances in the transfer windows, Gooners are also starting to wonder whether it is going to happen at all.
There is no major problem, however, according to Marca. The Spanish newspaper has very close connections with Madrid and they have reported that Arsenal are expected to sign the Argentinean striker, but Madrid are just waiting for a suitable offer.
There is definitely some sort of pattern with Arsenal fans and transfer rumours, which some University professor with too much time on his hands should study and publish as a survey. A working title could be, `Arsenal arsing about causes Gooners grief`. There is certainly a tendency with us to overreact to possible transfer targets.
A player can go from being the best thing since sliced bread to being worse than useless in the blink of an eye. Recent examples have been Yann M’Vila and Stevan Jovetic, and there seems to be a building swell of negativity about the Real Madrid and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain. As the transfer gets closer and seems ever more likely, some fans start to question his ability and wonder whether we are being fobbed off with a dud by Madrid.
The reported Arsenal target Wayne Rooney is apparently due for showdown talks with his former mentor and new manager at Manchester United David Moyes. This means that the Gunners will soon know whether or not the England international is even available this summer. If he is for sale, however, then the job of signing him has just got a little bit harder, after Real Madrid have decided to join the list of suitors.
The new Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was keen to take Rooney to PSG and he will have a much better chance of getting his target with Madrid’s money and pulling power. The temptation to link up again with his former strike partner Cristiano Ronaldo could be the deciding factor.
The Arsenal fans are quite used to seeing Arsene Wenger mess about with players and their positions, sometimes with great success, so maybe we shouldn’t be too surprised to heat that the French manager is considering signing a left back as the Gunners’ new defensive midfielder.
David Alaba is the Austrian international who is currently riding high after winning the Champions League, Bundesliga title and the German version of the FA cup with Bayern Munich. So you would think the chances of getting the 20-year old to leave his current club were zero to very small. According to the Daily Star, however, that is just what Wenger is thinking of doing.
Arsenal should get Villa from Barcelona by SS
Brazilian Star Neymar finally sealed a move to European football in the last few days after years of holding off a move in favour of his boyhood club Santos. At some point in Neymar’s career he has been linked with nearly every top club in Europe but in the end it came down to Real Madrid and Barcelona, he chose Barcelona so he could fulfil his dream of forming a partnership with Lionel Messi.
Rub your eyes, Arsenal fans, pinch yourself and splash your face with cold water, then read the headline again. Is it still the same? Yes, and it is not April 1st, so what on Earth is going on? Maybe whoever wrote this story originally had shaky hands from the night before, or his dog barked as he was typing and he hit an extra zero, because 100 million euros is silly money for anybody, never mind Remy Cabella.
Montpellier have had a shocking follow up season the their historic title win last year. They finished ninth, a massive 28 points behind the champions PSG, and it seems to have affected the sanity of their deputy chairman, Laurent Nicollin.