Is Micah Richards an Arsenal target this summer? by Ash
It may be a little way off until the next transfer window, however with rumours circulating Arsenal have started looking at summer suitors already, with Alvaro Morata supposedly being lined up, the story about Micah Richards was one that couldn’t be missed. .......Read the full article here
Jenkinson should be Arsenal’s right back next season! by Ash
As the weeks go by I become more and more adamant that this season will be Bacary Sagna’s last at the Emirates, with the Frenchman increasingly likely to move on for pastures new this summer. Sagna’s contract runs out in the summer and with little signs suggesting that a new deal that he is willing to accept has been made, means that an exit is already being paved in the player’s thoughts. .......Read the full article here
Why Arsenal fans shouldn’t underestimate the value of experience by KJ
Recently, there has numerous reports about certain players getting or not getting a new contract and fans have naturally been reacting. Some believe we must pay whatever is required to keep valuable players at the club whilst others think that we shouldn’t be held ransom and should look to sell certain players and bring in younger ones for the future.
I’m more inclined to side with the people that are happy to pay what is required to keep experienced veteran Arsenal players with us until they require or until it becomes financially impossible. .......Read the full article here
Come on Arsenal, sharpen your pencils, get your act together and this time make it count. One of the longest running contract sagas, complete with `will-he-stay-or-will-he-go` stories and clubs all over Europe being linked, could be finally coming to an end and so we should soon know whether Bacary Sagna will still be a Gunner next year or not.
According to the Daily Mail, the 31-year old French international is set to have a final round of talks with Arsenal about a new contract. And if they don’t go well, that could be that. Arsenal are well aware of what the defender wants, it is just a matter of giving it to him. Simples, no? .......Read the full article here
Just how important is Rosicky to Arsenal? by Ash
As I am sure you will be aware by now, Arsenal have decided to offer experienced player Tomas Rosicky a new contract, which he has decided to accept. The news has been welcomed by Arsenal fans everywhere because, although his importance can be undervalued by some, it is certain that he has true quality.
The details of Rosicky’s new deal have not been publicly disclosed yet and from the majority of sources, the deal only seems to have received a verbal agreement from both parties as of this moment. However because of Rosicky’s age and passion for the club, it is unlikely he will turn around and reject the club now for pastures new. .......Read the full article here
There has been a lot of talk in the past few days about the bumper new contract for Wayne Rooney and it made me think about the situation between Arsenal and Bacary Sagna. The France international is out of contract in the summer and the club have still not agreed his new deal. I think we need to take a leaf out of United’s book and make sure that, like Rooney, Sagna will be staying put. .......Read the full article here
They may sound like a strange comedy duo, but Juan Cuadrado and Zakaria Bakkali could soon be plying their trade on the Emirates pitch if the recent transfer rumours hold any water. And they would both bring pace and wing play to an Arsenal side that has really struggled for it since losing Theo Walcott to injury.
18-year old Bakkali is more of an out-and-out attacking player, usually on the wing but sometimes as a second striker for his current club PSV Eindhoven and various levels of the Belgium national team. According to Metro, PSV have comfirmed strong interest from Arsenal and are expecting a bid for their young star in the summer. The talented forward has scored three league goals this season, all in one game, which makes him the youngest player to get a hat-trick in the Dutch top division. .......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
Will Fabianksi be leaving Arsenal in the summer?
As I’m sure many of you are aware, Arsenal are currently going through the contract situations at the club at the moment and so far according to reports, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, captain (practically) without the armband Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky have all verbally agreed new deals.
However three players that currently elude the Gunners contract sealers are actual club captain Thomas Vermaelen, Bacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianski. Vermaelen isn’t out of contract at the end of the season but the club has been rumoured to be in discussion with the defensive olayer, whist fellow defender Bacary Sagna has entered the final 5 months of his respective contract. .......Read the full article here
I know that the transfer window is closed and does not open again, officially, until the beginning of July. But there are still little bits of information going around, whether about what happened in January or what might happen in the future, so I thought that these three snippets are worth knowing about.
Firstly, the news that Arsenal could still lose Thomas Vermaelen in the next few days. What?!? Well, according to Metro, the Gunners are still vulnerable to a transfer bid from Russia, where the transfer window is still open. The report goes on to claim that Zenit St. Petersburg are keen on the Arsenal captain and could even be ready to offer as much as £18 million for him. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are in one of those situations again today when they can ratchet up the pressure on the main rivals to the Premier League crown. The Gunners face an away game against Southampton this evening, knowing that a win will open up a four point gap over Manchester City and five over Chelsea, with those two not playing until tomorrow.
Man City, especially, could be feeling serious pressure when they travel to White Hart Lane to face a resurgent Tottenham. The media seem to think that it is Arsenal who will wilt under the pressure as the season wears on, but our French international right back thinks it is exactly the opposite. The fact that the Gunners are being written off, according to Bacary Sagna, is actually keeping the pressure off Arsenal and putting it on our rivals. .......Read the full article here
I suppose as Arsenal fans we should all have gotten used to losing players by now. The number of good players the Gunners have seen join their Premier League rivals is just ridiculous, to be honest just one would be too many but the list is long and has been added to steadily since the Ashley Cole4 saga and reached it’s most painful point with the little boy heading to Manchester. .......Read the full article here