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
Fellow Gooners, this is my first article based on another one from the web. I usually try and write out of my head alone, but this time I read something that made me worry and I’d like to share it with you. Arsene Wenger had a press conference before the FA cup game and there was one little snippet that should have every Arsenal fan concerned.
Amongst everything else, he was asked about the new contracts for Per Mertesacker, Tomas Rosicky and Bacary Sagna. His reply, as reported by Arsenal.com, was, “That [the new contracts] is very, very, very close,” he said. “Not for all of them but for most of them.« .......Read the full article here
If Arsenal mess this up, someone needs to be sacked. It seems as though the Gunners are on the verge of losing Bacary Sagna at the end of the season after all. The news last week was good, and it seemed to be just a matter of time before the France international was signed up with a new contract, along with Per Mertesacker and Arsene Wenger. .......Read the full article here
In addition to the Gunners fantastic season so far, it really does seem as though there is more good news on the horizon for Arsenal fans. If reports from the English media are to be believed, the North London side will shortly be announcing new contracts for Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker and manager Arsene Wenger. .......Read the full article here
One of the longest running transfer sagas involving Arsenal Football Club is that concerning the issue of Bacary Sagna. The French right back is one of the longest serving players in the current Arsenal squad, but he is also the one player the Gunners are in real danger of losing against our wishes.
And that now looks more likely than ever after news that the Turkish champions are ready to offer Sagna a very tempting deal which will net him a whopping £4 million a year AFTER tax, according to a report in the Mirror. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are on a roll, a bit like butter and jam. And the opening of the January transfer window gives Arsene Wenger a great opportunity to add to his Arsenal (get it?) and give the squad a boost as they try to fight off the serious financial and football firepower of Man City and Chelsea.
But we know that bringing in the right kind of player halfway through the season is far from easy. So to be able to give the players and fans a big lift without dipping into the difficult transfer market is a real boost. And for Arsenal to tie down the future of the fantastic French right back Bacary Sagna would be a perfect way to do it. .......Read the full article here
With Arsenal 1-0 up away to Newcastle and facing concerted pressure from Alan Pardew’s side, the decision to take off your left back Kieran Gibbs may have seemed a little strange to the fans. When you consider that the Gunners’ other choice left back, Spanish international Nacho Monreal, was not even on the bench because he and Thomas Vermaelen were ill, it seems even stranger.
So I was not surprised to see today on physioroom.com that Gibbs had picked up a hamstring problem. There is no return date mentioned and no official word from the club, so hopefully it was more of a precautionary measure than a serious problem =for the young Englishman. The problem is, however, that Arsenal have two big games coming up in the next five days. .......Read the full article here
Szczesny – 7.5
He was commanding in the box and managed to make a couple of very good saves. However, his cockiness could have cost him as he tried to kick the ball up field over an onrushing Remy and the rebound almost ended up a Newcastle goal.
Sagna – 8
A consistent performance by our most experienced defender. He was calm throughout the game and silenced Gouffran. Also helped provide an attacking outlet.