Tag Archives: Sociedad

Chelsea may use Mata money to pinch Arsenal transfer target

Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans have been left a bit baffled by the decision by Jose Mourinho and Chelsea to sell their best player of the last two seasons, Juan Mata, to a direct Premier League rival Manchester United. After the hypocritical one refused to sanction a loan move by the Gunners for Demba Ba, it certainly seems odd.

It seems clear that Chelsea think that United are definitely no threat to them in the title race and he is probably right as they are 14 points behind Arsenal and 12 behind Chelsea. In fact, as they have already faced each other twice, while United are still to play us and Man City, Mourinho may be hoping they may actually help Chelsea’s challenge, but it is a very short sighted attitude.

Has Arsenal bid turned head of transfer target Griezmann?

There were reports earlier this month that Arsenal had made a transfer bid of around £12 million to Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad for their exciting young winger Antoine Griezmann. The bid was apparently rejected, as the club value him at around twice that amount. Since then, no more has been heard of the matter, until now.

It seems as though the 22-year old Frenchman may have had his head turned on hearing about the Gunners’ interest. Because, as reported by Metro, Griezmann has spoken about his situation and suggested that he is ready to move on from Sociedad, as long as his destination is one of the big clubs in Europe.

Arsenal rumoured to have bid for La Liga sensation

Greizmann the latest Arsenal rumour! by Ash

10 days into the new year means 10 days into the January transfer window and so far Arsenal fans have experienced all the usual, with much speculation and little action. Players have moved on and been loaned out, whilst the welcome door still remains wide open for any incoming players this January. So far we have been linked with numerous amounts of players in numerous positions, stretching to Dimitar Berbatov, an experienced 32 year old striker, to a 17 year old wonder kid Toni Sanabria.

Arsenal must avoid Fenerbahce in Champions League play-offs

Arsenal on brink of Champions League by Stefan

I am getting worried about the Champions League play-offs as I usually do when it concerns Arsenal. We have to go through this process because we could only finish fourth in the league last season and we barely managed that. The team celebrated at the end of last season for qualifying, but we didn’t actually qualify there and then. It should be a simple task but when it comes to Arsenal lately, there is no such thing as a simple task.

Preview of Arsenal’s Champions League play-offs

By this time next week, Arsenal will know the name of the team that will try to stop Arsene Wenger and the Gunners continuing the remarkable run of seasons qualifying for and getting through the group stages of the Champions League. The draw takes place at 11 am English time next Friday and the two legs will then be played on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the Premier League kicks off and then the week after as well.

Check out this Arsenal target in action for Spain today

Arsene Wenger is apparently considering a transfer move to sign a fourth Spanish player for Arsenal this summer. There seems to be a conveyor belt of talent coming from Spain at the minute, and the three Spaniards that the Gunners have signed in recent years have certainly not let the manager down.

The latest batch of top class talent from the land of sun and Sangria will be on show today as the Spanish under 21s take on Italy in the final of the European championships. It will certainly be worth a watch for Arsenal fans, because the Daily Mail has reported that Wenger is looking at the Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi.

Vela not keen on Arsenal return-Does it matter?

Arsenal have got the option to buy back Carlos Vela for the same amount, £4 million, that Real Sociedad paid for him last summer, but the Mexican striker seems distinctly unimpressed with the idea. He may not have a lot of choice in the matter, but I cannot see the point in bringing him back to the Emirates Stadium if he really does not want to come.

Vela spent time on loan with two other clubs in Spain before his loan spell at Sociedad convinced them to make the move permanent. The 24-year old has certainly flourished there, getting his best figures of 12 goals and eight assists last season. He has already repeated those figures this time, which makes him the club’s top scorer.

Should Arsenal exercise the option to buy Vela back?

Arsene Wenger will be looking for at least one striker to add to the Arsenal squad this summer, although with the departure of Bendtner and Chamakh a possibility it could well be more than one. Wenger should have a decent amount of money to spend and the Arsenal fans will be expecting some big name quality such as Jovetic or David Villa, but it seems increasingly likely that the former Gunner Carlos Vela could be coming back to the Emirates.

Arsenal cannot let Campbell go the way of Vela!

Arsenal’s Joel Campbell set to remain in Spain? by AH

Joel Campbell might not be the player on all the fans minds right now and a large amount of Arsenal fans probably won’t even recognise the name, however much to your surprise he is one of the best strikers at Arsenal at the moment. The Costa Rican striker cannot currently play in England because of work permit issues and so Campbell has been working wonders for Spanish club Real Betis this season and has helped them drive into 7th place in La Liga. European football is a possibility for Betis next season and today Campbell has spoken out about the possibility of him remaining in Spain.

Carlos Vela finally gets his wish to leave Arsenal

Arsenal Finally Confirm The Sale Of Carlos Vela by AH

Arsenal finally announced the sale of Carlos Vela to Spanish side Real Socidad. The deal had been in the mix for weeks, but now Arsenal have confirmed the completion of the deal.

The Mexican international spent 2011/12 season on loan with the Spanish club and the player had a rather successful campaign, as he made 35 appearances, scoring 12 times. Real Sociedad never hid their interest in making the loan deal permanent and now they have finally got their man.

Arsenal finally start clearing the deadwood

Carlos Vela finally leaves Arsenal. The Exodus is on the horizon. by KJ

Finally, Arsenal have shifted their first “deadwood” player of the summer. Carlos Vela was a youngster who promised so much to the Arsenal faithful. He was and actually still is an extremely talented individual who unfortunately, failed to adapt to the Premier League.

The statement from Arsenal is below:

Arsenal Football Club has announced that striker Carlos Vela is in San Sebastian this evening for final discussions about a permanent move to Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad.

Arsenal making it difficult for Sociedad to buy Carlos Vela

It seems that Arsene Wenger and Carlos Vela have never seen eye to eye since the Mexican international first arrived at Arsenal, and the French manager seemed to leave him out in the cold even when the Gunners were desperate for back up attackers.

Does anyone remember the time Vela left his passport at ome when Arsenal were going to play an away game in the Champions League? I don’t suppose that helped relations with his manager….