February 12, 2013 by
Are Arsenal right to let Andre Santos go? by AH
Andre Santos arrived in the summer of 2011 and was seen as a panic buy for many people. We had lost Gael Clichy to Manchester City earlier that summer and had failed to find a replacement, leaving us with just the very inexperienced and injury prone Kieran Gibbs at our disposal. Andre Santos was brought in from Fenerbache for a reported £6 million on transfer deadline day, along with many other players including Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker and the lost Park Chu Young. .......Read the full article here
January 30, 2013 by
Is wenger scared to spend the clubs money ? By BN
With the transfer window on the verge of shutting and no business being done by Arsene, could it be he is scared to spend Arsenal’s money in case he gets it wrong again? Just for a bit of fun I’ve picked a team of Wenger howlers, if you can add any players please do and of course I know about the good signings he has made as well……
Richard Wright 6m
Jeffers 8m .......Read the full article here
January 14, 2013 by
Every Arsenal fan is totally aware that the Gunners have a certain list of players on the wage bill that are simply not good enough to wear the Red & White, and are extremely unlikely to even get another game for the first team ever, but worryingly, Arsene Wenger does not expect any of them to be leaving the Emirates at the moment.
Wenger said: “I don’t envisage any other departures at the moment unless others come in.”
“On that front we are working very hard – I won’t give you numbers or names of players, and I don’t want to give false hope, but we are trying.” .......Read the full article here
December 13, 2012 by
Where do Arsenal go from here……. by LS
I don’t think I will be the first Arsenal supporter to say that Tuesday nights disastrous performance against league 2 Bradford was one of, if not the worst of recent years.
We lacked leadership, technique, pace and above all the will to win the game at any cost. But this is not only isolated to Tuesday night. We have performed consistently poorly this season, however somehow still maintaining 6th spot in the league, probably more down to the fact that every other team has been so inconsistent. .......Read the full article here
September 06, 2012 by
There were not many surprises when Arsenal confirmed their official squads for this season’s Premier League campaign, except for the inclusion of the midfielder Craig Eastmond, who featured in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat of Everton in the U21 League on Monday. The other surprises for me are Sebastien Squillaci and Andrei Arshavin, who everyone thought would be leaving the club this summer even if it was only a loan move.
Here is the full squad: Arshavin, Arteta, Cazorla, Chamakh, Santos, Diaby, Djourou, Eastmond, Fabianski, Gervinho, Gibbs, Giroud, Koscielny, Mannone, Mertesacker, Podolski, Ramsey, Rosicky, Sagna, Squillaci, Szczesny, Vermaelen, Walcott. (Obviously there are no players aged under 21 included in this list) .......Read the full article here
September 01, 2012 by
There will not be many Arsenal fans that will be happy that a certain Sebastien Squillaci is still in training with the club after the transfer window deadline has come and gone. Arsenal failed to find buyers for Nicklas Bendtner or Chu-Young Park, but at least they have been sent out on loan to Juventus and Celta Vigo respectively.
You could say that Carlos Vela was at least offloaded to Real Sociedad six weeks ago, but most Arsenal fans would say he was a misunderstood talent rather than deadwood, but the likes of Marouane Chamakh (Giroud’s backup striker?), Andrei Arshavin and Johan Djourou are still part of the Gunners squad, while Bendtner, Denilson and Park are still Arsenal players in name if not in geographical position. .......Read the full article here
August 11, 2012 by
Squillaci to Olympiakos? YES PLEASE! by KJ
Sky Sports are reporting that Greek champions Olympiakos have agreed a fee with Arsenal for Frenchman Sebastian Squillaci. This is probably the greatest transfer news we will hear this summer.
It has been extremely hard for Wenger to shift the Frenchman who has had an extremely torrid time at the Emirates. He has really struggled to make any impact whatsoever and was known for his error-proneness. He was just completely dominated by any striker Arsenal ever faced. He had no pace, no presence, no authority on the game. .......Read the full article here
July 30, 2012 by
Wenger confirms that Park, Squillaci and Bendtner are on their way out of Arsenal!
We’ve finally got some confirmation from Wenger on certain players to depart from Arsenal this summer. He’s highlighted that Chu-Young Park, Sebastian Squillaci and Niklas Bendtner are all on their way out of the Emirates.
Here is the quote from Wenger: “Bendtner, Squillaci and Park will be on their way to go somewhere”
This is some amazing news and it is finally looking positive on an Arsenal front. With the deadwood being sold, we now have the licence to get new players into the squad (potentially Cazorla and Sahin). .......Read the full article here
July 11, 2012 by
SQUILLACI’S MOVE TO BASTIA FALLS THROUGH by AH
Sébastien, Sébastien, Sébastien, why on earth do Arsenal pay you £60,000 a week?
There are players like Theo Walcott, Robin Van Persie who are asking for more money and players like Laurent Koscienly and Alex Song who you’d expect to be on that kind of wage. Koscienly is currently on £50,000 but we have offered him a new 5 year contract with £60,000 p/w wages.
And now, just when we thought we were going to get him off the wage list, newly promoted Ligue 1 Bastia reveal he will remain with us for the moment. .......Read the full article here
June 26, 2012 by
Arsenal set for defensive changes – maybe by BA
There are various rumours around at the minute concerning Arsenal and their possible defensive line up in the coming season. After Thomas Vermaelen was photographed with Barcelona captain Carlos Puyol in a restaurant in Ibiza, it created a whirlwind of speculation.
Barcelona are known to want defensive cover on the left side and Vermaelen can play in the centre or the left. The Belgian is obviously very happy at Arsenal (and I think he’s loyal too), so I am not too worried, but I wish that his agent had been more positive when asked about it. He merely said it was a coincidence. .......Read the full article here
June 26, 2012 by
Is Kyle Bartley A Failed Experiment? – By JG
Although Arsenal fans are jubilant over the coming fresh faces who will be gracing the front lines in the Arsenal attack, most feel that the back line also needs more quality. This is a reasonable request considering that most reports are saying that Djourou and Squillaci are leaving Arsenal this summer, and should be attempting to find teams that are more on par with their abilities and that would give them playing time.
So what about Kyle Bartley? .......Read the full article here
June 23, 2012 by
Fringe players departing Arsenal P1 by KJ
Arsenal have been very positive in the transfer market already with the signing of Podolski as well as Wenger confirming himself that Giroud to Arsenal is 90% done. There are also strong links with the French defensive midfielder, Yann M’Vila who confirmed his liking towards Arsenal. Everything seems dandy with regards to players coming into Arsenal. However, there must also be players that leave Arsenal not only to cut down on wages but to free up squad spaces with the 25 man rule in place.
There are quite a few players that Arsenal MUST get rid of this summer. They offer nothing to the squad whatsoever. .......Read the full article here