The Spanish striker Michu has had his rapid rise to stardom underlined with an international call-up to Spain, and there transfer rumours linking him with a possible move to Arsenal in January, but I nearly choked on my cornflakes when I saw the price tag being talked about as being around the £30 million mark.
Having cost just £2 million when Michael Laudrup signed him for Swansea City last summer, that fee would surely represent one of the biggest and fastest increases in value for a footballer ever. 1500 percent in a year!! Having said that, we already know that prices are crazy, especially for strikers and especially, it seems, if a big club is interested. According to The Express, Arsenal might have to fight Liverpool for his signature if we were to go for him in January. .......Read the full article here
The weekend game that put Arsenal clear at the top of the table also marked a special day for Arsene Wenger. It was 17 years to the day since he began his long and successful association with the Gunners, and you would think that it was something that our north London rivals Tottenham would not even want to think about, as Le Prof has never finished below them, but famous spuds fan and former chairman Alan Sugar has proclaimed Wenger as the best in the league.
Arsenal certainly have a new talent on the block and his name is Serge Gnabry! The German under 21 player is a winger at Arsenal and despite spending a few seasons in the reserves, Gnabry is very much ahead of his progress rate at Arsenal and has already found himself to be a regular amongst the Arsenal first team follow on from Theo Walcott’s injury last week. .......Read the full article here
After seeing the results of all the top teams, I was happy because they had all drop points but I was extremely pessimistic of the possibility of us capitalising on such a rare occasion. Champions are teams that will ruthlessly take any chance to capitalise when presented to them. It’s a bit early to be calling us title contenders but today’s win is something you’d associate with a title contender.
The first half was pretty dull with Swansea being slightly better. Neither team could keep possession efficiently mainly due to the opposition’s pressing as well as some silly errors. .......Read the full article here
Thomas Eisfeld has often been a player that has been left on the fringes of the Arsenal set up ever since he joined the club back on the final day of the January 2012 transfer window in a deal of less than half a million from German super club Borussia Dortmund. .......Read the full article here
Following a great start for Arsenal, even more remarkable after the disaster of the opening day defeat at home to Aston Villa, we are sitting at the top of the Premier League table. Although the Gunners are only there on goal difference from Tottenham, it is still a very nice feeling.
I agree to a certain extent with what Jamie Carragher saying about it being too soon to judge, and we should wait until Arsenal have faced the big teams to get a clearer picture, but we have beaten the team currently in second place, so let’s not start dismissing our credentials yet. .......Read the full article here
Why Arsenal’s win at Stoke was more impressive than the performance by KJ
Sunday was a very good day for Arsenal, as all the fans that made their way to the Emirates (which has been a few weeks now) were able to witness a good 3 – 1 win against Stoke (who’ve started a rivalry with us because of Pulis and Shawcross’ recklessness). Many, including the media, have gone out of their way to discredit the performance because of Stoke uncharacteristically having more possession than us. I personally feel that some of the criticism is uncalled for and I’ll explain why. .......Read the full article here
As Arsene Wenger has seen all his main transfer targets fall by the wayside, it seems that Arsenal will have no choice but to meet Swansea’s valuation of £25m for their Spanish striker Michu after just one good season in the Premiership.
The Gunners 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season has caused such an outcry from the Arsenal faithful that Wenger will be subjected to serious abuse from the fans if he doesn’t spend a substantial part of the so-called £70m+ transfer fund in the next couple of weeks, and Michu seems like the only proven Premiership striker available that could calm down the irate supporters. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans are all too familiar with the suggestion that getting a player back from injury is like a new signing, so I am not trying to say that we do not need to sign any players, just that I think we are on the brink of seeing a huge benefit from having the England international star Jack Wilshere fully fit and raring to go this season. .......Read the full article here
It was reported that the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen was going to miss the Gunners’ tour of Asia because of a back injury, which is bad news for the club’s pre-season preparations, and even worse news for the Belgium international. Vermaelen, as we know, has his work cut out getting a starting place ahead of the central defensive partnership that finished last season.
Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny were meaner than Scotland’s biggest miser and tighter than the seal on nuclear submarine in the last 10 games of the season, after Vermaelen was dropped by Arsene Wenger after a poor run of form. There have been rumours that he might leave and, although they seem to have stopped, he will not be too happy to spend most of next season sitting on the bench. .......Read the full article here
Media speculations about the future of Micah Richards have been gathering momentum in the last few days. It started a few days ago and now Bayern Munich have reportedly joined the race to sign him. If we are to be believe all these stories to be true, one is left to wonder if a club closer to home should be chasing Micah Richards. That club is Arsenal. .......Read the full article here
Ashley Williams was reported to be one of the main Arsenal transfer targets this summer, but the move is starting to look less likely, although Arsene Wenger could just be keeping his powder dry. The problem is, that there are so many conflicting rumours you can become bogged down in them, and it is impossible to tell which of them are really true.
After reading this week that Wenger and Arsenal may have gone cold on the deal because of Swansea’s £10 million valuation for the central defender, we now have the Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins claiming that he has not been contacted by any club, including Arsenal, about the Welsh captain. .......Read the full article here