According to unconfirmed media reports in France, Arsenal have made an official bid for Clement Grenier who seemed to be staying at Lyon a few weeks ago. Arsene Wenger apparently tabled around an £8 Million bid but the Lyon club president rejected it straight away.
Grenier has only one year on his contract and Lyon will have to be careful in this deal or they could face losing one of their best players for nothing. Arsenal are expected to come back with another bid in the coming days, according to the rumour. .......Read the full article here
One of the players most likely to join Arsenal as the new defensive midfielder this summer, or so we were led to believe, was the Celtic and Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama. That transfer is starting to look dead in the water, unless Arsene Wenger is planning some quick action in the next few days, because Southampton have apparently agreed a fee with the Scottish champions. .......Read the full article here
The news that Abou Diaby is stepping up his recovery from injury should really make most Arsenal fans happy, but it has got to the point, with me anyway, that it just makes me even more worried. The Gunners were in exactly the same situation last summer, although the French international midfielder was closer to being fit then.
So, Arsene Wenger sold Alex Song and did not feel the need to sign a replacement for the tricky defensive midfield position. Diaby had already been out numerous times during the course of the season when the big one hit. A cruciate ligament problem in March saw him miss the rest of the season, and he will not be ready to play again until around Christmas. .......Read the full article here
Last week there were utterings from the Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama that he was wanted by Arsenal, but since then he has been on international duty with Kenya, but he has re-affirmed that his agent is still continuing the talks with Celtic and the Gunners while he has been playing in the World Cup Qualifiers.
“It’s not a good time to talk about this, but right now I still have a contract with Celtic,” Wanyama said yesterday on Kenyan TV. “I’m still their player. If anything comes up that is good for me and good for the club, then I’ll move on. .......Read the full article here
Victor Wanyama has admitted that he is in talks with several clubs over a possible transfer in the coming weeks. This news will come as a good and positive sign to the Arsenal fans who have been calling for the club to sign him up immediately, although Wanyama refused to reveal which clubs were talking to him, meaning that it could be several totally unexpected foreign clubs. .......Read the full article here
Why Arsenal Need to Keep Faith in Technically-Gifted Midfielders by DS
Arsenal recorded its best defensive record in recent times in season 12/13. They conceded just 37 Premier League goals and had a positive goal difference of 35. Only Manchester City conceded fewer goals at 34 but they finished with a goal difference of only 32. In season 11/12 Arsenal conceded 49 goals and in the 10/11 season the team conceded 43 goals. .......Read the full article here
It seems as if Arsenal Football Club is in danger of turning into the French national team, especially if these two midfielders get their wish and a transfer to the Emirates this summer. Etienne Capoue from Toulouse and Younes Belhanda from Montpellier are keen to come to the English Premier League, and it does not take a rocket scientist to guess which would be their team of choice. .......Read the full article here
Aaron Ramsey has been speaking to the media a lot recently about Arsenal’s ambitions and things going on at the club, but he also spoke about one player who has been consistently linked with the Gunners since the mid-season.
The player in question is Celtic’s Victor Wanyama, who is a midfielder with all-round qualities, although he acts best in a defensive midfield role. Wanyama has been linked with a number of top clubs across Europe, including a few in England alone, and out of all of them, Arsenal seem to be the most interested according to reports. .......Read the full article here
Inevitably it seems that Arsenal must look outside of ourselves and part with some cash if we are to find the proper solution. Of the names that have been thrown about by the media, the realistic and worthwhile targets would go as follows; Wanyama, Capoue, Kondogbia, Pogba and Gonalons.
Whilst the best of these is Juventus’ Paul Pogba he is simultaneously the least likely of the quintuplet to be sold. However it has been rumoured that he is understandably tired of the racist abuse he receives from backward Italian fans. .......Read the full article here
When George Graham took over as the manager of Arsenal back in 1986, the first player he signed was the young left winger Perry Groves. Groves went on to become a fans favourite. The Londoner still has the club at his heart and often appears in the media to talk about them. Like all Gooners, Groves has his own ideas about what the Gunners need to do to push on from merely qualifying for the Champions League every season and like most Gooners he feels that a proper defensive midfielder should be one of the main transfer targets this summer. .......Read the full article here
If there is an element of truth to all the transfer rumours you hear involving Arsenal, then Arsene Wenger’s list of targets must be as thick as the Yellow Pages. Well it looks like Le Prof can cross one of those names off his list today, as the talented and powerful defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama has revealed his intention of staying at Celtic.
21-year old Wanyama is a real powerhouse in the centre of the pitch and his performances this season, especially in the Champions League, have attracted a lot of interest. Both Arsenal and Manchester United have had scouts in Glasgow to watch him and it has been heavily rumoured that he would be moving on at the end of this season. .......Read the full article here
It seems as if Abou Diaby’s career at Arsenal is never going to fulfill it’s early promise, after the French midfielder has picked up another injury that will keep him on the sidelines for an extended period of time.
The official Arsenal website has revealed that Diaby has injured his left knee while training yesterday, and the medical tests have shown that he tore an anterior cruciate ligament. The 26-year old will have to undergo an operation to fix the problem, and he is not likely to be back in action for around nine months. .......Read the full article here