I am wondering if I am the only Arsenal fan who thinks that Flamini coming back to us could be a blessing in disguise. I was gutted when he left and have always thought we have needed that sort of player for ages. Let us welcome him back and give him a chance to bring a bit of steel into this team.
The biggest problem could be that he is so versatile and won’t get a chance to make a position his own. As for all these transfer rumours, why are we not pressing harder for players who want to come to us, instead of waiting for players who say they are happy where they are? .......Read the full article here
The inevitable has happened once again with two more players rejecting Arsenal’s approach, showing just how unattractive this club is to players nowadays. The latest two players to push away Arsenal’s interest are Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and rather surprisingly Swansea’s Ashley Williams.
Benzema was a transfer rumour everyone couldn’t believe! Being reported by the BBC there was deemed to be some certain truth about it and it made us think Wenger was pushing above his weight, and the ambition was high! Unfortunately it was always going to be quite unrealistic and ultimately the result has come away that Benzema is unlikely to leave Real Madrid for Arsenal. .......Read the full article here
Moves for Williams and Richards back on once again? by Ash
In another amazing turn of events it seems that Arsenal are once again back in the hunt for Swansea defender Ashley Williams, in a saga that, although it has gone on for most of the summer, has been relatively quiet compared to those of Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez. And another player that is being lined up by Arsenal once again is Manchester City defender Micah Richards. He too has a long association with Arsenal having being linked to the Gunners more often than not over the course of the last few seasons. .......Read the full article here
In the 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa, which humiliated everyone associated with Arsenal alike, we picked up a few issues. Firstly we cannot go without noticing the injuries that were picked up from that game, to add to the many first team players we already have ruled out.
Kieran Gibbs, Sagna, Chamberlain, Ramsey and Rosicky all picked up knocks against Villa to add to our injury woes and although its suspected Ramsey and Rosicky have the greatest chance of being the first available out of the five, it’s going to be even tougher times over the next few days as the club sweats on the fitness of every single player. .......Read the full article here
This is my first article for Just Arsenal but after what seems to be the longest and most convoluted transfer window in our history I thought I’d take a look at the areas of the squad which need to be improved. For the purpose of this article I will assume that we are playing the 4-2-3-1 formation Wenger prefers. .......Read the full article here
Another year, another crazy few months for Arsenal speculation; will he, won’t he? This player, that player, FFP, is it all lies, or is this finally the time? One thing we can all agree on is that you can’t believe anything you read anywhere. .......Read the full article here
Transfer frustration for Arsenal yet again. by JPC
I usually wouldn’t write a blog so this is very short, and it is just my thoughts on what I would like to see happen in this transfer window. As it is well documented, Arsenal has £70 Million to spend, so if it was me in charge, this is what I would do. .......Read the full article here
Has this transfer window been a failure for AFC? by AH
Already 8 weeks into this summer’s transfer window, the usual lack of action and business has happened at Arsenal and although all the outgoing players this time haven’t been our best players, like previous years, we once again find ourselves in the position where our squad is looking to be exactly the same, or even worse than the previous year as we approach the beginning of the 2013/14 Premier League season. .......Read the full article here
According to reports, Arsenal have once again revived their interest in Swansea defender Ashley Williams, on the back of losing club captain Thomas Vermaelen to injury. Williams has been a target for Wenger for most of this summer, however so far we have seen very little movement on this deal, despite some suggesting that it has neared completion on several occasions. .......Read the full article here
During this transfer window, Arsenal have been linked with a host of players ranging from superstars to the unknowns that we have come to expect. However the most puzzling transfer rumours for me are when we are linked to centre backs, most prominently Ashley Williams but also others including Alderwiereld, Papadopoulos and others. .......Read the full article here
Williams transfer to Arsenal very unlikely by Stefan
Michael Laudrup has given the Swansea City captaincy to Ashley Williams in the hope of fending off interest from Arsenal and several other clubs. Arsenal have been linked with him on and off for a while now but this news makes a deal unlikely.
Arsene Wenger was thought to be preparing around a £6 million bid for him but, according to the media, Swansea wanted closer to 10. Wenger wanted the Welshman to add numbers to the defence for the coming season, especially now Vermaelen is unlikely to be fit for the start in a month’s time. .......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