Arsenal need to strike NOW after UEFA ease FFP rules

The last couple of years have been the best for a long time for Arsenal and the fans, financially speaking as well as on the pitch. Not only has Arsene Wenger finally had some decent money to spend in the transfer market following the Emirates stadium debt being paid off, but our big spending rivals Chelsea and Man City have had their wings clipped a bit by the Financial Fair Play rules that UEFA brought into action in 2009.

Arsenal missing out on Vidal could be a blessing in disguise….

Arturo Vidal is having a mixed Copa America tournament. In between turning up strong performances for Chile, Vidal also had a bad drink and drive accident. In between notching up man-of-the-match performances, he got the attentions of Arsene Wenger.

Tactics – Why Arsenal will NOT buy a Defensive Midfielder

The Holding Midfielder transfer by TJ

The discussion about Vidal and the holding midfielder role has centered around being an upgrade to Coquelin…but I think it fails to recognise one important point. Aaron Ramsey is the equivalent to Vidal in many respects and maybe/perhaps Vidal just shades him…but Vidal is not a big quality step-up over Ramsey.

Arsenal fans must check this game and player out

If you are like me then you will have been yearning for some football to watch almost ever since Arsenal wiped the Wembley turf with Aston Villa before lifting the FA cup trophy again. So you will probably already have been watching the women’s World Cup, the Copa America and the under 21 Euro championship.

Arsenal’s BIG mistake points to a new Wenger transfer strategy

Arsene Wenger’s big mistake by Lazyboy

Podolski – Announcement expected soon

It has not been a very well-kept secret that the Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski wants out of his contract with the Gunners as much as we all want to get rid of him! Both Galatasary and Podolski himself have publicised that there have been talks about him making the move to the Turkish Super Lig this summer after Inter Milan refused to make his loan deal permanent, and now it has been reported on Turkish TV that an agreement is in place and an announcement is expected imminently.

Forget Vidal, William Carvalho must be Arsenal’s top midfield target?

With the news that Morgan Schneiderlin is (maybe?) set to join Manchester United, it would seem that Arsene Wenger must be setting his heart on a different defensive midfielder to compete with Francis Coquelin next season. The Arturo Vidal-to -Arsenal rumours seem to be slipping away, although it is quite clear from the 28 year-olds performances at the Copa America that he is far from being the defensive stalwart we appear to need.

Why Jack Wilshere is NOT the answer to Arsenal’s DM question

Why a DM IS a priority by Big Gun