No Arsenal fans will be surprised that Nicklas Bendtner and Park Chu Young (did he ever join?) have been released by Arsene Wenger, but some of us thought that Chuks Aneke may have been given a new contract after scoring 16 goals on loan at Crewe this season. But it looks like Wenger thinks there are too many other strikers ahead of him right now (I thought we only had one!)
Every Arsenal fan and their dogs expected Arsene Wenger to buy a new striker last summer to complement (if not replace) Olivier Giroud, and that seemed to be confirmed by the Gunners interest in Luis Suarez, but nothing came of it and we got Mesut Ozil instead to calm the fans frustration.
Is Le Coq’s time up at Arsenal? by Ash
With Frimpong’s disappearance within the Arsenal team soon turning into his exit from the Emirates, some believe that another young central defensive midfielder could also soon be following in his footsteps. Young Frenchman Francis Coquelin may not have taken the zero to hero route yet, but it could certainly be the other way round, seeing that he may never make it with the Gunners and instead choose to move on this summer.
Will Fabianksi be leaving Arsenal in the summer?
As I’m sure many of you are aware, Arsenal are currently going through the contract situations at the club at the moment and so far according to reports, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, captain (practically) without the armband Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky have all verbally agreed new deals.
Is this end for Afobe’s Arsenal career? by Ash
Whilst everyone is focusing on the potential arrival of Schalke 04 player and Germany international Julian Draxler at Arsenal, as well as other possible transfer targets, there has been some news regarding outgoing players from the Emirates, with the latest player to walk out the exit door being young England youth player Benik Afobe.
Arsenal Football Club are understandably proud of their youth system. It is a strong policy of the club under Arsene Wenger and has produced some exceptional players, even though we have not always been able to hold on to them. But for every Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczesny or Kieran Gibbs, there are many more Henri Lansbury’s, who do not quite make the Gunners grade.
Arsene Wenger and Arsenal got a painful lesson last season in the FA cup, losing to lower league opposition for the first time in well over a decade. That defeat by Blackburn Rovers is still fresh on the manager’s mind and he will be keen to avoid a repeat of that tonight when League One Coventry come to the Emirates.
Although Arsenal must make the Premier League a huge priority, Arsene Wenger, the players and fans will not be looking at Friday’s fourth round FA cup clash against League One’ Coventry City as an unwelcome distraction. In fact, it is the first half decent draw that the Gunners have had in all competitions this season and presents a great chance for us to progress in the competition.