You could say that the scores are one all between Arsenal and Liverpool in the transfer market this summer, but the fact that the Anfield club did not end up signing Loic Remy, along with the rumour that Arsene Wenger had gone cool on bringing him to Arsenal because of his wage demands, makes it that the Gunners are winning in my book.
Not being able to persuade Alexis Sanchez to join them as they sold Luis Suarez to Barcelona must have hurt them, with all their daft talk about the Chilean forward having no ambition, so it will be doubly sweet for us if we can beat them to the transfer of another of their top targets, Wilfried Bony. .......Read the full article here
When one door closes, Arsenal fans, it is always nice if another one opens. So although there is some bad news for the Gunners in our pursuit of a top class central midfielder who will add some much needed steel to our creative flair, there is no need for despair.
The bad news, according to a report in the Evening Standard, is that the German champions Bayern Munich are looking to sign one of our transfer targets, Sami Khedira, from Real Madrid. The fact that Arsene Wenger is already reluctant to meet the wage demands of the German international, tells me that the chances of Arsenal beating Bayern to this one are about as thin as the average supermodel. .......Read the full article here
We all know that a vast majority of Arsenal transfer rumours in the papaersa turn out to be fit only for wrapping up fish n chips. But not all of them, and Arsenal have been strongly linked with Morgan Schneiderlin, Sami Khedira and Lars Bender all summer, and we may soon find out which, if any, of these players Arsene Wenger is going to sign for that tricky defensive midfield role.
If there is any truth to our reported interest in Schneiderlin, then now is the time for Wenger to do something about it, because the France international has handed in a transfer request at his Premier League club Southampton, according to a Sky Sports report. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans know all too well the problems that an injury can cause. From having two of our most promising young players in years, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, nearly having their careers ended before they began, to having Abou Diaby suffer enough injuries for a whole team.
I’m not even going to start on about last season, because it just gets me so frustrated, but at least Arsene Wenger has done something about the problem, bringing in two new experts to deal with the players’ fitness and the medical side of things. .......Read the full article here
Who’s left to sign in this window? by KJ
Arsenal have made four good signings so far but we still have some business left to do and I wanted to discuss the two positions I expect Wenger to bring players in for before the start of the season.
It is well documented that we need one and with Arteta aging and losing his athleticism, it is paramount that we bring in his successor this season so they can settle when he potentially leaves next season. This player will need to be relatively young but will also need to be extremely mobile. They will need to be defensively strong enough to accommodate Ramsey’s forward runs as well. .......Read the full article here
There is an Arsenal transfer rumour doing the rounds that suggests that Arsene Wenger is set to offer the Portuguese winger Luis Nani a way out of his Old Trafford nightmare. But while I am not saying that the 27-year old is a rubbish player or that he is past it, I just do not think this is a transfer that Arsenal should be thinking about. .......Read the full article here
We have all heard plenty about the Arsenal wage structure and it has sometimes been a real bone of contention for the fans who just want to see the best players come to play for us. But even now that Wenger has a lot more money to spend, he is not going to start paying the sort of money that Rooney gets at Man United or Toure at Man City.
Arsenal are still the fourth biggest spender on wages in the Premier League, though, even though we are way down the list on transfer fees, and that is also to with the structure. There are bands at Arsenal, with the likes of Ramsey, Wilshere and Cazorla on a similar amount near the top of the scale. .......Read the full article here
When Arsenal completed the club record transfer of Mesut Ozil last summer, it had a hugely positive effect on both Arsenal fans and players alike. But there were a few dissenting voices among us and in the media, not doubting the quality of the Germany international, just whether he was what the Gunners really needed.
Arsene Wenger already had the likes of Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere who could play in that number 10 role, and the Spaniard had been voted Arsenal Player of the Year in the previous season. As usual, and just like this summer, there was a thought that a proper defensive midfielder and a striker was what the Gunners really needed. .......Read the full article here
I don’t know if it will, but the transfer of Loic Remy to Arsenal could be back on. It seems as though Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for the talented French striker forever, with some Arsenal transfer rumours claiming this summer that the Prof had finally got his man.
But apparently Wenger backed off the move because of Remy’s wage demands of around £80,000. I certainly wasn’t his transfer fee because a release clause in his contract with QPR made the 27-year old available for just £8.5 million. I think that Arsenal were hoping to persuade the France international to accept a bit less for the chance to play in the Champions League, but once Liverpool joined the chase, those hopes were gone and the media thought it was a done deal. .......Read the full article here
The possible transfer of Mario Balotelli has been one of the most repeated Arsenal transfer rumours of the summer. It is also one of the strangest, because the high maintenance Italy international just does not really fir with the usual sort of signing you would normally expect from Arsene Wenger.
But the fact that the reports kept cropping up and that people like the striker’s agent, members of the board of his current club AC Milan, and even his girlfriend who posted a picture of the couple in front of the Arsenal merchandise display at a PUMA store, made me think there might actually be something in it. .......Read the full article here
If you have ever watched The Godfather, Arsenal fans, then you may be aware that the Italians, or the dodgy ones at least, can always make you an offer that you can’t refuse. But instead of waking up with a horse’s head under the bed sheets, Arsene Wenger could find himself with one of the world’s most talented strikers, in Mario Balotelli.
This particular Arsenal transfer rumour has been on and off all summer, but mostly off, especially after the infamous 23-year old had a less than emphatic World Cup finals in Brazil. Whether that put Wenger off, or the money that his club AC Milan wanted, or if there was ever anything to the story in the first place, we don’t know. .......Read the full article here
It has been on the cards all summer, and it still looks like Arsenal are set to say goodbye to yet another club captain. After seeing Cesc Fabregas join Barcelona and Robin van Persie head to Manchester United, losing our Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen may not leave quite such a hole in the Arsenal team, but it is still far from ideal. .......Read the full article here