Category Archives: Arsenal Transfer News

Stats show Arsenal made a MASSIVE mistake on Sanogo

With Arsenal failing or turning down the chance to sign a new centre forward to cover for the injured France international Olivier Giroud, you would have to assume that Arsene Wenger thinks he has got enough options in the Arsenal squad already to cope until Christmas.

And with his reluctance to use either Walcott or Podolski in the middle, or Joel Campbell anywhere, that leaves just Alexis Sanchez and Yaya Sanogo for the central striking role. Arsene Wenger certainly seems to have faith in the young Frenchman signed for nothing last summer, but the stats do not agree.

Arsenal need extra time but SHOULD seal deal for Welbeck

Well Arsenal fans, how much did we enjoy that transfer deadline day? About as much as the first visit to meet your girlfriends parents or maybe the last time you went to A and E and had to sit all night to see a stressed out nurse to have splinters of glass picked out of your buttocks maybe.

And it is still not over as the deal, the only one we have, for Danny Welbeck from Man United has been held up and Arsenal have asked and been given an extension to get the transfer done and dusted. I am not staying up any longer, no way, but as long as Welbeck is a Gunner by tomorrow it will not have been a complete disaster in my opinion.

WOW! Welbeck stats suggest Arsenal get Giroud upgrade!

I can understand why Arsenal fans are less than thrilled about us signing Danny Welbeck. After the hope of getting Falcao and due to the last minute nature of the transfer, it feels like Arsene Wenger is settling for second best, but I have just been looking at Welbeck’s stats for last season and you will not believe what I found.

Remember that he only played 25 Premier League games for Man United last season, with quite a few of them as sub and that he was not in the centre forward position which he is likely to take for Arsenal. According to the comparison matrix on Squawka.com and going by a score per 90 minutes, Welbeck beats the Frenchman in most of the key areas.

Even El Tel urges Arsenal to sign more players!!!

Former England manager Terry Venables has no reason to want Arsenal to do well, having played for and been manager of our fierce north London rivals Tottenham, but even he is desperate for Arsene Wenger to see sense and see that the squad needs some top quality players bringing in to allow us to fight for major honours, as an Evening Standard report reveals.

Venables feels that the Gunners are on the edge of being able to challenge the likes of Chelsea and Man City, but unless Wenger signs another two players before the transfer window closes, which is looking increasingly unlikely, then Arsenal are set to come up short again.

Hang On! Welbeck to Arsenal NOT done yet!

It shows just how bad the transfer window’s deadline day has been for Arsenal fans that I am not getting worried that the late deal to bring in Danny Welbeck from Man United may not go ahead after all. And I was just warming to the idea as well.

According to the BBC there are still two other Premier League clubs trying to beat the Gunners to the 23-year old forward and so I assume the reports that Welbeck was having his Arsenal medical were a bit premature to say the least.

The worst transfer window ever for Arsenal fans?

It all seems so long ago that Arsenal signed Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, beating Liverpool into the bargain. We Arsenal fans were really happy and could hold our heads up and even take the mickey out of our Premier League rivals. Well that did not last very long did it?

In fact, that early flush of hope and expectations make this, for me, the most frustrating transfer deadline day ever. At least in recent years we were told that there was hardly any money so when we signed some unheard of player it was not too much of a shock.

BANG! Arsenal swoop to beat Spurs to Welbeck transfer!!!

At last it looks like Arsenal fans might have something to get excited about on this final day of the summer transfer window. As long as you consider the signing of the England international striker Danny Welbeck exciting that is.

Sky Sports are reporting that the 23-year old is currently having a medical ahead of joining the Gunners, when not long ago it looked like Welbeck was set to join our north London neighbours Tottenham on a season long loan deal.

Has Falcao failure forced Arsenal to give up on transfer window?

Arsenal were supposed to be `very active` on transfer deadline day today, but the silence from the Emirates is deafening and us fans are starting to worry that the deadline will come without Arsene Wenger adding a single extra player to the Arsenal squad.

In fact, Wenger seems to have knocked off for the day according to a Talksport report that claims the Frenchman has flown to Italy to be the referee in a charity football match. Really I am not making this up, although I hope that somebody is.

Giovinco transfer rumour gives Arsenal fans the SHORT straw

Arsenal have had all summer to sort out a new striker and even if Arsene Wenger really did believe that he had enough options before, the injury to Olivier Giroud that has made signing a centre forward even more important happened over a week ago.

But here we are again, somehow, nervously checking the sports websites’ deadline day updates in the dwindling hope that the Prof has got it all in hand and will pull off another Mesut Ozil style stunning swoop before the window shuts tonight.

DONE DEAL but this defender is heading OUT of Arsenal

There is finally some action for Arsenal as the summer transfer window starts collecting glasses and shouting drink up please, it’s time. But this transfer action is not really what we want to see, as it sees a player leaving Arsenal rather than one coming in.

The report in the Daily Mail reveals that the Gunners have agreed to sell the young Spanish centre back Ignasi Miquel to Norwich City who are trying to bounce straight back into the Premier League. Miquel spent the latter part of last season in the Championship with Leicester and has earned himself a move with his performances for the Foxes.

Arsenal still fighting Roma as PSG admit Rabiot is to leave!

It seems as though the reports in the last few days about the Serie A club Roma beating Arsenal to the signature of the central midfielder Adrien Rabiot may have been a bit premature. The Gunners had previously been said to be the favourites to seal the deal with PSG for their talented youngster and it now looks like the battle between the clubs is still on.

Sky Sports have reported that the French champions are still in talks with different clubs and that their president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has revealed that he does expect the 19-year old French midfielder to be playing elsewhere this season, so Arsenal fans will be hoping that it is the Emirates that will be his new home.

Carvalho transfer OFF as Arsenal fans start to fume

If you ask most Arsenal fans whether the club could do with a defensive midfielder, be ready for a verbal hairdryer, because we have needed one for at least the last three years, But once again during the summer transfer window, the Gunners have been linked with every central midfielder out there but once again look like going into a campaign with Mikel Arteta as the main man.