Category Archives: Arsenal Transfer News

Arsenal’s PERFECT midfielder wants EPL move! So Wenger…?

I know that Arsenal fans have had our problems with La Liga’s Barcelona at times, sometimes on the pitch with our meetings in the Champions League and sometimes off the pitch as they have poached a few big players off us, especially when Arsene Wenger was working on a very tight budget and unable to fight off transfer interest in his best players. After getting Alexis Sanchez off them last summer, however, I feel a bit better about our relationship.

Why Arsenal SHOULD worry about FIFA’s Barcelona let-off

Many Arsenal fans have long held the belief that some clubs are `more equal than others´ in the words of George Orwell. Whereas the Gunners and other English clubs often seem to get the rough end of certain decisions in the Champions League and Europa League competitions, some seem to always seem to get the rub of the green from UEFA officials.

Spain´s La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid definitely seem to be favoured by the European football authorities and now it looks like the world governing body FIFA is getting in on the act. As reported by Sky Sports, Barcelona have just had a boost to their transfer plans with the lifting of the ban on them signing players this summer. Surprised? Neither was I.

Wenger DOES NOT like signing English players for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has revealed the reasons why he prefers to develop young English players at the Arsenal Academy rather than buy them from “smaller” teams in England. He thinks that they take much longer to come to terms with a move to a club where they are surrounded by other talented players and feel under pressure more…

Wenger said on Arsenal.com: “English players could have more of a problem when they come from a smaller club to this club because of how big the pressure is. They’ve fulfilled a dream because most of the time players want to come to a big club in England, and they could be under much more pressure than they’re used to.

Should Arsenal `Break the Bank´to sign Lewandowski?

I think that almost every Arsenal fan was hoping that Arsene Wenger could somehow pull off a massive transfer coup and beat the German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich to the signature of the Poland international star Robert Lewandowski when his contract with Borussia Dortmund ran out last summer.

It did not happen, but after the striker has appeared to be falling out of favour with the Bayern coach Pep Guardiola in recent weeks, Dietmaar Hamann has suggested in a Sky Sports report that the striker could be moving on at the end of this season and suggested that he would be the perfect transfer for three Premier League clubs; Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United.

The Two transfers Wenger wants to complete Arsenal squad?

Although the next transfer window is a good while away yet, it appears that Arsenal transfer rumours never stop. So this week we are hearing that Arsene Wenger has already identified the two players that he will attempt to bring to the club when the current season is over in order to give the Gunners a strong and talented enough squad to challenge for the Premier League title.

With a fully fit squad do Arsenal NEED to buy any more players?

We all know that Arsenal had a terrible start to the season with a glut of draws against average opponents, and we all blamed Arsene Wenger for failing to bring in another top-class defender and a young but promising defensive midfielder.

But we all know that the real reason for our misery was the unrelenting injury problems that left us with only half of our squad for the first six months of the season. Now that Francis Coquelin has comeback as a new man in midfield (and signed a new contract) and the recent arrival of the beast-looking Gabriel Paulista to shore up the defence, we are now looking like the finished article at last.

This photo is a KNIFE to the heart of Arsenal transfer hopes!

They say that you should not count your chickens until they are hatched and I don´t think that Arsenal fans had, but there was still a lot of hope and optimism that we might be able to complete the transfer of the Borussia Dortmund and Germany international star Marco Reus in the summer transfer window. Those hopes were boosted recently by reports that the player was keen to work with Arsene Wenger.

reus signing extension

French defender admits serious Arsenal transfer talks

Arsene Wenger admitted even before the January transfer window that he intended to bring in at least one defender to shore up Arsenal’s decimated back line, and so it came to pass, with the Brazilian Gabriel arriving with plenty of time before deadline day.

But it seems that Wenger was keeping his options open in case the Gabriel deal fell through )or he failed to get a work permit) and one of the other reported targets was St. Etienne’s Loic Perrin. The 29 year-old has now admitted that there were serious talks with Arsenal, and he would have jumped at the chance to move to the Emirates.

Thanks but Arsenal MUST say NO THANKS to La Liga transfer!

I know that the January transfer window has only just closed, and with Arsenal doing very little business during the month, it seems that Arsene Wenger is pretty happy with his squad options at the minute. But we also do know that the boss does not like the winter window and is more likely to sign a few players in the summer before the Gunners have a go at the Premier League title next season.

And the fans will be expecting some real quality. But although he has 47 international caps and has enjoyed a lot of trophy success with Portuguese club Benfica and Spain’s La Liga giants Real Madrid, I do not think that Fabio Coentrão should be one of them.

DONE DEAL? Striker to sign long contract with Arsenal

The transfer business done by Arsene Wenger to strenthen the Arsenal squad during this January transfer window may have been a little underwhelming to some. It seemed to be the general trend amongst Premier League clubs though, and I think that the manager has done what he needed to do by getting a quality centre back in.

However, perhaps the most important things the Frenchman has managed in the last few weeks is to secure the long term futures of two players that could go on to be real stars of the future for the Gunners. First it was the somewhat frustrated Costa Rican international Joel Campbell, who was persuaded to sign a contract extension before heading to La Liga on loan with Villarreal.

Nothing today but have Arsenal agreed transfer of Reus and Schneiderlin?

So that is that for a very underwhelming Transfer Deadline Day for Arsenal fans. It is not really a big surprise and most of us will have spent today more in hope than expectation, even though it was reported at the start of the day that Arsene Wenger was in his office early in case something came up.

It might not have been as exciting as some of the recent transfer windows but I would certainly prefer it this way than having a nerve wracking wait in the last few days. And this year is much better than last year, when we became the laughing stock of English football by bringing in an injured midfielder in Kim Kallstrom when we needed a striker and a defender.

Wenger: No-one leaving Arsenal and no-one coming in – unless….

So transfer deadline day has finally arrived, and just for a change we don’t have millions of Arsenal fans clamouring for Wenger to ‘Spend Some Money’ (except for Hafiz again!). Most of us are happy with the arrival of Gabriel, especially with the resurgence of Francis Coquelin as DM.

So we are all calm, and so is Wenger by the sound of things. He has admitted there will be no moe transfer activity unless he gets an unexpected call today from one of football’s leechs (sorry I mean agents!). Wenger said after yesterday’s game: “I don’t think I will be busy. We have done what we wanted and unless there is a huge surprise and somebody calls me – not the journalists, an agent – then why not? At the moment, nothing, it’s very quiet.