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Arsenal chief reveals Wenger does NOT have sole control on transfers

There were a lot of things for Arsenal fans to consider and talk about from the interview given this week by the club’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis. Most of the papers and sports websites have focused on his comments about the Gunners not being able to beat our big Premier League rivals when it comes to spending power and his suggestions that the club’s youth policy combined with an ultra careful and disciplined transfer policy will continue to be the Arsenal way.

Who will Arsenal sign to replace injury hit Mertesacker?

Perhaps it is for just such a situation as Arsenal find themselves in now, with just over a fortnight to go before the start of a brand new and crucial season and our two first choice centre backs unavailable, that Arsene Wenger has been keeping his powder dry in the transfer market.

Will Arsene Wenger’s anger with Lyon hamper Arsenal’s Lacazette bid?

The Arsenal manager is unhappy with Lyon after the club revealed that a bid had come in from them, which had been rejected.

The Ligue 1 side came out in the press to release a statement denying that the Gunners had lodged an improved bid of £40 Million, whilst revealing the club’s actual offer of €35 Million instead.

Arsenal confirm interest in experienced centre-back

Wenger is looking at buying a new centre back!

Arsene Wenger has announced ahead of the Gunner’s second pre-season match, that Arsenal will line up with the young English centre back pairing of Chambers and Holding, but that the club will be dipping into the market for a new centre back in the coming weeks.

Rob Holding tells Arsenal fans what to expect from him!

Holding tells Arsenal fans what to expect from him!
When Rob Holding signed for Arsenal from Bolton he was named a classic conventional Arsene Wenger style signing given that he was young, cheap and held plenty of promise. Many expected him to be a quiet player ahead of the upcoming season and it seemed likely he’d be heading out on loan. The English youth product however seems to be slowly growing on some people and he’s beginning to make a better name for himself at Arsenal.
Bearing in mind Holding has just signed from League One outfit Bolton, not too much was known about his style of play and what we can expect from the club’s latest signing. Luckily in an interview with Arsenal.com, Holding was keen to tell Arsenal fans that they can be excited to see him out on the pitch.
Holding said: “[In terms of my qualities], from the videos that have gone on the internet, a couple of tricks maybe in the box, which I probably won’t do straight away! Then just bringing the ball out and playing it on the ground to feet is what I think I do best. But I know when to clear it if there’s any danger. I’m not one to take risks.”
Holding is very much a ball playing defender, something that Arsene Wenger seems to love in a centre back. We see both Laurent Koscielny and Calum Chambers content with the ball at their feet, especially the former and now Wenger can also utilise Holding in that style.
Despite receiving a little stick due to the fact Arsenal fans wanted a world class centre back rather than a £2.5 million buy from Bolton, I think Holding seems to be pretty promising. Admittedly I have seen very little from the guy aside from the Internet videos that he mentions in his interview, however he is a regular in the England set up alongside Calum Chambers and seems well trusted by Wenger to go straight into working with the first team.
At 20 years old and with little experience on the top level, it was anticipated that Holding would probably go out on loan this season to gain more competitive experience. However it seems that Holding could get his chance to show us what he’s got earlier than expected.
Per Mertesacker and Gabriel are ruled out with injury and illness respectively and we await to see how much of pre-season they will miss. Koscielny will not return to training with the Gunners until a week before the Liverpool game due to his progress with France to the final of the Euros and so it shows that Arsenal are once again weak at the back when the injuries kick in.
This means that as things currently stand, we only have two fit centre backs in Chambers and Holding going into the start of the season and so we could see these two pairing up on the pitch sooner than we think!
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Proof Arsenal were RIGHT to let Man Utd have Ibrahimovic?

The only thing I would like to see more than Arsenal lifting the Premier League trophy at the end of the up and coming season (well maybe not the only thing but let’s stick to football) would be for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United to flop like a souffle taken out of the oven too soon.

Icardi rules himself out of Arsenal move?

Just when you thought this window couldn’t get any worse for Arsenal fans, the latest developments surrounding Icardi to Arsenal are not good for the Gunners I’m afraid.

After facing rejection from Vardy and being priced out of the market for Higuain, Lacazette and Morata, Arsenal now face rejection from yet another player, Mauro Icardi.