I must admit to being a bit baffled as to why Arsenal just stepped aside and allowed Liverpool to lead the race of Loic Remy. There was talk of his £80,000 a week wages being a problem for Arsene Wenger, but that is not a lot for a Premier League class striker these days.
The BBC, however, have reported that the Anfield club and QPR have already agreed the transfer fee of £8.5 million, which was the striker’s very affordable release clause and it looks like the move will soon be done and dusted. .......Read the full article here
Nothing has been confirmed yet, by either Arsenal or Man United, but it appears as though the transfer of the Gunners captain to our Premier League rivals could be back on. Thomas Vermaelen was pictured this week on holiday with former Arsenal captain and turncoat Robin van Persie, and the two could soon be seeing a lot more of each other.
The Belgium international defender is in the same situation as the Dutchman was when he forced a move to United two years ago, with just a year left remaining on his contract and Arsene Wenger well aware that he is not about to sign a new one. The Frenchman still wants decent value for his players, but the £10 million bid reported by The Mirror could well be enough to convince Arsenal to sell. .......Read the full article here
Debuchy the right way to go?
Arsenal have officially completed the signing of Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United. The move was clearly a sign of intent and progression. This is so as Arsenal signed Debuchy to replace Bacary Sagna who is moving to rivals Manchester City. Debuchy is the first choice right back of France, coincidentally over Sagna. By choosing Debuchy, Arsenal have directly made a better choice than one of their strongest rivals.
Many may feel Debuchy may be too mediocre a player to be starting for Arsenal. This is heightened by the fact that Debuchy comes from Newcastle instead of one of the top clubs in the world. .......Read the full article here
Sanchez’s versatility will do Arsenal a world of good by SE
There is this prevalent conundrum of what Arsene Wenger is trying to achieve, with the acquisition of Sanchez, when he already has players like Cazorla, Podolski and Rosicky – who can all play the role of Sanchez’s, effectively. And, Sanchez’s versatility, to play in almost every position in the final third for Arsenal, doesn’t make the job of disecting the conundrum any easier, either. However, what we can comprehend is that Wenger is still very much hungry for success, and, with the acquisition of such a dynamic player, he has probably learnt a thing or two about Arsenal’s ineptitude to get the job done last term. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal may have more money to spend this summer than ever before, with the debt incurred by building the Emirates stadium no longer requiring Arsene Wenger to scour the French second division and other corners of the football globe looking to unearth a hidden gem in the transfer market.
But the Frenchman is still not the kind of manager, like many others I could mention, that does not care about the club’s money. The Prof always wants to get value for money, which is why he has apparently refused to meet the £80,000 a week salary demands of Loic Remy. And the same financial acumen seems to have put paid to the possible transfer of Sami Khedira from Real Madrid. .......Read the full article here
There is a good chance that Arsene Wenger could end up kicking himself over this one, as Arsenal are set to see one of our long term transfer targets, Loic Remy, sign a long term contract with Premier League rivals Liverpool, according to a report in Metro.
It appears as though their manager Brendan Rodgers has no qualms about meeting the £80,000 a week wage demands of the French striker, as well as paying the release clause in his QPR contract of around £8-10 million. I still do not really understand why the Gunners baulked at this amount of money, because it is well within our pay sclae and ability to cover it. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s Lineup next season
So with the official signing of Alexis Sanchez recently and Debuchy at the weekend, many Gooners are now looking forward to the future with hope. Hope that Arsenal are able to build on the FA cup triumph last season. Nevertheless, many of us Arsenal fans are curious as to how the Gunners will line up next year. Here are some possibilities.
Same old 4-3-3
Alexis Giroud Walcott/Chamberlain
Ramsey (Khedira or Bender)
Gibbs Mertesacker Koscielny Debuchy .......Read the full article here
Last summer definitely saw Liverpool get one over on Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger making the infamous bid for Luis Suarez of one pound over £40 million. That may or may not have triggered a release clause in the cannibalistic Uruguayan striker’s contract, but they stood firm and used the opportunity to take the mickey and show Arsenal plenty of disrespect along the way. .......Read the full article here
It was being reported a few days ago that Arsenal had agreed terms with the French Ligue 1 club Nice for the transfer of their keeper David Ospina. With a transfer fee of around £3-4 million, it looked like Arsene wenger had done it again, with the Colombian international keeper showing some fantastic ability in Brazil this summer.
According to a Daily Mail report, the Nice player had been on the Frenchman’s transfer wish list before the World Cup finals, but his excellent performances for Colombia this summer have brought him to the attention of a number of other clubs. .......Read the full article here
If the latest Arsenal transfer rumours are true, then we should soon see whether Arsene Wenger is really serious about bringing Loic Remy to the club or not. The transfer move for the France international striker has been on since the end of last season, with his parent club QPR making no secret of the fact that the 27-year old has a very affordable release clause and is looking to move. .......Read the full article here
2 Done!! Who Next?? by AK_14
Arsenal for the first time in many years have done important bit of transfers early. Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy are very much needed for the current squad and will seamlessly go into the first team. With Sanchez being able to play anywhere in the front line we have with us a very versatile and hardworking player who has his best years yet to come. Debuchy on the other hand will be a direct replacement for Sagna who departed to Man Shitty. So now that the 2 of the 6 positions are filled, let’s see what is left .......Read the full article here
The fact that Arsenal have been looking to sign a new right back will come as no surprise to the England international defender Carl Jenkinson. The decision of Bacary Sagna to leave us for Man City was always going to leave a gap in the squad, which the completion of the Mathieu Debuchy transfer from Newcastle United yesterday has now filled. .......Read the full article here