How Campbell saga highlights Wenger’s worth to Arsenal

Arsenal fans should appreciate Arsene more by Sam P

The section of the Arsenal fans that are fed up with Arsene Wenger and keep asking for the club to move on and get a new manager have gone a little bit quiet at the minute. They do make some good points and it will not take too much for the questions to come flying in again, but for now the manager appears to have a bit of leeway, even with the team still sitting outside the top four of the Premier League.

Should Arsenal play Ozil or Akpom if Alexis is out?

All Arsenal fans should be crossing their fingers and toes and anything else that might be crossable in the hope that Alexis Sanchez is available to play on Sunday. The Chile international is currently a doubt for the home Premier League game with Aston Villa and so Arsene Wenger will now be thinking about how to set up his team in the absence of our star man.

With Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also apparently out of action, although thankfully not for long, it leaves the Frenchman with very few options if he is going to play our usual 4-3-3 formation. Olivier Giroud is surely nailed on to be the centre forward and we can only hope that Theo Walcott can complete 90 minutes for us on the right.

Should Arsenal have given Mikel Arteta a contract extension?

It was widely thought that Mikel Arteta would fall foul or Arsenal’s ‘Curse of the captain’s armband’ when Arsene Wenger picked him as Club Captain on the departure of Thomas Vermaelen, especially as he is 32 years old and his contract was reported to be up at the end of this season.

When Arteta then got injured after playing just seven games and is now out until the end of the season. After going through an ankle operation it was thought unlikely that he would be given a new contract until he was fully recovered.

TYPICAL Arsenal may lose Alexis after loaning THREE strikers!

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal are sweating on the fitness os our star of the season so far Alexis Sanchez. A blow does not quite cover this news for Arsenal fans, it is more like a hurricane.

The manager’s latest injury update, revealed on the official Arsenal website, explains that the Chile international forward, who has scored a third of our Premier League goals, is a real doubt for Sunday’s home clash with Aston Villa. It is his hamstring that is the problem and Wengers says they will not know if he can play until the day before the game.

SHOCK for Spurs as Arsenal set to replace Szczesny with Lloris?

Arsenal are looking good to complete our usual job of finishing above north London rivals Tottenham in the Premier League, as we have done every season since Arsene Wenger took over as manager 18 years ago. And as well as sticking that particular knife in, we could give it a good twist by completing a stunning transfer swoop for their keeper Hugo Lloris.

Another season out of the Champions League for the spuds will certainly help to convince the France international number one that his career would be much better off down the road at the Emirates stadium with the Gunners, where he would also join up with international team mates like Mathieu Debuchy, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud. Playing regularly with two of the France back four could also help Lloris at international level.

The La Liga star set to COMPLETE Arsenal’s January transfers?

If this deal does go through in the next few days, and the growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours suggest that there is something to it at least, it will be the third bit of business done by Arsene Wenger and would surely be the final move from the Gunners this month.

It would also confirm the Frenchman’s ongoing commitment to the future of the club. Because although Jose Luis Gaya is making a name for himself as one of the most exciting young players in La Liga, the Valencia star is still just 19-years old and has only made 26 first team appearances for his Spanish club in all competitions.

Could Luis Suarez help Arsenal to win the title?

Arsene Wenger famously made a concerted effort to bring Luis Suarez to Arsenal 18 months ago, although the strange rumours about the Gunners offering Liverpool 40m plus 1 pound sounded extremely far-fetched at the time but is now taken as true. The Telegraph is claiming that Wenger tried again to sign Suarez in the summer, and that he is still keen to bring him to the Emirates.

Arsenal linked with Benzema AGAIN

It seems that there have been Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with Karim Benzema ever since he burst onto the scene ten years ago at Lyon, and it hasn’t changed now after he has been at Real Madrid for the last five years.

Many Arsenal fans have been clamouring for Arsene Wenger to buy a top class striker for the last few years and Benzema, who has averaged nearly a goal in every two games he has played at the Spanish giants since his arrival would seem to fit the bill. The problem is that at the Galacticos Benzema never seems to be first choice and now it is being reported in the Telegraph that the French international is being offered to Arsenal.

Why Arsenal are under MASSIVE pressure for top four finish?

Okay Arsenal fans, we might still have a nice surprise in store from Arsene Wenger in the last few days of the January transfer window, but if not then we have at least signed a promising young defensive midfielder in Krystian Bielik and what seems to be a very good and versatile defender in Gabriel Paulista.

We also have Ozil and Walcott back, with Welbeck and the Ox due back in the next week or two, followed quickly by Jack Wilshere and that will leave just Arteta, Diaby and Debuchy in the treatment room. And we will need as many of our best players as possible as we are fighting on three fronts and are still sitting outside of the top four of the league.

DONE DEAL! New Gunner Paulista vows to help Arsenal to GLORY

I don’t know about the rest of you Arsenal fans out there, but I was just starting to get a little concerned about the delay that was holding up the completion of the transfer of Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal in Spain’s La Liga, especially with the work permit issues.

But the official Arsenal website has now confirmed that the versatile Brazilian defender, able to play anywhere along the line of a back four, is now a Gunner after reports today revealed that he was sent to Paris to make sure the paperwork went through as quickly as possible.

Why Ospina is beating Szczesny into Arsenal starting XI

I wrote an article last week explaining why I thought Wojciech Szczesny should come back into the Arsenal starting line-up for the FA cup clash away to Brighton on Sunday. Whether Arsene Wenger brought the Polan international back for the same reasons, we don’t know, but I thought it was a great chance for Szczesny to excel and show that he should retain the status of first choice keeper for the Gunners.

How will Arteta contract affect Arsenal stars and transfers?

If I was the Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, I would be a bit worried right about now. Everything seems to be going against the tough tackling Frenchman, at least as far as his continued career as an Arsenal player goes anyway.

It is bad enough for Flamini that the football media constantly report Arsenal transfer rumours linking the club with various central or defensive midfielders, such as Morgan Schneiderlin, Sami Khedira, William Carvalho, Moussa Sissoko and the German Bender twins Sven and Lars.