It seems as though there is a bit of a bidding war developing for the Arsenal defender and club captain Thomas Vermaelen. But Arsene Wenger and the Gunners hierarchy have a decision to make as to whether to simply accept the highest offer, assuming we agree to sell in the first place that is.
I am used to seeing stupid and misinformed stuff about Arsenal in the media, but today seemed to hit a new low. A spectacularly blinkered and idiotic article in the Metro lays the blame for the injury Jack Wilshere suffered in the England game against Denmark, not at the feet of Daniel Agger who made the tackle, not at the England physios for failing to discover the injury or bring the midfielder off, but at the feet of the Arsenal player himself.
What are Liverpool’s weaknesses? by KJ
It’s still a couple of days away but there’s a massive game coming up on Saturday and Arsenal will need to start a winning run against some of the bigger teams for the next 6 weeks if we are to stay in the title race. But the same was being said back in November and Liverpool were flying high then and could have taken top spot had they beaten us.
Arsenal in for Schar by AT
If media reports are to be believed, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is pondering over a January swoop for the highly rated FC Basel centre-half Fabian Schar. Apparently Wenger has been scouting the youngster for quite some time now and will be ready to make his move when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Who to go for in January by Ben
It seems strange to be glad about an Arsenal player having an injury, but that is the situation I find myself in. Actually, the same was true last year when Kieran Gibbs got injured, luckily enough just before the January window closed. That meant that Arsene Wenger rushed through the transfer of Nacho Monreal from Malaga, meaning that we never had to see that grinning buffoon Andre Santos in an Arsenal shirt anymore.
Arsenal have had some highly publicised defensive problems recently, with captain and central defender Thomas Vermaelen coming under fire from various directions. Officials at Barcelona have not been paying attention, though, because they are preparing to table an offer of around £15 million for the Belgian international in the summer. The Spanish giants are also looking at Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, but the fact that Arsenal and Barcelona play similar systems could make Vermaelen the preferred option, according to the Guardian.
If Arsene Wenger was thinking of doing a bit of tinkering with the Arsenal team, that is obviously his perogative (not Bobby Brown’s). The one change that he should not even consider, however, is the inclusion of Olivier Giroud. With the Frenchman having scored two goals in each of his last two games, this probably will not seem like a radical idea, but that is not the only reason why Wenger must have him in the starting line up tomorrow.