Every Arsenal fan and their dogs expected Arsene Wenger to buy a new striker last summer to complement (if not replace) Olivier Giroud, and that seemed to be confirmed by the Gunners interest in Luis Suarez, but nothing came of it and we got Mesut Ozil instead to calm the fans frustration.
But the fact is that Arsenal DID buy a striker last summer by the name of Yaya Sanogo, and after his impressive display for the Gunners against Liverpool in the FA Cup win (which earned him a place against Bayern Munich), it seems that Wenger is now preparing to make him a regular first-teamer. .......Read the full article here
It seems that everyone, including the Arsenal fans, had pretty much forgotten about Yaya Sanogo. When the Gunners signed him on a free transfer from a second division French club in the summer, it is fair to say that he did not exactly set our pulses racing and there were plenty of jokes going around about Wenger’s tendency for tightness, which just increased when he was then sidelined for months with injury.
So when he was brought back into the side and thrown straight into the deep end against Liverpool and Bayern Munich, eyebrows were raised as high as Penfold’s. But, for Arsenal fans at least, the lanky young French striker has been a pleasant surprise with two very decent performances. .......Read the full article here
Last week Arsene Wenger was quick to squash any hope Alex Song may have had of returning to Arsenal. Song has failed to establish himself in Barcelona’s star studded midfield and was hoping that a return to the Emirates might be his solution to a lack of game time at the Spanish giants. .......Read the full article here
It is no wonder that journalists call August the “Silly Season” as there is nothing but ridiculous stories to read in the papers. Today is the perfect example.
The first preposterous Arsenal transfer story is in the Sun, and they headline with: Arsenal in Reina raid! ARSENAL have launched a stunning £23million raid for Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina.
Arsene Wenger sees the Kop star as the man to solve his problem position.
And the Gunners boss is prepared to go up to £25m to land the Spaniard........Read the full article here
What on Earth is going on with the France national team. We know that they were dismal at the Euro2008 competition under Raymond Domenech, but what we don’t know is who he blackmailed to get his contract renewed afterwards!
Ever since then, the team has been dogged by infighting and back-biting, especially from the players towards their coach. The team obviously think that Domenech is incompetent, and he doubly proved it this summer by leaving Samir Nasri behind after he had such a brilliant season, but taking an injured William Gallas, who immediately rewarded him by going into a sulk because he wasn’t awarded the captains armband! .......Read the full article here