Arsenal head into the weekend’s big Premier League clash with a great chance of beating a struggling Liverpool team and banishing the memories of last season’s 5-1 pasting at Anfield. A win could put the Gunners as high as fourth and will open up an eight point gap on Brendan Rodgers and his players.
I think that almost all Arsenal fans, at one time or another, have wondered whether Arsene Wenger was on another planet transfer-wise. Some of the signings the Frenchman has made since joining Arsenal, like Vieira, Henry and Fabregas, have been unbridled genius, while some, like Bendtner, Squillaci and Gervinho are best forgotten.
Now that the new shirt deal with PUMA has begun, Arsenal fans are expecting to see some announcements regarding the Gunners activity in the transfer market to go with the shirt unveiling, but as usual we shall have to wait longer than we want to!
As usual on a Sunday the tabloids have lots of Arsenal transfer rumours to wind us all up some more, and today is no exception. The latest hot potato is Arturo Vidal who had had a brilliant World Cup until Brazil knocked out Chile on penalties last night.
What a surprise eh, Arsenal fans? After AC Milan bigwigs, Mario Balotelli and his agent kept dropping hints and fluttering their eyelashes at Arsenal over the possible transfer of the Italy international striker, the Serie A side have suddenly changed their tune and are insisting that their star man is not for sale, as reported by Sky Sports.
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Following a lot of speculation over a potential Arsenal return for former striker Carlos Vela, it has now been confirmed that the Mexican international will stay with Real Sociedad after the Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger chose not to activate the player’s release clause, opting instead to have it cancelled out in exchange for 12 million.