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Liverpool take final crack at beating Arsenal to Sanchez

I don’t think the Gooners need to be too worried about the latest piece of Arsenal transfer news concerning the Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez. If the rumours about the Gunners offering the 25-year old Chilean a long term contract on around £130,000 a week are true, that is.

Because the Metro has claimed that our Premier League rivals Liverpool have made one final attempt to beat us to the punch by offering Sanchez an even bigger salary of £150,000 a week. This smacks of desperation to me, as the player has apparently chosen Arsenal for other reasons that the money.

Sanchez to Arsenal transfer at risk from Man United AND City!!

I wish that Arsene Wenger would hurry up and seal the deal to bring Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal, because the longer the talks go on without a concrete resolution, the more chance there is of it turning into another Gonzalo Higuain situation. And media reports suggest that both of our Premier League rivals from Manchester could be the ones to leave Arsenal empty handed.

If it is the matter of a fee, with Wenger trying to squeeze an extra few million for Arsenal out of the deal, it could all go wrong, especially now that the Daily Star is reporting that Man City are interested in the Barcelona and Chile striker. And they are willing to go as high as £40 million for him.

Why Liverpool keeping Suarez is GOOD NEWS for Arsenal

Who knows what would have happened if Arsenal had been right about the £40 million release clause in the Liverpool contract of Luis Suarez last summer. The Uruguayan striker would definitely have accepted the move and the Gunners may well have sealed the Premier League title, even though we probably would not have signed Mesut Ozil.

Liverpool dug their heels in though, and are preparing to do so again this summer, even after the toothy one’s third biting incident, on Italy’s Chiellini at the World Cup means that Suarez is banned until nearly November. Barcelona are ready to try to sign the controversial striker, after he finally admitted what he had done and apologised, but the Spanish club expect to be able to get him for around £60 million, according to the Daily Star, while Liverpool want their full valuation of £80 million.

Sanchez is keen, Barca name their price but still Arsenal wait….

Although the Arsenal boss was spotted on the beach in Brazil the other day enjoying a spot of head tennis and keepy-uppy, I think that his favourite hobbies could involve chinese water torture and watching grass grow, because the Frenchman seems to have limitless patience in the transfer market and seems to love making the Arsenal fans suffer.

Maybe I am just getting cranky and impatient in my old age, but this summer transfer window is driving me mad already and it is not even July yet. I don’t think I can take anymore and I might go for a long walk and get back just in time for the start of the Premier League season. You never know, Arsenal might have signed someone by then, but will it be Alexis Sanchez?

Has Suarez come back to bite Arsenal over Sanchez transfer?

The Luis Suarez situation may have raised it’s ugly head again for Arsenal. After all the daftness of last summer, when the Gunners became the butt of many media jokes after our bid of £40 million and a pound was laughed off by Liverpool, Suarez could come back to bite us again this year.

Not that we are going to try to sign the Uruguayan striker again during this transfer window, because I think his third dental assault on a fellow footballer will have put Arsene Wenger off for good. The problem is that Barcelona do seem to want him and that has given Liverpool the edge in the transfer pursuit of the Chile international Alexis Sanchez.

Has Arsenal meeting with Sanchez agent stopped Balotelli transfer?

There are not many Arsenal fans who think that Alexis Sanchez would not bring a significant and increased attacking threat to the Gunners squad. I know that a lot of us are armchair fans with no true knowledge of scouting or managing a football team, but we know football and can see a player’s abilities as well as the deficiencies ion others and in our team in general.

Pace and goals were missing badly for Arsenal last season, although how much of that was down to the injuries to Walcott, Chamberlain, Ramsey and Podolski, we will never know. But pace and goals are certainly attributes that the Barcelona and Chile forward has in abundance.

Alexis Sanchez would be perfect for Arsenal

How great it would be to have Sanchez at Arsenal by Blaz

We are a week away from July, a few weeks away from the end of World cup and from Arsenal presenting the new kit and main sponsor. We are, maybe, just a few days away from Arsenal.com presenting a new player for the team. But, of course, no-one (save Arsene Wenger) knows who that player/players might be.

One of the places we had difficulties in the past season was a fast and capable winger to take in all the Özil passes. We’ve also been missing a prolific striker to take some of the burden from Giroud.

Chelsea launch bid for ANOTHER ex-Arsenal star?

Arsenal´s local London rivals Chelsea have already secured the services of Wenger´s prodigy Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, and now, according to a report in today´s Express, the hated Mourinho is also interested in returning to the Catalan giants to try and re-unite Fabregas with his old partner Alex Song, despite interest from Manchester United.

Unlike Fabregas, Song never really made the first team at Barcelona, and has spent most of his time on the bench, but was awesome in his last season at Arsenal in the Premiership and reportedly wasn´t too keen on leaving the Emirates in the first place. The 26 year-old still has many years at the top in him, and could evenbe better now than when he left London.

Relax Arsenal fans! Wenger was right on Fabregas!

Why Arsenal Fans Should Move On From Fabregas by A.T.

So the news that every Arsenal fan has been dreading to hear has finally come true. Cesc Fabregas has officially left Barcelona to join Arsenal’s London rivals Chelsea in a deal reported to be around £30 million on a five-year contract.

Since leaving Arsene Wenger’s side to rejoin his boyhood club in 2011, the former Gunners skipper has had a very difficult time at the Nou Camp, struggling to tie down a place for himself in the first-team. The last season in particular took a huge toll on the Spanish international’s morale, following extensive criticism from the club management and even the supporters.

Arsenal favourite to make BIG mistake joining Chelsea!!

There has been a lot of talk about the former Arsenal captain and fan favourite Cesc Fabregas recently. Many of us Gooners have always harboured hopes that we would see the midfield magician back in the red and white of Arsenal one day, so the growing likelihood of him going to Chelsea does not make good hearing.

We didn’t want him to join Man United either, but unless Arsene Wenger decides to activate the clause giving the Gunners first option if Barcelona sell him, there is little we can do. What surprises me, if it is true, is that Fabregas has agreed to the transfer. He doesn’t have to.

Arsenal not interested in Fabregas – Man City now favourites

There has been acres and acres of debate about whether Arsenal fans think we should buy Cesc Fabregas back from Barcelona or not, and the news yesterday that the ex-Arsenal captain was in London only fuelled the speculation that he would be having talks with Arsene Wenger.

But this morning, Matt Law in the Telegraph reports that the Gunners have not responded to Barcelona’s message that Cesc is for sale and Wenger has no intentions of activating the buy-back clause in Fabregas’ contract. This has also been backep by a story in the Daily Mail.

Arsenal don’t need Fabregas? This proves that they do!!

There is a lot of talk about Cesc fabregas and his possible return to Arsenal and the Premier League at the moment. We will have to wait and see if Barcelona really are willing to let the midfielder go this summer . If they do then we will have to see whether Arsene Wenger thinks it is worthwhile spending a good portion of his Arsenal transfer budget on him.