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Why Debuchy injury might NOT be bad news for Arsenal

Injuries and Arsenal are two words that have gone together way too often in the last few years and so are we really surprised to hear that our new right back, Mathieu Debuchy, might be out of action for as much as two months after picking up an ankle problem in the 2-2 draw with Man City yesterday?

Of course it is bad news for Arsenal, especially as the defensive side of the squad is the one that we have got the least cover for. But in a way this could turn out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise. Why? Because it will give the young Spanish defender Hector Bellerin a chance to show what he can do in the first team.

Can Arsenal REALLY cope with just SIX defenders?

I am happy and relieved that Arsene Wenger accepted that Yaya Sanogo was not enough and that Arsenal needed to sign another centre forward, especially with Olivier Giroud being out of action until around the end of the year. And I’m not going to be down on the Frenchman for signing Danny Welbeck either, it is the failure to sign a defender that I am more concerned about.

Should Arsenal let Jenkinson go to Newcastle?

There is no suggestion that this is a vital part of the deal that will see Arsenal complete the transfer of the France international right back Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United, but Alan Pardew want to see the young Gunner Carl Jenkinson move in the other direction, according to a Daily Mail report.

According to many Arsenal transfer rumours in the media, the transfer fee is already agreed with the Magpies for Debuchy and the transfer is expected to be announced official this week. It is a little odd that the 28-year old Frenchman is about to take over from the long serving Bacary Sagna at Arsenal, just as he appears to have done so in Didier Deschamp’s France team, but it is great news for us.

Arsenal MUST replace Sagna- NOT promote Bellerin

Why Arsenal Must Replace Sagna! by AT

So it has finally happened, the Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna has left the Gunners to join Premier League champions Manchester City. The deal is set to be officially confirmed before France kick off their World Cup campaign against Honduras on Monday. The 31-year-old issued an emotional goodbye to the Arsenal fans on Instagram and paid tribute to Arsene Wenger as he gets set to move to Manchester.

Is Deyan Iliev set to be Arsenal’s backup to Szczesny? And Bellerin to replace Sagna?

Everyone is getting excited about all the Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with top-class replacements for the departing Lukasz Fabianski and Bacary Sagna, but few people are thinking from Arsene Wenger’s point of view. Has everybody forgotten Wenger’s mantra of “Arsenal don’t buy stars – we make them…..”

With that in mind in may pay to consider that we have a very talented youngster already in our squad; the Macedonian U21 keeper Deyan Iliev. Wenger brought him in on deadline day in 2012 and he has been solid in the Arsenal Youth team this season, and was apparently set to be snapped up by the Belgian club Mechelen this summer, only to be listed on Arsene Wenger’s retained list for the coming season.

Can these 3 young Gunners’ loan spells get them in Arsenal team?

Arsenal let Young Guns out on loan! by Ash

We may only be a few days into the month of January but there have already been some moves in the transfer market regarding Arsenal. Although sadly it’s not quite the good news that you may have been expecting and it fact, its players on the way out that is the main topical focus.

Another starlet follows Bellerin out the Arsenal door

Following the recent departure of promising full-back Hector Bellerin to Watford on loan, another promising Arsenal youngster has left the club on a temporary basis to gain some competitive experience. It has been confirmed that the versatile midfielder Nico Yennaris has joined Championship side Bournemouth on a short-term term deal valid until January.

The 20-year old already has a couple of first-team appearances to his name, most notably when he came on as a second half substitute against Manchester United in the Premier League and effectively dealt with Nani whilst playing in an unnatural right-back position. The promising youngster has been looking for a good loan spell for quite some time now and will be keen to make an impression at Bournemouth.

Will loan spell earn Bellerin his Arsenal chance?

It has been confirmed that the highly-rated Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin has joined Championship side Watford on a loan deal valid up to January next year with an option to extend. The young Spaniard has been in great form for Arsenal’s reserves this season and Watford boss Gianfranco Zola has been impressed enough to give him a chance at first team football over at Vicarage Road.

The youngster, who was brought in from Barcelona’s renowned La Masia academy in 2011, has developed rapidly under Arenal’s youth system and it is understood that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is hopeful that a loan move will further fast track his development as a player and bring him back to the Emirates as a possible contender for a first-team spot.

Is Sanabria the next Barcelona starlet on his way to Arsenal?

Arsenal set to sign another Barca wonderkid! by Ash

It’s a well-known fact that Arsenal have one of the best youth academies in Europe and although it shouldn’t be confused with the fact that we produce lots of quality players, in fact the majority come through the ranks after joining from another club early in their development.

Did Bendtner do enough to redeem himself with Arsenal Fans?

Bendtner leads Arsenal youth to victory by Twig

Nicklas Bendtner’s pass to Eisfeld was delightful; almost Cesc-like. Had the pass come from Arsenal new signing, Mesut Ozil, I’m sure we would all have been glowing about the assist all day long – even if he didn’t do much else after that. But since it was Nicklas Bendtner, the reception has been a little bit muted.

Arsenal youngsters came of age in cup battle

Arsenal vs West Brom match review by Ash

Arsenal travelled to West Bromwich to face the Baggies in what was expected to be a highly contested League Cup tie. The game certainly did disappoint however as it was overall quite a flat game, however in the end thankfully the Gunners managed to come away with a win after both extra time and penalties.

It wasn’t a good game, nor was it easy to watch, however the final result is all the matters and after having to go through both 90 minutes and the extra 30 minutes of football, it all came down to a classic, nerve biting penalty shootout.

Arsenal target leaves door open but do we really want Corchia?

Corchia still on Arsene’s wish list? by Ash

Although a transfer window for the summer has only just shut, people are already getting ready for the time that it opens up again in January and generally it seems Arsenal fans are expecting big things from the club with expectations now high following the arrival of Mesut Ozil.

The likes of Luis Suarez and Angel Di Maria have already been mentioned as transfer targets for the Gunners this winter, with Wenger supposedly keen on returning to the players he just missed out on in the summer, however the name being linked today with several independent news outlets including the Daily Express is a name of less excitement.