As Arsene Wenger gears up to bring in reinforcements to his Arsenal squad for the beginning of the new campaign, as many as eleven players from the current setup have been released by the club. The prominent names include that of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and striker Nicklas Bendtner, who’s contract I believe should have been terminated a long time ago.
Spartak Moscow loanee, Kim Kallstrom, who earlier claimed Arsenal want to keep him on a permanent basis, has also been let go, while third-choice keeper Emiliano Viviano has been allowed to return to Palermo following his rather unsuccessful loan spell. Park Chu Young, who is currently with South Korea in the World Cup, has also been released. .......Read the full article here
No Arsenal fans will be surprised that Nicklas Bendtner and Park Chu Young (did he ever join?) have been released by Arsene Wenger, but some of us thought that Chuks Aneke may have been given a new contract after scoring 16 goals on loan at Crewe this season. But it looks like Wenger thinks there are too many other strikers ahead of him right now (I thought we only had one!)
Aneke is now free to join Crewe, but it seems some higher League teams are interested in him, like Fulham and Charlton. SkySports reported: .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans have two more games to enjoy before the usual frustration, pain and tension of the transfer window sets in. We are all hoping for a better summer of signings, but perhaps just as important is holding on to our players, with Wenger still hoping to persuade Bacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianski to sign new contracts.
The manager has also suggested that he will deny any transfer requests from the likes of Lukas Podolski and Thomas Vermaelen, who have been linked with various clubs around Europe. One player who will definitely be on his way out of the Emirates, however, is Nicklas Bendtner. .......Read the full article here
This summer it seems that Arsene Wenger will be having to do lots of Arsenal transfer dealings, before he even thinks about strengthening the team. Last summer wenger managed to dispose of some deadwoods, but as hardly any of them were replaced the Gunners were left with a much-reduced playing squad. This summer will see even more empty spaces in the squad.
For starters we already know that the out-of-contract Lukasz Fabianski is moving to the Bundesliga in search of first team football, but does that mean Wenger will take on Emilio Viviano on a permanent basis as Szczesny’s backup, or will he go all out and buy an experienced keeper to challenge the Pole for his starting spot. Iker Casillas has been mentioned as a possibilty amongst others…. .......Read the full article here
I don’t think that he was specifically talking about Arsenal or aiming his words at Arsene Wenger, but as Manuel Pellegrini gave his post match interview after his Man City side completed the double over United and put themselves firmly in the driving seat in the race for the Premier League title, he might as well have been.
In his interview, reported by Sky Sports, the Chilean spoke about various aspects of his team’s performance, but it was when the reporter asked him about his strikers and about having a squad capable of rotating, that his answer was like a dagger aimed at the heart of Wenger and his bizarre transfer policy. .......Read the full article here
A lot of Arsenal fans were less than overjoyed, and that is like saying that Tottenham fans were less than overjoyed when they found out that Newcastle hadn’t really equalised on the final day of last season, to hear that Arsene Wenger had blocked the deal that would have seen Nicklas Bendtner leave the Gunners last summer.
It all came about, apparently, when Jose Mourinho did the same with Demba Ba, who was supposed to be coming to Arsenal on loan, so I understand why Wenger did it, but it is safe to say that he hasn’t really done much to change all our minds, especially with the recent bizarre events in Copenhagen. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger always seems to have a great relationship with his players at Arsenal. Even the likes of Samir Nasri, Alex Song and others, who have let the boss down by pushing for a move away from the Gunners once Wenger has made them into top class players, still keep in contact and remain friendly with the Frenchman.
But this week, two players who Wenger seems to have forgiven for all sorts of things seem to have got on the wrong side of the Arsenal boss. Nicklas Bendtner’s crazy exploits in Copenhagen, while Arsenal were sweating blood in Munich against Bayern, may have been bad enough, but he was not even supposed to be there. .......Read the full article here
Just a week or so after we read about how this Arsenal player felt that he had been branded with an unfair reputation, more fuel has been poured onto the fire. There are no prizes for guessing that I am talking about our old friend Nicklas Bendtner.
This story, reported in The Guardian, is perhaps the strangest ever about the Denmark international and will certainly do nothing to detract from his reputation as a loose cannon (forgive the pun). It all happened in Copenhagen on Tuesday night, reportedly, while Bendtner’s Arsenal team mates were earning themselves a very creditable draw against the European champions Bayern Munich. .......Read the full article here
We all know that Nicklas Bendtner will be leaving Arsenal when his contract is up at the end of the season. Even if he plays some stunning football between now and then, his fate is sealed, but the Denmark international is hoping to do that anyway.
After putting in a decent performance against England last night, the 26-year old striker told ESPN that he is still working hard and hoping to impress Arsene Wenger enough to get more chances on the pitch. Whether he wants to prove himself again in England for his own pride, whether he wants to repay Arsenal for all the years of hefty salary or whether he wants to impress potential new employers, you can work out for yourself. .......Read the full article here
Bendtner looking likely to leave at the end of the season? by Ash
Whilst everyone is focusing on contract signings elsewhere with Tomas Rosicky and Per Mertesacker two notable players to tie the knot with Arsenal for a few more years between them at the very least, one player that has been forgotten is Nicklas Bendtner.
I have the smallest feeling that Bendtner won’t be too happy that nobody’s paid the same amount of attention to his contractual situation as that of Sagna’s or even Mertesacker’s who’se deal wasn’t even set to expire this summer. .......Read the full article here
It seems that the Gunners have been working hard behind the scenes to sort out the future of some of the Arsenal squad who are coming to the end of their current contracts. And it appears that the club has been fairly successful as well. However, it is not all good news.
According to the Daily Mail, our long serving French international Bacary Sagna has not been given the deal that he wanted and is set to move on when his contract expires this summer. I am gutted about this, to be honest and think that Arsenal are making a big mistake. .......Read the full article here
Football writers and Arsenal fans will all be expecting Arsene Wenger to spend some money in the summer and the number one target for most people would be a top class striker. But getting the right player, no matter how much cash you splash, is not that easy. Just ask Chelsea and Liverpool who spent big money on Torres and Carroll.
So despite the fact that he is clearly a talented player with an impressive scoring record and Premier League experience, there are doubts about whether Mario Balotelli should be one of the strikers on Arsenal’s transfer list, as has been reported by The Express. The paper claims that Wenger has been talking to his agent this week ahead of a potential summer swoop, with a move away from struggling AC Milan looking increasingly likely. .......Read the full article here