When Arsene Wenger recently warned Arsenal fans that we would need to be patient this summer, and not to expect much action in the transfer market until after the World Cup finals, it generally brought two responses.
The first, was along the lines of, `oh no here we go again with the penny pinching and deadline day panic buys1 and the other was, `don’t listen to the wily old fox, he’s having you on`. That may still prove right, but I have been thinking that the Frenchman may have a very good reason to be patient. .......Read the full article here
Morning Arsenal fans, but it is certainly not a good morning. The result was bad enough, but the poorness of the Arsenal performance against Everton has made us all very worried that the Gunners will finally relinquish the Wenger cup and find ourselves out of the Champions League next season. So what exactly will that mean for the club?
Nothing is decided yet and Everton have some really tough games left to play; with Man City, United, Southampton, Palace, Sunderland and Hull who could all do us a favour. But for the purposes of this article, I am going to assume that they beat us to that coveted last European place. .......Read the full article here
Maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part, but I believe that Arsenal will finally break out of the financial shackles of recent years and actually spend some serious money in this summer’s transfer market. We were told last year that the Gunners were now in a position to be able to compete with the big boys but, apart from the record signing of Mesut Ozil, we didn’t see it. .......Read the full article here
It has been reported that Stan Kroenke has sanctioned a transfer kitty of £100 million for Arsene Wenger to spend this summer. I don’t know if this is a ploy to get Arsene to stay or whether it is a genuine statement by Kroenke to signal Arsenal’s intentions this summer. Either way, it is a great amount of money to spend in the summer and there aren’t too many positions we have to fill until we have a team that can consistently challenge for the title next season. So how do we spend that £100 million? .......Read the full article here
There might be an Arsenal fans somewhere that does not want Arsene Wenger, or whoever might replace him, to spend big money on a big name striker this summer, but I haven’t met them. They don’t come much bigger than Edinson Cavani, and the Uruguayan striker has made it pretty clear that he would be keen on a move to the Premier League this season.
The powerful and skilful striker has not had the sort of season he expected since he moved to the French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain last year. Because of Zlatan Ibrahimovich and his super ego, Cavani seems to have been pushed out wide or played as a second striker and he is not happy about it, as an ESPN report reveals. .......Read the full article here
Whether you are one of the Arsenal fans who agrees with TV pundits like Alan Shearer, who thinks that Olivier Giroud and the way he plays is absolutely vital to the Gunners’ chances, or one who thinks the only thing the French striker is good for is pulling a farmer’s plough around a field, you could easily be seeing the last of him this season. .......Read the full article here
Dear Gooners, I must admit, last night’s game was broadcast extremely late in my country, so I only managed to watch up until the 60th minute before passing out. Typing this and barely able to keep my eyes open right now at work, I cannot believe what I’m hearing about the second half. When I turned the telly off, I honestly thought after our complete domination in the first half (70% possession and 2 goals) we were going to rake in at least 5 before the final whistle, whilst keeping a clean sheet. .......Read the full article here
As it seems increasingly unlikely that Arsenal will be able to sign Luis Suarez, whether in January or next summer, then Arsene Wenger is going to have to turn his attention elsewhere. One striker who is believed to have been close to moving to the Emirates a couple of times already, Demba Ba, could be at the top of the list and the loan move that Jose Mourinho blocked in the summer could go through in January. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal transfer target Luis Suarez seems to be stuck in the mid-table mediocrity of Liverpool for at least another year, unless something extremely unexpected happens. Why did we bid that £40 Million +1 silly number for Suarez? Why do Suarez and his camp think that he has a release clause at that price?
Because he really thinks he has a release clause. He really believes that if Liverpool did not make it to the CL and if a CL team came calling they would let him go. Or else why write a clause at all? .......Read the full article here
The latest development on Luis Suarez and his transfer to Arsenal is that Arsene Wenger is apparently prepared to wait Liverpool out in the football equivalent of a staring competition. The Frenchman is definitely good at this game and has good reasons to believe he will win, but I cannot help feeling it is too big a risk to take.
Apparently there is still confusion over this clause in the Uruguayan’s contract, which might be resolved in our favour. This would mean that Arsenal have already bid enough to force Liverpool to sell. This would save the club money and Wenger would be proved right, but it also might not be resolved in our favour. .......Read the full article here
We were all hoping that Arsenal would have completed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain before now, and that the Argentinean international could have joined the Gunners on their tour of Asia. Instead, the striker had to turn up for his medical and pre-season training at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid today, and there are two stories in the Spanish media that suggest Arsenal’s pursuit of Higuain is not getting any easier. .......Read the full article here
Why it would only take a £40million bid for Arsenal to get Luis Suarez by KJ
This week has been all about Luis Suarez to Arsenal. The papers have been furiously reporting the fact that we had a £30 million bid rejected by Liverpool and according to the reliable people on Twitter (GeoffArsenal), we are looking to make a £36 million bid for the controversial Uruguayan.
But according to many deluded Liverpool fans and even respected Liverpool journalists, it would take a whopping £50m+ bid to lure Suarez away from Liverpool. That seemed ludicrous to me and therefore I’m going to list a host of reasons as to why he won’t go for anywhere near that. .......Read the full article here