Tag Archives: Champions League

Loic Remy hints he will join Arsenal – not Spurs!

The French striker Loic Remy, who famously was at the Emirates to watch Arsenal a couple of weeks ago, is apparently close to a move to the Spuds according to a report in the Daily Star.

They reckon that Spurs have already started negotiations with his parent club, QPR, and a transfer fee has already been decided between the clubs, but they also report that Remy has stated that he will only move if it is to play Champions League football.

The striker, who scored 14 goals with mid-table Newcastle this season, is quoted as saying: “I miss the Champions League.

Bookies are still underestimating Arsenal!

Is Silverware On The Horizon For Arsenal?   By Simon Fitzpatrick

 And still the long-threatened Arsenal collapse fails to materialise. Granted, Fulham at home was never going to be the most dangerous of fixtures, but to be grinding out wins – and clean sheets – at this point of the season is precisely what needs to happen if Arsenal are to get within sniffing distance of a trophy by the spring.

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Should Arsenal pay the £23m release clause for Fellaini?

All the Arsenal transfer news in the papers this morning are reporting that Arsene Wenger is in negotiations with Everton for the crazy Belgian Marouane Fellaini, but is so far refusing to match the £23m release clause which would allow him to move to a Champions League club.

Some people have been erroneously reporting that Fellaini has already agreed a four-year deal with the Gunners, but any personal agreement will come to nothing if a price cannot be agreed with the Toffees.

Lyon deny that Arsenal have made an offer for Grenier – no early deal expected

The young Lyon playmaker Clement Grenier only has one year left on his contract at the French giants, but his boss, club president Jean-Michel Aulas, has yesterday revealed that he is yet to receive any offer for the 22 year-old and is still hoping to persuade him to sign an extension to his current deal, especially as the club held on to the Third Champions League place.

Arsenal awaiting Fiorentina anouncement on Jovetic

The avalanche of Arsenal transfer rumours over the last month has been led by the news that the arrival of Stevan Jovetic is expected to be named as an Arsenal player as soon as the season finishes, and we are all waiting expectantly despite rumoured interest from Juventus as well.

But yesterday the Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has told the Italian press that a decision on his future will not announced until after Jovetic has had a meeting with the Viola owner Diego Della Valle.

Wilshere – Arsenal will be nervous but we must be professional and finish the job

Jack Wilshere is heading for a small operation in the summer to remove a pin from his ankle, but is still expected to play some part in today’s game against Newcastle due to the injury to Mikel Arteta.

He admits that this game is so crucial that there may be a few nerves amongst the Arsenal players, but says they just have to calm and professional to make sure of the three points, no matter what happens in the Tottenham game.

Arsenal agree £19 million deal for top Real Madrid striker?

It is absolutely brilliant that Arsenal are being linked with some top, top, top players for a change, and if this report in the Spanish media is true then it means that Arsene Wenger really is buying players that will improve the team!

Sport.es confidently report that the Gunners have signed a pre-contract with the Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain and will pay 22 million euros to the Spanish giants, and we apparently nabbed him from under the noses of our arch-rivals Tottenham.

Wenger: We just need to win all three games – Seemples!

Arsenal have a big run of games ahead as the chase for the Champions League places hots up. We face QPR today, Wigan on Tuesday week, and then the nail-biting away game at Newcastle on the last day of the season. All of these are very winnable games, with Wigan having only won two of their last six games, Newcastle have won just once and today’s opponents QPR are winless in their last six.

Arsenal’s consistency will carry us to the Champions League as usual

Arsenal soon to be a non-top 4 team? Don’t count on it by Matt

Today Arsenal faces their biggest challenge for the remainder of the season in a game that could decide their Champions League fate. For years now pundits have predicted that Arsenal were soon to be a non-top 4 team. That their decline was inevitable and that they would have to make way for one of the up and comers like Manchester City.

I remember predictions from as long ago as 2008 that Arsenal’s best days were behind them and that they would be the first of the Grand Slam “top 4 teams” to drop out and start regularly landing outside the top 4.

Jovetic to Arsenal is NOT a done deal YET

The internet was buzzing yesterday, with lots of Arsenal websites and blogs running the story suggesting that the deal to bring Stevan Jovetic to Arsenal had been agreed between Fiorentina and the Gunners, while personal terms with the Montenegrin striker had also been sorted out. The only thing holding back the announcement, according to the rumours, was the wishes of the Serie A club and it’s manager. Apparently, Vincenzo Montella was worried about the news unsettling his players and the fans as they push hard for a finish that will see them qualify for the Champions League next season.

Don’t give up! Arsenal will still finish above Spurs!

Only Thirty Eight games will prove who’s best between Arsenal and Tottenham by GP

Dear Gooners, Although I have been very critical of our manager and team this season, I would like to offer you all words of encouragement.

The only thing that makes this defeat worse is the opposition.

Arsenal have lost to better and worse teams than them this season. No need to name them all but the one consistent factor is that our defence or lack of it has cost us every time. It only takes one player in a defence to switch off to concede and we do this consistently as a unit.

Podolski – This one game won’t decide if Arsenal make the Champions League

Lukas Podolski knows how big the North London derby is for the Arsenal fans on Sunday, but he doesn’t think that the result will finally decide which teams go into the Champions League next season. He knows that playing away at a Top Four team is never going to be easy, but, as he points out, there is still a long way to go in this League campaign….

“They are a very good team, very strong and they are third in the Premier League,” Poldi said on Arsenal.com. “I like derbies, it will be a tough match but we want the three points and we have the quality to win there.