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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.