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Who is biggest threat to Arsenal being Premier League champions?

With over a month still to go in the summer transfer window, Arsenal have already done some very good business, with David Ospina soon to be confirmed and with Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez already done and dusted. Plus, Arsene Wenger and Theo Gazidis have promised us more, so the Gunners will certainly have a stronger squad than last season.

But of course, all of the other Premier League teams will be trying to improve as well, so will Arsenal be able to improve on our fourth place finish? Not according to Michael Owen, but who listens to that biased midget anyway. Arsenal fans will certainly be hoping and believing that we can win the title this time, but who will provide the biggest threat?

Why I’m happy that Mourinho keeps digging at Arsenal!

First of all Arsenal fans, do not ever make the mistake of thinking that anything Jose Mourinho says about Arsene Wenger and Arsenal is not calculated to get under the skin. We know that the Portuguese manager has had a personal issue with our Frenchman, going back to when he first arrived in the Premier League.

Wenger and Mourinho tried to say it was behind them last season, right before it all flared up again. The Chelsea boss will do anything to win, with all his talk of doing things the right way. This is the man who would stoop to sticking his finger in the eye of someone from the opposing side and make up stories about referees going into the opposing manager’s room at halftime.

Fantastic Arsenal transfer news on Khedira, Vidal and more!

For quite a while now, it has not been the easiest job in the world to be an Arsenal fan. Not only have we had to endure the club’s slide from the pinnacle of becoming the only team not to lose a single game in a Premier League season, but have had to bite our tongues as the fans of our rivals take the mickey.

And they have had good reason. Chelsea, Man United, Liverpool and Man City have all been able to make fun of Arsenal in recent years, which makes it all the more sweet when us Gooners have good reason for laughing at them. So here are some nice little morsels for you, Arsenal fans, from the recent transfer rumours.

Arsenal get HELP from early TV schedule! Is the luck turning?

There is little doubt that Arsenal were on the wrong end of some terrible luck last season. I am not blaming our bad luck for everything, of course, as there seems to have been a definite underlying problem for the Gunners to have had so many injury problems throughout the season.

And I am not going to go on about the referees again, suffice it to say that I did not feel that we had the rub of the green from the men in black. Arsenal’s bad luck extended to the the cup draws and the TV scheduling as well, which always seemed to pit the Gunners against the toughest possible opponents at the worst possible times.

Kalou transfer to Arsenal? Not at that price!!

According to the latest rumblings from the Arsenal transfer rumour mill, Arsene Wenger is still interested in the former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou. But the likelihood of the Ivory Coast international coming back to the Premier League with Arsenal this summer, has just got a lot smaller, as we have been told that his price has doubled.

The Daily Star reports that his French club Lille have slapped a £5 million transfer fee on the 28-year old, despite their being a release clause in his contract that meant he was available for half that amount in the last transfer window. Here is where it gets fishy, in my opinion.

Is Mourinho right about Arsenal’s poor handling of Ozil?

First of all, Arsenal fans, I want to put my point across that I do not like or trust Jose Mourinho. Everything that the Chelsea boss says, especially when it concerns Arsenal, Arsene Wenger or any of the players should be taken with as much salt as you can stomach. But that is my opinion and I know from many comments on this site that many of you do not agree with me about Maureen.

OUCH – Arsenal face 7 nightmare away games after Champions League

When the Premier League fixtures were released a couple of days ago, Arsenal fans looked like we had not done too badly for a change, with no horrible blocks of tough fixtures to worry about. But those fixtures, which you can peruse at leisure on Arsenal.com do not tell the whole story.

They do not include the cup games yet, and the Gunners have been handed a horrendous run of games following our Champions League games. As usual Arsenal finished fourth, so that already means that we face two extra games in the play-offs before the Champions League proper. The first leg is followed by a very testing away game at Everton and the second with a trip to Leicester City.

Arsenal Premier League fixtures give Gunners great start!

-After a couple of weeks with only Arsenal transfer rumours to satisfy the football mad amongst us, we now have the World Cup finals in Brazil to feast our eyes on, and the Premier League fixtures for next season have been released.

There is no way of knowing, of course, but we always look down the fixture list and try to imaging how the Gunners’ quest to be crowned champions of England could pan out. Where are the nice little runs and where are the banana skins or brick walls likely to be?

Fabregas looking for success with Chelsea after Arsenal rejection

Arsenal´s old El Capitan has confirmed that Arsene Wenger simply rejected to exercise the Gunners famous “buy-back” option when Cesc Fabregas decided it was time to leave Barcelona, but is now looking to be “phenomenally successful” at our bitter rivals Chelsea.

Fabregas revealed that in his conversations with Wenger,the Frenchman made it clear that Mesut Ozil was the new Main Man in the Arsenal midfield, and there was no longer a place in the Arsenal side for the 27 year-old. Fabregas said: “There came a moment when I decided my time at Barcelona was over and I only tried to look for the best option for me.

Can Wenger really change and lead Arsenal to glory?

As we watch the World Cup and wait, as usual, for Arsenal to anything in the transfer window other than watch our rivals sign players, I am starting to get that same old feeling that I have had for the last few summers. But there is an unfamiliar optimism there as well this time, with the Gunners having secured their first trophy in nine years and the club being ready to spend some serious money.

Chelsea launch bid for ANOTHER ex-Arsenal star?

Arsenal´s local London rivals Chelsea have already secured the services of Wenger´s prodigy Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, and now, according to a report in today´s Express, the hated Mourinho is also interested in returning to the Catalan giants to try and re-unite Fabregas with his old partner Alex Song, despite interest from Manchester United.

Unlike Fabregas, Song never really made the first team at Barcelona, and has spent most of his time on the bench, but was awesome in his last season at Arsenal in the Premiership and reportedly wasn´t too keen on leaving the Emirates in the first place. The 26 year-old still has many years at the top in him, and could evenbe better now than when he left London.

The ONLY way for Arsenal to forget Cesc is to become Champions!

I am one of the Arsenal fans who think Arsene Wenger was right not to exercise the first refusal option and bring Cesc Fabregas back to the Emirates. But I also understand the anger of Gooners after the Spaniard joined our London and Premier League rivals Chelsea.

To be honest, I am surprised that Cesc went for the move. I am not exactly cursing him for it, after all it is his career and his livelihood, but I still hope that he and Mourinho win nothing, while Arsenal and Wenger are vindicated as we go on to lift the Premier League trophy next May.