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Should Arsenal have given Mikel Arteta a contract extension?

It was widely thought that Mikel Arteta would fall foul or Arsenal’s ‘Curse of the captain’s armband’ when Arsene Wenger picked him as Club Captain on the departure of Thomas Vermaelen, especially as he is 32 years old and his contract was reported to be up at the end of this season.

When Arteta then got injured after playing just seven games and is now out until the end of the season. After going through an ankle operation it was thought unlikely that he would be given a new contract until he was fully recovered.

Has Arteta played and talked his way out of Arsenal?

There are growing rumours that the Arsenal vice-captain could be on his way out of the club this summer. With the Gunners being linked with the likes of Sami Khedira of Real Madrid, Arturo Vidal of Juventus and Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton, Mikel Arteta was already facing the prospect of much less time on the pitch for Arsenal next season.

Now it looks like he could be leaving us altogether, as the Daily Star is reporting that he could be heading back to Spain with La Liga club Athletic Bilbao.

Has Arsenal boss rediscovered his delight in trophies?

wenger delight

Maybe it is my memory playing tricks on me, because it is a long time since Arsenal won their last trophy, not including the Emirates cup or the Wenger trophy of course, but it seemed to me that there was a lot more emotion than usual from the Prof.

It looked like there was as much relief as there was joy after the final whistle had blown at Wembley. Maybe that was because of the way the Gunners had been forced to to make a historic comeback to avoid a third cup final heartbreak in a row. Or maybe it was that the pressure valve of nine years was suddenly released. What does seem certain, though, is that all of the Arsenal players and staff absolutely loved their taste of success and will be hungry for more.

Arteta – I’ll only stay if Arsenal need me!

The ageing Mikel Arteta, who is entering the last year of his contract at Arsenal, is well aware that Arsene Wenger is in not in the habit of giving long contracts to players over 30 (Arteta was 32 in March)

The Spaniard will be having contract talks with this summer and he is adamant that he will only try to hang on to a place at the Emirates if Arsene Wenger still finds him ‘productive’, with many Arsenal rumours indicating that Wenger is looking for a new, younger, defensive midfielder.

Sagna definitely leaving Arsenal after the Cup Final

Although it is hardly an unconfirmed rumour that the new contract talks with Bacary Sagna have not been going well, Arsenal fans may be wondering why the French defender has decided to confirm his departure on the eve of the last game of the season, especially with the FA Cup Final looming in a weeks time.

But now it seems that he has confirmed he will be playing his last game that day, which ironically could be his first (and last!) trophy gained with the Gunners.

Sagna “disgusted” with Arsenal contract offer?

The long-running saga over Bacary Sagna’s new contract has now taken a nasty turn according to a report in today’s Star. it seems that the right-back is actively seeking a move to one of Arsenal’s main rivals for the Premiership i.e. Chelsea or Manchester City, and the paper says they have a “source” close to Sagna who told them that he is very angry that he has only been offered a new contract worth £75,000-a-week – when he was expecting his loyalty to be rewarded with a weekly wage of £100,000 plus a signing-on fee.

Wenger – I am staying at Arsenal

The record breaking 1000 game manager Arsene Wenger has decided to end speculation about whether he will be signing yet another extension to his Arsenal contract or not.

He is quoted in the Daily Mirror as telling a TV interviewer that that there is no doubt he will continue at the Emirates. Here is an extract from the article:

The interviewer asked: Will you stay or will you go at the end of the season?

The Frenchman, who has been the Gunners’ manager since 1996, replied: “Look, I’ve said that many times already, I’ve given my word to this club and I want to continue where I am.”

Arsenal fans want Wenger to stay….sort of

Four months or so ago, when Arsenal were flying high in the Premier League and leading the Champions League group of death, the question of whether Arsene Wenger should be given a new contract would have brought incredulous stares and accusations of being a spud from most Gooners. But times change.

As is proved by the Daily Mail reporting that the results of a survey by the Black Scarf Movement that shows that Wenger’s support amongst Arsenal fans has dropped considerably. There is still plenty of support for the Frenchman, but it is far from being unconditional. In fact, it seems that failure to secure the first trophy in nine years and dropping out of the top four would see Gooners clamouring for a new manager at the helm.

Bacary Sagna cheers up Arsenal fans!

Arsenal’s current longest-serving player Bacary Sagna has looked to be set to leave the Emirates this summer as he has not yet agreed to sign a new contract extension. Talks seem to have been going on for the last 18 months and there have been rumours abounding that PSG and (God Forbid!) Man City have been preparing to offer the versatile Frenchman a big-money contract to end his career with them.

But now perhaps the talks are nearing a conclusion, as the right-back’s latest comments would seem to indicate he has no desire to leave Arsenal at all! Sagna said in The Mirror: “I love Arsenal, I love playing for Arsenal, I love my team,”

Have Arsenal moved too soon on Wenger contract?

Arsene Wenger will sign a new contract with the club! by Ash

Yesterdy Arsenal announced that they have secured a deal with sports brand Puma, who will supply the Gunners’ kit for the next five seasons under their sponsorship rights. The deal, which is a record breaker for both sides of the party will see a massive £150 million transfer from Puma to Arsenal over the course of 5 seasons from kit sponsorship alone, making it one of the biggest deals in footballing history.

Does Rosicky rumour show Bayern are worried by Arsenal?

There is a new Arsenal transfer rumour doing the rounds and it is safe to say that nobody saw this one coming. This time is not about a potential signing for the Gunners, but about another club showing interest in one of our players. No surprise there, but the club is the German and European champions Bayern Munich and the player is our 33-year old midfielder Tomas Rosicky.

I am one of the many Arsenal fans who feels that Rosicky is still a great player and was really pleased ro hear Arsene Wenger declare that the Czech international would definitely be offered a contract extension at the end of the season. But to read in the Independent that Bayern are interested in signing Rosicky is still a bit of a surprise.

WTF are Arsenal doing dithering over Sagna contract?

If Arsenal mess this up, someone needs to be sacked. It seems as though the Gunners are on the verge of losing Bacary Sagna at the end of the season after all. The news last week was good, and it seemed to be just a matter of time before the France international was signed up with a new contract, along with Per Mertesacker and Arsene Wenger.