Arsenal fans were less than impressed by the lack of activity from Arsene Wenger in the January transfer window, but at least we did better than Tottenham. After Gibbs’ injury, at least he strengthened our weakest position. Andre Villas-Boas either didn’t bother, or failed, to buy a new striker, and that has now risen up to bite him on the arse. Their top league scorer with 10 goals, Jermain Defoe, picked up a knock during their game yesterday and they may have to cope without him for about two months.
WE WANT MORE PLAYERS! AND SO DOES ARSÉNE by AH
Arséne Wenger told Arsenal.com that he is still on the hunt to sign more players this summer, but the squad size rules are holding back any potential new signings.
Player Profile: Clint Dempsey by KJ
Since I’ve just put out an article that suggests that Arsenal are interested in Clint Dempsey, I thought it would be appropriate to do a player profile on him.
Are Arsenal in for Clint Dempsey? by KJ
Twitter today has again exploded at the prospect of another transfer. An account more akin to an ITK announced that Arsenal were in talks with Clint Dempsey and all that’s left is for an official transfer bid to be made.
The bookies usually give a very good indication of where a player will end up during the transfer window so I like to have a periodic roundup of where the money is going re: Arsenal transfer targets.
Fulham’s outstanding player and top scorer, 29-year old Clint Dempsey, is not the sort of player normally associated with Arsenal, but I think he could add something to the Gunners strike force. His tough, combative style, versatility and proven goalscoring in the Premier league could provide Arsene Wenger with an alternative when the passing game is not getting results.
Arsenal go into the last match of the season knowing that only a win away at West Brom will guarantee them a place in next season’s Champion’s league competition. If Tottenham get a better result against Fulham then they will pip the Gunners to third spot and then the team in fourth will be relying on Bayern Munich to beat Chelsea in the final.
Arsene Wenger’s chase for a top striker for the Arsenal team continues as the Gunners are now faced with another closed door after Fulham’s manager Martin Jol dismissed the possibility of star striker Clint Dempsey to leave, despite him so far refusing to sign a new contract.