Arsene Wenger saw his contract rebel Theo Walcott score another excellent hat-trick yesterday to see off Newcastle, so it was little surprise that the onlooking media made him the chief subject of the post-match conference.
The Arsenal manager said: “He has done very well and it just typifies what I think he can do. He can play through the middle, I am convinced of that, and he can only get stronger in there. Overall I am pleased with his performance. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is in exactly the same position as Robin Van Persie, having only 12 months left on his contract at the Emirates. Everybody has been trying to decipher Van Persie’s statements to see whether the Dutchman is really going to re-sign, but little or nothing has been said about Theo Walcott’s negotiations.
Well today I can happily report that the Englishman obviously has no intention of leaving the Emirates, in fact he is already looking forward to helping Arsenal get among the trophies next season. .......Read the full article here
With Wojciech Szczesny in such fine form for Arsenal it comes as no surprise that both Lukasz Fabianski and Manuel Almunia are both looking for new clubs. Fabianski is instructing his agent to find him somewhere new and Almunia looks as though he will be asking the Gunners to extend his current loan at West Ham.
Almunia was brought in by West Ham boss Sam Allardyce as cover for the injured Rob Green and he has played in the Hammers last three matches. .......Read the full article here
Robin Van Persie was excellent as usual yesterday in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Wolves, and strangely enough today it has been revealed by the Mail that Wenger is intending to offer the Dutchman a new five year contract to keep him at the Emirates for the rest of his career.
Van Persie has always been a brilliant goalscorer, but his record of never playing more than half a season has sometimes angered the Arsenal fans. After Van Persie recovered from his latest problem, Wenger tried putting him out on the wing as well and he quickly adapted, as well as doing his main job as centre-forward. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone was the unlucky (or lucky!) one of the four keepers at the Emirates that was deemed surplus to requirements this season, and he was allowed to move to Hull City on loan, while Manuel Almunia, Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny had to stay at Arsenal to fight for their places.
Well it looks like he has settled in there and in three appearances for the Tigers has helped them to two wins and a draw, and now looks set to be their Number One until the loan ends in January, but Vito would like to extend it until the end of the season. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger will be 61 in October and is entering the last year of his present contract at Arsenal, but he has at last given his biggest hint yet that he intends to stay at the Emirates for a few more years yet, despite interesting offers from other sources. Could he be talking about the job as coach of Japan?
Wenger said: “I am at a stage where if I extend my contract it means I will finish my career at club level at Arsenal. If I go for a different challenge – I have been offered many challenges you know – it has to be now. .......Read the full article here