I got a lot of stick from some Arsenal fans after writing an article last year about the Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi possibly coming to play for Arsenal. Now I am not saying that I was right, because I wrote the story as an April Fool’s Day piece, but amazingly, The Express are now reporting that arguably the best player to ever lace up a pair of football boots was actually contemplating becoming a Gunner.
What next for Ramsey? by TJ
After a remarkable season for Aaron Ramsey which saw him score 16 goals and providing 9 assists, many will start to ask how Ramsey should progress from here, The world has seen what he can do. He was without a doubt the star in Arsenal’s trophy winning season, often being the cutting edge for Arsenal in many games.
One very explicit example would be how he came on against Norwich City and flashed his ability, scoring one and providing another for Ozil. More importantly, he did with the sort style and finesse that Arsenal has been lacking since the days of Fabregas.
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.
One round of ovation for Fabregas, please By AondoaverK
When Cesc Fabregas decided to join Chelsea, many Arsenal fans had divided opinions. For many, it was unbelievable to pass the chance of resigning one of the most adored players of all time. But it was understandable that his playing position had enough quality and dept so it would make no sense to sink so much money for a player when he was not exactly needed.
Lack of transfer activity shows why Arsenal will again finish no higher than 4th by KM
I don’t know what the problem with Wenger is. Every summer he is under the same pressure to deliver the mega transfers that we need. Anticipation is that he will finally make the big move to remove the gap to the top but this summer it already feels all so familiar.
Just look at the other top teams. Chelsea already signed Fabregas and Costa and are bringing Courtois back. That’s three major signings already. And the transfer window is just opening. I’d be over the moon if Arsenal made one of these signings. Is that how low the criteria at Arsenal have become?
Fabregas Rejection- For Football or Financial Reasons? by DS
When Arsenal signed Ozil last summer I made a comment that the jury was still out on our board. Was this signing a sign of things to come, a signal of our owners ambitions, or was it simply a crowd pleaser, needs must after the defeat on the opening day of the season to Aston Villa, a realisation that angry fans were no longer listening to the excuses of the club’s mouthpiece Arsene Wenger.
The biggest Arsenal transfer rumour yesterday was definitely the reported agreement between Manchester United and Thomas Vermaelen which incensed most of the readers (and writers!) on this site, but today the Mirror has taken this a step further and suggested that Arsene Wenger could use United´s interest to bring the English midfielder Tom Cleverly to the Emirates.
This to me is a preposterous suggestion, especially as the 24 year-old is one of the most unliked players at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson had high hopes that Cleverly would be the natural successor to Paul Scholes in the United first team, but if anything he was one of the reasons that David Moyes was such a spectacular failure in his short reign at Old Trafford.
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.
Don’t go shouting it out loud, Arsenal fans. In fact, put your hands over your mouth and whisper it, in case it comes back to bite you on the bum, but it looks like Chelsea and Jose Mourinho, yet again, might be signing a couple of duds.
Every manager and his dog was hoping to sign the Brazilian born striker Diego Costa. The 25-year old, who has chosen to play for Spain rather than his country of birth Brazil, has been on fire for Atletico Madrid this season. But could he be a bit of a one-season wonder? 27 La Liga goals this season, but just 10 in the previous season, maybe suggests that this is so.
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.
There has been acres and acres of debate about whether Arsenal fans think we should buy Cesc Fabregas back from Barcelona or not, and the news yesterday that the ex-Arsenal captain was in London only fuelled the speculation that he would be having talks with Arsene Wenger.
But this morning, Matt Law in the Telegraph reports that the Gunners have not responded to Barcelona’s message that Cesc is for sale and Wenger has no intentions of activating the buy-back clause in Fabregas’ contract. This has also been backep by a story in the Daily Mail.
The curious case of Cesc Fabregas by MrAFC
Cesc Fabregas, a name that will forever be in the hearts of all Arsenal fans. The diminutive Spaniard who went from youth prodigy to captain in just a matter of seasons, and who led the team with purpose and aggression, the type that had been lacking since a certain Patrick Viera. The golden boy, who could strike a ball onto a five pence piece from forty yards away, and carried the burden after the departure of the invincibles. There is no doubt about it, he will always be remembered as a legend, the boy wonder that symbolised everything that is great about the latest Arsene Wenger era; ‘we don’t buy superstars, we make them’. Now, with his stock falling in Barcelona and the fact that we have first refusal, the pursuit of our former captain is well and truly on, but there is just one question; Do we actually need him?