Tag Archives: Falcao

WOW! Welbeck stats suggest Arsenal get Giroud upgrade!

I can understand why Arsenal fans are less than thrilled about us signing Danny Welbeck. After the hope of getting Falcao and due to the last minute nature of the transfer, it feels like Arsene Wenger is settling for second best, but I have just been looking at Welbeck’s stats for last season and you will not believe what I found.

Remember that he only played 25 Premier League games for Man United last season, with quite a few of them as sub and that he was not in the centre forward position which he is likely to take for Arsenal. According to the comparison matrix on Squawka.com and going by a score per 90 minutes, Welbeck beats the Frenchman in most of the key areas.

AGAIN – Wenger has failed yet another transfer window…

Arsene Wenger is still holding Arsenal Football Club back and he must go! by Adam Kemp

Arsene Wenger has all but proved that he is a complete lunatic when it comes to his ability to build a successful footballing team. I am appalled and disgusted at the conduct of this feeble excuse for a football manager. Arsene Wenger is simply holding Arsenal Football Club back with his outdated footballing philosophies and style of management. The incompetency that this man has developed in recent years is a testament also the inadequate board members on the scene bowing down to his values. I am simply outraged and confused as to why everyone else can see the problems within the squad and yet the ‘greatest’ manager in our history cannot see these problems.

The worst transfer window ever for Arsenal fans?

It all seems so long ago that Arsenal signed Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, beating Liverpool into the bargain. We Arsenal fans were really happy and could hold our heads up and even take the mickey out of our Premier League rivals. Well that did not last very long did it?

In fact, that early flush of hope and expectations make this, for me, the most frustrating transfer deadline day ever. At least in recent years we were told that there was hardly any money so when we signed some unheard of player it was not too much of a shock.

Arsenal set to sign Colombian hitman – but which one?

Deadline day finally arrives. And if the rumours are true then Arsenal are definitely trying to sign another striker to cover for Olivier Giroud while he is out injured. All Arsenal fans are hoping that the top Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao is our main target, but with a price of £55m and Real Madrid and Man City’s millions to compete with I doubt very much that he will be the one.

Why Arsenal MUST respond to Chelsea goal power with Falcao!!

Arsene Wenger has got just two days left to add to his Arsenal squad before the transfer window slams shut – until the winter one opens in January. And those players that we have by then are expected to try to win a fairly tough Champions League group and be serious contenders for the Premier League title. I think we need more.

I understand that Wenger has strengthened from last season, when only bad luck and injuries, in my opinion, stopped the Gunners from becoming champions. I also don’t think that we need to worry about the threat from Liverpool as much, while Man United are still a mess and Man City no stronger.

Arsenal rumours – Radamel Falcao moves closer to Arsenal deal

There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with a move for the wantaway Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, but there have been a couple of strange twists in the last 24 hours.

First of all, it seemed that Arsene Wenger had ruled out buying another striker when it was reported in the Express:

When asked about a free transfer swoop for Zigic, Wenger replied: “Zigic? No.” He also bluntly stated “No” when moves for Welbeck and Falcao were put to him. “You will ask me straight away who we will buy. I give you the answer – at the moment, no-one,” Wenger added.

Shocking decision costs Arsenal Emirates Cup again!!

Some things never change for Arsenal it seems. It looked like a different team today as we struggled against a fitter and stronger Monaco team. But Arsenal still should have won the Emirates Cup with a late penalty won by the impressive Chuba Akpom. Up to then, Alexis Sanchez had been the best of the bunch.

Why Monaco could hold key to Arsenal transfer plans!

Hold on a minute, you might say, Arsenal are not being linked with any of the players from AS Monaco, although there are a few in that squad we might like. But the moneybags team from the French Ligue 1 could still have a big say in the transfer plans of the Gunners this summer.

It remains to be seen, of course, but if the transfer rumours are correct, the player who should have been given the Golden Ball at the World Cup, along with the Golden Boot for scoring the most goals, could soon be completing his transfer to Real Madrid in La Liga.

Why Wenger is RIGHT to be patient on Arsenal transfers!!

When Arsene Wenger recently warned Arsenal fans that we would need to be patient this summer, and not to expect much action in the transfer market until after the World Cup finals, it generally brought two responses.

The first, was along the lines of, `oh no here we go again with the penny pinching and deadline day panic buys1 and the other was, `don’t listen to the wily old fox, he’s having you on`. That may still prove right, but I have been thinking that the Frenchman may have a very good reason to be patient.

WOW – Wenger’s decision to stay at Arsenal will cost him £5m a year!!

If any Arsenal fans were left in doubt as to how much our French manager thinks of the club, then this should leave them in no doubt. Arsene Wenger stated publicly for the first time yesterday that he would definitely be staying at Arsenal after his current contract expires at the end of the season. That decision is going to cost the Prof a staggering £5 million a year!!!

For Arsenal to think BIG they MUST spend big on a striker!!

Strikers key to success by Big Gun

Dear Gooners, I must admit, last night’s game was broadcast extremely late in my country, so I only managed to watch up until the 60th minute before passing out. Typing this and barely able to keep my eyes open right now at work, I cannot believe what I’m hearing about the second half. When I turned the telly off, I honestly thought after our complete domination in the first half (70% possession and 2 goals) we were going to rake in at least 5 before the final whistle, whilst keeping a clean sheet.

The 2 problems Arsenal CAN & MUST solve to win title!!

The 2 VITAL issues for Arsenal by HairyCustard

As I am sure was the same for many of my fellow Gooners, the Arsenal result against Napoli was a shock. I felt the tactics were entirely wrong, since we seemed to be playing unlike we usually do, but had instead a state of mind where we knew we would go through unless we lost 3-0. Our woes continued in the Man City game, where I felt that it was a mixture of bad officiating, poor defending, and Giroud’s inability to convert chances that led to defeat at the hands of our rivals. Of course, neither of these mean (as the media is desperate to prove) that our season is over – far from it I say – I believe Arsenal can only improve after a brilliant start to the season. However, there are some issues that need to be fixed if we want to remain serious title contenders.