Tag Archives: Falcao

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.

The NON cup-tied strikers Arsenal could sign…

Dear Gooners:
Good day. Earlier I wrote an article about Arsenal not needing a striker when we had a 5 point cushion in the Premier League and were leading our UEFA Champions League group. But after a bad week, I am taking my words back as Podolski is not fully fit yet and he will need time to readjust with the team and Giroud is making it a habit of missing easy goals in crucial matches. Plus we have had a difficult draw in both the FA Cup and Europe.

Golden Boot? With Arsenal the sky’s the limit for Giroud

After a slow start to his Arsenal career, the France international Olivier Giroud got going and ended up having a decent, if not spectacular first season in the Premier League. The striker showed flashes of brilliance, like his goal against Brighton and some of his clever flicks in link up play, but he was guilty of some poor finishing at times.

So far this season, his finishing has been vastly better, while his link up play, touches on the ball and movement off it have been even better than last time. That is why nobody found it strange when the Mirror reported that Giroud is targeting the Premier League Golden Boot this season.

Arsenal get Suarez transfer boost from Real Madrid fans

I don’t think anyone would be surprised if Arsene Wenger tries to sign Luis Suarez for Arsenal again, maybe even as soon as next January. That doesn’t mean that the Uruguayan striker will be coming to the Emirates, though, because there are a number of factors to the deal and many obstacles in the way.

Having said that, one of the main ones could have disappeared today. Suarez has made no secret of his desire to play for Real Madrid, although he did welcome the summer interest from Arsenal. Not many would argue that Madrid would be strong favourites to sign the striker if they went up against Arsenal, but a poll of Madrid fans in Marca has revealed that the fans would prefer to sign Radamel Falcao, and the voters were nearly three quarters for the Colombian hit man.

With UEFA toothless, how do Arsenal make FFP really work?

What can Arsenal do about Financial Fair Play? by Neil

Back in 2009, UEFA decided to draw up plans for financial fair play. We all pretty much understood what it was being drafted for, namely in order to stop what the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger called ‘financial doping’.

Arsenal and other clubs started to watch this carefully, as UEFA then said ‘strict penalties’ would be imposed for those who spend millions on fees whilst making huge losses. UEFA also noted that clubs that do this are making transfer fees and wages out of sync with real value.

Why Arsenal SHOULD NOT increase their bid for Suarez

Why it would only take a £40million bid for Arsenal to get Luis Suarez by KJ

This week has been all about Luis Suarez to Arsenal. The papers have been furiously reporting the fact that we had a £30 million bid rejected by Liverpool and according to the reliable people on Twitter (GeoffArsenal), we are looking to make a £36 million bid for the controversial Uruguayan.

But according to many deluded Liverpool fans and even respected Liverpool journalists, it would take a whopping £50m+ bid to lure Suarez away from Liverpool. That seemed ludicrous to me and therefore I’m going to list a host of reasons as to why he won’t go for anywhere near that.

Real Madrid reject? Higuain stats should have Arsenal fans buzzing!!

There is definitely some sort of pattern with Arsenal fans and transfer rumours, which some University professor with too much time on his hands should study and publish as a survey. A working title could be, `Arsenal arsing about causes Gooners grief`. There is certainly a tendency with us to overreact to possible transfer targets.

A player can go from being the best thing since sliced bread to being worse than useless in the blink of an eye. Recent examples have been Yann M’Vila and Stevan Jovetic, and there seems to be a building swell of negativity about the Real Madrid and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain. As the transfer gets closer and seems ever more likely, some fans start to question his ability and wonder whether we are being fobbed off with a dud by Madrid.