After the Arsenal manager gave all Gooners a familiar feeling of dread by suggesting that no signiuficant business would be done in the summer transfer window early, we have had to sit and watch our rivals snap up various players. But the Gunners’ chief executive Ivan Gazidis has told us not to worry, and that the Frenchman is not just twiddling his thumbs and concentrating on his role as World Cup pundit for French TV.
As revealed in a Daily Star report, Gazidis has spoken out to reassure anxious Arsenal fans about the transfer plans of the club, and insisted that any fears about the Frenchman’s tendency to treat his transfer budget like a vampire and not allow it to see daylight, are groundless. .......Read the full article here
It seems there is no doubt at all in the minds of the Arsenal hierarchy that Arsene Wenger is the man to bring the glory days back to the Gunners. The fact that a contract offer has been on the table for some time shows that Silent Stan Kroenke, Ivan Gazidis, Sir Chips Keswick and anyone else with a say, did not have to see the Frenchman steer Arsenal to FA cup glory this season, but I think the manager and players did need it. .......Read the full article here
After the Gunners great day at Wembley, the Arsenal players can forget about club matters for a while as they head off on holiday or join up with their international team mates to prepare for the World Cup finals in Brazil. But that does not mean that Arsenal Football Club can take a break.
It is now that the backroom staff, especially those dealing with the transfer side of things, must get busy trying to strengthen the club for next season. This is an important time for Arsene Wenger, who is about to sihn his new contract, but equally if not more so for Ivan Gazidis. .......Read the full article here
I don’t know if Arsenal fans are supposed to get excited about the news that Arsene Wenger is to be handed a transfer kitty of around £70 million to spend in the summer transfer window. It does sound like quite a lot, and if the Frenchman spends it all, it will be our biggest spending spree ever.
But, excuse me if I am being slow, did the club not supposedly have around £50 million to spend in January? Don’t tell me we gave all that to Kim Kallstrom. The point I am making is that another £20 million on top of what we should have spent in January is miserly. .......Read the full article here
Some praise for the boss from Peter Hill-Wood by Ash
As I am sure you will be aware Arsene Wenger celebrates his 1000th fixture in charge of Arsenal this weekend. The game which is a visit to Stamford Bridge to face Premier League leaders Chelsea, will be yet another tough trip and especially so as Wenger is yet to beat Jose Mourinho.
Speaking ahead of the momentous occasion, former chairman Peter Hill-Wood was quick to offer support and praise for the manager of almost 18 years and state his reflection of Arsene’s Arsenal career. As Hill-Wood told The Telegraph, he is expecting many more years to come from Wenger. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger will sign a new contract with the club! by Ash
Yesterdy Arsenal announced that they have secured a deal with sports brand Puma, who will supply the Gunners’ kit for the next five seasons under their sponsorship rights. The deal, which is a record breaker for both sides of the party will see a massive £150 million transfer from Puma to Arsenal over the course of 5 seasons from kit sponsorship alone, making it one of the biggest deals in footballing history. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have announced a deal that has broken records for both organisations, with the financial support being Puma’s biggest investment and Arsenal’s biggest sponsorship deal. While some may choose to focus on the new kit design that will be created for the upcoming 2013/14 season, with some images already released with caution, instead it is the financial factor that needs to be addressed with the most focus because it really does hold a lot of promising signs for the club. .......Read the full article here
Dear Gooners, since Arsenal drew against Everton, things have slowly begun to go downhill for the Gunners. Our defeat against Napoli was a big blow as we now have to face last year’s champions in the knockout stages of the Champions League. On top of that, we got hammered by Man City over the weekend, only to further destroy our morale and start to confirm what pundits have been saying all along this season – that Arsenal do not have what it takes when push comes to shove. .......Read the full article here
Almost a third of the season is already behind us and Arsenal Football Club hasn’t had things easy when it comes to injuries. It started with the first game of the season and it has continued with every game we played. So a couple of players have only played a few games, while some of them play every three or four days. One guy especially plays all the time, without a real chance of change. His name is of course Olivier Giroud, or as we know him, na na na naaa. .......Read the full article here
‘Tottenham aren’t Arsenal’s rivals’ suggests Gazids! by Ash
Arsenal spokesman and chief executive Ivan Gazids is often facing the rebellions of Arsenal fans when it comes to his position at the club and the action, or perhaps lack of action, and influence he seems to have in this club, but for once he has actually got the Arsenal faithful on his side by taunting local rivals Tottenham Hotspur. .......Read the full article here
It has seemed to many Arsenal fans for some time now that the majority shareholder Stan Kroenke was more concerned about running Arsenal Football Club as a profitable business rather than a successful club on the pitch. An eight year wait for a trophy, while seeing the best players like Fabregas, Cole, Nasri and van Persie sold for one reason or another, did nothing to distract from this opinion. .......Read the full article here
Wenger should not be given new contract yet by Dave N
Do Arsenal play in red and white? I wonder sometimes because everything seems either black or white with us at the minute. One minute, Wenger has lost the plot, his passion and any tactical awareness he once had. He was an accountant, a tool of the board, and many fans and football experts thought he should leave Arsenal.
Just a month or so later, and he is a tactical genius, the best manager in England, if not the universe. The Mirror reports that he is set to be offered a bumper new thee year deal, and everyone thinks it is a brilliant idea, except me. .......Read the full article here