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Why Arsenal are unlikely to buy another top striker this summer…

Why Arsenal do need a striker, but why it is not as easy as it sounds. by RS

Since the departure of Robin Van Persie, Arsenal fans have been looking for his worthy successor.
That is because for the previous fifteen years, Arsenal were always in possession of world class strikers: Bergkamp, Henry, Anelka and Van Persie.

Both Henry and Bergkamp have achieved a legendary status at the club, just like the entire Invincibles team.

Arsenal loan out Campbell? Don’t be DAFT!!

It took Joel Campbell just a few days and one pre-season game to prove all the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that Arsene Wenger was going to send him out on loan again, about as daft as Daffy Duck. What a debut from the young Costa Rica international!

We should not have been surprised, I suppose, after his showing at the World Cup finals in Brazil showed that we could have a star of the future on our hands, but any idea that the 22-year old forward might be a bit nervous on his first time in front of the Emirates crowd was proven wrong in the first few minutes.

NY Red Bulls v Arsenal – KJ´s Player ratings

Arsenal 0 – 1 New York Red Bulls Player Ratings by KJ

Szczesny – 7
He made the saves he needed to make and was good with his distribution.

Jenkinson – 3
Awful performance by him. No composure and very clumsy. Was at fault for the goal.

Hayden – 7
Very composed display by him. Made some good tackles and his passing was calm and crisp.

Monreal – 4
He struggled massively but it’s understandable considering he’s playing completely out of position and doesn’t have the physicality of a CB.

Gibbs – 6
Decent overall performance by him. Nothing spectacular.

French star of the future confirms Arsenal were interested

Arsenal have been beaten to the signature of the 18-year old midfielder, Kingsley Coman, by the Serie A club Juventus. The teenager is so highly thought of that the likes of Bayern Munich were also keen on taking him after he decided to leave the French champions PSG, in order to secure more regular playing time.

In the next few years, Arsene Wenger could be kicking himself for missing out on this star of the future, especially when you hear the young Frenchman’s reasons for choosing the Italian club. A Daily Mail report reveals that it was the fact that Juventus have a strong history of having French players in their team.

CLASSIC putdown as Arsenal legend savages Savage!!

Hey Arsenal fans, can you remember what it was like when Leicester City used to give the Gunners a real nightmare and take points off us? It was when they had the football genius and hairdresser’s dream that is Robbie Savage bossing the Foxes from the centre of midfield.

You must remember it; when Arsenal legends like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Rober Pires and all struggled to cope with the daft blond Welshman. No? Maybe that is because it only happened in the deluded memory of Savahe himself. Henry certainly did not seem to recall things the same way when Savage tried to talk to our former striker about it when they were both on World Cup pundit duty, as the video below shows.

Spurs closing in on Arsenal striker target! Quick Wenger…

I will not be a happy little Arsenal fan if we allow Tottenham to swoop in and sign the French international striker Loic Remy from under our noses. But that is what is on the cards unless Arsene Wenger gets his finger out and does something about it.

Metro is reporting that the top spud, Daniel Levy, is hoping to take advantage of our usual ponderous way of doing transfer business and poach the QPR player who has spent the season on loan at Newcastle. The report claims that they have news from France that talks are already ongoing and have reached quite an advanced stage already.

Why Remy is still on Arsenal transfer list?

Sometimes in football, especially when it is transfer business, what is not said can be just as important as what is said. The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is an acknowledged master of deception, deflection and misdirection when it comes to his own transfer dealings, which is why many papers like Metro have taken his recent words to mean that Loic Remy is still a Gunners target.

Wenger said, “He is a very good striker. But at the moment we focus on the end of the season, not strikers.”

Arsenal legend Henry in defence of future star Ozil

The media have had to find someone else to pick on now Arsenal’s record signing Mesut Ozil has picked up a hamstring injury. They can’t criticise his performances when he is in the treatment room, although I’m sure they would love to try, but Thierry Henry does not think they should be on his back anyway.

Henry became the top scorer ever for Arsenal and one of the best players ever to grace the Premier League, but he had to work at it and adapt to the different demands of English football. So he knows what Ozil is going through and believes that the German, and other foreign players brought in on big money transfers.

Arsenal take 1st step towards HUGE summer of signings

Arsenal fans are understandably confused and angry about why Arsene Wenger has done so little in the last two transfer windows, especially after the recent financial figures showed the Club doing really well and having lots of money in the bank.

Apart from smashing the Arsenal transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil on the summer deadline day, Wenger has spent less money than you would expect from a struggling lower division side, but it does look as if this year will be the last one that causes us to vent our frustrations as our rivals spend money and we do nothing.

Is Liverpool boss just winding Arsenal up?

As if the football at the weekend was not bad enough for Arsenal fans, someone has decided to pour salt and vinegar into our open wounds. The American John W. Henry who owns Liverpool has pretty much admitted that Arsenal’s attempt to sign Luis Suarez in the summer should have been successful, but they just decided not to honour the terms of the contract.

We all know about the strange sounding bid of 40 million and one pound, which turned into a bit of a joke, with Liverpool taking the high ground and accusing us of bad and disrespectful behaviour. We had to put up with snide comments from Mr. Henry and his attack dog, Brenda, but it now turns out that the Gunners were in the right all along.

Can Bergkamp statue inspire Ozil to become Arsenal legend?

bergkamp statue
bergkamp statue pose
It was a great day for Dennis Bergkamp and Arsenal yesterday, as the Gunners legend was honoured with this statue which immortalises a moment when the Dutch master controlled a ball against Newcastle in 2003. It is easy to forget that, when Bergkamp arrived from Inter Milan in 1995, Arsenal were a fairly uninspiring team.

We had enjoyed a great period of success under George Graham, but it was based upon a solid defensive performance rather than the exciting and creative football we are used to now. Bergkamp was signed by Bruce Rioch, who only lasted a year before Wenger came in, and signing the Dutchman is by far the best thing he did. But Bergkamp will always be linked with Wenger’s revolution because his style epitomised the new approach.

Gunners legend thinks Ozil and Arsenal are good enough for title!!

Arsenal fans have been left exasperated at times this season by the offhand way that football pundits on television and in the papers have dismissed the title credentials of the Gunners. But the players and Arsene Wenger do not seem to mind and have just got on with their jobs to great effect.

It seems that former Gunners striker Thierry Henry is being courted by various stations to become a TV pundit, so we might finally get somebody willing to stick up for Arsenal, something he has already done, as reported by the Independent. The Club’s record goal scorer certainly knows what it takes to win things, especially at the sharp end of the team, so his confidence in Arsenal is great to hear.