Arsenal players and transfer targets have been dropping like flies out of the World Cup finals in Brazil. Our Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla was closely followed by the two England Gunners Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere. Then came the striker targets Mario Mandzukic and Mario Balotelli, and they were joined in the later games by the Ivory Coast duo Serge Aurier and Wilfried Bony.
Not much has been said about Swansea City’s Bony recently, but he came on and scored the equaliser that looked like seeing Ivory Coast through to the next round, assisted by former Gunner Gervinho. I reckon Bony would be a good signing for Arsenal, but I do not make the decisions. .......Read the full article here
If you believe the Arsenal transfer rumours in the media, then you must be new to the game of football transfer windows. But often there is no smoke without fire, and there seems to have been a smoke bomb set off in the vicinity of the Toulouse star Serge Aurier.
According to many reports, the 21-year old will be an Arsenal player next summer, so Gooners are understandably keen to check him out while playing for Ivory Coast at the World Cup finals in Brazil. One of Aurier’s major plus points and a reason he could be the ideal replacement for our own Mr. versatile Bacary Sagna, is his ability to play anywhere along the back four and we could see how well he does that tonight. .......Read the full article here
Although there are still plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with various right backs as a potential replacement for the Man City bound Frenchman Bacary Sagna, the smart money says that the Toulouse and Ivory Coast player Serge Aurier is set for a move to the Emirates.
There have been unconfirmed, of course, rumours that the very versatile 21-year old has already agreed personal terms with Arsenal over his transfer this summer after his first World Cup adventure with the Ivory Coast is over. And if he does become a Gunner, it looks like the flying England international Theo Walcott could have serious challenger to his position of fastest player at the club. .......Read the full article here
There was a very loud buzz on the Arsenal transfer rumour mill a few weeks back, when one lucky Arsenal fan seemed to have got the exclusive about the transfer of Serge Aurier to the Gunners. It was straight from the horse’s mouth, when the fan met Aurier at an Ivory Coast international friendly, but then it all went quiet.
I wonder if Arsene Wenger then kept Aurier waiting a while, because we know he does not like to have his transfer dealings revealed before time. Or maybe Arsenal, Toulouse and Aurier were just tying up the loose ends of the transfer, or simply waiting for the World Cup to start and the transfer window to open. .......Read the full article here
Serge Aurier himself seems convinced that he will be leaving Toulouse for Arsenal this summer, and if he is using the World Cup as a final audition for the job then he has passed the first test with flying colours by setting up both goals in the Ivory Coast´s 2-1 win over Japan.
Aurier seemed a little taken aback by his own performance and said after the game: “I can’t believe it,”
WOW, Gooners, this could be a world exclusive for Just Arsenal, or it could be a wind-up that leaves us with egg all over our stupid faces. Well here goes anyway, it is certainly a good story. If it is true, we can all stop wondering who is going to take over from Bacary Sagna, because Serge Aurier has spilled the beans to an Arsenal fan that is is going to be him. .......Read the full article here
The Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier has been the subject of many Arsenal rumours in the last few weeks, and he is hotly tipped to be the replacement for the contract-rebel Bacary Sagna. Although Carl Jenkinson is expected to be the natural successor to Sagna, Aurier could easily compete for the starting spot after being named in the Ligue 1 Team-of-the-Year.
Although Wenger recently stated that he is still hoping that Sagna will change his mind and Sign Dat Ting, no-one really believes he will be at the Emirates next season, and Aurier has made it clear that he wants to be the one to replace him. .......Read the full article here
Before all the Arsenal fans shout Yes and go off and have a party, I should explain that the French Ligue 1 side Marseille only want to take the Ivorian international Gervinho from the Gunners on a season long loan deal. I think that if they were to offer Arsenal anywhere near £10 million then we would snap their hands off, but a loan deal is much less straightforward. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal’s very own attacking enigma Gervinho, who can be brilliant on one day and an abject failure the next, has been talking about his childhood in the Ivory Coast and how football has changed his life.
Arsene Wenger has explained how importance confidence is to the Ivorian’s game and Gervinho himself has now showed his emotional side. He said on Arsenal.com: “I didn’t grow up in a good environment, I didn’t get everything I wished for – but I was fortunate enough to have certain things, parents who fought for me,” .......Read the full article here
I had to do a double take when I saw this story in the newspaper this morning, then I checked the date to see if it was April Fool’s Day, although that does not necessarily the story true. Apparently, the Turkish champions Galatasaray want to sign the Arsenal and Ivory Coast forward Gervinho in the summer, and they are willing to pay £12 million for the privilege.
Arsenal paid under £11 million to the French Ligue 1 club Lille for him in July 2011. Gervinho had just scored 18 goals that season as Lille won the French title, but it is fair to say that he has not really replicated his form since coming to the Emirates. .......Read the full article here
22-year old Godfrey Oboabona will not be totally unheard of at Arsenal. The centre back plays for Sunshine Stars FC and the Nigerian national team. He played the full 90 minutes in direct opposition to the Arsenal striker Gervinho as the Ivory Coast were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations at the quarter-final stage. After knocking out the tournament favourites, Nigeria went on to lift the trophy for the third time, and Oboabona’s impressive displays may have earned him a dream move. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are entering an absolutely crucial stage of the season, and Arsene Wenger has said that the next few games will define our season. With matches coming thick and fast in three competitions, the depth of the squad could be of vital importance in the coming weeks, and that is why I feel that the game against Blackburn Rovers today is the perfect one to bring back the Ivorian international forward Gervinho. .......Read the full article here