Jolean Lescott isn’t a player you would normally think Arsenal were interested in, keeping his age and inconsistency in mind, however a report from SportsDirectNews would suggest otherwise. Now, I know what you’re thinking, SportsDirectNews? That’s not a reliable source and yes, I am aware that there creditability cannot be certain and to be honest it’s probably a load of made up rubbish. However that’s not what I want to focus on. I want to see if you think Lescott would be a good option for Arsenal because I generally think he’d be a decent signing, and with the exit of Johan Djourou we need a new backup centre-back. .......Read the full article here
It is widely reported that the Arsenal board are going to hand Arsene Wenger a significant amount of money to spend in the transfer market this summer. The amount usually suggested is around £70 million, but there has been talk that this amount will be reduced if the Gunners do not finish in the top four because of the loss of revenue from the Champions League. .......Read the full article here
Even if Theo Walcott does not play as the central striker for Arsenal against Manchester City today, a lot of the expectation for scoring goals will be on his young shoulders. With the jury still out on whether he can make it as an out and out front man for the Gunners, people will be watching him closely today to see how he fares against the better teams in the Premier league. .......Read the full article here
Gael Clichy spent eight seasons at Arsenal under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger before moving to Manchester City last July. He does not occupy the same pantomime villain role as Samir Nasri or Ashley Cole, however, because he is not gloating and disrespectful like those two. He seems to appreciate what Arsenal and Wenger did for him and his career.
Two weeks ago at the Etihad stadium, the tunnel camera showed Wenger going past Clichy without acknowledging him and much was made of it in the press. Clichy denies that there is any rift or bad feeling however, stating that his response of ” it’s only been
nine years,” was just a joke to his friend Joleon Lescott. .......Read the full article here
On Sunday, Arsenal faced Manchester City at the Etihad which was arguably going to be the toughest league game of the season for Arsenal. The Gunners dominated in possession for a lot of the time and the statics show, that although we almost came away with nothing, we deserve much more. But unfortunately it’s not possession, shots on goal and passing accuracy that wins you the game. It’s the goals and unfortunately Arsenal could only score one of the many goal scoring opportunities that they had. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal fans got what they wanted with Koscielny starting, but it was instead of Vermaelen, who has the flu, rather than Mertesacker. Wenger also started with Giroud on the bench and Aaron Ramsey in midfield. With Podolski and Gervinho able to play deeper, on the wing, or as strikers, the plan was to be compact and control the game from midfield.
Arsenal had the better of a fast and furious start, pinging the ball around well, but City had a good shot from Aguero after 14 minutes. A minute later Gervinho found himself in a great scoring position but fluffed his lines. Arsenal really should have taken the lead after brilliant work down the right by Jenkinson found Podolski but the German blasted over, uncharacteristically. .......Read the full article here
Manchester City are preparing for their biggest test of the season in the league so far against Arsenal on Sunday. I wouldn’t say that they are running scared but they are showing signs of concern about Arsenal’s excellent form compared to their average start to the season.
England midfielder Gareth Barry has just returned to the City line up following injury and admits that the City defense needs to improve drastically after failing to keep a clean sheet since pre-season. Their opponents, excepting Real Madrid, have not been contenders but have all managed to broach City’s back line. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that he could possibly want to add one more defensive player to the squad, but then goes on to say that the transfer window should be closed as soon as the season starts!
Talking about the Arsenal transfer rumours he was quite clear that he had no need of another striker (So no chance for Chamakh then!), and although he wanted another defender, every other club was also looking for one, which was making it very difficult to locate a good one.
It is being widely reported today by papers in the North East, that Arsenal representatives were at St James’ Park last night, along with the Everton assistant Jimmy Lumsden, to watch Newcastle beat Sheffield Wednesday.
All the signs point to the target being the highly-rated defender Steven Taylor who by all accounts put in another magnificent performance.
Everton have been tracking the former England U21 star as a possible replacement for Joleon Lescott if Man City finally get their man, but the prescence of the Arsenal scouts has alerted the fans that Wenger might yet spend some of his profits on making his defence even stronger. .......Read the full article here
It now looks certain that Arsenal are to keep their record of taking Man City’s money (and not spending it!). Now that City have upped their bid for Everton’s Joleon Lescott to meet David Moyes valuation of £20m, Moyes has decided that he wants Phillipe Senderos to replace him.
This seems like a strange move, especially as Senderos said that he didn’t want to play in England as the Italian game suited him more.
But i’m sure Wenger will be pleased to get rid of a player that doesn’t really want to play at the Emirates, and its all thanks to Mark Hughes! .......Read the full article here