Rmour has it that Arsenal Football are going to release around £100 million of their reserves to provide the biggest transfer fund that Arsene Wenger has ever had to work with since taking charge of the Gunners back in 1996. The Frenchman may not get that much every year, so he really needs to make his signings good ones and get the right players to strengthen the right areas.
One of the most important of those positions is defensive midfield and Arsenal have been linked with a number of potential transfer targets, such as Javi Martinez, but a top quality player in this role is like gold dust. So the news, reported by The Express, that one of those targets, Morgan Schneiderlin, has offered Arsenal great encouragement. .......Read the full article here
My view ahead of summer transfer window by Blaz
Fellow Gooners! Since more or less (more) everyone on this forum has his views about what Arsenal should/will do in the summer transfer window, here’s also my opinion.
Arsene said deals in a World Cup year are usually near the end. Well, not all countries will actually play in Brazil, Wales sure don’t. So, we should have no problems bidding for, let’s say Gareth Bale… He won’t play in Brazil so he should be well rested. And not all teams will actually make it to the final stages, so buying anyone from the English team will be possible quite soon. Right after they come home after first three games. .......Read the full article here
Being realistic, it did seem that the reports suggesting Arsenal were hoping for success with a bid of around £20 million for the versatile Spanish international Javi Martinez were a bit on the optimistic side. And now it looks completely out of the question after La Liga giants Barcelona have placed him on their list of summer transfer targets.
The 25-year old may have fallen down the pecking order a bit at Bayern Munich since the former Barca coach Pep Guardiola took over, but the Bundesliga champions are not exactly desperate to get rid of him. So they will not want to take a really big loss on the 40 million euros they paid to sign him just a couple of years ago. .......Read the full article here
We all know that what Arsenal needs the most this summer is a World Class striker, but just as important right now is a tough tackling defensive midfielder to take some pressure of the ageing Mikel Arteta.
Well according to a report in this mornings Daily Telegraph, the Gunners have contacted Bayern Munich regarding a possible bid for Javier Martinez, who seems to have fallen out of favour since the arrival of Pep Guardiola at the Allianz Arena. .......Read the full article here
We do not really know whether Arsene Wenger has got the same ideas as most of the Arsenal fans, but the general feeling is that the Frenchman is finally going to do what we have been crying out for him to do for some years, and sign a proper defensive midfielder.
If so, Wenger will have a list of transfer targets to fill that role that and give the team the strength that we had with Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva. The player thought to be at the top of the list was Lars Bender, and we learned yesterday that his name would have to be crossed off the list, as he pledged to stay with Bayer Leverkusen. .......Read the full article here
They still have to keep their eye on the prize and put in the effort needed, but everyone connected with Arsenal should be feeling good today. The battle for the fourth Premier League spot is now looking like a one-horse race, and the jockey is wearing red with white sleeves.
I wrote an article the other day about Roberto Martinez and his desperate attempt to put pressure on Arsene Wenger and the players, whereas he knew that it was Everton who were struggling to deal with it. Since baiting us and getting their fate in their own hands, those hands have dropped the ball big time. .......Read the full article here
You can’t blame Roberto Martinez, I suppose, for his attempts to heap the pressure on the Arsenal players and our manager Arsene Wenger. But deep down, the Everton boss and his team must be kicking themselves for letting the pressure get to them and stumbling at the first hurdle.
A BT sport report reveals that Martinez thinks that Everton will leaprog the Gunners if they win their remaining games, which is the same as saying that Arsenal will slip-up against Newcastle, West Brom or Norwich City. The problem with that theory, Roberto, is that Arsenal have been there, done that and got the t-shirt. .......Read the full article here
After the first game of the season was turned around into a great start for Arsenal, people kept saying that the Gunners would not be able to handle the pressure. But Arsenal kept going and kept proving them wrong. When the season finishes, we will have spent the most weeks at the top.
Scant consolation, I know, but it was not pressure that caused our downfall, it was the lack of players, mainly due to the desperately unlucky string of injuries and partly due to Wenger’s failings in the transfer market. Pressure, Arsenal can deal with, so for Roberto Martinez to suggest that he would rather be chasing than leading is daft, as alluded to by Arsene Wenger in a Sky Sports report. .......Read the full article here
BBC Pundit suggests who could replace Wenger at the helm! by Ash
Arsenal don’t seem to have the best relationship with the media and more often than not, if they aren’t making up rubbish transfer rumours or trying to cause a stir between the players at the club, than they are exploiting Arsene Wenger and his team in every way possible. However this time they have managed to speak about a topic on everyone’s lips. The topic being, ‘if Arsene Wenger goes this summer, who will replace him?’ .......Read the full article here
After another disappointing summer in the transfer window, Arsenal fans were grinding their teeth in frustration, which then turned to anger after the Gunners were beaten at home by Aston Villa on the first day of the Premier League season. Then Arsenal went on a fantastic run and it looked like we would enjoy a really successful season, but we are back to square one. .......Read the full article here
Finally we have an injury story that is not about Arsenal and their players, although it could have a significant impact on the Gunners’ season. Although Arsenal are still the Premier League team with the most players on the sidelines, our weekend opponents Everton are not far behind and could be without two of their key players, Ross Barkley and Phil Jagielka, for Sunday’s crunch clash at Goodison Park.
According to physioroom.com, Arsenal have eight players out; Monreal, Koscielny, Ozil, Ramsey, Wilshere, Walcott, Ramsey and Diaby. Of them, only Monreal looks like having a chance of featuring this weekend, so any help we can get with Everton injuries is clearly welcome. .......Read the full article here
Martinez is Arsenal’s managerial man? by Ash
Unless something is brewing underneath the water and away from the media attention, nobody is expecting Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to leave the club at the end of the season. In fact most agree that it seems likely that Le prof will be signing a new contract with the Gunners after his current deal expires in the summer. .......Read the full article here