Arsenal in for Mbia? by Stefan
This transfer rumour should be good for a laugh. Arsenal are apparently the favourites to `land` QPR `star` Stephan Mbia this summer after they suffered relegation and their top earners are being moved on as quickly as possible, a report in today’s Daily Star has claimed.
Arsenal do need a defensive midfielder but the favourites for that honour are Lars Bender and Marouane Fellaini. Arsenal apparently made a £20 million bid for Bender that was rejected but that proves that the club aren’t interested in Mbia. If those targets are missed, there are Capoue, Kondogbia and about a hundred other players we would be looking at first. .......Read the full article here
I can understand the fact that Mark Hughes is not happy after his QPR side lost to Arsenal at the Emirates yesterday, but the Welshman needs to engage his brain before opening his mouth. QPR are still without a Premier League win this season and are rooted to the bottom of the league, but Hughes blames yesterday’s defeat on Thomas Vermaelen and the referee.
Arsenal were far from fantastic yesterday, but they were still the team making the chances and should have scored before Mbia got himself sent off. Cazorla will still be wondering how he missed from the middle of the box after Walcott’s cross. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal 1 – 0 QPR, finally a win for the Gunners by KJ
This as predicted was an extremely tough game for the Gunners and it was just one solitary goal that separated an enjoyable weekend from a gloomy one.
There was definitely a few surprises in today’s line-up. Firstly, the long awaited return of Jack Wilshere finally ended today with a start along Arteta as our two pivotal deep midfielders. Whilst Sagna also got his first start since last season as a right back benching Jenkinson. Finally, Santos somehow managed to convince Wenger that he should keep his place and started again. .......Read the full article here
I am sure I am not alone among Arsenal fans in hoping and praying that Kieran Gibbs was going to be fit enough to play against QPR at the Emirates on Saturday, but it is not going to happen. It is just the boost QPR need in their attempt to get their first win of the season.
I understan that Andre Santos is a bit rusty, having not played in the league until Gibbs got injured. It does not take a tactical genius to work out where our defensive weakness lay against Schalke, in fact we were lucky to concede only two goals. .......Read the full article here
At last the Arsenal transfer news today seems to be actually concentrating on the sort of players that Wenger needs, and is likely to buy, instead of the usual wishlist.
A first mention today of the 6ft 1in Polish/French centre-back Laurent Koscielny. He’s 24 years old and plays for L’Orient in Ligue 1, who had a very successful season by their standards. The Mail believes that Arsenal are about to make an £8m bid for him, which will give L’Orient a nice profit on the £1.2m they paid for him last summer from Tours. He’s not the superstar that Gooners might prefer, but he could be another gem unearthed by Wenger? .......Read the full article here