Arsenal fans were greeted this morning with all that exciting talk about a £200 million transfer kitty, after the Arsenal director Lord Harris made the very bold, and possibly foolish, statement that the Gunners could afford to sign just about any player in the world except Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
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Hello guys, good day to you all. It doesn’t take a genius to decipher that many of us are going nuts about the fact that we are not signing players at the rate that Manchester United and Liverpool are doing. Of course both teams finished below us and needed this transfer window a lot more than we do. This however hasn’t stopped the average Arsenal fan from getting depressed and cursing Wenger.
Many Arsenal fans think that Theo Walcott is a ‘one-trick wonder’ despite his excellent scoring record for the Gunners. Since coming back from a year-long injury Theo has struggled to even get some first team action and faces more competition from within the squad than before, which is also putting his England place at risk.
You cannot accuse the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil of lacking in confidence and ambition, after the 26-year old attacking midfielder stated this week that he has set his personal goal as winning the Ballon D’Or before the end of his career.
As Arsenal close in on the transfer of the uncapped Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista from La Liga club Villarreal, Arsene Wenger knows that he will have to go to a tribunal hearing to ask for a work permit for the 24-year old to be able to play in the English Premier League and that has brought up a sore subject.
There has not been too much love lost between Arsenal and Barcelona football clubs recently. This was not helped when Arsene Wenger backed the transfer sanction imposed on the Catalan club recently. The prof was then savaged by the Barca supporting papers, being likened to a cattle thief who has preyed on their famous La Masia academy.
It’s okay Arsenal fans, I have already given myself a pinch to make sure that I really am awake, and it is not April fools day either. It really is being reported that Lionel Messi could be up for sale this summer. The Barcelona and Argentina forward has been out of sorts in recent weeks and it seems as though the reason is that Barcelona are preparing to sell their prize asset.
There is a very interesting story revealed today that Arsenal approached the young Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun on a break in Spain with his current side Rubin Kazan from Russia. Now before everyone shouts Who! you need to know that this 19 year-old has scored an amazing 26 goals in just 23 appearances for Iran up to U20 level, so he is obviously no slouch. And he has since been given his debut with the senior side as well despite his tender age.