I am happy and relieved that Arsene Wenger accepted that Yaya Sanogo was not enough and that Arsenal needed to sign another centre forward, especially with Olivier Giroud being out of action until around the end of the year. And I’m not going to be down on the Frenchman for signing Danny Welbeck either, it is the failure to sign a defender that I am more concerned about.
There is finally some action for Arsenal as the summer transfer window starts collecting glasses and shouting drink up please, it’s time. But this transfer action is not really what we want to see, as it sees a player leaving Arsenal rather than one coming in.
This will be the first time in years that Arsenal have featured in the Community Shield, in fact the first time since the name change, but it will be a useful exercise for us and certainly a game we want to win, especially as it is against one of the teams most likely to challenge us for major honours.
Arsenal set to sign another Barca wonderkid! by Ash
It’s a well-known fact that Arsenal have one of the best youth academies in Europe and although it shouldn’t be confused with the fact that we produce lots of quality players, in fact the majority come through the ranks after joining from another club early in their development.
Miquel to Leicester City by Ash
Arsenal’s squad seems to be getting weaker and weaker by the day as today we have sent Ignasi Miquel out on loan to Championship side Leicester City. He is the 3rd player to be loaned out from the club this summer, also joining a whole host of players to go through the exit door and this major overhaul at the club doesn’t seem as promising as we all thought.
If I were Wenger. by Jak
I am sure all of us at one point or another, or constantly for that matter, have fantasized about being Arsenal’s manager. I know I always choose Arsenal in my Football Manager campaigns. So this post is about being in charge instead of being frustrated on the sidelines, for one brief moment having the power to spend this legendary 70 million transfer kitty and decide on the lives of footballers. What would I do?
Having conceded two goals in each of the Emirates cup games, the Arsenal defence is under the microscope again, as it was for much of last season. Arsene Wenger has spoken about the need for more defensive stability, but also suggested that the fitness of the players was a big reason for the Galatasaray goals, and that should not be a problem when the Premier League season starts in less than two weeks.
Assessing the Enirates cup by Uche