Tag Archives: Monaco

Arsenal set for meeting to seal Falcao deal tomorrow?

You have probably heard the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the Monaco and Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao could be available on a season long loan deal to replace our injured centre forward Olivier Giroud. But the fact that the rumours say that it will cost the Gunners around £20 million, along with the statement from Wenger about us having good options up front already, makes it unlikely.

Or maybe not, because the latest Metro report on the story, which comes from an Italian journalist with connections, claims that Falcao’s agent is set for a meeting with Arsenal and Monaco in Monte Carlo tomorrow.

Lets get real – Arsenal (including Giroud) only played a friendly!

Come on let’s stop with the slagging off of our players. So Giroud, Sanchez and every other player didn’t score today. So why pick on Giroud when he is nowhere near peak fitness, just like the rest of the Arsenal squad.

You have to remember that this was simply a warm up game for all the players to regain a little bit of fitness ahead of the serious business, which doesn’t even start next week in the Community Shield. It actually starts a week later when we have to begin to grind out results every single week against Premiership opposition that wouldn’t have the same high pressure build-up that we are experiencing.

Don’t sign anyone Arsenal, not yet! Falcao is available!!

Radamel Falcao anyone? The Arsenal boss and his scouting and transfer people may have to put their efforts to sign a central striker to compete with Olivier Giroud on hold for a while. Because Arsene Wenger needs to pick up the phone and get in touch with his old club, AS Monaco, and find out if there is any truth to the report in The Express that Falcao could be sold this summer.

The Colombian international is currently working hard in order to prove his fitness for the World Cup, following months out with a cruciate ligament injury, and has previously declared himself happy at the Ligue 1 club. But all is not rosy in Monaco.

Monaco hitman issues come-and-get-me plea to Arsenal

If you ask any Arsenal fan they will tell you that the Gunners are in dire need of a new striker this summer, so why not get one that desperately wants to play for us. Not only that but he French and should be very reasonably priced (even for Arsene Wenger!)

Emmanuel Riviere may not be a household name, but he has been a more than able backup for Radamel Falcao at Monaco, and can also play out on the wings which will please Wenger! He has very respectable stats of 10 goals in 17 starts this season, but is hardly going to be at automatic starter at the moneybags Monaco. He thinks that the Mediterranean club will be spending even more money this summer and could be surplus to requirements, which is obviously why he is fishing for a new club.

WOW – Wenger’s decision to stay at Arsenal will cost him £5m a year!!

If any Arsenal fans were left in doubt as to how much our French manager thinks of the club, then this should leave them in no doubt. Arsene Wenger stated publicly for the first time yesterday that he would definitely be staying at Arsenal after his current contract expires at the end of the season. That decision is going to cost the Prof a staggering £5 million a year!!!

Arsenal meet agent about Koscielny future AND Aurier?

Arsene Wenger did not waste much time after hearing that the Arsenal centre back Laurent Koscielny was being targeted by some big hitters around Europe, according to reports from France. The Prof has moved quickly to instigate a new deal for his star defender, and may have just done a bit more business at the same time.

A Talksport report reveals that the same man, Stephane Courbis, acts as the football agent for both the current Arsenal man Koscielny and a player we have been heavily linked with, Serge Aurier. The report goes on to state that news from France is that Wenger has held a meeting with Courbis in London this week, so there might be good news on the way from two fronts.

Was Arsenal boss right to reject Berbatov transfer?

Despite the Arsenal boss having praised the Bulgarian striker a few times in the past, it seems that Arsene Wenger did not think it was worth paying £1 million for Dimitar Berbatov. Because according to reports, the front man was offered to the Gunners as Fulham knew that he was not happy at Craven Cottage.

According to a report in the Metro, Arsenal said “no thanks” and now Berbatov is set to join the French Ligue 1 club Monaco. They have lost their star striker Radamel Falcao through injury and need a quality striker to keep up their title challenge against their big spending rivals PSG. Swap Arsenal for Monaco, PSG for Man City and Walcott for Falcao and you could say exactly the same thing of us.

Is this Brazilian right back set to replace Sagna at Arsenal?

Like most Arsenal fans, I would love Bacary Sagna to stay with the club. But with his current contract due to run out next summer, there are plenty of rumours linking the France international right back with some of the top clubs around Europe.

Sagna will be 31-years old next summer, but looks like he has got many years left in him, although it seems like the Gunners are not really offering him the contract he feels he deserves. So assuming that he is going to move on in the summer, Arsene Wenger and his scouting network have got some work on their hands to find a suitable replacement.

Arsenal will surely snub any Monaco offer for Walcott, won’t they?

Monaco want Walcott by AT

The Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has not played since suffering an abdominal injury in Arsenal’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Marseille but that has not stopped speculation over his future. If reports in the nedia are to be believed, Walcott is the top target of big spending AS Monaco, with the Ligue 1 side poised to make a €40 million (£34m) move for the pacey winger in January, according to a Daily Mail report,.

Latest Arsenal transfer disappointment is Kondogbia….Who’s left?

Arsenal miss out on Kondogbia by Ash

Arsenal’s summer spending spree hasn’t gone to plan at all for Arsene Wenger and his transfer team. Whichever way you see it, being the club lying to the fans in a plot to continue to sell season tickets and merchandise, or whether Arsenal have genuinely tried but been extremely unlucky, at the end of the day we still find ourselves under a week away from the closure of the summer transfer window with just one addition to our name.

With UEFA toothless, how do Arsenal make FFP really work?

What can Arsenal do about Financial Fair Play? by Neil

Back in 2009, UEFA decided to draw up plans for financial fair play. We all pretty much understood what it was being drafted for, namely in order to stop what the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger called ‘financial doping’.

Arsenal and other clubs started to watch this carefully, as UEFA then said ‘strict penalties’ would be imposed for those who spend millions on fees whilst making huge losses. UEFA also noted that clubs that do this are making transfer fees and wages out of sync with real value.

Why Arsenal’s £70m is not helping much in transfer market

When will we curb the absurd spending? by AT

Its tough to be an Arsenal fan during Transfer Window. Each passing day we hear a new player linked with transfer in/out for Arsenal. In fact, we too believed finally our transfer policy will change! I’m curious to know how many of us rejoiced when Arsenal board declared we have 70 million to spend this window, with an upper limit of 116M in the bank!