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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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!!! .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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,. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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! .......Read the full article here
There have been a few worrying reports in the media so far this summer, but it seems like we can all relax and breathe a bit easier, after learning that the two players who looked the most likely to leave the club were both going to stay.
With Bacary Sagna, it may only be for one more year, because his current contract with Arsenal is due to expire next summer. There were rumours that the French international right back could be heading back to France to play for PSG or the big spending and newly promoted Monaco. He will be able to leave the Emirates for nothing next year, and get himself a lucrative deal elsewhere, but if Arsenal are as competitive as we hope next season, he could be persuaded to stay. .......Read the full article here
While the Arsenal players and fans can relax for a bit after another nail biting season, the agents, scouts and backroom staff will be a s busy as ever preparing for next season. Bacary Sagna and Arsenal have a big decision to make about the French defender’s future, while Carl Jenkinson is desperate to get more games under his belt and become the first choice at right back.
With just a year left on his contract, 30-year old Sagna will be sold if he doesn’t decide to extend his deal at the Emirates. Monaco and PSG are said to be interested and Wenger will cash in rather than lose him for free next summer. Maybe Sagna will stay now we have qualified for the Champions League, but I doubt it. .......Read the full article here