Arsenal were beaten to the punch by the Italian club Napoli last summer. In fact, we were still lacing up our gloves as they were unleashing the haymaker that saw Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain swap Real Madrid and the Bernabeu for Serie A, when it was thought the Gunners were closing on a deal.
But after just one season in Italy, the 26-year old striker has suggested, as reported by The Express, could be ready to quit Napoli. Higuain was apparently asked about the transfer rumours suggesting that La L:iga club Barcelona may be interested in pairing him with international team mate Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp, and there was none the usual, `I am happy where I am stuff`. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are definitely in the market for a new goalkeeper, but the question is whether Fabianski´s replacement will be a cheap backup or a real threat to Wojciech Szczesny´s Number One spot. The news today from the Mail suggests that Arsene Wenger could be aiming to buy the experienced Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina for a bargain price of just £5 million.
It was widely reported that Arsene Wenger put in a VERY cheeky bid of £20 million for the Spanish international just a few years ago, so if the 31 year-old could be acquired for such a cheap price right now then i can see Wenger being very tempted to finally complete the deal. .......Read the full article here
The agent of Arsenal target Javier Mascherano has issued a statement to any clubs hoping to sign the Argentina international. The statement, in essence, reveals that the reason the 29-year old is planning to leave his La Liga club is the insistence of Barcelona in playing him in the centre of defence. .......Read the full article here
Most Arsenal fans are likely to agree that Loic Remy is the most likely striker to be playing at the Emirates next season, but that doesn’t stop the Gunners being linked with all and sundry in the meantime.
Today’s Arsenal rumour is provided by TuttoMercatoWeb, who reckon that we are going head-to-head with Tottenham over the young Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne, who is reported to be unhappy since Edison Cavani left last summer, leaving him stranded on the wing and unable to get amongst the goals so often.
Arsenal turn down an initial bid for Vermaelen! by Ash
Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen has been subject to a transfer bid according to sources in both England and Italy. The defender has reportedly thought about leaving the Gunners this January after growing concerned over his lack of game time ahead of this summer’s World Cup competition in Brazil. The Belgian international is worried about his position on the national team could soon disappear much like his game time at the Emirates, but the rumours were later squashed by Vermaelen himself, putting the statement down to his agent’s misinterpretation. .......Read the full article here
It’s OK, Man City were just better than Arsenal. by Uche
Hello Arsenal fans. It has been 24 hours since that humiliating result at the Etihad and I have had plenty of time to analyze the whole affair and reach what I believe is a logical and sensible conclusion. We lost the way we did because Manchester City were that much better than us. Period. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal have a great chance to make a bold move in the race for the Premier League title at the Etihad stadium, while opponents Manchester City have all the pressure to claw back some of the gap at the top of the table.
The Frenchman is probably trying to take some of the pressure off his players and help them to go out and play with freedom, or with the handbrake off as he often puts it. But he does have a good point. The fact that Arsenal beat Manuel Pellegrini’s men in the final pre-season friendly before the season started should help as well. .......Read the full article here
Forgetting the opening day disaster, which I have been trying to do ever since, Arsenal have not only been playing well, they have been really consistent this season, which is why we are sitting on top of the Premier League. But three games stand out in which the Gunners have not performed and it seems as if Arsene Wenger has learned his lesson from them. .......Read the full article here
Lessons haven’t been learned year after year by KM
Arsenal failed to win their Champions League group for I don’t know how many times in recent years and that rewards us with a well deserved draw including Barcelona, Bayern, Real, PSG and Atletico Madrid. Of all those teams I really don’t know which one I’d like to face. This all could have easily been avoided had we played a decent game against Napoli. .......Read the full article here
Napoli 2 v 0 Arsenal Match Report Infographic by allArsenal.com
A disappointing end to a disappointing game for Arsenal, nevertheless qualification for the Knock Out Stages has been assured, albeit as runners up of the ‘Group of Death’.
The Gunners fell 2-0 thanks to a fine second half performance from Napoli but the result wasn’t enough for the Italian side due to Dortmund’s late winner against Marseille, meaning the Bundesliga outfit top the group. Three teams ended on top with 12 points, very unusual and frustrating for Arsene Wenger’s men. .......Read the full article here
I am not that surprised to see the Arsenal fans slating Arsene Wenger and the players after a disappointing result in the Champions League. It happens every time we play badly and there is a lot of disappointment around because of where finishing second leaves us. Of course it would have been much better to be in a draw with Leverkusen, Galatasaray, Olympiacos, Schalke, Zenit and AC Milan, but there are some good reasons for Arsenal fans not to be so hard on the Gunners. .......Read the full article here
Well Arsenal fans, despite a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli, the Gunners are through to the knockout phase of the Champions League again, for the umpteenth year in a row. But just like last year, the last game of the group stages slipped away and Arsenal have got the tough task of facing one of; Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG or Athletico Madrid. .......Read the full article here