In recent years, Arsenal has been subject to much criticism about how the Gunners fear their opponents too much or in some regards give them too much respect. And although I don’t always necessarily agree with this, because in some cases it is true, a pure example being at Old Trafford this season, but more often than not we are outplayed both through tactics and ability. .......Read the full article here
When Mikel Arteta decided to join Arsenal on deadline day in Arsenal 2011, it was to join a team in a bit of a crisis. The Gunners had sold Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona and Samir Nasri and started the Premier League campaign very badly, including the club’s worst ever result, an 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford.
Despite that, the Spaniard knew that by leaving Everton and joining Arsenal he would be able to play in the Champions League and have a better chance of winning tropies. Well Arteta is 31-years old now and has yet to get a medal for his trouble, so it is understandable that our vice-captain is desperate for Arsenal not to let the great start Arsenal have made to the season go to waste. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal started this crunch clash at the top of the Premier League with a few changes from the Napoli game, whether for tactical reasons or because of the lack of recovery time. Walcott, Wilshere, Monreal, Ramsey and Sagna came in for Jenkinson, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky and Cazorla.
The Gunners needed a good start and to not just sit back, but City set off like a train and for the first five minutes the ball did not go anywhere near the City half. But we were solid and well organised and City could not get a clear chance on goal. It was a good sign that we were up for the fight and we started to do some probing of our own. .......Read the full article here
According to reports in the English media, the Manchester City striker and reported Arsenal target Edin Dzeko has admitted that a move away from the Etihad is a distinct possibility. The Bosnian is understood to be very unhappy about his game time at City and has indicated that he may leave the club to find more first team action. .......Read the full article here
There is no doubt that the signing of Mesut Ozil brought delight and relief in equal measures to Arsenal fans this summer. It also got great coverage in the media and stopped a lot of the criticism of Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal transfer policy. But now the dust has settled, just how good and how effective was the club’s record transfer?
After Arsenal convincingly beat Liverpool on Saturday, with Chelsea and Tottenham slipping up, Arsenal fans could be forgiven for getting vertigo and a nosebleed. The team has had a brilliant start, and Ozil has slotted in and contributed since he first arrived, but against Liverpool, there was some criticism that the German was less influential than usual. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal 3 – 1 City, a surprising performance by the Gunners by KJ
Arsenal started this game very strongly going toe to toe with City players and we were rewarded with 3 well worked goals that might yet provide some optimism for us Gooners.
As I said, we started the game well with some very crisp passing in the early minutes. It was more impressive than usual as City were pressing very well. They did keep possession more than us and did carve out chances but they were never one on one or looked likely to score. We kept the defensive line intact and moved in unison. .......Read the full article here
There are reports circulating especially in Spain that as soon as Arsenal sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid, the Gunners will also try to sign Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo to complete their strike force for a really strong title challenge next season.
The deal for Higuain is pretty much a certainty now that Juventus have signed Carlos Tevez, because Juve were the only other club seriously competing for the Argentine hitman who is expected to complete his £22M deal in the coming days, although the waiting is starting to really get to most Gooners. .......Read the full article here
There will be five potential summer transfer targets for Arsenal amongst Santi Cazorla’s team mates in the Spain international squad this week, and if our brilliant midfielder speaks as fondly of his first season at the club to them as he did to Arsenal.com recently it could prove very useful when the transfer market is open in the summer.
Players like David Villa, Isco, Alvaro Negredo, Victor Valdes and Cesc Fabregas could all be on Arsene Wenger’s shopping list at the end of the season, Fabregas already knows about the club and the fans, but it wouldn’t hurt to remind him, especially when he has struggled to win over the Barcelona faithful. Life for a footballer in La Liga is quite different from England, and Cazorla is relishing it. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger’s list of potential transfer targets for Arsenal may just have got longer, because the Spanish international striker Alvaro Negredo has opened the door to a possible move to the Premier League this summer. The 27-year old has been the undisputed star of the Sevilla side since he joined in 2009, but the club have struggled both financially and on the pitch this season and Negredo seems ready to move on.
“I’ve always said it and I’ve never tried to keep it hidden,” Negredo told Cadena COPE radio station. “The Premier League is a league that I like. I don’t know if it’s now, maybe a bit later, or tomorrow but I will play there. .......Read the full article here
It seems that Negredo is being offered as a transfer by the main man from Sevilla. Jose María del Nido is in London since yesterday, and he is in contact with Arsenal, but the cost of his transfer plus a four and a half year contract request seems to suit Spurs more than us. A well built central striker at just under six feet in old money, and he certainly knows where the goal is, being top scorer for Sevilla. .......Read the full article here
Alvaro Negredo opened the way for his transfer to the Premier league, and it is believed that Arsenal and their North London rivals Tottenham are the two teams most likely to take advantage. The president of his Primera Liga club, Sevilla, has been in London since yesterday, apparently speaking with officials of the clubs about the terms of the striker’s transfer.
Despite stating that they were not looking to sign a striker in the January transfer window, Tottenham have spoken to Jose Maria Del Nido, according to the Daily Mail. The opportunity to sign Negredo, who helped Spain to win Euro 2012 and has been in fantastic form this season, is seriously tempting, especially if his reported price tag of around £15 million is correct. .......Read the full article here
It’s been 10 days and Arsenal have signed no one! by KJ
It’s been a very frustrating season so far. Arsenal went from title contenders in the very early portion of the season (notably when we played City off the pitch at the Etihad), to barely top 4 contenders and now sit 5 points off Tottenham. This could’ve been a lot worse had we not gone on this vital 4 win streak recently. You’d expect Arsene as a result to heavily invest in the current squad as it’s clearly not good enough to title challenge, and there are definitely some questions on whether this team can contend for the top 4. .......Read the full article here