Yesterday we had the young Arsenal midfielder Conor Henderson threaten to leave next summer if he is not given some regular games in Arsene Wenger’s first-team, and now today we have Francis Coquelin saying something similar.
What are our attacking options? by AH
Well after yesterday’s disappointment in the lack of transfer movement, we now know our final squad. The first XI looks reasonably strong however we lack in squad depth which could be a problem. I mentioned in my earlier squad analysis article that we had reasonably good reinforcements in most positions, however we lacked in two positions in particular – Defensive Midfield and Striker.
As early as February this year it was being rumoured that Arsenal had supposedly already arranged a pre-contract with the Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby, who is (like a couple of our players….) entering the final year of his contract at the Bundesliga club.
Wenger and van Persie will talk this week by BA
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has broken the club’s silence on the storm of speculation surrounding the super striker Robin van Persie. He has denied reports of a bid from Juventus and given Arsenal fans the indication that the 28-year old Dutchman will not be leaving the Emirates stadium this summer.
Although Arsenal and Robin Van Persie have got a pact not to speak about his future in public this summer, it is looking to me that this is just a ploy to wind up the Arsenal fans for the duration of the transfer window!
Giroud is coming to Arsenal and not as RVP’s replacement! by KJ
So today as most of you will know, Twitter exploded with the news that Giroud to Arsenal has finally been agreed and it’s just the matter of France exiting the Euros which stops this deal from being officially confirmed.
The Mexican international striker Carlos Vela has had nothing but problems since joining Arsenal in 2005 aged 16. He had to be loaned out to various Spanish clubs until he finally received a work permit in 2008. Vela then enjoyed his best season for the Gunners, playing 29 times and scoring six goals in all competitions. He missed pre-season training due to an ankle injury and was largely ineffectual in the next season.
Arsene Wenger yesterday denied that he had made his “panic buys” after the disastrous 8-2 defeat early in the season, but he is now leaving himself open to the same charges in this transfer window by admitting that he won’t be looking at possible defensive reinforcements until after tomorrows return game against the reigning Premier League Champions.