If you go on the premise that there is no smoke without fire then it would seem that Arsenal are on the verge of signing the young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, as there is an avalanche of stories regarding the deal this morning.
First of all the Telegraph this morning says that Arsenal are currently in Spain extending the talks with the Los Blancos management that began in January. Arsene Wenger originally wanted a loan for the top Spanish youngster, but now they are trying to broker a more permanent solution. .......Read the full article here
The transfer window may not be open yet but with the Christmas period soon to hit the big day and with January just around the corner, the transfer rumours are beginning to warm up and for Arsenal there are some very interesting results. .......Read the full article here
Mesut Ozil was too expensive!! That is the view of the former Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann, anyway. The former Germany keeper never got to play with Ozil, as he retired the year before the talented midfielder’s debut, but he obviously has seen a lot of Arsenal’s new star.
Lehmann is not criticising Ozil, or saying that Arsenal should not have signed him, far from it. He is just sayoing that the numbers involved are over the top, and I am sure that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board agree. The problem is that transfer fees are getting ridiculous, especially for the top players. Lehmann believes that Real Madrid are to blame, because of the even crazier prices paid by the Spanish club. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has always been protective about the players under his authority at Arsenal Football Club, sometimes against all logical reasoning, but he has good reason for his latest statement backing the club’s record signing against the continuing derogatory suggestions coming from Mesut Ozil’s former club Real Madrid.
Arsenal are often used to having the media on our back with the constant slaughtering of several areas of our team including the famous Frenchman, Le Prof Arsene Wenger. But since we signed Mesut Ozil the media, British especially, has been nothing but keen and praising as we all await the expectation from Ozil lining up against Sunderland this coming weekend. However to slightly dampen the mood regarding our newcomer, the media is slowly beginning to climb back onto us, with suggestions that Ozil may have been a risky move for Wenger to make. .......Read the full article here
It has become clear recently that Arsene Wenger is trying to sign a player to help out in the problem defensive or holding midfield area. That doesn’t necessarily mean that Wenger will be successful in signing somebody, especially now that Napoli are preparing to challenge for Luiz Gustavo from Bayern Munich.
I am beginning to dislike the Serie A club intensely. Rafa Benitez has been spending money like a man with no arms since taking over. If Napoli really do enter the race for the 26-year old Brazilian international, we could find the price rising, just as it did with Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid. Arsenal had agreed a fair price of around £23 million for the striker, but Napoli eventually paid nearly £35 million. .......Read the full article here
If you weren’t aware already, Arsenal have a new trialist on the block called Sebastian Perez and Perez, who is a Colombian international, has spent the last week training at our state of the art training ground, London Colney.
Coming out of training, rumours suggest that he has been quite impressive to the level expected of his profession and although I originally doubted those rumours, it surprised me to see Perez get some game time against Manchester City yesterday, and I believe the fact he got some involvement on the club’s pre-season may mean he has a chance of securing a permanent move. .......Read the full article here
As Arsenal were doing their best to prove that Arsene Wenger’s unshakable faith in his players was not the fevered ramblings of an Absinthe addict, a report in Metro claimed that Wenger is on the berge of completing his first Arsenal signing of this longest of summers.
According to the paper, the player in question is the Bayern Munich player Luis Gustavo. The 26-year old Brazilian international has fallen down the pecking order at the Bundesliga and Champions League title holders, and is keen for a move in order to get his career back on track. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal vs Manchester City preview, line up and prediction by KJ
Both Arsenal and Manchester City’s summers have been polar opposites. One team has done the bare minimum in terms of incomings whilst the other has paid over £100m for their targets even if it meant overpaying. This game will be by far the most difficult and City are looking very good in pre-season. They held their own against Bayern Munich – easily the best side in Europe. Pellegrini is actually a very good manager and will tactically get a lot more out of City than Mancini ever did. .......Read the full article here
I really couldn’t believe it when I found out that Arsenal had decided to hand a 20 year old Colombian a trial at the Emirates this week, when ultimately Wenger should be concentrating on preparing for the start of the season and sorting out the club’s incoming transfer business regarding the likes of Luis Suarez, rather than watching some unknown youngster prove his worth. .......Read the full article here
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Arsenal on the transfer front, suddenly it does, with the news that the club is today watching Sebastian Perez, a 20 year old Colombian train with the first team on trial with a view to a permanent move to the club. .......Read the full article here
There is some confusion over whether Arsenal have definitely missed out on another transfer target or not. We are all sick to death of the never ending transfer saga surrounding the Real Madrid and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, but we don’t want it to end with the 25-year old signing for another club.
There are two different versions of events doing the rounds today. A report in the Mail on Sunday today claims that our main rivals for his signature have refused to meet the asking price. Rafa Benitez and his bosses at the Serie A club Napoli have got lots of money to spend, but they are not willing to blow £35 million of it on Higuain, which is what the Madrid president Florentino Perez is demanding. .......Read the full article here