Tag Archives: PSG

Roma rumour to push up price of Rabiot to Arsenal transfer?

If the number of Arsenal transfer rumours currently doing the rounds about the young Central midfielder Adrien Rabiot are anything to go by, there is certainly real interest from Arsene Wenger, despite the Frenchman refusing point blank to discuss him at the pre-match press conference.

Over the last few days, we have heard that Rabiot’s current club, French champions PSG, have slashed their asking price for the talented 19-year old, which has apparently caused Wenger to make his move. There has been a report about the central midfielder’s agent and mother arriving in London to finalise the deal, but then the latest reports, including one by Metro, suggests that the Gunners may face a late battle with Roma.

The best and worst that Arsenal could get in Champions League draw

After Arsenal survived the pressure and nerves of our hardest Champions League play-off encounter ever, with Slaven Bilic and his Besiktas team deserving an honourable mention for pushing us so close, we wait for the groups to be drawn later today.

It is really about time that Arsenal went one better than the first knockout round as well, so we are hoping for more luck than last year which saw us placed in the toughest group of all and then getting the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich for the second season in a row.

Will Cavani transfer complete the Arsenal title jigsaw?

According to some of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, Arsene Wenger is planning to make one more big splash in the summer transfer window, with a stunning swoop for the Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. And if the Prof can pull this one off, I reckon it could be the final piece in the puzzle for the Gunners to become champions of England again.

The Uruguay international star is apparently unsettled in France and is keen on a move to the Premier League, with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United all interested. But according to a report in the Daily Star, Wenger thinks he can win the race for Cavani by offering the French champions our current front man Olivier Giroud plus a hefty cash balance of around £30 million.

Rabiot to Arsenal transfer boost as Blanc admits it’s out of his hands!!

Arsenal could be on the verge of completing the fifth transfer of the summer in the next few days. The player in question is the 19-year old central midfielder Adrien Rabiot who plays for PSG and the France under 21 international side.

Normally, with the amount of money available to them, getting a player from the French champions would only be possible for Arsenal if they were keen on selling, but it seems as though the FFP rules and sanctions from UEFA may be starting to bite on PSG a little bit, which may be why the manager Laurent Bland has revealed, in a Metro report, that there is little he can do to stop the club selling Rabiot.

Arsenal told to pay £24m for transfer target! Should we pay?

There have been some Arsenal transfer rumours over the last few days that suggested that the deal to bring the young French midfielder Adrien Rabiot from PSG to Arsenal was all but done and dusted. However, it now seems that this is not quite the case, because his current club are demanding much more than Arsene Wenger wanted to pay for their talented player.

Is Wenger REALLY happy with his Arsenal squad?

After leading Arsenal to an FA cup trophy after a long nine years with no silverware, along with a serious challenge for the title which just faltered as the injuries piled up, Arsene Wenger appeared to have fallen back in love with the game, as proven when he signed up to another three years at the helm of the good ship Arsenal.

After the barren years, there is no doubt that the Frenchman has major honours in his sights again, but the Premier League and Champions League are competitions that are even harder to win than ever these days, with clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Man City all able to outgun us in the transfer market.

Good news Arsenal as UEFA get tougher with FFP

Towards the end of last season, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger finally seemed to be vindicated over his financially stable way of running the Gunners. We heard that a number of clubs around Europe were set to face sanctions after breaking the Financial Fair Play rules, chief among them being Man City and PSG.

Great, we thought, now maybe these crazy transfer prices can calm down a bit and perhaps Arsenal could actually sign some of the players we wanted to without some other big time charlie coming along and outbidding us. But this feeling of optimism did not last long, as the Abu-Dhabi based owners of City, and the Qatari group in charge of PSG just carried on as if nothing had happened.

Could Arsenal capitalise on Cavani’s Man United snub?

It has been fun for Arsenal fans to watch the collapse of Man United since the scourge of Premier League referees that is Alex Ferguson stepped down from the manager’s job. But the club’s bosses are determined to stop the rot and are apparently going to give the new boss Louis van Gaal a king’s ransom to make sure that happens, but they are finding that money is not everything.

The player that van Gaal wanted to spearhead their resurgence was, according to reports, the Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani. And it was thought that the 27-year old was not very happy with his lack of opportunities and being played out of position at the French champions PSG would make him available to a decent United bid, but apparently not.

Have Arsenal turned to Benfica star after Benzema snub?

I must admit to being slightly underwhelmed by the latest Arsenal transfer rumour, as it has the Gunners moving from the established world class striker that is Karim Benzema, on to the relatively unproven but promising young forward called Rodrigo.

According to the Daily Star, Arsene Wenger is ready to offer around £24 million for the 23-year old striker who netted 18 times for his Portuguese side Benfica last season. That fee is not much more than it was supposed to cost to bring in Benzema from Real Madrid, but another report from the same paper claims that the French striker has rejected a move to the Premier League in favour of a return to France with the champions PSG.

FFP has given Arsenal a second chance! Will they take it?

Many people, including me, thought that this season offered Arsenal a unique opportunity. With Man City, Chelsea and United all going through changes of varying degrees of magnitude, and the Gunners finally coming out of the tunnel that paying off the Emirates stadium had plunged us into, Arsenal had a golden chance to capitalise.

As we know, that did not happen, although I still think it would have with a bit less bad luck on the injury front. And as it turned out, the team with the most money squeaked over the line. Arsene Wenger alluded to their squad depth being the key factor and normally you would think that the Gunners would rue a missed chance.

Arsenal get HUGE £36m cash boost from BPL

Hello Arsenal fans. We hear a lot about the Premier League being the best league in the world, and I believe that the competitive nature of it, the energy and passion make this true, but with two teams from La Liga contesting this season’s Champions League final and two from the German Bundesliga last year, it looks like there may be a flaw in that theory.

Arsenal to dodge Champions League play-offs as Man City fight FFP?

Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his backing for the new FFP rules and he may soon be even happier about them if Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League automatically, without having to undergo the inconvenience, stress and extra strain on the squad that a two- legged play-off in August would bring.

We do not know what the outcome will be yet, but we can hope. After Man City refused to accept the terms of their sanctions from UEFA for breaking the financial rules, as reported by The Mirror, their case is going to a special panel to decide what should happen. This panel has the power to expel them from the competition altogether and is not open to appeal.