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 fact that the Arsenal vice-captain Mikel Arteta has never won a full international cap for Spain, despite making many appearances for the under 15s, under 17s, under 18s and under 21s, is a clear sign, if you needed one, that Spanish football has been producing a large number of outstanding players in recent years. Two Euro championships and a World Cup trophy is a little pointer as well.
And it is not just talented midfielders coming from Spain, as for the the last decade or so, the national side has had an embarrassment of riches, with Iker Casillas keeping out Victor Valdes and Pepe Reina. And now, just when Arsenal need a keeper due to the departure of Lukasz Fabianski, both of Casillas’ rivals appear to be available. .......Read the full article here
After Arsenal’s recent string of poor results, it’s no surprise fans are finding fault in almost everything in our club, from the manager right down to the physio team. Some of them definitely hold some merit, but one thing I cannot understand is how our keeper is also in the line of fire. On the surface, when you hear of a team getting thumped 5-1, 6-0, 3-0 all in quick succession, your first assumption (at least for those naïve enough) is that the keeper must be an absolute joke. What type of keeper can let in six goals right? This is really what annoys me about some fans. They will blindly ignore the facts and place the blame unfairly on the least culpable. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has insisted that his Arsenal team selection was not influenced by the upcoming Premier League clash away to Manchester City on Saturday, while also stating that he feels it would be dangerous for the Gunners to try to sit back and defend the point we need to top the group.
However, he also said that Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere were carrying small muscular problems so that is wht they are not in the starting line-up. He was also asked by Thierry Henry, who is on the Sky Sports panel for the game against Napoli, whether he thought about starting Theo Walcott. The boss agreed that he had but that he was holding the pacy winger in reserve in case Arsenal need to go and get a goal. .......Read the full article here
It is competition time Arsenal fans! Not only can the Gunners secure a place in the knockout phase of the Champions League tonight, they can top the group and avoid the really tough teams like the team that knocked us out last season, Bayern Munich. And what could make it even better? That’s right, an exclusive Just Arsenal t-shirt of your very own.
How do I get my hands on this coveted item I hear you ask… Well with a bit of luck and three educated guesses about what will happen in the San Paolo stadium tonight. To enter the competition, simply tell us in the comments section below what you think will be:
A. the final score
B. the first Arsenal scorer
C. the time of the first goal for either side .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger and many of the Arsenal players have been talking warmly about the Emirates cup, which is back this summer after a year off because of the London Olympics. It is a good couple of days for the fans and a good precursor to the start of the Premier League season. Tomorrow we face the Turkish champions Galatasaray, complete with Drogba, Sneijder and the former Gunner Eboue, but first we have to face the team that has been our direct opposite in the transfer window. .......Read the full article here
Come to Arsenal and lose money! It sounds hard to resist, doesn’t it? That, apparently, is the tempting offer facing the Brazil international keeper Julio Cesar. After Liverpool agreed to allow their Spanish international keeper Pepe Reina to join the Italian club Napoli on loan for the season, however, Cesar’s options are limited and he may be forced to accept such an offer.
First of all, we need to realise that the main reason that the 33-year old signed for his current club QPR last summer was for the money. So his current wages of £45,000 a week plus bonuses is artificially high. Cesar wants the same from any club he is to join, but after Napoli dropped out, he should realise he might not get it. .......Read the full article here
This is my first ever article and I am very excited to be writing it.
I am an optimistic Arsenal fan and a huge Wenger fan. I think Wenger has done a great job with the budget available to him compared to Chelsea, Man U and Man City, but I do have one problem with Mr Wenger. While Mr Wenger has criticised players, agents and clubs for over charging wages, commissions and transfer fees over the last 5/6 years Mr Wenger didn’t have a problem with becoming an over charging manager himself. He continued to charge Arsenal millions for his wages, he charges other clubs millions when he sells our best players, and Arsenal continued to charge us the highest ticket prices in the country. .......Read the full article here
The goalkeeping situation at Arsenal is fairly complicated at the minute but, after last season’s problems, many experts and Arsenal fans feel that Arsene Wenger will be looking to sign a new keeper this summer. But who should it be? There have been rumours linking the Gunners with all sorts of names, but I am going to stick with the two most likely candidates for the job, Julio Cesar and Pepe Reina.
If we can believe the rumours, Liverpool are about to sign Mignolet from Sunderland and he would be their starting goalkeeper. That would leave Reina on the bench, unless he goes to Barcelona. So, should we try to sign him, rather than Cesar, as competition and mentor for Wojciech Szczesny ? .......Read the full article here
The Polish international and Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny has certainly not had a good year and it may be on the verge of getting a whole lot worse. The Gunners have been linked with a number of keepers, including Pepe Reina and Victor Valdes. It was thought that an older experienced keeper would be brought in to challenge Szczesny and provide cover while being a role model for the 22-year old. .......Read the full article here
As the season progresses there are more and more Arsenal transfer rumours appearing in the papers, and today’s Mail is suggesting that the Gunners are going to try again for Dortmund’s Mario Gotze this summer.
They claim that the 20 year-old, who is happily known as the German Jack Wilshere, has a £30m buyout clause at Dortmund, and they believe that Wenger is willing to double his current record signing to build a super young side to make Arsenal a force for many years to come. .......Read the full article here
With all the speculation and media attention surrounding the goalkeeping situation at Arsenal, it is not really a surprise that the Gunners are linked with just about every keeper in Europe. With the names of Valdes, Reina, Begovic, Mignolet and more, we can now add the Portuguese international Rui Patricio.
The 25-year old, who plays for Sporting Club de Portugal, has overtaken Eduardo in the national team. He has spent his whole career at Sporting Club and they do not want to lose him now. According to the Daily Star, they recently rejected an offer over £8 million for Patricio from a representative of an English club, and Arsenal are the team most likely. Manchester United have also been linked, but our need seems greater. .......Read the full article here