You could say that the scores are one all between Arsenal and Liverpool in the transfer market this summer, but the fact that the Anfield club did not end up signing Loic Remy, along with the rumour that Arsene Wenger had gone cool on bringing him to Arsenal because of his wage demands, makes it that the Gunners are winning in my book.
Not being able to persuade Alexis Sanchez to join them as they sold Luis Suarez to Barcelona must have hurt them, with all their daft talk about the Chilean forward having no ambition, so it will be doubly sweet for us if we can beat them to the transfer of another of their top targets, Wilfried Bony. .......Read the full article here
No pressure, Olivier, but I think the big Frenchman could soon find himself sitting on the Arsenal bench more often than he is on the pitch. Because unless Arsene Wenger has a complete change of mind, then the Gunners will be playing in our usual system of 4-3-3 and that means just one central striker.
And now that Arsenal have signed the pacy and powerful Chile international Alexis Sanchez, Giroud is going to have some serious competition for the position, for pretty much the first time since he signed for Arsenal two years ago. That means that the next month or so is going to be very important for the Frenchman, in my opinion. .......Read the full article here
Where does Alexis fit in? by TJ
The few hours leading to the Arsenal’s capture of Alexis Sanchez, there were butterflies in my stomach. I was very nervous to the build up to the official signing of Alexis, just like every Arsenal fan, furiously clicking on the refresh button to see if there were any updates. I did that towards the end of last season’s summer transfer window as well, that time for Mesut Ozil. When the Alexis Sanchez signing was completed, I was almost loss for words. For 35 million, Arsenal have picked up a man capable of playing anywhere up front. He can finish and has pace. Most importantly, he has a proven track record of both scoring and creating goals. .......Read the full article here
There is an Arsenal transfer rumour doing the rounds that suggests that Arsene Wenger is set to offer the Portuguese winger Luis Nani a way out of his Old Trafford nightmare. But while I am not saying that the 27-year old is a rubbish player or that he is past it, I just do not think this is a transfer that Arsenal should be thinking about. .......Read the full article here
Wenger is building this squad with versatility in mind by KJ
David Ornstein reported that Calum Chambers had a medical with Arsenal yesterday and it seems like the young English defender will be an Arsenal player for a fee of around £10 million. But the reason we’ve brought him in is not because he can play as right back, but because he can also play as a CB and as a DM. Along with Sanchez, there is a clear theme amongst our new signings so far – versatility. .......Read the full article here
There is no doubt that Arsenal and Thierry Henry went together like peaches and cream, Rolls and Royce, Lennon and McCartney or any other two things that work well and bring out the best in each other. Even if somebody ends up eclipsing the scoring record of the amazing Frenchman one day, he will always be an Arsenal legend and will always be associated with the club, as anyone who sees the statue outside the Emirates will know. .......Read the full article here
Cazorla’s involvement at Arsenal going forward? by TJ
Signed by Arsenal in the summer of 2012, Santi Cazorla turned out to become one of the most talented players the Gunners ever signed. When Santi first took the field for Arsenal against Sunderland, many were impressed by the talent of this little man. Fast, witty and hardworking, Santi Cazorla instantly established himself to be one of the fan favourites amongst the Arsenal faithful. He finished his first season with the gunners with a respectable 12 goals and 11 assists. In the 2012-2013 season, he was the heart of almost every Arsenal offense. He played in every premier league match that season and was the Arsenal player of the season that year. .......Read the full article here
Is the recent signings against our policy? by TJ
It is no surprise around the footballing world, especially at Arsenal, that nurturing young talent is the way to develop a sustainable and successful model. There are many positives in trusting and polishing young talents. Firstly, the startup capital is small as not much funds are required to acquire these talents. Secondly, if trust is being put into these young players, more often than not, they would prove to be more loyal to you and give their best on the pitch. They also tend not to want to leave the club and repay your faith in them. .......Read the full article here
The summer transfer window so far has been nothing short of a dream come true for Arsenal fans. With the signing of Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez and the talented full back Debuchy, Arsenal has meant serious business in this transfer window. Needs were clearly addressed in these two signings.
We sorely needed a consistent and pacey left winger as seen from last season and we got that in Alexis. We also needed a replacement for Sagna who has decided to take his talents to the blue side of Manchester. We got that in Debuchy. The question now would be ‘Are we done yet in the window?’ .......Read the full article here
Are the gunners ready? by TJ
Many footballing fans around the world are expecting Arsenal to be one of the top teams in the coming season. With the signing of Alexis Sanchez, the superstar talents of Ozil and Ramsey and the breakthrough after winning the FA cup, many would expect this to be the season where Arsenal will finally deliver the much talked about major honours. Promise after promise and season after season, Arsenal have disappointed her fans for quite a while now. This time, Arsenal finally have the financial capability and the squad talent to fight for the major honours. Fighting is one thing, actually winning it is another. Are the gunners ready to start lifting the trophies? .......Read the full article here
Arsenal Should Lineup In A 4-4-2 Next Season By Rohan
The 4-4-2 has been the most successful formation in the history of football, and easily the most successful for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. With this historic formation, Wenger has won three league titles, won four FA Cups, and of course managed and entire season without losing a game. Why not bring the 4-4-2 back? He now has the perfect collection of players and tools to do so. .......Read the full article here
WHY WENGER SAID WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER STRIKER…AND HE HAS A POINT by Uche
Hello everybody. I hope you are all doing great. I want to start by saying that if I had my way, Arsenal will have four first choice central strikers. But that is not realistic and there is the small matter of the British Football Association’s twenty five man squad rule.
We the fans want a lot of things but we don’t always think about the logistics behind making it all work. Wenger on the other hand is the man saddled with the responsibility of making it all work and I believe that is why he let Liverpool have Remy. .......Read the full article here