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Wenger – Palace are tough but Arsenal are CONFIDENT!

The Gunners travel to Crystal Palace today looking to keep the pressure on the teams above us in the race for the Champions League places, and Arsenal are undoubtedly in a great run of form at the moment. We have won 7 of our last 8 matches, and in the head-to-head’s against Palace, Arsenal have not lost in their last ten visits to Selhurst Park and are also unbeaten in our last ten meetings with today’s opponents.

Wenger: No-one leaving Arsenal and no-one coming in – unless….

So transfer deadline day has finally arrived, and just for a change we don’t have millions of Arsenal fans clamouring for Wenger to ‘Spend Some Money’ (except for Hafiz again!). Most of us are happy with the arrival of Gabriel, especially with the resurgence of Francis Coquelin as DM.

So we are all calm, and so is Wenger by the sound of things. He has admitted there will be no moe transfer activity unless he gets an unexpected call today from one of football’s leechs (sorry I mean agents!). Wenger said after yesterday’s game: “I don’t think I will be busy. We have done what we wanted and unless there is a huge surprise and somebody calls me – not the journalists, an agent – then why not? At the moment, nothing, it’s very quiet.

WTF are Arsenal playing at with Campbell?

I am still in shock that Arsene Wenger has allowed Joel Campbell to leave Arsenal for the Spanish La Liga club Villarreal. If the ESPN report is right, we paid the release clause for Paulista so we did not have to include Campbell in the deal. It is only on loan until the end of the season apparently, but what if we need another striker in between now and then?

The Gunners have already let two strikers go this month, with Lukas Podolski going to Serie A with Inter Milan and Yaya Sanogo staying in the Premier League with Crystal Palace. That leaves us with Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Campbell may want to leave but Arsenal must NOT let him!

It is not likely to get any easier for the Costa Rica international star Joel Campbell to force his way into the Arsenal first team, with our flying England forward Theo Walcott getting closer to full match fitness and his two international team mates Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain giving Arsene Wenger better striking options than we have had for many a year.

Walcott actually suggested the other day that this could be the strongest Arsenal attacking line-up ever, so young Campbell must realise that it will not be a simple matter to displace one of the incumbent players. He even said as much in the summer when his future was unsure and there was the possibility of him leaving the Gunners, either on loan or permanently.

Pardew promises games for on-loan Arsenal striker

The new Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew seems very positive about the arrival of the Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo on loan, and promises to give him ample game-time to prove that he has the talent to make it in the Premier League.

“Yaya comes into our club with much more of an even chance of starting or playing,” he told reporters. “I spoke to Arsene [Wenger], and he has high regard for the player and feels that it would be good for Arsenal and for him to come on loan.

Arsenal striker moves across London to the Palace!

Every Arsenal fan is waiting for some real transfer news telling us that the Gunners have secured the signature of a top defensive midfielder or a top-of-the-range centre-back, but instead we have seen Lukas Podolski move to Inter Milan, Benik Afobe sold to Wolverhampton Wanderers, and now Arsenal have confirmed that Yaya Sanogo has moved to the other side of the Thames to try and help Crystal Palace stay out of the relegation dogfight.

Arsenal at BIG risk of losing Akpom to Dortmund transfer!!

I wonder if this latest Arsenal transfer rumour could be behind the fact that Arsene Wenger has had the young Gunners’ striker Chuba Akpom on the Arsenal bench for recent games and has even given the 19-year old his Premier League debut at Southampton and some important game time in the FA cup win over Hull City last weekend.

Because according to a report in the Daily Star, the Gunners are in danger of losing the prolific young player. With Akpom having really come into great form this season, scoring an impressive nine goals from just 10 games for the Arsenal under 21 side and doing very well for the England under 20s as well, he has begun to draw interest from various clubs.

Wenger refuses to let Sanogo go to Bordeaux

The Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is obviously keen on making a return to Ligue 1 where he showed his early promise with Auxerre, but as the Bordeaux President Jean-Louis Triaud said: “We are working on the arrival of Sanogo. He wants to come to us, it’s a certainty,”

“The goal is to have him for Monaco [Bordeaux’s next game on Sunday]. We asked for Arsenal to keep us informed.

“They had given me as a response date of Tuesday or Wednesday. I explained that I prefer Tuesday.”

Are Arsenal going to send a THIRD striker out on loan this month?

Arsenal need to bring players IN rather than letting more leave! by JN

Arsenal fans were obvously perplexed in the summer when Arsene Wenger sold Thomas Vermaelen and then loaned out Francis Coquelin and Carl Jenkinson without bringing in better quality replacements, which was instrumental to our awful results during our defensive injury crisis.

For the last few weeks our problems have been in the striking department when Giroud was banned and Danny Welbeck joined our multitudes on the treatment table, but how has Wenger responded?

Bordeaux confirm interest in Arsenal striker

Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he wants the young Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo to go on loan to a Premiership club this month, but it now seems clear that the 21 year-old would much prefer a move back to his homeland with Bordeaux, and the French giants are keen on coming to an arrangement with the Gunners.

The Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud said: “We are working on the arrival of Sanogo. He wants to come to us, it’s a certainty,”

“The goal is to have him for Monaco [Bordeaux’s next game on Sunday]. We asked for Arsenal to keep us informed.

Have Arsenal given up on Yaya Sanogo?

The young Frenchman Yaya Sanogo arrived at Arsenal as an expected “New Thierry Henry” as he started in Parisien side Les Ulis, where our legend Henry also began his career, and when he burst to our attention with four goals in the Emirates Cup win against Benfica, we began to believe that it was real possibility.

This obviously impressed Wenger too as Yaya started in the Community Shield and also started ahead of Olivier Giroud in the opening Premier League game against Crystal Palace.

Is Akpom the reason Arsenal are releasing TWO strikers?

The young Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom may only have played for around 10 minutes at the end of the defeat to Southampton the other day, and it having been his first Premier League action of the season, but Arsenal fans could soon be seeing Akpom on a more regular basis.

There are plenty of attacking options for Arsene Wenger, and that is one of the reasons for Lukas Podolski to have arranged to leave the Emirates and play on loan for Inter Milan until the end of the season, but I don’t think the boss would have let the dangerous German international leave if he thought he might be needed.