Tag Archives: Southampton

Are Arsenal’s defenders easy pickings?

Alan Shearer has claimed that Southampton pinpointed weaknesses in Arsenal’s defence this weekend, and Charlie Austin highlighted their failings with him goal in the opening minutes of the match,

The Gunners needed a very late equaliser from Olivier Giroud to walk away with a point from the encounter at St Marys Stadium this Sunday, and were lucky not to have been further behind in the match.

Arsenal preparing to battle for £60M Chelsea target

It is reported that Arsenal will return to try and prise Virgil Van Dijk away from Southampton within 12 months.

The Dutch defender was eager to force away from St Mary’s Stadium this summer, handing in a transfer request in the close-season, before Liverpool were forced to issue a public apology over their pursuit.

Arsenal to use Walcott interest to beat Chelsea to defensive target?

Journalist Emanuele Giulianelli has claimed that Arsenal could be set to win the race to sign Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton, due to their interest in Theo Walcott.

Did Arsenal agree a deal with Chelsea target this summer?

Italian journalist Gabrielle Marcotti claims that Virgil Van Dijk agreed deals with two of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.

The respected paparazzo has given his insight into the summer-long transfer saga involving Southampton’s key defender, claiming that deals were in place for him to move, but clubs were unable to manufacture a move.

‘Any late bid will be rejected’ for Arsenal target Van Dijk?

Sky Sports reporter Jane Dougall has been told that Southampton will not be entertaining any bids for Virgil Van Dijk this summer, despite interest from Arsenal and other big clubs.

The Dutch defender is believed to be on the radar of Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool for much of the summer, which led to a player handing in a transfer request.

Come on Arsenal! Show ambition by signing Van Dijk

Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi is being targeted by a number of clubs for a move this summer, and I for one think he should go.
The German international struggled in his opening season with us, but no doubt holds ability, and despite expecting him to enjoy a better year with the club, I think we should cash-in.

Alexis and Giroud praised by Arsenal boss whilst hailing strong performance

Arsene Wenger has moved to praise his attacking players Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud following their win over Southampton last night, before defending his players character following a tough few months.

Arsenal tipped to thrive tonight with pressure finally off

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has tipped Arsenal to get a much-needed win over Southampton tonight, claiming the team will enjoy playing with the pressure off.

The Gunners travel to St Mary’s tonight to take on the Saints, with the match having been rescheduled thanks to an extended run in the FA Cup.