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Calm down Arsenal fans, the summer is long……

Where is the Love? by JM

I sit here on a warm African winter afternoon, my tele switched to ESPN classic. They have a vintage Arsenal game going and im glued as if it were live. Its Highbury….Its Sol Campbell, its Vieira, its Bergkamp, its Thierry… its an Arsenal routing of Manchester United. The fans are in ecstasy, the commentators in awe as the purrr with lavish praise on the impeccable machine that was Arsenal… Im in Arsenal heaven for a moment there..

Petr Cech on Arsenal rumour – “I can’t even imagine it!”

I guess the reason there are so many ridiculous Arsenal rumours around at the moment is because of the the dreaded interlull giving everyone very little to talk about at the moment, but surely one of the most unlikely transfer rumours had to be the one that said the Chelsea keeper Petr Cech could be moving to the Emirates this summer to take over as Number One.

The Czech Republic internation himself has confirmed that he has absolutely no knowledge of any interest whatsoever, in fact he can’t even imagine moving to Arsenal!

Nashy: Arsenal fans need to watch out for PREMATURE SPECULATION!!

We All Contracted Premature Speculation!!! by Nashy

Over on my blog on LadyArse a few weeks back I alerted the Arsenal faithful to a horrible disease that sweeps through the ranks during the transfer windows. This disease, is Premature Speculation. A definition in the Arsenal Supporters Medical Handbook defines it as so:

Premature Speculation – The disease of falling foul of speculation in the media regarding stories about Arsenal Football Club. Symptoms can include heightened sense of tension, anger and rash comments towards those you don’t know.

What is the purpose of Wenger’s silence over Arsenal transfers?

Arsene Wenger has always had a strange policy of complete silence over any Arsenal transfer rumours in general. There are other times when it suits him to let a little tidbit out in the open, like with Podolski he had no problem saying he admired him after the whole world knew that the German international would be on his way to the Emirates.

But in the case of Olivier Giroud, we have the Montpellier manager admitting on live TV that Arsenal are negotiating over a price but otherwise the deal was done. But what do we get from Wenger? “I won’t say anything to you,” he said. “Even under torture!”

Barcelona deny any interest in Robin Van Persie….for now!

The Spanish giants Barcelona have been continually linked with a move for the Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie, and the player himself has often stated that the only other club that he would like to play for is Cesc Fabregas’ team.

So if the Flying Dutchman decides that he wants to move on this summer to win some trophies before he retires then the Nou Camp is the only logical destination, despite the bad feelings between the two clubs.

But the Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has today insisted that they have not made any approach to Arsenal or Van Persie’s agent, and they won’t even consider doing so until the end of the season.

Anthony: The Arsenal rumours are just bloody speculation!

Don’t believe all the crap you read by Anthony Armstrong

As an Arsenal fan, this week has been a particularly depressing one. Fabregas is off to Barcelona in exchange for pocket money, Nasri is soon to be a Manc, van Persie is about to hand in a transfer request, Chelsea want Walcott and we are soon to be priced out of making a move for Cahill. Are these the reasons for my depression? No. Gullible Arsenal fans are.

Wenger – Nobody’s Leaving Arsenal Unless I Decide

Arsene Wenger has been under pressure from Barcelona to sell them Cesc Fabregas for the last couple of years but he has continually refused to even discuss a possible move.

But after his captain’s interview with Don Balon where he implied that Wenger would get the sack if he managed a Spanish club, it seemed that Fabregas was openly criticizing the Arsenal manager as a ploy to persuade him to allow the Spanish international to join his boyhood club.

A lot of Arsenal fans believe that Fabregas will leave this summer anyway, but Wenger has denied that he has any intention of selling any of his players that are still under contract.

Arsenal agree price for Oxlade-Chamberlain

It has just been reported in today’s Star that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has finally made an agreement with Southampton to bring Alex Oxlade-­Chamberlain to the Emirates, beating off interest from Liverpool and Chelsea.

It seems that Arsenal have agreed to pay £5m up front, with another £5m to be gained as the youngster progresses through the ranks at Arsenal. The Gunners have been linked with Oxlade-Chamberlain for some time but just two days ago Wenger was asked if the two clubs were close to an arrangement, and he replied: “I cannot speak about that,”

Wenger – Cesc has 5 years on his contract, and only he can stop the speculation!

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spoke again this evening about the Cesc Fabregas rumours, and he sounded quite depressed about the whole affair, which seems to just drag on and on, no matter what he says.

When asked if he spoken to Fabregas about it recently, Wenger refused to be drawn: “I cannot confirm nor deny anything.” he said. “In the last six months, this story has made our lives difficult. At the moment, what is important is that when Cesc comes back, that he comes out. For me, I have nothing more to add. The conversations with the players have to be private because I cannot come out every time I speak with a player.”

Almunia – I’m not worried by Arsenal goalkeeper speculation!

The Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has admitted that he has seen the quotes from Peter Hill-Wood saying that the Gunners have made a bid for Fulham’s Mark Schwarzer, but he doesn’t think that the speculation will affect him at all!

Arsenal have been linked with just about every available keeper in the world in the last month, and many others have the opinion that Almunia will be relegated to reserve next season behind Lukasz Fabianski, but the 33 year-old is confident that he will carry on as normal when the new season begins.

Fabregas “deeply upset” and off to Barcelona?

The season isn’t even over yet, and the Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is the subject of transfer speculation (to Barcelona of course) already.

Fabregas has spent all season denying he is going anywhere, but according to the press, that has all changed due to some choice words from the Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood.

First of all, Hill-Wood announced that he had an agreement with Barcelona that they wouldn’t try and buy Fabregas this summer, and then made it worse (apparently) by saying “If you want my opinion, I’m not sure he (Fabregas) would even get into their team.”

Arsenal transfer rumours 8th April – Dzeko, Eboue and Hangeland

As the end of the season approaches and Arsenal’s defensive weaknesses have been exposed by Barcelona, it is no surprise that the papers are speculating who Wenger might bring in to strengthen the back line this summer.

The French manager indicated this week that “something needs to change”, and with Silvestre, Campbell and Gallas all reaching their sell-by date, it is obvious that some younger, stronger players are needed at the back.

The Telegraph starts the ball rolling by sggesting that Wenger is going to go back to Fulham to tempt Brede Hangeland from crossing London to help out. The big Norwegian has made a massive impact since arriving at Craven Cottage, and Fulham have had their two most successful seasons this century.