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If Cazorla leaves…Who could Arsenal buy to replace him?

Cazorla Sale To Atletico – Possible Replacements by AvdL

Arsenal have not been great in getting good value for the players they have sold recently. Now that Santi Cazorla is in great form he is attracting all sorts of interest. One of the clubs that is after him is Atletico Madrid according to Guillem Balague. Some reports state that his contract runs out in 2016 and other seem to think it runs out in 2017. This summer could be the right time to maximise his value by selling him as he is 30 years old.

Official team news and preview of Liverpool v Arsenal

It did not take a lot of thought to work out what the Arsenal starting line-up for the Premier League away clash with Liverpool would be. As soon as we heard that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had passed a late fitness test yesterday, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal team almost picked itself.

Because of all the injury problems which have left the boss with little option in central midfield or the back four, Wenger has at least got two first choice full backs in Kieran Gibbs and Mathieu Debuchy, with Calum Chambers set yto partner Mertesacker in the centre of our defence.

The latest injury news means Arsenal can be confident of beating Liverpool

Why Arsenal Can Be Confident of Beating Liverpool! by AT

Going into Sunday’s clash against Liverpool, Arsenal have won four out of the last five games in all competitions and certainly look to be gathering vital momentum as the campaign nears the halfway point. Despite the humbling experience in the reverse fixture last season, the Gunners should be quietly confident of leaving Merseyside with all three points, not only because of the recent upsurge in form but also because of Liverpool continuing to misfire.

Why Arsenal MUST make use of LIverpool fatigue!

It would have been a lot better for Arsenal if the Championship side Bournemouth had given Liverpool a rougher ride in the Capital One cup quarter-final last night. Extra time and penalties were what we really wanted, but the Gunners can still make use of that game to our advantage.

The fact that Bournemouth got a goal back and pushed hard for the last half hour was certainly a bonus. Not only did it mean that the Liverpool players could not relax and had to put in a real shift right until the end of the game, it also meant that Rodgers could not afford to replace so9me key players like Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson.

Arsenal facing trouble after Liverpool’s league cup win?

Arsenal fans were hoping that the Championship leaders Bournemouth could do us a favour by giving our next Premier League opponents Liverpool a tough time and more misery in their Capital One cup match tonight. But it did not quuite work out that way at all and the Gunners now face a more confident and rejuvenated Liverpool team at Anfield on Sunday.

Arsenal’s Wilshere streets ahead of others says England boss

The news will not surprise Arsenal fans, but could be seen as a bit of a kick in the teeth for some of the other young players in the England international set up. Roy Hodgson has picked a squad to face Brazil in a friendly next week, but has left out a number of younger players, who will drop back down to the under 21s for the upcoming European championships this summer. Wilshere is not one of them, because he has already proved himself for club and country.

Arsenal to battle Man United for Liverpool’s Sterling

Arsenal are having a battle with Theo Walcott over signing a new contract, and as the January transfer window draws ever closer, us Gooners are starting to think that we will soon be waving a not so fond farewell to our speedy winger cum striker. Arsene Wenger has professed his frustration, and I cannot blame him, because we could be losing one of the most influential players at the club, the man who made such an impression on Lionel Messi, the best player to ever walk the earth, that he described Walcott as the most dangerous player he has ever seen.

Arsenal can Forget about signing Zaha!

The hype surrounding the young Crystal Palace player, Wilfried Zaha, is reaching epic proportions. Arsenal fans out there should just sit back, relax and watch the circus, because there is more chance of Nicklas Bendtner beating Ronaldo and Messi to the Ballon D’Or than there is of Arsenal signing Zaha in January.

I like the kid, he is a very good player and should have a bright future ahead of him. He is, however, only 20-years old, has not played 100 league games in the second tier of English football yet, and has just been given his first international cap in a friendly, as an 83rd minute substitute. Oh, and Palace are talking about £20 million.

“Why would Raheem Sterling leave one of the biggest clubs for Arsenal?”

There have been numerous rumours lately that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is intending to use Liverpool’s interest in buying Theo Walcott to persuade the Reds to do a swap involving Raheem Sterling, who is also currently in contract negotiations at Anfield ahead of his 18th birthday next month.

There have been rumblings that Sterling has so far been unimpressed with the terms of his new contract (a la Walcott) and would consider a move to Arsenal, but when asked about a possible swap deal the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers denied any chance of Sterling refusing the contract and moving away from Liverpool who he says are on of the biggest clubs in the world!

Walcott shows Wenger why Arsenal would be mad to swap him with Sterling.

I think Raheem Sterling has done very well this season and seems to have a bright future ahead of him, but Arsenal have somebody better, Theo Walcott. When I saw reports today suggesting that Arsene Wenger was going to offer Walcott and £8 million to Liverpool for their 17-year old winger, I nearly spat lager all over my laptop.

The story was in The Sun, so there may be nothing in it, I hope not. Wenger did say that he would get a big name player in if Walcott did leave, but he also said that he wants to keep him. Another brilliant display from Walcott today adds weight to his side of the contract negotiations, and Wenger knows that. The manager did say that his performance proved that he does want to remain at Arsenal.

Could Gnabry take Walcott’s place at Arsenal?

Promoting Gnabry by KJ

The Walcott contract situation is dragging on now and even though I remain optimistic, we need to prepare ourselves for the worst. Walcott could potentially be sold in the January window, forcing Wenger to promote German wunderkind, Serge Gnabry.

He was bought from Stuttgart for about £100,000 in 2010. He was able to play during the 2011-2012 season for the club with the U-18s. Eventually, he was fast-tracked into the reserve side after massively impressing the staff at Arsenal football club. His ability was far beyond most at his age and deserved the dramatic step up after only a year at the club.

Arsenal set to beat Liverpool and Man City to sign English wonderkid

The QPR youngster Raheem Sterling is considered one of the most promising young strikers in English football a the moment, and today’s Sun says that he is close to agreeing to sign for Arsenal after talking to the Gunners youth supremo Liam Brady.

It seems that Liverpool and Man City have also made overtures to QPR, who could expect about £750,000 in compensation, but Arsenal are now favourites to sign him, especially as he won’t have to move from his home in North London.