Why Arsenal shouldn’t fear Liverpool next season by KJ
Liverpool last season were the best attacking team in the league and became lethal at around February. Unfortunately, Arsenal were the first club to experience their wrath at Anfield and succumbed to a heavy loss. Even the players didn’t understand how that had happened. We expected to control the game at Anfield and Liverpool punished us heavily. They’ve already spent £60million this summer and look to confirm the deals of a few more players this week. But even after all that, I don’t particularly fear them anymore and here’s why. .......Read the full article here
Last summer definitely saw Liverpool get one over on Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger making the infamous bid for Luis Suarez of one pound over £40 million. That may or may not have triggered a release clause in the cannibalistic Uruguayan striker’s contract, but they stood firm and used the opportunity to take the mickey and show Arsenal plenty of disrespect along the way. .......Read the full article here
There is excellent bit of Arsenal transfer news today as the local Liverpool rag the Liverpool Echo have reported that Alexis Sanchez has turned down a move to Anfield in favour of Arsenal.
This is a direct quote from the article:
Liverpool FC have been forced to admit defeat in their attempts to sign Barcelona attacker Alexis Sanchez.
The Reds held talks with the talented Chile international and hoped he would agree to be a makeweight in the Luis Suarez deal.
However, Anfield officials have been unable to convince Sanchez to make the move to Merseyside and they are resigned to the 25-year-old joining Premier League rivals Arsenal instead. .......Read the full article here
5 Reasons why Sanchez would pick Arsenal over Liverpool by KJ
The rumours today are that Barcelona officials are in London to negotiate the transfer of Suarez from Liverpool and Rodgers is asking for Alexis Sanchez to be included in the deal. However, it has also been reported that Sanchez doesn’t want to join Liverpool and would prefer joining Arsenal. With all this confusion, I felt like I needed to list 5 reasons why Sanchez would choose Arsenal over Liverpool. .......Read the full article here
The Luis Suarez situation may have raised it’s ugly head again for Arsenal. After all the daftness of last summer, when the Gunners became the butt of many media jokes after our bid of £40 million and a pound was laughed off by Liverpool, Suarez could come back to bite us again this year.
Not that we are going to try to sign the Uruguayan striker again during this transfer window, because I think his third dental assault on a fellow footballer will have put Arsene Wenger off for good. The problem is that Barcelona do seem to want him and that has given Liverpool the edge in the transfer pursuit of the Chile international Alexis Sanchez. .......Read the full article here
The enigma of Luis Suarez? by AlexTheGooner
After the announcement by FIFA today regarding the Luis Suarez biting incident, with Giorgio Chiellini, is that Luis Suarez is to be banned from playing football and attending football matches for four months.
Who would want this outcast, because Liverpool certainly won’t, he’s a liability – To his club, to his teammates and to himself. But so was Robin van Persie before he joined Arsenal, you could put that down to him being a petulant young man at the time. Almost the same as Luis Suarez at this time in his career. .......Read the full article here
How great it would be to have Sanchez at Arsenal by Blaz
We are a week away from July, a few weeks away from the end of World cup and from Arsenal presenting the new kit and main sponsor. We are, maybe, just a few days away from Arsenal.com presenting a new player for the team. But, of course, no-one (save Arsene Wenger) knows who that player/players might be.
One of the places we had difficulties in the past season was a fast and capable winger to take in all the Özil passes. We’ve also been missing a prolific striker to take some of the burden from Giroud. .......Read the full article here
Morning Arsenal fans. I did wonder, and wrote an article about it yesterday, whether the Champions League final would turn out to be the last time we saw Karim Benzema playing for Real Madrid. Little did I know, however, that those were just about the exact words uttered by the Arsenal boss as he commented on the game.
Arsene Wenger is known to have been a big fan of the French striker since he first broke through into the Lyon side as a teenager. According to a Daily Star report, Wenger dropped more than one hint about the Gunners signing the 26-year old from Real Madrid. As well as suggesting that Benzema was playing his last game for the European champions, the Prof said that people could expect to see the France international playing in the Premier League sooner or later. .......Read the full article here
There have been plenty of recent stories linking Arsenal with a possible transfer move for the Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema. And if the French striker was hoping to convince Carlo Ancelotti and his Madrid bosses that they do not need to look for another central striker, then last night’s Champions League final will not have helped his cause.
Real Madrid were not at their best against Athletico in the European final, needing a last minute equaliser from defender Sergio Ramos to take the game into extra time. Their attack up until that point was largely toothless, and Benzema was the least effectual of their forward players. Even in extra time, when they eventually made it look easy with a 4-1 final scoreline, Benzema never threatened to get on the score sheet. .......Read the full article here
I know that Arsenal have worked hard to get themselves in a great financial position, after Arsene Wenger kept the club in the Champions League while the debt for building the Emirates Stadium was paid off. So now the Frenchman is going to be rewarded with a big fat transfer war chest to ensure that the FA cup trophy was not a flash in a pan.
This means that Wenger will have the spending power to spend £40 million on a striker this summer, which is apparently what Real Madrid want for Karim Benzema. But I don’t think the France international will be playing for Arsenal next season. .......Read the full article here
As if the football at the weekend was not bad enough for Arsenal fans, someone has decided to pour salt and vinegar into our open wounds. The American John W. Henry who owns Liverpool has pretty much admitted that Arsenal’s attempt to sign Luis Suarez in the summer should have been successful, but they just decided not to honour the terms of the contract.
We all know about the strange sounding bid of 40 million and one pound, which turned into a bit of a joke, with Liverpool taking the high ground and accusing us of bad and disrespectful behaviour. We had to put up with snide comments from Mr. Henry and his attack dog, Brenda, but it now turns out that the Gunners were in the right all along. .......Read the full article here
The speculation about Arsenal and the striker situation is not going to go away anytime soon. Even if the young French striker Yaya Sanogo and Olivier Giroud score 10 goals each before the end of the season, Arsene Wenger is expected to strengthen his striking options in the summer.
One player who is regularly linked with a move to the Emirates, Loic Remy, did his chances no harm at the weekend. The 27-year old’s well taken late winner put him on 12 goals from 22 Premier League games and his almost single-handedly keeping his team in the running for a Europa League place. .......Read the full article here