You would think that, compared to Arsenal at least, Jose Mourinho would be well pleased with the striking options available to him as manager of Chelsea. With £50 million Fernando Torres, multiple trophy and award winning Samuel Eto’o and the power of Demba Ba, the Blues seem to have an embarrassment of riches. The problem is, they can’t seem to get the ball in the back of the net.
Having lost top spot in the Champions League group with just minutes to spare, Arsenal knew that they were in for a tough team to play in the knockout phase. And having got the hardest team in the play-offs, Chelsea in the Capital One cup, Tottenham in the FA cup and, of course, the group of death in the Champions League, did we really expect anything other than Bayern Munich for the second year running. I think that if UEFA could have managed it, they would have drawn Arsenal against two teams and made us play in blindfolds.
It is no secret that Arsenal have not been the nost attractive club for potential signings to join in recent years. In fact, most of the big name players have been heading in the opposite direction, but that mat be about to change. By breaking the club transfer record, and by so much, Arsenal seem to have set down a marker. If the Gunners play their cards right now, then Arsenal fans could see some of the top names in football turning down other clubs in favour of playing at the Emirates.
Title is Arsenals for £100 Million by AC
This is my first ever article and I am very excited to be writing it.
I am an optimistic Arsenal fan and a huge Wenger fan. I think Wenger has done a great job with the budget available to him compared to Chelsea, Man U and Man City, but I do have one problem with Mr Wenger. While Mr Wenger has criticised players, agents and clubs for over charging wages, commissions and transfer fees over the last 5/6 years Mr Wenger didn’t have a problem with becoming an over charging manager himself. He continued to charge Arsenal millions for his wages, he charges other clubs millions when he sells our best players, and Arsenal continued to charge us the highest ticket prices in the country.
Possible Arsenal targets and their ratings by Blaz
In the past month or so Arsenal have been connected to a bzillion different strikers. Basically, almost every player that scored more than 15 goals in the past season was on his way to Emirates. Everyone has his favourite or favourites, but it’s probably quite safe to say, Arsene will buy just one more striker – don’t forget, we already purchased Sanogo, There is Campbell and of course Giroud, so any talk of combining Higuain and Rooney/Suarez and so on is redundant.
I must admit that when I first heard of Arsenal bidding £30 million for the wild Liverpool striker Luis Suárez I was extremely skeptical, but now it has been confirmed by both the Guardian and The Telegraph I have little choice but to believe the approach was real.
But that doesn’t mean that Arsene Wenger really expected the bid to be accepted, as why would anyone after Suarez’s comments last month when he spoke about how he hated his treatment from the British media.
Luiz Suarez at the Emirates? by SB
This transfer window has been the most craziest in Arsenal fans memory. Every top player has been linked to Arsenal ranging from Rooney, Higuain, Torres, Lewendoski, Benteke, Jovetic, Grenier, Gonalons, Wanyama, Ashley Williams, Julio Cesar etc etc, I could go on and on and now Luis ‘Controversial’ Suarez. This list of transfer rumours is mouth watering to every gooner and frustrating at the same time.
Why are Arsenal being linked with so may strikers? by Stefan
Gonzalo Higuain looks to be close to completing a transfer to Arsenal in a £22 million deal, but the press is still going crazy with Arsenal striker transfer rumours. Young French striker Yaya Sanogo is almost certainly going to join Arsenal soon and he is of an age where he could start breaking into the first team already.
The only one as I said that looks to be definitely happening is Higuain from Real Madrid. He has been heading for the exit at Madrid for the last few months and new manager Carlo Ancelotti is looking to bring in Edinson Cavani or Luis Suarez, apparently.
Torres to Arsenal? by AH
For a long time it has seemed as if it would be Gonzalo Higuain or Wayne Rooney coming to Arsenal this summer, but now that speculation has persisted around Rooney, despite the Gunner’s being reportedly extremely close to signing Real Madrid striker Higuain, it would seem that Wenger may be looking to pair the two up front.
Why Arsenal DON’T need to sign world class players by ThirdManJW
Some of you may think I’m crazy, even delusional, but I honestly believe that Arsenal can win trophies again under Wenger…..and all without signing any world class players.
First of all, we need to look at Wenger’s reign, especially the first half of it. Arsenal were very successful during this period, trophies were won, players honoured for their individual brilliance, and the icing on the cake was going a season undefeated. We dominated games, scored goals for fun, and the football was scintillating! This was all done without signing world class players.
For once a game has produced the result that gives Arsenal the advantage in the race for the Top Four, and may even give us the chance of nicking Third Place back from Chelsea as well.
Chelsea totally dominated Bale FC in the first half and Oscar’s opening goal seemed inevitable, but the Blues missed an amazing amount of chances to put the game beyond Spurs reach. When Adebayor pulled an equalizer out of nowhere it looked like it could be Tottenham’s lucky night.
So who could make us better by BN
I have said recently that I feel we need up to five more players to enable this Arsenal team to compete strongly with Manchester United and City, so what should we looking for? Players with a realistic chance that we could sign, so forgetting Messi and Ronaldo these are the players I would like.