This is pure comedy gold for Arsenal fans, although if there was even the slightest chance of it actually being successful, I would certainly not be smiling. Our north London rivals, Tottenham, must have got their hands on something very powerful and mind-bending to smoke if this transfer rumour report by Metro is true.
This had better not happen, Arsenal fans, or I will not be a happy camper. The suggestion that Arsenal could miss out on the summer transfer of the Toulouse right back Serge Aurier is bad enough, but to see the talented youngster go to White Hart Lane to play for our local rivals would just take the biscuit.
That is what the spuds’ new manager, Mauriciao Pochettino, is planning though, according to a Daily Mail report. The Argentinean coach, who did so well with Southampton, is looking to boost his squad with the clear goal of finally finishing above the Gunners, and Aurier is one of the players he thinks can help.
Loic Remy has not exactly hidden the fact that he would like to be an Arsenal player. He came to watch the Gunners play at the Emirates stadium towards the end of last season (honestly, guv, just to watch) and has spoken about how his role model was Thierry Henry.
Add to that the fact that he says he wants to be playing in the Champions League and his QPR boss Harry Redknapp admitted that there was a fairly small release clause in his contract, and most Arsenal fans are wondering why Arsene Wenger has not already signed the French striker up. Remy may get another chance to showcase his skills for France against Nigeria today, which might just tip the balance for him.
I am trying to maintain my mood of optimism, but this is Arsenal we are talking about. That old familiar feeling is starting to creep over me, deja vu style, and I can just picture myself around halfway through August, with the Premier League season already started, thinking what the hell is going on!?!
Last summer was supposed to be the one in which Arsenal fans could finally look forward to a transfer window in which all the talk would be about the players coming in rather than the ones leaving. But it turned out to be a refined type of torture.
The French striker Loic Remy, who famously was at the Emirates to watch Arsenal a couple of weeks ago, is apparently close to a move to the Spuds according to a report in the Daily Star.
They reckon that Spurs have already started negotiations with his parent club, QPR, and a transfer fee has already been decided between the clubs, but they also report that Remy has stated that he will only move if it is to play Champions League football.
The striker, who scored 14 goals with mid-table Newcastle this season, is quoted as saying: “I miss the Champions League.
The Wenger trophy is ours again and the usual Spuddy challengers are not even close, but it feels like the Gunners really missed a trick this season. With a bit more action in the transfer market or a bit less action in the treatment room, we could have been champions.
The current Arsenal captain, Thomas Vermaelen, was just 24-years old when he signed on for the Gunners, but he had already spent six seasons with Ajax in the Dutch Eredivisie, notching up 130 appearances for the club and becoming captain in his final season.
Ajax, currently managed by Frank de Boer with Dennis Berkamp as his assistant, have a great reputation for developing young players, so it is no surprise that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal keep an eye on their up and coming talent, especially with the Bergkamp connection.
We need continued focus in both the EPL and in the FA cup! by Ash
I have seen countless people say that Arsenal should forget the Premier League and just focus on the FA Cup now, however this is most certainly not the right approach to take.
After witnessing yet another high scoring disaster against Chelsea at the weekend, I think our title hopes are certainly dead and buried now, even if Vermaelen wishes to say otherwise. Seven points behind the leaders, whilst Liverpool and Manchester City continue to stride forward, I think the most we can aim for is third place at least. Although I think fourth is more a reality, Arsenal still don’t have it easy and we cannot afford to give up on the Premier League and put all our efforts into an FA Cup trophy instead.
Lucky, lucky Arsenal by Sam P
First of all, let me make it clear that Arsenal have not had a lucky season! Injuries, cup draws and refereeing decisions have consistently been against us and the weight of all that has finally told. But maybe the football gods have got bored of kicking us and Arsene Wenger around because, as bad as it seems now, Arsenal have a couple of big reasons to feel lucky.
You cannot blame Tomas Rosicky for being upbeat after smashing a glorious winning goal for Arsenal. The early strike seasled a third win over the north London rivals and propelled the Gunners back above Man City into third and back into a realistic title race.
There is a long way to go, of course, with nine Premier League games left, but the 33-year old match winner was full of confidence that Arsenal would keep up with our rivals and take the challenge to become champions of England all the way to the finishing line, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Sagna’s lack of movement suggests he will almost certainly be off! by Ash
Arsenal have so far convinced Per Mertesacker, Tomas Rosicky to extend their contracts, and seemingly verbally agreed with the likes of Ramsey, Cazorla and Arsene Wenger himself; however one name that continues to elude the Gunners is French international right back, Bacary Sagna. In today’s Daily Mail, it is reported that more talks are planned but the £20 million package may be just too much and other clubs like Inter Milan are circling the Emirates like vultures.
I think it is safe to say that for Arsenal to win the Premier League title this season, we need the sort of defensive performance that Earned all three points against Tottenham week in, week out. Goals win games, of course, but when you only need to score one it is so much easier.
With players like Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott unavailable, Arsenal have lost a great deal of their attacking prowess, so I think that we could be seeing quite a few more 1-0 to the Arsenals before the end of the season. Mertesacker and Koscielny were simply immense today, and with Flamini marshalling the troops in front of them we are very hard to break down. Szczesny had a moment yesterday, but in general he has cut those out and has become very reliable.