Every Arsenal fan and their dogs expected Arsene Wenger to buy a new striker last summer to complement (if not replace) Olivier Giroud, and that seemed to be confirmed by the Gunners interest in Luis Suarez, but nothing came of it and we got Mesut Ozil instead to calm the fans frustration.
But the fact is that Arsenal DID buy a striker last summer by the name of Yaya Sanogo, and after his impressive display for the Gunners against Liverpool in the FA Cup win (which earned him a place against Bayern Munich), it seems that Wenger is now preparing to make him a regular first-teamer. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger always plays his cards close to his chest, but he has revealed that he expects to be involved in a lot of transfer activity once the window opens on New Years day. Arsenal fans are expecting some quality additions as well as the departure of some unwanted or unused players such as Santos, Djourou, Arshavin and Chamakh, and it will be interesting just how much the Arsenal board have really allotted Le Prof to give the team a boost in this crucial season.
Reports last week that Arsene Wenger was ready to smash the Arsenal transfer record to bring the Uruguayan super striker from Napoli to the Emirates may have been true, but even if they were, it looks like Wenger will have to find somebody else to splurge his money on.
25-year old Cavani smashed 33 goals for the Italian club in each of the last wos seasons, and he has got 14 already this season. He could have expected to make the shortlist of 23 players selected for the Ballon D’Or, but even if the fact that Napoli is not seen as a big club affected the voting, Cavani has no wish to move on. .......Read the full article here
If you believe what the papers say then Arsenal are going to hand Arsene Wenger anything from £35 million up to over £50 million to spend on players in the January transfer window. Latest reports suggest that Le Prof is carefully considering whether to spend it or not.
Arsenal fans the world over could provide a quick and easy answer to that question, of course you spend it Arsene. We have heard Wenger saying that he would only buy players that he thought would improve the team and the squad size has to be taken into account, but surely he can think of at least one player. .......Read the full article here
Victor Wanyama, a 21 year old defensive midfielder who currently plays for Celtic in Scotland has been rumoured to be looking for a move to the EPL because he is unhappy with Celtics use of his abilities. The teams that are rumoured to be in contact with him are Arsenal and Man Utd.
Since Wanyama signed for Celtic, he has been a revelation. He is a tank, of massive proportions, but is very skilled on the ball, and can score goals. Out of 29 scottish league apperances he has scored 4 goals. Don’t be quick to assume that just because he scores goals he “likes to go on the attack too much”, because that just would not be true, he is very defensive minded. .......Read the full article here
M’Vila might not come to Arsenal after all – Or will he? by KJ
So the big news today (well aside from the amazing signing of Olivier Giroud) is that Wenger has gone cold on M’Vila. This was reported by the ever reliable Matt Spiro and I’ll quote the tweet for anyone who doesn’t follow him or doesn’t use Twitter:
“Have heard from two separate, reliable sources that Wenger has ended interest in Yann M’Vila due to player’s behaviour in last few months” .......Read the full article here
Arsenal Transfer Target Analysis: Stephane Sessegnon by SV
Today, I thought I’d analyse a surprising target, which Arsenal are reported to be weighing up: Stéphane Sessegnon. Now, the natural reaction which most fans will, no doubt have is ‘he’s not good enough to play for Arsenal. He’s 27 and plays for Sunderland; if he were any good, he would be playing for a better team by now’. And, I admit, that was my initial gut reaction, but then I looked deeper into his statistics and reviews of his performances… .......Read the full article here
It is being reported today that Arsenal are set to smash their transfer record with a £25million bid to bring in Dortmund’s Mario Gotze this summer, and he will follow Lukas Podolski to the Emirates.
The Mail says that Gotze, who is currently out injured with a groin injury but is still expected to be part of the Germany squad at the Euros this summer, is in talks over a contract extension with Dortmund but is far from signing on at the moment. .......Read the full article here
There have been a lot of rumours linking several players to a move to Arsenal in the summer especially after the horrible season the Gunners seem to be having. Many fans blame the situation on Wenger and some blame it on the outgoings, but all of them agree that the players brought to the club weren’t good enough.
Players like Gotze, Podolski, Giroud, Hazard and M’Vila are only a very small few of those who have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer. .......Read the full article here
Reports have emerged this morning claiming that the German international striker Lukas Podolski is keen on quitting Bundesliga side FC Cologne to join Arsenal.
The reports coming out of Germany further claim that the former Bayern Munich hitman has fallen out with Cologne’s director of Sport, Volker Finke, according to the Mirror.
The club’s managing director Claus Horstman has all but confirmed the rift, saying: “The two (Podolski and Finke) don’t have to love each other, but they must respect each other and trust each other.” .......Read the full article here
Kieran Gibbs has not featured for Arsenal since October following a hernia operation.
“Kieran Gibbs has had surgery on his left groin and he will be out for a month,” Arsene Wenger confirmed the grim news.
In recent matches, Arsene Wenger has been forced to play a makeshift back four (all central defenders) due to the four specialist fullbacks Bacary Sagna, Carl Jenkinson, Andre Santos and Kieran Gibbs injured. .......Read the full article here
The Gunners may have been linked with some unrealistically high-profile targets over the course of the past season but one that should be equally improbable – for the opposite reason – is Wigan’s Hugo Rodallega.
The Colombian international started his time in the Premier League in mediocre fashion, netting three goals in his first half-season, but the following campaign of 2009/10 saw him reach double figures with ten. He played in every game over that season and impressed, but his form since then has been less spectacular. He registered nine goals in 2010/11 but only one of them was against a top four team (Liverpool). The remaining eight came in games Spurs, Wolves, Bolton, Fulham, Blackburn, Blackpool and Stoke, of which only Spurs and Stoke can now be considered top seven teams. .......Read the full article here