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Why 4th place would STILL be good for Arsenal

First of all, I am really looking forward to this season. Arsenal have already done some good business in the transfer window and, hopefully, Arsene Wenger will be adding a few more names to go with the completed transfers of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina.

With a few less injury problems, I am optimistic that the Gunners will have a really good crack at the Premier League title. I believe we can win it and if not, then another cup success is certainly possible. But at the same time, I think that staying in the top four will be a significant achievement for Arsenal. It will not be easy.

Arsenal WILL sell Vermaelen IF Man City release Nastasic!

Arsene Wenger has never been the sort of manager to force his Arsenal players to stay at the club when it is clear that they want to go, but even the Frenchman is reluctant to say good bye to a third Arsenal club captain in as many years.

However, the fact our Belgium international defender Thomas Vermaelen will walk away on a free transfer next summer anyway, while Man United are rumoured to be willing to give the Gunners £10 million for him this summer, makes it a lot more likely that Wenger will allow the transfer to go through.

Fantastic Arsenal transfer news on Khedira, Vidal and more!

For quite a while now, it has not been the easiest job in the world to be an Arsenal fan. Not only have we had to endure the club’s slide from the pinnacle of becoming the only team not to lose a single game in a Premier League season, but have had to bite our tongues as the fans of our rivals take the mickey.

And they have had good reason. Chelsea, Man United, Liverpool and Man City have all been able to make fun of Arsenal in recent years, which makes it all the more sweet when us Gooners have good reason for laughing at them. So here are some nice little morsels for you, Arsenal fans, from the recent transfer rumours.

Liverpool fans attack Sanchez over Arsenal transfer!

Many of the Arsenal transfer rumours in recent days have involved the Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, with it becoming increasingly likely that the likes of Liverpool, Man United and Juventus are falling behind in the race to sign the Chile international.

In fact, today, most of the media in England, Spain and Italy are reporting the transfer as almost a done deal, including a Talksport report from Liverpool based journalist James Pearce, who says that the Anfield club have thrown in the towel and accepted defeat in their pursuit of the talented 25-year old.

Arsenal closing in on Veltman as Vermaelen replacement?

It looks like the Arsenal captain is not going to change his mind about leaving the club. And recent transfer rumours suggest that Thomas Vermaelen has already agreed the personal terms of his potential transfer to Manchester United, where the new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is apparently planning to use the Belgium international as a modern sort of sweeper in a three man defensive line.

The Mirror is reporting that the Old Trafford club have increased their original offer and are close to sealing the deal on the £10 million move. But the defender is still at the World Cup and Arsenal have not signed a replacement for him yet.

Di Maria hints Real Madrid WILL sell him! To Arsenal?

The transfer rumour mill is picking up speed, with Arsenal featuring heavily as usual. With just two weeks to go before the World Cup finals kick off in Brazil, two days after the summer transfer window officially opens, there will be feverish activity going on behind the scenes of most clubs, no matter what Arsene Wenger says to the contrary.

Don’t be surprised if there is a fair bit of business done before the tournament starts, and it seems that one of the players on the move could be Angle Di Maria. It was reported a few days ago that Arsenal were one of three Premier League teams, along with Manchester United and City, that had placed a concrete bid for the Argentina international, but I dismissed it at the time as a load of old tosh.

Market value figures show Arsenal on the up with bright future

The financial figures released today should not be confused with the figures that show how much a club like Arsenal are earning, or how profitable they are. And even though they are supposed to reflect the value of a club, it is more to do with the strength of the brand, calculated by various factors including heritage, squad value, UEFA ranking and stadium attendance figures, as reported by the Daily Mail.

And the Gunners are looking good. Just as in the Premier League, we have finished in the same position as last season, but have made significant strides, with our market value supposedly jumping from US$410 million to US$505 million. That means we overtook Chelsea, although we stayed in sixth because Man City have risen.

Why Arsenal should consider £15m Fellaini transfer

Don’t laugh Arsenal fans! I am serious. I know that Marouane Fellaini provided us with plenty of bullets to fire at miserable Manchester United and their fans this season, and that the Belgium international endured a torrid time at Old Trafford, but that is why he is available on the cheap, according to a report in The Express.

Have Arsenal already activated Fabregas’ buy back clause?

There are growing signs that Cesc Fabregas could soon be playing for Arsenal Football Club again, despite the fact that Louis van Gaal is rumoured to have put the Spanish international near the top of his transfer wish list at Man United.

The Dutchman was apparently planning an offer of £40 million for the former Arsenal captain, but that does not really matter, as Arsene Wenger made sure to include a first option to buy Fabregas back if Barcelona ever decided to sell. So just like last summer, when David Moyes was trying to sign him, the Gunners would have first refusal and a cheaper price.

Did Rio reveal his future is at Arsenal?

In all the excitement of Arsenal making an amazing comeback in the FA cup final yesterday, finally bringing the long wait for a trophy to an end, you may have missed this interesting little side show. As the players were celebrating, the BT sport presenters were discussing the game and other things and there was a surprise for Arsenal fans.

At first I thought I had misheard, but someone asked Rio Ferdinand about a possible move to Arsenal this summer, and the Man United defender did nothing to dispel the rumour. In fact, he pretty much admitted it was a strong possibility that he would be considering over the next few weeks, after enjoying a family holiday.

Arsenal star spurred on by Scholes slating! But was it fair?

The 25th of March was bad day for Arsenal Football Club and the fans. Coming off the disastrous pasting by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in what was supposed to be a landmark day on Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game, the game on that Tuesday, when a late own goal by Mathieu Flamini gave Swansea a draw and hammered the final nail into the Gunners’ title hopes. And then Paul Scholes went on the attack.

Wenger – Arsenal should be proud of a Top Four place this season

Arsene Wenger is aiming to beat Norwich in the last game of the season so that Arsenal will finish on 79 points, and within a maximum 7 points of the Champions, whoever wins it.

This year has been ultra-competitive and he feels that Liverpool and Man City deserve it because of the amount of goals they scored – but Arsenal were still in contention for most of the campaign.

Wenger said on Arsenal.com: “If you look at the teams who are out of the top four you realise how difficult it is to be in there,”