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Arsenal need extra time but SHOULD seal deal for Welbeck

Well Arsenal fans, how much did we enjoy that transfer deadline day? About as much as the first visit to meet your girlfriends parents or maybe the last time you went to A and E and had to sit all night to see a stressed out nurse to have splinters of glass picked out of your buttocks maybe.

And it is still not over as the deal, the only one we have, for Danny Welbeck from Man United has been held up and Arsenal have asked and been given an extension to get the transfer done and dusted. I am not staying up any longer, no way, but as long as Welbeck is a Gunner by tomorrow it will not have been a complete disaster in my opinion.

WOW! Welbeck stats suggest Arsenal get Giroud upgrade!

I can understand why Arsenal fans are less than thrilled about us signing Danny Welbeck. After the hope of getting Falcao and due to the last minute nature of the transfer, it feels like Arsene Wenger is settling for second best, but I have just been looking at Welbeck’s stats for last season and you will not believe what I found.

Remember that he only played 25 Premier League games for Man United last season, with quite a few of them as sub and that he was not in the centre forward position which he is likely to take for Arsenal. According to the comparison matrix on Squawka.com and going by a score per 90 minutes, Welbeck beats the Frenchman in most of the key areas.

Has Falcao failure forced Arsenal to give up on transfer window?

Arsenal were supposed to be `very active` on transfer deadline day today, but the silence from the Emirates is deafening and us fans are starting to worry that the deadline will come without Arsene Wenger adding a single extra player to the Arsenal squad.

In fact, Wenger seems to have knocked off for the day according to a Talksport report that claims the Frenchman has flown to Italy to be the referee in a charity football match. Really I am not making this up, although I hope that somebody is.

Have Arsenal said no thanks to Falcao AND Premier League title?

So Arsene Wenger does not think that Arsenal need the striking services of Radamerl Falcao then, it seems. The Frenchman must have seen something in the 17 goal free Premier League appearances of Yaya Sanogo that the rest of us are missing.

Because the news all over the media at the moment, including Metro, is that the Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao will be signing for our Premier League rivals Man United today. We don’t know whether it is a permanent move or the season long loan deal that has been talked about it and frankly I could not care less. I am just thoroughly cheesed off.

Arsenal to sell Vermaelen to Barca but Agger NOT the answer!!

For a large part of the summer, it has looked like Arsenal fans would have to cope with another of the club’s captains would be joining the last one, Robin van Persie, at Premier League rivals Manchester United. Even if Arsene Wenger was to get tough and make Thomas Vermaelen see out his Arsenal contract, it would only have been putting off the inevitable.

So hearing that La Liga giants Barcelona have reignited their interest in the Belgian defender, who they have been tracking for a few years apparently, is great news for the Gunners. And the Spanish club’s interest is about to become concrete, according to Sky Sports, with an offer of around £10 million, which I fully expe4ct Wenger to accept.

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.