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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
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,” .......Read the full article here
It seems that the blazing English sun has started to get to one or two football journalists. Either that or they just fancied making something up to make the Arsenal fans spit their morning cup of tea all over the newspaper.
The latest Arsenal transfger rumour, if you can call it that, as reported by The Mirror, is that Arsene Wenger is preparing to make a shock summer swoop for Rio Ferdinand, the former England and current Manchester United centre back. The 35-year old is set to leave Old Trafford unless he is offered an extension to his current contract which expires at the end of the season. .......Read the full article here
You get the feeling that Arsenal’s midfield dynamo Aaron Ramsey would like to have given Paul Scholes a similar sort of verbal attack to that which the former Man United and England man dished out to Arsenal recently. But the young Welshman seems to have a bit more class than Scholes and confined himself to pointing out why the attack was misguided.
It came when Scholes was working as a pundit alongside Gary Neville. United had suffered another drubbing, so Scholes was clearly in a bad mood, but even Neville was surprised by the ferocity of his attack on Arsenal, claiming we had no leaders, no bottle, were a million miles away from winning the league. He even had a special attack on Jack Wilshere’s lack of progression. .......Read the full article here