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Why Arsenal SHOULD worry about FIFA’s Barcelona let-off

Many Arsenal fans have long held the belief that some clubs are `more equal than others´ in the words of George Orwell. Whereas the Gunners and other English clubs often seem to get the rough end of certain decisions in the Champions League and Europa League competitions, some seem to always seem to get the rub of the green from UEFA officials.

Spain´s La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid definitely seem to be favoured by the European football authorities and now it looks like the world governing body FIFA is getting in on the act. As reported by Sky Sports, Barcelona have just had a boost to their transfer plans with the lifting of the ban on them signing players this summer. Surprised? Neither was I.

Wenger admits Arsenal need a defender…..but can’t find one!

Wenger can’t find a defender! by JN

Arsene Wenger has openly admitted that it is a very big risk for Arsenal to finish the season without another central defender, but says that they are very difficult to find in the January transfer window.

He told the official Arsenal website: “It’s a market that is very restricted, that players who can strengthen the best 10 teams in Europe, you don’t find many and it’s the same for everybody,”

“We are a big attraction, of course we are, but if it was easy we would do it straight away.

Could Vermaelen be set for a shock return to Arsenal?

Arsenal’s decision to sell Thomas Vermaelen and Bacary Sagna during the summer transfer window led many fans to believe that Arsene Wenger would be focusing on defensive reinforcements to cure a long-term problem. Although Calum Chambers has shown maturity beyond his tender years following his arrival from Southampton, old problems have reared their ugly head yet again at the Emirates.

TWO bits of GOOD injury news for Arsenal fans to enjoy!

It is rare enough for Arsenal fans to get any good news on the injury front, with recurring problems to the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil having ruined the end of last season and the start of this one. So to get two pieces of good news in the same week is almost unheard of for the Gunners.

The first and perhaps most important piece of news is the report in the Daily Star that reveals that news of the latest serious injury setback to the unluckiest man in football, our French midfielder Abou Diaby, has been flatly denied by an Arsenal source.

It’s time for Wenger to leave Arsenal

Arsene has to change or go, time’s up. by KM

After another terrible Arsenal performance at Dortmund, how long before Wenger is taken to account for his mistakes? Are the AKB’s still happy with him ? Arsenal were miles behind the Germans. You could just see what a young manager with some tactical plans does to him.

Wenger is soft and weak. He is happy with being humiliated every season. Mikhitaryan could’ve scored 3 himself, and if he opted to assist, he would’ve gotten 3 assists and it would’ve been 5:0. Worst of all, it would’ve been a deserved result.

Confirmed – Arsenal wish Thomas Vermaelen well for the future

So yet another Arsenal captain bites the dust, as Thomas Vermaelen has passed a medical at the Spanish giants Barcelona. We can only consider it good business for the Gunners for gaining 15m GBP for a 28 year-old with just 12months left on his contract.

Surprisingly Barca have given the Belgian international a five-year contract, but whether he actually plays or not will depend totally on how many injuries Barca sustain during the seasons he is there.

Vermaelen himself admitted it will be a challenge to get into the team, but he thinks he can only improve training with Messi and Co….

Arsenal need to be careful in handling Calum Chambers

Wenger needs to be prudent in the way he utilizes Calum Chambers by SE

There is an invigorating sense of calmness and assertion surrounding the Emirates, at the onset of Arsenal’s new season, and they have every reason to be buoyant about challenging for the Premier League title, and with a bit of luck, going on to become the champions of England too. Owing to Wenger’s astute transfer policy, key positions have been bolstered, and it’s that intent, to build a side that will challenge for the Premier League title, which makes it all the more interesting to be a Gunner.

Nastasic for sale! Should Arsenal go for loan or permanent move?

Hopefully, for Arsenal fans, Bacary Sagna will be the last player that we see leave us and join one of our Premier League rivals, or at least the last player that leaves against the club’s wishes anyway. There is still a chance, of course, that Thomas Vermaelen could be heading to Man United, but let’s hope not.

What might make the Sagna transfer easier to swallow, as well as the fact that the player signed to replace him, Mathieu Debuchy, has already taken Sagna’s place in the France national team, is if we could get a player going in the other direction for a change and it could happen.

Confirmed! Arsenal sign Vermaelen replacement

It now seems certain that Thomas Vermaelen will be leaving Arsenal, most likely for Manchester United, as it has been confirmed this morning that Arsenal have bought the young Southampton defender Calum Chambers.

The 19 year-old has only made 23 appearances for the Saints but has been tipped to be a regular starter in the England national side in the future, but will have to wait in line behind Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker to get a chance to impress in the Arsenal kit. Although the youngster is normally considered to be a right-back as well as a central defender, he is also able to play as a holding midfielder, according to Southampton’s official website, which may be where Arsene Wenger is thinking of deploying him in the future once he has matured.

Which Man United player should Arsenal swap for Vermaelen?

Which United player should Arsenal ask for in return for Thomas Vermaelen? AT

It is being reported by Jeremy Wilson of the Daily Telegraph that Wenger is only interested in selling Vermaelen to Man Utd providing that Arsenal receive a United player in return. But which United player would we ask for in any potential deal?

Man Utd have had a very poor season by their standards and a lot of their players have been found out without the protection of Sir Alex Ferguson. Players like Nani and Valencia have fallen from grace and players like Cleverley have confirmed their status as mediocre players.

Arsenal captain reveals he might stay with the Gunners!

There is little doubt that Arsenal will have a new club captain for the coming season, with current vice0captain Mikel Arteta and Germany international defender Per Mertesacker the stand out candidates. Not only does the current captain not feature on the pitch all that often, but his desire to move to another club is hardly a great example to the other players in the team and the young players coming through the academy system.

Is Djourou ready to step up with Vermaelen expecting Arsenal talks?

There have been numerous Arsenal rumours saying that Thomas Vermaelen will be signing for Manchester United imminently, despite a terse denial from the Belgian international while he was in Brazil.

But now Belgium are out of the competition it seems that Vermaelen has been talking to the Belgian press, and has admitted that he does not know where his future lies next season. He was quoted as saying: “I really do not know where I will play, Arsenal or elsewhere next season. All my attention went to the World Cup. I will see when I go talk to Arsenal.”