We have all heard plenty about the Arsenal wage structure and it has sometimes been a real bone of contention for the fans who just want to see the best players come to play for us. But even now that Wenger has a lot more money to spend, he is not going to start paying the sort of money that Rooney gets at Man United or Toure at Man City.
Arsenal are still the fourth biggest spender on wages in the Premier League, though, even though we are way down the list on transfer fees, and that is also to with the structure. There are bands at Arsenal, with the likes of Ramsey, Wilshere and Cazorla on a similar amount near the top of the scale. .......Read the full article here
I don’t know if it will, but the transfer of Loic Remy to Arsenal could be back on. It seems as though Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for the talented French striker forever, with some Arsenal transfer rumours claiming this summer that the Prof had finally got his man.
But apparently Wenger backed off the move because of Remy’s wage demands of around £80,000. I certainly wasn’t his transfer fee because a release clause in his contract with QPR made the 27-year old available for just £8.5 million. I think that Arsenal were hoping to persuade the France international to accept a bit less for the chance to play in the Champions League, but once Liverpool joined the chase, those hopes were gone and the media thought it was a done deal. .......Read the full article here
CALUM CHAMBERS? WHY NOT SERGE AURIER? by Uche
This seems to be the question on the lips of many arsenal fans as news broke yesterday from very reliable sources (BBC) that Calum chambers has agreed to sign with Arsenal and has even undergone a medical. Many people were left surprised if not underwhelmed by the news. But I am not quite surprised by this signing although I wasn’t expecting Chambers in particular. .......Read the full article here
There is no doubt that Arsenal and Thierry Henry went together like peaches and cream, Rolls and Royce, Lennon and McCartney or any other two things that work well and bring out the best in each other. Even if somebody ends up eclipsing the scoring record of the amazing Frenchman one day, he will always be an Arsenal legend and will always be associated with the club, as anyone who sees the statue outside the Emirates will know. .......Read the full article here
Well Arsenal fans, how are enjoying the summer so far? It is certainly a lot better than last year, when Arsene Wenger seemed to have forgotten that there was a summer transfer window at all, until he was reminded in no uncertain terms by the home fans at the Emirates as we slumped to an opening day defeat against Aston Villa. .......Read the full article here
It has been on the cards all summer, and it still looks like Arsenal are set to say goodbye to yet another club captain. After seeing Cesc Fabregas join Barcelona and Robin van Persie head to Manchester United, losing our Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen may not leave quite such a hole in the Arsenal team, but it is still far from ideal. .......Read the full article here
I may be reading too much into this, after the names of the Arsenal squad who have gone on the mini pre-season tour of America was released on the official website of New York Red Bulls, the MLS team with the former Gunners star Thierry Henry that Arsenal will be facing on Saturday.
The 20-man squad is as follows:
Keepers: Martinez, Szczesny
Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs, Isaac Hayden, Carl Jenkinson, Ignasi Miquel, Nacho Monreal
Midfielders: Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Abou Diaby, Mathieu Flamini, Kristoffer Olsson, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Jon Toral, Jack Wilshere, Gedion Zelalem .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has to follow up the FA Cup victory with more silverware this season by SE
A lot has gone on, after that crushing defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day last season, for Wenger and the Arsenal faithful. From receiving criticism for his inactivity in the transfer market last English summer to nearly winning the Premier League, and finally ending the 9-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup, Arsene Wenger ended the tempestuous 2013/14 campaign on a high. .......Read the full article here
It really does seem like Arsene Wenger has got something against the traditional role of defensive midfielder, after the Arsenal boss apparently decided against signing a player in that mould yet again, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The paper claims that, despite being linked with the likes of Sami Khedira, Morgan Schneiderlin and Lars Bender in lots of Arsenal transfer rumours this summer, Wenger has instead decided that our current squad can cope. The Frenchman is apparently planning to do with Jack Wilshere the same thing he did with Mikel Arteta. The Spaniard has had to be more disciplined and curb his more attacking instincts in his deeper lying role, and it has been a sucess, sometimes. .......Read the full article here
I am sure that most, if not all, Arsenal fans and the manager as well, would prefer the Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema to either of the players mentioned in the title, and there are rumours that Arsenal may be back in with a chance, but for the purposes of argument, I am going to assume that Benzema is not coming to north London. .......Read the full article here
It appears as though the media do not believe Arsene Wenger, how strange! After the Frenchman made it plain as day that Arsenal were not in the transfer market for any more strikers, there seem to have been more Arsenal transfer rumours concerning forwards than ever before.
Do they think the Prof is doing the old Poker bluff again? Who me, guv, after a striker? Nah mate, I would not have released the Greatest Striker In The World if that was the case. It would not be the first time the Gunners manager has tried to throw the hounds of the media off the scent, that is for sure. .......Read the full article here
I got a lot of stick from some Arsenal fans after writing an article last year about the Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi possibly coming to play for Arsenal. Now I am not saying that I was right, because I wrote the story as an April Fool’s Day piece, but amazingly, The Express are now reporting that arguably the best player to ever lace up a pair of football boots was actually contemplating becoming a Gunner. .......Read the full article here