Tag Archives: Wolfsburg

How Podolski could hold the key to Arsenal DM problem!?!

I know it sounds strange Arsenal fans. Lukas Podolski may be a slightly better player fro tracking back from the left forward position than Santi Cazorla, but that does not take much. The German could hardly be called a tigerish defender and I am not suggesting that Arsene Wenger plays him as the deepest sat central midfielder.

But the 29-year old could still hold the key to solving Arsenal’s age old defensive midfield dilemma. How? Well there are lots of Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the World Cup winning striker is set to leave the Emirates before thew summer transfer window closes and the club most likely to take him was the Italian champions Juventus.

Gustavo to be a Gunner as Madrid keep Khedira from Arsenal?

Assuming that Arsene Wenger was actually trying to make Sami Khedira an Arsenal player this summer, this weekend will not have been a good one for the Frenchman’s transfer plans. Real Madrid have dug their heels in and insisted that their German midfielder will not be going anywhere, leaving the Gunners in a bit of a pickle.

Wenger now has two options; do nothing and work with the squad he already has at Arsenal or get the scouting notebook out and make some phone calls this week. Let’s look at the two options, starting with the current players available to us.

Have Arsenal missed the boat on striker transfer?

Following on from the Arsenal transfer news that claimed the Italian hothead Mario Balotelli was lined up for a move to north London this summer, Arsene Wenger may be sweating a little on the deal and could be held to ransom a little bit by the striker’s Serie A club AC Milan.

The reason being that, according to the Daily Star, Mario Mandzukic is very close to agreeing a transfer from his current club Bayern Munich, to another Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg. The Croatian forward, who scored in his first World Cup game of the summer the other day, was reported to be Wenger’s second choice centre forward to sign for Arsenal.

Is £20m Mandzukic set to replace Giroud at Arsenal?

If the stories in this weekend’s papers are true and the Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been given an ultimatum to return to France with his wife in order to save his marriage, Arsene Wenger wiull have one more player to sign in the summer.

Assuming that Wenger wants to keeep the same general system of football that the Gunners operate with now, the Frenchman will need another player like Giroud who is big and strong enough to hold up the ball and bring the more tricky midfielders and wide players into the game.

Arsenal summer target issues come and get me plea!!

There were a lot of long and drawn out transfer rumours connected with Arsenal Football Club in the simmer and, until the amazing capture of Mesut Ozil on the last day, all of them seemed to go wrong for one reason or another. The one that wound most fans up was the Gonzalo Higuain saga, with the Madrid striker apparently certain to come to north London before joining Napoli.

For me, it was equally frustrating that the Bayern Munich and Brazil midfielder Luis Gustavo decided to join the Bundesliga club Wolfsburg instead of Arsenal. The defensive midfield position was one which most fans were desperate to strengthen, which Arsene Wenger eventually did with Mathieu Flamini, but Gustavo would have been a great signing.

Brazilian playmaker issues come-and-get-me plea to Arsenal

The Brazilian midfielder Diego is out of contract at the Bundesliga side Wolfsburg next summer, and he seems to believe that Arsenal are one of the Premiership sides that are willing to take him to England, and he wouldn’t turn us down (surprise, surprise!)

He was quoted in the Sun as saying: “I know there is interest from Premier League clubs. I have heard Arsenal is one of them.

“It would be the ideal destination for me because their style suits my characteristics perfectly. Of course I would say ‘yes’ to Arsenal.

Arsenal are the kid whose party Nobody goes to!!

Nobody Wants To Come To Our Party….by NW

OK, after the first weekend of the EPL season and, despite league positions being farcical in the first few games, Arsenal are in the bottom three!!! Is anyone genuinely surprised by what happened on Saturday? Did anyone really think we’d start off the season the way we ended last year, given the uncertainty that has prevailed over the summer?

Arsenal fans in shock after another transfer target lost – WTF?

Gustavo the last straw for Arsenal by Stefan

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news Arsenal fans, if you haven’t already heard, but it seems our summer of torment has taken another turn in the wrong direction. We were all happy that the club was finally moving on a player who can add something to the team that we need. That player was Luiz Gustavo.

It was supposed to be pretty much a done deal a few days ago but now Wolfsburg have signed him. How on Earth has Arsene Wenger let this happen? Does he even have any control over transfers? If he does, is he crazy?

Arteta injury and Wolfsburg denial mean Arsenal to sign Gustavo?

There was more bad news in the media for Arsenal fans this morning after every news site seemed to be reporting that our transfer target Luiz Gustavo from Bayern Munich was set to snub the Gunners and accept a transfer to another Bundesliga club Wolfsburg. However, as weknow from painful experience, until a transfer is officially announced, it is not a done deal.

Arsenal to lose another transfer target Gustavo?

We have all heard that Arsenal are still `working hard` to bring in some top talent during the summer transfer window, but I would politely suggest that they are not working hard enough and need to `get their finger out` or we will end up seeing every good player snapped up by other clubs.

I really thought that Arsenal would move for Marouane Fellaini from Everton before his release clause expired, but the beginning of the month came and went without any noise from the Emirates. That suggested to me that Wenger had other ideas, and the media reports were pointing towards Luis Gustavo from Bayern Munich.

Arsenal ARE tracking Brazilian midfielder but not Bernard

There is now less than a month to go before Arsenal take on Aston Villa in the first game of the new Premier League season, and the Gunners have still not spent a penny of the now infamous £70 million transfer war chest. To be fair to Arsene Wenger, though, it seems like all of the players he has made moves to sign are ridiculously hard to get hold of, for one reason or another.

All 3 centre backs vow to fight for Arsenal place

There has been all sorts of things said about the Arsenal defence this season, and all three of the central defenders have come in for their share of criticism. Strangely enough, they have all recently been linked with moves away from the Emirates this summer, but have all denied that they are looking for another club and declared their desire to stay at Arsenal.