Today is full of excitement, as is every Deadline Day, but what are you as fellow fans hoping to see from today?
We are into the final 24 hours of the Premier League transfer window, and for the first time Arsenal will have to have all their wheelings and dealings done before they get to kick off the campaign.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is believed to be close to signing a new deal with Arsenal FC this week, following weeks of doubt about the star’s future at the Emirates.
There is still huge speculation surrounding Arsenal’s midfield players, with much of it surrounding the future of Aaron Ramsey.
The Welshman is supposedly high on Chelsea and Barcelona’s wishlist, with only a year remaining on his current contract, and depending which sources you believe, he is either wanting to leave the club for a new challenge, or close to agreeing terms on a new contract.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated his confidence in sealing a deal to keep Aaron Ramsey beyond his current contract.
The Welsh international is inside the final 18 months of his playing deal, and is believed to be in line for a wage hike, with the midfielder having become an integral part of our side in recent seasons.
It was a fantastic first half hour of football for the watching Arsenal fans as the visiting CSKA Moscow surprised everyone by coming out fighting right from the kick off. Arsene Wenger admitted that this was not what he was expecting. “I think CSKA Moscow is a good team with a very good technical level, who are very quick going forward. Every time they won the ball, they gave us many problems in the first half. That’s all I can say. They have a very good technical level and are very mobile, very intelligent with their use of the ball as well. They played in a very offensive style. We are not used to seeing that at the Emirates in the Premier League. Teams come here, play in their half and wait for us. They had a go at us and it was uncomfortable.”
You may call me cynical (most people do!) but I have found through experience that the most ridiculous Arsenal transfer rumours appear when there is very little else to write about, like during the summer close season or especially during the no-mans-land of the international break, when there isn’t even a transfer window to use as an excuse.
Arsenal coasted to a 3-1 win over AC Milan on Thursday night using a 4-3-3 formation to ensure qualification to the last eight of the competition, but will Wenger look to continue with that system?