There have been some interesting developments this week after Andrei Arshavin was reported as
saying: "Even playing just one season for Barcelona would make a pinnacle of my whole career. Barca
are the best team in the world and I enjoy their style of play so much." Some people were quite
irate and thought that [.
The Barcelona genius Lionel Messi scored four goals to dump Arsenal out of the Champions League,
but he says he was struck by the respect the Arsenal players showed him after the game. He said:
"One of the Arsenal players came up to me afterwards and said it had been an honour to be on the
Arsene Wenger has been quoted quite a lot over the last few weeks saying that he will be buying
players to strengthen the Arsenal squad this summer, and he wants them to be in place before the
World Cup starts, but now it seems that he will be signing Marouane Chamakh for free immediately,
Arsene Wenger has admitted that he was disappointed to read the quotes about Barcelona from Andrei
Arshavin, even if he is unsure about them being twisted in translation. Arshavin was quoted as
saying: "Even playing just one season for Barcelona would make a pinnacle of my whole career,"
"Barca are the best team in the world and [.
The ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson believes that Arsene Wenger has a goalkeeping problem, and
should think about buying a top-class replacement for Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski. "I hope
beyond hope that Manuel or Lukasz manage to fit the bill. But time is running out because so much
pressure is building.
Arsene Wenger is still struggling with a lengthy injury list, but he can see some light at the end
of the tunnel. He even joked that Arsenal "could start the season again!" He was very happy that
Robin Van Persie came through the full 90 minutes against Man City without any ill effects, and
Another day, and another couple of goalkeepers to be added to the Arsenal transfer rumour list!
This time it is Roma's Brazilian keeper Doni, and the Daily Mail today says that Roma think he is
too good to sit on the bench (!), so they are trying to sell him for Â£5m to either Arsenal,
Arsene Wenger has revealed today that he has already picked which players he wants to buy, and he
is already in talks to secure their signatures as early as possible. He doesn't believe that it is
worth waiting until after the World Cup, as prices can be "artificial". "I have definite transfer
targets and I have been [.
There are a few more Arsenal transfer rumours around this morning, and we have even found yet
another goalkeeper to add to the ever-lengthening list. Kaspar Schmeichel is to be released from
his contract at the cash-challenged Notts County at the end of the season, and therefore the son of
Man Utd legend Peter Scmeichel [.
The annual Emirates Cup at the home of Arsenal Football Club looks set to be another big
moneyspinner for the Gunners, with Scottish giants Celtic lined up as one of their opponents, as
well as the seven-times European champions AC Milan. The fourth team will be the French giants
Lyon, who reached the semi-finals of [.
There is another good selection of Arsenal transfer rumours coming in today. The transfer window
hasn't even opened and Arsene Wenger has already been linked with about 20 possible transfer
targets, and at least five goalkeepers! We have two goalkeepers on today's list, with Sebastian
Frey again being linked, but this time La Gazzetta dello Sport [.
The little Russian genius Andrei Arshavin has yet again announced how much he would like to play
for the European Champions Barcelona, even if it was just for one year.. "Even playing just one
season for Barcelona would make a pinnacle of my whole career," the Arsenal midfielder said. "Barca
are the best team in the world [.
There are still a few crazy Arsenal transfer rumours about, and some of them even quote Arsene
Wenger as saying he is definitely going to be spending this summer, although that looks like it was
a Norwgian translation of a Dutch magazine's interview with Wenger! But here is the craziest one of
The Arsenal reserve goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has been given his chance in the Gunners first team
due to another "mystery wrist injury" sustained by Manuel Almunia, and is determined to use this
time to show the Arsenal fans that he is capable of becoming the first choice keeper at the
Emirates. He is proud of the [.
The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has spoken out for the first time about his car accident
before Christmas, when he wrote off his Aston Martin on the way to a training session. He was so
glad that he survived he immediately went out and spent Â£160,000 on a replacement model. "It's
parked outside,' he said in [.
There seems to be an air of desperation in the Sundays papers today when it comes to any Arsenal
transfer news, especially after Arsene Wenger's outburst the other evening when he was quizzed by
journalists about his transfer plans. He said: "We are at the moment not on the transfer market,".
"What is important is that we [.
The 0-0 draw between Arsenal and Man City was the first bore-draw of the season involving Arsenal,
who are normally a hi-octane attacking side, and Arsene Wenger admitted that it was most unusual.
He said: "It was an afternoon I am not used to because we created very few chances and Man City
didn't create anything.
Robin Van Persie was made captain for his first start for the Gunners in five months, but he didn't
get many chances to score in a very scrappy game. It was recorded that there was six shots on
target but it didn't look like there were even that many! The best highlight would be the standing
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already admitted that he needs to strengthen his defence this
summer, but is worried that the new Premier League rules for next season means he needs to CUT
players from his squad before adding more. Arsenal currently have 30 registered first team players,
with Senderos, Gallas, Silvestre and Campbell all [.
The Man City defender Kolo Toure today admitted that his personal relationship with his defensive
partner William Gallas was the reason that he had to leave Arsenal last summer. He revealed that
the things were so bad that one of them had to leave for the good of the team. "I was at Arsenal
for seven years [.
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been rueing his season which has been dogged by continual
injury problems, and he says that he tried to hard to be back to his best after such a long time
out of the game. He thinks that he is the type of player who is expected to have an [...]
There has been much talk about how the Arsenal fans will react to the visit of their old striker
Emmanuel Adebayor this weekend, especially since his manic display in the first fixture at the
Eastlands. But Arsene Wenger is hoping that it will not get out of hand again, and he insists he
bears no grudges [.
Manchester City travel to the Emirates in an attempt to win their first away game at Arsenal for 35
years, and are expected to have four ex-Gunners in the squad. Vieira, Toure and Sylvinho will be
welcomed back but Emmanuel Adebayor is likely to get a roasting from the Arsenal fans after his
antics in [.
There is a glut of Arsenal rumours in the papers this morning, although a couple of them seem a
little outlandish to me. To start with, The Times has added Arsenal to the growing list of
admirers, along with Chelsea, Man Utd and Man City, linked with the young Everton midfielder Jack
Rodwell. Rodwell has long been [.
The Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin was outspoken last summer in saying that Arsene Wenger
needed to buy two or three top players if they were really going to challenge Chelsea and Man Utd
for the Premiership title. It seems that he has been vindicated by the results this season, which
has seen his team beaten twice [.
Many of this weeks Arsenal transfer rumours have concerned goalkeepers, after the fans have become
unhappy with the performances of Manuel Almunia and his understudy Lukasz Fabianski, but a report
in this morning's Guardian seems to indicate that Wenger expects Fabianski to step up and make a
name for himself shortly.
Emmanuel Adebayor was severely heckled by the small band of travelling Arsenal fans when they
visited Man City earlier in the season, and their old striker became so wound up that he ended up
getting a two match ban for his troubles. But now he is back at the Emirates, he can expect an even
There is an interesting mish-mash of Arsenal transfer news this morning, and considering that
Wenger has already stated that he will be concentrating on strengthening the Arsenal defence this
summer, he is being linked with a couple of out-and-out strikers! Mario Balotelli is known as a bit
of a hothead at Inter Milan, and he has [.
The Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin is happy with the way he is recovering, and expects his team
to win all three remaining matches. He also thinks that Arsenal will be able to challenge better
for trophies next season if they can stay injury free. He said: "We have got a lot of goals at the
Today's roundup of the Arsenal transfer news doesn't throw up many new names in the frame, but at
least Gael Clichy has quickly moved to quash any discussion of him moving to La Liga in the near
future. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid have been reported as taking an interest in the French
defender, but he [.
The Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri is certain that if they had managed to have a fully fit squad
all season, they would definitely be top of the Premiership, and probably still competing for the
Champions League trophy as well. "It is annoying. The work we do is not getting the credit it
deserves because we are [.
The Arsenal legend Frank McLintock still has a box at the Emirates and goes to every home game, so
he is still deeply committed to the club, but he has voiced reservations about Wenger's honesty
with the fans. He is not sure whether Wenger really does feel that he could win tropies with his
youngsters, or [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not too unhappy with the way this season has ended, and feels
that his team are gradually improving every year. "I feel we have made huge steps forward this year
compared to last year and the year before that." Wenger said. "We are not far away. We were
fighting for [.
Todays Arsenal transfer news seems to be concentrated on the defensive part of the field, and as
Arsene Wenger has already admitted that he needs to shore up the Gunners leaky back line it is not
that surprising. The big surprise is that there is talk about two defenders leaving. It seems that
Gael Clichy is [.
Now I refuse to have any knowledge of whether this is true or not, but it is being reported today
that the Barcelona president Joan Laporta had travelled to Morocco last week, where Cesc Fabregas
just happens to be convalescing, and they met in secret. iated with gossip. Normally I would take
everything that the Spanish paper, [.
The Arsenal legend Ray Parlour was gutted that his old team threw away their chance of the
Premiership title in a crazy ten minutes at the end of yesterday's game against Wigan, and thinks
that Wenger simply has to spend some money this summer...starting with a new goalkeeper. "It was a
bad mistake from Fabianski," Parlour [.
After Arsene Wenger refused to back Manuel Almunia as Arsenal's permanent No1 on Friday, and
Fabianski's unconvincing display against Wigan, it is no surprise that Arsenal are being
continually linked with talented goalkeepers. The Man City keeper Joe Hart has now emerged as the
most likely arrival, if you go by the amount of articles [.
Okay perhaps Arsene Wenger didn't actually say those words, but his demeanor and attitude spoke a
thousand words. Arsenal had the chance to put themselves right back in the title race with three
points, but instead he saw his team throw away three points in the last ten minutes of the game
Wigan staged an unbelievable comeback against Arsenal this afternoon after being 2-0 down with just
ten minutes to go, but somehow the Gunners contrived to rule themselves out of the nip-and-tuck
title race. There were shades of an Arsenal Carling Cup side in the line-up, with young Craig
Eastmond replacing Alex Song in midfield.
Arsene Wenger last night gave his biggest indication that he will be willing to spend some big
money in the transfer market this summer, after many years of selling his top players. Arsenal have
had to rely on the youngsters coming through the youth system for the last few years to replace the
outgoing stars, but [.
Arsene Wenger has categorically stated that he has a war chest to strengthen the Arsenal team this
summer, and judging by all the transfer news in the papers lately, it would seem that a new
goalkeeper is at the top of his list. Having already been linked with Neuer, Akinfeev and Lloris, a
report in todays [.
Arsene Wenger is sick and tired of the rumours suggesting that his captain Cesc Fabregas would jump
at the chance to move to Spain with Barcelona, and believes that there is no competition in La Liga
other than Real Madrid and Barcelona. "I watched Real Madrid against Almeria on Thursday and turned
off after 30 [.
The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger saw his team practically rule themselves out of the race for the
Premiership title on Wednesday by losing at White Hart Lane, but believes that, other than in
defence, Arsenal don't need to buy more players. He was asked straight out yesterday if he thought
that he would have to spend [.
The Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin has not had the best of seasons at the Emirates, and there
have been many rumours that he could be moving on this summer. He hasn't seemed to have settled
into the British way of life and seems to have something new to complain about every couple of
weeks. This week [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been begged by Arsenal fans to find a top-class replacement
for the 32 year-old Manuel Almunia, and today he gave his first hint that he may be looking for a
replacement in the near future, but refuses to discuss his transfer plans until the end of the
season. "I don't [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is convinced that his young Arsenal side are in the ascendency in
the Premier League, while Chelsea, who are hot favourites to win their first ever League and FA Cup
Double, are bound to drop some places due to the age of their team. "We are the most on the up,"
Arsene Wenger has one year left on his contract at the Emirates, and he is determined to prove that
his policy of bringing talented youngsters through to the first team will pay off in the end. He
realises that the club hasn't won any trophies for the last five years, but he is convinced that he
The season isn't even over yet, and the Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is the subject of transfer
speculation (to Barcelona of course) already. Fabregas has spent all season denying he is going
anywhere, but according to the press, that has all changed due to some choice words from the
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood.
Arsene Wenger admitted that "something had to change" after Arsenal's 4-1 defeat in Barcelona, but
who are the players that you think should be replaced this summer. One absolutely certain to top
the list is Mikael Silvestre. As soon as Thomas Vermaelen went off injured against Tottenham to be
replaced by Silvestre, it became nigh on [.
The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie made his comeback last night against Tottenham, and he
believes that the team had done enough to take the three points, except for some "crazy"
goalkeeping by the Spurs Number One Heurelho Gomes. Van Persie was only on the pitch for 22
minutes, but he thinks he would have scored [.
The intrigue on the Arsenal board continues to occupy the news, as the Russian billionaire Alisher
Usmanov has spent Â£10,500 each on yet another 37 shares. This has come on top of the news from
America that "Silent Stan" Kroenke has revealed that he is going to buy out full control of the St
Arsenal got going too late this time against arch-rivals Tottenham last night, and it looks like
the Gunners have blown their last chance of catching Chelsea in the Premiership race. After this
2-1 defeat (I should have called it the "extended lowlights" really), Arsenal now find themselves
six points behind the leaders with just four games [.
Arsene Wenger saw his team lose to Tottenham for the first time in 21 league games, and as good as
gave up his belief that Arsenal could still win the title. The French manager starting the season
by saying he didn't need to buy any experienced players as his young team had grown into a strong
There seems to be a steady build up of Arsenal rumours in the press lately, ever since Arsene
Wenger made his "something's got to change" speech in the aftermath of the Barcelona defeat last
week, and today is no different. Today we have two Arsenal players linked with moves away, and two
possibles coming in.
Arsene Wenger still hasn't made up his mind on whether to give the 35 year-old defender Sol
Campbell another contract for next season yet, but only has admiration for the way he has handled
himself since coming back to train with the Arsenal team. "He has changed a lot, and he has matured
a lot." Wenger [.
The news that Robin Van Persie will be back in the Arsenal squad for tonight's game crucial game at
White Hart Lane is a brilliant boost for Arsene Wenger and the fans, but it has been tempered by
the news that Alex Song is still on the treatment table with an inflamed cartilage in his [...]
I found this brilliant video where the Chelsea players are all talking about how nobody likes
Ashley Cole. It's Hilarious! LOL.... ***Gorgeous girls in Arsenal shirts!*** ***My girlfriend's
boobs nearly killed me!*** Possibly Related Posts: Eduardo reveals his dream destination back to
Brazil! Owen Coyle Jack Wilshere should go to World Cup this summer Wenger to consider Real Madrid
The Bolton manager Owen Coyle worked hard to persuade Arsene Wenger to let Jack Wilshere join him
on loan from Arsenal, and is more than happy with the 18 year-old's contribution in the second half
of the season. Wilshere will be in the Bolton team that faces Chelsea this evening, and Coyle is
hoping that Capello [.
The Arsenal striker Eduardo has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer, with
French giants Lyon being reported as very interested in his services, but the Brazilian-born
Croatian international has revealed that his "dream" move would be a return to Brazil to play at
Vasco De Gama.
The Arsenal boardroom is in chaos this afternoon as it has been announced that Lady Nina
Bracewell-Smith has appointed lawyers to sell her 16% holding of shares in Arsenal Football Club.
The timing is set to coincide with the May 1st deadline, which will reduce the price of the Arsenal
shares and save Kroenke Â£80m [.
The Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia believes that the big North London derby against Spurs on
Wednesday will be a tougher place to play than Barcelona at the Nou Camp, and he puts his reason
down to the passion of the English fans, "It is not the same the pressure," Almunia said. "At
Tottenham it is going [.
The Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was not at all pleased with the state of the Wembley pitch
yesterday, and as his players had to endure two hours of football on it, he is extremely worried
about the fitness of his players ahead of the crucial fixture against Arsenal in midweek. "The
pitch is a disgrace," Redknapp [.
With no game until Wednesday, the papers are trying their arm with a few titbits of Arsenal
transfer news. There seems to be a lot of rumours concerning goalkeepers lately, there was Manuel
Neuer and Fernando Muslera last week and Sebastian Frey yesterday. Is Arsene Wenger really going to
finally buy a classy keeper?
According to a comprehensive report this morning, Man City have made the Arsenal captain Cesc
Fabregas their number one transfer target this summer, closely followed by Fernando Torres and
Zlatan Ibrahamovich. If they gain the fourth Champions League place, they are intending to buy
three or four world class players in the close season, to make [.
The Arsenal defender is expecting to get his usual ear'ole bashing from the Tottenham fans today at
White Hart Lane, but insists that it won't bother him one bit. Campbell said: "If the Âmanager
wants me to play, that is not a problem for me. "Whenever he needs me, whenever he picks me, I'm
there. I ain't [.
It is being reported this morning that Arsenal are considering an Â£8m bid for the Fiorentina
goalkeeper Sebastian Frey. The Frenchman has been playing in Serie A since he left Cannes in 1998,
and despite his fantastic reputation has only made two appearances for his country. After failing
to make the grade at Inter Milan as [.
You can tell that Arsenal haven't got a game this weekend because the only Arsenal "news" around is
concentrated on the dodgy unsubstantiated transfer rumours. I decided to put Messi in at the end as
I thought he had said that he would love to play at Arsenal, but what he asctually said was that he
Arsenal and Tottenham have been enemies since long before Hitler tried to take over Europe by
force, but how many of you knew that he was a Tottenham supporter! Watch this video, it had me in
stitches! (It may take a minute to load, but its worth it! Click in the middle of the
screen)............ var [.
The Arsenal defender Gael Clichy thinks that the extended English season, withour a two-week break
like other leagues over Christmas, means that Premier League clubs are more likely to be suffering
from injuries in the second half of the season. He believes that this fact is giving an advantage
to the other leagues in the [.
Arsenal were soundly beaten by Barcelona last night, but their manager Arsene Wenger thinks that
his young side didn't disgrace themselves at the Nou Camp. He thinks that the little genius Lionel
Messi was the big difference between the two sides. "First I want to congratulate Barcelona and
wish them good luck.
The Arsenal goalkeeper, Manuel Almunia, had a torrid night at the Nou Camp, but believes that the
team will resume normal service when they face Tottenham next Wednesday. They have a full week to
recover (and hopefully get some players back from injury) and regain their composure to continue
their assault on the Premier League [.
The Arsenal midfielder Fran Merida was watching from the substitutes bench as Arsene Wenger's team
were mauled by Barcelona in the Nou Camp, and he was extremely impressed (just like everyone else)
by the performance of Lionel Messi. "For me he is the best player ever," Merida said. "I didn't get
to see Maradona or Pele.
This is for all those poor people who couldn't watch the match due work commitments or to being in
an unhospitable time zone. You missed an unforgettable match and a rare opportunity to see the best
football player in the world, Lionel Messi, giving an unparralleled performance. Like most people I
posted a five minute [.
As the end of the season approaches and Arsenal's defensive weaknesses have been exposed by
Barcelona, it is no surprise that the papers are speculating who Wenger might bring in to
strengthen the back line this summer. The French manager indicated this week that "something needs
to change", and with Silvestre, Campbell and Gallas all [.
The Arsenal physio Colin Lewin has been talking about the crazy situation where Arsenal have
suffered seven fractures in one season, and he thinks that although the number of "traumatic"
injuries has increased, the number of ordinary injuries is pretty much the same as most years.
"There are lots of different reasons really.
With all the trauma of the last few weeks, Arsenal have finally got some excellent news regarding
the injury crisis. With defenders at a premium right now, Arsene Wenger will be ecstatic that Johan
Djourou and Kieran Gibbs will be able to join the team for training immediately, and Robin Van
Persie will be right [.
The Arsenal physio, Colin Lewin, has done an extensive interview with the official Arsenal website,
and he is convinced that the Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas, will be okay to play for Spain in
South Africa this summer. Lewin said: "Cesc is doing well. He is likely to be out for the rest of
the season with [.
The Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner has been used to taking the flak from Arsenal fans (including
me!), but he has retained his confidence and carried on trying to prove them wrong. Well it seems,
with his last gasp winners against Hull and Wolves, coupled with his first ever hat-trick for the
Gunners against Porto, that the [.
The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner came on as sub at White Hart Lane two years ago, and scored
his first winner in a North London derby, but believes that the Lilleywhites have improved since
then. "That was fantastic," he said. "I loved every moment of that and the atmosphere is always
amazing when you play derbies.