The best bit of Arsenal transfer news for ages is from today's Star, who are adamant that Arsene
Wenger has already arranged for Chelsea's Joe Cole to sign for the Gunners on a free transfer.
Wenger has said previously that Cole is a very interesting target, but has he really caved in and
agreed to [.
The Fulham and Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has denied there has been any contact with
Arsenal, and intends to play the last year of his conract at Craven Cottage. There has been much
speculation lately that the 37 year-old would be brought in by Wenger as a stop-gap measure until
the young Pole Woljeich Szczesny has [.
The Barcelona heirarchy have severely upset Arsenal fans by claiming that they won't pay more than
Â£40m for Cesc Fabregas, after grooming the Gunners captain to state publicly that he only wanted
to move to the Nou Camp. Now a report in todays Express is claiming that Jose Mourinho intends to
throw the cat amongst the [.
The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has only just returned to the Dutch national team after
suffering an ankle ligament injury last year in a friendly against Italy, and he looked back to his
best as he scored both goals in Hollands 2-1 win over Mexico last week. But last night in a
training session at [.
England carry on their preparations for the World Cup when they face Japan today in Graz, and Fabio
Capello will be making lots of changes from the team that beat Mexico 3-1 the other day. For
starters, the three Chelsea players John Terry, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard will all start, but
Joe Cole hasn't made [.
The young Arsenal midfielder Fran Merida has confirmed his arrival at Atletico Madrid on their
official website, and says he is "eternally grateful" to Arsene Wenger for looking after him since
he arrived at the Emirates, but the the Spain U21 international believes that his style of play is
much more suited to La Liga [.
The Barcelona president Joan Laporta says that his club won't pay more than Â£30m for the Arsenal
captain Cesc Fabregas, despite the Gunners valuation for the player being quoted at least twice
that figure. Because Fabregas has publicly stated that he wants to join the Spanish giants, Laporta
believes that Arsenal will have to [.
After yesterdays revelations from a Norwegian website that Nicklas Bendtner's "dream" is to one day
play for Real Madrid or Barcelona, I have found another foreign language interview with the great
man. But this time it is in an interview with FIFA.com, so I doubt there is any danger of his words
being taken out of [.
Yet another Barcelona wannabe president has chimed in with his tuppenceworth today as Marc Ingla
insists Cesc Fabregas will definitely be arriving at the Nou Camp. Ingla said: "Cesc will be a
Barcelona player, yes, yes. The money is not as important as his dream because he wants to return
to Barcelona and it's a dream [.
The Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega has told the Sun that Arsenal have made an offer to Wigan for his
services. The big, strong Colombian international had already said in April that he felt ready to
join a top Premiership club, and the Wigan chairman Dave Whelan agreed that he wouldn't stand in
his way if [.
The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has come to terms with his horrific injury which is expected to
keep him out until well into next season, and is looking at it very philosophically. He believes
that it is just a "test of his character" and he will be an even better player when he comes
At last the Arsenal transfer news today seems to be actually concentrating on the sort of players
that Wenger needs, and is likely to buy, instead of the usual wishlist. A first mention today of
the 6ft 1in Polish/French centre-back Laurent Koscielny. He's 24 years old and plays for L'Orient
in Ligue 1, who had a [.
The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has thrown everything back up in the air after a long heartfelt
talk with Arsene Wenger. He has told how much he loves Wenger and how he is sure to leave
everything up to him, but he doesn't say whether that will still include him returning to Barcelona
this summer. "I [.
In a fantastic case of bad timing, the Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has admitted in
an interview that his greatest wish is to play for either Barcelona or Real Madrid in La Liga. The
great tug-of-war between Arsenal and Barcelona over Cesc Fabregas has already annoyed a hell of a
lot of Gooners, and [.
The young Mexico and Arsenal star Carlos Vela has had a very unhappy season at the Emirates, having
been in Arsene Wenger's starting line-up just once all year. In fact he has made 25 appearances for
his country in his career, but only 16 times for Arsenal. Even last season when Arsenal had Robin
The Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has openly admitted that he would like Arsenal to offer him a new
one-year contract for next season, but Arsene Wenger has not yet approached the 35 year-old to
discuss the possibility, so Campbell has been open to offers from other clubs. Neil Lennon, the
caretaker-coach at Scottish giants Celtic, has [.
Just six days to go until the transfer window opens and any Arsenal transfer news is being tempered
by the deafening silence from Arsene Wenger. Despite acres of wood being cut down to feed all the
Cesc Fabregas stories in the papers, we have not had one word out of Wenger. Even the loyal Sol
The biggest Arsenal transfer news since Thierry Henry moved to Barcelona is this high profile
poaching of Cesc Fabregas by the same club, and his Spanish team-mates are starting to see the
pressure get to him. Carlos Puyol, who has been a stalwart at the Nou Camp for many years, is
worried about the effect that [.
Another day, and another batch of Arsenal transfer rumours! We have a new name in the frame today,
and that is the young striker from Valencia, Francisco Alcacer. The 16 year-old, usually known
simply as Paco, has reportedly been impressing watching scouts at the U17 European Championships. I
would think every scout in the world would [.
The ex-Arsenal midfielder Aleksandr Hleb, who famously forced Arsene Wenger to sell him to
Barcelona, is advising Cesc Fabregas (and Gael Clichy) not to make the same mistake that he made.
Hleb never really broke into the Barca first team, and was loaned out to his old club Stuttgart
last season, but he couldn't make it [.
The father of the Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas, is certain that his son will be playing at the
Nou Camp next season. He thinks that Arsenal should respect Cesc's wishes to move, but thinks that
the negotiations may take some time. He said: "Arsenal have to respect the decision and the will of
The Danish youngster Simon Kjaer has been linked with Arsenal for a long time, even though the
transfer window isn't even open yet, and today the Palermo director Walter Sabatini has revealed
that anyone that meets the 12m euro (about Â£10m) buy-out clause for Kjaer will win his signature.
Sabatini said yesterday: "Of course the World [.
The (extremely) experienced Arsenal defender Sol Campbell believes that Arsene Wenger needs to
bring in some older and calmer heads into his team, and thinks that if the Frenchman had bought a
few last season then Arsenal would have been much closer to winning a trophy. Campbell said: "There
was a chance of winning the title.
There has been many Arsenal rumours this week contemplating who Arsene Wenger should buy to replace
his captain Cesc Fabregas if he moves to Barcelona. The Express yesterday seemed to think that
Wenger was set to return to Bordeaux to poach Marouane Chamakh's former team-mate Yoann Gourcuff,
as the perfect replacement.
There is still a week to go until the transfer window opens, but that hasn't stopped the papers
being full of Arsenal transfer rumours! After a lull, we even have yet another goalkeeper story to
add to the list, and it seems this one could be the real thing. Firstly, with the news that Jose
As the Cesc Fabregas affair comes to a head, all the Sunday papers seem to be concentrating on who
Arsenal will bring in to replace the Barcelona-bound midfielder. The skillful Spaniard Mikel Arteta
is considered to be one of the most suited replacements, with his excellent Premiership experience,
but it is also being mooted that [.
There is lots of Arsenal transfer news in the papers today, and first off is the report in the News
of The World that says that Cesc Fabregas has spoken again to Arsene Wenger, and told him that he
has made his mind up to leave no matter what, thereby forcing the French coach to [...]
The Fabregas-to-Barcelona saga is now ready to be brought to a head with the news that the La Liga
champions have now made an official approach to Arsenal to find out if they are willing to
negotiate a fee for the Arsenal captain. And Barca sporting director Txiki Begiristain admitted
that they would have to just [.
It was reported last week that Thierry Henry had decided to move to the New York Red Bulls in the
American MLS after the World Cup, but now West Ham have stepped in to try and bring the Arsenal
legend back to London. The West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has reportedly offer Henry two-year
deal worth [.
Just to start with, it looks like the expected departure of Fran Merida on a free to Atletico
Madrid has finally come to pass. I consider that a real shame as he was expected to be the obvious
replacement for Cesc Fabregas, and he could possibly had made his big breakthrough to the Arsenal
The longer Arsene Wenger takes to make up his mind on offering Sol Campbell a new contract, the
more likely it is that the 35 year-old will give up waiting for Arsenal and take an offer from
elsewhere. It was reported last week that the newly promoted Bundesliga club St.Pauli had made
Campbell an offer, and [.
The Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo, who is numbered amongst Arsene Wenger's top targets this
summer, has made an interesting statement today. Wenger tried to buy Melo last summer, and earlier
this year admitted he was still interested in the Brazilian, and the tough-tackler is exactly the
sort of player that Arsenal need at the moment.
The Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni thinks that Kevin Doyle would be a fantastic
addition to Arsenal, and he would be a better striker with the service the Gunners could give him
in attack. The Italian said: "I read this news about Arsenal and I will be very happy for him,
because I think Kevin [.
The big Arsenal rumour today is still the Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona story, but it seems that both
sides are now having a stand-off. Arsenal may possibly be trying to hold out for the biggest fee
possible, and Barcelona are trying to keep it down to a minimum, but it seems all the manouvering
The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger believes that this weekend's Champions League Final could be a
close affair, but believes that Bayern Munich are "on a different planet" at the moment, and much
more likely to make the breakthrough. "It is a very difficult prediction," Wenger said. "You would
say the maturity and the experience goes for [.
It is not worth mentioning Cesc Fabregas in todays roundup of the Arsenal transfer news, as every
website and his dog has already covered the bad news. The last few weeks rumoured have mostly
concentrated on goalkeepers, but I expect the next couple will be looking at who Arsenal could buy
to replace Fabregas.
Sky Sports revealed yesterday that the Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh was in London to finalise
his move to the Emirates on a free transfer, but the Bordeaux President Jean-Louis Triaud wasn't
even aware that his player was in England. "That is unique in the history of recruiting in
football," he said when told about the reports.
Well it seems that the unthinkable could happen, and the Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is the
centre of negotiations between Barcelona and Arsenal. Fabregas said last week that he wanted to
join Barcelona, and if all the reports coming in are true, then Arsene Wenger will find it very
hard to convince the Spanish international to [.
Arsenal are still being linked with every available goalkeeper in Europe and beyond, but today we
have the news that Leeds are interested in signing one of ours for a change! Wojciech Szczesny had
a very impressive loan period at Brentford last season, and newly promoted Leeds United are now
enquiring to see if they [.
The Arsenal and England legend David Seaman was at the South Bank saving penalties for Yahoo! this
weekend (or letting them in!) and was inevitably asked about the goalkeeping situation at the
Emirates. He seems to agree with Arsene Wenger that Lukasz Fabianski is very talented, and that
Manuel Almunia is the perfect age for a [.
William Gallas looks set to leave Arsenal this week as the Gunners management refuse to give in to
his demands on a new contract, and according to Samir Nasri, he won't be missed by half the team,
who don't even speak to their old captain! Gallas was stripped of his captaincy last season after
openly criticizing [.
The Arsenal legend Lee Dixon says that Arsene Wenger now knows that his young team is not strong
enough to compete at the highest level, and he is certain that the Frenchman will be bringing in
four new players to ensure that the team will be much stronger next season. "There's been a huge
amount of [.
Another day of Arsenal transfer rumours, and we have yet another goalkeeper in the frame! The
latest one is the Monaco keeper Stephane Ruffier, a 23 year-old who has apparently caught the eye
of lots of big teams this year. The bad news is that Inter Milan, Man City, Chelsea and Spurs are
also supposed [.
I know there are a lot of goalkeepers in the world, but how can every single one of them be linked
with Arsenal! Today's offering is the Marseille keeper Steve Mandanda. It was inevitable that the
French international (second only to Hugo Lloris) would be linked with Wenger at some point, and
the 25 year-old [.
Thierry Henry has been playing fourth fiddle for most of this season at Barcelona, which is no
surprise considering they have Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahamovich and Bojan Krkic in the team, but
no longer! The ex-Golden Boot winner will turn 33 in August, but he has no intention of hanging up
his boots just yet.
There has been numerous (thousands even) of anti-Wenger statements appearing on the Arsenal blogs
since last summer. They gradually lessened as Arsenal remained in the hunt for trophies, but since
the Gunners tamely dropped away at the end of the season, the clamour for Arsene Wenger's head has
increased in volume.
After the news that Gigi Buffon has no knowledge of a possible move to Arsenal, another goalkeeping
target for Arsene Wenger has spoken out saying that he has no knowledge of any transfer talks, and
as far as he is concerned he is a West Ham player until told otherwise by the new owners, David
There has been increased speculation over the last few days that the Italian goalkeeping legend
Gigi Buffon was negotiating a move to Arsenal behind the scenes, with one paper even suggesting
that there was a pre-contract already drawn up. But Buffon's agent, Silvano Martina, said: "There
is no news.
Wow. I am in shock after reading the latest quote from Cesc Fabregas. I totally ignored the rumours
this morning that said the Arsenal captain had told his friends and family that he would be at
Barcelona next season. "The usual rubbish" I thought. But now, Fabregas himself has blown that out
of the water, by [.
The 25 year-old defender Sol Campbell is desperate to be given another contract by Arsene Wenger,
and pledges that, if given the chance, he will help to bring back "the Glory" to Arsenal. "I fancy
staying, of course I do," He said. "I want to stay and I want to give it my all for at [...]
I have recived this article from a young Arsenal fan in Sweden, and he has asked me to publish it.
Edward Sai Kuen Sikorski celebrated his 14th birthday yesterday, and has put his poignant thoughts
about Arsenal's season into a very reasonable plea to Gooners everywhere. Keep The Faith! Have
Faith, Believe And Trust Arsenal How can [.
The Arsenal Chairman Peter Hill-Wood has been negotiating with William Gallas over a new contract,
and says that the French defenders demands are "extravagant". It is believed that Gallas wants a
two-year contract and Â£80,000 a week, but Hill-Wood refuses to be held to ransom. "His demands are
quite extravagant and I don't think we are [.
The Arsenal rumours are still coming in, and today's goalkeeper is the Italian legend Gigi Buffon
again. It is being reported that Arsenal are now favourites to sign the 30 year-old, and judging by
the reaction from the fans, it is a great idea to bring him in while the young Pole Woljeich
Szcesney gains [.
The biggest bit of Arsenal transfer news this morning is the proclamation by Yaya Toure's agent
that is wanted by Arsene Wenger. Toure has fallen out of favour at Barcelona this year, and his
agent is "90% certain" that Toure will be leaving the Nou Camp this summer. Seluk told 'Sport', "I
think most clubs in [.
Raymond Domenech has been much maligned in France for some of his strange decisions while managing
the national team, but surely this must be one of his craziest move ever. Although Clichy, Sagna
and Diaby are all in the France squad to go to South Africa, the midfield maestro Samir Nasri has
not been included, despite [.
The football season may be over, but now is the time to start building up to the World Cup Finals
in South Africa. There are bound to be many nail-biting penalty shoot-outs as usual, so Yahoo! are
kicking off their World Cup coverage by giving you fans (and young budding footballers!) the chance
to beat [.
The young Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny has been impressing everyone this season while out on
loan at Brentford, and although Bees manager Andy Scott would love him to return next season, it
seems that Arsenal have decided to keep him at the Emirates. Scott said: "We've been looking at
goalkeepers for a while as we've known [.
There is a good bit of Arsenal transfer news about today, and it is not all good news. It appears
that Arsene Wenger has upset William Gallas with his not-generous-enough new contract offer, and
the Frenchman has decided to go off in a huff. The Sun reports today that Wenger is wasting his
time going [.
It has just been revealed that Arsene Wenger had arranged to sign the Russian goalkeeper Igor
Akinfeev from CSKA Moscow in January, but pulled out of the deal at the last minute so as to give
Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski more time to prove themselves! Sport.co.uk says that personal
terms had been agreed between the [.
Arsene Wenger saw his team make sure of third place in the Premiership yesterday, and was also
pleased that Lukasz Fabianski kept another clean sheet. The Arsenal manager gave his clearest
indication that he will not be looking for a replacement goalkeeper during the summer transfer
window, and expects Fabianski to improve even further.
Arsenal have had a rotten run since losing to Barcelona in the Champions League, and needed a good
win in the last game of the season to restore their confidence. Luckily Fulham boss Roy Hodgson
made wholesale changes ahead of his team's first ever appearance in a European Final and Arsenal
were given a simple game [.
Now the season is over we can expect a lot of Arsenal transfer news every single day from now on,
and Arsene Wenger again stated that the defence needed sorting out. He said after yesterday's game:
"We want to improve in quality. It is not necessarily a big number of players needed and overall I
The West Ham and England goalkeeper Robert Green is now at the top of Arsene Wenger's shopping list
this summer, according to a report in today's News of the World. The 30 year-old has told the new
West Ham owners that he wants to leave, even before David Sullivan announced that the whole squad
was up [.
There is not so many Arsenal transfer rumours about today, probably because it is a matchday, but I
am sure there will be an explosion in the next couple of weeks. The biggest rumour today other than
the Robert Green story, is from Tuttosport in Italy, who are again headlining that Juventus are
going to completely [.
Theo Walcott is still hoping that he can do enough against Fulham tomorrow to convince Fabio
Capello to take him to South Africa. Competition for Walcott's wing position has been hotting up
lately, with Aaron Lennon, Shaun Wright-Phillips, James Milner and even the young Adam Johnson all
stamping claims on being in the starting line-up [.
I recently asked the Just Arsenal fans whether Wenger should buy Eden Hazard or Felipe Melo, and it
seems that everyone agrees that Felipe Melo is the player most needed at Arsenal (i.e. A strong
tackling hardman midfielder), but Hazard has the skill to be as good as Lionel Messi in the future.
The rumours are [.
Since the Barcelona president Joan Laporta admitted that Thierry Henry will be allowed to leave the
Spanish giants this summer, despite still having a year left on his contract, there has been much
speculation about where the Arsenal legend will end up after the World Cup. "He still has a
one-year contract with us, but after [.
It seems to be a pretty quiet day for Arsenal transfer news, and there is little to really whet the
appetite and get the blood racing. For starters it now seems to be certain that William Gallas is
on his way out, and it seems that Paris St Germain are favourites over Roma to give [...]
Arsene Wenger has no doubt that Tottenham Hotsour fully deserve their place in the Champions League
next season, but says they have no chance of overtaking Arsenal for the third automatic qualifying
place. Wenger said: "Yes of course, Spurs are in the Champions League on merit, you are never there
Despite Arsene Wenger refusing to divulge if he was on the lookout for a new goalkeeper this
summer, it is widely accepted that he is making discreet enquiries about a whole host of stoppers.
Even the Daily Telegraph this morning said that Arsenal would be buying Chamakh, a central
defender, and a goalkeeper.
Despite Arsene Wenger saying that there will be minimal signings this summer, the papers are still
full of Arsenal transfer news today, and there are a couple of new names to add to the list. The
first one is the classy Sampdoria striker Giampaolo Pazzini, who the Mail says that Wenger would
love to partner Marouane [.
Tottenham guaranteed themselves a Champions League place last night, joining Chelsea, Arsenal and
Man Utd in Europe's Premier competition next season, but the man who scored the winner against Man
City, Peter Crouch, says they are going to go all out to win again this weekend to try and finish
above their great rivals Arsenal.
According to an "exclusive" report this morning, Arsene Wenger has already finalised a deal to ring
the Senegalese centre-back Pape Diakhate to the Emirates this summer. The 25 year-old has played
with AS Nancy in France for most of his career, but was sold in 2007 to Dynamo Kiev in the Ukraine.
Shortly after his arrival [.
The Turkish genius Arda Turan said earlier this year that he was keen on working with Arsene
Wenger, and recently he has been linked with a move to the Premiership, which is his preferred
destination, with both Arsenal and Liverpool. Today his agent, Ahmet Bulut, has said that both
clubs have made discreet enquiries, but it [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has again risked the wrath of the fans by indicating that he will
not be buying wholesale this summer. He said last week that he will be buying two (maybe three)
players, and we all know Chamakh is one of them. He again said today that Arsenal will be stronger
The Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh has confessed in L'Equipe that he turned down both Liverpool
and Spurs (and even bigger offers from Russia) to sign for Arsenal, but as usual he desn't actually
say the name! Chamakh said: "There were approaches from Liverpool, Tottenham and offers of madness
from Russia which were much greater than those [.
All Arsenal fans agree that Arsene Wenger should be buying a top-class partner for Cesc Fabregas in
midfield, but would they prefer a supremely skilled attacking youngster like Eden Hazard, or a
strong-tackling defensive minded hardman like Felipe Melo. I would say from the comments on
JustArsenal that more fans would like to see Hazard, who [.
There is another good selection of Arsenal transfer rumours coming in today, and this time we have
THREE goalkeepers on the list. I suppose because Lukasz Fabianski has come under fire again after
yesterdays defeat to Blackburn, the papers are absolutely determined to put every available
goalkeeper in the world in the frame for a [.
The Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce was quite pleased that he had managed to engineer another
victory over Arsenal, especially after announcing before the game that he knew how to beat Wenger's
teams, and he says that he DID identify Fabianski as the "weak link" in the Arsenal side and
deliberately played to unsettle the Polish [.
Arsene Wenger was not happy with the two goals that Blackburned scored against his team yesterday,
and believes that both should have been disallowed for fouls on the goalkeeper Fabianski. "I think
it was a foul on both goals." he said. "There is no purpose to play the ball from the Blackburn
Just six weeks ago Arsenal looked like Premiership title contenders, and were on their way to
Barcelona with a chance of making it to the Champions League semi-finals, but since then they have
failed to win a game, and there season is ending with a whimper. Perhaps the four goal demolition
by Lionel Messi destroyed their [.
It is unusual for a matchday to have so many Arsenal transfer rumours around, but perhaps the
papers assume that the season is all over (bar the shouting) for the Gunners. The Blackburn
youngster Phil Jones has been strongly linked with Arsenal lately, and today Wenger has admitted
that he is interested in him, but doesn't [.
The little Russian Andrei Arshavin has not had a great season at Arsenal, and even admitted it
himself, but he has been getting much criticism from the Arsenal fans for his "quotes" that have
been widely circulated on the web and in the papers. Arsene Wenger told the world how
"disappointed" he was with Arshavins quotes [.
Arsene Wenger has announced that Lukasz Fabianski will keep his place in the Arsenal team for this
evening's game against Blackburn, and after keeping a clean sheet against Man City, Wenger wants
the Pole to prove that he can be consistent. Fabianski was roundly criticized by Arsenal fans after
the dreadful 3-2 defeat by Wigan, but [.
After all the crazy quotes attributed to the Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin, today we have the
craziest of all. Arsene Wenger said that he was "disappointed" about the Arshavin interview saying
that Barcelona were the best team in the world, and he would love to play for them, even if it was
for just one season.
The Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has frustrated Arsene Wenger many times over the years, and
believes that he knows the secret to beating Arsenal. Wenger has often complained about the
bully-boy tactics of Big Sam's teams, but Allardyce happily compares it to the way that Inter Milan
beat Barcelona last week.
Arsene Wenger has found himself being linked with many midfielders already, even though the
transfer window isn't even open yet, and the players being linked are invariably described as "the
new Vieira", but Wenger has come out and said he is already happy with Denilson, Diaby and Song to
play alongside captain Cesc Fabregas.
As usual on a Sunday, the tabloids are full of Arsenal transfer rumours, and of course there is yet
another goalkeeper to be added to the list. The young Man City keeper Joe Hart gets another mention
today in the Mirror, but the Express has come up with a most interesting new name. Andriy Pyatov is
All the Arsenal fans know that the Russian midfielder Andrei Arshavin has been underperforming this
season, but he has admitted it himself today. He has suffered from numerous injuries this season,
and has often complained about being played out of position when both Van Persie and Nicklas
Bendtner were out injured.
The internet is full of more Arsenal transfer rumours today, and the list is getting longer and
longer as the transfer window approaches, and just for a change there are no goalkeepers linked
today. Perhaps the papers have realised that Wenger is going to stick with Fabianski no matter what