Hmmm there just doesn't seem to be enough Arsenal transfer rumours around today. Could it be
possible that Wenger would stick at just adding Chamakh and Koscielny to the squad? I think not,
especially with the uncertainty surrounding Sol Campbell. In fact none of the rumours circulating
today contain any good news for Arsenal.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that the England team just didn't cope with the pressure
at the World Cup Finals. England went in as one of the first four favourites, but were desperately
disappointing, especially in the 4-1 defeat to Germany. Wenger said: "Many teams start slow in the
Sol Cambell has been up to Glasgow again to have a chat with Neil Lennon and look at the
facilities, but has refused to commit himself to either Celtic or Arsenal until after his wedding.
He has already said that he wants to talk to Arsene Wenger before making a decision, and the
Frenchman won't return [.
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next phase of stadium enhancement programme Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce that
Emirates Stadium is undergoing dramatic improvements during the close season. As part of the
overall enhancement programme to the stadium, the Arsenal Board of Directors has approved an
investment into a [.
Ther are lots of very confusing Arsenal transfer rumours around today, especially with the Mirror
saying that Tottenham are now favourites to sign Joe Cole. I thought that it was all done and
dusted and he was coming to Arsenal? It seems not. The Mirror says that because of Harry Rednapp's
close relationship with the [.
The Holland and Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie lost his cool when the Dutch coach Bert Van
Marwijk substituted him 10 minutes from the end of yesterdays match against Slovakia. Holland were
2-1 when Van Persie was taken off, and the youngster immediately strode up to the manager and
publicly remonstrated with him, but he admitted [.
The young Inter striker Mario Balotelli spoke about all the transfer rumours surrounding him, and
he made sure he left every single possible option open, except a move across town to AC Milan! He
has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Man City since publicly falling out with Jose Mourinho
last season, but he [.
The ex-Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn has been looking at Arsenal's opening fixtures next
season, and thinks that the Gunners will have to have all guns blazing right from the start if they
are going to challenge for the title, especially away from the emirates. The opening match will be
at Anfield, and Winterburn thinks they may [.
The International hotel group, Radisson Blu, has come up with a brilliant competition that is
extremely easy to enter! Being a mad football supporter it is possibly the best prize I could win
in any competition, as it gives you 365 free days in any Radisson hotel in the world. And you get
five years to [.
The long-awaited arrival of Laurent Koscielny at the Emirates seems to be close to an official
announcement. Arsenal have been negotiating with Lorient since the end of the season, but it has
been announced in the French Press today that Koscielny will join Arsenal this week for the price
of 10m euros.
The Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra was praised by Arsene Wenger at the World Cup, and subsequent
rumours suggested that Arsenal were thinking of making a bid for him. Given Arsenal's desperate
need for defenders, it is entirely possible that Wenger may be considering a move. There have also
been murmurs that the top Bundesliga club, Hamburg, [.
The Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson has admitted that he once recommended the American keeper
Tim Howard to Arsene Wenger when they were looking for a new goalkeeper in 2001, a full two years
before he was bought by Manchester United. Wilson said: "Arsene has somebody in every country and
then he sends out the [.
The Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole is not happy with England's defeat at the hands of Germany, but now
he wants his personal future sorted out as quickly as possible. He didn't want to leave Chelsea,
and says his departure was nothing to do with Carlo Ancelotti, but he wants assurances from his new
club that [.
The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has got caught up in the atmosphere of being at the greatest
football competition on Earth, and believes that his Holland team can go all the way. He sounded
like a kid in a sweet shop last night as he talked about his hopes for the Netherlands team. "I
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that England should be classed as favourites to beat
Germany today, as their average age and level of experience should tip the scales in England's
favour. He thinks that the Germans have been the most exciting team to watch, but believes that
their confidence took a big knock in the [.
With the World Cup in full swing and everyone concentrating on the massive England v Germany game
this afternoon, the Sunday papers seem to be struggling for stories. All the Arsenal transfer
rumours seem to be old ones rehashed to fill space between the England stories! First of all we
have the Ajax youngster Christian Eriksen.
Arsenal started the World Cup with ten players in the various teams but seven of them have dropped
by the wayside already. This will probably cheer up the watching Arsene Wenger as his squad will
have more time to recover before the new season, but the players themselves must be devastated.
France was the biggest loser with [.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal are close to making a signing but he refuses to say who it
is, as he prefers to keep it a 'secret'. "Nothing has been done yet but I expect something will be
done quite soon on that front, on the defensive front. We will sign a player soon," Wenger [...]
The All Whites of New Zealand have been the surprise team in the World Cup, managing to go unbeaten
in all three games, so it is no surprise that a lot of the watching scouts would have been
impressed by their performances. One of heir outstanding players was the right back Winston Reid,
and sources in [.
There has been much talk about Nicklas Bendtner's never-ending groin strain but he has still been
risked in all three of Denmarks World Cup matches. But even the prescence of the Arsenal striker
was not enough to stop Japan from dumping the Danes out of the competition. Japan took a two-goal
lead before half-time with two [.
Arsene Wenger has had a great view of all the best players at the World Cup, so most of the Arsenal
transfer rumours today are focused on players that are performing well in the competition, but the
problem is that other scouts can see the Arsenal players on show too! Franck Rijkaard, the
Galatasary manager, is [.
Ever since Peter Hill-Wood revealed that Arsenal had made a bid for Fulham's Australian goalkeeper
Mark Schwarzer, but had been turned down, the Gunners have been variously linked with every single
goalkeeper in the world and beyond, including Robert Green! But today the Daily Mirror have run an
"Exclusive" which says that Arsenal have increased their [.
The agent of the Arsenal defender William Gallas has revealed that he is in talks with Juventus
after they told him that they are keen on taking the 32 year-old to Serie A next season. Arsenal
refused to give Gallas the two-year contract he desires, and also refused his wage demands, but it
remains to be [.
The Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole finally made his first appearance for England at the World Cup in
yesterdays 1-0 victory over Slovenia, but he is still hogging the transfer headlines back at home.
After Man Utd's announcement yesterday that they are definitely not in the market for Cole, the
betting on his next club was suspended [.
The Denmark and Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has had to play through the pain at the World Cup
as he is still recovering from a long term groin strain, but from the start felt confident that his
country could go a long way in the competition, and he himself would be a contender for the [...]
The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is still suffering from his ongoing groin injury, and the
Denmark coach Morten Olsen thinks he is doubtful to face Japan in the final group game, and will be
a doubt all the way through the competition. "There are always players who have small problems,"
A lot of todays Arsenal transfer rumours are relating that Laurent Koscielny's arrival at the
Emirates is imminent, but there is not much good news otherwise. It is obvious that Wenger will
need more than one defender this summer, so the gossip is unlikely to stop yet. The first bid of
bad news is that Barcelona, [.
The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who broke his leg in such an horrific fashion just four months
ago, has now started doing light training again, and has even been able to do some runs as he
gradually fights his way back to fitness. The Wales assistant manager Dean Saunders has been
monitoring his progression and told [.
There were thousands of reports yesterday saying that Harry Redknapp was under the impression that
the out-of-contract Chelsea midfielder/striker, Joe Cole, had already "done a deal" with Man Utd.
Tottenham manager Redknapp said that he had tried to start talks with Cole's agents, but they were
refusing to answer his calls, which led him to [.
The news has just come in that the young Arsenal defender Francis Coquelin has agreed to join
Lorient for next season as a loan deal. The French U18 international will go straight into the
first team at the Ligue 1 side, and it will be great for his development to get lots of competitive
As there is not much Arsenal news about, I thought I would share this note that was sent to me by
an American Arsenal fan, who also enjoys playing poker at Las Vegas..... He wrote: "One of the last
things you would expect to see in a room of poker players are Arsenal fans. I [...]
The young Arsenal striker Jay Simpson has been told that he can leave the club if a suitable offer
comes in for him, and is currently in talks with the Cypriot Champions Omonia Nicosia. The 21
year-old has just had a successful season on loan at QPR, where he scored 13 goals, but, according
to todays [.
Arsene Wenger has today confirmed that the move to sign Laurent Koscielny is still on the table,
despite negotiations seeming to have come to a standstill. Wenger said: "There has been an approach
for Koscielny and there still is one." Koscielny's agent, Pierre Laurent, also admitted that the
move to Arsenal was still going on, but [.
So how many Arsenal fans can remember how good the Gunners were with Alexsandr Hleb and Matthew
Flamini were in the team. Flamini couldn't be persuaded to sign a new contract as he had been
ignored for the previous three years, and Hleb went off in a sulk because the 'weather wasn't good
enough in [.
The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie was in fine form in the friendlies leading up to the World Cup
Finals, but like a lot of his team-mates from Arsenal, he has struggled to find his best form since
arriving in South Africa. He has been roundly criticized by the press in Holland, but his coach
The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has found it hard to conceal his anger at being left on the bench
for Spain, while his (future) Barcelona midfield team-mates, Iniesta, and Xavi have made the
starting line-up as usual. "I will not say, 'I'm angry or I don't care about not playing',"
Fabregas told Sky Sports.
There are not many Arsenal transfer rumours around this morning, but the two that stand out at
least focus on much-needed defensive players. According to the Star today, Wenger's top target is
the Ajax centre-half Jan Vertonghen, who used to be Thomas Vermaelen's partner at Ajax. The 23
year-old had a great relationship with the Verminator [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in South Africa commentating for French TV, and he believes
that all the top teams, but especially England are hampered by their fera of losing. "England came
here with an expectation from everybody to win the World Cup." Wenger said. "It's not easy to deal
Now that Arsene Wenger has announced that he is certain to sign a "defensive" target before the end
of the World Cup, the Arsenal transfer rumours in the papers are concentrating on centre-back
targets, or possibly goalkeepers. With Peter Hill-Wood admitting that Arsenal had made a bid for
Mark Schwarzer, it seems logical to assume that [.
Todays game between Denmark and Cameroon should be a chance to see Alex Song and Nicklas Bendtner
play in direct opposition, but it is now doubtful whether they will both be on the pitch. Bendtner
played against Holland for an hour despite his groin injury, but is still hopeful he can play some
part of todays [.
What on Earth is going on with the France national team. We know that they were dismal at the
Euro2008 competition under Raymond Domenech, but what we don't know is who he blackmailed to get
his contract renewed afterwards! Ever since then, the team has been dogged by infighting and
back-biting, especially from the players towards [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is commentating for a French TV station at the World Cup, but he
insists that negotiations are ongoing and there will be a defensive signing before the tournament
ends. With William Gallas looking for a better contract elsewhere, and Phillipe Senderos and Mikael
Silvestre out-of-contract too, and Sol Campbell seemingly decided [.
Well it is now looking certain that Sol Campbell will be playing for Celtic next season, as the new
Celtic first-team coach Alan Thompson has just revealed that Campbell has bought a house so close
to his that they can go to training sessions together! "He's just bought a nice, big house not far
from me, [.
It is being reported today that Chelsea have beaten Arsenal to the signature of the 17 year-old
Sigma Olomou defender Tomas Kalas. Both London clubs were reportedly trying to entice the promising
centre-back to move to England, and Sky Sports even said that Arsene Wenger had personally spoken
to the youngster to discuss his policy [.
The ongoing saga of the transfer of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona has taken a new twist today. The
Daily Mirror is suggesting that Barcelona are preparing to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovich to Arsenal as
part of any deal to take Cesc to the Camp Nou. With David Villa's arrival, Ibrahimovich is now
thought to be surplus to [.
There are still a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours about, but today they all seem to be negatives!
To start with we have the Bordeaux playmaker Joann Gourcuff, who has been tipped to rejoin his old
strike partner Marouane Chamakh at the Emirates. The biggest investor in the French giants, Nicolas
de Tavernost, stated today that [.
The 35 year-old defender Sol Campbell, who is a free agent at the moment, believes that his
performances for Arsenal last season proved that he was more than good enough to be picked for
England again, and he thinks that Fabio Capello made some wrong defensive choices when he chose his
final squad. "Regrets?
The ex-Arsenal legend Robert Pires is considering a move back to England after being made a free
agent this summer. Pires has spent four successful years at Villarreal in La Liga since leaving
Arsenal in 2006, but the 36 year-old still considers himself fit enough to play at the top level.
He said yesterday: "I'm told Leicester [.
The Gunners have been given an interesting first match of the new Premier League season, when they
are scheduled to travel to Liverpool for their opening game on August 14th (just 8 weeks away!)
They will have to face both Chelsea and Man Utd in December. Here is the full list: August 14
Liverpool (A) 21 Blackpool (H) 28 Blackburn (A) September 11 [.
Today two extremely talented players have issued come-and-get-me pleas to Arsene Wenger, and both
of them would improve the Arsenal squad no end. The first one is the Argentinian ex-Barcelona
midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme, who has recently been strongly linked with a move to West Ham. His
agent, Barry McIntosh, said that his client was very [.
The 35 year-old defender Sol Campbell has admitted that he has had lots of offers on places to play
next season, but he will finally decide between Arsenal or Celtic. It is believed that the Gunners
have offered him a one-year contract whereas Celtic boss Neil Lennon has offered him two. He also
stated that [.
Even though Arsene Wenger is in South Africa for the World Cup, it seems that there is still work
being done behind the scenes to secure his main targets, of which the first one is the Lorient
centre-back Laurent Koscielny. Just like with Thomas Vermaelen last summer, it looks like Arsenal
are driving a hard bargain, [.
There is still lots of Arsenal transfer rumours about, and it certainly looks like Laurent
Koscielny will be the first target to arrive at the Emirates since the window opened. I have
already covered what Koscielny's agent said so it certainly looks nailed on. The latest on the
sulky William Gallas is that he is close [.
Arsenal's two main strikers met today at the World Cup, with Robin Van Persie's Holland taking on
Nicklas Bendtner's Denmark. There was much speculation that Bendtner wouldn't recover from his
groin strain to make the starting line-up, but he was the surprise inclusion when the team sheets
The Arsenal and Mexico striker Carlos Vela was disappointed that his team couldn't get the better
of Suth Africa in the opening game of the World Cup, and says that Mexico now need to make up for
that by taking all three points from France in their next match. "Since before the first game, we
The Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin is very clear that he will not be happy if Cesc Fabregas
moves to Barcelona, but admits that it up to him to decide. Arshavin said today: "As an Arsenal
player, I like him a lot and we need him because he is our best player and our captain. "But it is
The Arsenal transfer rumours keep coming in, despite Arsene Wenger being away at the World Cup. But
perhaps he can talk to more people on the sly over there, but one thing he is NOT doing; talking to
Cesc Fabregas about his future! There are a lot of people under the impression that he is trying
The twists and turns in the Cesc Fabregas story continue to bbe just as confusing as they were on
the first day. Barcelona are adamant that the Arsenal captain will join them at some stage this
summer, but Arsene Wenger is just as determined that he will continue to play at the Emirates next
The Arsenal defender Sol Campbell, who has just been released from his contract at Highbury, has
made a statement saying how "excited" he is with Neil Lennon's plans to make Celtic a force to be
reckoned with again. Lennon wants Celtic to not just dominate Scotland, but start winning more
games in the Champions League as [.
The Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has admitted that he has seen the quotes from Peter Hill-Wood
saying that the Gunners have made a bid for Fulham's Mark Schwarzer, but he doesn't think that the
speculation will affect him at all! Arsenal have been linked with just about every available keeper
in the world in the last [.
The Arsenal legend Martin Keown is convinced that Arsene Wenger will have no choice but to sell his
captain Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona, just as he had no choice when Alexsandr Hleb forced the move
two summers ago. Hleb simply refused to return to London at the end of the summer, and waited in
Europe until [.
The big game tomorrow is between Holland and Denmark, which would have featured a clash between the
two Arsenal strikers, Robin Van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner, but the big Dane is sadly still
suffering from his never-ending groin injury, so we won't be able to see him humbled by the Dutch!
Bendtner has an ego the [.
It is not much of a surprise that Arsenal have allowed William Gallas to leave without renewing his
contract after Peter Hill-Wood said last month: "His demands are extravagant and I don't think we
are prepared to go along with it. He is a good player, but you have got to draw the line
There has been much speculation that Robert Green could be coming to Arsenal next season, and
before the World Cup started he was classed amongst the top goalkeepers in England, but after last
nights incredible blunder against the United States he is hardly going to be flavour of the month!
The West Ham owner David Gold [.
On paper, France was expected to play a superior brand of football when compared to all the other
teams present in Group A but their opening match with Uruguay ended in a tame goalless draw and
turned out to be a big disappointment for all their fans as they performed far below par. With a
With the transfer of Laurent Koscielny from Lorient at a standstill, the rumour mill has now turned
its attention to other possible defensive targets. Even though Arsene Wenger is a very, very long
way away being a pundit at the World Cup, the Daily Mail still seems to have a telepathic
connection to his thoughts [.
I couldn't resist this one! You can always rely on Just Arsenal News to get all the latest news on
any Arsenal players (or legends) and we have come up with a cracker this time. Some people may not
always appreciate my dry sense of humour but hey! I can live with that..... We have video [...]
Most of todays Arsenal transfer news seems to be pretty speculative, as they are taking Arsene
Wenger's quotes on players appearing at the World Cup and turning them into transfer rumours. The
first one, regarding Everton's Steven Pienaar, does have a bit of interest as he is in the last
year of his contract, and has [.
The Arsenal defender Sol Campbell seems to moving closer to accepting a two year contract with the
Scottish giants Celtic, as he has revealed today that he has discussed his honeymoon plans with
Neil Lennon. The new Hoops boss has given him permission to miss the Champions League 3rd
Qualifying round match to enjoy the [.
The Arsenal and England legend David Seaman opened up Yahoo!'s World Cup summer of football by
setting up some goalposts on the South Bank, and inviting fans to try their luck at getting one
past him. Here is an exclusive video, given to me by Yahoo, of a few people following in the
footsteps of Ronaldinho, [.
The Arsenal and Holland striker Robin Van Persie thinks that his team have a great chance of going
all the way to the World Cup Final, but the are going to keep their heads and just take one game at
a time. Van Persie said "I can't really predict the winner of the World Cup, but [...]
Most of the transfer news about today is still centering on the Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole, and we
have now got another "confirmation" that he is definitely signing for Arsenal. Goal.com
"understands" that Cole has signed a three year contract for Â£80,000 a week. Obviously they don't
give any source or backup details, but then [.
I have been working with the massive search engine Yahoo lately, and they have supplied me with a
forward showing of an exclusive interview with Arsene Wenger, where he discusses the chances of the
African teams in this weeks World Cup competition in South Africa. Specifically Wenger seems to
like the chances of the Cameroon team, [.
Arsenal have been linked with every available goalkeeper in the world in the last few weeks, but
there has been no indication from the club itself...until now. All the latest rumours have been
saying that the Gunners have been trying to get the Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer or West Ham's
Robert Green, and today the Arsenal [.
Neil Lennon was confirmed as the new Celtic manager yesterday after a successful stewardship at the
end of last season, and he immediately told everyone the players that he was targeting for next
season. Sol Campbell had already admitted that he would be would wait until Lennon was confirmed as
coach before deciding on whether to [.
Everybody knows that the out-of-contract Phillipe Senderos has signed for Fulham by now, so I don't
need to give you details on that one, but there is lots of other Arsenal transfer news around. I
find it extremely hard to believe that Chelsea have allowed Joe Cole to leave on a free transfer,
especially after winning [.
This is the first finalist in the "Review of the season" competition from a Just Arsenal fan. The
best three entries will all win a free copy of the Arsenal Season Review DVD 2009/10. Anyone else
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There is lots of Arsenal transfer news around today, and I haven't headlined with Laurent Koscielny
as it looks like his deal is just about done and dusted except for the two clubs to agree a price.
Francis Coquelin, who looks chalked in to go the other way, admitted yeaterday that Arsenal were in
The agent of the Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure, Dmitri Seluk, has already announced that his
client will be going to the Premier League next season, and today he is saying that Arsenal are
keen on taking him, and he could be used as a makeweight in the bid to take Fabregas to the Nou
Camp! Seluk [.
Considering the amount of rumours circulating on the web, and the stories about secret negotiations
between Arsenal and Barcelona for Cesc Fabregas' signature, it is amazing that a Barcelona director
has finally admitted that Arsenal are maintaining their dignity and refusing to have any contact
with Barcelona at all!
The CSKA Moscow winger Milos Krasic has recently been linked with both Arsenal and Man Utd, but his
agent says that neither team have come in with a firm offer yet. But he has already received two
offers, and at the moment the player looks like he is on his way to Italy, with Juventus. Krasic's
Yes it's true! Arsenal have signed an Irish international goalkeeper called Sean McDermott, but of
course in true Arsenal fashion he is only 17 years old. He was actually born in Norway, but has
represented the Republic of Ireland at U16 and U17 levels. It was announced on the official Arsenal
website with this statement: Arsenal [.
Rumours have been gathering pace that the French centre-back Laurent Koscielny is close to a move
to Arsenal, and it was revealed last night that Arsenal have upped their offer to Â£8m. It was also
suggested that Francis Coquelin could be going the other way to replace Koscielny in the Lorient
team, but we have had [.
I was just having a little nosey around the web (as you do when you can't sleep and it's 5:30 in
the morning!) and I came across an article in the official Arsenal website. It was an interview
with Arsene Wenger, and he was asked directly about Cesc Fabregas saying that he wanted to return
The Arsenal and Holland striker Robin Van Persie has just come back from a long lay-off through
injury, but he was in brilliant form for the Gunners before he injured his ankle while playing for
Holland. He just got match fit again at the end of the season, and proved he was still in great
The Arsenal transfer news in this mornings papers are saying that Arsenal have told Barcelona that
they want Â£50 for their captain Cesc Fabregas. The Sun claims that this is the Gunners first
admission that Fabregas is for sale, and they have been told by a "Barcelona source": "This is the
news the men in [.
Arsene Wenger said that he wanted all his transfer business out of the way before the World Cup
started, and it looks like he is close to sealing a deal for the Lorient centre-back Laurent
Koscielny. The Sun reports this morning that Arsenal have increased their offer to Â£8m for the
Frenchman, and have given Lorient [.
Arsenal have been strongly linked with a Â£16m bid for the CSKA Moscow winger Milos Krasic, and the
Serbian international certainly looks like an excellent buy if just for the quality of his crosses
and his tackling. I was sent this video from one of my readers (Thanks 49 Unbeaten!), and it
definitely needs to be [.
The young Mexican striker Carlos Vela has had a very fruitless season at Arsenal, with a seemingly
never-ending run of injuries. Even when he was fit, Arsene Wenger rarely picked him for the Gunners
first team. With the news of Marouane Chamakh's arrival at the Emirates it was thought that Vela
would be leaving as [.
The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie spent most of last season injured after damaging his ankle
while playing in a "friendly" with Holland, but that may work in his favour now as he is fresh and
ready to prove how good a striker he really is on the world stage. And despite Wenger comparing him
Nicklas Bendtner's Denmark team will play Holland in their opening match next week, and they are in
dire need of their star striker to be fit and ready. They had to play a warm-up game without him
yesterday, and they went down 1-0 South Africa, in a very hard-fought match, and it showed how
desperately they [.
One week into the transfer window, and other than two sixteen year-olds, Arsenal fans are still
waiting for some action in the transfer market. We can't count Chamakh as he was a free agent and
came in before the window opened. Another free agent is Joe Cole, and there are still conflicting
reports coming in.
Chelsea were reported to be in deep negotiations with the 16 year-old Feyenoord midfielder Kyle
Ebicilio, who is the cousin of another Chelsea youngster Jeffrey Bruma. It was thought that the
Blues had finalised a deal on Thursday, and it was reported in the Dutch website RTV Rijmond that
the Rotterdam youngster had completed his [.
It is being reported today that the Japanese national team are working on a timetable to convince
Arsene Wenger to become their new coach when his contract with Arsenal runs out next summer. Wenger
is regarded with great respect in Japan, where he managed Grampus Eight for two seasons before
leaving to join Arsenal, and they [.
Just a few days ago, Arsenal clearly stated on their official website that they were not going to
listen to any offers from Barcelona for Cesc Fabregas, but the Spanish giants seem to think that
this was just a ploy in the negotiating process. Barcelona president Joan Laporta, who has been in
charge of negotiations since [.
It has been another busy day for Arsenal transfer news in the papers, some of it positive, some not
so good. We'll start off with Yoann Gourcuff, who has been widely tipped to bbe Wenger's marquee
signing this summer. The Bordeaux chairman Jean-Louis Triaud, who isn't happy with the way that
Arsenal poached Marouane Chamakh anyway, [.
Arsenal have had a roller-coaster of a year this past season, and have fought back twice to put
themselves in contention for the Premiership title after looking dead and buried, only to drop away
tamely in the final few games. But from the start when the Young Gunners went to Goodison Park in
the first [.
As usual during the transfer window, Arsenal are linked to many many top stars, but as usual we
find that a schoolboy or two are practically certain to arrive. Today it has been announced that
Arsenal have completed the signing of Phillip Roberts, a 16 year-old Republic of Ireland striker.
He was actually born in England [.
The Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has obviously still not heard anything from Arsene Wenger about
him winning a new one-year contract for nex season, as he is still considering a move to Celtic for
the new season. The 36 year-old seems keen on moving north of the border, but first he wants to
know if Neil [.
After all the excitement last night when the London Metro announced that Joe Cole had agreed a
three-year contract with Arsenal, the Mirror is saying that, although the Gunners have made an
approach, the Chelsea striker won't be making any decisions until after the World Cup. I believe
his contract with Chelsea runs out at [.
Crazy as it may seem, the latest Arsenal transfer news is saying the Joe Cole has agreed a
three-year deal with Arsenal, and it will be formalised in the next week or two, which means he
will be an Arsenal player when he starts the World Cup campaign with England. The London Metro has
just headlined [.
There is lots of Arsenal transfer news about this morning, and two of them are about Arsenal trying
to nick players from their greatest local rivals, Tottenham and Chelsea. According to the London
Metro, the reason that Luka Modric was given a new six-year contract at White Hart Lane was because
Arsene Wenger had made an [.
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott last night explained his extreme disappointment with being excluded
from Fabio Capello's World Cup squad, but says that he "respects his decision". Some papers have
revealed this morning that Walcott was given a public dressing down by Capello, in front of all his
team-mates, for not following the Italian's instructions in [.
According to the Spanish daily Sport, Arsenal have made an approach to Pep Guardiola regarding
their Ukrainian center-back Dmytro Chyhrynskyi. The 23 year-old only made 12 appearances for the
Spanish giants last season, but with Wenger desperate to sign some defenders he is hoping that
Chyhrynskyi will be very keen to move to a club [.
I just found this very interesting comment from Matthew Horne (Of Gavin and Stacey fame). He is an
Tottenham supporter but thinks that the supporters of Arsenal are the worst in the world, because
they hate their team! He thinks that they all will be glad to get rid of Fabregas because he has
proved he [.
The Arsenal defender William Gallas saved France's blushes when he scored the equaliser against
Tunisia this weekend, but suddenly he is in danger of missing the World Cup after limping out of a
training session yesterday. The French Football daily L'Equipe reported: "William Gallas left
training on Monday morning.
The Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin has been asked by the Russian Football Federation to travel
to South Africa in support of their bid to host the 2018 World Cup. They are in direct competition
with England who are also bidding to be the hosts, and will have David Beckham in South Africa as
The Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin is famous for putting his foot in it, and some people are
saying that his latest quote is another slur on Arsenal and their fans. He said: "There was nothing
special last season for me to think back about. The season was normal even pitiful. "But I am happy
for Yuri [.
Fabio Capello is just about to name the final England squad toi go to the World Cup Finals, and it
seems that the England camp has more leaks than the whole of Wales! It has been reported that Theo
Walcott's display against Japan was not half as impressive as Joe Cole's or Shaun Wright-Phillips,
so those [.