Just Arsenal Archives for January 2010

Arsenal rumours June 30th – Luke Ayling, Samuel Galindo, Eduardo and Henri Lansbury

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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.

Wenger – England caved in under pressure – and impatience!

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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 group stage.

Sol Campbell could end up without a club!

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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 [.

‘Arsenalisation’ adds extra luxury to the Emirates – Official Arsenal Press Release

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Emirates Stadium Moves ‘Forward' With Club Level Improvements Opening of exclusive restaurants 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 [.

Arsenal rumours June 29th – Sol Campbell, Joe Cole, Loic Remy and Koscielny signed?

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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 [.

Van Persie – Not scoring is eating away at me!

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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 [.

Balotelli – I’m happy that Arsenal likes me!

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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 [.

Winterburn – Arsenal need to start the season strongly

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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 [.

A Fantastic Prize For Football Fans Could Be Yours!

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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 [.

Kosciely arrival imminent as Lorient close in on his replacement

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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.

Bougherra keen on Arsenal move

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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, [.

Bob Wilson – Arsenal turned down Tim Howard!

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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 [.

Joe Cole – I’m open to anything at the moment!

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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 [.

Van Persie is really positive… and really really excited!

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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 sense [...

Arsene Wenger tips England to beat inexperienced Germany (video)

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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 [.

Arsenal rumours June 27th – Eriksen, Kjaer, Balotelli, Eduardo and Micah Richards

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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.

2 1/2 Arsenal players left in World Cup knockout rounds

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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 [.

Arsenal to sign a player soon – Koscielny or Schwarzer?

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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 [...]

Arsenal chasing New Zealand defender Winston Reid

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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 [.

Bendtner plays but Denmark dumped out of World Cup (highlights video)

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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 [.

Arsenal rumours June 24th – Alex Song, Mesut Ozil, Bougherra and Pablo Sarabia

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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 [.

Arsenal close in on Mark Schwarzer

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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 [.

William Gallas in talks with Juventus

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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 [.

Arsenal now odds-on to land Joe Cole

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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 [.

Bendtner worried about ‘bitter disappointment’, but still confident!

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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 [...]

Bendtner a doubt to face Japan

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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," Olsen said.

Arsenal rumours June 22nd – Clichy, Montolivo, Yanbaev, Joe Cole and Luke Freeman

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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, [.

Aaron Ramsey is back in light training

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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 [.

Man Utd deny any interest in Joe Cole!

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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 [.

Francis Coquelin agrees one-year loan at Lorient

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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 first-team [.

Arsenal fans spotted in Las Vegas!

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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 [...]

Arsenal striker in talks with Cyprus Champions Omonia Nicosia

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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 [.

Wenger confirms Koscielny deal still on….

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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 [.

Hleb available on the cheap!

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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 [.

Holland boss – Van Persie “needs patience”

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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 [...

Fabregas angry at being left on the bench – He will get used to it at Barcelona!

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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.

Arsenal to sign Vertonghen or Azpilicueta..or both!

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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 [.

Wenger – England are playing with fear of failure, but France just have no confidence!

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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 with that.

Arsenal rumours June 19th – Subotic, Barrera, Koscielny and Marchetti

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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 [.

Bendtner still confident, but Alex Song’s Cameroon in disarray

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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 [.

Anelka banned, Gallas disciplined, France disentegrating!

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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 [.

Wenger – I WILL sign a defender before end of World Cup

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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 [.

Sol Campbell has just bought a house in Scotland….

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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, [.

Chelsea beat Arsenal to Czech starlet (Or have they?)

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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 [.

Would you swap Cesc for Ibrahimovich?

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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 [.

Arsenal rumours June 17th – Gourcuff, Mesut Ozil, Jagielka, Ebicilio and Van Der Wiel

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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 [.

Sol Campbell – I’m better than the England defenders at the World Cup!

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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?

Robert Pires considering return to England

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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 [.

Arsenal’s fixture list for next season

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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 [.

Riquelme and Juan Mata both reveal Arsenal desire

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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 [.

Sol Campbell – I may still return to Arsenal next season

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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 [.

Agent – Arsenal are close to agreement for Koscielny

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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, [.

Arsenal rumours June 16th – Afellay, Gallas, Muntari, Mesut Ozil and Koscielny

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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 [.

Holland v Denmark extended highlights – Van Persie outshines Bendtner

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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 were announced.

Carlos Vela – We have to beat France, no excuses!

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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 thought [.

Arshavin – It’s up to Cesc…

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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 [...]

Arsenal rumours June 14th – Van Der Wiel, Sagna, Vertonghen and Enyeama

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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 [...

Wenger – Fabregas will return to Arsenal (and we don’t want Toure!)

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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 season. [.

Sol Campbell – I am excited by Celtic ambition (but may return to Arsenal!)

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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 [.

Almunia – I’m not worried by Arsenal goalkeeper speculation!

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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 [.

Martin Keown – Cesc will do a Hleb and force Barcelona move

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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 [.

Van Persie v Bendtner – Seriously no contest!

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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 [.

Arsenal officially release Gallas, Silvestre and Campbell

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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 somewhere.", [.

Robert Greens blunder (video) – Arsenal’s next goalkeeper?

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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 [.

Henry fails to lift France against Uruguay

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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 [...]

Arsenal rumours June 12th – Jagielka, Diakhate, Eduardo and Andre Santos

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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 [.

Henry caught on video taking drugs!

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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 [...]

Arsenal rumours June 11th – Pienaar, Bougherra, Koscielny, Gallas and Wilshere

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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 [.

Sol Campbell – I will give everything if I sign for Celtic!

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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 [.

Exclusive David Seaman video – penalties and the World Cup!

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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, [.

Van Persie – We can beat anybody but we’re no overconfident!

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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 [...]

Arsenal rumours June 10th – Joe Cole, Hugo Lloris, Koscielny and King Gyan!

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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 £80,000 a week. Obviously they don't give any source or backup details, but then [.

Exclusive! Arsene Wenger discusses the chances of African teams at World Cup (video)

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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, [.

Good News! – Arsenal confirm they are looking for a new goalkeeper

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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 [.

Lennon – Sol Campbell is definitely interested in Celtic move

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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 [.

Arsenal rumours June 9th – Joe Cole, Gallas, Martinez, Mesut Ozil and Robert Green

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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 [.

Why should Arsenal fans be disappointed this season?

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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 that would like a copy please see this post: [...]

Arsenal transfer rumours June 8th – Asamoah, Senderos, Assulin, Kjaer and Sol Campbell

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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 talks [.

Agent – Toure could be part of Fabregas deal (And Man City are bankrupt!)

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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 [.

Barcelona – We’ve had no price and no contact from Arsenal over Fabregas!

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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!

Agent – Arsenal are interested in Krasic, but Juventus are favourites to sign him

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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 [...]

Arsenal confirm signing of Irish international goalkeeper!

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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 [.

Coquelin confirms Lorient talks

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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 £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 [.

Wenger – Reasons why Fabregas WON’T go to Barcelona!

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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 [...]

Van Persie being backed to win Golden Boot

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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 form [...]

Barcelona to target Clichy and Arsenal name their price for Fabregas

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The Arsenal transfer news in this mornings papers are saying that Arsenal have told Barcelona that they want £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 [.

Arsenal close in on Koscielny with £8m bid

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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 £8m for the Frenchman, and have given Lorient [.

Why Arsenal should buy Milos Krasic (video). He is class!

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Arsenal have been strongly linked with a £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 [.

Arsenal turn down bid for Carlos Vela – He’s staying!

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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 [.

Van Persie – I want to score 30 goals next season and be as good as Messi!

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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 [...]

Bendtner – I will recover in time to face Holland

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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 [.

Arsenal transfer rumours June 7th – Hangeland, Joe Cole, Schwarzer, Arteta and Gary Cahill

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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.

Arsenal hijack Chelsea target at last minute!

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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 [.

Japan target Arsene Wenger as national coach

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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 [.

Laporta – We WILL have Fabregas before the World Cup!

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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 [.

Arsenal transfer rumours June 4th – Gourcuff, Toure, Koscielny, Joe Cole and Assulin

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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, [.

I have 3 x Arsenal Season Review DVD’s to give away!

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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 [.

Arsenal sign 16 year-old striker!

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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 [.

Sol Campbell still considering Celtic move

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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 [.

Arsenal transfer rumours June 3rd – Schwarzer, Joe Cole, Micah Richards and Robert Green

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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 [.

Joe Cole signs a three-year deal with Arsenal!

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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 [.

Arsenal transfer rumours June 2nd – Joe Cole, Gourcuff, Koscielny, Powell and Modric

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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 [.

Walcott reveals how Capello dropped him

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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 [.

Arsenal target Barcelona defender

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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 [.

“Arsenal fans HATE their team” says Spurs fan Matthew Horne

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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 [.

Gallas suffers another calf injury in France training session

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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.

Andrei Arshavin to support Russia’s bid for the 2018 World Cup

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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 their talisman.

Arshavin says last season was pitiful – Is he right?

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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 [.

Walcott out, Joe Cole in!

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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 [.