It now looks like Arsenal's last chance of securing Mark Schwarzer has now fallen through as the
Guardian has just reported that Shay Given has decided to turn down Fulham and remain at the
Eastlands this season. Mark Hughes said on Saturday: "I'm always interested in quality players and
Shay Given is a quality player.
The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has been under the scrutiny of the Holland team doctors, and
they have decided to call up Ruud Van Nistelroy in his place, after announcing that Van Persie will
be out "for a few weeks" with his sprained ankle. Arsene Wenger didn't think that the injury was
very serious immediately [.
The young Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere was arrested last night after being found by
police at the scene of an assault on a young girl, who was taken to hospital with a suspected
broken arm. Wilshere was on a night out in Kensington celebrating Arsenal's win at Blackburn when
the "fracas" happened, but after [.
The Arsenal defender Armand Traore has been looking for a new club since Arsene Wenger told him
that he could leave last month, and despite being very close to being transferred to Benfica a
couple of weeks ago, we have heard nothing since. It was reported by Sky last week that Juventus
were in the process [.
The Everton defender Phil Jagielka was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal all summer, and
Everton reportedly turned down a Â£10m bid for the fringe England international, but there was
never any concrete proof that an offer was on the table until today. Jagielka admitted that David
Moyes had discussed the offer with him, but [.
Arsenal are apparently close to signing the the 17 year old Zambian international defender Emmanuel
Mbola, but there seems to be some confusion over his contractual status in Africa. It is reported
that he was sold by his local club, Mining Rangers, to TP Mazembe (Congo), but has also played for
Pyunik Yerevan (from Armenia).
The Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has certainly made an immediate impact on the American MLS and he
has finally bagged his first goal for the New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls were dire last season
and hadn't won an away game in two full seasons before this one, but the arrival of Henry, and
In an amazing turnaround from Arsene Wenger stating that "the transfer window is closed" for
Arsenal, it seems that it is still very possible that the Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer could arrive
at the Emirates in the next few days. There are reports that Schwarzer has threatened to go on
strike for the season if [.
There is much talk about about Arsenal's injury "curse", and every week of every season there seems
to be yet another announcement of another Arsenal injury. Well today is no different. Robin Van
Persie has managed to play during the World Cup (all the way to final!) without a problem, but his
first day back [.
Arsene Wenger was extremely pleased with his team's performance in beating Blackburn today, but
admitted that they needed a little bit of luck to get them through. But he was quite adamant that
any team that has aspirations to win the Premier League needs to beat teams like Blackburn. "I'm
convinced we have more experience [.
Arsene Wenger made a very funny statement yesterday when asked about who he would use as his main
striker now that both Van Persie and Chamakh are fit and ready to start today's match. He was asked
if he would choose or play both of them alongside each other. "I don't know what I will do [...]
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger announced the signing of Sebastien Squillaci yesterday, and after
eulogising about how good the experienced French international will be for Arsenal, he was then
asked about whether he was still in the market for a goalkeeper before the end of the transfer
window. He said "It is now closed!
Arsene Wenger has always considered that Arsenal are most vulnerable to dropping points
domestically after they have played a strenuous midweek Champions League match, which is why there
always seems to be much shuffling of players the following week. Well this season Arsenal have been
handed a huge disadvantage, with nearly every Group Stage match [.
The 27th of February 2010 will always be remembered for the being the day that Ryan Shawcross
cynically broke Aaron Ramsey's leg in two places, and potentially finished the career of one of
Arsenal's most promising young players. His leg was operated on less than 12 hours later to
increase the chances of a quick [.
Arsene Wenger was asked about the upcoming game with Blackburn Rovers this week, and was reminded
about how angry he was after least season's defeat and his criticism about Blackburn's agressive
tactics. Wenger used the opportunity to remind the referee's what are allowed in the rules......
"When a team plays long ball and head the ball [.
The Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has stopped Arsenal from beating his teams at home for eight
years in a row, and he intends to carry on that tradition today. He believes he knows the secret of
stopping Arsenal using their skills (yeah...kick sh*t out of them) and is looking to do the same
Arsene Wenger believes that his team is much stronger now than when they lost at Ewood Park last
season, and although he intends that Arsenal will play their normal game, they are also now mature
enough to give as good as they get from Sam Allardyce's team. "It is always important that you're
strong away from [.
I received an email this afternoon which has been playing on my mind ever since, especially as it
ended with "thanks for your instant reply!". The reason I can't put it out of mind is the writer
(Who shall be known as Joshua, simply because that is his name!) asked me a question that I could
Arsene Wenger has told Sky News in an interview that the French international defender Sebastien
Squillaci has finally completed his move from Sevilla, but says that he will not figure in this
weekend's game against Blackburn. Wenger said: "We needed a centre-back of quality and experience
if possible, and at the right price he was [.
Today we have another guest post from an Indian blogger from the football website BigFourZa, which
covers Arsenal, as well as the other members of the Big Four for the Indian market. I am sure you
will have seen them if you frequent Arsenal Blogs regularly. The writer's pseudonym is (would you
The Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin has been speaking about his ambitions. He wants to win the
Champions League and show his undoubted talent to the world so he will be remembered as the player
that did "magic things". "I want to win the Champions League," he said. "When I retire I want to be
remembered as a [.
With less than a week left of the transfer window, Arsene Wenger is still looking for another
centre-back to supplement the arrival of Koscielny and Squillaci, and it looks like one of his long
term targets has suddenly become available. Arsenal (along with Chelsea) were strongly linked with
Newcastle's Steven Taylor last year until a shoulder [.
Today we have a brand new Guest Writer who goes by the name of Calum White. He is a regular reader
of Just Arsenal News, and has decided to share his opinion of why he believes that Arsenal are
genuine contenders for the Premiership this season. As it is his first post can you all [...]
Entering the final week of the window at last, and there are lots of Arsenal transfer rumours
flying about. The main one at the moment is asking why Sebastien Squllaci hasn't signed yet,
despite Sevilla announcing he was to have a medical at Arsenal on Monday. The rumours are saying
that he has failed and Arsenal [.
The Adidas f50 Adizero has been a huge success in this year's World Cup Soccer tournament with
players who sported this brand of boots scoring a whopping 41 goals. It helped Adidas lift the
branding trophy. Some of the senior marketing executives of Adidas are already claiming that this
year's marketing blitz at the World [.
For the last two weeks I have had a competition for a new Arsenal Shirt, but out of over 450
entries over the fortnight NOBODY got the correct score plus goalscorers. So rther than start again
I am going to have a play-off between the readers who correctly guessed the correct score in either
game. This list [.
The little Russian maestro Andre Arshavin has always been honest and forthright in his interviews
with the press, and last summer he made it very clear that he wanted Wenger to buy a couple of
players to ensure that Arsenal could fight for trophies. He didn't get his wish last season, but
now he seems a [.
The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has taken umbrage with the announcements of his Danish physio
Soren Malling, who has been treating the 22 year-old striker. Malling has been making outlandish
claims in the press, saying that he can get Bendtner back playing for the Gunners in just a few
weeks, and has annoyed Bendtner with his [.
Despite the arrival of Sebastien Squillaci for his medical today, it has been revealed that Arsene
Wenger still intends to bring in one more top-class defender to bolster the depleted Arsenal back
line. Having lost Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas, Sol Campbell and Phillipe Senderos this summer,
the signings of Laurent Koscielny and Squillaci is still [.
We have a new Guest Writer today . His name is Ralph J. and I assure you all that he will give you
a few things to think about in his articles. Today he has decided to question whether the fans
should be happy that Arsene Wenger (and the shareholders) have been running Arsenal as [...]
Today we are going to start off with another Guest Post from our old friend Adam Kemp. We are all
very happy that Arsene Wenger has finally nailed the necessary centre-back, but Adam believes that
the facts show that Arsenal also need a replacement for our Number One. Over to you Adam...... The
frightening truth behind [.
The England and Arsenal winger Theo Walcott scored a brilliant hat-trick for the Gunners yesterday,
and he thinks that he is now ready to make the switch from winger to centre-forward, just like his
hero Thierry Henry. "The boss signed me as a striker but I'll happily play anywhere for Arsenal,"
he said yesterday.
It's Sunday yet again and as usual the papers are full of football transfer rumours, and quite a
few of them are about Arsenal. I reported yesterday that the latest goalkeeping rumours are saying
that Wenger has turned his attention to Ajax keeper Maarten Stekelenberg, after the deals for Shay
Given and Mark Schwarzer now [.
Arsenal have now played two games of the new season, and have gained a respectable four points and
scored seven goals, but, as regular visitors to Just Arsenal News will be aware, there seem to be
more and more Arsenal supporters criticizing Wenger's ability to run Arsenal. Everyone knows
(including Wenger) that the Gunners are in [.
The Blackpool manager Ian Holloway saw his team literally torn apart by Arsenal this afternoon, and
although the Seasiders lost 6-0, it could easily have been a cricket score if some of Arsenal's
players had been a little more accurate with their shooting. "It was going to be a tough day for us
The Sevilla coach Antonio Alvarez was originally very annoyed that he couldn't play the French
international defender Sebastien Squillaci in Wednesdays Champions League qualifier against Braga.
He has decided though to just carry on as if he wasn't there and won't pick him for tonights game
against Barcelona either.
Arsene Wenger's press conference yesterday was very revealing in many ways, and no less on the
transfer front. He admitted a couple of times that he was looking for reinforcements, but also said
that he wasn't close to signing anyone at all! With just ten days to go it is becoming "squeaky bum
time" in the [.
With the news yesterday that Arsene Wenger seems to have accepted Fulham's refusal to sell Mark
Schwarzer, todays biggest Arsenal transfer rumour is that he has now turned his attention to the
Ajax and Holland goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. Stekelenburg had an excellent World Cup, and the
Ajax Financial Director Jeroen Slop admitted last week that the [.
Arsene Wenger had a long press conference today and, although looking quite tired and drawn, he
managed to field all the searching questions quite well. He was obviously asked about the rumours
surrounding his interest in Sebastien Squillaci, and said that although Arsenal were interested,
they were nowhere near securing his signature.
It looks like Arsene Wenger is going to take the opportunity of a (hopefully!) easy game against
Blackpool, to give his returning World Cup Finalists an extra rest while they try and catch up with
the fitness of the rest of the Arsenal squad. Both Fabregas and Van Persie only rejoined the squad
two weeks ago, [.
Arsene Wenger suddenly starting making his moves in the transfer market on Wednesday with bids for
Sebastien Squillaci from Sevilla, and a new bid for Mark Schwarzer from Fulham. According to this
mornings Telegraph, the bid for Schwarzer was exactly the same as they bid in May, and were hoping
that Fulham would accept the offer [.
Arsenal have only played one game so far this season, but already I am thinking about conceding the
League title. Usually we can be confident of having a great team with yet some more classy
youngsters coming through and can look forward with hope in our hearts, but todays news about
Emmanuel Frimpong has just [.
It seems that the young Arsenal defender Armand Traore is very close to finalising his move to the
Portugese giants Benfica, according to his agent Richard des Voeux. He is said to be signing a four
year contract with Benfica, and the 20 year-old is very keen to finally be getting regular first
team football in [.
The biggest Arsenal transfer rumour today was that Arsene Wenger was in touch with Sevilla to
persuade them to part with the French international centre-back, Sebastien Squillaci. Well today
Sevilla have confirmed the rumours, and also agreed that Squillaci missed the Champions League
Qualifier just in case the deal went through.
The ongoing Arsenal search for a new keeper has taken a couple of new twists this morning, and it
looks like Wenger still has a choice of two. The Man City keeper Shay Given may have been offered a
pay rise to stay at the Eastlands, but it is being reported today that he is [...]
Just twelve days to go and the Arsenal transfer rumours are coming in thick and fast. The
devastating news that Arsenal's injury list has grown already with Samir Nasris operation means
that there are a few more midfielders on the possible arrival list, but naturally the most
important topic is another centre-back.
Call me cynical if you like, but it seems to me that if every Arsenal fan bought a share in Arsenal
for Â£95, they would be happier when Wenger doesn't spend any money because their shares would
suddenly be worth Â£110! I may be wrong, because there is always the possibility that the fans who
Arsenal's lack of centre-backs was highlighted yet again when newboy Laurent Koscielny was sent off
against Liverpool last Sunday, and it has been assumed that either the inexperienced Havard
Nordtveit would be thrown into the fray against Blackpool, or Alex Song would be played out of
position as cover.
Ever since the beginning of the transfer window, Arsenal have been linked with just about every
available goalkeeper in Europe and beyond, but rarely have any of the alleged offers ever been
confirmed. The first real indication that Wenger was really looking for a new keeper was when Peter
Hill-Wood revealed that they had had a [.
The Arsenal legend David Seaman doesn't think that Arsenal can win the Premiership title this
season, and expects Man Utd and Chelsea to yet again be fighting it out at the top. Many people,
including Arsene Wenger, has said that this season could be the hardest Premiership race ever, but
We are entering the final 14 days of the transfer window, and Arsene Wenger doesn't seem to be any
closer to signing another much-needed centre-back. The only one that is linked today is the Dutch
international defender Joris Mathijsen, who is currently at Hamburg. The problem with this link
(other than it coming from Caughtoffside!
There is a worrying lack of Arsenal transfer rumours regarding centre-backs, despite it being the
postion most neccessary to fill before the transfer window closes. But there could be some good
news coming from that direction soon as Ajax have admitted that they are in dire financial straits,
and are willing to let some of [.
We have a new guest writer today. His name is Mohamed Zubairu and he talks a lot of sense on Just
Arsenal News in defence of Arsene Wenger, but there are just a couple of things that he thinks
Wenger could do to improve the side, and one of them is "espionage"! I think he [...]
Last weeks competition didn't produce a winner, so there is a new competition this week on the
result of the Arsenal v Blackpool game. Twelve people (out of 246 entries!) predicted the 1-1
scoreline on Sunday, but no-one got the lone goalscorer for Arsenal, Pepe Reina (og). The correct
score was predicted by Sammy Folliard, CAZ, Kirtan, [.
The 18 year-old Arsenal striker Luke Freeman had only just arrived last month at Yeovil Town for a
six month loan spell, but he may now have to return to the Gunners after suffering a suspected
broken leg in the exciting 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers. Freeman had a couple of chances to score
in the [.
Arsene Wenger was not too upset with taking a point from the opening game of the season at Anfield,
especially as Arsenal were missing a lot of important players. He did feel that the Gunners should
have made the extra man count in the second half, but couldn't turn the possession into an
Joe Cole was sent off 45 minutes into his debut for Liverpool in yesterday's game against Arsenal,
but both managers did not believe that there was any malicious intent on the ex-Chelsea star's
part. Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson said that he will be studying the video to see if there is a
chance of getting the [.
Today we have another Guest Post from Adam Kemp, who was quite incensed after seeing Arsenal only
just manage a point against a Liverpool side that were one man down for most of the second
half........ Almunia proves costly yet again as Arsenal draw! After criticizing Arsenal's lack of
key signings this summer, it is clear to [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has announced that whoever he picks to start in goal today
against Liverpool, will be his Number One goalkeeper this season. "The goalkeepers are great, all
ready to play," Wenger said. "I just wait for my decision and you will get it soon. "The guy who
plays on Sunday will be No [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is well aware of the defensive frailties of his squad after
losing four defenders this summer, but he says it is extremely difficult to find suitable players
in the transfer market this summer. "Let's not be fooled," he said. "We are short at the back, and
we need to add.
The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has admitted that he may not have the money to invest in players
compared to Moneybags Man City, but he still believes his team should now be ready to win the
Premiership title. He was asked directly if he thought this would be Arsenal's trophy-winning
season. "Yes but it depends as [.
Arsene Wenger has officially announced his new contract extension, and he says he has done it so
that he can see his young squad finally deliver on their promise and bring a host of trophies to
the Emirates for the first time. "My heart belongs to Arsenal and my desire is to see this team win
Today we have another guest post from Adam Kemp, who wrote an extremely thought-provoking article
last week. Today he follows that up by questioning why Arsene Wenger refuses to actually spend any
of Arsenal's well-publicised profit on world-class signings, that could actually give the Gunners a
chance to compete with Chelsea and Man Utd this [.
The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given is to "consider his options" this weekend after he
was told by Man City boss Roberto Mancini that Joe Hart will be the Number One at the Eastlands
this season, which has reignited the rumours that Arsenal could secure his services for next
season. The Daily Mail quotes a [.
The Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has no qualms about bringing William Gallas to White Hart
Lane, despite that he has spent the last few years at Spurs' great rivals, Arsenal. He believes
that the Lilywhites fans will accept anyone, as long as they play well.... He said: "I like Gallas.
I think he's a great free [.
The new Fulham manager Mark Hughes has admitted that Arsenal made a bid to sign Mark Schwarzer at
the end of last season, but they haven't had any increased bids since then. The ex-Man Utd star
understands that Schwarzer would find it hard to turn down a chance to play in the Champions
League, but [.
Arsenal lost William Gallas, Sol Campbell, Mikael Silvestre and Phillipe Senderos this summer, thus
decimating their defensive cover, but Arsene Wenger brought in Laurent Koscielny to partner Thomas
Vermaelen, and it was hoped that Joham Djourou would be the number one back-up in case either of
the main defenders got injured.
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott had a miserable injury-filled season last year, which was capped
with the disappointment of being left out of the England team that went to South Africa, but he
believes he can now move on from that and show everyone how skilful he really is this time around.
"It is a massive [.
The days of watching pirated Premier League highlights on YouTube are about to be ended as the
Premier League, Viacom and the French Football League have brought multi-million lawsuits against
any websites that happily allows pirated material to be shown on their site. Siliconrepublic.com
reported: Google, who own YouTube, in collaboration with media companies including Disney [.
Well, Well, Well, I must apologize to all my readers as I was absolutely certain that the rumours
about Mark Schwarzer wanting to move to Arsenal was a load of tosh. In fact I didn't even believe
that Arsene Wenger was seriously intending to buy another keeper. But it seems I was wrong.....(for
a change [.
The rumours surrounding the Arsenal goalkeeping situation just refuse to go away, despite Fulham
issuing a denial that Mark Schwarzer has asked for a transfer to Arsenal. The latest
"merry-go-round" rumours are being sparked by another story that Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill
resigned because Brad Friedel has asked to rejoin his old boss Mark Hughes [.
The young Gunner Nacer Barazite is being sent out on loan this season, and he has been offered to
the Scottish Champions Rangers on trial with a view to a season-long deal. The 21 year-old played
in a friendly against Glentoran and the Rangers first team coach Ian Durrant was suitably impressed
on his first outing.
As a warning to football hooligans the police are cracking down on thugs ahead of the new football
season, and they have scored their first success against two Tottenham "fans". Danny Scriven, 26,
and Kali Hagenstede, 21, were amongst a gang of more than 20 hooligans who attacked Arsenal fans as
they drank in The George, [.
The never-ending goalkeeping saga at Arsenal has taken yet another twist this morning. The Sun has
revealed that the Australian keeper Mark Schwarzer has handed in a transfer request to Mark Hughes
to force a move to the Emirates. There are numerous rumours about goalkeepers all over the Premier
League and it is thought that if [.
The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger thinks that moneybags Man City will be involved in the race for the
Premiership title, but Arsenal will also be at the top because they have the "belief". Roberto
Mancini's team have once again showed their intent by being on course to spend more than Â£100m in
the transfer window again, [.
Once again, someone from The Sun has made up a story to fill in space, and everyone has fallen for
it hook line and sinker. The Sun headlined this morning with this stocking filler: SCHWARZER: LET
ME JOIN ARSENAL MARK SCHWARZER has stunned new Fulham boss Mark Hughes by slapping in a transfer
There is a new name in the frame in todays Arsenal transfer rumours and it is a very strange one!
Yanga-M'Biwa would look good on the back of anyones shirt, but it seems like his name has come up
because Gilles Grimandi (The Arsenal chief scout in France) was seen at a Montpellier game last
Arsenal as a club and their supporters have had to put up with a whole year of Barcelona players
trying to poach Cesc Fabregas, and their statements have been getting more and more outlandish.
Well now I think that every Arsenal fan should become a fully paid-up supporter of Jose Mourinho
and Real Madrid, as [.
Arsenal are preparing for the first crucial match of the Premiership season, and the lack of
fitness and injuries are leaving Arsene Wenger with a threadbare squad to choose from. We already
know that Nicklas Bendtner will not be returning to the side for at least a couple of months, and
Cesc Fabregas and Robin [.
The Arsenal midfielder Thomas Rosicky has been linked with a few clubs this summer, but he is
adamant that he is not going anywhere in a hurry! He said: "Speculation is a normal thing in the
football business," "I must thank everyone for showing interest because it flatters me, but I must
repeat myself [.
Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for either Joe Hart or Shay Given in the last few
weeks, and the reports have said that neither of them would be willing to spend the next season on
the bench. Well now Shay Given has admitted that it is a fact! Hart has ambitions to [...]
The Werder Bremen defender Serdar Tasi has been linked with a move to Arsenal ever since Arsene
Wenger stated that he was still on the lookout for a strong centre-half to add to the Gunners
squad, and the 23 year-old is keen for the rumours to become fact! Sport.co.uk has issued an
exclusive report after talking [.
After the amazing 6-5 win over Legia Warsaw at the weekend, the papers are full of Arsenal transfer
rumours about goalkeepers, obviously based on the premise that Wenger will have been so incensed
after conceding five goals that he just HAS to buy a replacement. I laughed very hard when told
about Arsenal putting in a [.
The Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski admitted that he is still fighting to be given the nod to
play against Liverpool next week, and he also revealed that Fabregas kept his team-mates guessing
when he arrived, and the rest of the squad weren't sure that he would stay until they saw it on the
Arsenal's goalkeeping problems have been highlighted on Just Arsenal News all summer, and they were
even more emphasised by the team conceding FIVE goals in yesterdays match against Legia Warsaw.
Before the game, Wenger said that this was another chance for Fabianski to show if he was capable
of being first-choice keeper this season.
Arsene Wenger will be 61 in October and is entering the last year of his present contract at
Arsenal, but he has at last given his biggest hint yet that he intends to stay at the Emirates for
a few more years yet, despite interesting offers from other sources. Could he be talking about the
As on any given Sunday there are always lots of Arsenal transfer rumours around, and today is no
exception. Arsene Wenger's search for another centre-back has thrown up the name of Phillipe Mexes
again. The Italian paper â€˜La Repubblica' reckons that Arsenal have offered Â£9m for the 28
year-old. Mexes has more than a few things [.
The England manager Fabio Capello has given his England squad a complete shake-up, and has dropped
half the players that he took to South Africa for the disastrous World Cup campaign. He has added
Theo Walcott, who was so upset about being left behind in June, but also the two Arsenal youngsters
Kieran Gibbs and Jack [.
We have yet another guest writer today, in the form of Tom (aka Kid Harpoon), who has been keen to
address the goalkeeping question, especially after the countless rumours linking Arsenal with every
available goalkeeper in the world this summer. It started with Hill-Wood admitting that Arsenal had
made a bid for Mark Schwarzer, and [.
Yes it's true, Just Arsenal News is giving away a new Arsenal shirt just as the new season starts.
It is an easy to enter competition and will be based solely on the result of Arsenal's first away
game at Liverpool on the 15th August. All You have to do is simply guess: A: The Correct Score B:
Yesterday I published a guest post by Adam Kemp that asked the question; Is Wenger holding Arsenal
back?, which garnered a lot of interesting responses from the JustArsenal community. In the
interests of a fair and balanced outlook, todays guest post is a direct response to Adam's one, and
Mohammed Zubairu believes that Arsenal are [.
It is no wonder that journalists call August the "Silly Season" as there is nothing but ridiculous
stories to read in the papers. Today is the perfect example. The first preposterous Arsenal
transfer story is in the Sun, and they headline with: Arsenal in Reina raid! ARSENAL have launched
a stunning Â£23million raid for Liverpool keeper [.
Here is another guest post from Scott Craig-Mackie, who has written a couple of previous posts for
JustArsenal. He has composed a summary of the transfer window so far, and the nett result is MINUS
two players! But Scott is still hopeful for the new season with the youngsters like Wilshere and
Frimpong moving [.
The Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe is extremely excited about the new season, and
can't wait to get his first taste of Champions League football, but he is obviously under the
impression that it is easier than it looks! First of all Spurs have to get past the Qualifying
Rounds, which are not in [.
With Wenger still on the lookout for at least one more defender (and maybe a goalkeeper?) there are
still lots of Arsenal transfer rumours about. The first, and biggest, is the one that says that
Wenger is trying to buy the French international defender Philipe Mexes. The 28 year-old has not
been a regular at [.
This is a guest post sent in to me by a lifelong Arsenal supporter Adam Kemp, and he thinks that
this question needs to be asked after Wenger's refusal to use his transfer budget yet again,
despite the obvious need to reinforce the defence to withstand the best attacks in the Premiership.
Obviously Wenger still [.
There seem to be a lot of goalkeeping transfer rumours ignited today as there are reports that the
Cagliari keeper Federico Marchetti has arrived in London for talks. Cagliari admitted a couple of
weeks ago that the Italian international would be leaving this summer so it is no surprise that he
is looking for a [.
The ongoing rumours about Emir Spahic's imminent arrival at Arsenal have taken a backward step, as
Montpellier have denied there are any negotiations going on between the two clubs. In fact their
manager Rene Girard was quite taken aback by the rumours. "Indeed I am astonished." he said. "There
has never been talk of this departure [.
The wonderful and ever-loved ex-Arsenal icon Emmanuel Adebayor has finally caught on that MoneyBags
Man City have decided to swap the agressive, over-rated and over-emotional idiot for, well, a
younger agressive, over-rated and over-emotional idiot lol! Mario Balotelli is expected to arrive
at City in the very near future, and with Adebayor, Tevez, Robinho, Bellamy and [.
Just two years after both Aleksandr Hleb and Mathieu Flamini left Arsenal, it looks like both of
them will be returning to England with their tails between their legs. Hleb especially should be
embarassed as he forced Wenger to let him leave, whilst complaining about "chaotic English life
(and the weather!
It is being reported all over the web this morning that Arsenal are close to signing the Bosnia
captain Emir Spahic, but very few Arsenal supporters would have heard of him before yesterday's
report, which makes him a typical Arsene Wenger signing. So what is known about him? Well he is a
30 year-old central defender [.
It has been rumoured that Arsenal have been close to signing Mark Schwarzer since the second the
transfer window opened, and it has been relentless ever since. The thing is; there has not been one
shred of evidence to support it, even though it was once said that he had even been to the Emirates
It looks like Arsene Wenger has pulled off his usual trick of finding a talented unknown player at
a very good price, as it has just been revealed that the Bosnian captain Emir Spahic expects a move
to Arsenal to be completed in the near future." Although Spahic is 30 years old, he is extremely
Acouple of snippets of news today regarding our illustrious Number One goalkeeper Manuel Almunia
and our I'll-be-best-in-world striker Nicklas Bendtner. The first story seems to pour cold water on
the ongoing rumours tha Arsene Wenger is going to sell Almunia to make room for a replacement, as
the Spanish stopper has no intention of leaving [.
There are a couple of interesting stories in the papers this morning, and the most worrying is a
report in the Mail about Cesc Fabregas. The Arsenal captain spent an emotional evening with 2500
fas in his hometown of Arenys de Mar in the north of Spain, where they laid on a celebration in
The 35 year old defender, Sol Campbell, has admitted that he would have stayed at Arsenal for
another year, but Wenger "had a certain budget to spend on wages" and wouldn't move on it. So when
Newcastle offered him a better deal (and a two year contract) he had no problem accepting the move.
But Campbell [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is entering the last year of his contract, and although the
Frenchman has said that he won't start renewal talks with the board until the autumn, Bacary Sagna
believes that the team have to prove that they are really capable of winning something to persuade
him to stay at the [.
Arsene Wenger is still waiting for a few of his senior midfielders to return (especially Cesc
Fabregas), but the youngsters Jack Wilshere and Emmanuel Frimpong did well enough as cover. Vela
scored right at the start, and when Sagna made it 2-0 just before half-time it looked a clearcut
win for Arsenal, and even more so [.
The Arsenal legend Thierry Henry made his MLS debut for the New York Red Bulls yesterday, and he
set up both the goals for strike partner Juan Pablo Angel, but it wasn't enough to stop Houston
getting a draw with an equaliser in the last minute, despite only having ten men on the pitch.
Henry was [..
Sol Campbell was called "Fat Belly" on some Newcastle blogs after he was pictured whilst training
with Newcastle at the weekend, and he called the fans abuse 'pathetic'. He said that he refused to
listen to 'idiots' and begged them to wait until he had been training for a month before judging
him. "It's pathetic," Campbell [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger saw his team win the Emirates Cup yesterday, and was pleased with
the performance of the team, but especially the two youngsters, Jack Wilshere and Emmanuel
Frimpong. So much so that he has decided to keep them with the senior squad this season instead of
loaning them out again.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was not too disappointed with yesterdays draw against AC Milan,
but with Lyon and Celtic also drawing at 2-2, it now means that Arsenal have to win well against
Celtic to win the Emirates Cup. Because of the rules adding one point on for each goal, Arsenal are
now one point [.
I have no idea where they got this one from, but there is a report this morning, in the NOTW, that
Arsene Wenger is making enquiries about the Bosnian centre-back Emir Spahic as a fallback, in case
the negotiations with Werder Bremen over Per Mertsacker fall through. Spahic is a versatile
defender and is also the [.
Arsene Wenger has only made two signings so far this summer, and both Laurent Koscielny and
Marouane Chamakh made their Arsenal home debuts at the Emirates yesterday. Chamakh had a nicely
taken goal to mark his entry, and Koscielny did enough to convinve Wenger that he had made the
right decisions. "Chamakh had a good first [.
The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has been vocal in his opposition to the new "Homegrown" rules
introduced this season, and thinks it will put a lot of players out of work. He said: "I am quite
surprised the players' union accepted this rule as it could put many players out of a job," said
the Arsenal [.