Arsenal have released two of their players that were thought to be rich talents and expected to
become stars of the future. Tom Cruise has often been called the Top Gun after his illustrious
namesake, and Mark Randall is another that was expected to break into the Arsenal first team but
always seemed to fall [.
It is being reported this evening that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is still adamant that the
Blackburn defender Christopher Samba is the right man to strengthen the Gunners' defence from
set-pieces next season, and has decided to increase his bid. Wenger originally went for Samba in
January but was turned down point blank, and [.
Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury has avowed to break into the Gunners first team next season after
spending the last six months at Norwich City, where he helped the Norfolk side win promotion to the
Premiership. The 20 year-old was very proud to help the Canaries in a momentous season, but
Lansbury's one wish is to [.
It has been rumoured for some time that the Charlton defender Carl Jenkinson was on his way to
Arsenal, and the Charlton coach Chris Powell says that, although it is still looking likely to
happen, the deal has not been concluded yet. The Finnish FA reported that they had got permission
from Arsenal for Jenkins [.
There are reports in Italy today that the AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani spent the
weekend in London after watching the Champions League Final, and pre-arranged a meeting with a
representative of the Arsenal board. SportItalia reckon that Galliani has made contact with Arsenal
to fnd out exactly what price the club will agree on [.
The 19 year-old Jack Wilshere has taken the Premiership by storm this season, and has easily won
the Arsenal fans Player-of-the-Year competition with 41.4% of the vote. The official Arsenal site
runs a yearly poll for the fans to see who they have been the most impressed with, and although
Robin Van Persie has had [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has announced that he will be "active" in the transfer market,
and he is specifically looking for mature and experienced players. Surely one of his targets must
be a strong defensive midfielder to cover for Alex Song, and to help out the defence at set-pieces.
Well the Belgian star Axel [.
The Welsh captain Aaron Ramsey is already like a new signing for Arsenal after missing most of last
season with his broken ankle, but he still expects Arsene Wenger to bring in some more competition
for places at the Emirates. There have already been hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours after
Wenger revealed that he would [.
The new Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has promised fans that there is money to be spent this summer on
transfer targets, but he added the rider "...and will do so wisely". Whether that means that they
will only buy quality players that are guaranteed to improve the team, or buy bargain basement
players that may [.
The Arsenal midfielder Alex Song thinks that the answer to to the Gunners' problems this season is
simple; they have to stop assuming that there are easy games and hard games, and just play with the
same intensity whoever the opponent. The biggest problems started after losing the Carling Cup
Final against Birmingham, when every [.
The Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has had a good season, and loved being the star of Spurs run in
the Champions League, but he has suddenly become just a touch over-optimistic. Amittedly Tottenham
have had a very good run of results against the Gunners in the last few games, but they haven't
finished above Arsenal [.
There is a report today that says that both Arsenal and Liverpool are both making overtures to the
Lille striker Gervinho, and the Guardian reckons that the Gunners are the favourites to sign the
Ivory Coast international. Gervinho has made it clear that he won't be signing a new contract at
Lille, despite winning Ligue [.
The little Russian maestro Andrei Arshavin has spoken about the rumours that say that Arsenal are
intending to cash in on him this summer. Arshavin is adamant that there is no problem between
himself and Arsene Wenger, and he will still be playing at the Emirates next summer. "Don't believe
Arsene Wenger is reported this morning as having begun his search for a big experienced defender to
partner Thomas Vermaelen next season, and he has decided to make an opening bid for the Blackburn
captain Christopher Samba. The Mail reports that Wenger has offered Â£8m for the Congo
international, but it is unlikely that Rovers [.
The little French striker Karim Benzema was spoken about in glowing terms by Arsene Wenger the
other day, and as he is not given many chances by Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, it was assumed that
Benzema would be sold this summer. Wenger will need a replacement for Nicklas Bendtner, and there
are many Arsenal [.
There have been numerous rumours in the last few days that the Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has
had enough of waiting for first team chances at Stamford Bridge, and that he could be the perfect
replacement for Nicklas Bendtner in the Arsenal squad. After five years in the Premiership (albeit
as a sub most of [.
It has been reported that one of Arsenal's chief scouts was at the Aston Villa v Liverpool game at
Villa Park last week to have a last-minute check on Stewart Downing, who, according to today's
Mail, Arsene Wenger has pinpointed as a possible replacement for Samir Nasri. Downing rose to the
occasion and scored the [.
Aaron Ramsey is looking forward to being captain of his country again tomorrow when Wales take on
Northern Ireland, and he thinks that his progress from being on a hospital bed with a broken leg at
this point last year, to beng captain of Wales. Now he is looking forward to finishing his
rehabilitation by [.
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere played with honour against Barcelona earlier in this season's Champions
League, and now Man United have to beat the Spanish giants to win the trophy. Wilshere thinks that
Alex Ferguson's team should learn from Arsenal's win over Barca at the Emirates. He said: You must
hold your shape and get into their [.
It is being reported today that Arsenal are still interested in a bid for the Paris Saint-Germain
defender Mamadou Sakho, who won the French Young-Player-Of-The-Year award last night. Arsene Wenger
has been an admirer of Sakho for some time now and it seems that he is preparing to spend a lot of
money for the [.
When it comes to Arsenal transfer rumours there is usually lots of smoke but very little fire, but
it seems that the news that the Gunners are keen on signing Porto's hotshot striker Radamel Falcao
are not without substance. The Colombian hitman has an amazing record of 39 goals in just 41 games
for Porto [.
The seasonal poaching of Barcelona youngsters by Arsene Wenger seems to continue apace. The Gunners
have just been ordered to pay Â£300,000 compensation to the Spanish giants for Jon Niquel
Toral-Harper, who recently decide to join Arsenal instead of staying at the Nou Camp. Now today it
seems that the Spanish Daily Sport is reporting [.
There were reports yesterday that Man United are watching the contract negotiations at Arsenal with
Samir Nasri and are preparing to offer the young Frenchman the chance to win some trophies if he
moves to Old Trafford, and today Nasri's France team-mate Patrice Evra has begun to turn the screw
by telling Nasri he is [.
It would seem that the Belgian youngster Eden Hazard has been linked with a move to Arsenal since
he was in nappies, and he is far and away the one foreign youngster that just about every Arsenal
fan would love to see arriving this summer, whether Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri are still at the
The Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira may have spent the last couple of seasons of his footballing
career at Man City, but he is still held in the highest regard by Arsene Wenger and Arsenal fans
everywhere. In fact the 34 year-old scored the winning goal for the Gunners when Arsenal last won a
trophy back [.
According to a report this morning Inter Milan have decided that they want Alex Song to shore up
their midfield next season. The Italian giants are aware that Song still has three years left on
his contract at Arsenal, but their coach Leonardo has told the Inter bosses to do what they can to
The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has made it clear that he is looking for a new club this
summer, and the Dane's father has said that Bayern Munich had previously declared an interest and
he is hoping that they will follow it up with a concrete bid. The Guardian, which doesn't normally
do crazy Arsenal [.
There is a report today saying that both Arsenal and Tottenham are keen on signing the Porto
striker Radamel Falcao. The Colombian hitman has been unbelievably prolific since arriving in
Portugal with an amazing 41 goals in just 50 games. He has helped the club to the Portugese title
this season but has decided it [.
Arsenal Heading For Asia by Max Baker Arsenal Football Club is heading to Asia for their 2011/2012
pre-season tour Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis confirmed. The tour will consist of two matches, the
first in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur against a Malaysian XI on July 11 and the second in
China where the Gunners [.
There is a report today that states that the Russian side Zenit St. Petersberg are keen to bring
back their prodigal son Andrei Arshavin to the Russian League. Arshavin arrived from Zenit to great
fanfare two years ago, but his skills seem to have diminished after a brilliant opening season.
There has been zero discussions [.
Considering the ongoing animosity between Arsenal and Barcelona, it comes as a bit of a surprise
that the Gunners are helping out Cesc Fabregas' old club by allowing them to use their London
Colney training facility this week. Barcelona are worried that the new eruption of the volcano in
Iceland could cause massive disruption to [.
Arsene Wenger has promised the Arsenal fans that he is expecting a "busy summer" and, other than
strengthening the Gunners defence, he will be working to replace any players that leave. One of
those is certain to be Nicklas Bedtner, who has already announced that he is looking for another
club, and there have been [.
The Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby thinks that it must be really difficult for Arsenal fans nowadays
when they have seen the club go six years without winning a trophy of any kind. He understands the
fans frustration and realises how important it is for them. "Here in England the football is like a
the little Russian maestro Andrei Arshavin says that no matter what Arsenal did at the end of the
season, everything was bound to go wrong. The Gunners only won two of their last 12 games and it
seemed that they couldn't win against a paper bag in a storm. Arshavin was at a loss to [...]
The Charlton youngster Carl Jenkinson no longer plays for Charlton, he now plays for Arsenal! The
youngster, who has opted to play for the Finland international team (by birth) rather than play for
England, has been given permission by Arsene Wenger to meet up with his Finnish team-mates at a
training camp next week.
The Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere has admitted that he was immensely surprised at how his
work-rate had deteoriated in the last few weeks, which led him to withdraw from the England squad
to play in the U21 European Championships next month. But the 24 year-old also said that he was
left frustrated because he really [.
It is being reported today that Gael Clichy is joining Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner on the Arsenal
transfer list. Goal.com "understands" that Clichy has refused to sign a new contract and has
informed Arsene Wenger that he is looking to leave the Emirates this summer. The 25 year-old
defender has been with Arsenal for eight [.
The newest Arsenal starlet Ryo Miyaichi has come on leaps and bounds since arriving in Europe and
has become a favourite with the Feyenoord fans where he has been on loan since January. The
Japanese striker is to rejoin the Gunners for the pre-season ahead of Arsenal applying for a new
work permit (and the [.
Transfer Target: Owen Hargreaves by Max Baker Several news outlets are reporting that Arsenal are
in the hunt to sign the former England international Owen Hargreaves. The Manchester United manager
Sir Alex Ferguson has said he intends to release the injury-plagued midfielder who has played in
just four matches in the last three seasons, one [.
Arsene Wenger is well aware that his Arsenal team need a summer overhaul, and he has already
admitted that he is going to add some experience and maturity to his inexperienced team. With
Nicklas Bendtner and Denilson having both told Wenger that they are leaving, the manager already
has two players that he is looking [.
The England U21 manager has decided to do a U-Turn on the involvement of the Arsenal midfielder
Jack Wilshere in next month's European U21 Championship, and it looks like he will also be letting
Liverpool's Andy Carroll have the summer off to recuperate after a strenuous season for both
youngsters. Arsene Wenger put together a [.
Arsene Wenger has issued a plea to the fans to understand that Arsenal have to be sensible in the
transfer market this summer. The French coach blames the pressure put on the club by the wages and
transfer fees on offer from teams with "unlimited resources" makes it difficult for the Gunners to
compete on [.
The big Dane Nicklas Bendtner has voiced his frustration at his first-team chances many times this
season, so it is of little surprise to me or other Arsenal fans that he has followed Denilson into
the managers office to tell him that he wants to leave the Gunners this summer. Bendtner's father,
Thomas, revealed that [.
Arsene Wenger saw his team fail to beat yet another mediocre team yesterday to end the season with
just two wins from the last 12 games. From being contenders for the title Arsenal have dropped
alarmingly to fourth place and will now have to go through qualifiers to reach the Group Stages of
the Champions [.
There have been numerous Arsenal rumours around the web stating that the Gunners have signed the
free-agent Ricky Alvarez whose contract is up at Velez-Sarsfield in Argentina. He is currently
playing for Sarsfield in the Copa Libertores and the Clausura and (so it goes) he can't reveal the
deal until the club are out of [.
There was a makeshift look to the Arsenal team today that faced Fulham. There was no Cesc Fabregas
(I didn't put him in the headline as we all know he has a longterm thigh injury, but that doesn't
mean he will still be at the Emirates next season). Personally I think he will be staying [...]
Arsene Wenger saw his team limp away the end of the season in fourth place n the Premier League
after just managing a late equaliser against a 10-man Fulham team. It is obvious to everyone that
Arsenal need strengthening in many departments, but probably in the mind most of all. But Wenger
has made it [.
Arsenal have been linked with Lille's Eden Hazard since he was about 5 years old, and lately there
have also been a plethora of rumblings about his team-mate Gervinho who has been running rings
around the other teams in Ligue 1 this season. But now the People reckons that Arsene Wenger is
also keen on [.
There have been numerous Arsenal rumours linking Wenger with a move for the brilliant young German
Mario Goetze, who is regarded to be on the same level as Jack Wilshere in Germany. He currently
plays for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga and it seems Wenger believes he would be the perfect
replacement for Sami Nasri [.
It is being reported this morning that Arsene Wenger is targeting three experienced Premier League
players to give the Arsenal team the "maturity" he has said the team needs to challenge for
trophies next season. The Express reports that he is looking at bring in Chris Samba from
Blackburn, Gary Cahill from Bolton and Scott [.
It is being reported this morning that Arsene Wenger is willing to call Barcelona's bluff and slap
a price tag of Â£50m on Cesc Fabregas. Today's Mirror says that Wenger will be happy to accept the
money to bring in a few top-class players to rebuild the Arsenal squad. Another benefit of giving
them a [.
Arsene Wenger thinks that Arsenal are still an excellent team, despite falling away tamely in all
competitions after losing the Carling Cup to Birmingham. He strongly believes that this Arsenal
team are ready to win trophies and, as he points out, Arsenal are the only side in Europe to have
beaten both Champions League Finalists [.
According to a report today Roma are considering making a Â£5m bid for Arsenal's Brazilian
midfielder Denilson after he said yesterday that he was keen on making a move to Italy or Spain.
Denilson said that he had decided as much as eight months ago that he would be moving on this
summer, so it [...]
There have consistently been Arsenal transfer rumours around linking the Bolton defender Gary
Cahill with the Gunners, and the price has been variously quoted as anything from between Â£12m and
Â£25m, which could simply depend on how many clubs are interested in buying him. Tottenham and Man
City have both been reported to be interested [.
Arsene Wenger made a massive mistake a few years ago when he allowed Mathieu Flamini to run down
his contract by delaying any talks of an extension until it was too late, thus allowing the
midfielder to gain a massive payday by joining AC Milan on a Bosman transfer. Arsenal currently
have two players approaching [.
The Gunners have thrown away loads of winning positions this season, and Arsene Wenger has already
said that he is looking to add some maturity to the Arsenal team. He said yesterday: "If you look
at the way we lost some games in the decisive moments, we need to add some maturity to our team."
Arsene Wenger has been voicing his frustration at Robin Van Persie missing the first half of the
season, and can only imagine how many more goals he would have scored if he had remained fit all
the way through, something the Dutchman has never managed ever since he arrived at Arsenal. He
said: "Robin has [.
It seems that the Arsenal players are pre-empting any tapping up off Cesc Fabregas by Barcelona
this summer, and Bacary Sagna is the latest to assure the fans that their captain will still be at
the Emirates next season. Fabregas himself implied this weekend that he was staying, and now Sagna
has told Sky Sports [.
The Arsenal transfer rumours are coming thick and fast as the transfer window approaches, and some
are more believable than others. The Metro today reckons that the Italian giants Juventus (who are
on course to end up 7th in Serie A) are looking for a complete overhaul of the team, and Arsenal's
Theo Walcott is [.
Trying to look at some positives at a very negative time! by Antony Armstrong As a disappointing
season comes to a close, we come to the time of year where we look backward in order to look
forward. We had a real chance for glory this year with Carling Cup and Premier League trophies well
The young Mexican striker Carlos Vela has spent the second half of the season out on loan at West
Brom, and despite a few successes as an impact sub, he has only made three starts for the Baggies.
The West Brom first-team coach Michael Appleton said yesterday: "We don't know what kind of
transfer fee [.
It was reported yesterday that the Bolton defender Gary Cahill had told his friends that he was
optimistic of moving to Arsenal next season, but according to todays Mail it seems that the English
international is only one of four options in that position that Arsene Wenger is considering. The
other three are reported to [.
The Dutch striker Robin van Persie has had another brilliant half a season after recovering from
his usual injury problems, and it is being reported that Arsene Wenger is now preparing a new
five-year contact for him, which will mean the 27 year-old will end his career at the Emirates.
Robin still has two years [.
The Japanese genius Ryo Miyaichi joined Arsenal in January, but because of work permit problems he
had to spend the rest of the season on loan at Feyenoord in Holland. He immediately became a
first-team regular and scored on his debut. Wenger received weekly updates on his progress and they
were all extremely positive.
Arsene Wenger has made it quite clear that he doesn't want Jack Wilshere to play for the England
U21 side this summer after playing over 50 games already this season. But Jack himself is very keen
to represent his country, and Stuart Pearce desperately wants to win the competition so he was
always going to [.
Arsene Wenger has no intention of selling his best players, and especially Cesc Fabregas and Andrei
Arshavin, despite the numerous rumours to the contrary. Fabregas has been tapped up by Barcelona
for a few years and there have been many rumours lately that Arshavin will be sacrificed this
summer to make room for further acquisitions [.
We now know that Denilson has asked Arsene Wenger if he can leave because he wants to play
regularly and win a place in the Brazil national team (No sniggering at the back please!) Denilson
told the press about his meeting with Wenger. He said: ""I went to see him and told him of my [...]
There have been many reports lately that the Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was keen to take
Lille's prolific striker Gervinho to White Hart Lane, but today L'Equipe reckon that the Arsenal
manager Arsene Wenger is the most likely to win the race to sign him. Lille are close to winning
the Ligue 1 title and [.
Arsene Wenger has steadfastly maintained that Jack Wilshere should not be going to the European U21
Championship this summer after playing over 50 games already this season, especially as he has
already been promoted to Fabio Capello's senior side. Now it seems that Liverpool are trying to get
Stuart Pearce to exempt their Â£35m striker [.