Just Arsenal Archives for January 2011

Hill-Wood confirms Jagielka talks – and Wenger reluctantly agrees

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The Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has made public the fact that the Gunners are in negotiations with Everton about their 28 year-old defender Phil Jagielka, and Wenger himself also admitted that the Gunners had yet to agree a price with David Moyes team. Hill-Wood said last night: "We have made a bid for him but [.

Fabregas in limbo as Arsenal are losing patience with Barcelona

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The Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas is not training with the Arsenal first team while he waits for Barcelona to finally come to an agreement with the Gunners over his move back to the Nou Camp, and Arsene Wenger wants the situation resolved as soon as possible. When asked if Fabregas would be prepared to stay [.

Wenger – Fabregas isn’t focused but I still won’t let him go cheaply

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Arsene Wenger has left his captain Cesc Fabregas out of his squad for this weekends Emirates Cup, and with the start of the new season just two weeks away Wenger admits that he can only concentrate on getting the players that want to play for Arsenal ready for the new season. "He will not be [...]

Arsenal submit increased bid for Phil Jagielka

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There is some interesting Arsenal transfer news around this morning, and it seems (according to the Telegraph anyway) that Arsene Wenger has decided to increase his bid for the Everton defender Phil Jagielka. There were rumours last week that Arsenal bid £10m for the Englishman, which was dismissed out of hand by Everton, but the [.

Fabianski AND Mannone want to take Szczesny’s place!

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It will certainly be interesting to see who Arsene Wenger gives the Number One jersey to in Arsenal's first league game this season. Lukas Fabianski was the first choice after Manuel Almunia's last ballsup, until he got injured (by Szczesny!) and the Pole is keen to win his place back. He is now fit again [.

Samba not happy with “totally false” Arsenal quotes

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The Blackburn defender Christopher Samba has vigorously denied that he has disrespected his club and told the Sun that he wants to join Arsenal. The Sun quoted Samba as saying: "A player who has no ambition to play at a higher level has made a mistake and chosen the wrong sport. "I don't know what [.

Arsenal agree fee for Juan Mata, but face competition from Tottenham

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Well would you believe it! According to reports everywhere, both Arsenal and Tottenham have agreed transfer fees with Valencia for their talented midfielder Juan Mata, and although the players father admitted that they were considering both offers, the player himself would prefer to move to the Emirates.

Theo Walcott sent home for tests as Arsenal injury jinx continues

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Arsenal's ongoing injury problems seem to have started earlier than usual this season. There is still two weeks to go before the opening game against Newcastle, and Arsene Wenger has already announced that Abou Diaby will miss at least the first month, and now it seems that Theo Walcott also has a recurring injury that [.

Arsenal target £6m Argentine international

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Arsene Wenger is (or at least should be!) looking at some cover for Alex Song in the Arsenal midfield, especially now that Denilson is on the other side of the world and Abou Diaby has become the Gunners latest sick-note. Well according to the Metro, Arsenal are lining up a £6m bid for the Argentina [.

Barcelona unveil Sanchez and say Fabregas is next

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The Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who has been involved with the negotiations with Arsenal for Cesc Fabregas, was very happy to announce the arrival of Alexis Sanchez at the Nou Camp yesterday and bullishly proclaimed that he would be joined by Fabregas very shortly. Bartomeu said: "It is a sure thing that we will [.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas to sign for Ipswich today

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The Arsenal youngster Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (commonly known as JET) was thought to be one of Arsene Wenger's most promising youngsters just a couple of years ago, but amid rumours of attitude and disciplinary problems he only ever made one single appearance in the Premiership for the Gunners first team, and that was for only nine [.

Ramsey expects to be Wilshere’s partner this season (no mention of Cesc or Sami!)

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There is an interesting post on the official Arsenal website that seems to suggest that Aaron Ramsey is keen to be Jack Wilshere's partner in the Arsenal midfield next season, with Alex Song as the defensive part of the trio. The article itself mentions that Fabregas and Diaby may split them up when they return [.

Arsenal agree £4m fee for Eboue – We’ll miss you!

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It is being reported today that Arsenal have agreed a £4m fee with the Turkish giants Galatasary for the 28 year-old defender Emmanuel Eboue, and he is leaving with Arsene Wenger's blessing. We all knew that Denilson and Bendtner were going to be out the door, but Eboue was thought to be staying at Arsenal [.

Arsenal make new improved offer to Joel Campbell for quick decision

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Everyone was shocked when the young Costa Rican star Joel Campbell turned down the chance to join Arsenal last week, and there were reports that both Manchester United and Fiorentina had also presented the 20 year-old with counter offers. But now there are reports coming out of Costa Rica that the Arsenal representatives have got [.

Patrice Evra admits tapping up Nasri – all summer!

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All the signs point to the fact that Samir Nasri has totally refused to sign a contract extension with Arsenal, with both Manchester United and Man City wanting to give the French international a massive pay rise to join them. His France team-mate Patrice Evra has publicly admitted that he has been trying all summer [.

Crappiest Arsenal rumour today – Bendtner to Dortmund and Lukaku replaces him!

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Sometimes you just see an Arsenal transfer rumour that is just so unbelievable it makes you wonder if the people who write in the papers actually bother to read their previous reports or whether they think the readers have VERY short memories! Todays Mirror tells this story: Arsenal are set to hijack Chelsea's move for [.

Arsenal rumours July 24th – Jagielka, Samba, Campbell, Mata and Javi Martinez

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As usual on a Sunday morning there is a lot of Arsenal transfer news in the British tabloids, but how much of it is believable is a matter of conjecture. After the news last week that Arsenal had made a derisory £10m bid for Everton's Phil Jagielka, the Star reckons that Wenger will go back [...]

Tony Adams: It was investment that made my Arsenal unbeatable!

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The Arsenal legend Tony Adams is currently back in the UK on tour with his club Gabala FC, who he has managed in Azerbaijan for the last year. He spoke to The Independent this week, and he was asked what he believed were the reasons for the unrivalled success he enjoyed at Arsenal in the [...]

Arsenal target Spanish international midfielder to replace Cesc

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It is being reported today that Arsene Wenger has pinpointed the Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla as backup in case Barcelona finally stump up the cash for Cesc Fabregas. Arsenal fans are likely to be more than happy if Cazorla moves to the Emirates in place of Fabregas as he is an extremely talented and [.

Wenger – One more defender coming in……

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Arsene Wenger has finally admitted that he intends to buy "one more defender", but he failed to mention if it would be a replacement for Gael Clichy at left-back or another central defender to give competition to Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny and Johan Djourou. Wenger said: "We will have to find one more defender.

Wenger – Nasri not certain to stay

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Arsene Wenger has previously stated that there was no way that Samir Nasri would be allowed to leave Arsenal this summer, even if he refused to sign a new contract with the Gunners, but last night he has admitted that the French midfielder may yet be allowed to leave. He said: "It is not completely [.

Arsene Wenger on Cesc and Nasri, and when to sell one of his stars

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Arsene Wenger is much admired for the way he runs Arsenal as a successful business, and he is widely admired in the Far East for having the confidence to stick rigidly to his principles of running his business. So during the recent tour of Malaysia, Wenger was asked to address an audience of top businessmen [.

Bendtner and Fabregas to be left out of Koln trip

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It is being reported this morning that both Nicklas Bendtner and Cesc Fabregas are to be left behind while the Arsenal squad go to Germany for the second leg of their pre-season training schedule. After Pep Guardiola's statement to the press about Fabregas it seems that Barcelona officials are on their way to London with [.

Patrick Vieira – Arsenal have lost the balance needed to be successful

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The Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is currently in Los Angeles in his role as coach for Manchester City, but as usual he has been asked what his opinion on the state of the current Arsenal squad. He believes that (like everyone else) Arsene Wenger's team play 'beautiful football', but have lost the necessary strength to [.

Arsenal rumours 21st July – Mata, Fab4, Lukaku, Jorgenson and Scott Dann

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This is the roundup of todays Arsenal transfer news and it makes interesting reading as always. It looks like the Fabregas saga is going to come to a head very soon after Pep Guardiola assured his protege that he will do everything to get him to Barcelona, and the Mirror is reporting that Cesc himself [.

Kyle Bartley tells Wenger to forget Samba and Cahill

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Arsenal have been linked with a move for either Gary Cahill or Christopher Samba for a very long time now, as Arsene Wenger has promised to add "height and experience" to the Arsenal back line, but the 20 year-old defender Kyle Bartley thinks that he is now ready to fill that gap. He is definitely [.

Gervinho – Arsenal can still win without Denilson and Bendtner!

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Arsene Wenger's latest signing Gervinho is well aware that both Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner have made it clear that they won't be playing for rsenal next season, and the Brazilian Denilson has already secured a years loan deal with his old club Sao Paolo in Brazil. Nicklas Bendtner is still looking for a new club, [.

Steve Kean – No Arsenal bid for Samba

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It has been rumoured (since January in fact) that Arsenal were trying to buy Christopher Samba from Blackburn, and along with Gary Cahill, Samba was the most likely Wenger defensive buy forecast by all and sundry. But today it has been revealed (by the Blackburn manager Steve Kean no less) that there has been no [.

Arsenal rumours 20th July – Franck Ribery, Bruno Uvini and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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There are definitely some weird Arsenal transfer rumours about this morning and they are sure to generate some interesting conversations. The first one is from Talksport, who report that Arsenal are showing an interest in the Sao Paolo defender Bruno Uvini. This interestingly-named 20 year-old is obviously talented as he is being made captain of [.

Joel Campbell turns down Arsenal offer!

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Well there's a surprise! Despite Arsenal agreeing terms with Joel Campbell's club Deportivo Saprrissa of just under £1m, the player himself has declined Arsenal's offer and has decided to wait until after the U20 World Cup before deciding where his future lies. According to Sky Sports, Man Utd also followed up Arsenals bid with an [.

Walcott set to replace Nicklas Bendtner?

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The Great Dane (well he thinks so!) Nicklas Bendtner is certain to leave Arsenal this summer, whether it is a loan deal or a straight sale. As back-up to Robin Van Persie and Marouane Chamakh last season, Bendtner got very few chances to play in his favoured central striker role and was usually used as [.

Gazidis – We WILL spend money on defence (And no Cesc bids)

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The Arsenal Chief Executive Officer Ivan Gazidis has promised the fans that that the Gunners DO have substantial funds to invest and they still intend to strengthen the "areas of weakness" before the end of the transfer window. As every Arsenal fan (and his dog) know that it has been the defence that has been [.

Arsenal rumours July 18th – Fab4 update, Melo, Biglia, Jagielka, Campbell and Denilson

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Well the Arsenal transfer rumours are now in full throttle and I can hardly keep track of them all at the moment! Obviously the big one is Cesc Fabregas, and the Mail reckons that he told Wenger today that he wants to move no matter what. I am beginning to think that may be true [...]

Arsenal still hot favourites to sign Cahill and Samba

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I like to look at the bookies prices for Arsenal's rumoured transfer targets (?) now and again, and as I haven't looked at the betting recently I thought it was time for an update, so here we go. Everyone seems to assume that Wenger is going to sign either Christopher Samba or Gary Cahill, but [...]

Unwanted Bendtner and Denilson both set for loan deals

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Both Nicklas Bendtner and the Brazilian midfielder Denilson confidently announced they were looking for new clubs at the end of last season, and despite looking far and wide for new clubs they have both found out it is not so easy to find someone to take them off Arsenal's hands. It seems that Wenger tried [.

Wenger to move in for Enrique this week

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It is being reported today that Arsene Wenger has every intention of making a move for the Newcastle defender Jose Enrique as soon as he returns from his trip to the Far East. Wenger has thrown everyone off the scent by saying that he didn't need a replacement for Gael Clichy as Kieran Gibbs is [...]

Arsenal agree terms for Joel Campbell

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It looks like Arsene Wenger has masterminded the arrival of yet another unknown talent at Arsenal after it was revealed by Joel Campbell's team in Costa Rica that they have agreed to sell the youngster to the Gunners for a price of $1.5m (£930,000). Visit 365 italia to place bets at the best bookmaker worldwide.

Emmanuel Eboue looks set for Galatasary

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The ever-erratic Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has reached the great age of 28, but has never really made a name for himself as a regular in the Gunners first team. He was a near hate-figure for the Arsenal fans a few seasons ago but has now become like a lovable uncle that cheers up his [...]

Vermaelen not worried about Cahill or Samba arriving at Arsenal

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The Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen missed nearly the whole of last season through injury, and the Arsenal fans have been pestering Arsene Wenger to bring in either Christopher Samba or Gary Cahill to add some height and strength to the Arsenal back line. But Vermaelen is not worried about losing his place in the Gunners [.

Van Persie – I want to play until I’m 37!

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Robin Van Persie came back from his usual injury to shoot an amazing 18 goals in the second half of last season, but the Arsenal striker believes that this coming season could be his best ever and, despite approaching his 28th birthday, still believes he will carry on playing for another 10 years. "I was [.

Arsenal in talks to sign Costa Rican star striker

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Now this bit of Arsenal transfer news looks like a typical move by Arsene Wenger in the transfer market. The Mail reports that the Gunners are currently negotiating with the Costa Rican team Deportivo Saprissa for their young striker Joel Campbell (full name: Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels). He has only played a few games but [.

Mancini – I am hopeful that Nasri will arrive this month

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The Man City manager Roberto Mancini has been sprouting off to the media (for a change) and in a very worrying statement, he has told Sky that he "is hopeful" that Samir Nasri will arrive at the Eastlands before the end of the month. He didn't admit that Man City had made an official offer, [...]

Did Wenger just admit he’s negotiating with Barcelona?

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With all Wenger's talk about intending to fight all the way to keep the Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas from joining Barcelona, he certainly seems to be a little less certain in his recent statements, with a few "hopefully's" creeping into his press conferences. But today there is a report in the Telegraph after his arrival [.

Wenger – Arsenal are perfectly good enough to win the title

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Arsene Wenger believes that his team will recover from last season's collapse after the Carling Cup Final, and will learn from their mistakes and go on to win the title in the coming season. Wenger was speaking after Arsenal's ecstatic arrival in China yesterday. He said to the press: "I believe that the real destiny [.

Dortmund – We’re STILL not interested in Bendtner!

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The father of Nicklas Bendtner is either very determined that his son will end up playing for Borussia Dortmund or he is playing a serious game of cat-and-mouse with the press. A month ago he told reporters that both Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon had both put in offers for his son, and both teams moved [.

Koscielny promises improvement this season

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Laurent Koscielny had an up-and-down first year at Arsenal with the lowest time coming when he had a mix-up with Wojciech Szczesny which led to Birmingham's winning goal in the Carling Cup Final. That single moment has been blamed for Arsenal's complete decline afterwards, which saw them crash out of every competition.

Wenger slams Xavi after more Fabregas comments

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Every single day there is another Barcelona player talking to the press about Cesc Fabregas and his desire to leave Arsenal for Barcelona, and yesterday it was Xavi's turn. The Barca midfielder said: "I spoke to Cesc in Ibiza and he told me he was suffering because he wants to come. "That's what he most [.

Szczesny ready to seize his big chance (with both hands!)

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The young Pole Wojciech Szczesny is raring to go in the new season, and wants to be the Number One at Arsenal for many years to come. He played the first half in yesterday's win over Malaysia and Vito Mannone replaced him but he doesn't intend to give anyone the chance to take his place [...]

Van Persie – We need to win a trophy, keep Fabregas, and invest!

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Robin Van Persie must be one of the most loyal Arsenal players on the planet, but he is not scared to tell Arsene Wenger what (in his opinion) is best for the team, and today he has done just that in a long interview printed in the Mirror. First of all, he is adamant that [...]

Jack Wilshere: My life is at Arsenal, but I want to win trophies

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Arsenal's young midfield Terrier Jack Wilshere was (like the rest of the team) devastated when they lost the Carling Cup Final to Birmingham last season, but he is hopeful that Arsene Wenger can bring in the needed 'tough' players to take that extra step. "It would mean everything to win a trophy," Wilshere said.

Chelsea join Cahill race, Guardiola optimistic and Ramsey ready to step up

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The Bolton boss Owen Coyle complained last week that Arsenal hadn't put their money on the table for Gary Cahill and gave the Gunners a deadline to make a serious offer, but now it seems that Chelsea are looking to bring the England international in as the long term replacement for John Terry, and Terry [.

Wenger confirms that Vermaelen will play at left-back

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After Gael Clichy forced his move to Man City by refusing to sign a new contract at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger said that he wouldn't be buying a replacement as he wanted to promote Kieran Gibbs to the first team. But today he has also said that Thomas Vermaelen and Armand Traore will also be in [...]

Wenger – Fabregas has to decide if he wants to stay

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Arsene Wenger made a big announcement that he intended for Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas to be part of Arsenal's plans next season, but then qualified that by saying he wasn't sure if Nasri would be signing a new contract or not! That doesn't fit with his earlier statement that he would never allow Nasri [.

Nasri and Fabregas both staying at Arsenal!

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It seems that both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri are both going to be staying at Arsenal next season, according to Sky Sports, who have quickly stuck a report up saying that Arsene Wenger has made a press conference on arrival in Malaysia. They reported that after arriving in Malaysia for the Gunners' pre-season tour [.

Arsenal rumours July 11th – Bendtner, Downing, Samba and Nenad Lukic

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Arsene Wenger promised Arsenal fans a "busy summer", but as the squad flies of for their pre-season tour there has just been one in (Carl Jenkinson) and one out (Gael Clichy) while Wenger talks of "playing cards close to his chest." But that hasn't stopped the papers being full of Arsenal transfer news, and the [.

Walcott – Wenger needs to add to the squad as Liverpool and Man City are dangers

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Theo Walcott believes that it is "crucial" that Arsene Wenger adds some quality players to a 'bigger' Arsenal squad, and rates Man City and Liverpool as challengers for the title next season along with the usual suspects of Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd. "We play great football but we might need a bigger squad," said [.

David Villa and Iniesta take their turn at Fabregas love-in

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Another day and yet another couple of Barcelona players have to put their oar in about Cesc Fabregas and how much they would lurrrvve him to join them at Barcelona. David Villa is first up, and reveals that he has a "weakness"(!!!!) for his bumchum Cesc. He said: "I am not hiding what I think [...]

Wenger confirms that Gibbs will replace Clichy

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If you listen to the consensus from all the Arsenal rumours flying around you would expect that Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas will be leaving the Emirates imminently, with Nasri set to follow Gael Clichy to Manchester City. But Arsene Wenger doesn't seem at all worried about losing either Nasri or Cesc and seems to [.

Wenger – I want to keep this team together with only one or two additions

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Arsene Wenger has hardly made any comment on the transfer dealings of Arsenal this summer, and he is still determined to give away as little as possible. He said: "We are working very hard on it," he told Arsenal.com. "For me, the best thing is not to talk too much about it. The more you [...]

Wenger chooses Per Mertesacker over Gary Cahill?

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According to reports this morning, Arsenal are convinced that the Bolton defender Gary Cahill is has been given an unrealistic valuation by Owen Coyle and have absolutely no interest in coming close to making a bid, and Wenger is now reviving his interest in Werder Bremen's Per Mertesacker. According to the Metro, Wenger believes he [.

Man City agree £23m fee for Samir Nasri

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It is being reported tonight that Manchester City have agreed a fee of £25m with Arsenal for the transfer of Samir Nasri to the Eastlands, just hours after Arsene Wenger said that he "would fight to keep him". The exact translation of the article on Sky Italia (according to Google) reads: Manchester City as [.

Clichy – I believe Man City have more chance of trophies than Arsenal

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The ex-Arsenal defender Gael Clichy turned down the chance to join Liverpool after long negotiations when Man City came in with an offer, and he is absolutely adamant that he didn't leave for money, he left simply because he believes that he has more chance of winning trophies at the Eastlands. In fact, he says [.

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New Arsenal Fans site and Just Arsenal mobile Apps

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I know we rarely write anything about the workings behind Just Arsenal News, but we have a couple of new developments that is worth telling the readers about. First of all we have a new "mobile Apps" page where you can get (all FREE) apps for your Nokia, iPhone or Android phone courtesy of a [...]

New Arsenal Fans site and Just Arsenal mobile Apps

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I know we rarely write anything about the workings behind Just Arsenal News, but we have a couple of new developments that is worth telling the readers about. First of all we have a new "mobile Apps" page where you can get (all FREE) apps for your Nokia, iPhone or Android phone courtesy of a [...]

Barcelona try a fast one, while Nasri happy to run down contract

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There are a couple of interesting reports this morning from a couple of respected UK papers about the Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri situations, and they make grim reading for us Gooners. The Guardian seems to be aware that Nasri is determined to move to Manchester United, despite Wenger's complete opposition to letting him move [.

Usmanov trying hard to challenge Kroenke by buying more shares

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While all the Arsenal fans are worrying about whether Arsene Wenger is really going to keep his promises and nuy some much-needed stars this summer, there are still some intrigues going on in the boardroom. Todays sponsor Visit www.eCheckBetting.com to learn how to bet with eChecks! Stan Kroenke may have thought he had gained [.

Cesc says he’s leaving Arsenal, and Barcelona tell a joke!

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There are worrying reports coming out of the Arsenal dressing room according to the Sun this morning. It seems that Cesc Fabregas is quite happily telling his team-mates that he won't be playing for Arsenal any more and is hoping that it will all be sorted before the squad leaves for the Far East on [.

Man Utd have £20m bid for Nasri turned down, and Chelsea join the race

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It seems that the rumours about Manchester United having put in a £20m bid for Samir Nasri were totally true. The respected UK paper The Guardian has found out that the bid was lodged two weeks ago, with Arsene Wenger and Alex Feguson agreeing to keep it quiet. Arsenal refused the offer and it seems [.

Nasri to join Clichy at Man City!

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There have been many recent Arsenal rumours flying around that Moneybags Man City were interesting in buying Samir Nasri after securing Gael Clichy, but I don't think many people believed it. But according to this mornings news in the Sun and the Mail, they have been informed by Man City sources that the second move [.

Warnock – Taarabt will leave, and wants to join Arsenal

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The QPR boss Neil Warnock is desperate for his star player Adel Taarabt to remain at Loftus Road to give them the best chance of remaining in the Premiership, but he fully expects him to find another club, and believes that he wants to join "his friends" at Arsenal despite having an offer from the [.

Arsenal target Inter Milan star after losing Ricky Alvarez

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When Arsenal were linked with a move for the Argentinian playmaker Ricky Alvarez it seemed like a tpical Wenger surprise signing, and when the player himself tweeted that it would be "a dream" to play for Arsenal it seemed like Wenger had nabbed yet another bargain. But today it has been announced that the Italian [.

Atts: Calm down everyone – We still all support Arsenal!

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Arsenal My Team, Our Team by Atts With all the rubbish coming out in the papers which might be true or not, all its doing is just working us against the club we support. I mean, I am reading now on many sites about fans boycotting the games or giving up their memberships or not [...]

Kalvin: Who Wenger needs to buy now (NOT Barton!)

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Baines, Valbuena, Cahill and Samba, not Barton and Doyle! by Kalvin Ovsiowitz I will start by saying that this is not a rant nor an article about the idiocy that is the Arsenal board, but about who we need to buy to keep us fans from going beserk. Yesterday all Arsenal fans said goodbye to [...]

Scholes: Arsenal play pretty, but whats the point?

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The Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has just been appointed a coach at Old Trafford after retiring from playing, and it seems in his first interview he has decided to talk about Arsenal's inability to win a trophy, despite playing the best football in the Premiership (at times...) Scholes said: "They may play the prettiest [.

Gaz: It’s Groundhog Day – Wenger Style!

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Nothing will change next season by Gaz Gael Clichy has gone to Manchester City. Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas will shortly follow him out of the Emirates exit door. Arsene Wenger won't be willing to spend the money needed replace these players. So expect cheap, second rate players, probably from France, to be brought in [.

Toby: Nasri and Clichy are rubbish, and Wenger has perfect replacements already!

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Storm in a tea cup! by Toby Leach Well it all seems to be doom and gloom at the moment so lets see if we can bring this whole debacle back down to earth and get to the meat of it! As the media circus gathers momentum and tries to derail the Gunners lets look [...]

Nitesh: Arsenal now need Leighton Baines urgently!

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Clichy moves on...Baines please!! by Nitesh Padhi While the focus has been on whether Nasri will sign a new contract or not, Arsenal FC have quitely moved on another of their last year contractors in the form of the inconsistent left-back Gael Clichy. The French international left the club for Man City for a undisclosed [.

Arsenal target £20m French playmaker to replace Nasri

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Arsene Wenger (and the Arsenal fans!) will be hoping that the contract situation with Samir Nasri is sorted out this week to everyone's satisfaction, but it seems that Wenger is looking at possible alternatives if the 24 year-old refuses to put pen to paper. The French footy paper L'Equipe is convinced that Wenger is going [.

Wenger to buy up an “British Backbone” for Arsenal? Doyle anyone?

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Now this must be one of the strangest Arsenal transfer rumours this summer! The Mirror reckons that Arsene Wenger is preparing a £12m bid for the Wolves striker Kevin Doyle after seeing him play his heart out for the Republic of Ireland against France. It seems that Wenger's plan is to get Doyle, along with [.

Anthony: The Arsenal rumours are just bloody speculation!

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Don't believe all the crap you read by Anthony Armstrong As an Arsenal fan, this week has been a particularly depressing one. Fabregas is off to Barcelona in exchange for pocket money, Nasri is soon to be a Manc, van Persie is about to hand in a transfer request, Chelsea want Walcott and we are [...]

Keefy: Nasri and Fabregas have good reason to snub Arsenal

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It's been coming by KeefyWK Speaking as a 45 yr old lifetime fan of the Arsenal, this situation has been creeping upon us for a while now. Whilst Arsene has refused to add quality players each season to the squad it was just a matter of time before players desired to be elsewhere. Players such [...]

Chelsea in for Theo Walcott AND Gary Cahill! Can it get any worse?

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Things are looking decidedly dodgy at Arsenal at the moment. It looks like Arsene Wenger is going to have to have a complete rebuilding program in the next couple of months, while two weeks ago it seemed that Arsenal just needed a couple of players to make the Gunners into World beaters. Cesc is off [.

Nasri wants out – “Trophies more important than money”

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So it seems that it doesn't really matter if Arsene Wenger ups the wages of Samir Nasri as that is not the reason he has so far rejected Arsenal's offer of a new contract. Wenger said when he asked about the contract talks that the diffrence was purely "financial", but according to Nasri today, there [.

Inter Milan talks for Ricky Alvarez confirmed

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There are reports this morning saying that the Italian giants Inter Milan are attempting to hijack Arsenal's talks with Ricky Alvarez. It seems that Inter have been having talks with Velez Sarsfield and the Velez president Fernando Raffaini has announced that Arsenal could lose out on the Argentinian playmaker.

Nitesh: I’m a proud Indian Gooner – Arsenal is my religion!

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What it means to be a Gooner in the lands of the cricket... by Nitesh Padhi Football is a universal sport. It binds together many regions, many countries, many religions. North and South Koreans come together to support a club, Indians and Pakistanis come together to show their love for their country.

Wenger – We must appreciate what we have, and be sensible in the market!

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Arsene Wenger is always roundly criticized by Arsenal fans for his lack of activity in the transfer market, but he has asked the fans to be patient (as he does every year!), and told them it is not always intelligent to want what you don't have. Maybe he's been reading Just Arsenal and seeing the [..

Eddie: The Arsenal team that will win everything next season!

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Great Potential For Next Season by Eddie Bingham After regularly hunting down various articles concerning Arsenal transfer updates and rumors, I have been made ever more hopeful at the prospect of finally filling that dusty trophy cabinet at the Emirates. And while my ideas for next season's starting XI go slightly against the typical Wenger [.

Kamrun: Fabregas can leave with my blessing, but Nasri is just a mercenary!

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Fabregas and Nasri are not irreplaceable! by Kamrun Abbasov I'm getting sick of repeating myself. Fabregas is a world class player who will go on to have a magnificent career, I'm sure of that. He is the best player at Arsenal, but that doesn't mean we wouldn't be better off without him. Why? Because we're [.

Nitesh: Arsenal rumour roundup – Alvarez, Gervinho, Cahill, Clichy, Parker, etc!

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Well that's the ‘unofficial' transfer window month complete. Some people may be surprised to know that the transfer window only officially opens on 1st July and all deals completed before that cannot be registered with the FA before. Some clubs have already showed off their new players on their websites, while Arsenal have said that [.

Peter: Van Persie to hand in transfer request? Crap!

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I wouldn't even wipe my arse with The Daily Star! by Peter Rooke There is report in the Daily Star this morning that is suggesting that Robin Van Persie is considering joining the exodus from Arsenal started by Nicklas Bentner and Denilson, and then (seemingly) followed up by Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy.

Barcelona want to pay for Fabregas in instalments as Madrid enter the bidding

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It is being reported today that Barcelona are going to bid £34m for Cesc Fabregas this weekend, and the Arsenal captain is hoping to avoid returning to the Emirates for pre-season training on Tuesday. But the Mirror reports that the Spanish giants are going to take the p*ss even more by asking to pay the [.

Arsenal move on to Scott Dann as rivalry for Cahill hots up

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It seems that Arsene Wenger has decided to move on to the cheaper alternative of Birmingham's Scott Dann after finding the competition for Gary Cahill getting too hot with Man City, Chelsea and Tottenham all trying to get the Bolton and England defender. The Mirror reports that the Arsenal boss is hoping that he will [.

Omar: Why Arsenal need Scott Parker or Joey Barton…..

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'The Fear Factor' By Omar El-Menawy I have previously spoken about Arsenal needing to stiffen up their defense by buying Cahill and Samba. Well when I speak about these players adding steel to the team, I don't only mean it physically but mentally too. When you come to think about it, when Arsenal are two [.

Anders: Gervinho’s arrival will force Wenger to change formation

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Gervinho's Signature Could Spark Big Change at AFC by Anders Marshall As readers of Just Arsenal know, I'm not a big fan of Gervinho, at least not until he ships in 30 goals for us with his left foot, while riding a unicycle, at the same time hitting Sam Allardyce in the face. With a [...]

Alex: C’mon Wenger – Big clubs don’t wait!

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What are you waiting for Wenger? By Alessandro Pace in Australia. In Wenger's last interview, he was quoted by Alsace TV: "We are in a waiting period, everybody is waiting that the other club moves," "Everybody has their cards in their hands, hoping for the big transfer. "There is nothing moving yet.

Max: Wenger must force Fabregas situation to Arsenal’s advantage

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A Solution to the Nasri, Cesc, Clichy Situation by Max Baker We were all shocked and most of us became instantly infuriated with yesterday's news that Gael Clichy was closing in on a move to Manchester City and that Samir Nasri may soon join him in Manchester. Pair this information with the constant reports of [.

Adam Kemp: Arsenal’s board are as much to blame as Wenger for lack of success

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The Arsenal board's lack of business conduct and ethics has cost us sporting success. by Adam Kemp After last season's shocking demise, I launched a tirade of confounded frustration in the direction of Arsene Wenger. I am still appalled at how the manager has conducted this transfer window allowing key players to be subject to [.

James: It’s crunch time – Will Arsenal implode or explode?

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The New Era by James Guy The "explosive Arsenal" away kit pictures have been released this week, and although there is a divide between the fans concerning the look of the kit, the one thing that we can all agree on, is that the upcoming season is a make or break one for the club. [...]

Alex: What made Invincible Clichy turn into a traitor? Money?

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The last Invincible – By Alessandro Pace Back in 2003, Arsenal signed a highly regarded yet still unknown young Frenchmen who went by the name Gael Clichy. At the age of 16, Gael was put in as direct back up to who we now know as in Gooner slang "Cashley Cole." In Clichy's first season [...]