No Arsenal Bid for Rooney But Sanogo Deal Is Close
Arsene Wenger has rubbished media reports which claimed that Arsenal have already launched a bid to sign want-away Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
Arsenal remains in the driver's seat after a thorough 4-1 win over Wigan Athletic at the rain-soaked Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, May 14. The Gunners just have to win their final game of the season at St. James' Park in Newcastle to ensure themselves of a third or fourth place finish in the Premier League and an invitation to next season's European Champions League tournament.
Manchester United Launch Shock Fabregas Bid Report
Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has emerged as a shock transfer target for the Premier League champions Manchester United.
According to a report published by The Evening Standard, the 26-year-old midfielder is wanted by the Red Devils as replacement of their retiring legend Paul Scholes, and they have already made contact with Barcelona to make the deal happen.
The pressure has firmly been placed on the shoulders of Arsene Wenger and each and every member of his Arsenal squad after Chelsea and Tottenham recorded come-from-behind victories on the weekend. Both London neighbours fell behind quite early 1-0 in their respective away matches againstAston Villa and Stoke, but came back to earn 2-1 wins.
Arsenal will welcome Wigan Athletic to Emirates Stadium this Tuesday where the two teams will face each other in a Premier League fixture that is extremely crucial to both, but for different reasons.
Chelsea's 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday all but guaranteed them a place in next season's Champions League competition.
Arsenal Interested In Buying United Ace Rooney
Arsene Wenger has joined Chelsea in the race to sign want-away Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, according to the latest Arsenal transfer news.
The 27-year-old striker is apparently unhappy with his reduced role at United, where he isn't considered the biggest star any longer.
With Chelsea and Tottenham playing to a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wed. May 8, Arsenal can now guarantee themselves a spot in next season's European Champions League by winning their remaining two games. If they do this, they can wrap up at least fourth place in the English Premier League table as Spurs won't be able to catch then.
Bayern Wanted Giroud
Olivier Giroud has claimed that UEFA Champions League finalists Bayern Munich wanted to sign him last summer before he joined Arsenal.
The former Montpellier man says he was on the Bavarians' shortlist but in the end they chose to go for Mario Mandzukic, whose Euro 2012 showings impressed them.
Arsenal put in another workmanlike effort again at Loftus Road on Sat. May 4, to earn a 1-0 draw against recently-relegated Queens Park Rangers and moved into third place in the Premier League table. The scoring was done before many supporters got to their seats as Theo Walcott banged in the game's only goal after just 20 seconds.
Wenger Not Leaving Arsenal; Could Stay Beyond 2014
Arsene Wenger has denied that he would leave Arsenal this summer and hinted that he could even extend his current deal, which only has one more year remaining after this one.
It was recently speculated that the Gunners boss could leave the North London club at the end of the season to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal won't have far to travel for their next match when they head across town to take on London neighbours Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. This could be a decent time to meet Harry Redknapp and his squad since they've already been relegated into the Championship League next season along with Reading.
PSG Confident of Luring Wenger Back to France
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has emerged as Paris Saint-Germain's top transfer target to replace the incumbent Carlo Ancelotti this summer. (The Telegraph)
The wealthy Parisian outfit's directors have purportedly been claiming that they have convinced Wenger of ending his 17-year association with the London club this summer and move back to his home country.
Villa Could Be Available but Gunners Not Interested Report
Barcelona star David Villa, who was wanted by Arsenal in the January transfer window, might force his club into transfer listing him this summer, according to The Mirror.
For many football fans and bettors it was just inevitable that Robin van Persie would somehow manage to find the back of the net for Man United on his return to the Emirates on April 27. They were right. The Dutch striker was chopped down in the penalty area by Bacary Sagna after he gifted him with the ball just before halftime and hammered the ball into the net on the ensuing penalty.
Wenger Concerned About Giroud and Podolski's Disappearing Act in Tough Games
Arsene Wenger is satisfied with the way Arsenal's new strike pairing of Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski has performed in their first season at the club but is concerned by their struggles in difficult games, according to a club insider.