Manchester United face stiff competition from Barcelona in the race to sign Arsenal centre-back Thomas Vermaelen, according to reports in Spain that claim the Catalans' interest in Vermaelen has increased in recent weeks.
The Belgian centre-back has been linked with a move to United for over a month now, with suggestions that Louis Van Gaal sees the Arsenal man as the perfect candidate to replace the departed Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, while Vermaelen's versatility and his ability to play as left-back mean he could even provide cover for Luke Shaw.
We've no idea if there's any truth in it or not, but the Arsenal Reddit page contains a spurious story thata trio of Arsenal players were almost sent packing from the club's pre-season tour of the USA yesterday after having the brass gonads to pull a prank on manager Arsene Wenger.
I may be reading too much into this, after the names of the Arsenal squad who have gone on the mini pre-season tour of America was released on the official website of New York Red Bulls, the MLS team with the former Gunners star Thierry Henry that Arsenal will be facing on Saturday. The 20-man [...]
Arsene Wenger has to follow up the FA Cup victory with more silverware this season by SE A lot has gone on, after that crushing defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day last season, for Wenger and the Arsenal faithful. From receiving criticism for his inactivity in the transfer market last English summer to [.
It really does seem like Arsene Wenger has got something against the traditional role of defensive midfielder, after the Arsenal boss apparently decided against signing a player in that mould yet again, as reported by the Daily Mail. The paper claims that, despite being linked with the likes of Sami Khedira, Morgan Schneiderlin and Lars [.
The past few weeks have been partly about celebration. Celebrating the gold winning exploits in the World Cup of our three proud German Gooners, and who knows, by the end of the transfer window this may yet turn out to be four German Gooners. Hush, hush!
Along the way, the Germans overcame the French team that included three Gooners, one of whom has since left Arsenal to be promptly replaced by another one at the same position.
Arsenal Football Club has announced its squad for this Saturday's friendly against New York Red Bulls in the 2014 New York Cup.
Arsenal footballers, manager Arsene Wenger and staff departed England earlier today on their way to New York City. Meanwhile, Arsenal supporters from across North American and England will be making their way to Harrison, New Jersey for Saturday's match, which kicks off at 5pm ET (and will be shown live on ESPN2).
Now I know we don't do politics, religion and all those things that make the world go round, but I felt I had to put a few words together to discuss the following. Many supporters have been asking for one of our major share holders to use his billions to buy Arsenal FC outright and spend some of that vast wealth on players.
I am sure that most, if not all, Arsenal fans and the manager as well, would prefer the Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema to either of the players mentioned in the title, and there are rumours that Arsenal may be back in with a chance, but for the purposes of argument, I am [...]
It appears as though the media do not believe Arsene Wenger, how strange! After the Frenchman made it plain as day that Arsenal were not in the transfer market for any more strikers, there seem to have been more Arsenal transfer rumours concerning forwards than ever before. Do they think the Prof is doing the [.
Arsene Wenger looks set to agree the £3million purchase of Nice and Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, according to multiple sources. The deal has been reported on for a lengthy period of time and now it appears that the Gunners will be officially announcing the goalkeeper in the near future.
Ospina, 25, played in all of Colombia's World Cup games in an impressive run for the South Americans, before being eliminated by Brazil in the quarter finals.
Is the recent signings against our policy? by TJ It is no surprise around the footballing world, especially at Arsenal, that nurturing young talent is the way to develop a sustainable and successful model. There are many positives in trusting and polishing young talents. Firstly, the startup capital is small as not much funds are [.
The summer transfer window so far has been nothing short of a dream come true for Arsenal fans. With the signing of Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez and the talented full back Debuchy, Arsenal has meant serious business in this transfer window. Needs were clearly addressed in these two signings. We sorely needed a consistent and [.
Are the gunners ready? by TJ Many footballing fans around the world are expecting Arsenal to be one of the top teams in the coming season. With the signing of Alexis Sanchez, the superstar talents of Ozil and Ramsey and the breakthrough after winning the FA cup, many would expect this to be the season [.
Arsenal Should Lineup In A 4-4-2 Next Season By Rohan The 4-4-2 has been the most successful formation in the history of football, and easily the most successful for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. With this historic formation, Wenger has won three league titles, won four FA Cups, and of course managed and entire season without [.
WHY WENGER SAID WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER STRIKER...AND HE HAS A POINT by Uche Hello everybody. I hope you are all doing great. I want to start by saying that if I had my way, Arsenal will have four first choice central strikers. But that is not realistic and there is the small matter of [...]
One of the more surprising things in the World Cup final in 2014 was the Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker not getting a starting spot in the center of the Germany defence. Joachim Low, the Germany manager, thought that the pace of the Argentinian offense may be too much for the BFG. Thus, he opted for [.
Why Ramsey's heroics from last season would mitigate the pressure on playmaker Ozil? by SE Aaron Ramsey's inclination to wander into the 18-yard area last season was something like an early morning exercise routine. It was something he enjoyed doing. It was something he looked irresistible in. He excelled at carrying it out, too.
With several of the Arsenal squad demonstrating their finest "New Yoick" brogues earlier in the week ahead of this Saturday's pre-season game againstNew York Red Bulls, a few of theRed Bulls mob havereturned the favour by brushing up on their English accents before the game too.
How do we utilise Campbell this season? by KJ Joel Campbell has just tweeted that he's on his way back to England. It is too early to expect him to be ready for the game against the New York Red Bulls but I expect him to join up with the team next Thursday (as will [...]
As the Arsenal boss said the other day in his interview with Arsenal.com after the first pre-season game, having a summer tournament like the World Cup can make the club's preparations for the new season that bit more difficult. And with Arsenal having so many players like the French and German Gunners reaching the latter [.
Coming off of a season in which one Arsenal player, Olivier Giroud, scored more than half of the team's goals scored by forwards (22 out of 42), there was little doubt that the North London club would strengthen its front line before the start of the 2014-15 campaign. The Gunners quickly made moves by splashing $50 million for Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez and recalling youngster (and World Cup standout) Joel Campbell from a season-long loan at Olympiacos.
With over a month still to go in the summer transfer window, Arsenal have already done some very good business, with David Ospina soon to be confirmed and with Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez already done and dusted. Plus, Arsene Wenger and Theo Gazidis have promised us more, so the Gunners will certainly have a [.
With the Premier League due to kick off in less than a month, Arsenal and all of our rivals are currently in pre-season, with plenty of training sessions, some friendly games and tours of far flung lands, as well as the odd tournament like the Emirates Cup. There are commercial reasons for some of this [.
I can't say I blame him for deciding to leave Arsenal to further his career in professional football, but at the same time I was sad to see the news on Arsenal.com that the young German Gunner Thomas Eisfeld has called time on his dream of becoming a first team player with Arsenal. The 21-year [...]
It has been confirmed that Arsene have acquired yet another brilliant German youngster from Barcelona's La Masia Academy. The 15 year-old German youth international Georgios Spanoudakis (he has Greek parents would you believe!) started off in Frankfurt but was persuaded to move to Barcelona in 2009. He has already played for the German national team [.
Arsenal offer contract terms to Real Madrid player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have secured the signature of Colombian goal keeper David Ospina for a paltry fee of£3m, but it seems, the Gunners want to add another goal keeper to their ranks, if the reports from Spain are to be believed.
Done Deal: Liverpool complete €13.3m move for Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers vowed to 'move on' after selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona for a reported fee of around £75m.Finding a like-for-like replacement was always going to be difficult, but it seems Liverpool had done their homework beforehand.
My favourite aspect of travelling to watch Arsenal in Europe is the chance it affords one to experience live football in different cultures. I support the biggest, historically most successful and well supported club in the city of my birth. As such, Arsenal is woven rather easily into the fabric of my footballing identity.
Back in the day, I hated pre season. That lull between the end of May and early August when the new season started. I used to be on the phone almost daily to the Arsenal, 01-226-0304 back then (that was without looking!), to find out what friendlies were on the horizon.
What would be the three key aspects to a successful season for Arsenal? by SE There is this new, fresh hope surrounding Arsenal Football Club, after they ended their 9-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup this past May. The hope is that, having got a breakthrough, the Gunners can start piling up their [.