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 [.
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.
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.
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.
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 am still on a football break, if you can call it that. I missed Arsenal's first preseason match against Boreham Wood on Saturday afternoon. I normally would have at least tried to watch this match. Over the last few years, I think I've only missed a handful of matches, competitive or otherwise.
There is little doubt that Wojciech Szczesny, the Poland international who seriously tests your spelling skills, had his best year in an Arsenal shirt last season. He was unlucky not feature in the FA cup triumph at Wembley, after Arsene Wenger had handed the domestic cup duties to Lukasz Fabianski, but there was no doubt [.
After our win at Borehamwood Wenger stated that he would not be adding to the forward line. He said "Up front we don't need any more. It's not especially for numbers. We need a goalkeeper for sure and after that it depends on how our midfielders get through without injuries until the start of the season.
Why Ramsey should take free kicks for Arsenal by Sumo What struck me as odd during the Germany World Cup campaign was the Arsenal midfield maestro Mesut Özil playing second fiddle to Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos in the set pieces. Kroos is a box to box midfielder who has a very good shot on him. [...]
Two fixtures that will test Arsenal's Premier league ambitions early on in the season: Everton away, Man City home by SE The aura emanating from the Emirates and Arsene Wenger, during this pre-season, gives food for thought to other Premier League clubs. It also says an awful lot about Arsenal's Premier League ambitions this upcoming [.
Arsenal withdraw from World Cup winner transfer race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger has pulled the plug on his interests in securing the signature of Germany midfielder, Sami Khedira. The London side are still looking to strengthen their side ahead of the impending Premier League season but have failed to agree terms with the 27-year-old.
Would James Milner to Liverpool transfer be pointless for both parties? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
James Milner has been rumored to be on Liverpool's list of transfer targets, but what could Brendan Rodgers give the England midfielder that Manchester City don't already offer? IE a place on the bench.
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 [...]
I just wanted to share a photo released by Chelsea on their Instagram account yesterday from the first training session in Austria. It's a photo I don't think any of us ever thought we would see especially when we first heard the news that Cesc Fabregas was being linked with a move to Chelsea!
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 [.
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 [.
I got a lot of stick from some Arsenal fans after writing an article last year about the Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi possibly coming to play for Arsenal. Now I am not saying that I was right, because I wrote the story as an April Fool's Day piece, but amazingly, The Express are [...]
Hold on a minute, you might say, Arsenal are not being linked with any of the players from AS Monaco, although there are a few in that squad we might like. But the moneybags team from the French Ligue 1 could still have a big say in the transfer plans of the Gunners this summer. [...]
At least Arsenal fans are not going to have to wait until the last few days of the transfer window, nervously checking the sports websites dozens of times a day and wondering what the hell Arsene Wenger is playing at. Having already done some good business in the transfer market has made us all a [..
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.
Done Deal: Liverpool agree to sign Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool and Arsenal have been involved in a transfer tug-of-war already this season. The Reds wanted to sign Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona but the Chilean winger chose to join the London outfit instead.
Liverpool one step closer to signing Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Javier Manquillo has only made 17 appearances for Atletico Madrid but he is considered as one of the brightest prospects in Spain. Only couple of weeks before, reports emergedfromSpain that Arsenal are showing a keen interest him and wantto secure a season long loan deal for the full-back.
By 1970's Gooner We all got very excited with the arrival of Sanchez and Debuchy. Wenger means business, he is addressing Arsenal's deficiencies with high quality purchases we thought. Next will be a goalkeeper and a central defender as it is imperative that these huge gaps be filled. And I expect that this will be addressed soon enough (the Aspina deal will probably be announced when
Why Arsenal shouldn't fear Liverpool next season by KJ Liverpool last season were the best attacking team in the league and became lethal at around February. Unfortunately, Arsenal were the first club to experience their wrath at Anfield and succumbed to a heavy loss. Even the players didn't understand how that had happened.
Ahead of the club's pre-season game against Thierry Henry's New York Red Bulls this coming Saturday, Arsenal have had their players bone up on their "New Yoick" accents to help them blend in during their Stateside trip with decidedly mixed results...
Is the Ox's place in the team safe? by TJ When Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was taken off against Manchester United at the Emirates in 2012, many Arsenal fans moaned regarding the substitution decision. However, there was also a tinge of joy amongst many in the stadium that day. This is so as many Arsenal fans [.