Should Arsenal demand Fabregas in return for Koscielny? by FD
We all knew it was too good to be true. Just when it was shaping up to be a summer free from worry over losing a star player, reports are getting stronger about two top European clubs eyeing up a formal bid for Arsenal's centre back Laurent Koscielny.
The media is far too influential on transfers in football. Every single day there seems to be a new big Arsenal rumour in football, let alone JustArsenal, but for some reasons it does seem as if it is always the Gunners who have a new transfer target every day.
In my opinion Arsenal have had one of the Premier League's most talented midfields for a number of years now. In our glory days our midfield was pivotal to our success with a lot of the team revolving around main anchor-man Vieira. After that we went through our struggle but once again managed to build a forceful and talented midfield in Fabregas, Song/Wilshere and Nasri.
Victor Wanyama has admitted that he is in talks with several clubs over a possible transfer in the coming weeks. This news will come as a good and positive sign to the Arsenal fans who have been calling for the club to sign him up immediately, although Wanyama refused to reveal which clubs were talking to him, meaning that it could be several totally unexpected foreign clubs.
Arsenal's summer isn't shaping up to be too bad so far with Gonzalo Higuain seemingly on his way to the Emirates and the club making bids and declaring interest in top players. Higuain has met with Arsene Wenger in Paris to discuss a move to the club and learn what his role will be before making a final decision on leaving Real Madrid.
As Arsenal fans will know by now, Laurent Koscielny has hinted at his possible exit from the club to join European champions Bayern Munich. This has had fans up in arms calling for the club to do everything they can to keep him but I do not understand why.
The title says it all. No arguing (well , I'm sure there will be), but predict your starting eleven for the first game of the Premier League season 2013/014. Not the Champions League play-off games which may be our first competitive matches, just to avoid any confusion.
Remembering some of Arsenal's best performances by DG
I was chatting to a friend recently and we got on to the topic of some of our favourite Arsenal performances. While we both had a few in common, there were some huge arguments over particular games. In the interest of fairness, I thought I'd share with you all some of my favourite memories of Arsenal performances, so that you can ridicule and dismiss them in favour of your own
Arsenal 7–0 Everton The year is 2005 and Everton have remarkably qualified for the Champions League.
Arsene Wenger last night spilled some information on potential Arsenal transfer targets and players we have been consistently linked with since the end of the season. Both Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas have been on the lips of many fans for a while now, especially the latter.
Hello all. A few years ago I made a post regarding the impending transfer away from Arsenal of Cesc Fabregas. I started by typically complaining about the faffing and the doe-like eyes with big eyelashes that FC Barcelona flirted towards Cesc, like a filthy big honeytrap.
Of all the players who have left Arsenal in recent years, Cesc Fabregas is maybe the only one that most Arsenal fans still think well of. We understood that he was a local boy who had come through the academy of FC Barcelona and still had the dream of pulling on their shirt. Every football fan can understand this, so although it hurt us and left a gaping hole at the heart of the Arsenal midfield, we appreciated why he left.
The Cesc Fabregas saga is becoming more intriguing every day, with myriad reports saying that Barcelona are now willing to listen to offers for the ex-Arsenal captain as his love for the Catalan club has waned since the departure of his childhood hero Pep Guardiola.
Cesc's personal life has also taken a twist with his girlfriend having had Fabregas' first child and she has opted to bring the baby up in London, with a company owned by Fabregas putting in an offer to buy her London house from her ex-husband.
What would you like the Arsenal squad to look like next season? by LM
Although many of you may seen loads of articles on this website stating potential Arsenal transfer targets and who they would like the club to sign; I foremost would like to know who the many majority of the Arsenal fan base would like to see put pen to paper to join.
Don't get your hopes up! Signing top players won't be easy! byb AH
From the viewpoint of many fans, we are expecting a very busy transfer summer from Arsenal, with big name players joining in big money transfers. However we cannot afford to get our expectations too high. The fans seem certain that there will be a few top quality players coming in, and although Wenger has definitely hinted he will look to strengthen the team greatly this summer, with the signing of big money players, we cannot completely take his word for it.
After Bayern Munich's Champions League win last night, new boss Pep Guardiola will be planning world domination with his new team and one of his long term targets from when he was back at Barcelona was Arsenal star Jack Wilshere.
Guardiola has always been an admirer of Wilshere's talents because of his passing and playing style that resembles Barcelona and players like Xavi or Iniesta.
What is it with modern day footballers? They all seem to want to play in the centre of the park. What happened to all the dashing wide players of yore? Nowadays it's as if players are trying to stay as far away from the pitch side fans as possible.
Many of the readers on this site spend a lot of time reading the rumours about which players may be on their way to Arsenal. Great fun, and we all want to see the gunners linked with top players and see a few coming to us instead of the usual 'richer' clubs.
For the last couple of seasons Arsenal have started off very sluggishly and have had to spend the second half of the campaign playing catchup to retain their position as a Top Four club. Arsene Wenger believes that this is because of the seemingly endless cycle of selling our best players and then having to help their replacements settle into the squad.
It was looking increasingly likely earlier this year that Arsenal were going to continue the unwanted recent tradition of selling the club captain in the summer. In 2011 it was Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona, followed last summer by Robin van Persie to Manchester United. The rumours and speculation about the current captain, Thomas Vermaelen, have died down recently and, from his own words, it appears that he will still be at the club next season.
I know that Cesc Fabregas is no longer an Arsenal player, but if he signed for Manchester United this summer, it would feel as bad to me, personally, as if they were signing him from us. The 26-year old Spanish international will be parading the Spanish La Liga trophy through the streets of Barcelona today after Real Madrid could only manage a draw on Saturday to hand the title to the Catalan club.
Manchester United are prepared to make a huge signal of intent by signing Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas as David Moyes's first new player of the season, according to the Evening Standardnewspaper.
United have reportedly been in contact with Barcelona regarding the fee for Fabregas. The Spanish midfielder joined Barcelona two years ago for £35 million, but Barcelona still owe Arsenal £5 million, and want to recoup at least £20 million for the talented former Arsenal captain.
There are more and more Arsenal transfer rumours appearing every day, and judging by the sheer volume it would seem that Stevan Jovetic is Arsene Wenger's main target this summer. In the midfield department I have had a tip from an ex-Arsenal youth player that our very own Cesc Fabregas is definitely in line for a return to the Emirates.
There has been a lot of talk about the former Gunners returning to Arsenal from Barcelona, especially since the Spanish champions in waiting were destroyed by Bayern Munich home and away and sent tumbling out of the Champions League. The Spanish media is awash with stories about rebuilding at the Nou Camp, with wholesale movement of players in and out of the club.
Like any Arsenal fan, I'll always have a special place in my heart for Cesc Fabregas. We watched him grow up and mature into a world-class player while he was with us. We knew about and understood his wish to eventually play for his boyhood heroes, Barca, and we were especially grateful for that extra season he stayed, when the pressure and temptation to leave were at their height.
Arsenal look set to let go one of the many ‘deadwood' players we have at the club this summer in Brazilian midfielder Denilson. Denilson is currently on loan in his homeland Brazil with Sao Paulo and they have today spoken about their willingness to sign the player to a permanent deal.
If, as some reports suggest, Thomas Vermaelen leaves Arsenal during the transfer window this summer, the Belgian defender will be the third captain of the Gunners to leave the club in as many seasons. The first in that trio was the Spanish international Cesc Fabregas, who returned to his boyhood club after Barcelona had tried to get him back for a while.
There has been an eruption of Arsenal rumours lately suggesting that Cesc Fabregas' emotional return to Barcelona has gone wrong and he is now regularly left on the bench. This could have something to do with his old "father" Pep Guardiola leaving the club last summer, and it seems that the new coach Tito Villanova wants to offload the ex-Arsenal captain to fund some new arrivals during the coming transfer window.
Twitter today exploded with the news that according to various Spanish media websites that Barcelona are looking to sell Cesc Fabregas this summer. I must clarify that in no way did the report from AS say a return to Arsenal, was on the cards but I think if there is some truth in this story then Arsene Wenger will definitely be interested in re-signing Arsenal's former captain.
The former Arsenal midfielder and captain had to sit on the bench again last night as his Barcelona team were brutally demolished by Barcelona. Fabregas has always said that he was sad to leave Arsenal and that he could return one day. He has more than the love of the Gunners to tempt him back to London, though, as his super hot girlfriend Daniella Semaan lives in the capital.
Arsenal have been given all the encouragement they need in the pursuit of the Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes. The 31-year old has re-stated his desire to move on from the Catalan giants, where he has been since 1995 in the youth system. There are a number of top clubs around Europe keen on signing the Spanish international, but now it appears that only English clubs need apply.
Which Arsenal youngsters can breakthrough to our first team? by KJ
After watching our U19s go agonisingly close to the Next Generation finals, it's got me thinking, who would go onto to be first teamers? This has always been a problem for any team in the world. Your youngsters look brilliant for the reserves but then for a multitude of reasons, they rarely make it to the first team squad, let alone to being in the starting XI.
There will be five potential summer transfer targets for Arsenal amongst Santi Cazorla's team mates in the Spain international squad this week, and if our brilliant midfielder speaks as fondly of his first season at the club to them as he did to Arsenal.com recently it could prove very useful when the transfer market is open in the summer.
The manager and the captain have half-heartedly warned against complacency when Arsenal arrive in Munich tomorrow, but the general feeling in the Bayern Munich camp seems to be that the job is done and they just need to turn up at the Allianz Arena to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Higuan, Jovetic, Fabregas, Fellaini, Rooney. Just a few of the big name players linked to Arsenal. We might pretty well get at least one or two of these names. But even if we don't, it will be good that we tried. Let me tell you why.
Rhetoric matters. If you are an Arsenal fan in England or outside like me, you know just how terrible you feel when other clubs fans repeatedly belittle you.
Arsenal are hoping to part company with quite a few of the players us fans term, perhaps a bit harshly, as dead wood. Along with the relaxing of the financial spending restrictions brought about by the building of the Emirates stadium and the self-financing policy of the club, the extra money available for not paying all these unnecessary salaries will hopefully set the Gunners off on a much more prosperous and successful future.
Barcelona vs Malaga 2013 4-1 Highlights Villa Fabregas Montoya Iniesta Morales Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Barcelona vs Malaga 2013 4-1 Highlights Villa Fabregas Montoya Iniesta Morales Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Barcelona vs Malaga 2013 ( Barca Malaga VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Barcelona vs Malaga 4-1 ( Villa, Fabregas, Montoya, Iniesta/ Morales) Camp Nou Barcelona- 1 June, 2013- 18.
Barcelona vs Mallorca 5-0 Highlights 2013 Fabregas Hat trick Sanchez Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Barcelona vs Mallorca 5-0 Highlights 2013 Fabregas Hat trick Sanchez Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Barcelona vs Mallorca 2013 ( Barca Mallorca VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Barcelona vs Mallorca 5-0 ( Fabregas*3, Sanchez*2) Nou Camp, Barcelona- 6 April, 2013- 21.
Spain vs Haiti 2013 Highlights Florida Friendly 2-1 Cazorla Fabregas Guerrier Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Spain vs Haiti 2013 Highlights Florida Friendly 2-1 Cazorla Fabregas Guerrier Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Spain vs Haiti 2013 ( Espana Haiti VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Spain vs Haiti 2-1 ( Cazorla, Fabregas/ Guerrier) Sunlife Stadium, Florida, Miami- 8 June, 2013- 21.