There has been much talk of Arsenal's record amount of funds in the transfer kitty this summer, but with the current squad ending the season with a brilliant ten-game unbeaten run Wenger seemed to hint that there is not much need for reinforcements to be brought in.
"In the last three months, I believe we have been remarkably consistent.
In the last couple of hours news has come out that Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov will consider his stance at the club and sort out his future by the end of the season. Current majority shareholder American businessman Stan Kroenke has a very bad reputation with the Arsenal fans.
Usmanov and Dein are needed by Arsenal now! by Big Gun
Something just struck me after the beating Real Madrid took last night from Dortmund. Robert Lewandowski is part of a really good team, definitely one of two best teams in Germany and currently one of the best in the world. But it looks like him AND Gotze are on their way out, more questioningly to a rival Bundesliga team.
The breaking news today that a Middle East consortium has prepared a massive bid to take Arsenal off Stan Kroenke's hands is likely to be welcomed by the American with open arms.
Anyone who saw the miserable miser who is the ówner' of Arsenal trying to hide from the freezing English weather while in the Emirates watching his "investment" getting destroyed by Bayern Munich last week will be under no illusion that Stan Kroenke was enjoying himself, in fact he hid himself under a big red blanket and may well have been asleep for all we know!
In the space of 8 years we have seen our club go from the edge of greatness, from consistently winning trophies every year and celebrating being arguably the best team of the world, to a team that struggles week in week out against much weaker opposition and we can now only dream of going far in competitions, let alone getting to the final and winning something.
We're not saying that Manchester City players are on big money... but it appears Samir Nasri has hired Marouane Chamakh as his bodyguard. The former Arsenal team-mates went to watch yesterday's match between the Gunners and City at the Emirates, with Nasri out suspended. But there were ugly scenes outside the ground as angry Arsenal [.
I bet the Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis was cursing his luck after scheduling a meeting with Arsenal supporters for the day after the worst result in Arsene Wenger's time at the Gunners. He probably thought that Wednesday night would be perfect because the fans would be happy to be in a semi-final with a good chance of some silverware after seven lean years, but it proved to be just the opposite.
The Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is preparing to face Arsenal at the Emirates today, but he doesn't think that Arsene Wenger's team has any chance of competing for the Premiership title against the Big Three of City, United and Chelsea.
In the pre-match conference Laudrup was asked if he thought that he was coming up against a team that could win the title, and he replied with an emphatic "No.
Yesterday, I touched upon what strikers we could use with the recent news revealing that Wenger has £40 million to play with in January. Looking at our midfield, it seems a bit lacking in quality at times. Without Diaby our midfield doesn't seem physical enough for games like Stoke, West Ham, Man City etc.
Arsenal have been negotiating a new contract with Theo Walcott for over a year and it looks like there is still no solution in sight. Walcott made a statement recently saying that the delay had nothing to do with money and he just wanted Arsene Wenger to give him a place as an out-and-out striker in the Arsenal team.
Wenger has the money, who do you think he should buy?
After yesterday's AST meeting, it was confirmed that Wenger has something along the lines of £40 million at his disposal come January. This was pretty much common news previously but I thought it would make an interesting article to postulate who Wenger could actually get for that money and for what positions (it's also going to be a very slow news day for the next couple of weeks!
Arsenal manager Arséne Wenger has told reporters that he isn't afraid to spend the money Arsenal have in the bank – if the right player(s) are available. Arsenal are often slated for their lack of spending in the transfer windows and although we bought fantastic players in Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, we sold Robin Van Persie and Alex Song, totalling up the money exchanges to about a loss of around £15 million.
Due to the fact that for the close of the transfer window we had a game following up a few short
days later, we didn't get much of a chance to have a good look at what Arsenal achieved during the
window. Sure, at the moment the team is looking pretty solid defensively, and that just goes to
show that the key to success does not revolve around signing expensive, world-class players
whenever we lose some games.
Peter Hill-Wood says Arsenal can spend, but it has its ‘limit' Arsenal chairman has come out and
said that although Arsene Wenger has the money to spend, but it can't compete with Chelsea or
Manchester City in the transfer market. Furthermore he said that Scottish club Ranger's financial
turmoil should serve as a warning for [.
Nuri Sahin has hit out at suggestions he joined Liverpool for the money by outlining the reasons
for his switch to Anfield.
Turkish midfielder Sahin has come to the Reds on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid and is in
contention to make his debut against Arsenal on Sunday.
He says he had offers from elsewhere but decided to make the move to Merseyside because he has
faith in Brendan Rodgers and wants to play regularly.
West Brom fans are receiving an unexpected windfall following Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to retire at the end of the season. The Baggies' final match of the season is at home to Manchester United, which means it is also Fergie's last game in the dugout. With United fans desperate to be there to see him [.
The move of Dimitar Berbatov to Fiorentina was always a strange one due to wages, if the Viola
have been missing an dark-haired Eastern European who could play Dracula in the pitch since Adrian
Mutu departed Firenze to not pay his Chelsea debts. It never happened, of course, Dimitar choosing
Fulham instead, Fiorentina playing the part of the spurned flame, released a series of official
press releases stating solely, "I NEVER LOVED U ANYWAY!
1. It's hard to see this as anything other than the end of an era for 'the' Barcelona side we all know. Minus Messi, the rest of the team either older and achier members of the great side or lesser additions are no longer up to the high standards they've set themselves. Expect [...]
Where there is money, drama follows, and few have more money than the kajillionaires of Manchester City. Thankfully, they're also pretty entertaining too. The official site compiled a sort of greatest hits of 2012 for the YouTube page and you quickly realize how many classics they dropped this year simply by tugging a camera along.
Who says footballers don't know the value of anything? Newcastle defender James Perch was acutely aware that a fiver would be of great use to someone. It's just that nobody wanted to take it off him. The utility man found a £5 note on the St James' Park pitch during last night's 1-2 defeat to [...]
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has revealed that his side's Christmas party has been cancelled following the club's recent poor run of form. Defeat to Manchester City at the weekend left the Magpies just two points above the relegation zone, leading Pardew to play the part of Scrooge and cancel the planned festivities.
A new prediction website has been launched which aims to help you plot your football betting. Betegy uses an algorithm to determine the most likely outcome of the top European leagues. OTP took a look at the Premier League predictions for last weekend... and at first we were only partially impressed.
The Portland Timbers' roster makeover continued today when they acquired Ben Zemanski through a trade with Chivas USA. Portland sent allocation money and the rights to Jonathon Bornstein to Chivas for Zemanski. Zemanski plays in the midfield and played at Akron University under the Caleb Porter.
Merritt Paulson tweeted after the trade was announced that conspiracy theorists should not read too much into today's trade:
No big surprise here, but the Portland Timbers came out and confirmed that they had traded the rights for Robbie Findley to Real Salt Lake in exchange for an unknown amount of allocation money. Reports surfaced earlier in the week, however, that the amount of money exchanged between the Timbers and Salt Lake was to the tune of $75,000.
#askba are u ever gonna pay me the £40 for valeting ur car? take it as a no as u moved away lee donnnelley (@ljdvalet) January 8, 2013 A disgruntled car washer from Newcastle has taken to Twitter to chase Demba Ba for an allegedly unpaid bill for £40. Lee Donnelly, posting on Twitter [...]
Football's governing body FIFA has taken the precaution of trademarking Christmas ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Our illustrious leaders have claimed ownership of the names of all Brazilian host cities for the World Cup when used in conjunction with the precious digits 2014. That includes the city of Natal, which means Christmas.
Head off to Barcelona for a city break and chances are you'll hear two pieces of advice: make sure to grab a tour of themagnificentNou Camp stadium and watch out for pickpockets. Now be prepared to add one more warning to the list -bewareofthievingBarcelona players... perhaps. Let us explain.
The Liverpool legend has been sold to Stoke: Times are tough at Anfield
Charlie Adam who spanked the ball around with authority on the pitch and was mobbed off it as if
he was Mick Jagger is departing for Stoke on a four year deal. In his closing statement the gap
toothed legend said, " Gareth Bale may run but he cannot hide" and then he was gone.
We recently brought you news that Newcastle's 2013 calendar featuring the now departed Demba Ba as Mr January. Well, Toon Army, there's always someone worse off than yourself... and they're usually a Portsmouth supporter. One disgruntled Pompey fan has tweeted a photo of his modified 2013 club calendar.
In addition to being insane, Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio is also insanelycompetitive. This has resulted in the club winning promotion to League One in his first season and currently sitting fifth in the table in his second, but it's also resulted in him kicking his players, mowing the pitch, berating his goalkeeper and proclaiming that he does what he wants and no one can stop him.
Playing this season without a shirt sponsor, La Liga side Real Sociedad have decided to use the empty space to show their appreciation for their fans and maybe make a little more money while doing so. Each Sociedad player will wear the name of a different one of the club's 25,000 members on their shirt where the name of a sponsor would normally appear.
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They say that football is a funny old game, and it can be one of the most frustrating and difficult sports to bet on, with unpredictable results and last-minute goals turning a potential fortune into pittance.
Since Cristiano Ronaldo told the media that he was too sad to celebrate his goals during Real
Madrid's 3-0 win against Granada on Sunday, speculation has been rampant. Since he said that his
frowniness was caused by "professional" reasons, the popular theory of Ronaldo wanting more money
Anyway! It looks like Nike Soccer has teamed up with Mia to present "The Chance" for girls, which,
according to the YouTube page, is all about this: "Partnering with ECNL, US Club Soccer, and US
Soccer, Nike will be inviting the top 100 female soccer players around the country to attend a
3-day National Final Camp at Nike's World Headquarters Campus in Beaverton, Oregon at the end of