Arsenal has recently revealed their interest in
Arsenal is now in search of a midfielder who could play the creative role in the midfield next season, should Fabregas leave for
Arsenal has recently revealed their interest in
Arsenal is now in search of a midfielder who could play the creative role in the midfield next season, should Fabregas leave for
Arsenal has snubbed
Fabregas recently said that he would only wear
Arsenal’s decision seems to have disappointed Fabregas, but the midfielder has said that his future is currently at the hands of manager Arsene Wenger who would decide whether he stays or leaves the club in the Summer.
Like the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, who last year joined Real Madrid from Manchester United, there could be an internal understanding between Arsenal and
Arsenal young midfielder Fran Merida’s speculated move to Atletico
The promising midfielder joined Arsenal in 2007 from
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has always been an admirer of the former
Fran Merida could have gained more first team action at Arsenal should Cesc Fabregas leaves for
Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill has caught the attention of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and it is no more a secret. With Arsenal looking to strengthen its back four, Cahill has been linked with a move to the
Arsenal is almost certain to bring in one or two defenders in the Summer with Wenger pinpointing lack of strength in the defense. Moreover, there is every possibility William Gallas could move away from Arsenal, while Wenger is pondering about selling underperformed defender Philippe Senderos. Mikael Silvestre, another under performed defender, has become a free agent and he might leave the Emirates this summer.
So, it is pretty much understandable that Arsenal is seriously thinking about signing a defender in the summer and nobody can deny that Wenger is an admirer of Gary Cahill.
Arsenal left back Gael Clichy has already made it to the
However, the squad has already been 23 as Real Madrid defender Mahamadou Diarra has been ruled out for the world cup following his recent injury. Though the squad is still 23, there is every possibility Domenech could replace someone with one of the excluded members of the provisional squad.
That is why, Gael Clichy is worried about his place. This is going to be his first international tournament with
Arsenal midfielder Fran Merida is now all set to move away from the North London club to Atletico
Arsene Wenger is reportedly an admirer of
Arsenal has recently offered a contract extension to
Having seen interests from
It is now more or less clear that Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has found his heart in
Over the last 7 years, Fabregas has grown into one of the top class footballers in the world and there are many clubs who are interested to clinch his service. However, the player has already confirmed he would only wear
Well, apparently his departure would definitely a huge blow to Arsenal. I believe his move would leave a huge void in Arsenal midfield and it would be far more significant than the departure of Patrick Vieira in 2005. When Vieira left Gunners for Juventus, there were speculations that Arsenal would find it hard to get his replacement. Within a season of Vieira’s move, Arsenal got a more quality player in Cesc Fabregas who showed his talent and skill with sheer effect for the first time in the 2005-06 season. There was no more looking back for Fabregas since then.
Now, who will replace Cesc Fabregas in Arsenal midfield? Is there anybody in the current Arsenal set up who has the ability to fill up the void created by his departure?
My question is yes. Arsenal has a number of talented players who already showed they have what it takes to become a world class footballer. Players like Samir Nasri, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere may be underdeveloped at the moment, but they have the talent to grow into a player like Cesc Fabregas or even better than the Spaniard. They can make it happen in the same system that created Fabregas under the supervision of the same man Arsene Wenger.
However, the problem is if Arsenal would be able to ensure that their young prospects would spent their best years in Arsenal. Fabregas is yet to give his best. Overall, his departure would definitely have some immediate effects on the club in terms of performance, but more than that, Fabregas’ move to Barcelona could give a misleading message to the young players that Wenger need to deal with now.
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas recently revealed his desire to play for
Rafael Yuste, the
Both David Villa and Cesc Fabregas represent
However, the question is that if Mr. Yuste is believed to be true then why Fabregas is not revealing it in public. The midfielder has given a lot to the Gunner and has learnt a lot from the club. In fact, he developed into an excellent player at Arsenal. Arsenal fans would like him to stay at the Emirates, but even if he wants to leave, he should do it in a way so that the good vibe between him and the club remain intact.
It is now an open secret in the media that Arsene Wenger would buy 2 or 3 top class players in the Summer transfer widow. Naturally, the club has been linked with a number of players. Another name added to Arsenal’s target list is Emiliano Viviano who is currently playing for Serie A club
Well, nothing has been confirmed by the club or the keeper yet, so we can consider it as a rumor that Arsenal is interested to sign Emiliano Viviano. However, one can not rule out the possibility of Wenger’s interest on Viviano, given his recent form and experience. The goalkeeper has the experience of representing
Initially, it was pretty much clear that Arsene Wenger would strengthen his defense in the transfer window by recruiting goalkeeper and defender. Now, it seems that Wenger has an eye on his midfield too. With Arshavin and Fabregas revealed their
Reports out in the media suggest that Wenger is currently tracking
Arsenal scouts have been following the creating midfielder who can play as a central midfielder as well as in the left side over the last one year.
The 21-year-old could be a perfect replacement for Arshavin thanks to his pace and creative mind. However, the player said he has not been approached by any club yet, but he is feeling good knowing that clubs like Arsenal are following him.
Arsenal’s French international Samir Nasri recently said that he had no communication with fellow countryman William Gallas. He also added that there are at least 4 or 5 players who have the same relationship with the former Arsenal captain.
It is not the first time Gallas has been in news for wrong reasons. The French defender recently criticized Nasri in his autobiography for an incident that happened during Euro 2008 where they were representing
So, Samir Nasri did not delay to make a response. However, the youngster revealed the dressing room rift did not affect their on-field performance as they play for each other with the same goal in mind. He said that it is less likely 11 players in a football team will be friends, but when it comes to performing on the field, all play for the club.
William Gallas was stripped off the Arsenal captaincy due to rift with teammates. Manager Arsene Wenger later on revealed that he had done the right thing by giving the captaincy to Cesc Fabregas, and several other Arsenal played said that unity among the players increased after Gallas had been sacked as captain.
William Gallas has been included by Raymond Domenech in
It is a question that journalists have been tired of asking and club officials of Arsenal and
Cesc Fabregas is one of the world’s best attacking midfielders at the moment and a number of clubs including Real Madrid and
Fabregas recently said that he wants to sort out his future at the North London club before heading to
Meanwhile, Peter Hill-Wood, the Arsenal chairman, revealed that
Now, I suspect there could be a secret deal by which Fabregas may join the
It seems that sometime like that could happen to Cesc Fabregas, and his recent wish to join
Sol Campbell has said that he wants to play at least two more years for Arsenal as he believes he can influence the game and win matches for Arsenal. The veteran defender was signed for a short period in January and his current contract has been expired with the end of the premier league season.
The 35-year-old defender admitted that negotiation for a contract extension has begun and things will be sorted out by July.
This is the second stint for the defender. He played for the North London club from 2001 to 2006 before leaving for
It is pretty much certain that Arsenal is gong to spend in the summer with the club handing Arsene Wenger a handsome amount to strengthen the squad. Wenger also indicated that he would go for ‘experienced’ and ‘top class’ players in the summer transfer window.
Reports in the media suggest that Arsene Wenger is now eyeing on two big stars who are now unhappy with their current club. First of all, it is world’s most valuable goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon who recently revealed his dissatisfaction with his club Juvestus and hinted a possible move to Arsenal. With Arsenal also looking for an experienced goalkeeper, it is pretty much clear that Wenger must have an eye on the Italian veteran.
Next comes Yaya Toure, brother of former Arsenal defender Kolo Toure, who is now linked with a move away from
You already know that there is a race between Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov for the complete takeover of Arsenal. Now, it seems that it could happen very soon, and Daniel Fiszman, the third highest shareholder of Arsenal, has joined the race.
There is news that Nina Bracewell-Smith, who holds fourth largest stake of Arsenal, is now all set to sell her 16% Arsenal stake and has appointed an US-based private firm named Blackstone Group to oversee the selling procedure.
Stan Kroenke, a sports magnate from US, is now the highest investor in Arsenal with 29.9% stake, while Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov takes the second place with 26.4%. Third-placed Fiszmand holds 16.1% stake at Arsenal.
Now, if any of the top 3 Arsenal investors can manage to buy the 16% stake of Nina Bracewell-Smith, it would take their stake to over 30%, and as per the
Arsenal has successfully clinched the 3rd place in the premier league point table after it defeated Fulham 4-0 at their home ground on Sunday. Going into the game, Wenger boys were looking for at least a point from the match which would have ensured their finish at the third place, and thus, a spot in the Champions League group stage next season. Tottenham Hotspur, who were eyeing for the 3rd place, failed miserably at
Though Arsenal needed just a point to finish in the top three, the Gunners had different idea from the very beginning of the match. They were with their attacking intent and created many goal scoring chances that were saved by Fulham’s Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.
Arsenal opened up scoring in the 21st minute through Andrey Arshavin who did not give Schwarzer a second chance to recollect the ball that he had failed to clear on time. Just 5 minutes later, Arsenal’s Dutch striker Robin van Persie slotted a rebound ball into the goal. Third Arsenal goal was an own goal which came in the 37th minute when a misunderstanding between Fulham defenders led Chris Baird to send the ball in to Fulham goal.
Arsenal was 3-0 ahead at the half time. After the break, Fulham played much better, but still the Gunners had some good chances which were either denied by the opponent keeper or squandered off by the Arsenal players. Arsenal got the 4th goal just 6 minutes from the full time when Carlos Vela fired escaping Fulham’s offside trap.
Keeping the upcoming Europa League final against Atletico
Arsenal came very close to end their title drought this season, but they lost the momentum towards the end. Still, Arsenal has a number of reasons to be happy as they were in the title hunt with 5 matches remaining in the season. Arsenal fans are now hoping that they would be able to do it next season.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly planning to make a bid for
It is no more a secret that Arsene Wenger is now looking for a defender and a goalkeeper in the market for the next season. Speculations regarding the possible exits of Gallas and Campbell made it clear that Gunners boss would like to sign an experienced centre defender. However, it is now pretty much certain that Sol Campbell is going to extend his contract for a season, while Gallas is also likely to stay for a season. So, there may not be any dearth of experience at the heart of the Arsenal defense. So, it is very possible that Wenger could consider signing a young but potential defender like Simon Kjaer who could be a highly qualified back up for the likes of Campbell and Gallas.
Arsene Wenger has said that he is now looking to sign ‘experienced’ and ‘top class’ players this summer. The Frenchman is reportedly in search of a defender and a goalkeeper, while Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh is all set to join the North London club on a free transfer after his contract with
Reports in the media suggest that Wenger at last has some fund to go for highly experienced and star players this summer. After paying off its Highbury property loan, Arsenal has gained some financial stability. Moreover, last summer’s high profile sales of Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor mean Arsenal can buy some players who could help then put an end to their title drought. In fact, Wenger now reportedly has around £35 million transfer budget.
"If we bring some players in then they have to be experienced," the Frenchman said, according to The Daily Telegraph.
"I think we have been in the race this year with the team we had. We will be stronger next year just with the internal improvement and with the experience these players will have.
"The additions will be minimal but if there are some they have to be really top class."
Well, it is nice that Wenger has some amount in hand to spend in Summer, but that does not mean that someone like Kaka or Cristiano Ronaldo are coming to the club. Wenger has to buy at least two players, other than Chamakh: one goalkeeper and a defender. So, I do not think that Wenger would buy another striker. I think, Wenger would buy a highly skilled and experienced defender and a goalkeeper of Doni’s class. With Arshavin’s possible departure for
Buffon said: "If I had to leave, I think
would be my destination. England
"My desire to leave Juve is equal to that of Juve's will to have me leave.
"We will see if we will decide for our paths to continue together."
Well, that does not mean that he is going to play for Arsenal who are currently in search of a goalkeeper following the costly mistakes by Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski this season. In fact, Wenger has also been linked with a number of goalkeepers like
It is now an open secret that
Marouane Chamakh, who played for French side
Marouane Chamakh helped
Arsenal defender William Gallas now seems to have started seeing his future somewhere else. The 32-year-old veteran has not signed a new deal with Arsenal yet, though his current contract expires on May 30. The French international has hinted that he had a disagreement with the club while discussing about his contract extension.
Moreover, a number of clubs are keen to acquire his service. Paris Saint Germain is reportedly interested to hand him a two-year deal, while Serie A clubs like AS Roma, Juventus, and AC Milan are looking to sign him. The main thing is that he will be a free agent this Summer and it would definitely earn him an advantage in the transfer market because clubs would not have to pay any one-off transfer fee to sign him.
Well, William Gallas may get a better salary at somewhere else, but he should know that he is already 32 and at this age he can not get the assurance of playing regularly at the clubs like Juventus and
In one of my previous articles, I wrote that Arsene Wenger may not go for a midfielder in the Summer transfer window. Now, it seems that Wenger would definitely try to add a midfielder to his current Gunners squad following Andrey Arshavin’s declaration to leave
The manager is supposed to bring in one or two defenders as his experienced defenders will be out of contract this summer. Moreover, Almunia and Fabianski were not impressive at all this season and it indicates Wenger would also be looking for a goalkeeper. In fact, Arsenal has already been linked with a number of goalkeepers including Liverpool’s Pepe Reina,
Arsenal is now reportedly linked with a number of English players including defender Gary Cahil, Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell, West Ham midfielder Scott Parker and
Besides these probable newcomers, one player is almost certain to join Arsenal and that is Marouane Chamakh whose contract with
Andrey Arshavin has at last blasted the bomb as he has claimed that he is going to join
Arshavin recently said that he would like to join
Well, Arshavin’s recent declaration of joining
Arshavin told The People: "I am going to
in the summer. I have always dreamed about going to Barcelona and playing for the best team in the world. They were unsure about me when I was playing in Spain but I have shown them that I'm the real deal and I know they are ready to talk to me." Russia
The Arsenal forward added: "I want to play for the top team and be trying to win every competition, I don't think you can rate one better than the other, it is all about winning. I want to play for them and that is never going to change."
The Russian international has also added that he want to compete with Xavi and Iniesta for a place in the
He could have revealed it after the end of the season. No doubt, Arsenal could not win anything in the recent past, but at Arsenal he has always been an automatic choice for the first eleven and got the media attention all the time. Now, he wants to compete with Xavi and Iniesta and there is nothing wrong in it. However, the midfielder should remember that he is already 28 now and he may not be able to play his best football for a long time.
West Ham United captain Scott Parker has reportedly been the latest target of Arsenal. Manager Arsene Wenger has been handed a handsome amount to spend in the summer transfer window to strengthen the squad. It is now clear that a number of players would arrive at the
Scott Parker has spent a great season despite West Ham’s poor run. Naturally, the
Recently, Wenger said that he would like to bring ‘ready-made’ players in Summer as he already had ‘plenty of young players.’ On the other hand, West Ham chairman David Sullivan recently said that he was ready to negotiate offers for any players except Scott Parker.
Well, I think Arsene Wenger would not rush for a midfielder now. Rather, his main objective seems to strengthen the back four by landing a centre back. Moreover, he is also in search of a goalkeeper. The arrival of striker Marouane Chamakh seems to be a matter of time now. Arsenal already has a number of quality midfielders and it seems less likely that he would go for a midfielder in the summer, but Arshavin’s recent wish to join
Croatian striker Eduardo has been struggling for form since returning in action following a long-term recovery from a horrendous injury sustained while playing at
Arsene Wenger believes that Eduardo would come back with his best form very soon. He said:
"He is 27 years old, and wants to play, but we extended his contract because we believe in him.
"In the last month, he looked sharp to me in training.
"He was a bit disturbed [by the injury], but I think next season should be better for him."
Eduardo was enjoying his best season in 2008 just before suffering that injury. He took around one year to get over the injury. Naturally, the player may have lack of confidence. So, he now needs the motivation from the people around him. At this crucial time of his career, nothing could have been a better motivation than a contract extension from Arsene Wenger.
Manager Arsene Wenger recently identified defense as the weak side of the club. Moreover, the defenders like Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas and Sol Campbell will be out of contract this summer. So, strengthening the back four is now the first priority for the manager.
Philippe Mexes will also be out of contract at Roma next summer. So, the club now wants to earn some money by selling him. Rumors out in the media suggest that Arsenal could make a £10m bid for the French defender.