October 30, 2014 by
Chilean newspaper La Tercera has made a bold claim that La Roja superstar Alexis Sanchez is not satisfied with the latest developments at his new club Arsenal having been disappointed by some of his teammates.
The 25-year-old needed a while to prove his worth at the Emirated after arriving in a £32 million deal from Barcelona, but he has been in excellent form of late and was voted club’s Player of the Month for October.
And while he obviously cannot be happy with Arsenal’s current league position, it appears the Chile international has other concerns at the moment. .......Read more here.....
October 29, 2014 by
According to the Daily Star, Arsenal could be set to raid Spanish La Liga side Athletic Bilbao for highly-rated young centre-back Aymeric Laporte. The 20-year-old has a growing reputation and is the sort of player that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger loved to develop in the past.
Laporte is highly-rated and it was thought that in time the youngster may move on to Spanish giants Barcelona or Real Madrid and had in fact been linked with the former in the summer.
However with interest also growing from elsewhere he could move away from La Liga, with reports suggesting that Laporte is one of Arsene Wenger’s main transfer targets in January. .......Read more here.....
October 28, 2014 by
According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are favourites to sign Dortmund and Germany star Mats Hummels. The Germany international has been linked with a move away from the German club for a while now, with both Arsenal and Manchester United believed to be interested in signing him.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is looking for a new centre-back to strengthen his defence. However, reports from Russia claim that the veteran Dutch boss has turned his attention to signing Zenit St Petersburg star Ezequiel Garay in January.
That means that Arsenal have now emerged as favourites to the highly-rated Mats Hummels when the transfer window re-opens. .......Read more here.....
October 27, 2014 by
According to the Mirror, Arsenal are being tipped to make an approach for Barcelona forward Pedro with reports suggesting the Spanish international has handed in a transfer request due to a lack of playing time.
The Gunners signed his former teammate Alexis Sanchez this summer, who could well lure the 27-year-old into joining, as the London side have been struggling for goals from their forwards. Sanchez has delivered, but Danny Welbeck has made a lukewarm start to life in an Arsenal shirt.
Arsene Wenger’s side have started the season slowly, and are 1/6 to end the campaign trophyless. .......Read more here.....
October 27, 2014 by
Arsenal are considering a January bid for West Ham defender Winston Reid, according to the Daily Mirror as the New Zealand captain nears closer to the end of his contract at Boleyn Ground.
The winter transfer window cannot come soon enough for Arsene Wenger as he is desperate to sort out his defensive crisis and it is almost certain that the Professor will be signing a new centre-back in January.
A number of high-profile defenders have been linked with a move to the Emirates in recent weeks, with West Ham star Winston Reid reportedly also on club’s wish list. .......Read more here.....
October 24, 2014 by
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has been public in his criticism of manager Arsene Wenger, suggesting that his preferred style of play needs to be evolved to rescue Arsenal’s season.
“We lack a few things. The passing game is not as efficient as last year. We are not at our best, we have to admit that. We have to be honest to ourselves and train harder. I think we have to do better with our own possession, to play more in wide areas. I think it is better to expose them there, instead of playing one-twos through the middle,” he said. .......Read more here.....
October 22, 2014 by
Ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League clash against Anderlecht tonight, manager Arsene Wenger revealed Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina will be out of action for up to three months.
“It is exactly the same injury (suffered in the World Cup). He had his first injury at Nice – it was a knee problem and he was a bit rushed back and did not use his leg, so his muscle became weaker. Then he got injured in the World Cup. After that, he came to us injured after the World Cup and it took him two months to play again.” .......Read more here.....
October 16, 2014 by
According to the Daily Express, Arsenal is set to launch a £32million bid for German international centre-back Mats Hummels of Dortmund. The Gunners lack of defensive cover has been well-documented and it seems that they could view Hummels as a potential January solution.
Arsene Wenger’s side is facing a defensive crisis ahead of their visit to Hull on Saturday, a game which they are odds of 4/11 to win. Mathieu Debuchy is injured, Calum Chambers is suspended and French centre-back Laurent Koscielny is doubtful with an Achilles injury. .......Read more here.....
October 15, 2014 by
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal could be set to make a move for Marseille’s young centre-back Stephane Sparanga.
The 19-year-old’s contract with the French side expires in December, so the Gunners could snap him up for a bargain fee. Sparanga can also play as a defensive midfielder, which means he would provide Arsenal with cover for two vulnerable positions.
With the versatile France under-20 international potentially available for a bargain fee there are a number of clubs believed to be showing an interest in signing him, including French side Rennes and Italian Serie A side Udinese. .......Read more here.....
October 14, 2014 by
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes that replacing veteran boss Arsene Wenger will be the clubs biggest challenge in the future. The Frenchman recently celebrated 18 years in charge of the Gunners, but will of course eventually need to be replaced at the helm.
Gazidis told the clubs official website: “So much of the attention on a football club is around an individual and that’s very understandable at Arsenal because we have a giant who’s managing us. Arsene has been a fantastic driver and has put the club in a great, great position. .......Read more here.....