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Will Wenger better utilise his fringe players after avoiding a deadline day signing? 1

Posted on September 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal failed to spend on deadline day, with goalkeeper Petr Cech being their only summer signing. Supporters have been bemused by the lack of transfer activity, especially given the deficiencies in the side, but will manager Arsene Wenger now call upon the club’s fringe players to step up to the plate?

The likes of Joel Campbell in attack could prove to be a useful addition considering how short on goals the Gunners have been so far this season. Wenger has so far overlooked the talented Costa Rican international, but questions will be asked about their deadline day inactivity if the manager isn’t planning on using his entire squad during the course if the campaign.

Wenger hints at new signings 0

Posted on August 21, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has all but confirmed reports that the Gunners will add more high-profile players before the summer window closes on Tuesday, 1st September.

The Gunners have so far only recruited veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea, while Lukas Podolski and Abou Diaby were allowed to leave.

And while the latest speculations suggest that Wenger will make a move on Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, the manager has revealed that he does plan to make more summer signings.

“I expect (signings) like you, but at the moment we are not close,” Wenger said at a press conference. “I listen to everybody, but my job is to make decisions.

Arsenal 11/10 to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this summer 0

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Bookmakers have cut odds for Arsenal to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema during this season’s summer transfer window following a flurry of bets in the last 48 hours.

News broke of a £48M bid made from the Gunners for the former Olympique Lyonnais striker on Wednesday, but given there’s been little talk from either side suggesting such a deal is even in the pipeline, many aren’t convinced at the rumours.

This summer, Real have been more focused on signing Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea than letting other players go. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is unlikely to smash the club‘s transfer record to sign a position he doesn’t think Arsenal lack in.

Could Alex Song have provided some extra bite in the Arsenal midfield? 0

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Barcelona midfielder Alex Song looks on course to seal a permanent transfer to West Ham United this summer, with the 27year-old deemed not good enough for Luis Enrique’s side. And given he’s a former Arsenal player, having made more than 220 appearances for the Londoners between 2005 and 2012, who can break up the play, while being proficient at ball retention, would he not have been a good addition for the Gunners?

Joel Campbell linked with a move to Palermo 0

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is reportedly close to completing a deal to sign for Italian Serie A side Palermo this summer, with the Costa Rican international seeking first-team football after being told such opportunities would be few and far between in an Arsenal shirt. The 23-year-old has shown promise earlier in his career, but has failed to improve in the last few years.

He spent half of last season out on loan with Spanish La Liga side Villarreal, scoring just one goal in 15 appearances. Campbell has made just 10 appearances for Arsenal in his four years at the club, with the forward spending time out on loan with Lorient, Real Betis, Olympiakos and Villarreal.

Arsenal’s Brazilian youngster joins Bolton 0

Posted on August 19, 2015 by David Nugent

The Metro have confirmed that Arsenal’s young Brazilian winger Wellington Da Silva has joined Championship side Bolton Wanderers on loan. The move was revealed by the 22-year-old’s Instagram account.

The Brazilian has yet to feature for Arsenal after initially joining the Gunners in 2011, after work permit problems meant he was only granted permission to play for the Arsene Wenger’s side in April. He is reported to have signed long-term deal with the north London club.

Since joining the Gunners, Wellington has had loans with Spanish clubs Levante, Alcoyano, Ponterradina, Murcia and last season at Almeria. None of those loan spells have proved that successful, as the winger has been inconsistent.

Should Arsenal have made an approach for Yohan Cabaye this summer? 2

Posted on August 14, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal lock horns with Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend which will see midfielder Yohan Cabaye going up against a side who could well have signed him in the past, and Palace manager Alan Pardew believes his counterpart made a big mistake in overlooking him.

The Gunners were one of many teams linked with the playmaker’s services during his time with Newcastle, and his following difficult spell with Paris-Saint-Germain, but talks never progressed with Arsenal, which led to the move back to France. And when he was made available for transfer from PSG, it was Crystal Palace who made the Frenchman theirs.

Arsenal readying bid for Sevilla’s Krychowiak 0

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League giants Arsenal are being linked with a summer move on Sevilla star Grzegorz Krychowiak, according to a report in The Telegraph.

With Mathieu Flamini no longer in Arsene Wenger’s first team plans and Francis Coquelin far from impressive in the opening fixture against West Ham, the manager is reportedly in the market for a new holding midfielder.

The Telegraph has suggested that Sevilla’s Grzegorz Krychowiak has emerged as club’s latest target, with Arsenal scouts making a check on the 25-year-old yesterday evening as los Rojiblancos suffered a 5-4 loss to Barcelona in the cracking UEFA Super Cup match.

Should Arsenal have signed competition for Francis Coquelin? 0

Posted on August 10, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin was one of the surprise packages of the 2014/15 season, with the Frenchman shining for the first-team after being recalled from a loan spell with Charlton Athletic. However, manager Arsene Wenger didn’t bank on ever needing a secondary option in the holding role, and is banking on the 24-year-old to continue last season’s form into the new campaign. So should the Gunners boss have signed an alternative?

Why Arsenal have a slim hope of signing Karim Benzema this summer 0

Posted on July 29, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have been typically linked with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema all through the summer transfer window, and the rumours have been instantly dismissed as fabrication with no movement ever being made between the two parties. However, there are a few legitimate factors that could see the French international keen to make the move ahead of the new season, so the links between the Premier League side and Real striker have more foundation than in past seasons.

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