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Will Arsenal strengthen their squad further this summer? 1

Posted on August 02, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal have made some very good signings this summer already, but it seems there is still scope for improvement in the squad and if media reports are to be believed the money to bring in more fresh faces.

Possibly leaving

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has stated that Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen may leave the club this summer, with Manchester United believed to be the favourites to secure the centre-backs services.

The Gunners have already completed the signing of young Southampton full-back Calum Chambers, who Wenger has stated could develop into a centre-back or a central midfielder in the future.

Arsene Wenger to strengthen further this summer 0

Posted on July 20, 2014 by David Nugent

It will come as no surprise to Arsenal fans that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has stated that he will strengthen his squad this summer. There are still certain areas of the team that are in need of strengthening and hopefully some new faces arrive sooner rather than later.


Wenger confirmed that he will strengthen his squad by telling Sky Sports: “It’s not over, there’s still a long way to go.

“I can’t give you any names because you’re never sure if you can do what you want, but we’re still out there to strengthen our squad.”

Arsenal linked with Spurs graduate 1

Posted on July 16, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

The latest media reports are suggesting that Arsenal could make a shock move for former Tottenham Hotspur defender Steven Caulker as they look to reinforce their back line.

The England international largely impressed since joining Cardiff City from Spurs last summer, putting in some very good defensive displays while scoring 5 goals in 38 Premier League matches, spending every single minute on the pitch for the Bluebirds.

However, with the Welsh side getting relegated, Caulker is widely tipped to leave the club for greener pastures, and his £8 million release clause is unlikely to be a problem.

Arsenal target reportedly not returning to Southampton 0

Posted on July 05, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is that confident of a move away from St Marys this summer that he has told his Saints teammates he will not return to the club from the south coast.


The 24-year-old has been linked with a £20million move to both Arsenal and Tottenham in recent weeks and he is confident that he will join the mass exodus from the south coast club. Arsenal boss and compatriot Arsene Wenger is known to be an admirer of the defensive midfielder.

Could Arsenal move for Steven Caulker this summer? 0

Posted on June 10, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal could be set to compete with the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool for Cardiff’s highly-rated centre-back Steven Caulker this summer.

The 22-year-old was one of the Bluebirds better players last season, as the Welsh side were relegated from the Premier League after just one season. The England international is set to leave the club from the Welsh capital and looks to be attracting the attention of a host of top-flight clubs.

Caulker only joined Cardiff last summer from the Arsenal’s arch-rivals Tottenham for a fee in the region of £8million. The centre-back found the net eight times and appeared in every top-flight game for the Bluebirds.

Arsenal in battle with Spurs for Dutch defender 0

Posted on May 02, 2014 by David Nugent

With Arsenal now close to sealing fourth spot and odds of 1/100 to seal a Champions League spot, everybody connected with Arsenal must now be thinking about the prospective summer arrivals. According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are in a battle with Tottenham for Ajax’s highly-rated defender Joel Veltman.


There are doubts of the future of club captain Thomas Vermaelen, with the centre-back currently only back-up to first choice pair Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.

Vermaelen has also played at full-back on occasions this season, but with first team football hard to come by this season it seems he could contemplating a summer move.

Arsenal face a fight for French star Loic Remy 0

Posted on April 30, 2014 by David Nugent

QPR and France striker Loic Remy is believed to be a £15million target for Arsenal, but the Gunners are not the only team interested in acquiring the striker. According to the Mirror, German giants Bayern Munich are set to bid £15million for the on-loan Newcastle striker.

Champions League

The Gunners are close to sealing their place in the Champions League for next season and are odds of 1/100 to make it into the top four this season. Qualification for Europe’s elite competition means that the Gunners will receive a cash windfall, which will most likely be added to boss Arsene Wenger’s transfer kitty.

Glad that Kaboul is not heading for Arsenal 1

Posted on April 03, 2014 by David Nugent

The Daily Star were yesterday claiming that Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul could be heading for the Emirates Stadium on a free transfer this summer. Kaboul has endured an injury-hit season and the French international is expected to leave White Hart Lane when his contract expires this summer.

This rumour broke on Wednesday, but I am surprised it did not break on Tuesday, which was April 1st, a day famous for April fool’s day jokes of course.


Szczesny defends decision to take ‘selfie’ following win at White Hart Lane 0

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has defended his decision to take a picture with a couple of his teammates following the final whistle of Arsenal’s 1-0 win against fierce North London rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane – a ground they had not won at in the league since 2007.

‘I asked Paul Johnson (Arsenal’s equipment manager) to bring my phone on to the pitch after the game and grabbed a selfie with the Arsenal fans, which was brilliant. They were fantastic all afternoon. They sang their hearts out and enjoyed themselves. It was fantastic for us too and we wanted to give something back to them.’

Gunners need to show title credentials against Chelsea 0

Posted on March 17, 2014 by David Nugent


Arsenal showed great spirit to defeat local-rivals Tottenham 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Spurs had more of the ball at times during the north London derby, but the likes of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny again put in solid displays at the back to keep the home side out.

Ground out

The victory over Spurs was not pretty on the eye, as Arsenal ground out out the win they needed to keep pace with their rivals. Arsenal sides in recent seasons have struggled to grind out results.

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