Arsenal’s 2013-14 season – five reasons to be optimistic

Should Arsenal fans be optimistic about the new season? A number of British newspapers have now compiled their predictions as to who will finish where in this season’s Premiership. By common consent Arsenal are due to finish fifth and lose out on a Champions League slot to their North London rivals Spurs. However are those predictions way off the mark? …

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A theory. Arsenal’s game plan – Michu now, Suarez next week?

Time is starting to run out for Arsene Wenger to make his marquee signing. Several papers have said this morning that the club will continue with there pursuit of Suarez, but will look at other options. The names that are mentioned are the usual suspects; Michu, El Shaarawy, Dzeko and at a very big push Rooney. Wenger has already missed …

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AshleyA theory. Arsenal’s game plan – Michu now, Suarez next week?

Arsenal ready to sign Higuain, but put deal on hold for Suarez says BBC reporter

Arsenal’s failure (if that is the right word?) to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid is still shrouded in mystery. Did Real really put the price up? Were they waiting for new manager Ancelotti to be installed before the deal could be sanctioned? I don’t know where he is getting his information from but the BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein …

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AshleyArsenal ready to sign Higuain, but put deal on hold for Suarez says BBC reporter

Arsenal face Fenerbahce in the Champions League qualifier

Well there is plenty for Arsene Wenger to mull over after it was confirmed that Arsenal will play Fenerbahce in the Champions league qualification tie. The first leg will be played on the 20th August in Turkey with the following leg on the 27th at The Emirates. At least the club managed to avoid the nightmare ties of PSV Eindhoven. …

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Arsenal update: Gundogan and Flamini

There are a lot of unhappy Arsenal bloggers at the moment. And with good reason. While most of Arsenal’s rivals have strengthened their squads and started to integrate those players into their teams Arsenal fans are still waiting not just for a marquee signing, but any singing really. With the Suarez move in the balance it appears that the club …

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Arsenal dilemma: if not Suarez… Sanchez? Lewandowski? Michu?

There appears to be a split as to how Arsenal are set to progress with their possible transfer of Liverpool’s Luis Suarez. Some papers are saying that Arsenal are readying a third bid, while others hint that Wenger might wait until towards the end of August before making the key move for the player. The third option though is that …

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Fabregas not for sale says Martino, so will Arsenal/United look again at Fellaini?

Some bad news for David Moyes, but good news for Barcelona fans, in that new Barca manager Gerardo Martino has told the Man United boss unequivocally that Cesc Fabregas is not for sale. Martino said at a press conference this morning: ‘Man United want Cesc? If the club rejected two offers, I will reject it a third time. Cesc will …

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AshleyFabregas not for sale says Martino, so will Arsenal/United look again at Fellaini?

Is this Arsenal’s most disastrous summer of recent times?

Well it is a dramatic statement I know, but I am beginning to feel that way. Previous summers have felt like torture for Arsenal fans as they have watched their star players leave for other clubs. But this year has been worse. In many ways it has completely undermined my confidence in the club and its management and its ability …

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Arsenal update: Suarez on plane back? Bernard says he has had English offers

Quick lunchtime update. Luis Suarez is currently on Liverpool’s tour of Australia and not chatting to Arsene Wenger about a move to The Emirates. However it appears he might be doing that very soon. There’s speculation that he could well be jetting back to the UK. Here’s what SDN has to say. Liverpool play the Thailand national team on Sunday …

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AshleyArsenal update: Suarez on plane back? Bernard says he has had English offers

How the Bale transfer saga could torpedo Arsenal’s Suarez deal

I might not be a Spurs fan but in a weird way as a Gooner I can understand a little bit of what the club are going through. You have a world class player (see also Fabregas, van Perise etc) and summer after summer Europe’s elite clubs are circling round them while your management team is adamant they are going …

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AshleyHow the Bale transfer saga could torpedo Arsenal’s Suarez deal

Arsenal transfer update: Chelsea’s Juan Mata linked by UK paper

Normally I would put this story in the file marked pure speculation. However it comes from The Independent, which isn’t a paper that is usually big on wildly unsubstantiated football rumours. Anyhow the paper is claiming that… Arsenal could be about to launch an audacious bid for Chelsea’s Juan Mata, with manager Arsene Wenger keeping an eye on the midfielder’s …

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AshleyArsenal transfer update: Chelsea’s Juan Mata linked by UK paper

£40 milllion for Suarez – are Arsenal getting desperate?

A couple of papers this morning are reporting that Arsene Wenger has been given the green light to make a £40million bid for Luis Suarez. The size of the bid will allegedly trigger a clause in Suarez’s contract which could then make it up to him whether or not he moves south to London. This is either the most audacious …

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Arsenal back in for Ashley Williams now that Vermaelen is out for three months

In today’s least surprising news the Metro is reporting that Arsenal are back in for Swansea’s centre back Ashley Williams. The gunners were looking at the defender earlier in the window but seem to have cooled their interest as they decided to keep their Belgian captain Thomas Vermaelen. However with Vermaelen out for three months with a a stress fracture …

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Rooney? Suarez? Lewandowski? Are Arsenal running out of options?

It is never a good thing to be jealous of other people’s wealth, but I can’t help but think that Arsene Wenger must be little envious at the moment of the stash of cash currently banked somewhere in Naples. For even though the Arsenal manager has apparently been given £70-1000 million to spend, his counterpart at Napoli, is now sitting …

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Arsenal update: Santi Cazorla leaving already? New Suarez bid

Well there are a pair of monster stories this morning. First up is the shock news that Arsenal’s classy midfielder Santi Cazorla has agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid and that the two clubs are now talking about a transfer fee. The news was reported in Spain during the night by Marca. Interestingly it hasn’t been picked up by any …

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AshleyArsenal update: Santi Cazorla leaving already? New Suarez bid

Would Man United be doing Arsenal a favour in bidding for Fabregas?

There’s a lot of talk this morning suggesting that David Moyes is mulling over a move for Barcelona’s Cecs Fabregas. So how might this be good news for Arsenal? Well the theory runs like this. At the moment, in spite of the arrival of Neymar, Fabregas is committed to staying in Barcelona and battling it out for a first team …

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AshleyWould Man United be doing Arsenal a favour in bidding for Fabregas?

Arsenal update: Suarez and Higuain. New offers?

Lots of gossip in the papers this morning about Arsenal making a second offer to Liverpool for Luis Suarez and how it will take to land him. The Reds are apparently prepared to listen to offers of around £40 million and if anything like that amount of money is on the table some sources say they will encourage the player …

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Arsenal update: Fabregas and Williams back on? Abate in for Sagna?

Well they keep on reeling us in… The Daily Mail has a story today that suggests that the Cesc Fanregas to Arsenal might be back on. It says that as the summer has worn on Fabregas has felt increasingly isolated at Barcelona and is mulling over igniting the clause in his contract that would see him return to north London. …

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AshleyArsenal update: Fabregas and Williams back on? Abate in for Sagna?

Arsenal offer £35 million for Suarez? But is Higuain still the real target?

Its is still speculation, but Goal are suggesting that rather than go back to their original number one transfer target Gonzalo Higuain, the Gunners are preparing a £35 million offer for Luis Suarez. Arsenal offered £30 million last week, but we knocked by Liverpool. However £35 million might just be enough to convince the Reds that they should part with …

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Man United finally gets on to Twitter @Manutd promises amazing stuff

This morning the Reds finally made their debut on some hot new platform called, coughs Twitter. Yep head to @manutd and you can get all the latest updates from the Manc club. The first uplifting tweet is this New era, same spirit. The season starts here. Let’s do this. #mufc — Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 10, 2013   Then came …

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AshleyMan United finally gets on to Twitter @Manutd promises amazing stuff