Arsenal update: Real fans sing – ‘don’t sell Ozil!’

At the time of writing Mesut Ozil is being prodded and poked in Germany as he prepares to complete his £42 million move to Arsenal. He has effectively been pushed out by the signing of Bale and the retention of Di Maria and Ronaldo. It is worth noting though that Real fans are not happy about his departure. The BBC’s …

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AshleyArsenal update: Real fans sing – ‘don’t sell Ozil!’

BBC confirms Ozil medical at Arsenal after agreeing personal terms

Big news Gunners fans. After failing to tempt Mesut Ozil a few years back, it now seems certain that the German will be an Arsenal player very soon. The BBC has just confirmed that the player has agreed personal terms and is about to have a medical. This from the BBC Arsenal have agreed a £42.4m (50m euros) deal with …

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AshleyBBC confirms Ozil medical at Arsenal after agreeing personal terms

Are Man United in for Arsenal target Ozil? Confusion at Sky Sports

Possibly the worst news that Arsenal fans could hear today would be that Man United had made a move for Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil, Arsenal number one target. And there were rumours that the Reds had made an offer for the player but hadn’t been able to agree his personal terms ie wages. Well this morning Sky Sports seems to …

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AshleyAre Man United in for Arsenal target Ozil? Confusion at Sky Sports

Liverpool confirm Sakho signing

The first big-ish signing of the morning for a Prem club has just landed with Liverpool confirming that they have signed French international Mamadou Sakho on a long-term contract. The rumour is that he cost £12 million. This follows the deal for Tiago Ilori, who has cost Liverpool £25m. Sakho told the club’s website: “I’m delighted to be here. I’d …

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Who will Arsenal sign today?

So Gunners fans? Who do you think will be pulling on a red and white short by the end of the day? There are of course a host of players who the Gunners are supposed to have spoken to, however that might not be all. In the last minute scramble in summer 2011 Arsene Wenger signed five players in the …

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Marca says Ozil will snub Arsenal and stay at Real Madrid

Arsenal fans, just when it all seemed to be going so swimmingly the Spanish paper is now reporting  that the 50 million Euros target Ozil is now London-bound and that he has chosen to stay in Madrid. Of course Marca has been wrong before and there are still plenty of hours left for the player to, ahem, change his mind, …

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AshleyMarca says Ozil will snub Arsenal and stay at Real Madrid

Fabregas returns, and four other Arsenal transfers that aren’t going to happen

Ok Arsenal fans – time to reach for those straws. With an injury list that is growing by the day, a manager who seems to have forgotten where he last left his cheque book and the small matter of a London derby against free spending Spurs days away- things are looking grim. Here though are a few long shots for …

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AshleyFabregas returns, and four other Arsenal transfers that aren’t going to happen

Shock – Arsenal make second summer signing. Flamini is back

There was a lot of talk about this last night and now it appears to have been confirmed by the papers at least. Matty Flamini is back at Arsenal and is on a £40/50k a week deal. The ex Arsenal star, who left the club for Milan on a Bosman is back with his old manager Arsene Wenger after impressing …

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AshleyShock – Arsenal make second summer signing. Flamini is back

Will Arsenal sign a marquee striker? Surely not even Arsene Wenger believes it now

Two words I really hate – marquee signing. They have dogged me all summer. Been my first thought in the morning and have kept me awake nights. And still, with hours to go now, unless you think that a lanky Ligue Two player on a freebie fits the bill Arsenal still haven’t made a marquee signing. And you know what …

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AshleyWill Arsenal sign a marquee striker? Surely not even Arsene Wenger believes it now

Arsenal legend Robert Pires moonlights for Greek amateur team – scores ace goal

Robert Pires – what a legend! The Arsenal player was always hugely popular with the red half of north London. And it seems that he is a very decent chap too. I remember stories of him giving away to tickets to fans in sold out games at Highbury and more. And now this – he was apparently spotted in the …

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AshleyArsenal legend Robert Pires moonlights for Greek amateur team – scores ace goal

Arsenal’s 2013-14 season – five reasons why it could be a disaster

Personally I have a fairly optimistic view of the world so I believe that in spite of Arsene Wenger’s dithering in the transfer market Arsenal will have a much better season than last year. You can read that one here. However there is some pretty compelling evidence that I have chosen to ignore. In some ways we might be in …

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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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AshleyArsenal face Fenerbahce in the Champions League qualifier

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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AshleyArsenal update: Gundogan and Flamini

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