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Crystal Palace and Arsenal – comparing the Premiership with the Championship

Arsenal fan Julius @OneGunn3r on the differences between life at the top of the Premiership and Championship. It only really struck me last night just how sheltered a fan I am. I decided to get a ticket to the Crystal Palace vs. Brighton play off semi final, caught up with the romance of a big rivalry and the opportunity for …

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AshleyCrystal Palace and Arsenal – comparing the Premiership with the Championship

Baines and Fellaini – Man United’s first signings under Moyes

In news that will surprise no one The Sun says that David Moyes is going to kick off his tenure as Manchester United boss (that still sounds odd when I write it) by snapping up the best two players from his old club. Moyes is ready to move for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini and will give his erstwhile employers …

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AshleyBaines and Fellaini – Man United’s first signings under Moyes

Arsenal update: David Villa, Lukasz Piszczek, Julian Draxler

Another of the winter’s main targets for Arsene Wenger is back in the news again. Barca’s David Villa is the subject of much speculation this morning as it was revealed that he allegedly had one one foot at Arsenal in the winter. Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo claims that the North Londoners had offered £8.5m for the 31-year-old, but the La …

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AshleyArsenal update: David Villa, Lukasz Piszczek, Julian Draxler
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Were Jose Mourinho and Chelsea made for each other?

Asks Simon Poulter of the award winning What Would David Bowie Do blog Over the last couple of weeks sports journalists have been trying their best to construct the richest analogy to cover the Will he? Won’t he? Surely he will…? speculation surrounding Jose Mourinho’s supposed or actual return to Chelsea. Most – actually, all of them – have tried …

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AshleyWere Jose Mourinho and Chelsea made for each other?

Arsenal still considering Turkish winger?

With the summer window rapidly approaching it will be interesting to see how many names that were linked with Arsenal in the winter window are quoted for a second time. One player who might get some serious attention from Arsenal is Atletico Madrid’s Turkish star Arda Turan. His agent, Ahmet Bulut, hinted that the player was keen to move to …

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AshleyArsenal still considering Turkish winger?

Arsenal update: Sagna, Remy, Rooney, Draxler and Ulreich

Morning Gooners, there’s plenty to chew on today with the rumour mills working over time predicting who Arsenal are going to sign in the summer. One player who might not be going anywhere is right back Bacary Sagna. A couple of sources are saying that his dream move to PSG has broken down and that the player will stay at …

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AshleyArsenal update: Sagna, Remy, Rooney, Draxler and Ulreich

Arsenal fans guide to Chelsea songs for tonight – with updated lyrics

In what is a massively weird situation Arsenal fans will be cheering on Chelsea tonight to ensure that Spurs remain in fifth place thereby leaving fourth place to Arsenal if they win their last two games. So Gunners fans some of the songs that you know and love will have their lyrics changed for one night only. So for example …

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AshleyArsenal fans guide to Chelsea songs for tonight – with updated lyrics

Arsenal update: Pleguezuelo Selva, Lowton and N’Koulou

With that transfer window opening soon approaching the rumours are coming thick and fast. Today has thrown up three new names – two centre backs and a right back. The one that seems the most likely, and it too is still a pretty long shot, is Matt Lowton, Villa’s excellent right back. Someone has clearly been sniffing around the players …

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AshleyArsenal update: Pleguezuelo Selva, Lowton and N’Koulou

Arsenal update: Jovetic, Lewandowski, Remy and Yilmaz

There’s loads of Arsenal-related transfer gossip this morning – not a lot of it, it had to be said, of any substance. The most interesting is from Goal.com which claims that Arsenal aren’t just after one marquee striker signing, but two. The site says that Arsenal are in advanced talks with Fiorentina to sign Stevan Jovetic but are also mulling …

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AshleyArsenal update: Jovetic, Lewandowski, Remy and Yilmaz

Some tricky decisions for Alan Pardew and Newcastle for the West Ham game

Following an embarrassing 6-0 hammering by Liverpool, and after a week where newspapers were warned against revealing the extent of Newcastle’s dressing room tensions, this weekend’s trip to West Ham feels like a particularly important game for Alan Pardew. Newcastle are now in 17th, just one point away from the drop-zone. They could do without further selection issues, but the …

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AshleySome tricky decisions for Alan Pardew and Newcastle for the West Ham game

Arsenal update: news on QPR targets from Harry and Arsene

Arsenal travel to QPR on Saturday and as Arsene Wenger has reiterated today they only have one thing on their minds – winning three points. Maybe afterwards though Arsene will sit down for post match cuppa with Harry and talk about the future of several QPR players. The most obvious one is Julio Cesar who seems to have emerged as …

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AshleyArsenal update: news on QPR targets from Harry and Arsene

Arsene Wenger on a Cesc Fabregas return to Arsenal

Among the many things that Arsene Wenger has commented on this morning, he had a word or two to say about Arsenal’s one time star Cesc Fabregas. A man who is struggling at Barcelona and yesterday said when asked about his possible return to London “I do not know what is being said and even what is written,” said Fàbregas. …

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AshleyArsene Wenger on a Cesc Fabregas return to Arsenal

Arsenal round up: Gonalons, Fabregas, Koscielny and Cesar

It is no secret that Arsenal are looking to strengthen their midfield this summer with one, maybe two signings. On the Emirates wants list somewhere is likely to be the £15m-rated Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons. Wenger has sent scouts to watch the 24-year-old on several occasions this season and Lyon have hinted that it take offers of over £15 million …

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AshleyArsenal round up: Gonalons, Fabregas, Koscielny and Cesar

Arsenal’s new striker? Or a last throw of the dice?

The other week Arsene Wenger hinted that he has been working with Lukas Podolski on playing the German as a striker through the middle. And then against Man United, with Giroud sidelined, Podolski lead the line in a to be honest largely ineffective way. Anyhow with rumours of a possible bid for the German from Galatasary Arsene Wenger has been …

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AshleyArsenal’s new striker? Or a last throw of the dice?

Villa, Valdes, Sanchez, Song – should Arsenal sign any of them?

While everyone else was marveling at a wonderful performance from Bayern last night Arsenal fans had another reason to keep a very close eye on Barca’s woeful Champions League exit. This is because for the latter part of the game all five of the players that have been linked with the club in the last few months were on the …

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AshleyVilla, Valdes, Sanchez, Song – should Arsenal sign any of them?

ITV gets scoop of the year with Jose Mourinho to Chelsea – then does an Adele

In case you haven’t seen it yet this is the ITV interview in which Jose Mourinho was just about to reveal where he was going to manage next year, but got interrupted as the channel had to shoot off to the news/ads. I think the technical term for this is doing an Adele. Mourinho did say though “I know in …

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AshleyITV gets scoop of the year with Jose Mourinho to Chelsea – then does an Adele

Arsenal update: Draxler, Adler and Benteke

It is a fairly quiet morning for transfer rumours today, but there are a few lingering on from yesterday that have small updates. Firstly Julian Draxler has been rubbishing suggestions that he will move to Borussia Dortmund in the summer. With Gotze on his way to Bayern Munich Draxler was apparently being lined up as his replacement for the Champions …

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AshleyArsenal update: Draxler, Adler and Benteke

Henry? Laudrup? Klopp? Who will be the next Arsenal manager?

Ok, so he might not go this summer (but then he might) but Arsene Wenger can’t go on forever and Arsenal will soon have to address the issue of finding a new manager. On one level Arsenal are still a pretty attractive club to manage – nice stadium, stable-ish board, probability of Champions League football – they tick a lot …

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AshleyHenry? Laudrup? Klopp? Who will be the next Arsenal manager?

The five reasons why Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger isn’t PSG-bound this summer

First it was clear that he was staying, and now the Telegraph has suggested that he is on his way to France. So where will Arsene Wenger be managing next season? I think there is only one place – Arsenal. The Frenchman isn’t about to jettison his North London project a year earlier for the following reasons. 1 At Arsenal …

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AshleyThe five reasons why Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger isn’t PSG-bound this summer