Have Arsenal just thrown away a top 4 finish?

Once again there are a number of deflated Arsenal fans this summer after a anti-climatic transfer deadline day thus far. A side who are in desperate need of at least a striker, early this afternoon suggested that they would not be participating in today’s transfer deadline day. A statement that shocked Gunners fans, have Arsenal and Arsene Wenger just thrown …

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Oliver BainesHave Arsenal just thrown away a top 4 finish?

Five deadline day predictions! Featuring Man Utd & Arsenal

  Deadline day is once again upon us! The twice a year occasion where all football fans are glued to the television, the radio and social media in the hope their club sign a fantastic player late on. Well with around 10 hours to go, here is my predictions for the rest of deadline day:   Manchester United sign big …

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Gareth ThomasFive deadline day predictions! Featuring Man Utd & Arsenal

Are Van Persie’s days numbered at United? Could he return to Arsenal?

Manchester United have just signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco on a season long loan. A signing that will raise the eyebrows of football has a whole after United’s leaky defence seems to be the issue. However, despite these limitations to the United squad; Louis Van Gaal has brought in Colombian striker Radamel Falcao to United. This deal does therefore raise …

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Oliver BainesAre Van Persie’s days numbered at United? Could he return to Arsenal?
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Wenger – new signings for Arsenal, but probably not a striker

Earlier today Arsenal hosted a pre-match conference before this Sunday’s match against Leicester. However Arsene Wenger has kept his mouth shut about any signings and saying “all [transfer negotiations] need to be as secret as possible” Wenegr has also crushed rumours about signing a replacement striker. He has said “I will be actively involved on deadline day. I will be on alert …

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Harry FinegoldWenger – new signings for Arsenal, but probably not a striker
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Champions League Draw – Who did they get?

Yesterday saw the Champions League Group-Stage draw, an nervy few minutes for all the clubs involved who anticipate whether their fate lies in Europe or not. England were represented this year by Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City – four sides who all have potential to do well in the competition. The only big name who didn’t make the cut, …

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Oliver BainesChampions League Draw – Who did they get?
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Arsenal still not buying a new striker. Or are they?

Mixed messages coming out of Arsenal today about a potential new striker. Despite Giroud’s ankle injury, it appears that Arsene Wenger does not want to sign a forward on a permanent deal.  According to the BBC even if Giroud’s scans show serious injury, the club has no intention of finding a permanent replacement. It seems that after splashing out a …

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Harry FinegoldArsenal still not buying a new striker. Or are they?

Arsenal looking at former Valencia striker

Arsenal have put in a shock bid for former Valencia and Birmingham City striker, Nikola Zigic. The 6’7” striker is currently a free agent after his Birmingham City contract expired at the end of last season, and despite suggestions that he might retire, Arsenal have moved in. Zigic’s agent told the Metro, ‘Wenger called me on Tuesday and stressed his desire …

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Oliver BainesArsenal looking at former Valencia striker

Arsenal ready to launch £50m bid for Uruguayan

According to the Express, Arsenal are ready to launch a huge £50m bid for Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani to lure him to the Emirates in the absence of Olivier Giroud. Giroud suffered a suspected broken foot in the closing seconds of Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Everton last weekend. Arsene Wenger has seen his striking options are depleted and is ready …

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Oliver BainesArsenal ready to launch £50m bid for Uruguayan

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud could be out for 3 months

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud could be out for up to 3 months after sustaining a suspected broken foot against Everton in the closing seconds of Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Everton. Giroud had come on to score the equaliser against Roberto Martinez’s side after clawing back a two goal deficit. Giroud who is Arsenal’s number one striker will now be a …

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Oliver BainesArsenal’s Olivier Giroud could be out for 3 months

Arsenal targeting Brazilian midfielder

Arsene Wenger has targeted Brazil and Wolfsburg midfielder, Luiz Gustavo as a potential signing to secure his midfield for the coming season. According to the Mirror, Wenger sent scouts to take note of Gustavo’s performance against Bayern Munich in their opening match of the Bundesliga. Something that could stir speculation further is that Wolfsburg are rumoured to be interested in …

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Oliver BainesArsenal targeting Brazilian midfielder

Arsenal looking at West Ham defender

Arsenal are reportedly set to be looking at West Ham defender Winston Reid. The New Zealand international is out of contract at the end of the season and Arsene Wenger is said to be interested in the 26-year-old. Reid has had his injury problems of late, however, when fully fit, his form has been scintillating. A leader from the back, …

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Oliver BainesArsenal looking at West Ham defender

Arsenal hunting Atléti Toby Alderweireld

Arsenal sold captain and solid defender Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona this summer for £15m. With Per Mertesacker struggling for fitness and Laurent Koscielny their only other centre-back it appears Arsene Wenger is now hunting Atlético Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld as cover. The Daily Mirror report that the 25 year old, who was linked with heavily with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur last …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal hunting Atléti Toby Alderweireld

Di Maria and Khedira both want Real Madrid exit

This summer has been filled with speculation that Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira are moving closer to a Real Madrid exit. Sky Sports amongst others have confirmed that both players now will both leave the Santiago Bernabéu, Manager Carlo Ancelotti has said today in his press conference that: “Di Maria asked to go in the summer and has rejected an offer …

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Gareth ThomasDi Maria and Khedira both want Real Madrid exit

Chelsea lead race of Portuguese starlet

Both Chelsea and Arsenal are two of the Premier League teams heavily linked to 22 year old defensive midfielder William Carvalho. Portuguese media Abola state that Chelsea have bid £35m for his services. The Angolan born midfielder currently plays for Primeira Liga club Sporting CP and is another successful product of their immensely impressive academy system. For a player who has …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea lead race of Portuguese starlet

Alex Song set for Premier League move

Alex Song could be set for a Premier League return this summer as Barcelona are willing to waive any loan fee for the player. The Telegraph report that Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are in the mix for the midfielder and I would add Liverpool to that list. Alex Song has never really been a first choice at the …

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Gareth ThomasAlex Song set for Premier League move

Lavezzi still a target for Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool

Paris Saint Germain are still trying to tie up a contract for Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi but the Daily Star are reporting those talks are breaking down. If that were the case it would certainly interest Premier League clubs Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea. Lavezzi, 29 years of age, is set to become a victim of PSG’s financial overspend that saw them …

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Gareth ThomasLavezzi still a target for Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool

Arsenal ready sign striker on loan

Arsenal look set to compete the loan signing of Chilean star, Eduardo Vargas from Napoli according to reports in Italy. It is said that the two clubs are in advanced stages of the negotiations and a loan deal looks likely. With Alexis Sanchez also making the switch to the Emirates, it has encouraged Vargas to join his fellow countryman in the …

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Oliver BainesArsenal ready sign striker on loan

3 things that we learned from the first week of the Premier League

  The 2014/2015 Premier League season has kicked off and the round up of results this week paint a small picture as to what we can learn from the opening round of games. 1. Arsenal have a bench – Arsenal have the option to bring on quality to the field from their bench. Seasons before, Arsenal seemed to struggle to …

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Oliver Baines3 things that we learned from the first week of the Premier League

Liverpool close to Alex Song transfer

Liverpool have been heavily linked to Alex Song in recent weeks but according to The Metro and ‘Sport’ newspaper in Spain, the deal could be very close. Alex Song, formally of Arsenal, played 150 league games in Britain including 12 on loan at Charlton Athletic before Barcelona paid £15m for his services in August 2012. Following his move to Spain he …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool close to Alex Song transfer

Ex-Arsenal man Nicklas Bendtner joins Wolfsburg

It has been confirmed today that former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has joined German club Wolfsburg on a three-year-deal. This follows a number of reported offers from Premier League team this summer. Bendtner, 26 years of age, had been at Arsenal since 2004, a time that included loan spells at Birmingham City, Sunderland and Juventus before his release when his …

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Gareth ThomasEx-Arsenal man Nicklas Bendtner joins Wolfsburg