Ancelotti Explains Ozil Sale, Mertesacker Calls for Focus, Lewandowski Available for Just £7m, Mourinho Moans…

Ancelotti Explains Why He Offloaded Ozil to Arsenal Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has lifted the lid on why he sold Mesut Ozil instead of Angel di Maria in the summer transfer window. The world record arrival of Gareth Bale at Santiago Bernabeu meant that one of the two aforementioned stars had to be moved […]

Wenger Cautious with Wilshere’s Ankle, Fabregas Talks Emirates Return, Arsenal and Inter Set for Multiple Battles, Adler’s Snubs…

Wenger Cautious with Wilshere’s Ankle Jack Wilshere is an injury concern for Arsenal FC, and manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that the midfielder’s ankle problem is being carefully monitored by the club’s medical staff due to his history. The 21-year-old Gunner’s ankle injuries have forced him to miss 17 months of football so far in […]

Llorente Eyes Arsenal Transfer, Giroud Unconcerned by Dortmund Defeat, Wilshere Too, Ramsey Admits Fault, Del Piero on Ozil…

Llorente Eyes Arsenal Transfer – Report Juventus striker Fernando Llorente wants to end his miserable spell in Turin by joining Arsenal in the January transfer window, claim The Express. The 28-year-old Spaniard has played just seven games so far for the Old Lady since signing for them on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao in […]

Arsenal ‘Were Not Cautious Enough’, Wilshere Promises to Bounce Back, Klopp Delighted, Rooney’s Ozil Wish

Arsenal ‘Were Not Cautious Enough’ – Wenger Arsene Wenger believes that his side overcommitted itself to attack in Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund and paid the price. At 1-1. the game seemed to be heading for a draw, but the Gunners surged forward in search of a second goal and were caught […]

Qualification in Sight for Arsenal, Wenger Not Ready to Commit, Concussed Flamini is Out, Klopp Full of Respect…

Qualification in Sight for Arsenal – Wenger Arsene Wenger believes a victory over Borussia Dortmund in their Tuesday night’s Champions League clash will up their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages to ’80 per cent.’ The Gunners have won both of their opening two matches in the Group stage. They beat Marseille 2-1 on […]

Wenger Reiterates Desire to Take Time Over New Deal, Bergkamp Impressed with Current Arsenal Crop, Ramsey Has More…

Wenger Reiterates Desire to Take Time Over New Deal Arsene Wenger has revealed that an offer for him to extend his Arsenal deal is on the table, but he wants to take his time before arriving at any decision. The Gunners manager’s current contract is set to expire at the end of the ongoing season, […]

Ozil Injury Nothing Serious, Monreal Targets PL and UCL Double, Arsenal Told to Forget about Vrsaljko, Cazorla Backs Casillas…

Ozil’s Injury Nothing Serious Mesut Ozil’s knee injury is not serious enough to keep him out of Arsenal’s Barclays Premier League clash with Norwich City  on Saturday. (The Telegraph) The 24-year-old summer signing picked up the knock in Germany’s 5-3 win over Sweden in the final World Cup qualifier. He failed to finish the game […]

Wenger’s Transfer Policy Still the Same, Vermaelen Could Leave in January, Arsenal Want Herrmann, Martinez Loaned…

Wenger’s Transfer Policy Still the Same Arsene Wenger says his transfer policy for Arsenal is still the same and he would continue to bring in a few World Class players to go with the club’s home grown products like he always has. The Gunners’ record-breaking £42.5million outlay on Mesut Ozil in the summer transfer window […]

Podolski Promises to ‘Rock’ With Ozil, Flamini Feels Back Home, Cesar Happy at QPR, Sagna Excited…

Podolski Promises to ‘Rock’ With Ozil Lukas Podolski has revealed that he has a great understanding with new Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil, and their combination will be extremely productive for the club. While the two Germans have never played club football together, they’ve been international teammates for a long time, and Podolski believes that will […]

Fabregas Sure Ozil Will ‘Be Great For Arsenal’, Loew and Muller Baffled, Tony Adams Criticises Again…

Fabregas Sure Ozil Will ‘Be Great For Arsenal’ Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas believe Mesut Ozil was Real Madrid’s ‘second-best player’, and he will prove to be a big hit at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners  signed the Germany international on Monday night in a club-record £42.5million move that not only amazed the Gooners but […]

Wenger Open to Using Bendtner, Kaka Available, Spurs Enter Turan Race, Grenier Staying…

Wenger Open to Using Bendtner After reviving the career of Mathieu Flamini, it seems that coach Arsene Wenger is ready to offer the same courtesy to Nicklas Bendtner. (The Daily Mail) The Arsenal manager’s failure to land any of his midfield targets saw him hand a three-year deal to free agent Flamini a few days […]

Spurs Hold the Key to Arsenal’s Pursuit Of Real Pair, Wenger Confident of Landing ‘Special’ Players, Koscielny Fit, Law Arrives…

Spurs Hold the Key to Arsenal’s Pursuit Of Real Pair The success of Arsenal’s pursuit of Real Madrid stars Angel di Maria and Mesut Ozil depends directly on Tottenham Hotspur ace Gareth Bale’s proposed transfer to the Madrid giants. (The Telegraph) Apparently, Real are prepared to let the aforementioned duo go in order to make […]

Backpage Roundup: United To Get Guard of Honour, No Arsenal Bid for Hamburg’s Adler, Wenger Scared of Chelsea, Monreal’s Advice and More

Gunners to Hold Guard of Honour for United Arsene Wenger has revealed that not holding a guard of honour for Manchester United was never an option for his Arsenal side, and they will show the newly crowned Premier League champions the traditional respect they deserve. Some Arsenal fans recently threatened to do a ‘Poznan’ if […]

Wilshere and Walcott 90 per cent for Saturday against Norwich

    Arsenal is all set to kick off against Norwich City at the Emirates in London on Saturday, April 13. The Gunners will be hoping to close the gap on third-place Chelsea and fourth-place Spurs and widen the point spread between themselves and sixth-place Everton. Chelsea is busy with their FA Cup semi final […]

Backpage Roundup: Arteta Defends Cazorla but Wenger Apologises, Diame Available For Cheap, Holloway Fed-Up and More

Arteta Defends Cazorla Over Diving Allegations Mikel Arteta doesn’t think that Santi Cazorla dived in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat of West Bromwich Albion on Saturday as he believes his compatriot is not that ‘sort of player.’ Cazorla went to the ground inside the penalty area despite the fact that WBA’s Steven Reid didn’t touch him. Referee […]

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Won’t Quit Just Yet, Cazorla Rues ‘Inconsistent’ Form, Hill-Wood Suffers Heart Attack, Winning UCL Group Means Nothing and More

Wenger Won’t Quit Arsenal Just Yet Arsene Wenger has declared that he won’t quit Arsenal just yet but will evaluate his options at the end of the season. The Gunners lost out 2-0 to Swansea at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, after which calls for Wenger’s sacking intensified. While the Frenchman hinted that he might leave […]

Backpage Roundup: Henry Set for another Arsenal Return, Mertesacker Recalls Debut Season Struggles, Gunners Won’t Be Complacent Against Montpellier, Bendtner Unsure About Arsenal Future and More

Henry Could Return Again Arsene Wenger has refused to rubbish media speculation that Arsenal legend and New York Red Bulls superstar Thierry Henry could be back playing at Emirates once again in January. Henry, 35, originally left the Gunners for Barcelona in 2006 but returned for a successful short-term loan deal last season and scored […]

Backpage Roundup: Arteta Retains Penalty Taking Role, No Progress Over Walcott Deal, Fans Told To Behave, Wilshere Defends Wenger’s Record and More

Arteta Retains Penalty Taking Role Mikel Arteta will continue to take penalty kicks for Arsenal despite his last weekend’s injury time miss against Fulham, coach Arsene Wenger has confirmed. It was thought that the Spaniard would be relieved of penalty kicking duties after that miss, but Wenger has made it clear that he still has […]

Wenger in State Of Denial; Claims Arsenal Still In Premier League Title Race

Even the most optimistic of Arsenal fans or Arsene Wenger supporters would find it hard to agree with what “Le Professeur” has just told the press. The Gunners sit 11 points behind league leaders Manchester United, their defence has leaked 12 goals in the last four games and morale is at an all-time low, but […]

Backpage Roundup: Walcott’s Bench Role Not a Punishment, Sagna Wants Maximum Wins, Gunners Lacking Confidence, Wenger Criticises Santos, Holtby Not Arsenal-Bound and More

Walcott’s Demotion to Bench Role Is Not About His Contract – Wenger Arsene Wenger has once again denied media accusations that he is keeping Theo Walcott out of Arsenal’s starting line-up due to his contractual disputes with the club. Walcott, 23, was a regular for the Gunners until last season but has started just one […]

Backpage roundup: Wilshere in Arsenal squad, Wenger’s ‘Moment Of Truth,’ Ayew happy at Marseille and more

Wilshere Back in Arsenal Squad Jack Wilshere has been included in Arsenal’s 18-man squad for Saturday’s away game against Norwich City, according to his agent. While coach Arsene Wenger had told the press on Friday morning that Wilshere would play another under-21 to build up his fitness, the player’s agent Simon Bayliff revealed a few […]

Backpage roundup: Fabregas believes in Wenger, Szczesny remains number one, Vertonghen snub claims, Vermaelen confident, Wilshere return close and more

Fabregas Has Faith in Wenger Cesc Fabregas has hailed Arsene Wenger’s ability to turn talented youngsters into world class players and is confident that the Frenchman will keep Arsenal in the hunt for title glory this season. Despite losing high quality players such as Robin van Persie and Alexandre Song this summer, the Gunners still […]

Wenger needs a guarantee that young Gunners on loan are playing

There comes a time in every footballer’s life when they need to play regularly if they hope to develop or retain their skills. But in reality this isn’t always possible to do, especially for youngsters because there are so many more players than positions available. This is why we see players loaned out to other […]

A Far Eastern farce?

How has the Far Eastern tour helped in our pre-season preparation? The bald facts are:  Played 3, Won  1, Lost 1, Drawn 1.  Hardly an inspiring set of results.  The matches were played in dense humidity (Kuala Lumpur), pouring rain (Beijing) and dense humidity (Hong Kong).  Not the sort of climatic conditions to be expected […]

RVP: Time to come clean over Arsenal future

It’s the question STILL on every Arsenal fan’s lips as the summer drags on: Will Robin van Persie stay with the Gunners? I have always thought he will commit to a new deal at the Emirates and I feel slightly more confident in that belief having perused Arsene Wenger’s latest assessment of the Dutchman and […]