Wenger has faith in Lucas ahead of Arsenal-Reading clash

Arsene Wenger is confident that striker Lucas Perez has shown enough ability in the restricted game time he has had to merit his purchase. Lucas, a £17million summer recruit from Deportivo La Coruna, has shown plenty of potential for Wenger to have faith in what may come. Lucas looks poised to get the nod up […]

Fans’ Twitter backlash as Gazidiz goads joke club Tottenham

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis faced a bitter backlash last night after ridiculing Tottenham at the Gunners AGM. Irate Spurs fans took to Twitter to vent their spleen after Gazidis joked about the White Hart Lane outfit. Quizzed at a shareholders’ question over the promotion of NBC’s Premier League coverage in America, Gazidis goaded the […]

Backpage Roundup: Gunners to Return with Better Offer for Fellaini, Higuain Almost in the Bag, Hartson Urges Rooney Buy, Poldi and Lewa and More

Gunners to Return with Better Offer for Fellaini Arsenal are set to make an improved contract offer to Everton star Marouane Fellaini after their opening offer in the preliminary discussions with the player’s representatives was turned down. (Goal.com) The Gunners reportedly triggered the frizzy-haired Belgian’s release clause earlier this month with a bid of £22million, […]

Backpage Roundup: Perez Won’t Accept £25M for Higuain, Wenger ‘Not Scared to Spend’ Big, Fabregas Staying at Barca, Grenier Might Too and More

Perez Tells Higuain Suitors to Not Even Bother Bidding Just £25M Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told Arsenal and Juventus to forget about signing Gonzalo Higuain if they believe he will accept offers of £25.5 million for the Argentine forward. It was previously thought that Los Merengues would sell Higuain for a transfer fee […]

Backpage Roundup: Gazidis Hints At New Wenger Deal, Newcastle’s Taylor Interesting Arsenal, Gunners Release Trio, Jovetic Not On Market and More

Gazidis Hints At New Wenger Deal Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has refused to offer any real updates regarding coach Arsene Wenger’s future at the club but is confident that the Frenchman’s ‘long-term’ future lies at the Emirates Stadium. (The Evening Standard) Wenger, 63, only has one more year to run on his current Arsenal […]

Backpage Roundup: Wright Urges Wenger to Tell the Truth, Edu Claims Gunners Have Changed, Gazidis Upset and Angry, Cazorla Dreaming of Malaga Meeting and More

Wright Urges Wenger to Tell the Truth Ian Wright has accused Arsene Wenger of not telling the truth and claimed that the long serving Arsenal manager’s supporters are deluded. The Gunners’ disappointing performances in the league so far this season and their recent Capital One Cup dumping at the hands of League Two minnows Bradford […]

Backpage roundup: Gazidis’ exorbitant salary, Wenger blames FFA for Diaby injury, Jenkinson wants to emulate Chelsea and more

Gazidis Pocketed More Than £2Million Last Season Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis raked in a cool £2.1 million in the 2011/12 season, according to a report published by The Sun. While the Gunners supremo has repeatedly told the press that spending wisely and moderately is the only sustainable business model, it seems that he himself […]

Is Financial Fair Play the pot of gold at the end of Arsenal’s rainbow?

When Ivan Gazidis met fans from a variety of supporters’ groups at the Emirates Stadium last week, his message regarding UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations was unequivocal. It will happen and the clubs are all in favour of it, not least because the alternative – football’s bubble bursting if it continues to expand in the […]

Backpage roundup: Wage structure changes, Gazidis’ Usmanov block and more

Arsenal’s Wage Structure to Undergo Changes Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis has said that in order to offer lucrative terms to the club’s superstar players like captain Robin van Persie, the Gunners are prepared to make changes to their currently ‘flat’ wage structure. (Daily Mail) In Wednesday night’s Q&A session with the fans at the Emirates, Gazidis […]

Backpage roundup: Gazidis on RVP, Biglia, M’Vila and more

No Rushing RVP, Says Gazidis Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis has said that the club is not putting any pressure on Robin van Persie to resolve his contract situation as soon as possible and insisted that the club understands that their talisman needs to concentrate on the upcoming European Championship. (The Telegraph) Van Persie, who was […]

Arsenal shareholder Usmanov’s £300m cash splash

ARSENAL shareholder Alisher Usmanov has splashed some of his considerable cash on a new luxury yacht… no doubt tempting Gooners to dream about the money he could fork out on players. Usmanov has, it is being reported, handed over some £65 million on the craft, which includes a swimming pool, a helicopter pad, a gym, […]

Arsène Wenger won’t face his public any more

350 members of various Arsenal supporters’ organisations and shareholders will attend a Q&A evening with the club’s CEO Ivan Gazidis in the north end of the stadium’s Club Level next Wednesday evening, after Coldplay have packed up and moved on to their next venue. At this time of year, since before the move to the […]

Arsenal the Franchise

When Stan Kroenke first bought a substantial percentage of Arsenal, by purchasing ITV’s 9.9% share of Arsenal back in 2007, Chairman Peter Hill-Wood made his infamous quote ‘we don’t want his sort here’, in reference to a perceived takeover bid in the making from the American billionaire. Naturally, Hill-Wood’s view may have been coloured by […]

Why Wenger must dispatch Arsenal star Wilshere to Jamaica

Henry Norris is the football correspondent of the Bugle newspaper and an ardent Arsenal supporter to boot. He has had somewhat of a sabatical but he is back in business. Each week he’ll speak to Eldo71 here at arsenalinsider.com to bring you his forthright views on all things AFC…please be advised, it is not for […]

Four Reasons Preventing David Dein’s Return to Arsenal

Arsenal’s perceived lack of ability to ‘do the business’ in the transfer market in recent seasons has produced a crescendo of calls for the return of David Dein to the club. From effectively running the boardroom for between the mid-80s and the mid-1990s, a decade on, Dein was unceremoniously dumped from the club in the […]

Arsenal face Beijing clash with Man City in China Cup

Arsene Wenger will take the Gunners to China again this summer. Arsenal have announced they will play Manchester City in a pre-season friendly called the China Cup in the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing on July 27. We had a successful tour to Asia last summer, playing matches in China and Malaysia. Ivan Gazidis said: […]

Kroenke or Usmanov: Should Koenke sell out?

Following the Misery in Milan and the Shocker in Sunderland there have been calls either for the managers head, the boards collective head or for the team to be ruthlessly pruned and expensively strengthened.  It has to be said that these last two events are perhaps only the latest in a succession of poor results […]