Backpage roundup: Wenger fed up of RVP saga, Malaga want more for Cazorla, Saints target Walcott reunion and more

Theo Walcott scores against Udinese

Wenger Fed Up Of Answering RVP Questions Arsene Wenger has said that he is tired of answering media questions about Robin van Persie’s future and added that there is no fresh news regarding the club captain’s potential summer exit. Arsenal recently lost out to Manchester City in a pre-season friendly encounter in China, after which […]

RVP statement: take your pick

RVP 2012

The news that Robin van Persie has rejected a new contract at Arsenal has everyone up in arms. And, as always, there are thousands of opinions floating around in cyberspace and beyond.   Obviously, there are two trains of thought here. Good riddance RVP, we’re fine without you, and on the other side of the […]

Van Persie’s Euro 2012 performance could be blessing in disguise for Arsenal


There’s no doubt that Arsenal striker Robin van Persie didn’t live up to most people’s expectations at Euro 2012. In fact, nobody on the Dutch team had a performance they could write home about. But he certainly isn’t the first football star to have a mediocre major tournament and he definitely won’t be the last. […]

Backpage roundup: Ben Arfa, Walcott, Vela, RVP and Flamini

Theo Walcott scores against Udinese

Wenger Tracking Ben Arfa Hatem Ben Arfa has been linked with a move to Arsenal after the Frenchman recently hinted that he would consider moving to a ‘big club’ this summer. (The Daily Mirror) The 25-year-old winger, who was one of Newcastle United’s best players in the 2011/12 Premiership season, is apparently being tracked by […]

Lukas aids Recovery?

Prinz Poldi for Arsenal

Lukas Podolski likely can’t wait to put on an Arsenal shirt. His final game for FC Köln saw the team relegated, and his thank-you lap-of-honour was spoiled by scenes of unrest on the terraces. It was far from a fitting end to a career that had seen Podolski break into the Köln side at the […]