Backpage Roundup: Monreal Hoping to Hit Ground Running, Wenger Hails Becks’ PSG Move, Arsenal to Lose Brady, Podolski Mystified by Poor Starts and More

Monreal Hoping to Hit Ground Running Arsenal newcomer Nacho Monreal is hoping that the Gunners’ offensive style of play will make it easy for him to adjust to life in the Premier League. On Thursday, the North London giants splashed £8.3 million on the 26-year-old Spaniard after their regular left-back Kieran Gibbs picked up a […]

Backpage Roundup: Arsenal Close to Signing Monreal But Fail With Amorebieta Bid, Villa Move Unlikely, Diame Exit Clause Triggered and More

Arsenal Close to Signing Monreal Arsenal have reportedly agreed a fee of £8.5 million with Spanish club Malaga for the purchase of their defender Nacho Monreal. The 26-year-old left-back has left for London and the Gunners are now hoping to get the deal ratified by the FA before the transfer window shuts close later tonight. […]

No sympathy for Cesc Fabregas

Speaking just for myself and not Arsenal supporters in general, if the rumours are true that Cesc Fabregas wants to come back to the Gunners, I have a couple of choice words for him and they’re not too kind. The way Fabregas left the team was one of the most annoying and distasteful situations in […]

Backpage roundup: Navas to replace Walcott, Sahin deal delayed, Santos warned, Gervinho’s inspiration and more

Gervinho Wants to Emulate Pires and Then Some Arsenal attacker Gervinho has identified club legend Robert Pires as his role model and said that he wants to surpass the Frenchman’s achievements with the Gunners. After a quiet debut season in English football, Gervinho wants to up his game significantly and is looking at Pires’ trophy-laden […]

Santi Cazorla’s coming to town

It’s official. Santiago Cazorla González, best known to his mates as Santi Cazorla, is now an Arsenal player. The ambidextrous 27-year-old midfielder has been capped 45 times for his country, and that’s no mean feat when your national side, Spain, is the reigning European and world champion. Cazorla made his club debut at the age […]

Attacking football’s back….at least for the moment

It seems that attacking football’s the in thing again and in fact, it’s so popular at the moment that even the Italians are joining in on the fun. It’s actually becoming hard to stereotype footballing nations these days because of all the changes in playing style. Germany is no longer robotic and it seems England […]

Djourou’s Twitter vow: My future is at Arsenal

Defiant Johan Djourou has tonight committed his future to Arsenal and emphatically denied he ever wanted a move away from the Emirates. Various seemingly erroneous reports suggested Djourou, 25, targeted a move to Italy because he was fed-up with Arsene Wenger and the Gunners after making just 14 Premier League starts during the last campaign. […]