Sep 17


Arsenal FC shocked many when they looked away from enticing cash plus player deal with regards to the Alexis Sanchez conundrum.

The Premier League side outrightly rejected moves by rivals Manchester City to sign the Chile international while paying cash and adding England international Raheem Sterling.

Sanchez made his first appearance this term in the 4-0 loss to Liverpool – a game where he barely made impact. He netted 24 times in the league last season but he grew disenchanted with the club and sought to leave. Coach Arsene Wenger refused, asking that he sees off his deal with the club.

The 28-year old wants to join his former manager Pep Guardiola at the Etihad but Arsenal has rebuffed all moves. The last gasp bid of cash plus player was not enough to change things.

With Bernando Silva starting at City, Sterling’s place is threatened. He has netted two crucial goals this term in the league but he was very wasteful last season. It seems Guardiola would have to rest until January when he would get Sanchez through pre-contract agreement. Continue reading →

Jul 17


Jack Wilshere in graduating from Arsenal reserves to the senior team in 2008 brought hope and excitementto the Emirates faithful.

The Gunners appeared to have landed their own version of Paul Gascoigne.

TheStevenage-born, in his first active season, made 49 appearances in all competitions. Known for his fearless approach to tackling and boldness in carrying the ball towards the defences of opponents, Wilshere offered the rest of England a glimpse of how bright their future might be with him around anchoring the whole thing.

Those performances drummed his name to every atmosphere housing football followers and maybe that was when everything went wrong. The English media, known for their characteristic over-drumming of teen star names across every tabloidin English soccer, made sure of singing Wilshere’s to high heavens sand in the process hyping him to ruins.

Subsequent seasons saw him struggle to handle the responsibility of being the lynchpin of the Gunner’smidfield, a role Wenger will later assign to Aaron Ramsey. The Welsh man took the opportunity with b0th hands and since then, barely looked back. Sooner than later saw him emerge asthe apple of the Emirates crowdwhile Wilsheregot relegated to the bench. Continue reading →

May 17


Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are the top English stars that can lead Arsenal to future glory as the club faces the risk of losing its best players at the end of this season.

Arsenal might compete in the Europa League next term as the chances of making the top four goes slimmer. If the club fails to retain Alexis Sanchez and MesutOzil, these stars can easily fill their shoes.

Ramsey is highly talented and Wenger once called him “the best in the League.” Wenger might ask more of the Welsh star dubbed the new Frank Lampard if Sanchez exits the team. The player has struggled with small recurrent injuries that have affected his career of recent.

Wenger has openly voiced out his frustrations about the injuries. He said: “I hope [Ramsey] will have a strong end to the season because he is such an important player for me. At the start of the season you would have counted [Santi] Cazorla and Ramsey to be important players. You come to the end of the season, you have no Cazorla since October and Ramsey has played less than ten games.” Continue reading →

Mar 17


Belgium international Thomas Vermaelen has been ruled to the sidelines after he hurt his right finger in a different injury.

Vermaelen has been injury-ravaged of late and the injuries are threatening to end his professional football career.

La Liga champions Barcelona loaned the player to Serie A giants AS Roma but the defender has barely played for the club due to various injuries. Since arriving in the Italian capital city last summer, Vermaelen has featured just eight times.

In the latest reports about the former Arsenal player, he hurt his finger so he would miss the next match for Roma. The 31-year old Belgium international played just 21 games in two years at the Nou Camp before agreeing to the loan move. Continue reading →

Jan 17


Arsenal are reported to be in talks with Wolfsburg player Julian Draxler after German star Mezut Ozil put in a good word for the player.

French source RMC Sport claims that the Gunners are not resting after recent title chase challenges. The Gunners crashed 2-1 to Everton, further denting their serious Premier League chase as the gap at the top widens. Hence, the management’s resolve to lure Draxler to North London.

The report hints that Ozil is the man tasked with tempting his compatriot to join the Premier League side. A top source in RMC Sport posted on Twitter:

“#Arsenal is in discussion also with Draxler! Ozil tried to convince him to join #AFC! Arsenal should send an offer!”

The Bundesliga star has disillusioned at Wolfsburg and he would be open to a move away from Germany, reports say. The 23-year old forward joined the club for £35 million in the summer of 2015, and he is currently very attractive in the transfer market. Continue reading →

Nov 16

Oxlade-Chamberlain wants more playing time or he might leave Arsenal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been performing with Arsenal since August of 2011 but despite having joined the Premier League club over 5 years ago, he continues to struggle trying to become a regular starter for Arsene Wenger.

The English player does manage to get time on the pitch with the first team squad of Arsene Wenger but the majority of those appearances that he gets is from the sidelines as Oxlade-Chamberlain is spending a significantly large amount of time on the bench and the 23 year old Englishman wants this to change.

“I’d be lying if I wasn’t going to sit here and say that it has crossed my mind that I need more game time. As a footballer, you want to play every game. Me being myself, I’m not happy when I’m not playing. Continue reading →

Sep 16


Arsenal have been linked to a lot of players this summer, with the injury crisis, may more were linked with the Premier League giant.

The world is eagerly awaiting the official confirmation of two new players that finally joined the club after a lengthy time in the transfer market for the players.

After the 3-1 win over Watford, a happy Arsene Wenger told Sky Sports that the two additions in Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi and Deportivo’s Lucas Perez would be integrated to the team so they could help.

“They will integrate into the team now and we will help them join the squad. We had to work very hard to get signings done. We have not got any plans for anyone else now,” Wenger revealed. His statements seemed to have annulled reports linking the club to a last minute swoop for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. After the news of the two deals filtered, there was another from TransferMarketWeb claiming the Gunners were ready to splash more cash to land the player from the French Ligue 1, following his brilliant start this term. The report claimed Lyon wanted as much as £60 million for the 25-year old, and Arsenal were willing to pay as the deadline was close. Continue reading →

Aug 16


English Premier League side Arsenal continue their search for centre back after suffering a huge defeat in the hands of Liverpool in their first game of the season.

Though the margin was reduced to one, the damage Liverpool did was obvious.

The Telegraph reports that the Gunners have widened their search for a centre back to Fenerbahce with Simon Kjaer their target. Turkey international Omer Toprak is another consideration, though the likely target and most talked about deal is the one with German defender at Valencia Shkodran Mustafi.

Before the transfer window closes in about two weeks, coach Arsene Wenger has made signing a dependable centre back a target but Arsenal and Valencia value Mustafi differently. Mustafi is one of the stars that featured in the Euro 2016 hosted in France for the German machines. He is part of the team that won the world cup in 2014 in Brazil and Arsenal see him as a target that fit their description. The situation at Emirates is an urgent one with Per Mertesacker and Gabriel out injured, and Laurent Koscielny’s fitness concern given he was in at the centre of the action for France at the Euros. Continue reading →