Arsenal looking at double transfer

Arsenal are looking to sign Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldi as part of a double transfer deals for the club. The Gunners have been without a sporting director since the exit of Sven Mlinstat in February and are looking to appoint former Sevilla director Monchi for the position.

Monchi is considered as one of the best spotters of talent in European football and enjoyed a 17-year spell at Sevilla where he was able to build the club through screwed purchases.  The Spaniard was able to spot talents like Dani Alves, Seydou Keita and Ivan Rakitic before selling the players for big transfer fees.


Arsenal manager Unai Emery continue to insists that playmaker Mesut Ozil remains in his plans despite the German not featuring in the last five games for the club. The 30-year old has been linked with a move away from the club this transfer winter window with several clubs interested.

Ozil’s commitment and work rate were criticized in his final days in the German national team shirt. This has been the case in his recent Arsenal performances but Emery says he would still hold on to the playmaker.


You get the feeling that the Gunners still have plenty of room for improvement even after stretching their unbeaten run to 17 games in the Premier League.

Arsenal defender SokratisPapastathopoulos has fired a warning to all Arsenal rivals of how confident they are of cracking the top four having reached just “70 percent to 80 percent” of their potential under new head coach Unai Emery.

Arsenal playing the waiting game with regards to Aaron Ramsey’s future

Arsenal are reportedly playing the waiting game with midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who has yet to commit to them on a long-term contract. The Wales international has just 11 months left on his current deal with the Gunners but so far, the club have not managed to come to terms with his wage demands.

According to Evening Standard, the north London club are reluctant to be held to ransom by the Welshman and they have told the midfielder that he cannot expect a salary rise similar to that of Mesut Ozil. It is added Ramsey is eyeing at least twice of his current wages of around £110,000-a-week but even that remains out of order with the Gunners, who are watching out for their wage bill.


Premier League side Arsenal FC are set to speak to club legend Thierry Henry regarding the vacant managerial capacity at the club, according to reports in England. The talks are reported to happen next week as the club continues to speak to more people in a bid to get the right man for the job.

Arsenal are keen on getting the right replacement for long term coach Arsene Wenger, who says he could still like to coach but outside England out of respect for the club he managed for 22 years. For now the leading candidate is former Gunner MikelArteta, as per reports.


The henchman at the Gunners Football club, Arsene Wenger believes that a pair of Alexis Sanchez and Oliver Giroud in the attacking segment of the team is a possible one.

This came on the heels of a brace each from the duo during their game with Sunderland last weekend.

Giroud who did not start in the match, had come off the bench to score two goals for Arsenal with his first two touches, thus for a couple of hours, sending the Gunners to the top of the Premier League table.

This season so far, Giroud has had just four substitute appearances during which he has been unable to score before his wonderful performance on Saturday.
Wenger has hailed him and believes he can pair up the two whenever the need arises and sees no reason why the duo cannot play together.

“The headache is easy when you score goals. It is a headache when you don’t score. Sometimes I can play them [Sanchez and Giroud] together in a 4-4-2, because Mesut Ozil can play behind or on the flank, or sometimes I can play them separately” Arsene Wenger had said after the match on Saturday.

He also had this to say about Sanchez:

Fernando Torres Ramping Against Real Madrid

Fernando Torres showed his class and aggression with his centre- forward with a win for Liverpool. The score read as 4-0 against Real Madrid. The claim has come from Gerrard. Real the Champions League holders were clear favourites at Anfield.

Aggregate was won by Reds and came in the competition of last 16. In the romp of Anfield Gerrard scored two goals. Gerrard stated that they were aggressive both with and without the ball and that was the reason they were at the top of their game. Torres proved to be a world class skilful player. He had set the tempo at the front and other came to back him up which was inspiring and showed sportsmanship as well. Real Madrid were compelled to make mistakes by Torres and others. Balotelli proved to be a disappointment for his career in Anfield. The choice rests With Rodgers and is encouraging the striker with Euros 16 million. Marrios was crestfallen for the weekend. He wants to score as a goal scorer and he is all set with his position.

Others have confidence that he will prove to be positive and score till the end. Important goals had been scored by him in his career and even now at critical junctures he can still prove to be crucial with his goals. He just needs to sharpen up his skills and work on it fervently as there is nothing that he cannot do or is impossible for him. The new Madrid has gained lot of respect. Improvisation and progress both has come along the way for Real Madrid which is no wonder.

The moment is all pumped up and it is bound to get more intensified with the superb performances by the team and clubs and respective players. There are no secrets and nothing to worry for the clubs.

Wengar Under Heavy Criticism

Arsene Wenger was put under heavy criticism in the previous season as fans of Arsenal wanted the club to end their goal drought of 9 years but the Frenchman managed to end it by lifting the FA Cup as they defeated Hull City. Ever since that title win things have been going better and better for the Frenchman and for Arsenal.

Arsenal defeated Manchester City as they went on securing the Community Shield silverware and have kicked off the new season of the Premier League with a 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace.

The summer transfer window for Arsenal saw the Premier League club signing Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin. It certainly has not been an overwhelming spending spree so far but it has been a fairly good one.

Alexis Sanchez will provide his new club a new attacking dimension to the English team and the former Barcelona player was one of the most sought out targets in the transfer market. Arsene Wenger has said that all of these new additions to the squad and their recently Community Shield victory has given the team life and boosted their confidence.

Wenger expressed his enthusiasm towards the new season of the Premier League as he told reporters: “We have more confidence than at the beginning of last season but our opponents have also strengthened so it’s hard to predict. The balance of power in the Premier League is a bit more even than it was five or six years ago. With Financial Fair Play added to the fact that we have more financial power than five years ago, it gives us a better chance. Last season and this, it has changed. We have had the financial power to do it. But in the seasons before, we could not’’

One of the things that affected most the team of Arsene Wenger during the previous campaign was the consistent number of injuries but almost all of his key players are fully recovered and with these new arrivals to the squad, even if injuries does hit the squad once more, it won’t make such a huge impact this time around.

Wenger Anticipated To Sign New Contract

It is highly anticipated that Arsene Wenger will sign a new contract with Arsenal in the next 48 hours after the Frenchman confirmed after the FA Cup final win over Hull city that he intends to do the same. The speculation about the future of Wenger has been growing over the last few months with many suggesting that he sees this as the best time to step down from the role after almost 2 decades of managing the club. He has shaped the various aspects of the club during this period, but of late, he has been coming under intense pressure.

The FA Cup final win certainly relieves him off a lot of pressure, but the club need to convince him that staying as the right decision. Like Sir Alex Ferguson, Wenger may also decide to step down from the role and a high rather than being forced away from the club. He has maintained throughout the season that he will sign the new contract. Yet, there has been no progress made in this regard. His contract runs out in a few weeks. Wenger has revealed that he will be going to World Cup 2014 to watch the competition and he intends to sort out his future before that.

“Yes (it will be done), because I go to Brazil on the 10th of June. We live in a world where people tell you always what you have not (done), they never tell you that you have done something as well. I believe as well the quality of a club is the consistency and then the special players make you win the trophies. The quality of the consistency is important for the club and on that front we have been better than everybody else – there are only two clubs in Europe who have 17 years consecutively qualified for the Champions League,” said Wenger.

Bendtner To Leave Club

Nicklas Bendtner, the Danish striker from Arsenal has proposed to leave Wenger’s club this summer. He claimed of his blatant inaccurate portrayal at the team as the major reason behind severing ties with Arsenal.

“You can’t ever say never in soccer but I cannot take my career oozing off at Arsenal since I wish to play”, stated the Danish striker. Every player wishes to play & presently I’m at times not even included in the squad. I is not nice when you are looking to perform all games & I wish to see myself in such a squad where these possibilities would be possible.”

“The squad has been on a winning spree of late & hence it was tough to change. I feel there are some factors that why 7 why yet I would prefer to keep them private”, added in Bendtner.

The 26-year-old Danish international has been touted as arrogant and egoist during his tenure in England. He was alleged of links with real Madrid and Barcelona & hailing himself as one among the best of world strikers.

Bendtner admitted of committing mistakes in his early days but he felt that his previous misdemeanors must be forgiven & his image should be broadcasted correctly.

“A Danish paper asked me that what would be my choice if I were allowed to choose between any club. I replied that it’s my dream since childhood to perform for Barca & I would be really happy if I am able to play with them. That was translated into ‘I am heading to Barca or Real Madrid in Jan transfer window’. I’m still reading stuffs like that & it’s really frustrating”, stressed a seemingly annoyed Bendtner. “If you wish to play for such a club, then you have to score 30 goals each season. I’m not doing it & hence I can’t get it that I am being misunderstood.”