ARSENAL COMPLETE SIGNING FOR NEW STRIKER

Arsenal have surprised many with the signing of new striker this season.


The North London club has completed the transfer of Deportivo La Caruna forward Lucas Perez for £17 million, according to reports. Perez is reported to have flown to London to complete a medical ahead of the move. He is set to sign the dotted lines with the Gunners over the weekend, just before the transfer deadline.

Perez was turned down by his new employers few weeks back, after scouting him for a while. They had the chance to sign him in July but withdrew interest, especially as they hoped other deals in the pipeline would come through. Fans are putting Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on the spot for not signing more players, particularly in the face of an injury crisis with players not set to return to full match fitness anytime soon. The pressure forced Wenger to go back to the deal to sign the 27-year old player. (more…)

SANTI CAZORLA, JACK WILSHERE AND PETR CECH RETURN TO BOOST ARSENAL

Three injured Arsenal first team players that consist of creative midfielder Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and goal keeper, Petr Cech are set to return to boost The Gunners strength as they make the last push this season. The injuries came at a very important period for the team, adding to the woes of Arsene Wenger.

The team is now out of the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup, with the League Cup already lifted by Manchester City this season. The English Premier League has also slipped out of their reach with first-placed Leicester City leading Arsenal with 11 points. Arsenal is still trying to win the EPL since 2004 when they won it last.

David Ospina has been decent in cover for Petr Cech since his month-long injury. Ospina was in goal when Arsenal replayed the fifth round against Hull in the FA cup. He also was in goal when they Arsenal had a face-off with West Brom in the premier league. In the game against Barcelona, Everton, Tottenham and Watford, David Ospina tool charge of the goal post.

Cazorla has been on the sidelines due to an Achilles tendon injury while Jack Wilsere suffered from a calf and shin injury that has left him out of Arsenal season-long. (more…)

Thierry Henry is of the opinion that the club will be able to win the league title

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is of the opinion that the club will be able to win the league title with Alex Sanchez fully fit for next season.

The former Barcelona man moved to the Emirates stadium in a £ 35 million deal, which is fast looking like a bargain. He scored 16 goals in 35 league matches last season. More importantly, Henry reckons that Sanchez provides the X factor that Arsenal have missed for a long time. The gunners have not challenged for the league title in more than a decade, but the club are close to strengthening the team in this transfer window once again.

Arsenal are expected to complete the transfer of Petr Cech from Chelsea. The 33-year-old will go straight into the first-team and replace Wojciech Szczesny, who has been unreliable in goal. A multiple winner with Chelsea, Cech will not just provide the experience of handling pressure but also he will have the quality to deal with opponents. The 33-year-old is expected to cost around £ 11 million and he will be able to deal with Arsenal’s goalkeeping situation effectively for at least the next five years. Henry reckons that one can expect more from Sanchez next season, as he will be now used to the Premier League. (more…)