Despite Lukas Podolski’s very obvious consternations at Arsenal, an adamant Arsene Wenger has dismissed any talks of a transfer for the German forward this winter.
Following Germany’s win against Gibraltar, Podolski had made plain his dismay at having to repeatedly warm the bench and in excerpts of an interview carried in Goal.com, Wenger replied, “He [Podolski] plays a position where there is a big competition. He came very late from his holidays [in the summer]. He started after his team-mates and was not good physically. It’s not established at all that he will leave at Christmas. It was me who sets the price and it [Podolski’s reported valuation] doesn’t correspond at all to his price. He is not for sale and there is no offer. Today’s newspapers have an advantage. They know more than us. But the story is completely fabricated.” Continue reading
Following Olivier Giroud’s return to training, Arsenal have been handed yet another injury boost as Mathieu Debuchy has revealed that he could be back on the pitch as early as next month.
In excerpts of an interview carried in the Mirror, Debuchy said, “My injury is now better. I work hard every day with the physio and I want to be back on the pitch in December. I’m looking forward to it.” Continue reading
Arsenal may have successfully enamoured unsettled Italian striker Mattia Destro, as the sharpshooter himself has welcomed rumours linking him with a move to North London.
In excerpts of an interview carried in the London Evening Standard, Destro said, “Arsenal for me? The rumours are good, I’m happy for them. This is the proof that I’m doing my work well.” Continue reading
Arsenal are hot on the trail of yet another tantalising future prospect in Keita Baldé Diao, but are unlikely to have it easy as Liverpool are also keeping the Gunners company, according to reports in the Express.
Diao is a Spanish footballer with Senegalese roots. The 19 year old is a product of Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy and had been earmarked for future greatness, until a practical joke played by him failed to tickle the funny bones of club officials and he found himself loaned to Barca’s satellite club UE Cornellà as punishment. He turned down the opportunity to return to Barcelona after a year and instead made his way to Lazio in Italy. Continue reading
Beleaguered Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has issued his strongest statement yet to clearly indicate that he wants out of the club this very winter.
In excerpts of an interview carried in the London Evening Standard, Podolski said, “I’ve spent the last four months making brief appearances, I’ve had to wrap myself up warm in my winter coat with my hat and scarf on to watch the others playing. I would rather show Arsenal what I am capable if, but this chance to show what I can do is not being given to me. I want to play football for many years to come so am I meant just to say everything’s fine and sit my contract out?” Continue reading
With their defensive woes piling up with each successive day, Arsenal have sent their scouts far and wide to avert a similar disaster in the foreseeable future and senior scout Pat Holland may have just found the next big thing in English football, according to reports in the Mirror.
Ipswich Town left back Tyrone Mings is the latest youngster to have caught Arsene Wenger’s fancy after seeing his value go from £10,000 to £10 million in just two years. Mings arrived at Ipswich Town from non-league Chippenham in 2012 and has since established himself as one of the Championship’s premier talents, with manager Mick McCarthy even earmarking him for international greatness. Continue reading
Alexis Sanchez could soon find himself among familiar faces if Arsene Wenger succeeds in cajoling his former teammates to follow in the Chilean’s path. The Express reports that Arsenal could once again return to their favoured hunting ground of the Camp Nou, this time to attempt an audacious double swoop for Dani Alves and Pedro Rodriguez.
Alves is out of contract with Barcelona at the end of this season, while Pedro has seen his stock fall with the Spanish heavyweights following the arrival of Luis Suarez in the summer. Wenger is looking to land both players at a combined fee of £30 million. However, he will have to remain wary of rival interests from the familiar foes Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City. Continue reading