Bayern superstar to miss Arsenal clash after suffering muscle injury

33 year old Bayern Munich French winger Franck Ribery looks set to miss the Champions League Round of 16 first leg clash with Arsenal in a couple of weeks’ time after suffering an injury in training this week.

Ribery, who has been in pretty good form so far this season, pulled his hamstring while chasing a ball down in training at Bayern’s training center at Sabener Strasse on Tuesday. Continue reading

Two more Arsenal strikers head out on loan

It has been a busy 24 hours for the Arsenal loan department with the Gunners sending out four attacking players out on loan for the second half of the season.

After Chuba Akpom moved to Brighton last night, three other young Arsenal players have left the club today with Gideon Zelalem the only one to land an international assignment at VVV Venlo in Holland. Continue reading

Charlton come calling for Arsenal youth team star

Proven goalscorers are always in demand in football, and it appears that a second Arsenal striker will be heading out on loan this January.

Quick on the heels of Chuba Akpom moving to Brighton on loan for the second half of the 2016-17 season, it appears that Arsenal youth star, 18 year old Stephy Mavididi could be joining League One side Charlton Athletic according to reports in the London Evening Standard. Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “We’ve never had so many players who could perform and score goals”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was all praise for the quality of his super striker force, describing it as the best he has ever had available during his 20+ years at the club.

Singing the praises of his super strikers, Wenger said, “I think certainly numbers-wise and quality-wise together [they are the best]. We’ve never had so many players who could perform and score goals – certainly never. Dennis and Thierry had the quality but that didn’t mean we had a large number of options to choose from.” Continue reading

Sutton boss: “This is going to be like the World Cup final”

To say that Sutton United are excited about the prospect of welcoming Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup would be the understatement of the year. The National League side, based in South London, are guaranteed a windfall from the TV Revenue that will come their way as a result of netting such a big fish, not to mention the excitement that will surround the club as a result of the tie.

Unable to hide his excitement was Sutton’s long time Manager Paul Doswell, who said, “It is unbelievable. I’ve watched the draw at home with all my kids and it was a screaming fest when Arsenal came out. It’s incredible. I have just picked myself back up off the floor – a plum, plum game for us against one of the best sides in England, if not Europe. To imagine Arsenal will be coming to our stadium, our Gander Green Lane little fortress, is just incredible.” Continue reading

Arsenal striker joins Championship side Brighton on loan

Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom, who has missed the better part of the 2016-17 season due to injury, will attempt to regain form and fitness away to Championship club Brighton and Hove Albion over the second half of the season, joining the side on loan.

Brighton Manager Chris Hughton was excited to welcome Akpom to the Championship leaders, telling the club’s website: “As soon as we allowed Elvis Manu to go out on loan we knew we wanted to add to the forward area, so we are delighted to bring in someone of Chuba’s calibre. Continue reading

Arsenal rumoured to be closing in quickly on Arsene Wenger’s replacement

There is nothing new to report about the fact that Arsenal have earmarked Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri as a possible long term replacement for Manager Arsene Wenger, but there are rumours floating about in the British press this evening that talks between the Gunners and Allegri’s representatives have progressed well and that the Italian is close to agreeing on the move.

It is hard to imagine Arsenal without Arsene Wenger, the club over the last two decades has been built in his image, and while no man is bigger than the club, it is probably safe to say that Arsene Wenger is certainly Arsenal for most people. Continue reading