Arsenal midfielder heads out to Holland on loan

The loan moves continue to come for Arsenal players late in the January transfer window, with 20 year old midfielder Gedion Zelalem the latest to head out on loan for the rest of the season.

Once touted as the next big thing at Arsenal, Zelalem has failed to live up to his potential in recent years, and was expected to leave the club permanently this month after having fallen down the pecking order amongst Arsenal’s back-up players so much so that he was even ignored in the midst of a midfield crisis for the Gunners’ clash with Southampton in the FA Cup on Saturday. Continue reading

Alan Smith defends Arsenal’s quiet transfer window

Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith has launched a staunch defence of Manager Arsene Wenger’s decision not to spend the big bucks in the January transfer window and to largely stick with the same side that has brought the Gunners up to second place in the Premier League standings.

Smith shared in an interview today, “It is probably one of those transfer windows when I wouldn’t be fussed if nobody came in. The FA Cup game against Southampton was a good indication of the depth of the squad. Many of their rivals in the Premier League made wholesale changes in the cup and it came back to bite them. Continue reading

Wenger rules out Arsenal move for Real Madrid star

English football giants Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that his side does not need the services of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema or any other attacker.

The British press recently reported that Benzema was offered to Arsenal, Chelsea and other English Premier League (EPL) clubs years ago, reports Efe. 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

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

Wenger reacts to Benzema transfer rumours

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has reacted to rumours about the Gunners’ interest in Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

Addressing talk that Arsenal were plotting a move for the French striker, Wenger said in his press conference today, “Offensively we have a very strong squad… Maybe there are some noises that he would leave Madrid, but as I just told you, there is no need for us to buy any strikers.” Continue reading

Wenger happy to keep want away defender

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that he had no issues keeping Carl Jenkinson at the club should the defender’s move to Crystal Palace fail to materialize in the January transfer window.

Predictably quizzed about Jenkinson’s future at his press conference today, Wenger confirmed that Palace’s request to sign Jenkinson was indeed a permanent transfer and not a loan move, but added that he didn’t have any issues keeping the young right back should the move fail to materialize. Continue reading

Arsenal hand trial to Chilean teenager hoping to follow in Sanchez’s footsteps

Arsenal have invited Chilean attacking midfielder Marcelo Allende for what is likely to be his third and final trial at the club this weekend as they lay the groundwork for signing the talented teenager.

Allende, just 17 years of age, is a product of Cobreloa, the same club that Alexis Sanchez once played for and is beginning to already show signs that he has the talent to follow in the footsteps of the senior pro he so idolizes. Continue reading