Arsenal great makes bold statement regarding Premier League title race

Arsenal legend Sol Campbell has pointed out that the Gunners will need to splash big bucks in the transfer market in order to have a chance at winning the Premier League, or even finish ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, this season.

The Englishman, who has also played for Arsenal’s arch rivals in his career, was quoted telling The Metro: “There’s a long way to go but the way Chelsea are looking at the moment alongside Tottenham and Liverpool – those teams just seem to be a little bit ahead of Arsenal at the moment. Arsenal need to settle some contracts and get that sorted, maybe buy another player before the January window closes.”

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Forgotten Arsenal striker scores twice on international duty

Arsenal striker Joel Campbell, spending the season on loan at Sporting CP in Portugal, came off the bench and grabbed himself a couple of goals to power Costa Rica to a 4-0 win over USA in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying match.

24 year old Campbell, who is on his 5th loan spell away from Arsenal, scored in the 74th and 78th minute to put the game out of reach of the United States. Continue reading

Wenger gives Campbell hope of possible Arsenal return

Just when one thought that the door for Joel Campbell’s Arsenal career had been firmly slammed shut following a fifth loan spell away from the club at Sporting Lisbon, Manager Arsene Wenger has declared that there is still a possibility that the Costa Rican forward may have a career at the club.

Campbell, who was shipped out on loan earlier this week to Sporting Lisbon, made 30 appearances for Arsenal last season, but failed to have the desired impact despite working hard on the pitch and showing a genuine passion for being a Gunner. Continue reading

Campbell loan update… Sporting given option to buy

Earlier today we shared with Arsenal’s fans that Manager Arsene Wenger had deemed Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell surplus to requirements and shipped the youngster out on loan to Sporting Lisbon for the season.

At that stage it was not yet clear whether the loan had a purchase option in place… unfortunately Gooners it appears that it does. We can now share that Sporting can make Campbell’s move permanent for 10 million euros, a steal for a player of his caliber. Continue reading

Wenger surprisingly sends Arsenal forward out on loan

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has surprised many Arsenal fans by choosing to send talented attacker Joel Campbell out on loan for the 2016-17 season.

Campbell, who featured regularly for Arsenal in pre-season, has been deemed surplus to requirements by the Manager and shipped out on loan to Portuguese Primeira Liga side Sporting Lisbon. Continue reading

Arsenal score a Magnificent 7 goals in the second half in Norway

After a slow first half in which Joel Campbell scored the only goal, nudging in Mohamed Elneny’s goalbound header (which didn’t really need a touch), Arsenal ran riot against Viking FK in Norway, scoring an incredible 7 goals in the second half to record an impressive 8-0 win.

The win is Arsenal’s third in pre-season, and sets the Gunners up nicely for their game against Manchester City in Gothenburg on Sunday. Continue reading

Arsenal superstar ends speculation about his future by inking new contract

Arsenal have received a timely boost at the end of a difficult week with the Gunners’ most consistent defender over the last season and a half, Nacho Monreal, ending speculation about his future by committing himself to a new long term contract.

Monreal had just 5 months left to run on his existing deal and was being perpetually linked with a return to Spain, with Athletic Bilbao in particular looking to sign him. However, the 29 year old has inked what is believed to be a new 4 year deal which will see him remain at the Emirates till 2020. Continue reading

Mixed emotions for Ramsey after Liverpool draw

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey grabbed another crucial goal as he celebrates his return to central midfield with an upswing in his form in front of goal, but Arsenal were unable to hang on to their goal advantage at the end and were forced to settle for a share of the spoils as their visit to Anfield ended 3-3.

Ramsey was predictably disappointed about the two dropped points saying, “We are gutted to concede in the last minute but these things happen. We did well to get back to level terms and then take the lead but it is just disappointing to concede right at the end. It is not an easy place to come but we will take the positives from it and move on.” Continue reading