Wenger prepared to let duo leave

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is prepared to let right backs Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson leave the club in January, whilst reaffirming that he is not likely to make any new signings before the transfer window closes.

Speaking to the press today ahead of the Gunners’ tough FA Cup fourth round clash with a buoyant Southampton side, Wenger revealed that both defenders are available for transfer should anyone wish to sign them. Continue reading

Wenger rules out January signings, confirms possible exits

Arsenal fans keeping a close eye on the transfer market hoping for a big money signing can pretty much forget about that happening if Manager Arsene Wenger continues to have his way.

Speaking at his press conference this morning ahead of the Gunners’ clash with Burnley this weekend, Wenger said,  “I expect it to be a very quiet period because we have Welbeck coming back now. Offensively, we are very strong, we have many,many players who can come in and overall I don’t expect to do anything special.” Continue reading

Wenger provides triple transfer rumour update

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reacted to three specific transfer rumours that have been doing the rounds in his pre-match press conference today ahead of the Gunners’ clash with Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day.

Perhaps most crucially the rumour that Wenger addressed was that pertaining to 23 year old versatile attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the Arsenal boss completely rubbishing any truth in the youngster moving to Liverpool anytime in the near future. Continue reading

Wenger hits back at Debuchy lies

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made it perfectly clear in his pre-match press conference today that disgruntled defender Mathieu Debuchy is free to leave the club this January should an offer come in for him.

However, Wenger was also quick to point out that there were several inaccuracies in Debuchy’s interview with French publication L’Equipe. Wenger dismissed the idea that the two are not on speaking terms, and also clarified that many of the job offers that Arsenal are believed to have blocked for Debuchy never really existed. Continue reading

Arsenal defender plots January exit by opening up about Wenger relationship

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy who has endured an injury ridden career with the Gunners, looks desperate to secure a January transfer as he once again opened up on his relationship with Manager Arsene Wenger.

Debuchy, who was signed by the Gunners from Newcastle as a like for like replacement for Bacary Sagna, has struggled to break into the starting eleven at the club, initially due to injury and then because of the outstanding form of young Spaniard Hector Bellerin. Continue reading

Arsenal to be boosted by Spaniard’s return

There is some positive team news for Arsenal heading into this weekend’s fixture with Stoke City, with Manager Arsene Wenger confirming that Spanish superstar Hector Bellerin is back in contention after having recovered from the injury he sustained as a result of a challenge by Danny Rose late in the North London derby last month.

Wenger revealed that while he is not certain about Bellerin’s inclusion for the upcoming game, the young Spaniard could very much be in contention and faces a fitness test to determine whether he would be able to get through the game. Continue reading

Arsenal defender finally completes loan move

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has finally got his wish to leave the Gunners, completing a deadline day move to Bordeaux where he will see out the rest of the season on loan.

Debuchy has been desperately keen to get some regular playing time under his belt after falling behind Hector Bellerin in the pecking order at the Emirates, and after lashing out at Manager Arsene Wenger last month at having been brought to North London on false promises, he hasn’t even made recent matchday squads with Wenger passing over the chance to rotate Bellerin with Debuchy in recent games. Continue reading

Wenger rejects Manchester United loan request

One can sense Manchester United are getting rather desperate when they make a late deadline day offer to take an Arsenal player on loan to solve their problems at the back.

In fairness to Louis van Gaal, he has seen his side suffer a lot of injuries, especially in the full-back position, and with French defender Mathieu Debuchy out of favour at Arsenal and expected to leave the club in the January transfer window, one can understand why United decided to make an offer to take the 30 year old right back on loan. Continue reading