Arsenal set to pip Man United and Chelsea to superstar’s signature

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is understood to be contemplating offering his long term offensive target, Juventus’ Alvaro Morata, a mouth watering deal to beat the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea to his signature.

According to reports in The Sun, the Frenchman is ready to make the Spaniard his top-earning player by offering him wages of £155,000-a-week, as part of a five year deal, so as to lure him to the Emirates Stadium. Currently, Arsenal’s top earner is star playmaker Mesut Ozil, who pockets £140,000-a-week as part of his current contract.

Continue reading

Wenger may smash club transfer record to land young sensation!

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to have become immensely desperate for a quality forward now, more so following Danny Welbeck’s sidelining due to a knee injury. According to reports in The Evening Standard, the Frenchman is hot on the trail of Juventus striker Alvaro Morata and may be even ready to pay more than £42.5m, that the Gunners splashed out to sign Mesut Ozil, to land him at the Emirates Stadium.

The boss has already indicated that he is interested in landing a world class striker, and not just a temporary replacement for Welbeck, at Arsenal this summer, and Morata may be one of the prime names on his wishlist.

Continue reading

Arsenal making plans to swoop for sensational Argentine

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, it seems, is keen to revamp his attacking third this summer. According to reports in The Daily Mirror, the Frenchman is monitoring the situation surrounding Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi closely, and may table a bid for him in the weeks to come.

The 23 year old, who is considered as one of the most highly rated strikers in the Serie A, is likely to become available in the near future, with Inter Milan understood to be considering letting him go for around £25m.

Continue reading

Scholes compares Man United to mediocre Arsenal after latest defeat

Manchester United lost 2-0 to Liverpool in their UEFA Europa League Round of 16 First Leg clash at Anfield, and one former United player who didn’t like how the game panned out was midfielder Paul Scholes.

Scholes, who featured more than 700 times for the Red Devils showed his animosity for Arsenal of old, by comparing United with the Gunners, declaring he didn’t want to see his former club become like Arsenal and be satisfied with achieving mediocrity.  Continue reading

Petr Cech: “It is a step back in the title race”

Petr Cech has had a disappointing week in between the sticks, watching 2 goals fly past him in the game against Barcelona in midweek and today conceded three as Arsenal lost disappointingly at Old Trafford to an under strength Manchester United side that really should have been put to the sword.

The veteran keeper admitted after the game that today’s defeat was a massive setback for the Gunners in the title race, saying, “It is a step back in the title race. We need to make sure we bounce back in the next game. It is a big week for us with Tottenham on Saturday and Swansea in midweek.” Continue reading

Wenger on Welbeck fitness and availability

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hasn’t yet decided whether to unleash forward Danny Welbeck on his former club Manchester United right from the start in this weekend’s marquee clash in the Premier League.

Wenger spoke at his pre-match press conference today about the importance of not rushing Welbeck back too quickly and putting too much pressure on the forward by making him play too many high intensity games in a short period of time. 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