Wenger to use star attraction to bring big names to the Emirates

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hoping the purchase of German superstar Mesut Ozil will draw star strikers to the Emirates with media reports suggesting that another round of bids could be on the cards for Messrs Rooney and Suarez in the January transfer window.

The French Manager was unable to attract any of his centre forward transfer targets to the Emirates this summer, despite having been linked extensively to a lot of top players, including the aforementioned duo. Arsenal even had two bids rejected for Luis Suarez, but Liverpool refused to part with their star striker. Continue reading

Arsenal Mega Rumour Wrap: August 28 – From Mata & Ozil, to everyone else Arsenal are after

The Gunners have bounced back well from their opening day defeat against Aston Villa to register a 3-1 win over Fulham before decimating Fenerbahce 5-0 over two legs in the Champions League play-offs. However, with the joys of another season in the top European competition comes the pressure to strengthen the squad and Wenger has assured fans that he will be active in the final week of the transfer window. The fans are also craving big name arrivals especially after the stinging failures to land Gonzalo Higuain, Luiz Gustavo and Luis Suarez. Continue reading

Wenger’s back in for Rooney and ready to match Chelsea’s final offer

After missing out on several key transfer targets, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks to have reverted to his original grand plans and is plotting to hijack Chelsea’s bid for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. The disgruntled striker is desperate to leave the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ and Wenger has made controversy’s child his top target for the summer again.

Despite being frustrated in his numerous transfer ventures this summer, Wenger is confident that Gunners can sign as many as 4 new players before the transfer window slams shut on Monday. Topping that list is United’s forward Rooney, who looked headed to Stamford Bridge. However, desperate time calls for desperate measures and Wenger may resort to thwarting Chelsea’s bid of £40m that is likely to be submitted by the Blues to the Red Devils on Tuesday. Continue reading

Arsenal revert to Rooney after Suarez apologizes to Liverpool

It seems Arsene Wenger has gone from one unlikely signing to another. The Luis Suarez saga is seemingly dead after the Uruguayan has proceeded to train with Liverpool’s first-team after he came back from international duties. Considering Brendan Rodgers has publicly said that he won’t be allowed to do so unless he apologizes for his actions during the summer, it looks as though Suarez has made peace with Liverpool for now. Arsenal look extremely light after letting go of a lot of players this summer, and Wenger himself says that the club needs more players. Continue reading

Should the Gunners focus on Rooney instead of Suarez?

The transfer sagas of Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez are turning out to be the most protracted ones of the summer, along with the Gareth Bale one. Luis Suarez’s volatile interview this week alienated him from everyone involved in Liverpool, causing Brendan Rodgers to banish him by making him train with the reserves. It was expected that Liverpool would finally wash their hands off Suarez as he could prove to be a toxic influence should they keep him. However, Liverpool owner John Henry has since indicated that Suarez will not be sold this summer. Continue reading

Wenger hasn’t forgotten about Rooney, will fight it out for his signature

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger still looks pretty interested in Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney, despite tabling massive bids for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez in the recent past, and could well sign either striker should they become available.

Chelsea have been the frontrunners for Rooney’s signature thus far this summer, and are reportedly ready to table a third bid for the Englishman, having seen two offers rejected thus far. And with growing insecurities regarding his future at Old Trafford, a summer move to Stamford Bridge looks pretty likely for Rooney. However, Arsenal, who despite having Luis Suarez as their primary target now, might still want to make another go at Rooney. Continue reading

Arsenal Summer Transfer Window Review: Two missed, five to go

We’re almost at the halfway stage of the summer transfer window, and usually this would be a terrific time to take stock of how we’ve fared so far this summer. Except that on the face of it, it doesn’t look like we’ve done much at all.

Let me begin by stating the obvious. I love Arsenal and I adore Arsene Wenger almost as much as I love the Gunners… almost. I have no intent of getting on the Wenger bashing bandwagon, because lets face it, the man’s put us on the world map, and sure we might have taken a beating over the last decade, but the rewards of being at the Emirates are likely to pay off well past Wenger’s lifetime, and quite possibly some of our readers’ as well. So while emotions do play a crucial role on how we see things, lets also try to look at things from a rational perspective. Continue reading

Rooney will only consider Gunners if Chelsea move falls through

The Rooney saga has been at the forefront of world football throughout this summer. When David Moyes was hired as Fergie’s successor, one problem that came up was the manager’s tumultuous past with Wayne Rooney. Moyes’ comments that Rooney will serve as second fiddle to Robin van Persie next season has proved to be the last straw, with the England talisman keen on a move away from Old Trafford. Chelsea remain frontrunners for the signature of Rooney, with the 27-year old keen to link up with Jose Mourinho. Rooney’s wife Coleen is happy to move to London if it enhances her hubby’s career.

The Daily Mail reports that while Stamford Bridge is Rooney’s favored destination, he would consider a move to Arsenal if negotiations with Chelsea fall through. While Rooney finds linking up with ‘The Special One’ mouthwatering, he respects Arsene Wenger as well. With Sir Alex Ferguson retiring last season, Wenger is now comfortably the Premier League’s current longest standing manager. Continue reading