Kanu: “‘It is important to keep your best players”

Arsenal legends keep popping out of the woodwork over the last few weeks with advice for either Arsene Wenger or his two main men Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, who are yet to ink new deals to extend their contracts at the Emirates.

The latest to voice his opinion on the lead duo’s prolonged contract saga is Nigerian forward Nwanko Kanu, who won two Premier League titles during his time with the Gunners. Continue reading

Arsenal Coach provides inside news on Sanchez contract talks

As Arsenal fans wait with bated breath on news of Alexis Sanchez’s contract talks, one man who claims to have an inside track on proceedings is former Arsenal legend Robert Pires, who is currently working with the Gunners as a first team coach.

In news that is certainly not going to please Manager Arsene Wenger, Pires has decided to spill the beans on how Sanchez’s contract talks are progressing in an interview with  La Tercera. Continue reading

10-man Arsenal snatch dramatic late winner against Burnley

It was a typical Sunday afternoon for Arsenal fans at the Emirates, put through the wringer emotionally by the side they love, and rescued right at the death by Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez, who despite missing 3 of his last 4 penalties showed the calmness and petulance that one has come to expect with greatness as he stroked home the winner for the home team in the 98th minute of the game.

The opening hour of the match is exactly what one has come to expect from Arsenal over the years, dominate the contest but struggle to break down a well oiled defence at home. Continue reading

Arsenal legend makes sensational claim regarding club fan favourite

Arsenal great Thierry Henry has doubts about the long term future of club star Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium.

The Frenchman was quoted telling Sky Sports: “I want him [Sanchez] to sign, everybody wants him to sign. That’s a tricky one for the club. That’s why you have guys there to be able to deal with that… If he ever leaves then you would think the likes of Bayern are going to come, Paris Saint-Germain. Maybe joining his friend [Arturo] Vidal at Bayern Munich so we’ll see. But stay… don’t listen to anyone, find a way, stay!”

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Wenger takes huge decision regarding fan favourite

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told Juventus that he will not be selling them Alexis Sanchez at any cost, according to a revelation made by The Daily Mirror.

The Bianconeri have been known to be long term admirers of the highly rated Chilean and it was believed that they were ready to splash out as much as £60m in a player plus swap deal for him, which may have also seen Miralem Pjanic moving to the Emirates Stadium.

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Iwobi, Sanchez impress as Arsenal hit Swansea for Four

A pair of own goals in between a goal each for Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez helped Arsenal end their poor run of recent results away from home in the Premier League, thrashing Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

With Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both returning to the side and straight into the starting line-up, Arsene Wenger might have expected a better start from his Arsenal side, but the Gunners continued their early struggles, taking close to half an hour to find their groove. Continue reading

Wenger confirms contract extensions for Arsenal stalwarts

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed yesterday that the Gunners will exercise the options that already exist in the contract of Santi Cazorla and Per Mertesacker to extend their stay at the Emirates.

Both players are out of contract this summer, but Wenger shared today that Arsenal had already built in clauses into their original contracts which gave the club an option to extend their present deals by another year, an option he intends to take with both aging veterans. Continue reading

Wenger shares who’s in and out for FA Cup tie with Preston

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed that he will rest a few key players for the Gunners’ FA Cup third round clash with Preston North End this weekend.

Speaking to the press today, Wenger revealed, “I haven’t decided on the team yet. It depends on everyone’s fitness levels but we will play with around 90% of the first team squad. I will rest Alexis Sanchez and Mezut Ozil, who is coming in today after having been in bed for two weeks with a suspected throat infection. Apart from that, everyone else will play as the FA cup is a big priority for us”. Continue reading