Arsenal Transfers

The Latest Arsenal FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates for 2017 – 2018 have been added below:

  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:04:00 +0000: For 13 years Spurs have tried to be more like Arsenal. It’s time to do the opposite | Barney Ronay - Arsenal | The Guardian
    Arsenal used to be in a strikingly similar position to Tottenham now but Spurs don’t want to follow their rivals’ path since 2006

    The short interval since Tottenham’s wild, fun, chancy away-goals victory at Manchester City in the Champions League there has been a shared urge to draw the starkest of comparisons between the two clubs: their finances, their structure, the various degrees of faux-humble Jedi-cardigan fraudulence exhibited by their managers. It is in many ways a meaningless exercise. This is a comparison of two entirely separate things, entirely separate ways of trying to reach the same point, not to mention one that is inevitably flattering to Spurs and inevitably bruising for Pep Guardiola and the football-style soft-power project operating in the east of Manchester.

    You know the drill by now. City have spent £150m on defenders in the past two seasons. By comparison Spurs ended the game at the Etihad with a pair of fishing waders at left-back and a carrier bag full of discounted supermarket meat playing defensive midfield.

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    Spurs could afford to lose Kane, and probably Pochettino. But they couldn’t afford to lose Daniel Levy

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  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:52:04 +0000: Aaron Ramsey hopeful of returning for Arsenal before end of season - Arsenal | The Guardian
    • Midfielder suffered leg injury against Napoli in Europa League
    • Player tells manager he hopes to play again before Juve move

    Aaron Ramsey has told Unai Emery he is hoping to play for Arsenal again before the end of the season. The Wales midfielder limped off at Napoli during his team’s 1-0 Europa League win with a hamstring injury, but when player and manager chatted on Friday lunchtime Ramsey confident he could recover quickly.

    “We spoke about that – ‘Maybe in two or three weeks I can play some matches’ – and we are going to wait for that,” Emery said.

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  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:00:07 +0000: The Premier League teams’ ineptitude index 2018-19 - Arsenal | The Guardian

    It’s awards time for the most incompetent teams in the Premier League, from those who can’t take throw-ins to others who revel in needless yellow cards

    Welcome to the Guardian’s fifth annual index of ineptitude, a catalogue of calamity, a prospectus of the piss-poor.

    As each season draws to a close, the best moments, players and teams of the year are all charted, celebrated and cheered. Which means that what comprises most of the rest of the Premier League experience is missed.

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  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:27:39 +0000: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend - Arsenal | The Guardian

    Hard for Manchester City and Spurs to serve up another classic, Everton can cause trouble for Manchester United and Chelsea fans should lap up Eden Hazard

    Before the run-in even started, Liverpool looked like they might be consumed by nerves during it, so tentative were their performances against Leicester, West Ham and Manchester United. But they battled hard to avoid disaster, and now that the run-in is actually under way, are playing like a team who expect to be champions, either riding their good form or maintaining the patience and composure necessary to force the issue. Against both Tottenham and Chelsea, they could easily have flapped in frantic, frenetic style, but instead were able to increase intensity without sacrificing control, which brought them the goals that they needed. Or, put another way, Cardiff are in deep, deep trouble. DH

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  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:10:00 +0000: Arsenal in Europa League semi-finals after Alexandre Lacazette sinks Napoli - Arsenal | The Guardian

    For all the moments this season when critics have scratched their heads over the identity of Unai Emery’s Arsenal, a masterclass of a European quarter-final showcased everything they are capable of. This was a responsible, smart performance from back to front that eased them into the semi-finals of the Europa League.

    They did so by ticking every box required for a tough overseas assignment: the team maintained composure, Alexandre Lacazette scored a sumptuous away goal, the home crowd lost their voice, the Napoli team lost their will. Arsenal picked an excellent moment to conjure up a classic away performance, reprising the old George Graham favourite, 1-0 to the Arsenal. Perhaps Napoli should have chosen a different walk on song than Pet Shop Boys’ Go West, the symbol of that era and that result.

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Historic News Stories have been added below:

  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:24:32 +0000: Arsenal have bid rejected for Lacazette - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC
    Arsenal have a bid rejected for France international striker Alexandre Lacazette, but negotiations are still ongoing with Lyon.
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:53:47 +0000: Arsenal in Meadow Park groundshare deal - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC
    Boreham Wood agree a 10-year groundshare deal with Women's Super League club Arsenal Ladies and Arsenal's youth teams.
  • Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:18:25 +0000: Shield proceeds to be given to Grenfell - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC
    Proceeds from the 2017 FA Community Shield will be donated to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:16:16 +0000: The stars helping Grenfell Tower victims - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC
    Here are just some of the many famous people who are helping out those affected by last week's tragedy.
  • Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC
    Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The summer transfer action is beginning to come hard and fast for Arsenal as they now have begun to receive many offers for the want away Dutch striker Robin Van Persie who is out of contract with the gunner at the end of next season. The clubs star player has made it clear he will not be signing a new contract with the gunners and this has prompted all of Europe’s top clubs to begin a bidding war for the phenomenal striker.

Another player who could be set to leave the Emirates stadium is Carlos Vela who is now in the middle of discussions for a transfer to the Spanish side Real Sociedad who are thought to be lining up a £5.000.000 deal for the Mexican international. Vela has been on the sidelines for some time now and it is clear that his future lies elsewhere and away from London.

The capture of Lucas Podolski from Cologne a few weeks back was meant to signal the start of a new era at Arsenal as the club have been trophy less for the past five years. The German international was seen as the perfect partner for Robin Van Persie but with the Dutch striker certainly on his way out of the Emirates it is now more than likely that Podolski will be leading the line along with another new signing up from in the form of up and coming superstar Olivier Giroud.

Another player who could be leaving the London club this summer is Marouane Chamakh who has found himself out of the picture at Arsenal for the past twelve month and has only started a handful of games during this time. The Morroccan international is wanted by Fiorentina and Dutch champions Ajax and the striker is keen on a move to either of these sides in search of first team football.

Arsenal are also said to be in for the highly thought of Egyptian defender Islam Ramadan who plays for his homeland club Haras El Hodood with the twenty one year old thought to be an integral part of Wengers new defensive plans. Ramadan has also attracted a huge amount of interest from some of Europe’s leading clubs including Lyon, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.