Arsenal Transfers

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

  • Mon, 18 Oct 2021 21:13:04 +0000: Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace: Premier League - as it happened! - Arsenal | The Guardian

    Alexandre Lacazette scored a dramatic 96th-minute equaliser to prevent Patrick Vieira winning on his return to Arsenal

    Vieira tells Sky that having spent nine years at Arsenal it’s emotionally difficult to come back and the fans will sing for him because he was part of a very good generation of players who made the history of the club. But he’s come to the Emirates to win. On Zaha, he says that he came back from international duty ill, he’s not trained, and though he’s getting better he’s not well enough to play so they left him at home.

    Arteta, meanwhile, says Vieira deserves the welcome he’ll get and his focus is on scoring more goals, creating more chances and continuing to win games.

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  • Mon, 18 Oct 2021 21:11:20 +0000: Lacazette saves Arsenal with last-gasp equaliser to deny Vieira’s Crystal Palace - Arsenal | The Guardian

    If Arsenal needed Patrick Vieira’s managerial credentials ramming home, the message was delivered here. It should have been embossed with three points but Crystal Palace, who had been the better side for more than two thirds of the game, were denied at the very last and their players’ immediate reactions were of the kind more commonly associated with a chastening defeat. For those picking over the touchline battle, though, this was only a win for Vieira: while Mikel Arteta’s players struggled for cohesion and fluidity, Palace looked supremely composed once they had cleared their heads from an early setback and performed with a conviction that augurs well.

    They only needed to maintain it for another 10 seconds when Arsenal won a corner in the fifth minute of added time. But their defence could not clear and Ben White was allowed to control before volleying through a crowded box 12 yards out, his effort taking a deflection and squirming off Vicente Guaita’s foot. Alexandre Lacazette was given a gift and Vieira, who had celebrated lustily as his side overhauled a potentially disastrous start to lead, would have to stomach a third straight draw.

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  • Sun, 17 Oct 2021 21:30:38 +0000: Patrick Vieira’s return will remind Arsenal of their leadership deficit - Arsenal | The Guardian

    The visit to Arsenal as Crystal Palace manager by the captain of the Invincibles is a reminder he was never replaced

    In the summer of 2009, Arsène Wenger found himself wrestling with temptation. Arsenal had not acquired anyone who could patrol a midfield quite like Patrick Vieira in the four years since his departure, and they were still struggling for leaders in a dressing room high on talent but short on direction. Who better to solve at least one of those problems, perhaps, than the former captain himself? Vieira was by then a declining force at Internazionale and angling for a return to London. “There is a football decision and there is the psychological impact of a player of that stature coming in,” Wenger mused. “We don’t rule it out and we don’t say we will do it.”

    Ultimately Wenger did not succumb, admitting later that it had been a “real tough call”, and Vieira stayed at Inter for another year. Arsenal got their shot of nostalgia through Sol Campbell’s brief return a few months later, but spent the next decade grasping for a healthier relationship with the past.

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  • Sat, 16 Oct 2021 21:30:09 +0000: Patrick Vieira credits Manchester City not Arsène Wenger for coaching career - Arsenal | The Guardian
    • Vieira says coaching influence came later in his career
    • Palace manager says Brian Marwood gave him guidance

    Patrick Vieira has paid tribute to the man who inspired him to become a manager, but said it was not Arsène Wenger.

    This week marked the 25th anniversary of Wenger’s first game in charge of Arsenal, a 2-0 victory over Blackburn that featured Vieira, who had made his debut for the club a few weeks earlier after Wenger told Arsenal to sign the young Frenchman from Milan. The former midfielder takes his Crystal Palace side to face his old club on Monday night at the Emirates.

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  • Sat, 16 Oct 2021 08:00:12 +0000: Arsenal v Crystal Palace: match preview - Arsenal | The Guardian

    Arsenal prepare for the first of back-to-back weeknight home games with a relatively clean bill of health, although Granit Xhaka will be missed until after Christmas. The return of Patrick Vieira as Crystal Palace manager adds an extra frisson to the occasion; Palace have been awkward, niggly opponents at the Emirates in recent years but may be keener to go toe-to-toe with the hosts under their new regime. Should Arsenal see them off, it would be a fourth win in five games and further evidence that Mikel Arteta’s reign is finally gaining momentum. Nick Ames

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Historic News Stories have been added below:

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.