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Saturday, December 31, 2016

WELCOME TO 2017 9jagift lovers

Happy new Year to all lovers

Since u finally made it into 2017 and the devil has failed to stop you, then you will never experience failure in 2017 

I pray this year brings you all good things your heart desires

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Arsenal Star Ruled Out Till next year

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been reportedly ruled out till the new year with the calf injury that forced him to miss the last league game against midlands club West Brom on Boxing Day.

According to popular English news outlet The Guardian, Theo Walcott has not recovered from the injury meaning he could likely miss the home game against Crystal Palace in what would be a London Derby at the Emirates Stadium on New Year’s Day as well as the an away trip to South Coast club Bournemouth two days later.

The latest development would be a big blow for Arsenal and their 67-year old French manager Arsene Wenger due to the fact that the English international is a lethal weapon for the team this season having scored 11 goals in all competitions including in his last league game against Manchester City, which the Gunners eventually lost 2-1 to Pep Guardiola’s team.

With Walcott almost ruled out of those games it represents a fantastic opportunity for summer signing and Spanish forward Lucas Perez, who has found English Premier League (EPL) minutes hard to come by this season despite scoring 5 goals already including a hat-trick against Swiss champions FC Basel earlier this month in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).


Arsenal target Reus transfer to cover Walcott NOT Alexis

I must admit to being a little bit underwhelmed when I read one of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours connecting the club to a possible January move for the Borussia Dortmund and Germany star Marco Reus.

This was not because I see the German forward as not the right sort of player to improve the Gunners. Far from it, as I highly rate the 27-year old and would love to see him pull on the old red and white of Arsenal. The reason for my somewhat unenthusiastic reading of the rumour in the Daily Mail was that Reus was only being considered as a replacement player in case Alexis Sanchez decided not to extend his contract with Arsenal.

Forgive me if I am missing something here, but is our Chilean striker not now established as a top class centre forward? And if so then why would Arsene Wenger be looking at Reus as a replacement? The German is a real attacking force but usually from the flanks or from a deeper position. If any Arsenal star was going to be replaced by the Dortmund star it would be Theo Walcott, who just happens to have picked up another injury.

I and most Arsenal fans would love to see Reus come to play for the Gunners, and the rumour suggests that our manager feels the same way, but if the Frenchman was looking to find cover for Alexis he would be looking at a centre forward would he not?


Massive injury boost for Arsenal ahead of Palace clash as Wenger reveals who will be included in squad on Sunday

Arsene Wenger’s squad is looking a little stronger heading into this weekend’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

The Gunners are set to welcome Sam Allardyce’s side to the Emirates stadium with hopes of making it two victories in a row after suffering successive defeats at Goodison Park and the Etihad stadium.

Arsenal’s below-par form began in the absence of Shkodran Mustafi who has helped the team avoid defeat in every single appearance he has made since signing for the club in August.

And after spending three weeks out with a hamstring problem, Wenger has confirmed that his vital centre-back will at least be back in the 18-man squad which faces Crystal Palace on Sunday.

“Shkodran is back in normal training and he will be back in the squad.” the Arsenal manager said  on Thursday morning.

Mustafi’s return to fitness following less than a month out of action is indeed a rare quick recovery from an Arsenal player.

Fans have often been frustrated in the past by the news of injured players suffering a ‘set-back’ which usually doubles their spell on the sidelines.


Arsene Wenger Keeping Tabs on La Liga Versatile Defender Ahead of January Move

According to the Sun, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has identified La Liga outfits Valencia full-back Jose Gaya as-as an ideal replacement for Nacho Monreal.

The Spaniard full-back has a bee in fine for the Los Ches and attracted interest from hosts of Premier League clubs including Arsenal’s arch rivals Tottenham Hotspurs.

The Valencia defender who is only 21 has been one of the finest performers for the La Liga outfits this term despite his age and thought to have a bright future and Arsenal after signing Mustafi earlier in the summer keeping tabs on Spaniard defender in order to lure another Los Ches player at Emirates stadium.

Valencia are in the middle of several seasons of turmoil at the moment, and it’s quite possible that, with no end to the chaos in sight, players like Gaya will want out and Arsenal ready to offer him an escape route and a chance to play Champions League football.

However, Arsenal might be better off waiting for the summer as Valencia are in danger of being relegated and the Gunners could trigger a serious fire sale of players.


Arsenal Set to Agree Deal For 6 ft 4 French Forward

France international forward Olivier Giroud has revealed that he has been close with Arsenal over extended contract after his late goal against Crystal Palacce secured three points for Arsene Wenger’s side.

The 30-year-old centre-forward has celebrated his first Premier League against the Eagles this term and after finding it hard to play first team football.

Until the clash against Crystal Palace the club who had recently changed manager Giroud has found his time limited, however, he has been in the starting lineup for Arsene Wenger and after the match Frencham has confirmed that the talks over contract extension has been on going.

“I came back a bit late from the Euros and it was nice for my body because I could rest but not good for me because the team was doing well and another striker was doing well up front,” he told Sky Sports News.

“This season has been difficult because also I was injured for a month and a half so it hasn’t been easy. I don’t want to talk too much about me but it was a big day for me, but a turning point for the team because if we didn’t win we would have been in trouble.

“But football is an everlasting new beginning, as I used to say, and you always have to keep focused and wait for your time. People have been saying I have signed a new contract – it is not true but maybe soon.”


Alexis Sanchez finally open up on new Arsenal contract talks brings you the latest Arsenal news, match analysis, transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from trusted media outlets around the world.

Alexis Sanchez has revealed that his contract renewal depends on Arsenal and not himself.

The forward has been in talks with Arsenal over a new deal since August but has been unable to reach an agreement with the club.

Reports claim the forward is playing hardball by demanding a salary package well over what Arsenal are prepared to offer but the striker is insistent that the success of the talks is up to those in charge.

He also dismissed notion that he is unhappy at the Emirates by claiming he is happy here and wants to win trophy with this club.

The striker has since been linked with a move to the middle east and reportedly has an offer of about £400,000 from a Chinese club but he has revealed he would prefer to remain at Arsenal and also admitted the club must now show confidence in him.


Liverpool linked with Arsenal star, Watford reportedly want defender

The Guardian say Liverpool are interested in signing Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Liverpool are reported to be monitoring the 23-year-old’s availability amid speculation over his future.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has not been offered a new contract at the Emirates Stadium and has been linked with a number of clubs in recent months.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mailagain suggest that Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus has been lined up by Arsenal should Alexis Sanchez leave the north London club.

It comes as negotiations between the Gunners and Sanchez over a new contract continue.

Reus, who has been touted for a move to the Premier League during successive transfer windows, only recently returned to action after injury.

The Sun declare that Juventus boss Max Allegri wants to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.

It is suggested that the 49-year-old’s agent has been in contact with Arsenal about the prospect of replacing Wenger, whose contract expires at the end of the season, and been encouraged by their response.

And the Daily Mirror say Watford are the latest club to express an interest in taking Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson on loan during the January window.

West Ham, Hull, Swansea and Aston Villa are also said to be keen on Jenkinson, who is not currently in Wenger’s first-team plans.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Arsenal moved in to sign The 24-year-old Real Madrid ace

According to the reports from The Express, Arsenal are considering to re-enter the race for Real Madrid attacking midfielder Isco, who has been linked with a departure from the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 24-year-old Isco has struggled for game time since the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid’s manager back in January.

Like other Los Blancos midfield star James Rodriguez, the creative Spaniard has found himself below the likes of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in the pecking order. His difficulties has led to talk that Manchester United could be ready to bring him to Old Trafford next month.

It is believed that Man United boss Jose Mourinho wants him as a long-term replacement for the Red Devils out-of-favour captain Wayne Rooney, who has struggled for form so far this season.

But reports from The Sunday People suggest that Arsenal are ready to rival Jose Mourinho’s side for Isco’s signature.

The Spaniard’s current contract deal expires in 2018 meaning Real Madrid could look to cash in on him within the next two transfer windows.

The Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger is believed to be readying a loan bid in January before then buying him permanently at the end of the season. Los Blancos value Isco at £25m but the Gunners reportedly see him closer to £17m.


Arsenal Trending Now: Deal Close, €50m For Spanish Full-back, Transfer Boost

Arsene Wenger Lining Up €50m For Move For Highly-Demanded La Liga Star

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is chasing a new left-back to replace Spain international defender Nacho Monreal and reportedly targeting €50m-rated Valencia’s promising ace Jose Gaya.

Arsene Wenger has been a huge fan of 21-year-old defender and hopes to make him as the first January signing.

It is a deal which is being lined up for the upcoming transfer window in order to remain in the race for the Premier League title.

The 21-year-old full-back is regarded as one of the best prospects in Europe, Arsenal are keeping tabs and the left-back slot is the one area where they want to strengthen and ready to offer around €50m to lure Spaniard at Emirates Stadium.

Nacho Monreal, who turns 31 in February, is current first choice. The club have yet to offer reserve Kieran Gibbs who has been recently linked with a switch to Crystal Palace and Gaya seems to be an ideal replacement for his signature.

Deal Close: Arsenal's Veteran Star on the Verge to Sign For Ligue 1 Giants

According to the reports from France, Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy has not had an easy time at Emirates Stadium as he has been out of favour at the right-back position and sources close to the club suggest that Frenchman could leave the team in January.

Ligue 1 giants Marseille have been one of the frontrunners for his signature and they are ready to offer and escape route for 31-year-old full-back.

The series of injuries lead to Hector Bellerin being tried out in the position and since then Spaniard has cemented a place in the starting lineup and it is unlikely for Frenchman to return his place.

Debuchy spent the second half of last season out on loan at Bordeaux, and a similar arrangement could be put in place this season too. According to the Mirror, Debuchy will head to Ligue 1 side Marseille in January, once he has recovered from yet another injury issue.

Current Marseille boss Rudi Garcia managed Debuchy at Lille and has been desperate to be reunited with the Experienced full-back.

Arsene Wenger Ruled Out World-Class No.7's Transfer to China After Oscar Agreed £60 Move

Chelsea have completed the transfer of Brazilian midfielder Oscar, who has agreed to make a big money switch to the Chinese club and it the news have been a huge disappointment for the Premier League manager including Arsene Wenger.

Wenger has reacted to the transfer which surprised much of the football world a few days ago, Oscar has signed for the Chinese side Shanghai SIPG in a £60 million deal and become one of the highest-paid players in the world.

Arsenal star player Alexis Sanchez, was also linked with a big money move to China before oscar agreed to sign for the Chinese club.

But the Frenchman has admitted he did not see the 25-year-old’s move to Asia coming.

“Yeah, it’s a surprise. It’s a distortion. When you’re a football player, you want to combine the quality of the competition with the quality of your wages – and the quantity.” the Arsenal managersaid

“It is a surprise to me, but I must say that when I was in Japan, they had many Brazilian players like Leonardo, Jorginho, Dunga. At the time they were big players and moved over there.

“The competition was well organised and was of top quality. I don’t really know well but at the moment I think Oscar moves because he doesn’t play in the Premier League.

“China gives him that opportunity, and as well they invest a lot of money at the moment to create a big force. Will it be a problem for the Premier League in the future? It could become one.”


Arsenal star Confirms new deal is close

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has moved to reveal that he could soon be signing a new deal at the Emirates despite the fact that he has struggled for playing time of late.

Even though he has only started one Premier League fixture this term, the Frenchman has scored a number of important goals already, and it was his late strike that secured Boxing Day win over West Bromwich.

Giroud has scored a total of 6 goals in just over 500 minutes of football this season, and he admits it has been tough for him over the last few months.

“I came back a bit late from the Euros and it was nice for my body because I could rest but not good for me because the team was doing well and another striker was doing well up front,” he told Sky Sports.

“This season has been difficult because also I was injured for a month and a half so it hasn’t been easy.

“I don’t want to talk too much about me but it was a big day for me, but a turning point for the team because if we didn’t win we would have been in trouble.”

Giroud also moved to deny claims he had signed a new deal with the club, but did hint an agreement might be on the horizon.

“People have been saying I have signed a new contract. It is not true but maybe soon.”

Considering the amount of time spent on the pitch this season, Giroud has done brilliantly in front of the opposition goal and with Alexis Sanchez misfiring at the moment, the Frenchman should probably be given a prolonged run in the side.

The Chilean should obviously keep his place in the starting line-up, playing on either wing, with Alex Iwobi likely to be dropped.


Monday, December 26, 2016

Giroud, Ozil, Lucas, Coquelin And The Importance Of Not Losing.

Morning lovers

Yesterday was exactly what we needed it to be; a victory to get us back on track. What’s important to consider as far as I’m concerned is we got the 3 points after two back-to-back defeats. It may not have been comprehensive, compelling, a spectacle or easy on the nerves, but we won.

These games occur when Arsenal have had a bad patch. You can sense the nerves from the players right the way to the fans. The longer the score stayed 0-0, the worse it got. Around the 70 minute mark (In some cases long before) swords were being sharpened across the internet as it looked very much like West Brom and an in-form, time-wasting Ben Foster would keep us at bay.

But thanks to a fine cross from Mesut Ozil and a header that deserves a great deal of praise from Olivier Giroud, we took the spoils of victory and postponed another epic meltdown amongst some of our more peculiar supporters. Both players had been relatively anonymous during the game – Ozil in particular appears to be having a dip in form –  but showed exactly their worth in that moment. Ozil’s cross was accurate to a millimetre and Giroud’s finish was cushioned perfectly to arc over Foster’s reach and executed whilst under considerable pressure from the defender.

The performance as a whole was far from bad. We created chances, controlled the possession and, aside from a wobble from Cech that presented West Brom a chance from which they should have scored, we didn’t look under any threat from our opponents. Admittedly, we were some distance from the level of performance we’ll need to show consistently if we are to challenge, but it wasn’t quite the shower of sh*t you’ll read others tell you it was.

Arsene summed it up best:

“We had to be patient against a very well organised West Brom side – nobody beats them easily in this league,

They are tenacious and disciplined. We needed to keep composure and our patience. We couldn’t afford to make a defensive mistake as they are dangerous on the counter attack.

We had a very high level of possession and domination but we needed something special from Olivier”

There were plenty of plus points. Lucas Perez looked sharp and eager to get involved when he came on. He’s also got a wonderful turn of pace. His goals record since he came to Arsenal is very good indeed. Players from abroad often need a period to acclimatise to the ferocious pace of the Premiership. Lucas has had a nice period of time to bed himself in and I think we’ll start to see more of him over the next 5 months.

However, I again noticed the phenomenon that is Francis Coquelin; trequartista. Maybe this complaint is something that only bothers me. The last time I put my thoughts down into words, there was a bit of a backlash as some of you felt I was being a touch unfair. I think Coquelin is a solid, dependable midfielder when it comes to the holding, defensive position. But he’s not Rivaldo in the attacking third, and at one point yesterday he was trying to do one-twos on the left corner of the opponents penalty area.

Against better opponents, we will get punished if he continues to do that. I noticed both he and Xhaka played in higher offensive positions. Taking into account the lack of an attacking threat from West Brom, I can understand if they’ve been given a freedom to join the attacks. But surely one should stay whilst the other goes? At times, I could see huge gaps in the midfield a good counter-attacking team would have used to rip us to shreds.

But that’s a slightly negative note and I’d far rather end things on a positive note today. We took 3 points after a very difficult week. Trailing Chelsea by 9 points at this stage doesn’t necessarily mean we have to concede the title and moan interminably for the the rest of the season. Of course, in all likelihood they will win the league as they look the most consistent and formidable at present.

But 3 months ago they looked anything but a title contender. Fortunes in this wonderful game can change quickly and until there’s a protuberant woman caterwauling at us all, nothing is decided and nothing is won.

That’s all for today, folks. Drop me some words in the handy comments section below with your thoughts on the result and the performance. I shall return soon with more so until that time, and as always: thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.


Gunners are new favourites to complete acquisition of 29-year-old genius – Report

Arsenal have emerged as the favourites to complete the signing of one of the Premier League’s leading midfielders.

The Gunners enjoyed a busy summer transfer window which saw the arrival of five new players secured before deadline day.

Arsenal’s failed moves for Riyad Mahrez and more recently Julian Draxler have signaled Arsene Wenger’s interest in the addition of another attacking midfielder.

And according to the Express, the Gunners are officially firm favourites to secure the signing of Dimirtri Payet with bookies fromSky Bet suggesting their odds are 6/1, well ahead of Premier League rivals Manchester United who are also interested in the West Ham talisman.

With the future of Mesut Ozil still unresolved, Payet could be recruited as a cheaper replacement for the Germany international who has faced criticism in recent weeks over his performances.

In a recent interview, the Hammers’ midfielder admitted that the opportunity to represent the Gunners is one he is unlikely to turn down.

“I read that Wenger considers me the missing piece of the Arsenal’s game, but he’s never told me that!” Payet told RMC.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Arsenal linked with ridiculous bid for Liverpool star

With the festive period approaching and 2016 soon coming to a close, it means that unbelievably the Premier League season is almost at the halfway through. The midway point also means that the January transfer window will soon be opening up and for Arsenal, that means an opportunity to strengthen and push for the title.

Arsenal fans are used to a distinctive lack of action from Arsene Wenger in January transfer windows, with Le Prof failing to add to the squad in places we desperately need help in. One area that the Gunners arguably still need to strengthen in is attack, because although Alexis is proving to be impressive in his new role, there are still some that are unconvinced by the Chilean.

Personally I’m not one of those to not have faith in our South American star, I have had my doubts but I think he has really developed into the role now that he’s been given an extended run in that position. But for those that remain unconvinced, they may be pleased to hear the rumours that Arsenal are considering a few striking options this January.

One of those options is supposedly Liverpool striker Robert Firmino, who is being linked with a big money move to the Gunners. As reported by theDaily Mail, Arsene Wenger is reportedly considering making a move for the Brazilian striker, although at a supposed £82 million, I think the Gunners shouldn’t even bother making an offer. Firmino hasn’t impressed massively during his time in England in my opinion. The striker who joined the Premier League from the Bundesliga has failed to truly live up to expectations, with Liverpool surely expecting a little more from their front man.

Firmino has been strong in front of goal so far this season with six premier league goals, but I still don’t think he is an improvement on Alexis Sanchez, especially not at such a high price. According to the report, Arsenal may be blocked from any negotiations anyway, due to Liverpool still not being happy with the confrontation between clubs over the potential Luis Suarez move in 2013. Wenger took the mickey a bit by offering just £1 over the release clause, and Liverpool some how managed to block the move legally.

At such a high price for such an inconsistent player, perhaps it’s best that Liverpool aren’t willing to talk to the Gunners?


Arsene Wenger Weighing Up January Move For Serie A In-Demand Defender Ghoulam

Arsenal have joined the race for Serie A giants Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, according to the CalcioMercato reports.

Earlier this week it was reported that Chelsea were ready to pay £24 million for 25-year-old full-back during the January transfer window, however, now it seems that Arsenal, Man City, and PSG have joined the race for Napoli star.

The 25-year-old left back’s agent, Alessandro Moggi, claims that his client is the best player for one of the worth around £34 million:

“I think Ghoulam is the best left-back in Italy. He is one of the best in Europe. He has proved his worth for over a year. If (Marcos) Alonso costs 27 million euros, then Ghoulam is worth around 40 million.”

Arsenal could be in the market for a left-back as they are believed to be seeking a quality replacement for Nacho Monreal to strengthen their defensive area and compete for Premier League title.

The Algeria international left-back has been regular for Italian giants and has started 11 games for Napoli this term and do to their poor start of the 2016/17 season Ghoulam is believed to be keen on to leave Italy.

Previously 25-year-old left-back has been linked with a move to Arsenal, however, the Gunners have failed to materalise the deal and now they will try to do it during the January transfer window.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wenger confirms new injury worry for Alexis Sanchez after West Ham

Arsene Wenger has revealed that star forward Alexis Sanchez encountered a fitness issue during Saturday’s clash with West Ham.

Arsenal extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 13 games by thrashing Slaven Bilic’s side 5-1 in a relatively comfortable trip to the London stadium.

The man with the biggest contribution from that victory was Alexis Sanchez who managed to find the back of the net three times in the second half after a sublime effort to set up the opening goal for Mesut Ozil.

It was a day to enjoy for the former Barcelona star, but Wenger has revealed that Sanchez, who was recently struggling with a calf strain, was not feeling so well at the break.

“He had a problem in his back at half-time, but he looked sharper in the second half than in the first!” Wenger said after the match.

According to the Arsenal manager, Sanchez is capable of becoming a reliable choice for the role at centre-forward.

“Look, he has all the ingredients to be a top class striker and he shows that now in every game. In a game like that today, again he is quick, he is quick to close down, he can dribble, he has short backlift.” he added

“He has a killer instinct and it shows again that the South Americans, at the moment in world football, are the leading strikers. You have to acknowledge that. If you look through the top strikers in Europe, they are basically all South American now.”


Arsenal eyeing shock swoop for Chelsea star

Fabregas heading for Arsenal return?


Arsenal are reportedly prepared to re-sign former favourite Cesc Fabregas from Stamford Bridge in the New Year. The Spain international has been largely a bit-part player under Antonio Conte.

Fabregas, 29, has endured one of the toughest phases of his career this season with Conte reluctant to play him ahead of Nemanja Matic and N'Golo Kante at the centre of the park. According to The Express, the Gunners are lining up a potential offer for their former skipper as they look to cover the void left by fellow Spaniard Santi Cazorla. The North London giants have produced a mixed bag since Cazorla's Achilles problem in mid-October, and this has urged them to move in for Fabregas, who is known for finding the acute pass from long-range. Fabregas has become more of a villain for the Gunners' faithful since his switch to Chelsea in the summer of 2014.


Arsenal have opened talks with AC Milan over the signing of Carlos Bacca.

According to The Sun, The Gunners are looking to bolster their attacking options and have targeted a £20 million move for the Colombia international in January.

Although Arsene Wenger does have Olivier Giroud and Lucas Perez as back-up options to Alexis Sanchez in the centre-forward position, it’s believed the Frenchman wants to add another striker to the squad ahead of the hectic Christmas schedule in a bid to keep on track for the Premier League title and has set his sights on Bacca.

The 30-year-old striker averaged a goal every two games in Serie A but has reportedly fallen out with coach Vincenzo Montella over a recent trip to former club Sevilla. Apparently, Bacca, who was injured at the time, decided not to attend Milan’s match at Empoli and instead travelled to Sevilla and trained with his former team-mates, which didn’t go down well with Montella.

Milan are currently in the middle of takeover talks, but any moves that the club may want to undertake this January must be financed by selling players first.

Wenger reportedly tried to acquire Bacca in 2015 before the Colombian joined AC Milan, and with injuries to current strikers such as Danny Welbeck and a lack of faith in others – notably Giroud and Perez – the Frenchman cannot solely rely on Sanchez to deliver week in, week out.

Bacca is a clinical finisher and would certainly flourish playing alongside the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal.


HUGE: Top manager confirms Arsenal interest, Last season for Wenger in London?

Arsene Wenger’s two decade long illustrious Arsenal career is probably coming to an end as his contract runs out after this season and the French man is unlikely to sign contract extension according to reports. British Media has linked 49 year old RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl as the successor of Wenger at the Emirates and  Hasenhuttl has himself admitted that there is a lot of truth in the reports.

The RB Leipzig head coach has also said that he is open to a move to the Guuners. Hasenhuttl has received a lot of accolades as after promoting the club to Bundesliga last season, his side is sitting pretty at the top of the League table with nine wins and three draws, three points clear ahead of Bayern Munich. Having spent peanuts and without any top star, RB Leipzig is dominating the German League.

Whether RB Leipzig can do a Leicester or Hasenhuttl do a Ranieri, that remains to be seen but the coach has already received rave reviews for his tactical acumen. RB Leipzig boss  Hasenhuttl has confirmed there’s “a lot of truth” to claims that Arsenal have made contacts with him about succeeding Wenger.

On being asked to comment on Arsenal’s rumoured interest in him and The Sun article on him, Hasenhuttl said: ”It was a well-researched story. There was a lot of truth to it.”


Arsenal Plotting A Sensational Move For French Midfielder – Report

Arsenal are the latest club to have been linked with Dimitri Payet. The French midfielder is one of the most influential players for West Ham United and his brilliant form helped them to finish the last season on a high.

The 29-year-old carried his brilliant form to the Euros and arguably was the best player for Les Bleus. France lost to Portugal in the Euro Cup Final but Payet’s display caught the eye of many clubs.

The playmaker who arrived from Marseille last year signed a new contract with the Hammers worth £125,000-a-week. West Ham are Languishing at the 17th place this season after a loss in the London derby against Arsenal. The Hammers are considering a new contract for the French man who has been the only player to show some intent for the side but considering how bad the team is playing, it’s unlikely he’s going to put pen to paper.

The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger heaped praise on the star player, “Payet is now even in France one of the star players, he has realised a bit late in his career and fulfilled his potential.

“West Ham was one of the triggers for him, not only did he convince last year he is a top class player, he won his place in the national team.”


Real Madrid Transfer Rumour: Arsene Wenger to lure Star away from the Bernabeu


Currently, Isco reportedly earns around 60,000 a week, and Arsenal are willing to double his wages.

Despite Isco becoming a regular starter at Madrid, there are signs that all is not well

Arsenal are set to strengthen their creative options in the winter transfer window as Arsene Wenger once again looks to Real MadridIsco has had a very good first half of the season, so much so that he has well and truly displaced James Rodriguez from Zinedine Zidane’s first-choice eleven. 

Sources say the veteran Frenchman is ready to spend upto £40 million to secure the services of the little Spaniard. Wenger’s need for a midfielder of this type has been accentuated by Santi Cazorla’s ankle injury that is expected to keep the Spaniard out for around three to four months. 

Isco will be the perfect replacement for Cazorla at Arsenal. Granit Xhaka has not yet settled into life at the Emirates and Arsenal really need someone to keep the ball and stabilise the midfield. Both Xhaka and Francis Coquelin are not exactly the cleanest passers of the ball, and Isco could slot in there very easily, giving the Gunners a base for the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to express themselves. 

Another advantage of signing Isco would be his versatility. Both Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been hugely inconsistent and despite Chamberlain getting himself a goal and an assist last night against West Ham, there are valid doubts about his consistency. 

Aaron Ramsey too has been a shadow of the player that he was at Euro 2016 for Wales. His injury has not helped him either. With Jack Wilshere out on loan at Bournemouth and Wenger not wanting to disrput his momentum by recalling him, splashing the cash for Isco seems to be a fair option for Wenger to take.

Despite Isco becoming a regular starter at Madrid, there are signs that all is not well. That was on show during last night’s El Clasico as he did not take too kindly to his substitution. He was taken off in the 66th minute to be replaced by Casemiro and the young Spaniard kicked out at the steps of the dugout. 

Once he did take his seat too, Isco did not look too impressed. 

This was not the first time Isco did not like being taken off the pitch. A similar situation had happened when Real Madrid played Las Palmas in March this year. 

One would have thought that last season’s reaction was because he was not getting enough time on the pitch, but there is no apparent reason for what happened last night. Earlier this year too, in the summer transfer window, Arsenal were offered Isco at a cut-throat price of £25 million. 

But after a first three months of the season in which he has forced his way into the reckoning and formed a brilliant partnership with Luka Modric for Real. In the process, Isco has also got himself two goals and two assists for Real. 

Currently, Isco reportedly earns around £60,000 a week, and Arsenal are willing to double his wages, making him the third-highest earner in the squad, only behind Ozil and Sanchez. 


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Arsenal fans fear the worst following injury blow

The November injury curse seems to have struck Arsenal again as midfielder Santi Cazorla has been ruled out for three months with an Achilles problem.

The Spaniard has not been seen since he picked up a knock in the Gunners’ 6-0 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on October 19.

The initial prognosis was not thought to have been very serious, but doubts grew when manager Arsene Wenger continued to admit uncertainty over Cazorla’s return.

On Thursday, the fans’ biggest fears were confirmed when Arsenal released a statement announcing that the 31-year-old requires surgery to cure the problem.

“Santi Cazorla is travelling to Sweden early next week to undergo surgery to his right ankle.

“The club’s medical team and specialists have decided that surgery is required to the plantaris tendon in the Spain international’s right foot.

“Everyone at the club will be working hard with Santi to make sure he’s back on the pitch as soon as possible.”

Cazorla will miss the crucial festive schedule, which includes Premier League games against Manchester City, West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth.

Arsenal are currently fourth in the table, three points adrift of leaders Chelsea and have not been beaten in the top flight since their opening-day loss to Liverpool on August 14.

As expected, supporters have been left in despair at the news, with many predicting that the club’s title campaign is over with five months left to go.

Some have taken to Twitter to vent their anger, while others believe that it will give other players an opportunity to shine.


Arsenal’s fans favourite superstar could make shock move to China

According to the English media sources, Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez has not ruled out a shock move to China as the contract deal standoff of the Chile international with Arsenal continues.

As per the reports from The Sun, the representatives of the 27-year-old South American star are looking at potential avenues away from the North London club, and a move to the Far East is still on the table.

The current contract deal of the striker is worth £130,000-a-week with Arsenal and it expires in less than two years.

It is believed that the Negotiations over a new deal have reportedly stalled as Alexis Sanchez is asking for £250,000-a-week wages.

The former Barcelona man has been pivotal for Arsene Wenger’s side this term, scoring eight goals in 17 matches for the Gunners.

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he’s keen to keep Jack Wilshere at Emirates Stadium and the midfielder will be offered a new deal to stay at North London club.

The England international is currently on a season-long loan at Bournemouth and the midfielder has admitted he’s unsure if he returns to the Gunners for good at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old star has made nine appearances for the Cherries this campaign and he’s completed 90 minutes in each of his last two appearances.