Archive for July, 2011

Jul 29

Fabregas

Fabregas out of Emirates Cup

Cesc Fabregas won’t be involved in this weekend’s Emirates Cup tournament after Arsene Wenger revealed that the Arsenal captain ‘isn’t settled’ with his ‘injury’ and ‘situation’ at the club. The Spaniard has not featured in any of Arsenal’s pre-season games so far, instead working on his match fitness with personal trainer Juan Ferrando following a […]

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Jul 28

Eboue

Galatasaray yet to agree personal terms with Eboue

Emmanuel Eboue’s ongoing move to Turkish giants Galatasaray has hit a stumbling block after the Ivorian rejected the contract terms offered to him. The 28-year-old right-back, who was left out of the club’s pre-season tour of Asia, is one of several players who has had offers welcomed for them due to average performances last season. […]

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Jul 25

Jagielka

Arsenal Transfer Analysis: Phil Jagielka

28, Defender, Everton As with all the articles I do on a player linked with Arsenal, this piece will attempt to cover a few interesting pieces of the player’s identity and biography. Over the past few weeks a number of journalists have stepped out to say that they believed Jagielka to be the primary target […]

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Jul 18

Bartley

“I don’t want to be fifth or sixth choice at Arsenal”, says Bartley

Young Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley will hold talks with Gunners manager Arsene Wenger this week in the hope of resolving his short-term future at the club. The 20-year-old spent an impressive loan spell at Rangers last season, although his campaign ended earlier than expected due to a knee ligament injury. With Thomas Vermaelen, Johan Djourou, […]

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Jul 15

Denilson

Denilson expected to secure São Paulo loan move

Arsenal midfielder Denilson will fly to Brazil on Monday for a medical after the Gunners accepted a season-long loan offer from São Paulo. The wantaway 23-year-old, who has already expressed his desire to quit the club, struggled to find a new team this summer despite tentative interest from England and Spain, making it look likely […]

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Jul 14

Arsenal ‘7th most valuable’ sports club in the world

Arsenal have been ranked the ‘seventh most valuable’ sports club in the world, according to Forbes magazine. The respected US publication released its latest rich list of sports teams, with Arsenal having a reported valuation of $1.19 billion (£740m). “The clubs located in cities where real estate/commercial property is expensive naturally have an advantage as […]

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Jul 13

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Szczesny to be ‘offered’ No 1 shirt after Almunia’s departure

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will be offered the No 1 jersey once Manuel Almunia’s exit from the club is officially confirmed. Szczesny, currently on the Gunners’ pre-season tour in Malaysia, has been wearing a temporary No 13 shirt while waiting for confirmation that he’ll inherit Almunia’s squad number after the Spaniard leaves. The 20-year-old was […]

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Jul 10

NasriCoach

PICTURE: Happy-looking Nasri on Arsenal coach

Samir Nasri was all smiles on the Arsenal coach today as he prepared to board the plane to Malaysia ahead of the Gunners’ much-anticipated Asia pre-season tour. The Frenchman, who has twelve months left on his existing contract, is yet to sign a new deal although talks are still rumoured to be ongoing between the […]

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Jul 08

JuanMata

Arsenal Transfer Analysis: Juan Mata

Juan Mata, 23, Valencia, Attacking Midfielder News that Arsenal are talking to Valencia regarding the transfer of Spanish midfielder Juan Manuel Mata has given supporters fresh hope that a marquee summer signing is not beyond the financial constraints of our club. There are several factors in favour of the deal. For a start; the financial […]

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Jul 07

Nasri

No ‘formal’ offers for Nasri

Arsenal have yet to receive a formal offer for midfielder Samir Nasri following Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea’s respective enquiries. Nasri, 24, returned to pre-season training today and was expected to resume contract talks with the club after they previously broke down despite the offer of a new five-year deal worth £90,000 a week. […]

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Jul 06

Arsenal close to completing Gervinho signing

Arsenal are finally set to complete the signing of Lille forward Gervinho, after weeks of ongoing negotiations between the two clubs are almost concluded. As Gooner Talk revealed at the beginning of the month, Arsenal held ‘positive’ talks with Lille director Frederic Paquet but managed to hit a stumbling block over the excessive 13 million euro […]

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Jul 04

ClichyCity

Clichy passes medical ahead of £7million City move

Gael Clichy has swapped north London for the north of England as he puts pen-to-paper on a four-year deal with Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Manchester City. The Frenchman was pictured in Manchester on Sunday evening with agent Darren Dein and passed his medical earlier this afternoon at Bridgewater Hospital. 24-year-old Clichy, who had only a […]

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