According to Spain‘s El Confidencial, Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas wants the European Champions to tear up his contract so he can join Arsenal on a free transfer.
The Real Madrid legend lost his No 1 spot to Diego Lopez two seasons ago and now only starts for Real in the Champions League. With the signing of Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas, Casillas is looking at another season on the bench, something he is not prepared to do. Read more... (300 words, 1 image, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
Theo Walcott’s knee injury will prevent him from seeing in the start of the Premier League season with Arsenal, but Arsène Wenger says he will return to full training by the end of August.
Walcott ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in January, during the Gunners’ FA Cup victory over Tottenham. The injury prevented him from playing for the remainder of the season, as well as kept him from taking a trip to Brazil with the England national team.
When asked how long it will take for Walcott to get back in the team, Wenger said, Read more... (166 words, 1 image, estimated 40 secs reading time)
Arsène Wenger spoke to the media after Arsenal‘s 2-0 pre-season friendly victory against Boreham Wood. This is what he had to say:
on a good workout…
For us it was important to give everybody a run-out to see how close the young players are, to see how fit the players who are used to playing in the Premier League are. Overall what we want is [to avoid] injuries and to get everybody at a good fitness level.
on getting players fit during major tournament years… Read more... (641 words, 1 image, estimated 2:34 mins reading time)
Arsenal fans are still buzzing over the signing of Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez, but it does not look like Arsene Wenger has finished shopping in Spain as the Gunners are strongly linked with Real Madrid and Germany star Sami Khedira.
Khedira has 12 months remaining on his current deal at Madrid and the European Champions are said to be wiling to sell Khedira for around £25 million. Real are willing to let Khedira go as they have already agreed a deal with Bayern Munich for Khedira’s German teammate Toni Kroos. Read more... (272 words, 1 image, estimated 1:05 mins reading time)
Mikel Arteta says that he has no plans to leave Arsenal this summer. The midfielder is heading into the final year of his contract with the Gunners, and has been linked with moves to Fiorentina and Athletic Bilbao this summer.
“I can’t stop the rumours, but what I am certain is that I’m really happy here, I feel valued, I have been given a lot of responsibility and I like it,” FourFourTwo quotes the Spaniard as saying.
“Until they think something different about me, I’m happy. I had a conversation with the manager. He knows my opinion and we’re fine.” Read more... (151 words, 1 image, estimated 36 secs reading time)
There’s has been a lot of uncertainty around the future of Joel Campbell after his impressive World Cup, but if the Arsenal website is any indication, the Costa Rica striker could be part of the Arsenal squad next season.
As the image shows, the Gunners have added Campbell to their first team list, right there alongside the likes of Giroud and Alexis Sanchez.
That does not guarantee that Campbell will be on Arsenal’s squad when the Premier League season begins next month, but at least it looks like he will be given a chance during the preseason to impress Arsene Wenger. Read more... (160 words, 1 image, estimated 38 secs reading time)
Santi Cazorla is confident Alexis Sanchez can fire Arsenal to the Premier League title.
The Chile forward completed his £30million move from Barcelona on Thursday, signing a four-year deal with the Gunners.
And Cazorla, who helped Arsenal win the FA Cup last season, believes his new team-mate will prove the difference this season.
‘It is a very important signing,’ said Cazorla, at the launch of Arsenal’s new PUMA kit. ‘He’s a world-class player – I’ve said it before. Having him at Arsenal night make a big difference just because of the player he is. Read more... (185 words, 1 image, estimated 44 secs reading time)
Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal will be ‘far more difficult to handle’ this season following the signing of the ‘tremendous’ Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona.
The Gunners ended a nine-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup in May, and after Sanchez’s £30million switch was announced on Thursday afternoon, the Spanish midfielder said it would provide a huge boost for the club.
‘I’m very positive about next season. What the club has done today, signing Alexis Sanchez, is great,’ said Arteta, speaking at the launch of Arsenal’s new kit at Puma’s flagship store in Carnaby Street. Read more... (246 words, 1 image, estimated 59 secs reading time)
Alexis Sanchez, the man Arsenal fans believe can fire the Gunners to the title this season, has completed his £30 million move from Barcelona.
The Chile superstar, has signed a four-year contract, with a one-year option, eorth up to £140,000-per-week. The package will put him on a par with current top earner Mesut Ozil.
“I’m so happy to be joining a club which has a great manager, a fantastic squad of players and huge support around the world.
“‘I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and to be playing for Arsenal in the Premier League and Champions League. Read more... (228 words, 1 image, estimated 55 secs reading time)
When title rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all made moves before the World Cup to strengthen their squads for next season, and Arsenal did not, Gunners fans were left worrying if this was deja vu. Would Arsene Wenger dither again and let the teams top transfer targets get away?
The answer appears to be no as it looks like Arsenal have landed their top target, Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez for a bargain price of £30 million. Read more... (256 words, 1 image, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)