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Is It Time For Olivier Giroud To Say Goodbye?

The answer to this question is actually “No”. Why? Because as inconsistent as Giroud may have been this season, he is one amazing weapon to have around. He went through some tough times at the Emirates but he bounced back and always seemed to give it his best. The solution is not to sell but to …

Should Arsenal Sign Mario Gotze?

There have been numerous reports like this one from the Express in recent weeks that Germany national team midfielder Mario Gotze could be leaving Bayern Munich this summer and coming to Liverpool or Arsenal. The world cup winner has been very vocal with his dissatisfaction with the way his career with Bayern Munich has panned out. …

Appreciating Santi Cazorla

Before Santi Cazorla’s injury, Arsenal were solid and either beating teams easily or at least grinding out victories from draws. This was due mainly to the wonderful combination between Santi Cazorla and the other creative players. The play of Cazorla backed up by the stay at home nature of Coquelin helped Mesut Ozil wreak havoc on the opposition …

Granit Xhaka Linked Once More To Arsenal

Arsenal are very close to signing 23-year-old Granit Xhaka. According to Squawka, the Swiss international is Wenger’s number 1 target for the summer as Arteta, Rosicky and Flamini will be leaving. There’s that and there’s also the fact that Wilshere and Cazorla leave a huge gap in the midfield when they are out with injury (which …

Should Wenger Pursue Europe’s Top Strikers?

Leaving aside injuries and issues of a psychological nature, Arsenal have a major issue they need to address. Since the departure of Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie, the Gunners haven’t had a player become the top scorer in the Premier League. It’s so complicated to actually win something without having the best at something. …

Cazorla has been a huge miss but should we sell the likes of Walcott & bring in Griezman, Reus and Higuain?

Arsenal yet again showed how soft they can be against Crystal Palace. Leading 1-0 and having as much as 75% of the ball possession and ending up drawing is a story Arsenal fans are very familiar with. Unfortunately the little hope Arsenal had of winning the title is over and it is time to take …

Check Out The Follow Up To Our Post – Should Arsenal finally splash out 50-60million pound on a striker?

Our writer Jacko Jones aka Tony Attwood of Untold Arsenal is the original author of the post on GoonerNews.com – The Blog – Should Arsenal finally splash out £50-60million on a striker who could deliver 20-25 goals a season?. Tony has written an excellent follow up post on his Untold Arsenal blog. You can see …

Should Arsenal finally splash out £50-60million on a striker who could deliver 20-25 goals a season?

Ah, the eternal question. Should we buy a striker?   Yes, yes, yes shout the crowds – indeed Wenger’s failure, as it is perceived by those not actually involved in playing or managing, can be seen entirely in this failure – that Arsenal has not signed a top striker. So let’s compare recent seasons with earlier …

Could Arsenal Be After £30m Rated Champions League Finalist?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly made the signing of a striker a top priority this summer. And top of his wish list is former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata who was team mates with Mesut Ozil when both were at Real Madrid. Arsenal have been linked to the signing of Morata for some time, …

Many Stars Rumoured To Move This Summer – Could The Ox Be One?

Henderson to Spurs? Stones to Chelsea? The Ox to West Ham? This summer, we could see a generation of England’s best change clubs. A transfer window like no other witnessed in the Premier League. For years, the elite have held onto their English talent like they were crystal skulls. Pressure from the FA and the …

Should Arsenal Return To Old Striking Target?

Deemed as Spain’s new top striker, Alvaro Morata has yet to meet the expectation many have for him. His performances although not bad, have always left you wanting for more. He started off strong for Spain’s U21 team where he scored 13 goals in 13 games. Unfortunately, the transition to the big leagues kind of …

Would This Transfer Solve Arsenal’s Problems?

After Arsenal ended the London derby in a draw fans reacted on Twitter in an unexpected way. A wave of posts demanded that Wenger sign Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez who is apparently the key to bringing more trophies to Emirates. According to Metro, Gooners went as far as to say that even if this season turns …

Would Arsenal Get Better With This Real Madrid Star?

Arsenal might have the chance to make another bid for 23-year-old midfielder Isco who is rumored to have made it on Real Madrid’s blacklist. Why “another bid”? Because according to the Daily Express, The Gunners have already tried bringing in Isco back in January. If rumors are true, Wenger wanted to spend £35million on the …

Replacing Thierry Henry: Why Is It Taking So Long?

When Thierry Henry arrived at Arsenal, he was just another one of a significant number of new players of whom, I think it is fair to say, most of us had never heard. Unlike Bergkamp and Platt a couple of seasons before, Henry was not a household name when he arrived. Monaco, where Henry had …

Key Players To Sign Contract Extensions

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil were the biggest investments in the club’s history. Apparently they paid off as Arsenal ended their trophy drought and have also become once again the team everyone wants to see playing. They are without a doubt, leaving out this season’s revelation Leicester, the team with the most breathtaking football, even …

Arsenal Shows Interest In OGC Nice’s Rising Midfield Star

Even if up until now Flamini is the only one who is sure to leave, two other veterans are almost certain they will part ways with Arsenal. Arteta’s contract renewal is not being brought up and Rosicky’s latest injury update points to the fact that he will not get to play again for the Gunners. …

Arsenal To Only Add Elneny To 2015-2016 Lot?

Arsenal is sticking to the one man transfer rule apparently as Wenger’s only move of the winter is that of the acquisition of Elneny. Even though Arsenal were linked to several important players, none of those will get to perform for the Gunners this season. According to the Guardian, there are some moves that can …

Could This German Star Be Worth Almost £40m?

It`s no secret that Arsenal will need to bring in someone to replace Flamini and possibly Arteta. Coquelin is good but, left alone on his position, he will either be exhausted by mid-season or may pick up one of those injuries that only let you play every two months or so. There’s also a matter …