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It has been a summer more frustrating than usual for Arsenal fans, buoyed in the optimism that Arsene Wenger would be backed in the transfer market to the tune of £80 million but frustrated by the manager’s stubborn refusal to use it.
Luiz Gustavo and Yohan Cabaye offered false hope, there were close flirtations with Gonzalo Higuain before the striker chose Napoli and Yaya Sanogo, a 20 year old signed on a free from Auxerre, remained a contradiction of Wenger’s promise to spend back in May.
On the day Arsenal were drawn against Borussia Dortmund, Marseille and Napoli in a tough-looking Champions League draw, Wenger made Mathieu Flamini, just released from AC Milan his second signing of the summer, again on a free.
But a return for the ex-midfielder after his time in Italy was hampered by injury was hardly business to set the pulses racing of the fans that called intently for Wenger to release the self-imposed financial constraints as they waited patiently to return to the days, eigh...
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With Ozil in the bag, Wenger turns his attention to renewing contracts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It’s widely been acclaimed as the best transfer signing of the summer. The capture of Mesut Ozil for the Gunners was doubtless a major coup for Arsene Wenger, and as details leak out over time, it seems that this was no last minute trolley dash deal, but that much planning...
Arsenal are reportedly remaining relaxed over fresh contract talks with long-serving boss Arsene Wenger.
The French coach, who turns 64 next month, will come to the end of his current deal in the summer of 2014 but has indicated he would be open to extending his stay.
He continues to hold the full support of owner Stan Kroenke and the board, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis stressing...
The Germany international who moved to the north Londoners on Monday realised he was disillusioned with life at the Santiago Bernabeu following a conversation with Arsene Wenger
Mesut Ozil claims he would have joined Arsenal for free and admits he lost the "transparency trust and respect" at Real Madrid.
The Germany international sealed his deadline day switch to Arsene...
[Video]: Mesut Ozil’s First Interview As an Arsenal Player - originally posted on Soccerlens.comMesut Ozil has given his first Arsenal interview to the club’s official website, where he hailed Arsene Wenger as a world-class manager.
The 24-year-old joined the club on a five-year-deal, after Arsenal smashed their transfer record to sign the German international on the transfer...
Arsene Wenger will be given the green light to make another "mega signing" in January.
Arsenal boss Wenger splashed out £42million on Mesut Ozil on the summer window's deadline day earlier this week and club chiefs are now ready to bankroll the mid-season capture of a top striker.
Mirror Sport understands the Gunners will back their manager to go after whoever he...
Mesut Ozil is confident he can fit right into the heartbeat of the Arsenal side and help end their quest for a first trophy in almost a decade.
The 24-year-old Germany international completed a club-record transfer from Real Madrid late on deadline day for a fee believed to be £43million as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger finally delivered a marquee signing.
The departure of the third...
In David Winner’s excellent book entitled Brilliant Orange, he included a quote from Dutch sculptor Jeroen Henneman:
“When Bergkamp was playing with Nicolas Anelka, Anelka would be covered, like this, by two men. So Bergkamp would give a very beautiful curved pass forward and a little to the side. Anelka would start to run as the pass was hit and the defenders would go with him...
Mesut Oezil says he chose to move to Arsenal because of manager Arsene Wenger's track record of improving players and his team's brand of attacking football.
The Germany playmaker left Real Madrid in the final hours of deadline day to join Arsenal for a club-record 50 million euros ($66 million), making him the third most expensive signing in English football history.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says there is a belief within the Arsenal squad that they can challenge for the Premier League title.
The Gunners last landed the top flight crown in 2003/04, with a decade having passed since the 'Invincibles' swept aside all before them.
It has been a period of transition for the club since then, with a move to Emirates Stadium coinciding with...