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Peter: Stop playing games Wenger and just get M’Vila now! 19

Posted on August 12, 2012 by admin

Yann M’Vila has been a long-term target for Arsenal, with Wenger first showing an interest when we bid last year. Since then, M’Vila has had a few problems and now Rennes’ asking price has dropped from £20 million down to a bargain €12 million.

Yesterday it was revealed that the Arsenal target is now very close to a move to England. The National claim that Spurs have lodged a bid of €12 million for the France international, but whether that’s true or not, I’m not sure. Spurs have Parker, Sandro, Huddlestone and even Jenas, so until one of them moves on it would be a bit strange for Spurs’ to move for M’Vila.

Peter – Will Van Der Wiel persuade Van Persie to stay at Arsenal? 4

Posted on August 06, 2012 by admin

Robin Van Persie seems to have been reintegrated into the Arsenal team as he will be travelling to Germany today with the rest of his team-mates. It would be hoped that the arrivals or Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski would be enough to persuade the Gunners captain to sign his contract extension, but there are still questions about the defence.

The latest Arsenal rumours are saying that Van Persie’s Holland team-mate Gregory Van Der Wiel is Arsene Wenger’s next target after Nuri Sahin. The 24 year-old right-back is exactly what Arsenal need to provide competition for Bacary Sagna who was extremely unlucky with injuries last season, and his ability to return for the whole of next season must be in doubt.

Peter: If Tottenham and Newcastle win today, Wenger’s dream is in tatters 21

Posted on May 06, 2012 by admin

All Arsenal fans are reeling after yesterdays extremely disappointing (to say the least!) draw with Norwich, which has left Wenger Champions League record on the line, and if Newcastle and Tottenham both win their games in hand today Arsenal will drop down to fifth place in the Premiership with just one away game remaining.

Wenger had a dream to teach youngsters from the Arsenal Academy to play a certain way, and stay together long enough to sweep every trophy before them, but after seven years of failure that dream is now in tatters. Wenger lost Fabregas and Nasri last summer as they approached their peak (and that was WITH Champions League Qualification) but what will happen this summer if they dropout of the Top Four?

Peter – Could M’Vila be Arsenal’s Balotelli? 5

Posted on May 03, 2012 by admin

Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, who is being closely watched by Arsenal and Inter Milan, voluntarily sat out his sides victory over Ajaccio after allegedly punching a 17-year old outside his home on Friday. Scouts from both clubs were there to watch the 21-year old, who is one of the players being looked at to add some backbone to Arsenal.

It is a worry for Arsene and it is not the first time M’Vila has been in trouble. He was in the French courts a couple of months ago after he and a friend took two prostitutes back to a hotel and were, subsequently, robbed by the women. And, according to Metro, he attacked somebody in a road rage incident in 2010. Perhaps he should have stayed in the hotel and worked out his MLB predictions and stayed out of mischief!

Peter: Why Man City’s win is good for Arsenal 12

Posted on May 01, 2012 by admin

Now that Manchester City have shocked Alex Ferguson by retaking the lead in the Premiership, it looks like the race for the title is going to go down to the last day of the season, and this can only be good news for Arsenal.

I must admit I was very worried that if Man City had nothing left to play for by next weekend then Newcastle would be in for an easy ride and easily take the three points. City are now hot favourites to win the title (if you want to bet on that don’t forget to use the Stan James promo code to get a signing on bonus)

Peter – Will Walcott really make England favourites for Euro 2012? 3

Posted on April 22, 2012 by admin

Arsenal had a very boring 0-0 draw with Chelsea yesterday, and considering that both teams were in desperate need of the points it all came as a bit of a surprise, but one highlight of the game (if you can call it that!) was Theo Walcott going down injured with a slight hamstring problem after a short stretch too far.

For some reason Wenger didn’t replace the England winger, and sure enough, five minutes later Walcott went down again and was replaced immediately. It was enough for the Londoner to be written off for the rest of the season, but Wenger gave one of his rare Euro 2012 betting tips by saying that a rested Walcott will make England one of the favourites to win the tournament.

Peter – Van Persie’s contract talks are forcing Arsenal to be ambitious 13

Posted on March 12, 2012 by admin

Arsene Wenger has done wonders by pulling Arsenal up from the depths of their worst start ever and putting themselves back into contention for a top three place in the Premiership, but I firmly believe that Robin Van Persie’s contract situation is forcing the Arsenal manager (and board) to be even more ambitious next season.

The Dutchman has told Arsenal that he won’t discuss an extension until they prove that they can match his ambitions to start winning trophies, and this is why Wenger is working hard to get guaranteed signings on board before the end of the season.

Peter: Wenger/Kroenke v Usmanov/Mourinho – Who would you support? 33

Posted on February 17, 2012 by admin

Okay we have now had more than enough time to know that Stan Kroenke has no intention at all of changing Arsene Wenger’s management style, and in fact has had no obvious input into the running of Arsenal.

When ever Kroenke or Gazidis speaks about the club they make it clear that they support the “self-sustaining model” which only sees cash flowing INTO the Arsenal coffers rather than outgoing investment. In fact Kroenke’s first season in charge could see Arsenal failing to make the Top Four for the first time in sixteen years.

Peter: If Arsenal can beat Man City we are back in the title race? 12

Posted on December 16, 2011 by admin

When the final whistle a Stamford Bridge blew for the match between Chelsea and Man City, I heaved a major sigh of relief. FINALLY, City is defeated in the Premier League. This loss is the first in 15 for Roberto Mancini’s side and it blows the title race wide open. A tally as huge as 7 teams could potentially bring the elusive Barclays Premier League trophy home and be crowned champions of England come May 2012.

Of course, Arsenal are one of the 7 teams which could potentially bring the trophy home. Sitting in 5th place with a point tally of 29, 9 off the pace of Man City, many critics would straightaway write off Arsenal’s credentials.

It’s understandable that Chamakh should want to leave Arsenal….. 2

Posted on December 12, 2011 by admin

After arriving at Arsenal on a Bosman free transfer from Bordeaux in the summer of 2010, a lot of expectations were put on Chamakh as he was a long time target of Arsene Wenger. Known for his aerial ability and crafty play, Chamakh was an instant hit at the Emirates where he replaced the injured Robin VanPersie for almost the whole season in the 2010-2011 season. He struck 11 goals in his first campaign and instilled fear into many sides due to his heading ability. That is pretty decent for a striker’s first year in the physical Barclays Premier League, considering how many others have struggled.

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