The new news in Arsenal transfers includes the latest on future of Danny Welbeck. With Welbeck having returned to the Arsenal after his extended summer break, his future with the club still looked to be decided. It was widely rumoured that the new head coach of the Gunners, Unai Emery, had made it clear to this England international that from his end, he was free to leave if he wishes to secure regular first-team football, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette over of him in the pecking order at the Emirates.
The talks in this regard continued all through the pre-season at London Colney between Arsenal, Welbeck and his advisors – and it seems that there was interest from many clubs of the Premier League about a potential switch, though most of the clubs that contacted Arsenal for the transfer were interested in a loan move only for the striker – something that the north Londoners were not keen to allow, taking into consideration that he is now in his final year of contract.
The move never quite happened though, and whilst Arsenal may have an embarrassment of riches upfront, it is difficult to see Welbeck get many starts – even though this website says that he is one of the main reasons fans buy tickets to watch Arsenal in action at the Emirates, with his speed and skill inspiring supporters of all ages.
It has now been decided that Danny Welbeck will remain at Emirates and will fight for his position in the team with Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah and Aubameyang unless a considerable cash offer comes from a European club by the end of this month. On Thursday, Welbeck was trained with the remaining team members at the London Colney as he is trying to build-up his fitness levels after the summer break.
At the same time, Welbeck must be thankful that the rumoured £90 million bid for Ousmane Dembele was not at all true – reports came out in Spain that the Gunners had launched what would have been the record of the club for the France international, but they turned out to be false.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Danny Welbeck is one of four stars ruled out of contention until after the upcoming international break. Back-up goalkeeper David Ospina and defenders Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi make up the remainder of the quartet.
For Welbeck, it is the latest in the procession of injuries that have plagued his career so far at the North London club. He had to come off during the recent 2-1 defeat at Watford with a recurrence of the groin strain which had kept him out previously. Ironically, it was the England striker’s first game back from that injury. It’s a real blow for Wenger who is a big fan of what Welbeck brings to the side. His all-round game perfectly complements the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette and he will be a big miss. Read More
Arsenal are set to make changes to their line-up this January and in the summer after years of stagnation. They have not won the league for eons but now they are now battling to even make the Top Six – a new low for the Gunners.
They have not won the Champions League either and for years they barely got past the Round of 16 but now it’s the Europa League, which they are not even sure of winning. There are reports that Arsene Wenger wants to bring some changes in the team as he is under pressure again. Making profits for the club and adding FA Cups cannot work anymore as the fans want something different. These days people do not expect so much from the Gunners. Read More
Arsenal has opened up on the injuries to players of the club: Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and Laurent Koscielny. The three key players were missing as the Gunners defeated Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 courtesy of goals from Nacho Montreal and Alex Iwobi.
Coach Arsene Wenger provided the injury update to the stars, adding that the trio would remain at the club throughout the international break as they continue with their recoveries. Welbeck has a groin concern; Ozil has a knee issue while that of the defender is the Achilles.
Arsene Wenger has opened up on Ramsey’s injury as the player remains on the sidelines.
The Arsenal boss said the Welsh midfielder will remain sidelined for sometime as he is working on his match fitness.
“Ramsey will not be available. I’m disappointed because he has worked very hard and he had a few little setbacks that forced us to be cautious with him, said Wenger.
The Gunners seem to have handled the absence of the Euro 2016 well enough, but fans are anxious for his return to action at least to provide depth.
“Next week will also come too early. We have decided that we will give him a complete pre season now, even if he misses more games,” Wenger added.
On Barcelona and Manchester City trying to lure Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin away from the Emirates, Wenger said:
“Of course his future is at Arsenal. That’s why I’m surprised by the speculation. He has nearly three years to go [on Bellerin’s current contract] and we always try get the players to the level where we think they deserve to be.”
Senior squad member at Arsenal, Santi Cazorla also waded into the issue, providing useful advice for Bellerin and other young players. Read More
Arsenal youngster, Alex Iwobi, says the reason for his recent impressive performance for The Gunners is due to the help offered by his team mates especially Danny Welbeck.
The starlet has broken into the first team for Arsenal and has scored goals when given the chance after impressing in the youth team. Since making the first team, he has impressed keeping the likes of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott out of the team.
“He’s been helping me a lot because he is a young English player that came through at Manchester United, so he knows what it’s like.
“He came through at a young age so he is always helping me or having banter with me and making me feel comfortable. I think it is key [to feel comfortable] and they have all welcomed me,” the player told Arsenal.com. Read More
Arsenal’s season started off rather promising as they managed to seal up the top spots of the Premier League and stay up to par with the table-toppers Leicester City for the majority of the season but after a recent string of underwhelming results and dropped points, Arsenal started to lose their pace for the league title and the only way that the team of Arsene Wenger can become the champions of England will be if Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur both begin to lose matches at a consistent basis.
There is a realistic possibility of Arsenal becoming the new champions of England but it will ultimately depend on the results that the top 2 clubs manage to get and from the looks of it, they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
“We had some chances, it was difficult to come here 2-0 down but we had a plan to get through, it was a difficult occasion for us and unfortunately we couldn’t get through.We had a couple of opportunities where we should have done better and with the quality they have then they are clinical when they have chances.Coming to the Nou Camp you really want to leave your mark, we could have done better in certain situations and it is disappointing.” Read More
Queens Park Rangers couldn’t keep themselves alive in the Premier League during the 2014-15 season and were relegated after only being able to win 8 matches of the total 38 which were played and will be competing once again in the Championship League. However, Chris Ramsey wants to make it back to the top tier English League but in order for that to happen, his team is going to need some improvements and a few changes within the squad have already occurred.
Chris Ramsey has secured the services of Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from Bristol City on a free transfer. Emmanuel-Thomas is a 24 year old English forward who made over 80 appearances for his previous club Bristol City but his goal-scoring statistics haven’t been as impressive as he made less than 30 goals in his 2 seasons for the English League One club.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas signed a 3 year long deal with Queens Park Rangers which took effect on July 1rst. Read More