Highbury N5

RSS
Aug
19

Arsenal reportedly shifted their interest towards PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez

After having failed in their attempts to convince Jamie Vardy to join the club, Arsenal reportedly shifted their interest towards PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez.

The Algerian international has been a surprise in the Premier League, but he has become one of the most wanted players in the last few months. Arsenal were thought to be heading the list of potential suitors. However, Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has confirmed that the player has agreed to stay at Leicester after negotiations. This comes as a major blow for Arsenal, who have been repeatedly unable to sign big names in the summer.

Mahrez would have been a significant addition to the Arsenal team especially with rumours about Theo Walcott’s future. The England international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates stadium after failing to secure a first-team spot in the last decade. Even though the failure to sign Mahrez might come as a blow, there have been those who potentially doubted his impact at the Emirates. Incredibly, one of those doubters included former Arsenal defender Lauren who claimed that Arsenal do not need another winger likeMahrez. He feels that Arsenal already have a number of players capable of playing in this position like Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Jack Wilshere.
(more…)

 August 19th, 2016  
 index  
 Highbury N5  
   
 Comments Off on Arsenal reportedly shifted their interest towards PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez
Jul
26

WHY VARDY REJECTED ARSENAL MOVE

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy refused the move to join Premier League giant Arsenal despite the club meeting his transfer clause and offering way more weekly wage if he agreed to the move.


According to those close to the England international, the player was not very convinced if the style of football at the Emirates will suit his game.

The player, who joined Leicester from Fleetwood town for £1m four years back, signed a deal that will keep him for another four years at the club. His recent deal, which many wanted him to have delayed till the end of the season, was agreed that he would receive weekly wages of £70,000 but the new deal means the player will be earning close to £100,000 weekly.

Sky Sources also claim add that the reason was because Arsenal preferred the possession-hungry style of football unlike the counter-attacking style of Claudio Ranieri’s side that he was used to and he loved. Those close to him say he deeply believes the team has something to offer in the UEFA Champions League in the coming season. They would also defend their Premier League title aside other local tournaments. He also allegedly feels leaving the club, even as other stars are not yet sure of their future at the club, will cause a dip in performance. (more…)

 July 26th, 2016  
 index  
 Highbury N5  
 , , ,   
 Comments Off on WHY VARDY REJECTED ARSENAL MOVE
Jul
01

Jamie Vardy may move to Arsenal soon

Arsenal have recently been linked with a move for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, but there is a possibility that the club could make a double swoop from the Premier League champions after manager Arsene Wenger admitted that midfielder N’Golo Kante is a great player.

Wenger does not make statements about players that he does not want to sign. After an impressive season in the Premier league in which he contributed a lot towards the league title,Kante is one of several players linked with a move away from Leicester.

Even though the club will be playing in the Champions League as champions of England, playing for a big club like Arsenal is a chance that does notcome often. Wenger says thatKante gives the impression of a player who will be even better when he plays for a top team. Even though the Frenchman admitted thatKante may not be the orthodox midfielder on the market today, he invariably finds himself in the right place at the right time according to the French manager. Arsenal, though, will have to come up with a big offer in order to sign him, as Paris St Germain are thought to be interested in the Frenchman. (more…)

 July 1st, 2016  
 index  
 Highbury N5  
 , , , , ,   
 Comments Off on Jamie Vardy may move to Arsenal soon
May
06

Per Mertesacker was once again on the bench

Per Mertesacker was once again on the bench for the draw with Crystal Palace during the weekend.


The German lost his place in the first-team a month ago after his poor performance in the loss against Watford in the FA Cup. Mertesacker was a regular partner with Laurent Koscielny throughout his time at Arsenal. He admitted that being on the bench on a regular basis is not a nice feeling, but he is prepared to fight for his position. His chances of coming back to the starting line-up was improved after the gunners failed to keep a clean sheet for a second consecutive game.

After the 3-3 crushing draw with West Ham, many expected Arsenal to have learnt their lessons. However, the club once again allowed the opposition to come back despite being in a dominant position. The latest slip came in the home match against Crystal Palace. The 1-1 draw has bigger consequences since it has confirmed the end of their title challenge while also putting their top four position in peril. Manchester United have been given a new bout of confidence after seeing Arsenal drop points. City have overtaken Arsenal into the third spot. If the gunners once again finish in the fourth place, it would be seen as a step back after spending money on players like Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. (more…)

 May 6th, 2016  
 index  
 Highbury N5  
 , , ,   
 Comments Off on Per Mertesacker was once again on the bench
Jan
14

Alexis Sanchez is attracting the interest of Real Madrid

The Chilean midfielder of Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez is believed to have caught the attention of Spain’s Real Madrid who are attempting to lure him into the Santiago Bernabeu when the winter transfer window opens in January.

Alexis Sanchez is considered to be one of the best players in the squad of Arsene Wenger and the French manager would not be interested in allowing one of his standout performers in exiting the Emirates Stadium but at the right price, anything can be accomplished.

Arsene Wenger is already searching for possible replacement that can fill in the spot of Alexis Sanchez, in case he does join Real Madrid by 2016. There are a number of players that are in the radar of the French manager some of these include: Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, Athletic Madrid’s Saul Niguez and Southampton’s Victor Wanyama.

Saul Niguez was believed to be on the verge of joining Arsenal but the transfer fell apart after it was confirmed that his Athletic Madrid teammate Tiago picked up an injury and taking into consideration that both players perform in the same position, this would leave Athletic Madrid without any options and the transfer eventually collapsed.

For the past few weeks reports have been emerging claiming that James Rodriguez is fed up with Rafael Benitez and that they do not have a healthy relationship, this rumor has caused a chain reaction as there are now a number of clubs that have shown interest in taking advantage of this and attempt to sign the Colombian attacker. Arsene Wenger is also believed to be interested in signing Rodriguez and might use Alexis Sanchez as leverage in order to bring in the Colombian performer. (more…)

 January 14th, 2016  
 index  
 Highbury N5  
 , ,   
 Comments Off on Alexis Sanchez is attracting the interest of Real Madrid
Dec
05

Petr Cech was at his imperious best for Arsenal

Petr Cech was at his imperious best for Arsenal in their recent Champions League game against Bayern Munich.

The gunners needed a huge lifeline in order to have any hope of qualifying for the knockout stages. This was after two consecutive opening defeats in the group stages. However, not many gave them any hope of beating Bayern Munich, who were seen as a major favourite for the title itself. Arsenal produced a stunning performance – in front of their own supporters – to get a 2-0 win. This puts them back in contention for a qualification spot.

The victory was largely possible due to the brilliance ofCech, who made many crucial saves in the 90 minutes. The former Chelsea goalkeeper especially recalled the saving he made to keep out striker Robert Lewandowski, who has been in brilliant form of late. The Polish international had scored an astonishing 22 goals in his last 16 games.Cech has been criticised for some high-profile mistakes in the domestic competitions, but he showed that he was completely worth every bit of the £ 11 million Arsenal paid to Chelsea in the summer.Cech is now hoping to inspire Arsenal to yet another victory in their next Champions League game. (more…)

 December 5th, 2015  
 index  
 Highbury N5  
 , , ,   
 Comments Off on Petr Cech was at his imperious best for Arsenal