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  • Rumor Mill Roundup, Week 6: Moving on from Jamie Vardy

    OK, so, the last time we checked in on the tumultuous transfer scene, Jamie Vardy looked set for a move to the Emirates, Wojciech Szczesny would stay in Italy, and Romelu Lukaku was about to make bank. Just over a month later, well, not much has changed: Vardy stuck with Leicester City and the…

  • Arsene Wenger’s Transfer Comments Are Bang On – For Arsene Wenger.

    Ah social media – it’s never one to let an Arsenal, more specifically, an Arsene comment to the press left unscathed. Yesterday and carrying over into today, Arsenal social media went into full blow out mode when Arsene said this to DeSports “We’ve already bought one player — Xhaka — from Monchengladbach,” Wenger said.…

  • Who Will Fire the Gunners Forward as Arsenal Captain?

    Arsenal’s new and potential players are dominating the discussion at the moment, but transfer talk doesn’t make issues facing the club’s existing playing staff any less important. In particular, there’s the club captaincy, soon to be vacant with the departure of Mikel Arteta. Arteta served in this capacity for two seasons. Despite the injuries…

  • When Should We Expect Arsenal’s Next Transfer?

    Last week’s arrival of the skillful and feisty Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka seemed perfectly coordinated with the unlikely St. Totteringham’s Day of May 22nd to tamp down unrest in the Arsenal fanbase. Yet after the revelations of this spring, you have to wonder how widespread that unrest is. The situation on the ground and…

  • The Arsenal Rumor Mill Roundup: Week 1

    Now that you’ve calmed down from Sunday’s hilariously heart-warming festivities — tears of laughter for Spurs and tears of joy for Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta — that means we’re officially well-cemented in silly season. For many years, this meant months of hopeful pleading for Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger to reload the North…

  • Xhaka Can Make Arsenal Better While Kante Can’t

    Reports out of Germany’s Rheinische Post, a local paper with strong ties to Borussia Mönchengladbach, have Arsenal closing in on the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka. The reported bid is supposed to be in the area of 43 million euro, which is likely to be around 33 mil upfront and the rest…

  • The Great Debate: Tiki Taka Football vs Defensive Counter Attacking

    In the aftermath of Leicester’s historic Premier League title and Atletico Madrid working its way systematically through both Barcelona and Bayern Munich there was a lot of debate about which is better – the tiki taka style preferred by Barcelona, Bayern Munich and our Arsenal or the defensive, counter-attacking style exhibited by Leicester and…