Arsenal News Round-up

The last ten days have seen a second string Arsenal team beat Huddersfield Town 2-1.  Arsene Wenger rested most of his first eleven, giving just Vela nad Walcott a run out.  A game won in the dying minutes by goasl from Watts and Barazite.

Then we had the Amsterdam tournament.  Arsenal beat Ajax 3-2 with goals from Bendtner and Adebayor (2), sealing Arsenal’s victory. This game saw Fabregas and Toure making the pre-season “debuts”.  The following day a younger Arsenal team drew with Sevilla 1-1 thanks to a Carlos Vela goal, to ensure Arsenal retained the Amsterdam trophy.

Arsenal’s frail midfield has taken a knock with Diaby likely to miss the start of the season and it now appears that Fabregas will be added to the list of absentees.  This leaves Denilson and Ramsey to hold the midfield together.

We have also seen a new look and easier to use website launched.

On the transfer from, Justin Hoyte is subject to a £3M bid from Middlesbrough.  Though Justin is a tue gooner, even he knows his opportunities at Arsenal will be few and far between.

On the rumour front, its again a case of plenty of names but no action from Arsenal.  Udinese’s Gokhan Inler is a favourite to sign, but Arsene has poured cold water on this transfer.  Michael Johnson has re-emerged as a target following the upheavals and problems encountered by the Manchester City owner.  Marseille’s Lorik Cana is another name being linked to Arsenal, but Wenger will not be moving for Barry.  Alonso is a player Wenger likes and we could see movement here, especially if Liverpool drop theri asking price.  This will finance their purchase for Barry.

Posted on August 12, 2008, in Arsenal and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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