Tag Archive | transfers

Arsenal Well Set Halfway Into The Transfer Window

Some background Apparently sitting around at home watching a lot of football has convinced many Arsenal fans they are experts at management, coaching, scouting, contract negotiations, commercial deals and, last but by no means least, the proper color of the team kit. As some of my British friends have commented, it is similar to the […]

Alexis Sanchez: A Classic Case of Fake News

Whither Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal Football Club? The way the media has spun this story since last May, not surprisingly, those who are most prone to their deceptions and fakeries, must be feeling like John Denver in “Leaving on a jet plane”: “All my bags are packed I’m ready to go I’m standin’ here outside […]

Transfers: Arsenal vs Fake News

Once upon a very long time ago, the end of the football season was a time to quit cold turkey, to no longer obsess over the next game, to not twitch nervously like an addict waiting for the next hit. As a compulsive coffee drinker, I have been there. But the end of the football […]

Who Believes Arsenal Is Paying £100 Million For Mbappé?

The British elections took a huge chunk of wind out of the sails of the transfer rumor mongers. But as sure as night follows day, unless Theresa May commits some other major hubristic political blunder between now and August, the click-whoring media will resume regular service. Transfer gossip it seems unites all parties, whether Conservative, […]

Is Mustafi Arsenal’s Most Important Signing?

With very minor exceptions the signing of Shkordan Mustafi, 2 days before deadline day, was met with the usual sensationalist delight by the mainstream media. Most reveled in Arsenal’s contribution to English football setting a new transfer record of £1.2b this past window. In terms of footballing analysis most saw it simply as Wenger turning […]

Arsenal Versus Southampton : Bogeys In The Long Grass

I’m having terrible trouble getting going this season. After a prolonged summer break recovering from the effects of the interminable internationals I crept from the long grass, blinking in the light of day, just in time to preview a routine victory against Watford. I was then immediately given the bum’s rush and booted back into […]

Lucas Perez: Another Eduardo-type signing!

Disclaimer: Despite the headlines this blog is not your usual piece of  transfer bollocks. You have been warned. Markets It may be news to young football fans but the modern transfer market is barely 13 years old when the transfer window was first introduced to English football by FIFA in 2003/04. Yes, the concept of […]