Chamakh: I’ll fight for Arsenal place

Marouane Chamakh insists he will not walk away from Arsenal in the January transfer window and has vowed to fight for his Emirates Stadium future. Chamakh, 28, has only started one Premier League game this season and the arrival of Thierry Henry has seen him fall further down the Gunners pecking order. The Morocco international, who is currently on African Nations Cup duty with his country, has been heavily linked…

January 20, 2012

Arsene Wenger: We Have Funds To Buy Strikers

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given a clear indication that he could move into the transfer market for a new striker in January. Robin van Persie has been in the form of his career in 2011, scoring 33 goals, and he leads the Premier League scoring charts for 2011-12 with 15 goals. The Gunners’ next highest goalscorers are Mikel Arteta, Thomas Vermaelen and fellow striker Gervinho with three. Marouane Chamakh…

December 13, 2011

Gervinho: We Need Van Persie To Stay At The Club

Arsenal new-boy Gervinho says that the club needs leaders like captain Robin van Persie to stay if they are to overcome their trophy drought. The Gunners were forced to offload Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy this summer, having not won a trophy since the FA Cup triumph of 2005. And, with Van Persie’s contract running out in the summer of 2013, speculation is rife that the Dutchman may…

October 24, 2011

Arsenal Sign Yossi Benayoun On Loan

Arsenal have signed Israeli international Yossi Benayoun on a season long loan deal. The creative midfielder, who was injured for much of last season, has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and now looks likely to provide competition for Tomas Rosicky, Aaron Ramsey, Gervinho and Andrey Arshavin at the Emirates. A statement on the Arsenal website confirmed: “Arsenal has confirmed that they have agreed to sign Chelsea midfielder Yossi…

September 1, 2011

Gervinho and Alex Song Given Three-Match Bans

Arsenal’s Gervinho and Alex Song have been handed three-match bans by the FA for their conduct during Saturday’s draw with Newcastle United. Gervinho, 24, was given a straight red card for slapping Magpies midfielder Joey Barton. Barton was given a yellow card for his role in the melee, as he had initially dragged the Ivory Coast winger off the ground after an apparent dive from the Arsenal star. Because he…

August 16, 2011

Arsenal Sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal have completed the £15million signing of Southampton winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Saints announced on their website that Oxlade-Chamberlain has moved to the Emirates Stadium for a club record fee, subject to Premier League and Football Association approval. The Gunners are to pay £12million up front and a further £3million in add-ons, Press Association Sport understands. The highly-rated winger is Arsene Wenger’s second signing this summer after Ivory Coast striker Gervinho,…

August 8, 2011