How to fix Arsenal’s summer transfer marketing debacle

Arsene’s transfer antics have always been shrouded in a mystery novel of his own creation. But after five years the lack of a trophy has turned the author into an increasingly polarizing figure. Should he stay or should he go? This is becoming a publicity and marketing issue. The answer, however, rests in communication, not purchases. If Arsene respects the fans a little bit more, he might not even have to make a big purchase.  Continue reading


Four reasons Gallas will stay at Arsenal

It sounds crazy to say Gallas will be back next season: with his up and down temperament, locker room conflicts, the French World Cup debacle and downright obstinate nature. Oh yeah, also his age and injuries might have to be taken into account as well. But still, Gallas may return to the Arsenal family and honestly this might be best for both Gallas and Arsenal. Here are four reasons why. Continue reading

Arsene pulls another fast one. Why Koscienly is a good buy for the Arsenal

Just a quick bit in preparation for this week’s impending announcement. The blogosphere is a mess about the up coming Koscienly transfer. Jumping ahead of the official announcement, I’ll say it: Koscienly is a good buy for Arsenal. Continue reading

barca’s tapping up might keep Fab at Arsenal

A few weeks ago I would have bet money that Fab was leaving for barca this summer. And if not this summer, then this was to be his Ronaldo season (swan song) and he was gone for sure next summer. But then barca started acting like, well barca. Laporta & Co. seem to be  trying as hard as they can to keep Fab at Arsenal. Any semblance of class, let alone respect for Fab has gone out the window. Arsenal can handle ourselves; we’re a big Club. But if barca keep this up, by the end of the World Cup, hopefully Fab will realize that home isn’t always where one is born. Continue reading

Dear Arsenal: a lesson in public relations

Among the many changes we can anticipate for this upcoming season, one big hope I hold is for the sophistication of Arsenal’s media relations. I have no idea who manages this process, but something must give. Getting information out of the Club’s hiearchy is the proverbially fruitless task of trying to squeeze blood from a rock. It doesn’t happen. Who’s fault is this? Arsene? Gazidis? Fox? Continue reading

A new look team: Arsenal might lose 10 players this summer

With all of the attention focused on the players Arsene might bring in, the players that might be leaving are pretty interesting as well. Five players alone will be free to transfer come Monday; two are already gone, two are likely to leave, and the fifth may retire. This means Arsenal will have gaping holes that our reserves simply can’t cover and our loanees don’t look ready to cover. No matter what, Arsenal will have a new look next year. Continue reading

Tricky Arsene stringing along Gallas negotiations

With Silvestre and Senderos out, Johann recovering, Sol pushing the century mark and Gallas without a contract, the physical and psychological underpinnings of the Arsenal defense are in tatters. Arsene knows this and is shopping for a new central defender. But to get what, or who, he really wants, he’s extending the Gallas contact negotiations until he gets what he wants. That’s why he hasn’t signed Gallas and that’s why he stopped all contract extension negotiations across the board. Continue reading

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