Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been linked with completing a season long loan deal for the Cameroon international to bring him back to North London to add some much needed defensive options to an already attacking midfield. New Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is willing to loan the midfielder out for no fee with the Premier League looking his mostly likely destination. Barcelona have added former Sevilla man Ivan Rakitic this summer and along with Sergio Busquets in that role, it has meant Song is now surplus to requirements. If Song was to return to the Emirates stadium, he would provide competition with club captain Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini as the Gunners main… Continue reading →
After the £35 million addition of Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez to the Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger’s options in the second third of the pitch have never been higher as he looks to use the FA Cup success as a springboard to bring back the Premier League title to North London. The midfield options now include Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby, Mathieu Flamini, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, and Lukas Podolski whilst the youngsters including the returning Joel Campbell and Serge Gnabry mean that the Arsenal boss has a wide range of options as they look to provide the ammunition for Olivier Giroud as the focal point of the Gunners attack.
The addition of Sanchez only increases the competition for places in a midfield which was depleted in the second half of the season due to injuries to Ramsey, Ozil, Wilshere… Continue reading →
WE ARE LESS than 24 hours away until the start of the 2014-2015 Barclays Premier League Season. Just over a month after the World Cup ended football is finally back with the eagerly anticipated campaign getting underway Saturday lunchtime.
Read our preview below of each team as we welcome new-boys Burnley, Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers after their promotions last season, and managers Alan Irvine (West Brom), Ronald Koeman (Southampton), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) and Louis Van Gaal (Manchester United) to their new clubs.
Can Manchester City retain their Premier League crown? Are Liverpool doing a Spurs of 2013/2014 by purchasing too many players? What is going on at Crystal Palace? What can we expect from Southampton?
Unlike the past few years Arsene Wenger goes into a Premier League campaign with the comfort that he has finally ended the clubs long wait for silverware. Last seasons’ FA Cup success… Continue reading →
The 21-year-old becomes manager Mauricio Pochettino’s 4th signing of the summer, having already signed two defenders and a goalkeeper. Yedlin has signed a four-year contract and will remain at the MLS club until the start of next season. Former-Spurs goalkeeper Kasey Keller urged the USA international to stay in Seattle to ensure regular football. But the immediate loan-back should solve the problem, allowing Yedlin to develop further before moving to the Premier League.
Yedlin, who has played seven times for his country – including three substitute appearances in the World Cup – has spoken of his happiness about the move.
“I’m very excited to come to the Premier League and challenge myself against some of the best players in the world,” he said.
The move appears to show Pochettino’s confidence in… Continue reading →
Sami Khedira has been top of manager Arsene Wenger’s wish-list since the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. The move has become one of the biggest on-off moves of the summer, with Real Madrid previously claiming that the Germany international was not for sale.
Khedira, however, was forced to watch last night’s victory over Sevilla from the sidelines. Spanish newspaper Marca believe it is a sign that the La Liga giants are ready to sell. The 27-year-old was linked with a move from Madrid last summer feet falling out of favour with manager Carlo Ancelotti but wanted to stay and fight for his place. But after making only 12 league starts for Los Blancos last season he started to pine for a move away.
Wenger… Continue reading →