Granit could prove a solid piece of business for fast-acting Wenger

A solid piece of business, done early, and without the delay caused by Arsenal’s penny pinchers quibbling for a few thousand quid off the asking price – who’d have thought it? The club announcing that the deal to sign Granit Xhaka had been completed came as a surprise to no-one, especially as leaked pictures had…

Who is Alvaro Morata and should Arsenal sign him?

Speculation abounds today that Arsenal have made contact with Italian champions Juventus about the possibility of signing forward Alvaro Morata. Prices being bandied about for the 23-year-old Spaniard vary – depending on which media outlet you follow – from £25million right up to a record-busting £50million. Of course, as soon as one reasonably reliable news…

Seldom has a St Totteringham’s Day tasted so sweet

All the footballing stars came into perfect alignment on Sunday as Arsenal rallied to snatch second place from Tottenham, causing an outbreak of hilarity on an intergalactic scale. It’s been an endlessly frustrating season for Gunners fans, with one tortuous disappointment following another, but this was the silver lining to end all silver linings. Two…

Reports: Arsene Wenger to be offered two-year contract extension

The Times reports today that Arsene Wenger is to be offered a two-year extension to his contract, with an October deadline set on signing the deal. When first I heard rumours of a new deal being drafted for the boss – sometime around the Crystal Palace game – I put it down to rabble-rousing, a…

Arsenal must move quickly in light of injury to Danny Welbeck

You can’t help but feel for Danny Welbeck. But for a rotten piece of luck, I feel sure he would making the trip across to France for this summer’s European Championships with a few valuable months of football under his belt and ready to do a pretty useful job for the Three Lions. As it…

Manchester City v Arsenal: Let’s kick ’em while they’re down

Victory tomorrow at Manchester City will secure Arsenal a slot among Europe’s elite next season – it really is as simple as that. If they win, they can begin planning for the start of the Premier League season free of distraction. If they lose, chances are they will be rushing back from summer holidays to…