Was Arsenal’s capture of Lucas Perez quite so disorganised as it seemed?

Arsenal officially confirmed the signing of Spaniard Lucas Perez today and, amid all the usual sedate back-slapping and Twitter welcomes, there were a few nuggets of interest that emerged. A lot of the scepticism that has surrounded the signing of the 27-year-old has centred on the timing and the seemingly haphazard way it was approached….

A reasonable point but lack of striker hurts Arsenal again

Given the circumstances, a point at Leicester should be a satisfactory return but, in truth, it felt like an opportunity wasted for Arsenal. Though it wasn’t a game festooned with guilt-edge chances, the Gunners fashioned enough to get a goal but were denied by lacklustre finishing and excellent defending. In fairness, we can also count…

Atletico Madrid star latest to be linked as Arsenal transfer saga drags on

Atletico Madrid centre back Jose Gimenez is the latest player to be linked with a move to Arsenal as the transfer rumour mill grinds its way into warp speed. The 21-year-old Uruguayan was a regular fixture for Diego Simeone’s Madrid last season and, according to the Mail Online, Arsenal have opened negotiations with the Spanish…

No news is good news as Arsenal close in on deal for Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal have reportedly agreed personal terms with German central defender Shkodran Mustafi – though a deal with his club Valencia remains incomplete. Until that deal is signed and sealed, and Arsenal have made an official announcement, this can be considered far from home and dry, but it’s certainly news that we have been waiting an…

The Arsenal duo making statements ahead of make-or-break campaign

For Arsenal fans, it has never been wise to let a successful pre-season campaign raise hopes of a barn-storming season ahead, or for a few good performances to convince us that ‘this is going to be the year’ for a particular player. More often than not, the first few games of the regular season put…