Report : Gunners accept bid from Barcelona for Vermaelen

By Daniel Chokoe

Arsenal have reportedly agreed a fee of around £15m with FC Barcelona for the sale of captain
Thomas Vermaelen.

The 28-year-old had also been linked with Manchester United, but Arsene Wenger confirmed he does not want to sell Vermaelen to a direct rival.

Vermaelen is now set to join Barcelona but still has to agree personal terms and pass his medical in the coming days, BBC reports.

The Belgium international is Barcelona’s second centre-back signing after they already bought
Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for £16m.

The move to Barcelona is likely to be completed this weekend, ending Vermaelen’s five-year stay
in London.

Another masterpiece from Wenger, he managed to sell a bench warmer for £15 million and in the process ensured that he doesn’t join a direct rival team.


Hansa Pilsener becomes Arsenal’s official partner

By Daniel Chokoe

Premier League soccer club Arsenal have agreed a sponsorship deal with Hansa Pilsener beer.

The South African Breweries brand will become the English side’s official beer partner within
South Africa. It will have sole rights to use official Arsenal marks in the country on promotional
materials, and will give its consumers the chance to win signed Arsenal merchandise and trips to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal players will also appear in Hansa Pilsener campaigns. The financial terms of the deal were
not released.

“We are delighted to welcome Hansa Pilsener to the club as an official partner,” said Arsenal sales
and marketing director Vinai Venkatesham. “We are always looking to engage with our supporters and fans of the game globally, and through this
partnership we will be able to offer exclusive access to the club while giving Hansa Pilsener
the opportunity to reach our millions of supporters in South Africa through creative digital
media campaigns.”

Khensani Nobanda, the general manager of Hansa Pilsner, added: “Hansa is a beer brewed for
dreamers; it’s a brand that represents pulling out all the stops until you reach your goal. There is no doubt that Arsenal’s 2014 FA Cup victory touched and inspired many a fan in South Africa who will be following closely as the team prepares to repeat this success.”

As winners of the FA Cup in 2013/14, Arsenal play Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on Sunday in the Community
Shield – the traditional curtain-raiser for the English soccer season.

Arsenal are really growing their brand and want to reach global support from fans. Who knows maybe they might have their pre-season games in South Africa soon.

Barcelona reportedly gives Arsenal the green light on Sanchez

Arsenal agree terms with Barcelona for the in-form forward

Arsenal agree terms with Barcelona for the in-form forward

By Daniel Chokoe

Arsenal have been given the green light to complete their move for Alexis Sanchez after Barcelona reportedly accepted a £32 million
bid for the Chilean.

The Gunners have been trying to push through a deal for the 25-year-old for the past two months, but have now seemingly settled on a payment plan for the in-demand striker.

According to, Arsenal will hold further talks with Sanchez’s people in the next 48 hours ahead of wrapping up a deal.

However, any formal announcement is likely to be
delayed until Barca can complete their own move for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

The Reds hoped to include Sanchez in any deal for Suarez, but the player is favouring a move to the Emirates, with his agent recently following the club
and some of their stars on Twitter.

Mathieu Debuchy confirms he’s leaving for Arsenal to French TV

Mathieu Confirms Arsenal Move

Mathieu Confirms Arsenal Move

By Daniel Chokoe

Newcastle right-back Mathieu Debuchy has told reporters in France tonight that he will be leaving the Magpies for Arsenal this transfer window.

There are also unconfirmed reports that the Magpies have accepted a £7.9 million bid from the Gunners.

The France international is expected to undergo a medical in North London next week.

Arsene Wenger has managed to replace Sagna with a man that kept him on the bench for the duration of France’s entire world cup, great business by the Gunners manager.

Chelsea Crashes Arsenal’s Hopes Of Silverware

By Daniel Chokoe

The Gunners started their hard schedule on a back foot, by losing 2-0 to Chelsea at home. Chelsea punished the Gunners for their  defensive errors. The goals came from G A and Juan Mata which ensured that the Blues book a place and the Quaterfinals. The result also meant that Jose Mourinho continues his unbeaten run against Arsene Wenger.

Below is the video highlights of the goals:

Arsenal’s schedule get even more tougher as they face Liverpool, Borrusia Dortmound and Manchester United.


Ramsey and Wenger win September awards

By: Daniel Chokoe

Arsenal dou Aaron Ramsey and Arsene Wenger have been named the Premier League’s player and manager of the month for September respectively.

“Rambo” capped off his rich veign of form with a well-deserved award.
The Welsh midfielder Ramsey scored four goals in as
many league games for the north Londoners last
month, including a brace against Sunderland and
efforts against Stoke and Swansea while also contributing to three goals in the Champions league.

The table-topping Gunners won four straight matches under Wenger in the relevant period,
notably beating neighbouring title rivals Tottenham Hotspur 1-0.

Arsenal, who are a point ahead of Liverpool at the summit, will resume domestic action after the international break against Norwich at the Emirates on October 19.

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Bayern will not bid for Rooney


Bayern Munich FC sporting director Matthias Sammer has rubbished reports of a possible summer move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
The wantaway forward has indicated his desire to leave Old Trafford in the summer with Arsenal and Chelsea among a list of clubs monitoring his availability.
Sammer, however, is adamant that links between his side and the England international are wide of the mark.

“There is no contact and he’s not on the agenda. No, no. Absolutely not,” the Roten official told reporters at Wembley.

“I don’t know what Rooney would bring to the Bundesliga. I can’t answer that. I can answer that we have great respect for Wayne Rooney but there has been no contact with him.”

David Moyes, who will take over management of Manchester United in the summer, is expected to hold talks with the former Toffees striker, whom he describes as “an exceptional talent”, over his future. Moyes will try to convince the man dubbed “Wazza” to remain at the Red Devils.

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