Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sarez queit over Release Clause

According to  http://www.touchlinetalk.com 
Liverpool  star Luis Suarez is quiet over his possible move to Arsenal after release clause bid from the Gunners, according to the Daily Express.
Suarez has not gone to the Premier League asking them to look into the release clause he has his contract, as Liverpool insist they only have to Suarez about the bid from Arsenal.
Release Clause
Liverpool rejected a £40,000,001 bid from Arsenal a week ago, which was expected to activate a release clause in Suarez’ contract where the Uruguayan would be allowed to talk to the north London side, writes the paper.
However Liverpool are adamant that the wording in the striker’s contract states the club only have to tell Suarez about the bid and are not obliged to allow the forward to talk to Arsenal.
The Daily Express state Suarez has been very quiet over Liverpool’s actions even though he seems to want to leave Anfield.
Bid
Arsenal have insisted that they will not bid any more for Suarez, the paper says, as the north London  side will not pay any more than the £40 million that they offered.
Liverpool have said that they want more for the striker as the release clause does not instigate a transfer for the forward.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ARSENAL SPORTS NEWS: ARSENAL SIGNS LUIS SUREZ

ARSENAL SPORTS NEWS: ARSENAL SIGNS LUIS SUREZ: REPORTS FROM The Arsenal Sports Blog ARSENAL signs Luis Suarez! July 29, 2013 at ...

ARSENAL SIGNS LUIS SUREZ

ARSENAL signs Luis Suarez!

The wait is finally over. ARSENAL's first big money move this summer is the biggest in club history. Luis Suarez will join Arsenal Football Club for 42.5 million pounds with another 5 million possible in add-on clauses. The projected 47.5 million pound total is three times as much as the previous record transfer of Andrey Arshavin from Zenit in 2009.
Suarez will earn approximately 150,000 pounds per week, immediately making him the highest earner in the club. He will miss the club's first 5 games in the Premier League and a cup tie due to his well documented suspension. However, Suarez is available for the Champions League qualifier in late August.
The deal is subject to a medical examination and should be concluded and formally announced within a week.

Monday, July 29, 2013

MANAGER ARSENE WENGER EXPLAINS WHY SOME STARS LEFT



                                           



 MANAGER ARSENE WENGER EXPLAINS WHY     SOME STARS LEFT
“In football management, you cannot cheat because when you work with 30 players, they detect the weaknesses in your personality.
“The moment of truth is when a player sits in front of you and decides if you can help them to become successful.
“No matter how big a star he is, he is ready to listen to you if you meet his needs. And the way for him to establish that is to test you. If they think you can help them, then they will respect you.
“Then they must decide whether they are in a squad who can help them become successful. That was a problem for Arsenal when we were operating under financially-restricted conditions. For some players, we didn’t have enough stars to be successful as quickly as they wanted to be.
“That’s always one of the problems when the egos are big.
“If they are under-performing, my biggest power is to drop the player.
“One of the difficulties is we have 25 people who fight to play on Saturday and on Friday night 14 are unemployed and I have to tell them ‘Monday we start again and you have another chance’.
“The West is totally focused on individual achievement — you have to be successful no matter what.
“Only one thing counts and that is success at any price, even if you cheat a little bit, even if you have to kill your partners.
“The sense of co-operation in Europe has dropped dramatically. But that is the magic of team sport. A good footballer should feel he can express himself, but also be helpful to the group.
“If one of the two is missing you’ll never be completely happy.
“In football, you manage people who are 18, 19, 20. The maturity is not yet there but they are under huge public pressure to perform and win in front of 60,000 people.
“You can work in an office at 70 per cent of your potential and do your job well. But you can’t as a footballer.
“That’s where the stress comes from. One player being weak can cost you the game.
“Every minute of every day a footballer tests himself.
“That puts the body and the mind under pressure because you know you can only perform in a game if you’re 100 per cent. What makes a top-level sportsman is their motivation for success.
“The other day in Saitama I went for a jog but couldn’t find my way back to the hotel.
“I could have got a taxi, but because I am a sportsman I decided to keep running and find my own way back.
“Motivation is not enough. It is the consistency of motivation that counts. Many people start diets on January 1. Some of them will last until mid-January, some give up mid-June and a small number last right to the end of the year.
“We are interested only in the last group because that is what makes a successful sportsman.
“We want the people that are very demanding with themselves and each other for a long time.
“It doesn’t necessarily mean successful sportsmen are happy people but it means they are determined and are ready to hurt themselves to be successful. That’s the type we are looking for.”

WENGER TALKS MANAGEMENT


Wax on, wax off! Sensei Wenger talks management 
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 Wax on, wax off! Sensei Wenger talks management

Arsene Wenger has outlined in broad terms what it takes to be a successful manager touching on the challenge of creating squad harmony, the importance of positivity and his quest to find players who are consistently motivated.
Speaking at a question and answer session with Japanese business leaders ahead of his side’s 2-1 win over Urawa Red Diamonds, the boss spoke in depth about his managerial philosophy (transcript by the Mirror’s John Cross).
“When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation,” said the boss when asked what he looks for in a new player.
“You have many people who start diets on the January 1. Some of them last until mid-January, some give up mid-June and some of them last. We are interested in the ones that last because that makes a successful sportsman.
“That doesn’t necessarily mean successful sportsmen are happy people, but it means they are determined and they are ready to hurt themselves to be successful, and that’s the type we are looking for – the people that are very demanding with themselves, and each other for a long time.
“That consistent motivation is applicable to football, business, anything you do in life.”
As a man who created a team who went 49 games unbeaten, Wenger’s reputation for forging success in a high-pressure environment precedes him.
Quizzed on the key ingredients of a winning team he identified key positions on the pitch before ruminating on the necessity of clear rules so that his global stars adhere to a common culture.
“You can’t have any weak positions. You need players who can make the difference. You need a team who can stop the other team from scoring goals – so a good goalkeeper and good defence – and you need to score.
“You need one guy who can pass the ball – the quarterback – to one guy who can score the goal – the receiver.
“Once you have a guy who can give passes to score, you will always have a chance to win football games. The rest is based on teamwork and attitude.
“It’s important to have clear rules and everyone knows and agrees with it.
“For example, being on time isn’t the same for a Japanese man as it is for a Frenchman – when a Frenchman arrives five minutes late, he still thinks he is on time. In Japan, when it’s five minutes before the set time he thinks he is too late.
“That means you have to create a new culture and identify how we all want to behave and create a company culture. That way, when someone steps out of line, we can say, ‘Look, my friend, that’s not what we said.’”
Of course it’s not all corporal punishment with Arsene, a man who time and again attempts to play up the positives when faced with negative headlines.
“We live in a life where everyone tells us what we don’t have. Most of the time, I remind my team and my players of the qualities they do have.
“None of us have all the qualities in life, but the good thing is that we can all be successful without having all the qualities. Players shouldn’t forget the qualities they do have.”
All very pleasant from Arsene, although Arseblog News isn’t quite sure how these pep talks went down with some of the players he’s recruited down the years.
We’ll assume the reason he doesn’t talk like this in England is that follow up questions from local hacks would likely rip the veneer from his philosophy like a scab from a grazed knee…
“So Arsene, what positives did you stress in Igor Stepanovs’ game?”

SUAREZ CAN END ARSENAL'S TROPHYLESS SPELL

Suarez; A signing that could end Arsenals barren trophyless spell

By Sean Purvis (columnist) 29 Jul 2013 09:11:59


Look at the back of any newspaper this week and sure to be on it is the face of controverial Liverpool striker, Luis Suarez.
Leading the line to snatch up the wantaway star is Real Madrid and suprisingly Arsenal, who this week tabled a cheeky bid of £1 over £40m.
Scoring 30 goals last season for Brendan Rodgers' side, he stood out as one of the Premier Leagues best players, and undeniably one of the most controversial.
So would he be an inspired signing for Arsenal?
Always shrouded in controversy the Uraguayan has been banned for 19 games in his two and a half year spell at Anfield, 6 of those are still to be served. Too much baggage for an Arsenal team who are eager to get off to a fast start in the league?
Though at 26 years old, perhaps the best of Suarez is still to come. The prospect of him linking up with Santi Cazorla down the middle, with Walcott bursting down the wings would be a scary prospect. Throw Giroud and Podolski thrown into the mix and Arsenal with Luis Suarez would be a team who could be capable of winning trophies once again, something which has eluded them since the FA Cup in 2005.
The Arsenal fans are crying out for a big-money signing, and most certainly Luis Suarez fits the bill perfectly.
What a statement of intent it would be...

 http://www.sport.co.uk/football/suarez-a-signing-that-could-end-arsenals-barren-trophyless

ARSENAL THIRD BID FOR SUREZ COMING SOON

News coming in from http://www.clubcall.com/liverpool/arsenal-prepare-third-bid-1610727.html

Arsenal prepare third bid

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has again reiterated that Luis Suarez is not for sale as Arsenal prepare a third bid.
Arsenal prepare third bid The Gunners have failed with at least two bids for the player as Liverpool have refused to sell and reports have claimed they could go back with yet another improved bid of £42.5million this week.
However, speaking after their latest pre-season clash in Thailand, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers insists the Uruguay ace is still a Liverpool player, and will remain so for the next campaign.
"Luis is still very much a Liverpool player. There is nothing new to report on his situation," he revealed. "He has three years left on his contract and we're planning with him for the season ahead."
It is thought that Suarez is still pushing for a move away but Liverpool will have the final say and Rodgers is determined to keep hold of his star man.
It remains to be seen if there is a price which would make the Reds sell but Arsenal are not finished just yet.
With another Premier League season upon us in less than a month, Arsenal legend and new NBC Match Analyst Lee Dixon joins us stateside to have a look at what has ben a surprisingly quiet transfer period for Arsene Wenger given advanced expectations and clear needs by the football club which seems to have clear and present needs just to retain top four in England. We examine the potential change in direction that Arsene Wenger once appeared set to make in advance of the 2013-14 season, sending a signal into the marketplace that Arsenal would compete for some of the bigger names who were sure to emerge like Gonzalo Higuain, yet now find themselves left chasing the likes of Luis Suarez who would have once seemed untouchable given his price tag and controversial nature given the priorities at the club where solidarity and harmony in the changing room remain paramount. We also examine the lack of big signings overall in the Premier League as the very top names appear more set to chase their football on the continent and why that may be the case, why David Moyes appears to have found a problem with his handling of the media in the Far East and how that could come back to haunt them down the road. We also evaluate the potential for Cesc Fabregas and his potential move to Old Trafford, a move that has certainly become more complex now that Tata Martino has become the new manager and may have his own ideas on succession planning for Xavi Hernandez and why the loss of David Gill at Manchester United made that deal and many other so much more difficult to pull off as the demands inside a transfer market in advance of a World Cup year mandate that all top level business is best handled sooner rather than later. Lee Dixon was an English international earning 22 caps and began his career with Burnley in 1982, playing for Chester City, Bury and Stoke City before joining Arsenal in 1988 where he remained for the rest of his career, retiring in 2002. He was part of four League Championships, three FA Cup wins, a European Cup-Winners Cup and a league cup. - See more at: http://www.beyondthepitch.net/podcasts/edition/index.cfm/beyond-the-pitch/2013/07/27/lee-dixon/#sthash.QcAGqFh1.dpuf
With another Premier League season upon us in less than a month, Arsenal legend and new NBC Match Analyst Lee Dixon joins us stateside to have a look at what has ben a surprisingly quiet transfer period for Arsene Wenger given advanced expectations and clear needs by the football club which seems to have clear and present needs just to retain top four in England. We examine the potential change in direction that Arsene Wenger once appeared set to make in advance of the 2013-14 season, sending a signal into the marketplace that Arsenal would compete for some of the bigger names who were sure to emerge like Gonzalo Higuain, yet now find themselves left chasing the likes of Luis Suarez who would have once seemed untouchable given his price tag and controversial nature given the priorities at the club where solidarity and harmony in the changing room remain paramount. We also examine the lack of big signings overall in the Premier League as the very top names appear more set to chase their football on the continent and why that may be the case, why David Moyes appears to have found a problem with his handling of the media in the Far East and how that could come back to haunt them down the road. We also evaluate the potential for Cesc Fabregas and his potential move to Old Trafford, a move that has certainly become more complex now that Tata Martino has become the new manager and may have his own ideas on succession planning for Xavi Hernandez and why the loss of David Gill at Manchester United made that deal and many other so much more difficult to pull off as the demands inside a transfer market in advance of a World Cup year mandate that all top level business is best handled sooner rather than later. Lee Dixon was an English international earning 22 caps and began his career with Burnley in 1982, playing for Chester City, Bury and Stoke City before joining Arsenal in 1988 where he remained for the rest of his career, retiring in 2002. He was part of four League Championships, three FA Cup wins, a European Cup-Winners Cup and a league cup. - See more at: http://www.beyondthepitch.net/podcasts/edition/index.cfm/beyond-the-pitch/2013/07/27/lee-dixon/#sthash.QcAGqFh1.dpuf
With another Premier League season upon us in less than a month, Arsenal legend and new NBC Match Analyst Lee Dixon joins us stateside to have a look at what has ben a surprisingly quiet transfer period for Arsene Wenger given advanced expectations and clear needs by the football club which seems to have clear and present needs just to retain top four in England. We examine the potential change in direction that Arsene Wenger once appeared set to make in advance of the 2013-14 season, sending a signal into the marketplace that Arsenal would compete for some of the bigger names who were sure to emerge like Gonzalo Higuain, yet now find themselves left chasing the likes of Luis Suarez who would have once seemed untouchable given his price tag and controversial nature given the priorities at the club where solidarity and harmony in the changing room remain paramount. We also examine the lack of big signings overall in the Premier League as the very top names appear more set to chase their football on the continent and why that may be the case, why David Moyes appears to have found a problem with his handling of the media in the Far East and how that could come back to haunt them down the road. We also evaluate the potential for Cesc Fabregas and his potential move to Old Trafford, a move that has certainly become more complex now that Tata Martino has become the new manager and may have his own ideas on succession planning for Xavi Hernandez and why the loss of David Gill at Manchester United made that deal and many other so much more difficult to pull off as the demands inside a transfer market in advance of a World Cup year mandate that all top level business is best handled sooner rather than later. Lee Dixon was an English international earning 22 caps and began his career with Burnley in 1982, playing for Chester City, Bury and Stoke City before joining Arsenal in 1988 where he remained for the rest of his career, retiring in 2002. He was part of four League Championships, three FA Cup wins, a European Cup-Winners Cup and a league cup. - See more at: http://www.beyondthepitch.net/podcasts/edition/index.cfm/beyond-the-pitch/2013/07/27/lee-dixon/#sthash.QcAGqFh1.dpuf

Friday, July 26, 2013

PLEASE RELEASE ME SUAREZ SAYS


Please Release Me! Suarez Contract Dispute Set For Arbitration Hearing As Striker Forces Arsenal Move

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, the Premier League could be forced to settle Luis Suarez’s contract dispute with Liverpool.
Luis Suarez Liverpool
The Premier League are ready to settle Luis Suarez’s contract dispute with Liverpool as the striker continues to try and force a move to Arsenal, according to the Telegraph.
The report claims the Uruguayan is at loggerheads with Liverpool over a clause in his contract that was agreed when he signed a new deal last summer. The clause was triggered by Arsenal earlier this week when they tabled an offer worth £40,000,001 for the 26-year-old but the club and player remain at odds over the clauses interpretation.
The Telegraph suggest the Merseysiders have rejected Arsenal’s offer but have given Suarez permission to hold talks with the Gunners over a potential move to the Emirates, insisting that the clause requires they do nothing more than this. However, Suarez and his agent, Pere Guardiola, believe that Arsenal have triggered a formal release clause that means Liverpool have to sell.
It was reported on Wednesday that Suarez’s camp claim the agreement was that Liverpool would sell the striker for any offer over £40m if they failed to qualify for the Champions League last season, and Arsenal’s very specific offer of £40,000,001 was submitted on that very understanding.
If Liverpool refuse to back down, the Telegraph claim Suarez will take the matter up with the Premier League who will use rule T.30 – which allows them to arbitrate in disputes between players and clubs. It would not be the first time the striker has used such tactics as he did a similar thing when trying to force a move from Groningen to Ajax in 2007.
There have also been cases in England where this ruling has been used, most notably when Gabriel Heinze tried to force a move from Manchester United to Liverpool in 2007. On that occasion, the Premier League ruled in favour of United despite the defender having a written agreement that he was allowed to pursue a transfer to another club.
So unless either party relents, it looks like the Luis Suarez transfer saga is going to get messy and could be dragged through the courts. All parties are sure to want the situation resolved as quickly as possible and things should accelerate once clubs return from their pre-season tours early next week.

Reports from Sky sports

   http://www1.skysports.com/football/news
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he is not surprised Arsenal have made an offer for Liverpool forward Luis Suarez.
Arsenal have made a bid of £40m + £1 for the 26-year-old but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he wants the Uruguayan international to remain at Anfield.
And Mourinho, involved in a transfer saga of his own as he pursues Wayne Rooney of Manchester United, thinks Arsenal should go and get Suarez if they have the finances.
"I've no idea of the contractual situation of Luis Suarez," said Mourinho.
"But, I think if Arsenal has the economical potential to buy, and his manager decides Luis is the perfect buy for them, I think it's normal they make an offer.
"But I have no idea how it's going to end."

We need to show ambition

And Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud thinks their audacious bid for Suarez has sent a signal to the club's current playing staff.
"We need to show ambition and the offer for Suarez has done that," said Giroud.
"The club has to show the fans that we mean business. Me and my team mates need it as well. It will be a really positive thing if we have a new striker."
Giroud is looking forward to the start of the new campaign and added: "The whole team is stronger now than it was a year ago. Last season's new players are all more established.
"And we've lost nobody this summer, which is the first time for Arsenal in maybe four years."
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didn’t think it would happen. Actually, I didn’t think a lot of things would happen. When we were first linked with a £30m bid for Luis Suarez I thought surely there must be some mistake.
Little by little though as it became clear that there was no mistake and we weren’t playing a game I didn’t understand to try and sign Gonzalo Higuain, I found myself angry. Here was a man I’d spent two years calling a c**t. I didn’t want him at Arsenal. I despised him as much as anyone I could think of and despite his undeniable talent I could see nothing but the trouble he would bring to Arsenal’s door.
Some people told me my opinion of him would change once he pulled on an Arsenal shirt and I debated that. No way. It couldn’t possibly.
It seems, however, that he hasn’t even had to pull on the shirt for me to find myself warming up to the idea of him at Arsenal.
I feel like slapping myself.
How this change in me has happened I’m not overly sure. I still find the idea of him reprehensible but I now also find myself thinking he could be really good for us. Perhaps it’s my naturally contrary nature – the press have started to get on Arsene’s back so I automatically look for ways to defend him. It’s a pain, this contrary business, has been all my life.
Minds are, they tell us, no use unless they can be changed and while I can’t say mine has changed completely, I can certainly feel it shifting.
How he has gone about his career to date, suing one club to be allowed to leave to join another, biting, handballs, diving, whinging, feigning injury, racially abusing a player and doing whatever it takes to win a game with no concept of a line let alone where it should be drawn, sickens me. I am under no illusion about the type of person he is when he crosses that white line and the game gets underway. None whatsoever.
I’m just being honest about how I feel and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Would I rather there was another option? Yes. Would I have preferred Gonzalo Higuain? You bet. Does how I feel make a blind bit of difference to Arsenal? Not in a million years.
But what other options are there out there now? Rooney? He wants Chelsea. What other players are there in the ‘world class’ bracket now that we decided not to go for Higuain? I want that big player, I want that fat price tag if, for no other reason, than to show people that we can do it and that Wenger isn’t adverse to spending. That these past years have been a case of ‘must’ rather than ‘want’ when it came to spending cash.
I want a marquee signing.
So if we sign him he can come to Arsenal with a loaded clean slate. You don’t get to behave like he has in the past without future indiscretions being punished harder than they would be for a first timer. Eboue got no leeway with me, none whatsoever, when he flung himself to the ground like an epileptic puppy on acid and Suarez won’t either.  Not that those two players are comparable.
But for now, should we sign him, I’m prepared to give him a chance.
But only one.
And that’s something I didn’t think possible.
Football eh?
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MORE NEWS ABOUT ARSENAL

team manager Mohammed Obeid said Al Ain will have the final say on Omar Abdulrahman’s future, says , with the 21-year-old playmaker being linked with a move to a number of clubs across Europe - including Arsenal and Barcelona.
"Omar has received many offers to move. We have studied them and discussed them all, but the final decision will be taken by the club's management."

Thursday, July 25, 2013

TRAINING AND COOLING OFF









Roaring to go in to the next seasion Jack Wilshere and Lukas Polodosiki train a head of Arsenal's pr-season friendly with Urawa Reds Diamonds

while Arsene Wenger is enjoying the slide


Giroud is ready fire the gunners to the title


Giroud has been in fine form while Gervinho reports from sky sports say he is on the verge of joining Roma

Wednesday, July 24, 2013