Arsenal’s £12.8m bid on hold & Wenger’s transfer battle for French ace – Best of AFC

It’s all gone rather quiet at Arsenal in the past seven days wouldn’t you say? The flurry of transfer activity that expected to follow the acquisition of German international Lukas Podolski has failed to transpire whilst Robin Van Persie’s contract situation has yet to be resolved. You could forgive the Gunners support for being slightly anxious as they enter a crucial period of the summer. Having lost out on Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Jan Vertonghen to their London rivals the need for Arsene Wenger to nail his primary targets has become all the more imperative. His pursuit of French midfielder Yann M’Vila will certainly be affected by the imminent European Championships with the fear that interest will soar in conjuncture with his price tag should he perform well in Poland and Ukraine. It will certainly be a testing time for Wenger as he sweats over Van Persie’s future remains unclear whilst aiming to avoid a repeat of last years last ditch scraping of the recruitment barrel. Who’d be a football manager?

This week on FFC does the Wenger need to merciless in the trimming of his squad and which French midfielder are Arsenal facing a transfer battle  for this summer?

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Djourou: The Modern Squad Problem – A Cultured Left Foot

£28M worth spending? – Gunnersphere

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Is this man really a ‘liability’? – Gunnersphere

Someone said something I disagreed with – Arseblog

Time to put Arsenal first Arsenal – Le Grove

Johan Djourou deserves better – should he leave Arsenal this summer? – Highbury House

Why Llorente Should Seize The Opportunity & Join The Arsenal – Transfer Tavern

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“To ask me to play to a high standard week in, week out, in the Premier League when you think of the pace that goes with it, was very physically demanding.”

“People do forget how long I was out of the game and what happened. It’s been my first full season. Overall, I am happy with the way things have gone. From where I was with the injury I think I’ve done pretty well” Aaron Ramsey reflects on his first full season back at Arsenal following the double leg break he suffered in February 2010

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Arsenal chase Fernando Llorente

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