Olivier Giroud: Arsenal’s Unappreciated Goalscorer

Olivier Giroud: Arsenal’s Unappreciated Goalscorer

Last year, Arsenal were that close to signing Leicester’s Jamie Vardy for a £25 million transfer fee. But Vardy never put pen to paper. Upon reflection, between his tins of Thunder snuff tobacco and cans of Red Bull, Vardy made one of his better decisions. He realised that his limited, direct attacking skills did not fit well with Arsenal’s more intricate, build-from-the-back, short passing in tight spaces requirements. Vardy backed out of the move. Had the transfer been completed, the addition …
The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

With the transfer window now officially open; we are already well into full-on 'silly season' mode. Here at 2Upfront, we look at all the rumours currently circulating and more widely, how we as football fans, find ourselves in this crazy world of multi-million pound transfers, obscene wages and ludicrous transfer speculation. How Did We Get Here? The 2017 summer transfer window is the culmination of many factors that we have seen building over the last few years. Firstly, the latest …
Arsenal's Options in the wake of another Santi Cazorla Injury

Arsenal's Options in the wake of another Santi Cazorla Injury

Things are looking up this Summer at the Arsenal; Alexandre Lacazette recently became the club’s record signing and various reports from Chile hint at star man Alexis Sanchez remaining a part of Arsene Wenger’s squad for next season. Alongside this are the continued reports linking the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe to the club, with Mesut Ozil’s recent renewal of his Emirates Stadium box brightening the N5 skies that little bit more. But news breaking early …
3 transfer targets for Arsenal this month

3 transfer targets for Arsenal this month

After Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year extension on his expiring contract less than two weeks ago and then vowed to challenge for the 2017-18 Premier League title, Arsenal are expected to be busy in this summer's transfer window. The Gunners have already landed 2016-17 Bundesliga Team of the Season left-back Sead Kolasinac from Schalke 04 as Wenger looks to upgrade his squad. Here are three more players Arsenal have been linked to already this month: Arda Turan The Turkish …
Lacazette or Cornet: Which Lyon Forward Should Liverpool Go After?

Lacazette or Cornet: Which Lyon Forward Should Liverpool Go After?

Daniel Sturridge would perhaps rate as one of the most frustrating players in the Premier League and perhaps in Europe. The people getting frustrated with him have changed but he continues to vex people. During his early Liverpool career, he used to frustrate the opposition defences and for the last two seasons he is frustrating his manager, team mates, and fans. It seems that he cannot seem to find the three Fs – fitness, favour, and form simultaneously. It seems …
Who Would Fit Arsenal Better - Mauro Icardi or Alexandre Lacazette?

Who Would Fit Arsenal Better - Mauro Icardi or Alexandre Lacazette?

Arsenal have been struggling with signing top-class strikers ever since the days of Thierry Henry, and although RvP seemed like the answer, he was signed on to play at Manchester United. This season, Wenger seems keen on changing that, and it is about time. He made a relentless pursuit of Jamie Vardy, but the striker chose to stay back at Leicester City. Undaunted, Wenger has been making moves for both Mauro Icardi and Alexandre Lacazette. Here’s taking a look at which …
Wissam Ben Yedder - Who is the Arsenal Striker Target?

Wissam Ben Yedder - Who is the Arsenal Striker Target?

Canal+ African expert Ledo Deroin stated on Tuesday that Wissam Ben Yedder was at the centre of a tug-of-war between Sevilla and Arsenal. He even suggested that a move could be completed in the coming hours. The reporter is believed to have close links with the Toulouse forward, which makes it an interesting story. The Frenchman has been linked with Sevilla all summer and was set to sign before Jorge Sampaoli took the head coach role, when the move was …
Is Garde the Right Fit for Villa?

Is Garde the Right Fit for Villa?

After Tim Sherwood's sacking, Remi Garde has emerged as the favourite for the role. The former Arsenal defender has been linked with other Premier League jobs in the past and had talks over the vacant Newcastle job last January, but he now looks set to take over at Villa Park. He will bring a different outlook to Aston Villa as he will bring more tactical knowledge than Sherwood had. Moreover, Garde will know several of the players in the squad, …
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