Burton confirmed, while new season loans commence

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With regards to the Arsenal first-team this week only one story has dominated proceedings. At Reserve and youth level, however, there have been several slithers of information ahead of the youngsters returning to London Colney for pre-season training on Monday morning.

The major news concerns Terry Burton, who was confirmed as the club’s new Reserve coach in a statement last night. It was also revealed that Burton, a former youth player and coach with the Gunners, will oversee Arsenal’s maiden campaign in the NextGen series, the youth equivalent of the Champions League, in which they will face several talented sides from across Europe.

It is not exactly clear, however, which players Burton will be working with in the forthcoming campaign, with his pool of options likely to be made considerably smaller by the fact that several of the players at his disposal will head out on loan over the next few weeks.

One player has already done so in Joel Campbell, who has linked up with Real Betis in La Liga after showing glimpses of his potential with Lorient last season. The Costa Rican striker also shone at international level, but, as Arsene Wenger acknowledges, needs to develop more consistency in his game before he is ready to challenge for a place in the Arsenal first-team squad.

Another striker, Benik Afobe, has been linked with a temporary switch to Birmingham City, although any such move will not occur until the 19 year old has returned from the UEFA U-19 Championships in Estonia, where he is currently representing England’s youngsters. Like Campbell, Afobe possesses much potential but is still quite a raw talent and another loan spell, to add to the time he has spent with Huddersfield Town and Reading, would surely stand him in good stead for the future.

The Reserves get their pre-season fixtures underway against Boreham Wood at Meadow Park a week on Saturday before facing further games against Stevenage, Chesham and Dartford. It has been suggested that Jack Wilshere, as he makes his way back from almost an entire calendar year on the sidelines, could feature in one or two of these matches to build up his fitness, although that has yet to be confirmed.

There will, however, be some youngsters featuring with the first-team squad this summer throughout the Asia Tour and beyond. Nico Yennaris, Kyle Bartley and Conor Henderson have all been earmarked to feature in Asia, while others, such as goalkeeper Damian Martinez and midfielder Thomas Eisfeld, who joined from Borussia Dortmund in January, could also feature in some capacity.

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MAllen

Good to see that our youth policy seems to be flourishing. We should make a change though. If any of our young players seems injury prone and spend more time on the treatment table than on the pitch, we should get rid of them immediately before they have one good season and then fuck off.
My current view of Robin van Purse may have something to do with my sentiment.

Happy Gunner

I was going to say that seemed a curiously specific thought, but one that I wholeheartedly agree with at this point.

Cygan's Left Foot

Stop the bashing of a player that single handed saved our, a player EVEN when he knew he was living he gave it 110% . If RVP played for us or not, he is above all a gunner. Remember Henry? He left at the same age for the SAME reason!!!!!. Is he not a gunner too?. RVP never in his statements asked for a move, he just said he won’t sign a new contract as the club is lacking ambition. IS THAT NOT TRUE?. We are called a FEEDER CLUB by other supporters for a reason!!!!!!!. World class player like… Read more »

Goonerhaea

RVP had a remarkable season, no doubt. But comparing his deparure to Henry’s is stupid. Thierry had an unbelievable career at Arsenal, not just a great year and a half. Yes, we Arsenal fans that are angry may seem bitter and petty and whatever. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that what RVP did is utterly disgraceful. Yes, Arsene and the board deserve some blame but they absolutely did not deserve such unsettling statements, and neither do the rest of the squad. RVP played unbelievably last season, I didn’t think that there was anything he could do to… Read more »

Dave Gooner

Sorry CLF, Robin van Persie is not a “Gunner”. He is a footballer that used to play for Arsenal, and had one great season for us at the end of his injury ravaged time here, before hiring himself out to the highest bidder. That should be where it ends, were it not for the disgraceful and arrogant manner of his departure. Would I like to see more investment and more success in our club? Yes but I am pretty sure we all want that. But not with a Russian oligarch please, or a sheik. This is Arsenal Football Club after… Read more »

MAllen

Cygan, let’s be really really silly and imagine that the Arsenal decided to raise RVP’s salary to £200k a week, and in addition they went out and bought players like Messi and paid him £200k a week too. Do you think for a minute that Man C or Chelsea couldn’t come aong and offer £300k a week to poach them from the Arsenal? Would you suggest that we raised our game and paid them both £300k a week to keep Man C and Chelsea at bay? You want Arsenal to look over the garden fence at the Jones’ to see… Read more »

Beastista

Let me put it this way – Henry left the club a legend. When Pires (who is btw one of my favorite Arsenal players) left after the champs league final – to Villareal – on a free after running down his contract – he said that he left because he was disgusted that Wenger took him off after mad Jens got sent off. But he is still a gunner. Guess why? Because these guys have treated the club with the respect it deserves. Not act like a prima donna the minute they have ONE good season. And in case you… Read more »

Dreamiest

@MALLEN Lets use our brain. Nobody wants the club to pay extra ordinary salleries. Fans and RvP want the club to show the will to win things and that WILL is not to lose your best player every summer. It doesn’t happen to other clubs, it happens to us. The ambition is to replace Cesc Fabregas, its to have a team with depth, experience and character. The ambition is to have an owner who really cares about the club, who has a say about the direction and the future of the club. An owner who knows a thing or two… Read more »

AGunner

The reason why Cesc, Henry and even Clichy are different than Robin and Nasri is because they never disrespected the club. Okay I think its unfair to group Robin and Nasri together as Nasri is in complete league of his own of cuntness, but they do share the same fact that they disrespected the club. Robin first disrespected us by releasing his statement without consultation or even a heads up to the club. Then his statement put the club in an impossible situation which leaves us with the following 3 choices: – sell him now, ensure he sees his contract… Read more »

AR

We waited so long for RVP to be fit so to claim waiting for Diaby is wrong doesn’t really make sense. Both showed flashes of brilliance from time to time but never could be relied upon until RVP had this extended period of staying fit. So the jury is still out on Diaby. The best players are not being sold, they WANT to be sold and WANT to leave! Of course, it isn’t great when your top players want to go elsewhere but RVP has got no excuses about ambition or otherwise. If he wanted signings, we’ve signed two players… Read more »

Cygan's Left Foot

So According to you all, those player have decided to leave was their fault and our BoD are ambitious, for them trophies is before profit and has no blame what so ever!. Mark my word (fed up I am always right), if Abu Dhabi club paid 1 million more than an European club RVP will be going there, Money before prides for them and they accept humiliation as the norm for the sake of PROFIT. Weak up, don’t accept being second best like the BoD then blame the players for not accepting it. The BoD in it for the profit… Read more »

OzzieGun

I know bro… It still hurts the way RVP did what he did to Wenger. But we learn from this and move forward. In Arsene we trust!!!

joe

turns out hes a cünt
turns out hes a cünt
robin van pursie
turns out hes a cünt

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

WHO NEEDS BATMAN, WE HAD TWO-FACE

Nikki

If Afobe also going out on loan, does that mean we don’t have a back up striker beyond Park and Chamack?
Apart from Campbell and Afobe, is there any striker who can get a chance in the Carling Cup?

Cygan's Right Foot

Vela and Bendtner until they are sold. Might work too if we switch to a 4-4-2

Nikki

Aren’t they going to be sold and part of the deadwood?
Loaning Campbell and Afobe i think is going to be a right decision. They both need the experience, especially Afobe. But that means we’re going to be short on striker. Now, i haven’t heard another promising striker who could shine or at least compete for the Carling Cup spot in the reserve and youth, hence the question.

GunnerFCm

Maybe give Theo the chance he has been looking for up front? Becomes a pretty big bargaining chip in his contract negotiations…

Turkish Delight

Both Podolski and Giroud can play as strikers, Theo and Gervinho also could and Arshavin has been used there by AW when RVP was injured the season before. I imagine if RVP goes we will purchase another forward also.

Tuney

Brandon

Lewandowski!

Nikki

I know about who could be a striker in the first team. I’m talking about in the reserve and youth team…

Fatcunt

Oh darn it!, we should have consulted a certain mr. robin van purs£ before appointing burton as reserve coach.

Only he can show us the way forward.

ST

Hah. I thought Van Persie was assistant/co-manager nowadays?

MAllen

Ribin van Purse is a chief accountant and board member too. That is why he took pains to explain to AW a IG that he is not happy with the way the club is run.

Naija-arsenal

Yep,he is the manager on ALL SPECIAL AND PROGRESS RELATED MATTERS…i always knew there is something dafty about him…

joe

turns out hes a cünt
turns out hes a cünt
robin von pursie
turns out hes a cünt

ETID

Just give another striker the 142 goal scoring chances that van persie got in the league last season and im certain whoever it is will take 30 of them. even bendtner had a better conversion rate than rvp last season.

goonerbynature

That’s a little harsh for last season, but I agree with your larger point. For about 7 seasons out of 8, van Persie had a massive tendency to lash at chances that he should at least have made the keeper work with, but this was often overshadowed by his flair and tendency to score pretty goals.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

And why? Because he was always out crocked, so when he played he was rusty, not perfectly match fit, and hadn’t had a chance to get a rhythm and some confidence going.

In other words, he wasn’t any different to Bendtner or Chamahk when they only got sporadic starts.

There is no guarantee either of those players would have failed to do what RVP did last season had they been given the same 38 game run in the Premier League. I think we have been too hard on them.

THEREISBEARCUM

IT STARTS.

Have some fucking dignity, man.

Master Bates

no one is saying RvP is shite , just saying that he is replaceable , very replaceable. we’ve never failed to replaced a Striker.

Our team creates lots of chances, RvP finishes 1 out of 5 chances it’s not like he scores goals by dribbling through a crowd of defenders Messi or C.Ronaldo .

I’ve said this before his ‘blog update’ ,I said it when people were saying we are a one man team

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

It’s not like he was tracking back to his own penalty area, dispossessing the opposition, running the length of the pitch and scoring, either.

He emphasises himself having a good season, but how well would he have done without the service we gave him. The rest of the team played well, and the proof is in the fact that RVP scored so many goals with assists from so many different players, not to mention how many players actually scored for us over the season (again).

Armourist

This is what happens when theres a breakup and u start calling the girl all kinds of names under the sun when deep down you still love her, best way is to admit that you love her still and hope to good you get a new girl quickly.

Me, I am very much looking forward to P&G – Our new strikeforce, hopefully they will numb the pain.

MAllen

To quote Tina: What’s love got to do with it?

goooooonaaaarr

P&G…I Like it.

sJ

Procter & Gamble?!

Turkish Delight

P+G Tips? Local G+P? Girolski? 🙂

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

No, this is what happens when you’ve had the same girlfriend for 8 years, but only got your teeth fixed in the last year, and when you take her to the prom you catch the eye of the randy Prom Queen and tell your girlfriend to fuck off home on her own because you’ve met somebody else.

Armourist

*good = God

Akilla

wtf is aaron ramsey doing in the picture?

GunnerFCm

Prancing. Clearly. 🙂

Ace McGoldrick

Ramsey’s in the picture? Well if he is in it he’s doing a passable impression of the Invisible Man.

Turkish Delight

That isn’t Ramsey. I think it’s Conor Henderson.

Rad Carrot

Who is this Robin people keep talking about? Never heard of him.

To be honest, I’m already moving on. Let’s not care about players who don’t care about us. We’ve still got a delicious youth system and we’re moving forward, never mind if the media and the Arsenal haters scream at us that we’re going down (They said the same thing when we lost Henry, remember).

Stick together, lads, and remember that we’ve got these chaps to ensure our future.

Paul

Possible that Usmaniv orchestrated all this (the RvP stabbing) to get at Kroenke, Gazidis n Wenger?

The sequence of events (letters) n their content are extraordinary n well thought of, it seems

Fatcunt

To be honest I think this whole rvp leaving this was already pre-planned even before the seasons end. Him talking of us needing to strengthen our squad was just cue for ‘get ready for my departure’. Him waving at the emirates as if he was going into war and didn’t know when he was gonna be back. All this were definite clues that he was gonna leave us. Only we were too blinded by our love for the guy so we assumed all was well. The letter he wrote was clearly done by proffesionals- inserting some hidden guy talk like… Read more »

Cygan's Left Foot

*shakes head at Paul* Was the MI6, CIA and KGB involved too?

Maybe not the MI6, CIA or KGB but the Dein connection is highly visible in all of this. David Dein is in with Red & White (as he has always stated) and Darren Dein is van Persie’s agent but you go ahead and bury your head in the sand while claiming “if i can’t see it, it’s not really there” if you want and not see any coincidence in the events that transpired. The fact David Dein, and to a greater extent Darren, clearly wants to hurt a club and in doing so a man he claims is one of… Read more »

Beastista

Is Usmanov also on the board of MI6, CIA and KGB????

Woah… He is indeed a giant Jabba then…

Dave Gooner

Without question, I think. This whole thing was orchestrated by a Russian oligarch, through his well lubricated puppets the Deins, and through them (and to his eternal shame, I hope) Robin van Persie. There can be no question but that Robin never ever pulls on our beloved cannon again. Get him out the door, and as quickly and as quietly as possible, but only to a continental club. If he chooses Man City though, I’d be inclined to take the hit and let him rot by not playing him in the reserves (why, after all, should he be allowed take… Read more »

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

It’s an ongoing campaign every summer. Toure, Adebayor, Nasri, Clichy, RVP. Same set of hands in there every time.

He could be played in the reserves for the first game of their season, just to make sure he knows how valuable he now is to the club, and he better hope he doesn’t come up against a lot of discontented reserve players like Shawcross, or he could spend the year in the treatment room. Those reserve games can be tough on “superstars”.

Comedian

Wenger knows best.
If van persie is really being a cunt than i would want arsene to do the same thing what city did to wayne bridge, not include him in the squad but take away a whole year.
But Wenger wont do that will he he is too nice a guy.
The best option would be to hand park the no.10 jersey and play him every week.

damien joyce

I know this isn’t on topic but i really dont understand any links wiv Lyon gk Hugo Lloris, a couple of years ago we cld hav done wiv him i know but right now wot we need is an experienced gk who can help Szcz not a under 30 who will want and expect to take his place. We hav in our hands (until citeh,madrid or barca cum hunting) a top top gk who in a few years time cld be the best around I know its only rumours but it’s a kalou rumour, not wanted or needed thank u… Read more »

Nikki

The majority of people who talk about RVP also off topic so you don’t have to worry.
The link to GK is more to do with the GK position then the person who is link so it is understandable.

Brandon

Its probably just fake. Szescneys weak points come in his decision making and positioning, even then he’s already pretty damn good at his weak points. Some of his saves hes made have been unreal, and they show his natural athletic reflexes. Obviously the guy is trainable to be a top 5 GK one day. I dont think we will get lloris.

damien joyce

i find it strange i got thumbs down there unless they want Lloris instead of Szcz, my point is that i’d rather we spent money elsewhere we hav good goalie that ain’t gonna go back on bench and wait again, I like Szcz a lot he just needs bit of experience behind him

Cathal

Thumbs down would be due to your questionable grammar I’d imagine.

ETID

So if wojech breaks his arm again 1st day of the season u are quite happy with mannone for the season………i dont think so.

damien joyce

if casillas / valdes / cech / reina break their arms???? come on!! u dont have two no.1 gks at any club, look wot happened to cudicini, gks dont rotate so that just cant happen, i really doubt they’d buy Lloris anyway but IF they did then i cant see Szcz sticking around, im gonna leave it now cos i was getting bit tetchy wen i posted originally, ive calmed down a bit now. I WILL NOT GET EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED TO ARSENAL PLAYERS ANYMORE I WILL NOT GET EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED TO ARSENAL PLAYERS ANYMORE I WILL NOT GET EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED… Read more »

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

The Press had a wonderful two years lambasting our goalies and claiming we were the only team in the EPL who played without one. I imagine that the unlucky performance in Polkraine was enough for them to try to recreate that Arsenal crisis this season.

Japan

Sky sports reporting Denilson back to Sao Paolo on season long loan…

Fatcunt

So you rushed here to tell us yesterday news that we even dont care about.

I’l laugh now.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

So you won’t be screaming “We didn’t clear out all the dead wood!!!!” on the day after the transfer window closes then?

Merlin's Panini

looks like we’ve… *smirk*… gone for a Burton.

Cygan's Right Foot

Out! Just get out

Merlin's Panini

sorry, I needed to say something lighthearted.
The last two days have been pretty shitty, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Merlin's Panini

Completely unrelated. I just noticed that the guy doing the live text feed on the BBC tennis is called Ben Dirs. How unfortunate.

Naija-arsenal

Either usmanov’s lawyers are also van persie’s but this shows they’ve been working together hence they shot simultaneously and they’ve planning this for months with the aim that both parties win…love and loyalty in futbal just travelled to another planet…and they a’int coming back

Dreamiest

Stop these conspiracy theories. They’re as dipressing as Stan’s philosophy.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Just the latest chapter in a campaign that’s been going on for ages. Since Usmanov arrived on the scene Arsenal has been a much less happy place, as every player with Dein as his agent is a potential jumper, and every time any less than stellar thing happens Usmanov is there spreading the poison.

Fatgooner

Cheer up, evereybody! We may have lost Robin Van Pursie, but The Greatest Striker That Ever Lived is back! He was far too good for Sunderland and now has returned to rescue us. He will bang in at least 50 goals this season, just you watch!

Brandon

I dont understand this. bendtner is the greatest striker who ever did live. How many other strikers have their own jewlery lines!?!? None I tell you! None.

Naija-arsenal

How many striker put 2goals past portugal? None i tell you none…how many striker showcase their pants after scoring? None i tell you none…how many striker puts their first touch past a spud keeper in their debut for arsenal?how many player asks his team mate to clean is boots…how many striker plays 4 sunderland and they dont intend to sign again? None i tell you none… In tgstel we’ve got the best striker in the whole wide world.plus he’s handsome sort of…

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Bendtners underpants. The gift that keeps on giving.

Chamakh

I will bang in the goals for us!

Just you wait and see!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

If you get a 38 game league run like RVP had last season I daresay you will.

konyizee

ROBIN VAN PERSIE literally sold himself to the highest bidder. he fucking wrote a letter?…..lol that’s seriously one pathetic whore in my book. he couldn’t just sit back and wait for people to come in with offer for him, he had to lift his skirt and flash his white panties. i actually thought he was better than this.
booooooo.

he should change his twitter account username from @persie_official to @officially_apussy.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

No, you are mistaking him for Bendtner. He does all the pantie flashing.

neutral

I think everyone is overestimating the time it takes to prepare such a letter, I think the timing is entirely related to Wenger coming out and saying RVP will stay. One day later RVP comes out with his statement, perhaps the angry tone in RVP statement was because they were not suppossed to talk about RVPs contract, and wenger came out and did so -firing the first shot. RVP and his folks could figure out a statement pretty quick and I don’t doubt Darren giving a heads up to his dad, and Usmanov followed up the next day. 1-2-3 =… Read more »

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

They agreed not to talk about RVPs contract until after the Euros. They didn’t. Only a prick would retaliate at somebody because they stuck to an agreement.

big black clock

Piers Morgan just described Ian Wright’s article in The Sun as a ”great piece”.

*facepalm*

Just shows you how gullible that knob truly is. Also, does anyone know why is Wright blaming Wenger again?

Fatcunt

Wright is a cunt!!, right?
Heard the knob has been appointed as technical director for ajax.
oh well, Look on the bright side, he’l have something to do other than critisising every step wenger takes.

And what about that pierce morgan fella, he absolutely took a dump on our new signings.’…….giroud, podolski. His tweets are absolutely utter bollocks.

God, I hate this guy.

big black clock

Isn’t Overmars the new technical director for Ajax?

Anyway yea Wright has kind of a cunty attitude, he always has something negative to say about the club at the wrong times. He’s probably my least favourite/most hated ‘legend’.

Midfield Corporal

Give Wrighty a break. If you listen to him on Absolute he has some decent points. I would ignore whatever is written in The Sun because it is spun for sensationalism. He wants success for The Arsenal and is entitled to an opinion, not sure calling one of our greatest players a cunt is really justified just because you don’t agree with him.

gnarly charlie

too be fair, wrighty is a bit of a cunt

Merlin's Panini

Yep. Overmars is technical director and he works alongside the hilariously named Jeroen Slop! urghhh…

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Wright is more twat than cunt, I’d say. Don’t get dumb mixed up with vindictive.

Fatcunt

Yeah my bad……it’s overmars.
Anyway, my confusion really has to tell just how much I hate the fucker. I don’t even know why The sun entertain his nonsense.

A legend…….-ish

Too Drunk To Be Offside

Totally on a Side note………….the first Review of The Dark Knight Rises are trickling in, and all indications are that it will be stellar. Thumbs Up if u can’t wait.

Next season Arsenal will be stellar as well, and ironically like TDKR, be without Robin, but still better than ever.

gunsen gurner

Sodoes that make Arsene the hero we need but not the one we deserve?or is it the other way around?

Too Drunk To Be Offside

Lol, Wenger is the hero we need and deserve………..but now that you mentioned it, there is one quote from the Nolanverse Batman, that is so true for Wenger…………

“You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

Just IMAGINE if Wenger had left after the Invincible season, but he didn’t, and now for some “fans” he is a villain.

gunsen gurner

So does that make Arsene the hero we need but not the one we deserve?or is it the other way around?

Naija-arsenal

Wenger is d hero we need and deserve,cos if he’d left after the invin cibles we would have been in more mess than this,cos these stuffs are meant to happen,wait till barca’s woes start,it’s will happen to anyteam that has reached their peak so they will start again(thats futbal)once brazil dominated the world,now its spain,it’s happened to the old ladies,the galaticos,the lyonnais,leeds (messier situation),inter milan,milan,liverpool,to mention but a few no coach could have done what arséne is doing,little wonder why he was voted as the coach of the decade.

Dreamiest

It seems that many people are not good enough in spelling, just like Ivan Gazidis is not good enough in management.

Naija-arsenal

It’s seems some people have got egos just like tgstel,and they can proof they’re not fucking retarded by tellings the mistakes these people made…think you are good? You are Such an idiot

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Naija-arsenal

*Tellings* was a mistake,that’s my keyboard for you,by *pointing out* i mean

plan seo

I stumbled on your place a little while ago and I really cannot get enough!
Please keep writing!

Dreamiest

Ah. I don’t how your spam made past Mr. Bloggs’ filters, but Sir, you are smart in your wordings.

Naija-arsenal

Wordings or spellings? And where is *know* in your write up? You’re so egocentric and oik…sir,i don’t have your time,i’ve got important things to be busy with.

Ji

What about ryo, lets loan him to arsenal…

Bashnouna Youssef

My favorite player ever for Arsenal has got to be

Kanu!!

Classy player but i also love Ray Parlour
Can’t really decide between them but I guess Kanu edges.
I started supporting AFC in 2004 cuz of a fifa game but i remain loyal

Vick

£13 million + plus david villa for robin van pursi£…….according to sources.

Fair?

http://www.caughtoffside.com/2012/07/07/arsenal-linked-with-david-villa-in-robin-van-persie-barcelona-swap-deal/

big black clock

Don’t see it happening mate. Also, Arsenal Times aren’t that reliable of a source in twitter.

Follow Sport Trend, they have been right on everything about Arsenal so far. And they claim we’re gonna bid 7m for Dempsy and that the M’Vila deal is still on. Arsenal just need to sell players before finalizing M’Vila.

Merlin's Panini

no, just bullshit.

Bashnouna Youssef

No mate just pure and utter BS

Fatgooner

There’s more chance of Ricky Villa joining us.

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