AZ Alkmaar’s Vincent Janssen is set to join Arsenal this summer, according to reports.

The Gunners have been on his radar for some time now and are keen for the Dutch international to join the club this summer. The player himself is interested in the move though he has remained coy about it. Following Holland’s 2-0 win over Austria, when asked, the 21-year-old answered Fox Sports saying:

“I want to make a step, that is clear. But there is no white smoke just now. England? We will see. Maybe something will happen in the holidays. I will take my phone with me anyway.”

Janssen scored an impressive 27 goals in just 34 Eredivisie appearances last season, increasing the number of clubs who want his services. Arsenal want the talented forward but are also strongly linked with a move for Leicester City’s forward Jamie Vardy. Coach Arsene Wenger might choose to move for more than one player in the position. The 29-year old Vardy is believed to be interested in remaining at the club, frustrating Wenger’s hope of landing the joint second highest goal scorer last season at the Emirates while adding a younger player in Janssen along with him.    Continue reading

John van den Brom managed to end his first season

John van den Brom managed to end his first season at AZ Alkmaar in successful fashion after a 4-1 win over Excelsior.

This was the fourth consecutive victory for the team towards the end of the campaign and one that ensured a third place finish ahead of Feyenoord. Due to the significant experience of qualifying regularly for the Champions League, Feyenoord were considered as favourites for the third spot despite trailing on the final day of the campaign. AZ’s victory by a comfortable margin ensured that Feyenoord would not be able to close the gap irrespective of their result.

The result delighted managervan den Brom, who will now be looking forward to a season in the Champions League if the team managed to successfully go through the qualification phases.Van den Brom claimed that the team had been working towards this ambition throughout the campaign and to finally achieve it in the nailbiting manner against one of the top teams in the division is an excellent feeling. The manager was also cautious about the upcoming work left for the club in the summer transfer window. AZ Alkmaar will have to strengthen in order to compensate for the loss of players like Simon Poulsen and Nemanja Gudelj. Continue reading


Former Arsenal striker Andrei Arshavin, who was once the club’s record signing, has stated that he feels confident that Arsenal will finally be able to end their trophy drought and even win the Premier league title this season. After struggling with consistency for most of the last decade, Arsenal have finally been able to put together a run of form that has seen them go top of the table just a month before Christmas. Arshavin was one of the important players of the team only a few years ago, but his poor performances led to the club allowing him leave on a free transfer to Zenit St Petersburg. Continue reading