There are loads of Arsenal transfer rumours popping up as we enter the last few days of the transfer window, and today is no different. Come on Arsene, we’re all waiting for that “special player” you’ve promised us last week!
Well first of all let’s get one outgoing player out of the way, as the Mail reports that Nicklas Bendtner is now being looked at by Juventus as the Old Lady seems to have failed in their bid to get Llorente. The bad news is that the price being quoted (or offered) is only £5million. As much as we don’t want the Greatest Striker In The World back at Arsenal, I really think he should be worth more than that after his performances at the Euros this summer……
Another Arsenal striker hopefully to be leaving is Marouane Chamakh who is reported to be wanted by Malaga in La Liga. This could be very helpful as Arsenal have been linked with a move for the unwanted Spanish U21 international Isco (Full name: Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez). For some unknown reason the Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini thinks that Isco is surplus to requirements this season and has given him permission to talk to other clubs. Perhaps Wenger could propose a straight swap?
It seems that Yohan Cabaye is the favour of the week at Arsenal according to the English press, but Newcastle have admitted they are loathe to sell any of their stars at this late stage, so I am unconvinced this one will get off the ground, but the out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay is a possibility after being told he can go out on loan for a season to try and regain his form. Afellay missed most of last season with a cruciate injury but if he can regain his previous form for PSV and Holland he could be a very useful addition to the Arsenal midfield.
Another licely Arsenal rumour is the possibility of nabbing the Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who is very versatile and can play anywhere in the back line. He would certainly be useful but I doubt if Wenger will bring in a defender, although its obvious to everyone in the world (except him!) that Arsenal need one more classy squad player in the defence to cover for all these bloody injuries….
Can you see any of these players ending up at Arsenal before the weekend????