Category Archives: Arsenal rumours

Agent confirms Arsenal interest in German defender

It has become increasingly likely that Bacary Sagna has definitely decided to move on this summer, as he continually refuses to agree to a new contract at Arsenal, so it is little surprise that the Gunners are looking for a new long-term replacement in the meantime.

Today the Metro reports that Mino Grillo, the agent of the Eintracht Frankfurt defender Sebastian Jung has confirmed that Arsenal have been keeping tabs on his client.

Grillo said: “In England we know Arsenal are very strongly on his trail for the summer,”

Is Van Gaal ready to take over from Wenger at Arsenal?

I don’t know how much you Arsenal fans out there take notice of things going on with other clubs, but this particular rumour involves Tottenham so you may have heard. Their managerial issues are ongoing, with Tim Sherwood reportedly being told he is out no matter how well he does. And the man widely believed to be going to take over if the Dutchman Louis Van Gaal, or is he?

Chelsea edge ahead of Arsenal in race for £20m striker

I am sure that, like me, many Arsenal fans have taken great pleasure in seeing Chelsea and Jose Mourinho start to crumble spectacularly as their Premier and Champions League campaigns begin to hit the skids. And the not-so-special-after-all one ranting yet again about his strikers was music to our ears.

But it does mean that Arsene Wenger is likely to have a tougher time of it in the transfer market this summer, especially when it comes to strikers. One of the front men who is reportedly high on Arsenal’s shopping list is the Bayern Munich and Croatia international striker Mario Mandzukic, but according to a Metro report, Chelsea have stolen a march on us in the race to sign the prolific 27-year old and have already met with his agent in London.

Arsenal chasing another top young English talent

Arsene Wenger has been very clear that he wants his Arsenal side to be filled with the best young British talents at the core, and his development of Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs, amongst others, has shown he means business.

Now it seems he intends to add yet another English youngster in the form of Patrick Roberts, who is currently impressing everyone at relegation-threatened Fulham. The 17 year-old winger/striker has only played twice for our London neighbours first-team, but already has 16 appearances for the England U16 and U17 sides under his belt.

Will Vucinic be another David Villa saga for Arsenal?

One of the big transfer rumours doing the rounds about Arsenal in January concerned the Ju8ventus and Montenegro striker Mirko Vucinic. If the stories were true, Arsene Wenger was trying to get the 30-year old on loan until the end of the season, in order to help boost the injury depleted Gunners squad, especially after Theo Walcott was ruled out for six months.

Mattaus again confirms that Drmic will join Arsenal

Josip Drmic will be a Gunner this summer, according to Lothar Mattaus by Ash

Last weekend the first signs of a possible deal between Arsenal and Josip Drmic had been agreed that would see the Swiss international swap the Bundesliga for Premiership football this summer. Lother Mattaus, a former German international, now media pundit, stated that he has sources to tell him that Drmic will be transferring to Arsenal this summer for £8m.

Back then it was just a rumour but now speaking to a national newspaper in Switzerland, the homeland of the striker, Mattaus has taken the report one step further. Mattaus said:

Kaboul to Arsenal? No thanks but we’ll have Vertonghen

After reading the latest Arsenal transfer rumour this morning, I did have to check that it was April’s fools day yesterday, not today. The story, reported by Metro and others, is that the Tottenham central defender Younes Kaboul is ready to repeat the actions of Sol Campbell and swap his lilywhite shirt for the red and white of Arsenal. Assuming that Thomas Vermaelen is going to leave, the Gunners will need another centre back.

Champions League to decide whether Arsenal get Draxler?

If you believe what you read in the papers, Arsenal have already tried to sign Julian Draxler. A January bid from the Gunners was revealed, or claimed by Horst Heldt, the sporting director of the German starlet’s current club Schalke 04.

Herr Heldt has been at it again, according to a Sky Sports report, in which he says that Schalke are very confident about keeping their exciting young player, despite the fact that there is a release clause in Draxler’s current contract, thought to be getting on for £40 million.

Arsenal on alert after Cavani states BPL desire

There might be an Arsenal fans somewhere that does not want Arsene Wenger, or whoever might replace him, to spend big money on a big name striker this summer, but I haven’t met them. They don’t come much bigger than Edinson Cavani, and the Uruguayan striker has made it pretty clear that he would be keen on a move to the Premier League this season.

The powerful and skilful striker has not had the sort of season he expected since he moved to the French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain last year. Because of Zlatan Ibrahimovich and his super ego, Cavani seems to have been pushed out wide or played as a second striker and he is not happy about it, as an ESPN report reveals.

Kalou ready to say yes to Arsenal’s 2nd transfer attempt

As if the January transfer window was not frustrating enough for Arsenal fans, we then had to read in the papers that the Gunners had failed in attempts to bring in a number of players. The biggest of these was Julian Draxler of Schalke, of course, but the one position we really needed to strengthen was striker and so the news that Salomon Kalou had turned down the chance to come was pretty frustrating as well.

Drmic denial alerts Arsenal rivals to possible transfer hijack!

Arsenal may or may not be preparing to sign Josip Drmic, the young Swiss striker who has taken the Bundesliga by storm this season by scoring the same number of goals as Robert Lewandowski in a much worse side than the Pole’s Borussia Dortmund. But if the Gunners are trying to negotiate a deal with FC Nurenberg for their 21-year old star, it is likely to be much harder now.

France job gives Arsenal an easy way out with Wenger

It sounds to me as if Arsenal are firmly in the driving seat when it comes to Arsene Wenger and his future as manager of the club. The Frenchman has basically said that he will not walk away from the club, which means that if Arsenal want him to stay and offer him a new contract when his current deal expires in the summer, he is likely to accept.

But, according to The Mirror, the Arsenal board will not be deserting the long serving boss if they decide not to offer him an extension, because the job of managing the France national team is on offer to Wenger and it is a job he would really love to do.