The speculation about Alvaro Morata coming to join Arsenal has not gone away, even though the proposed loan move in January didn’t come off. The young Spanish striker has apparently accepted that he needs to move away from his boyhood club Real Madrid in order to play regularly and further his career, something he really should have known a month ago, but the £25 million price tag that his La Liga club have slapped on him means his destination probably won’t be the Emirates.
Some interesting news this morning is being reported that the Tottenham director Daniel Levy has gazumped Arsenal’s deal with Ian Broomfield, despite a verbal agreement with the Gunners having been confirmed.
The ex-Spurs and QPR head scout even released a statement a week ago saying: “The opportunity to work for Arsene Wenger at one of Europe’s top clubs, like Arsenal, was too good to turn down.
“I appreciated my time at QPR with Harry, but this is an exciting challenge which I’m looking forward to.”
I know it is not confirmed that Bacary Sagna will not be an Arsenal player next season, but after the club announced new contracts for Rosicky and Mertesacker this week, the silence on Sagna was telling and his departure is almost as likely as Spurs missing out on the Champions League.
So Arsenal need a replacement and two names are in the papers today as possibly being available in the summer, Dani Alves and Micah Rochards. The Express reports that Barcelona are willing to sell their Brazilian right back because he will have just a year left on his contract and they will be in a Sagna situation.
Bendtner looking likely to leave at the end of the season? by Ash
Whilst everyone is focusing on contract signings elsewhere with Tomas Rosicky and Per Mertesacker two notable players to tie the knot with Arsenal for a few more years between them at the very least, one player that has been forgotten is Nicklas Bendtner.
I have the smallest feeling that Bendtner won’t be too happy that nobody’s paid the same amount of attention to his contractual situation as that of Sagna’s or even Mertesacker’s who’se deal wasn’t even set to expire this summer.
It seems that the Gunners have been working hard behind the scenes to sort out the future of some of the Arsenal squad who are coming to the end of their current contracts. And it appears that the club has been fairly successful as well. However, it is not all good news.
According to the Daily Mail, our long serving French international Bacary Sagna has not been given the deal that he wanted and is set to move on when his contract expires this summer. I am gutted about this, to be honest and think that Arsenal are making a big mistake.
There are various reasons why some clubs do better in the transfer market than others. Arsenal fans will be hoping for much more in the transfer market from now on, but there are still some very big hitters out there that, on the face of it, Arsenal will simply not be able to compete with.
Two of those clubs, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, are set to be battling the Gunners for one of our main transfer targets this summer, according to The Mirror, so how on Earth are we going to win? The player in question, Antoine Griezmann, may have the answer.
Wenger hints at a potential Arsenal summer signing? by Ash
Arsene Wenger is not well renowned for his hints when it comes to transfer talk, and in fact he usually shies away from the questions altogether. However if it isn’t a lie about not knowing Santi Cazorla or not being interested in Luis Suarez, then usually you can bet on the Frenchman telling the honest truth.
Arsenal fans are understandably confused and angry about why Arsene Wenger has done so little in the last two transfer windows, especially after the recent financial figures showed the Club doing really well and having lots of money in the bank.
Apart from smashing the Arsenal transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil on the summer deadline day, Wenger has spent less money than you would expect from a struggling lower division side, but it does look as if this year will be the last one that causes us to vent our frustrations as our rivals spend money and we do nothing.
As if the football at the weekend was not bad enough for Arsenal fans, someone has decided to pour salt and vinegar into our open wounds. The American John W. Henry who owns Liverpool has pretty much admitted that Arsenal’s attempt to sign Luis Suarez in the summer should have been successful, but they just decided not to honour the terms of the contract.
We all know about the strange sounding bid of 40 million and one pound, which turned into a bit of a joke, with Liverpool taking the high ground and accusing us of bad and disrespectful behaviour. We had to put up with snide comments from Mr. Henry and his attack dog, Brenda, but it now turns out that the Gunners were in the right all along.
Arsenal’s current longest-serving player Bacary Sagna has looked to be set to leave the Emirates this summer as he has not yet agreed to sign a new contract extension. Talks seem to have been going on for the last 18 months and there have been rumours abounding that PSG and (God Forbid!) Man City have been preparing to offer the versatile Frenchman a big-money contract to end his career with them.
But now perhaps the talks are nearing a conclusion, as the right-back’s latest comments would seem to indicate he has no desire to leave Arsenal at all! Sagna said in The Mirror: “I love Arsenal, I love playing for Arsenal, I love my team,”
Joel Campbell still hopes to make it at Arsenal! by Ash
After watching Olympiakos against Manchester United last night I realised two major things. Firstly, one that does not come across as something shocking at all, is that Manchester United are currently in a bigger crisis than Arsenal have ever recently been in, despite not coming under the same level of media attention. And secondly what a very good player Joel Campbell has the potential to be.
Jenkinson should be Arsenal’s right back next season! by Ash
As the weeks go by I become more and more adamant that this season will be Bacary Sagna’s last at the Emirates, with the Frenchman increasingly likely to move on for pastures new this summer. Sagna’s contract runs out in the summer and with little signs suggesting that a new deal that he is willing to accept has been made, means that an exit is already being paved in the player’s thoughts.