I watched the Paris Saint_Germain midfielder closely today after Arsenal were reported to be interested in making a move for him in the transfer window this summer. And just like last week, I was not that impressed. Don’t get me wrong, Gooners, the 21-year old Italian international is a good player with some great skills about him, but he is not what the Gunners need.
At 5ft 5in, Verratti would fit right into the Arsenal midfield as it stands and he has two good feet, technical ability and a great range of passing, but Chelsea were finding it too easy to pressure him off the ball. This central midfield position is, for me, the most important transfer for Arsenal this summer and it is one that we simply have to get right. .......Read the full article here
If the reports of a few weeks ago held any truth in them, Arsenal should be in pole position to sign the talented and prolific young striker Michy Batshuayi in the summer, but any dithering or dawdling could see the Gunners miss out on this promising young player.
The Mirror has reported that moneybags French club AS Monaco are set to challenge Arsenal for Batshuayi, after his 18 goals for Standard Liege so far this season have made him the top scorer in the Belgian top flight. At just 20-years old he is showing fantastic potential, but we cannot afford to wait and let him develop at his current club for a number of reasons. .......Read the full article here
It seems as if everything is up in the air concerning Arsene Wenger and his future as the manager of Arsenal Football Club. And whatever happens at the end of the season, I am worried that all this uncertainty could have an adverse effect on our transfer business this summer. .......Read the full article here
Ask any Arsenal fan and he will be able to give you a long and detailed list of positions that need strengthening in the Gunners team. They will also have a lot of ideas if which players they would like to see coming to the Emirates this summer.
But I seriously doubt whether those lists will contain the position of a midfielder who is technically good but not particularly strong of fast and who has not scored a goal in over 50 games. So you are unlikely to see the name of Marco Verratti on any of those lists either, although the Metro have reported that the young Italian is being targeted by the Gunners for a £17 million summer transfer from his current club Paris Saint-Germain. .......Read the full article here
Goodbye Mr Wenger by Dan
Well…what can I say! Yet another pathetic Arsenal performance in a big game; made worse when my girlfriend uttered the classic phrase “it’s only a game.” Luckily as an Arsenal fan, I’ve been numb to the affects of that phrase for many years now. But on a more serious note, I think Arsene Wenger should walk at the end of the season. .......Read the full article here
I hope that the Arsenal manager has been made aware of what the talented 21-year old right back Serge Aurier has said about his dream of playing for Arsenal Football Club, because if we move fast on this transfer once the window opens in the summer, not only will the Gunners be getting one of the most promising young defenders around, we will also be denying Chelsea one of their transfer targets.
According to HereIsTheCity.com, Jose Mourinho has been sending scouts from Chelsea to watch Aurier in action for his his French Ligue 1 club Toulouse and they have been impressed by what they have seen from the Ivorian international. .......Read the full article here
Maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part, but I believe that Arsenal will finally break out of the financial shackles of recent years and actually spend some serious money in this summer’s transfer market. We were told last year that the Gunners were now in a position to be able to compete with the big boys but, apart from the record signing of Mesut Ozil, we didn’t see it. .......Read the full article here
Alvaro Morata was one of the many strikers linked with Arsenal in the January transfer window. It looked for a while as if the talented young Spanish striker was going to come on loan to the Gunners from Real Madrid, but it seems he decided to stay and fight for his place in the Madrid team.
A recent injury to Jese has given him a chance to do that and he is starting to show once again what he can do. His confidence is returning and he has scored a few great goals recently, so the news, reported by The Mirror, that Arsenal will be able to sign the 21-year old on a permanent deal this summer for a bargain price of £8 million, is fantastic. Or is it? .......Read the full article here
Vermaelen will get a chance to shine once again! by Ash
A couple of seasons ago, not many fans would have argued that Thomas Vermaelen was one of the best central defenders Arsenal had seen at the club for years and he was easily one of the best in the league. Then as injury problems occurred and he took on the role of the Arsenal club captain, things just didn’t seem to go right for him, and he quickly lost form. Then further injury problems occurred and he slipped down the preference ladder and for much of this season, his future at the club has been a hot topic of debate. But now in the final stages of this Premier League season, things seem to be picking up once again for the Belgian. .......Read the full article here
It seems that any young player with talent who plays in an attacking role will be likened to Lionel Messi sooner or later. The latest player to be given this honour is reportedly set for talks about a transfer to Arsenal, so let’s hope his nickname of `the Iranian Messi` actually means he has got some of the potential of the Barcelona and Argentina striker. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal cannot give up on Lukaku bid now? by Ash
The massive transfer rumour of the last few days is that Arsenal’s greatest rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, have supposedly been in contact with both Chelsea and Romelu Lukaku’s representatives over a possible transfer in the summer.
The news which has been reported in several national newspapers since the quotes broke, supposedly from Lukaku’s agent himself, includes reports within the Guardian and Daily Telegraph. Although the report may not have any substance behind it, it seems like a perfectly viable option considering Chelsea supposedly want to sell their young Belgian. That may surprise many but Chelsea are well known for buying players young, loaning them and then selling them on for a massive profit. Although this case may be different considering the quality of Lukaku, if true, Arsenal surely cannot pass up the opportunity. .......Read the full article here
Just like every other Arsenal fan on the planet, I would love to see Arsene Wenger set down a real marker this summer and splurge a huge portion of his transfer budget on a striker like Edinson Cavani, but in reality I cannot see it happening. That does not mean that there are not some real top quality front men out there and there are two especially I think that Wenger should be going for. .......Read the full article here