Now it is official that Arsenal have definitely failed to replace the goalscoring prowess that Van Persie provided last season, and with the disappointing Olivier Giroud as the only out-and-out centre-forward in the side (unless you count Chamakh!), it is clear that Wenger must now dig deeply to bring a proven hitman to the Emirates in January.
There have been numerous rumours that Arsenal have set their sights on Adrian Lopez or Fernando Llorente to compete with Giroud, but after last nights defeat to Norwich, Wenger refused to confirm that he needed a new striker. .......Read the full article here
So it is finally confirmed that Cesc Fabregas will be staying at Arsenal next season, and the Catalan club have instead arranged to sign the Brazilian midfielder Adriano from Sevilla instead.
The new Barca president Sandro Rosell has finally understood that Arsenal will not let Fabregas leave cheaply (if at all) and have decided to go for the cheaper option of taking Adriano.
The 26 year-old is very versatile and can play in midfield or on the wing, and the prudent Rosell will be happy that he will cost only 10m euros, so he can stop worrying about breaking the bank for Fabregas. El Mundo Deportivo has announced that he will be unvieled as a Barcelona player in the next two days. .......Read the full article here