If nothing changes before next summer, Arsenal will have to without Bacary Sagna next season. The French international right back is in the last year of his current deal with the Gunners, and it looks like that may be the end of the road for Sagna at the Emirates. I am not going to have a go at him, although I would love him to sign another contract with us, but I cannot help but wonder what we will do without him.
Crazy Arsenal transfer rumours by Stefan
The other day I wrote an article about how Arsenal should once again consider buying a new goalkeeper and I suggested we revisit Julio Cesar. I suggested this because of Szczesny’s terrible performance against Aston Villa at the weekend. Until then I was content to let him be the number one at the club.
So once again at the start of the week the goalkeeper rumours started flying in. Today we are linked with Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas but that is unlikely in my opinion. The other one, which should be taken more seriously is Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita. The media is reporting that Arsenal are preparing a £17 million bid for him. I say to that, you can’t be serious.
Arsenal fans have had enough of Barcelona trying to poach players from the club, and the latest report will not make them feel any friendlier towards the Spanish giants. In typical Barca style, one of their players has been talking about a possible transfer of the midfield star Jack Wilshere, just as they did with Cesc Fabregas. It is disrespectful and borders on `tapping up` but that seems to be the way Barca operate and they think they have a right to do so.
Most Arsenal fans and football pundits would agree that the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could do with strengthening his squad in a number of areas, but the right back position would come pretty far down on the list. So, if the reports linking Arsenal with a transfer window move for the Brazilian right back Dani Alves from Barcelona are true, it may indicate that Arsenal are preparing to lose their current first choice right back Bacary Sagna.