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Arsenal defender confirmed as first sale of this year

Djourou makes his move permanent away from Arsenal! by Ash

It has been confirmed today on Sky Sports News that Arsenal and Hamburg have reached the agreement to see defender Johan Djourou swap London for Hamburg. The Swiss defender leaves the Gunners for German side Hamburg in what is a permanent move following on from his season long loan deal with the club.

Defender reveals desire to ditch Arsenal

Djourou gives a hint he wants to leave Arsenal permanently! by Ash

Johan Djourou really has become a lost name at Arsenal and although he may not be currently with the club, I still believe he has the ability to remain with the Gunners for a few more years at least.

Djourou is currently out on loan for the season in Germany with HSV Hamburg from Arsenal. The defender left the Gunners this summer on loan because he wanted to attain more playing time ahead of the World Cup, whilst presumably not breaking of all connection with the major English club. However that could be all set to change this summer, with the Swiss international defender giving his biggest hint yet that he intends to leave North London on a permanent basis.

Arsenal exits means Wenger is planning last minute surprises!

Miquel to Leicester City by Ash

Arsenal’s squad seems to be getting weaker and weaker by the day as today we have sent Ignasi Miquel out on loan to Championship side Leicester City. He is the 3rd player to be loaned out from the club this summer, also joining a whole host of players to go through the exit door and this major overhaul at the club doesn’t seem as promising as we all thought.

Will Koscielny injury force Wenger into transfer market?

It never rains but it pours, it seems, especially for Arsenal. Just like buses, injuries seem to come along in bursts. The Gunners are facing a real crisis, though, after Laurent Koscielny joined the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen on the injury list, leaving just Per Mertesacker as our only first choice centre back.

The injury might not be really serious, according to The Mirror, but we don’t know that for sure, and these things seem to have a habit of dragging on at Arsenal. The French international twisted his right ankle and had to limp out of training earlier today. The lack of covering defenders was highlighted by the fact that the assistant manager Steve Bould had to step in so the players could complete the training session.

Would Lescott be a good replacement for Djourou at Arsenal?

Is Lescott a good option for Arsenal? by Ash

Jolean Lescott isn’t a player you would normally think Arsenal were interested in, keeping his age and inconsistency in mind, however a report from SportsDirectNews would suggest otherwise. Now, I know what you’re thinking, SportsDirectNews? That’s not a reliable source and yes, I am aware that there creditability cannot be certain and to be honest it’s probably a load of made up rubbish. However that’s not what I want to focus on. I want to see if you think Lescott would be a good option for Arsenal because I generally think he’d be a decent signing, and with the exit of Johan Djourou we need a new backup centre-back.

Was Coquelin deal part of Arsenal transfer move for Ginter?

There is a transfer rumour in the press today that claims Arsenal are preparing a swoop on the German Bundesliga club SC Freiburg. The target of the move is going to be their 19-year old star Matthias Ginter, who can play in defence as well as midfield. Only this week we learned that our French midfielder Francis Coquelin would be joining Freiburg on loan for the season, and there is a good chance that the two moves could be connected.

Djourou has choices – and Arsenal fans should wish him well

Offers in For Djourou by Ash

Arsenal’s Johan Djourou looks pretty much certain to secure a move away from the Emirates this summer with a number of clubs lining up for the Swiss International’s signature, but whether he will once again be leaving on loan or if in fact it will be a permanent deal this time around is yet to be seen.

Djourou has attracted interest from several European clubs this summer, with the main competitors seemingly being German rivals Hannover 96 and Hamburg.

Adler for Djourou swap deal would be perfect for Arsenal

Djourou to be involved in a swap deal? by AH

Johan Djourou seems odds on this summer to leave Arsenal with clubs in Germany, France and Spain all keen to secure the players services for next season. The most interest comes from Germany, with both Hannover 96 and Hamburger SV both expressing an interest in Djourou, whilst some Arsenal fans seem to think that perhaps Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler will be involved in any potential deal.

“We would take him on loan or buy him, depending on which is better for Arsenal,” Hamburg’s sports director Oliver Kreuzer told German daily Bild.

How Arsenal can really strengthen the defence

Papadopoulos is the name by AH

Kyriakos Papadopoulos may or may not be a name you are familiar with however he is today being linked with Arsenal, after reports suggested that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger are set to give up on the pursuit of Swansea and Welsh International defender Ashley Williams.

Williams has gone quiet over the last few weeks, but rumours have picked up suggesting we won’t look to meet Swansea’s £10 million valuation for the player. I personally think it’s a good thing if true because I firmly believe he isn’t worth that price and that there are much better suited players available considering the role that he would play at the club.

What Arsenal should do if Hamburg want Djourou?

I don’t know how many Arsenal fans agree with me, but I feel a little bit sorry for Johan Djourou. After joining the Gunners as a promising 15-year old in 2002, his career has never really managed to take off as he would have liked. He was not happy being the fourth choice centre back, so Arsene Wenger finally relented last season and let him go on loan to Hannover in the Bundesliga.

Is Ignasi Miquel ready for the Arsenal First Team?

What to do with Miquel? by AH

Ignasi Miquel is a player whom I’m sure you are all familiar with because although he doesn’t play of a regular basis, he often features in the clubs domestic cup run competitions of the Capital One Cup and the FA Cup.

As captain of the Arsenal under 21’s Miquel is one of the more experienced players in that squad and will no doubt soon make the step up to the first team squad soon, after being in and around it for a few years now.
But at 20 years old, the former Barcelona defender is at a peak age in which he needs regular playing time to really develop into a star player and it doesn’t look like he will be getting regular playing time at Arsenal so I think it’s vital that we send him out on loan.

Arsenal cannot lose by letting dead wood go!

It’s a Win-Win scenario for Arsenal by AH

Although some people may slate the club for letting the deadwood players go for stupidly small sums of money, a lot of people will correctly recognise that although it hasn’t added much to our transfer chest, it does free up a lot of space elsewhere.

Now in this article, I’m addressing how much the club could realistically make if we were to sell all the players that have been touted for a move this summer. Of course some of them will stay because they won’t be able to find a club, and some of them just genuinely won’t be sold because they are still wanted, like Vermaelen. I’ll look to address a player’s value and how much wages they will open up and obviously each player that goes frees up a squad place.