If you believe what you read in the papers, Arsenal have already tried to sign Julian Draxler. A January bid from the Gunners was revealed, or claimed by Horst Heldt, the sporting director of the German starlet’s current club Schalke 04.
Herr Heldt has been at it again, according to a Sky Sports report, in which he says that Schalke are very confident about keeping their exciting young player, despite the fact that there is a release clause in Draxler’s current contract, thought to be getting on for £40 million. .......Read the full article here
The widespread belief in the football media is that Arsenal would have had Julian Draxler in the squad now if Arsene Wenger had agreed to pay something close to his release clause value of £37 million, and that the failure to sign the 20-year old sensation in January had left the door open for Bayern Munich to hijack the transfer in the summer.
But Arsenal fans can breathe a little easier after Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, according to The Mirror, insisted that Draxler is not one of their transfer targets this summer. That should hopefully leave the way clear foe Arsenal to sign one of the most exciting young players in the world. .......Read the full article here
As the Premier League season builds to it’s closest run conclusion ever, with Arsenal and three other sides still in with a very realistic chance of becoming the new champions of England, the players should be thinking of nothing but the next game. But behind the scenes at the Emirates, I expect there is a lot of work and preparation going on for what will happen when the season does come to a close. .......Read the full article here
So it looks like it is time for the Arsenal fans to start guessing as to who Wenger is going to buy in the summer (if he is still the manager of course!)
According to the Telegraph, Wenger will have £100 million pounds to play with as the Gunners make more and more money from their off-pitch activities, like sponsorship and property deals, and not to mention the £140m surplus carried over from last year…. .......Read the full article here
Julian Draxler was widely expected to be the main focus of transfer interest for Arsenal in the summer. Having failed to do a deal with Schalke in the January transfer window after trying to persuade the Bundesliga club to accept less than the massive buy out fee for their starlet, the transfer was far from over.
The terms of his release clause only kick in at the end of the season and Arsene Wenger is reportedly going to have around £100 million to splash out to strengthen the Arsenal squad. But, according to a report in The Express, it will not be the fee that stops the Gunners getting their man, it will be the team that has put paid to our Champions League hopes for the last two years. .......Read the full article here
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. .......Read the full article here
If you asked every Arsenal fan in the world to write down the top five players they are hoping and expecting Arsene Wenger to sign in the summer transfer window, I bet there would not be many who did not have Diego Costa and Julian Draxler on the list.
But there are stories about both of these potential signings in the media today and it is not good news for Arsenal fans. 25-year old Costa has drawn attention from many clubs, with Liverpool reportedly meeting his release clause last summer. But he seems committed to his current side Atletico Madrid and their manager Diego Simeone. .......Read the full article here
I don’t know if you heard anything about it Arsenal fans, but the Gunners were linked with the Schalke and Germany international starlet Julian Draxler. There may have been a couple of small mentions of it in January. According to who you believe, Arsenal did not bid, offered too little or were scuppered by interest from Bayern Munich but one thing we know for sure is that we didn’t get him.
Many people expect Arsene Wenger to try again for the talented youngster in the summer, but I bet the Frenchman is dreading having to deal with Schalke. They never shut up. Wenger likes to keep his transfer dealings as quiet as possible, but the German club’s general manager Horst Heldt seems to be the exact opposite. .......Read the full article here
After Arsenal Football Club released the latest financial figures yesterday, the fans are now fully aware just how well the Gunners are doing commercially. And these figures were for the year ending November 2013 and should get even better with the Puma deal and other new revenue streams.
I won’t bore you with the figures, you can see them on the official Arsenal website. The upshot of it is that, even if we don’t touch the £22 million emergency money, there should be at least £120 million in Arsene Wenger’s transfer war chest in the summer. Even with today’s crazy transfer fees and wages, that should be enough to bring in at least three really top, world-class players. .......Read the full article here
There was a point some years back when Arsene Wenger was getting grief from the English media about Arsenal being made up of too many foreign players. The Frenchman has always insisted that he signs and plays players purely on merit and how they fit into his system and these days it is clear that he has nothing against homegrown players per se.
With Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Gibbs, Jenkinson and Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wenger has plenty of Brits in his squad, but if things continue the way they are, they will soon be outnumbered by the Germans. Podolski, Ozil, Mertesacker and Gnabry play regularly and Eisfeld and Zelalem are knocking on the door, while many expect Wenger to sign, or at least try to sign, Julian Draxler in the summer. .......Read the full article here
The truth comes out about Draxler? by Ash
Although the transfer window has now passed for the season and will not re-open until the summer, by which time Arsenal will have hopefully won the Premier League or if we are lucky even potentially secured a double, one Arsenal transfer target has revealed exactly what seems to be going on with his current situation. .......Read the full article here
An open letter to some `chicken` Gooners by Simba
I’d like to begin this letter by expressing my total disgust to the reactions of my fellow Arsenal fans on this site and on Twitter since the last day of the Transfer Window. We all are entitled to our own opinion anyways. Honestly, it’ll sound so boring if all our thoughts, opinions and reactions are uniform. But please! Let us not abuse this privilege or right. As a good football fan and a classic fan of Arsenal, we ought not to express our thoughts based on sentiments and “rumour-based” information online but rather analyze the current situation to at least pick out the few positives. After all, we have loved Arsenal through the thick and thin because Arsenal Football Club is a special club highly regarded by foes and friends alike. .......Read the full article here