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Arsenal set to miss out on another striker transfer target

There is a rumour going around that Arsenal are going to go back to Liverpool with a final offer of around £49 million for Luis Suarez. If this is true, it doesn’t mean that we will get him, but one thing is for sure, we cannot afford to wait until the end of the transfer window to find out.

So if the club is going to up their offer, they need to be quick about it, because if we don’t get Suarez, we absolutely have to get somebody else. Even our current centre forward Olivier Giroud knows that he needs help up front, as he has explained in an interview.

Wenger wants Suarez ASAP so Arsenal will increase offer this week

There are a few developments about the Luis Suarez to Arsenal transfer in the papers and on sports websites today. That does not necessarily mean they are accurate, of course, but they may give an indication as to how things are proceeding.

It does look as if Suarez is keen to join Arsenal, because his first choice destination, Real Madrid, seem intent on prising Gareth Bale away from Tottenham. According to some reports, Suarez is already looking in to places to live in London, but others claim that the Uruguayan is concerned that Arsenal could fail to qualify for the Champions League at the play-off stage.

Have Arsenal made a mistake asking Galatasaray to Emirates Cup?

Galatasaray? How out of touch can you get? by Neil

On 4th August, next Sunday, Arsenal take on Turkish side Galatasaray in the Emirates Cup. For those with short memories, there is a history between our clubs. On 17 May 2000, Arsenal were due to play the UEFA cup final against the Turkish side. Older readers will know what happened before the game.

Should Arsenal reconsider prolific Turkish striker?

Yilmaz link returns! by AH

With Arsenal on the hunt for a new striker this summer, Arsene Wenger has certainly outlined who his main striking targets are. The list includes some of the world’s greatest current strikers in Rooney, Higuain and Suarez. However with Rooney seeming to be a no go, Higuain being a deal gone cold and Suarez just being extremely unrealistic, Arsenal have supposedly turned their attention back to Galatasaray and Turkey international striker Burak Yilmaz, although this may be just a rumour.

The Emirates Cup Preview – Star players on show….

What will this year’s Emirates Cup bring? by Dave G

General admission tickets to the 2013 Emirates Cup went on sale yesterday, and we can all now look forward to the weekend of August 3rd and 4th, when Porto, Napoli and Galatasaray will visit Arsenal for our pre-season mini-cup. The Emirates Cup has previously hosted such teams as Real Madrid, Milan and Atletico Madrid, but many casual fans might not be aware of the kind of talent that we can expect to see this year. The Cup should allow us the chance to see any new signings (there will be some = have faith) in action, while casting an eye over the talent of the visiting clubs. So do these teams have any players we might be interested in?

Arsenal ready to start the season with a BANG

I really like the look of the Arsenal pre-season, because the way the Gunners fire at the start of next season could have a massive say as to whether we are still in the Premier League title race when it starts to get down to the wire. A bad start for Arsenal would not necessarily be a total disaster, because we always seem to get stronger as the season wears on, but we will have missed a great opportunity to throw down a marker to our rivals.

Arsenal will need to pay only £9m for Nani – Should we?

There have been some rumours linking Arsenal with a possible move for the Manchester United and Portugal winger Nani. No official moves have been made, and maybe Arsene Wenger has gone off the idea or maybe he is keeping his targets as secret as possible. If he is still interested in Nani, however, there is some good news for the Frenchman today.

According to the Daily Star, United are willing to sell the 26-year old, and they are only looking for around £8.5 million, which seems like quite a bargain to me. The report claims that the Turkish champions Galatasaray are also interested in the out of favour winger, and have already made one bid for him.

Is striker swap the answer for Arsenal and Yilmaz?

Swap deal possibly on the cards? by AH

Everybody knows that Arsenal are on the lookout for a new striker this summer with Jovetic and Higuain both the main targets. But with Juventus also interested in the pair Arsenal may have to look elsewhere and recently Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz has been mentioned as a possible option for Arsenal.

Interestingly it’s also been reported that the Turkish club wants to sign current Arsenal striker and Denmark International Nicholas Bendtner, who himself has just returned from Serie A club Juventus, leading to further reports that perhaps the two clubs could come to some form of agreement through a swap deal of these two players.

Should Arsenal loan rather than sell Gervinho?

I read with a certain amount of confusion today that Arsenal may be prepared to release the Ivorian international Gervinho on loan, instead of selling him in a permanent deal this summer. It would seem to be a strange move, especially as there is plenty of reported interest in the 25-year old forward and Arsenal would be likely to get roughly the same as we paid for him in the summer of 2011.

Can the Emirates Cup help Arsenal to other trophies?

The Emirates cup will be back at Arsenal this summer after missing last year because of the London Olympics. It will be played at the start of August and, along with Arsenal, will feature Napoli from Serie A, FC Porto of the Primeira Liga in Portugal and Galatasaray from the Super Liga in Turkey.

These are all good teams and will provide a useful test for the Gunners. It should be a great couple of days for the fans and will help to get the players match fit for the coming season. It is a season which the Gunners are under severe pressure to mark with a trophy.

Has time run out for Gervinho at Arsenal?

What has happened to Gervinho at Arsenal? by SS

The first time I saw Gervinho play was in the 2010 world cup for the Ivory Coast. Every time he had the ball, the crowd would go wild because of his amazing ability to get past any man who stood in his way. He has fast footwork like we see from Cristiano Ronaldo and he could actually score goals.

Even when he was at Lille the following season he continued to prove how much of a good player he was, he scored many goals and people started to notice him. The top clubs in Europe were linked with him but in the end as we know Arsenal won.

Wenger praises Podolski but could Arsenal sell him?

News surrounding Lukas Podolski by AH

There is a lot of news surrounding our German striker Lukas Podolski today, both for good and bad reasons. It has almost been a year since Lukas Podolski’s transfer to Arsenal was announced, with the deal being struck months before the summer transfer window and he has since become one of the more important players on our team.