There is a new Arsenal transfer rumour doing the rounds and it is safe to say that nobody saw this one coming. This time is not about a potential signing for the Gunners, but about another club showing interest in one of our players. No surprise there, but the club is the German and European champions Bayern Munich and the player is our 33-year old midfielder Tomas Rosicky.
I am one of the many Arsenal fans who feels that Rosicky is still a great player and was really pleased ro hear Arsene Wenger declare that the Czech international would definitely be offered a contract extension at the end of the season. But to read in the Independent that Bayern are interested in signing Rosicky is still a bit of a surprise. .......Read the full article here
The Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler has been linked with a move to Arsenal for the last few days, with reports that the Gunners have offered 30 million euros PLUS our German striker Lukas Podolski to the Bundesliga club!
I personally would be very surprised to see Poldi leave after just one season unless he has privately discussed being homesick with Arsene Wenger, but we have to accept that as a real possibility, especially as Le Boss seems incapable off allowing the German to remain on the pitch for the full 90 minutes of any game. .......Read the full article here
Draxler, being only 19, is somewhat of a typical Wenger signing. However, we look at his fee and then it becomes nothing like a Wenger signing. However, with our desperation in the market, we can’t afford to negotiate with the selling team anymore; we have to pay what they want. I wouldn’t be surprised if the likes of Gazidis is going over Wenger’s head now to ensure this window doesn’t end an absolute disaster. .......Read the full article here
I do not think that there is any doubt whatsoever that Arsenal fans, players and staff would all agree that Robert Lewandowski would be a fantastic signing for the club this summer. However, with clubs like Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Real Madrid supposedly interested in the striker, it seems more like a dream than a possibility. .......Read the full article here
It will not be easy for Arsenal to beat the competition for the signature of the Polish international striker Robert Lewandowski, but if Arsene Wenger and the officials at the club could persuade the 24-year old to spearhead the Gunners’ quest for glory, it would be a massively bold statement of intent. The chances of being able to do it, after Borussia Dortmund dug their heels in and refused to sell to their German Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, are as good as they are ever going to get, so Wenger must make the attempt now. .......Read the full article here
After Bayern Munich’s Champions League win last night, new boss Pep Guardiola will be planning world domination with his new team and one of his long term targets from when he was back at Barcelona was Arsenal star Jack Wilshere.
Guardiola has always been an admirer of Wilshere’s talents because of his passing and playing style that resembles Barcelona and players like Xavi or Iniesta.
Despite Bayern already having a pretty much complete team with lots of youngsters waiting in the wings, Guardiola still wants to stamp his managerial style on the club with a few transfers to alter the team that Jupp Heynckes has left behind. .......Read the full article here
Mario Gotze was always going to be one of the more difficult to acquire of the Arsenal transfer targets this summer. Now it appears that difficult has become impossible. The German newspaper Bild has reported that an agreement has been reached between Gotze, his current club Borussia Dortmund and the club that have just taken the German Bundesliga title away from them, Bayern Munich.
The 20-year old midfield star, who already has 22 full international caps for Germany, is expected to become o0ne of the world’s outstanding players. He has been an integral part of Dortmund’s great success over the last two seasons, which included a demolition of Bayern in last year’s German cup final. .......Read the full article here
The young Dortmund star Mario Gotze has been the subject of many Arsenal transfer rumours lately, and it has been mentioned that Arsene Wenger was willing to break his transfer record to bring the talented midfielder to the Emirates, but now the player himself seems to have ruled out any possible move to Arsenal either now or in the future.
Gotze’s agent Volker Struth said yesterday: ‘Mario has not even thought about leaving Dortmund in 2013. He is totally not interested in that and will stay at least another season.’ .......Read the full article here
As the season progresses there are more and more Arsenal transfer rumours appearing in the papers, and today’s Mail is suggesting that the Gunners are going to try again for Dortmund’s Mario Gotze this summer.
They claim that the 20 year-old, who is happily known as the German Jack Wilshere, has a £30m buyout clause at Dortmund, and they believe that Wenger is willing to double his current record signing to build a super young side to make Arsenal a force for many years to come. .......Read the full article here
There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours about possible striker arrivals this summer, and it would seem that Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski is one of the favourite fantasies for most Gooners, especially as he will be entering the last year of his contract at the end of the season.
Other than Lewandowski, Arsenal have been variously linked with Marco Reus, Sven Bender and Mario Gotze, but according to this report these Dortmund players hold up any printed rumours linking these players with Arsenal to be laughed at on the team bus! .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger may be about to do his bit for the German economy, as it has been reported that he will spend the whole of the Arsenal transfer kitty on three players from the Bundesliga. Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze of the current champions Borussia Dortmund and Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen are the three players linked with a summer move to the Emirates, but is Wenger really ready to break the habit of a lifetime and pay top dollar? .......Read the full article here
All of the talk and information coming out of Arsenal Football Club suggests that the days of scrimping and saving to pay off the Emirates Stadium are over. The latest financial figures show a big cash reserve and good profitability, with new sponsorship money on the way. It is not just the money to be able to compete with the big spenders over transfer fees that has seen Arsenal lose it’s best players and miss out on big name signings, however. The current wage structure at the club falls way short of what top players are earning, but that too is going to be torn up, apparently, so we really should be able to compete. .......Read the full article here