April 15, 2013 by
The Anderlecht and Senegal defender Cheikhou Kouyate was extremely impressive during the Olympics last year, and there were many rumours saying that Arsenal and Man City, amongst others, were keen to bring him to the Premiership.
Now the 6ft 4in centre-back has now revealed that Arsene Wenger was indeed interested, but problems over getting a work permit stopped the discussions going any further. Kouyate said: “Everyone says you should take things one step at a time, but If Arsenal come then I have no doubt,”
“When I played at Brussels, Arsene Wenger was already in touch with me. Arsenal have been following me for such a long time, but I had to get my Belgian passport. That now seems in order.” .......Read the full article here
April 05, 2013 by
There are two transfer rumours involving Arsenal and possible summer transfer targets to look at, but neither one involves players that will get the average Gooner very excited. One involves the familiar name of Adrian Lopez, the Spanish forward who plays for Atletico Madrid. Arsenal were heavily linked with this player last summer and in January, and it seems like his club are prepared to sell. .......Read the full article here
September 08, 2012 by
Arsene Wenger made no changes to Arsenal’s defensive line-up during the summer transfer window, but it is beginning to emerge that they had made approaches to certain players in that position that didn’t come off. Yesterday the Montpellier captain, Mapou Yanga M’Biwa, told the world that he had been approached by Arsenal, and now today we have another confession of contact from a defender.
The Senegal and Anderlecht youngster Chiekhou Kouyate told ESPN yesterday: “The fans of Anderlecht asked me to stay for the club and they showed me their appreciation,” Kouyate said. .......Read the full article here
August 10, 2012 by
I refuse to mention Robin Van Persie in today’s list of Arsenal transfer rumours because I have frankly had it up to here with the never-ending saga of our traitorous captain. So, swiftly moving on, it seems that Alex Song is the man that Barcelona want above of Van Persie and Gerard Piquet is the latest to join the list of Barca stars to ‘happen to mention’ that Song would be a good addition to the side. But he even goes as far as to say that ‘ looks like it could happen’, which seems to be going a bit far to me……. .......Read the full article here
August 09, 2012 by
Sometimes, I wonder just how complicated Arsene Wemger’s plan of attack is, when signing new players; because there have been so many “very likely” candidates throughout recent transfer windows…especially Anderlecht players.
A recent enquiry sent to the site unearthed an interesting point. What ever happened to the Pre-contract agreement that Arsenal supposedly had with the Anderlecht striker Matias Suarez? Yes, Indeed, what ever did happen to that situation? Is it still in effect? Is Matias Suarez still going to make his way to the Emirates due to a departure by one of our strikers? So many questions; hard to answer. Even Lucas Biglia has seemed to fall by the wayside. Who was also a “very Likely” candidate. .......Read the full article here