The next player on the production line of Arsenal “deadwood” exits looks to be Moroccan striker Marouanne Chamakh who spent a chink of last season on loan at West Ham and was further down the pecking order than Andy Caroll, Modibo Maiga and Carlton Cole.
According to certain media sources, he will be heading to Spain this summer and Levante are thought to have already offered a measly £1M. It’s still more than Arsenal paid for him but it will only make up around 18 weeks of wages paid to him. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may be about to make a move for Levante’s young rising star Ruben Garcia. Garcia is aged 19 and has broken into the Levante first team this season and became an important player and has been hailed as one for the future. Spanish media reports claim that Arsenal scouts have been to watch Garcia in every game that he has played this season which should prove that there is serious interest in him. .......Read the full article here
It appears that Spain is increasingly becoming the supermarket of choice for the big clubs around Europe, and Arsenal are no exception. Having signed two Spanish players from Spanish clubs last season, Arsene Wenger is about to make it three within a year, apparently, after the club’s scouts put in a great recommendation for Ruben Garcia Santos.
The 19-year old winger moved up from the B team to the senior squad for his La Liga club, Levante last summer. His debut season has gone extremely well, making 43 appearances and scoring four goals along the way. Steve Rowley and his scouting team have been running the rule over him and the player is well aware of Arsenal’s interest. .......Read the full article here
Spain has been good to Arsenal in the last two seasons, with Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla adding flair to the midfield, and the financial problems encountered by most of the clubs in the Spanish Primera liga mean that they are likely to receive lots of offers for players in January. Arsenal, Newcastle, Sunderland and Wigan have been scouting the defensive midfielder Pape Diop who plays for Levante, according to Talksport.
Diop is a Sengal international who joined the small Spanish club at the start of the season. His powerful displays at the heart of the midfield has helped Levante to qualify for the next round of the Europa league and they are currently sixth in the Spanish league table. .......Read the full article here
I know, it sounds ridiculous. Arsenal would not pay €70 million for anybody, nevermind a young striker who cannot get into the Real Madrid team, but the amount of the clause does not necessarily mean that Real Madrid would not accept any less for their 20-year old striker, Alvaro Morata.
The Mirror broke the story yesterday, and Spanish newspaper AS reports today about the clause in the contract. Morata a signed a new deal with the Spanish champions in the summer which lasts until 2015, and the buy out clause is a precaution in case the player becomes hot property. .......Read the full article here
The Daily Mirror is reporting that one of Arsenal’s future prospects, Wellington Silva, has been eating too much pizza! The 18-year-old Brazilian player is currently on loan with Spanish side Levante and has been lectured to by the coaching staff about his behaviour and that it could jeopardise his career with the Gunners.
The midfielder has been accused by the manager, Luis Garcia, of spending too much time on social networking sites like Twitter and eating too much unhealthy food at the local pizzeria. .......Read the full article here