Football writers and Arsenal fans will all be expecting Arsene Wenger to spend some money in the summer and the number one target for most people would be a top class striker. But getting the right player, no matter how much cash you splash, is not that easy. Just ask Chelsea and Liverpool who spent big money on Torres and Carroll.
So despite the fact that he is clearly a talented player with an impressive scoring record and Premier League experience, there are doubts about whether Mario Balotelli should be one of the strikers on Arsenal’s transfer list, as has been reported by The Express. The paper claims that Wenger has been talking to his agent this week ahead of a potential summer swoop, with a move away from struggling AC Milan looking increasingly likely. .......Read the full article here
Do you recognise the name Alexandre Rodrigues Da Silva, Arsenal fans? Because that is the player that Arsenal have apparently made an offer for, but don’t worry because you will probably know him for his Brazilian nickname Pato, which means duck in English.And, according to a Mirror report, Arsene Wenger has been quackers enough to bid 8 million euros for him.
The former AC Milan star returned to his homeland Brazil at the start of 2013, around the same time that Mario Balotelli joined the Serie A club from Man City. 24-year old Pato’s previously successful spell with Milan had been disrupted by injuries and the chance to join Corinthians was too good for him to turn down, no doubt hoping to get his place in the Brazil national side back. .......Read the full article here
As a result of Arsenal’s growing need to bring in a new striker considering Olivier Giroud’s issues with fatigue, the media continues to link the North London side with one world class front man after another. And recently it has been reported that Arsenal and North London rivals Tottenham are both plotting a January swoop for the mercurial Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato. .......Read the full article here
Its been said repeatedly that Arsenal lacks experience. We pride ourselves on the young talent we produce but year after year we have seen that it is not enough to win trophies. Arsene wenger has also said over and over in post match conferences that the team lacks personality at the moment.
Massimo Ambrosini has been released by Milan and Arsenal should think about signing him. He has vast experience at both club and international level and is known to be a fierce competitor. He can provide Arsenal the x-factor we need to push for trophies and can be a role model for wealth of young talent. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal target Younes Belhanda may be closer to a move to North London after Montpellier club president Louis Nicollin admitted that the Ligue 1 club have received offers from both English and German clubs for the Moroccan international.
Exactly which club in North London is unclear though as both Tottenham and Arsenal are interested in him, but Tottenham were though to be the closest to making a move. Arsene Wenger is a long time admirer of Belhanda though, and may have made a sneaky bid that the press has failed to pick up on. .......Read the full article here
It has been reported that Arsenal are close to sealing the deal for The Montenegro international and Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic. While the Gunners sealed the final Champions League place in the Premier League with victory at Newcastle, Fiorentina missed out despite beating Pescara 5-1.
Jovetic scored in the game, but it could be his last in Viola colours, as Metro reports that his agent, Fali Ramadani, is in the Capital to put the final touches to a deal that could cost the Gunners nearly £25 million. It is thought that Arsenal’s willingness to meet the price of the Serie A club, along with their reluctance to see Jovetic go to another club in Italy, has almost ensured that Arsenal and not Juventus is the next club for the 23-year old. .......Read the full article here
Surely Arsene Wenger will sign a defensive midfielder for Arsenal this summer, surely. I know that Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey have been doing a great job recently and that there is the versatile Francis Coquelin breaking through from the reserve ranks, but the need for a proper, no-nonsense midfield general has been stark at times this season.
I think that the recovery of Abou Diaby was a big factor in Wenger not buying a replacement for the departing Alex Song, because the Frenchman had time before the transfer window closed last summer. Even in January, when most Arsenal fans were thinking about who it would be rather than whether Wenger would sign one. There was Diame from West Ham definitely available, but Wenger obviously did not think he was the right man for the job. .......Read the full article here
The Italian Serie A side Inter Milan lost their main right back in the summer, and the Arsenal and France defender Bacary Sagna is high on their list of replacements.
31-year old Brazilian right back Maicon signed for Manchester City at the end of the summer transfer window after six years at the club. They have been alerted about the possibility of a swoop for Sagna after reports that he was unhappy with Arsenal transfer policy, specifically the sale of van Persie and Alex Song. .......Read the full article here
It was reported last week that the teenage strike sensation M’Baye Niang was on the verge of signing for Everton. The 17-year old had previously spent a week at the Emirates on trial and had obviously impressed every body. Arsenal were said to have made an offer to his French club Caen but it was rejected.
The reported value of the offers varied wildly from £500,000 to around £5 million, so basically nobody knew. Manchester City and a number of European clubs then expressed an interest but it seemed that Everton boss David Moyes had pulled off another coup. Niang had visited Merseyside and Moyes thought that his offer of around £2 million had secured him the youngster. .......Read the full article here
So after today’s disappointing result against Stoke, we have to wonder whether an established striker should now be on AW’s mind. However, that’s another article altogether. Perhaps, the likes of this topic( If it comes to be) will inspire AW to invest in another striker. So we all know there’s a lot of news and speculation about who might come into our squad but today a report has come out suggesting who may be leaving. .......Read the full article here
Morning Gooners. So today news has broke about our infamous striker being set to make a move to the Italian shores this week. There have been constant negotiations over his departure from Arsenal but now it seems the Dane is on his way out.
The striker has made it clear he does not see his future with the club, whilst Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have confirmed he does not figure in their plans. The problem, as we all know, lies in Bendtner’s inflated ego. He obviously thinks he’s one of the best strikers the football world has yet to see and therefore is reluctant to move to just any club. The Dane stated, .......Read the full article here
There has recently been a short burst of optimism surrounding RVP’s future, amid reports of a U-turn on the part of Robin van Persie, but we have been soundly brought back down to Earth again with a statement made by Alex Ferguson. Following United’s penalty defeat to Barcelona, the Scot has confirmed that he has indeed bid for RVP and is currently in negotiations with Arsenal, though he is making little progress due to the fact that we’re negotiating with other clubs too. Here’s the quote, in full, (from Sky Sports): .......Read the full article here