June 11, 2013 by
If Wenger was watching the Euro U21s… by Declan
I have been watching the Euro U21 competition with great interest. Whilst many are calling for Wenger to splurge on experienced, proven talent, as I explained (‘Arsenal can compete with the big boys with youth, brains and transfer savvy’ 5th June), Wenger will likely need to enhance his squad with players who haven’t quite reached their peak. This tournament provides a great showcase of young talent with some fantastic players who have already attracted the attention of the elite clubs. The likes of Isco, Thiago, Veratti, Holtby, etc are well known and thus the prospects of signing for Arsenal are perhaps diminished. Instead I would like to discuss some alternative players who have caught the eye and how they could supplement the Arsenal squad if recruited. .......Read the full article here
January 12, 2013 by
Arsene Wenger wants to add some players to his Arsenal squad, and Ivan Gazidis has indicated that there is money to spend. Nothing has happened so far in this transfer window, however, and Wenger is known to dislike the January window. He seems to be very fussy about who he brings in, and if the players he wants are not available, he does not want second choices.
There could be a way round these issues, though. By taking a player or two on loan, Wenger would not risk being stuck with somebody who didn’t cut it in the Premier league, and we may end up finding a player who fits well into the Gunners team without spending big bucks. .......Read the full article here
November 14, 2012 by
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