According to reports in the English media, the Manchester City striker and reported Arsenal target Edin Dzeko has admitted that a move away from the Etihad is a distinct possibility. The Bosnian is understood to be very unhappy about his game time at City and has indicated that he may leave the club to find more first team action.
There is no doubt that the signing of Mesut Ozil brought delight and relief in equal measures to Arsenal fans this summer. It also got great coverage in the media and stopped a lot of the criticism of Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal transfer policy. But now the dust has settled, just how good and how effective was the club’s record transfer?
After Arsenal convincingly beat Liverpool on Saturday, with Chelsea and Tottenham slipping up, Arsenal fans could be forgiven for getting vertigo and a nosebleed. The team has had a brilliant start, and Ozil has slotted in and contributed since he first arrived, but against Liverpool, there was some criticism that the German was less influential than usual.
Arsenal 3 – 1 City, a surprising performance by the Gunners by KJ
Arsenal started this game very strongly going toe to toe with City players and we were rewarded with 3 well worked goals that might yet provide some optimism for us Gooners.
As I said, we started the game well with some very crisp passing in the early minutes. It was more impressive than usual as City were pressing very well. They did keep possession more than us and did carve out chances but they were never one on one or looked likely to score. We kept the defensive line intact and moved in unison.
Negredo linked with Arsenal by Stefan
There are reports circulating especially in Spain that as soon as Arsenal sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid, the Gunners will also try to sign Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo to complete their strike force for a really strong title challenge next season.
The deal for Higuain is pretty much a certainty now that Juventus have signed Carlos Tevez, because Juve were the only other club seriously competing for the Argentine hitman who is expected to complete his £22M deal in the coming days, although the waiting is starting to really get to most Gooners.
There will be five potential summer transfer targets for Arsenal amongst Santi Cazorla’s team mates in the Spain international squad this week, and if our brilliant midfielder speaks as fondly of his first season at the club to them as he did to Arsenal.com recently it could prove very useful when the transfer market is open in the summer.
Players like David Villa, Isco, Alvaro Negredo, Victor Valdes and Cesc Fabregas could all be on Arsene Wenger’s shopping list at the end of the season, Fabregas already knows about the club and the fans, but it wouldn’t hurt to remind him, especially when he has struggled to win over the Barcelona faithful. Life for a footballer in La Liga is quite different from England, and Cazorla is relishing it.
Arsene Wenger’s list of potential transfer targets for Arsenal may just have got longer, because the Spanish international striker Alvaro Negredo has opened the door to a possible move to the Premier League this summer. The 27-year old has been the undisputed star of the Sevilla side since he joined in 2009, but the club have struggled both financially and on the pitch this season and Negredo seems ready to move on.
“I’ve always said it and I’ve never tried to keep it hidden,” Negredo told Cadena COPE radio station. “The Premier League is a league that I like. I don’t know if it’s now, maybe a bit later, or tomorrow but I will play there.
It seems that Negredo is being offered as a transfer by the main man from Sevilla. Jose María del Nido is in London since yesterday, and he is in contact with Arsenal, but the cost of his transfer plus a four and a half year contract request seems to suit Spurs more than us. A well built central striker at just under six feet in old money, and he certainly knows where the goal is, being top scorer for Sevilla.
Alvaro Negredo opened the way for his transfer to the Premier league, and it is believed that Arsenal and their North London rivals Tottenham are the two teams most likely to take advantage. The president of his Primera Liga club, Sevilla, has been in London since yesterday, apparently speaking with officials of the clubs about the terms of the striker’s transfer.
Despite stating that they were not looking to sign a striker in the January transfer window, Tottenham have spoken to Jose Maria Del Nido, according to the Daily Mail. The opportunity to sign Negredo, who helped Spain to win Euro 2012 and has been in fantastic form this season, is seriously tempting, especially if his reported price tag of around £15 million is correct.
It’s been 10 days and Arsenal have signed no one! by KJ
It’s been a very frustrating season so far. Arsenal went from title contenders in the very early portion of the season (notably when we played City off the pitch at the Etihad), to barely top 4 contenders and now sit 5 points off Tottenham. This could’ve been a lot worse had we not gone on this vital 4 win streak recently. You’d expect Arsene as a result to heavily invest in the current squad as it’s clearly not good enough to title challenge, and there are definitely some questions on whether this team can contend for the top 4.
The Spanish international stiker, Alvaro Negredo, could be on the way to Arsenal soon. There are sure to be other clubs interested, but Arsene Wenger is definitely in the market for a quality new front man, and has been told by Barcelona that Davis Villa will not be sold this January. The 27-year old striker currently plays for Seville in the Spanish Primera Liga, but it was revealed yesterday that he wants a move to the Premier league in England.
Arsene Wenger has been hugely impressed with the way his two Spanish players have settled in at Arsenal. Both Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla have done very well since coming to the Emirates, and Wenger has spoken about the fantastic technical ability that Spanish players have drilled into them from a young age. Wenger also spoke recently about what a bargain Swansea found in Michu, and he knows that many Spanish clubs are struggling financially so may be open to selling some of their stars.
Arsenal are stepping up their interest in two of the Spanish international side, Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo, who play in the capital of Andalusia with Sevilla FC. It is a fiercely proud club and has enjoyed success in the past,winning the Spanish Copa Del Rey two years ago and winning two UEFA cups in a row in 2006 and 2007.
At the minute, however, Sevilla are struggling financially and are faced with the necessity of selling some of their best players to balance the books. Arsene Wenger did a similar thing in the summer with Santi Cazorla and Malaga, and that has been a fantastic move for the Gunners.