The speculation about Alvaro Morata coming to join Arsenal has not gone away, even though the proposed loan move in January didn’t come off. The young Spanish striker has apparently accepted that he needs to move away from his boyhood club Real Madrid in order to play regularly and further his career, something he really should have known a month ago, but the £25 million price tag that his La Liga club have slapped on him means his destination probably won’t be the Emirates.
Many football writers are suggesting that the Arsenal manager has realised all of a sudden that he could do with making a signing or two during the January transfer window, which now has less than 48 hours to run. I don’t buy this personally and think that Arsene Wenger and his scouting network have been checking potential signings and getting ready for the crucial last few days.
Maybe the injury recurrence to Aaron Ramsey and the poor performance of Nicklas Bendtner against Coventry has given the Frenchman extra incentive or maybe he has been waiting to see if any new possibilities came up or we suffered a late injury crisis like with Kieran Gibbs last season.
The saga involving Arsenal, Real Madrid and their young out-of-favour striker Alvaro Morata has taken another twist today. Reports from Spain have apparently made it much more likely that the Spanish giants will let the youngster leave this January, but now the deal may be a permanent one rather than the loan deal that was previously on the cards.
This change of heart from Carlo Ancelotti and Madrid, reported by Metro, may have come after Morata’s chance to impress this week was cruelly cut short by a head injury that left him dazed, confused, throwing up and looking like a boxer. That may have been his last chance to show his worth to Ancelotti before the transfer window closes.
Okay Arsenal fans, I am officially starting to get nervous about the transfer window now. I don’t know why, really, because Arsene Wenger seems to have developed the technique of leaving things right until the last minute, but I am sure you will agree that it would be nice if Arsenal managed to sign a striker before deadline day.
One of the most promising links we have had, in my opinion, was the loan deal for Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti declared that he would not be leaving, then softened his stance and it has all gone a bit quiet since. Morata is a Madrid fan and has come through the ranks so understandably would like to stay, but only if he is going to play, so maybe the next two weeks will be crucial.
From the reaction of Arsenal fans and players to the news that the Gunners had signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, it was clear that everyone expected big things from the German playmaker. Ozil is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, highlighted again last week when he was voted the best German player for the third time.
I don’t envy Arsene Wenger right now, even though his Arsenal team are flying high at the top of the Premier League. And the Gunners are having their best season for a long time. There are lots of positives around, with young players like Ramsey, Wilshere, Gibbs and Gnabry offering great hope for the future and the smashing of the club’s transfer record to bring in the brilliance of Mesut Ozil.
Morata to Arsenal? by Big Gun
Dear Gooners. There was a rumour about a month ago concerning Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and a supposed six month loan deal to Arsenal. As we all know, rumours like these are to be taken with a heap of salt, but the fact that these rumours have not been quashed, only strengthened by more reputable Spanish outlets since its inception, is reason to believe it is likely to happen.
So today brings us the big draw for the last 16 of the Champions League, which can be followed live on uefa.com at 12.00 CET. It is hard to choose which would be the best number out of the hat to face Arsenal, as all the possible opponents are certain to be tough nuts to crack.
Here is the list:
Barcelona – This is the club I fully expect to get as usual! They are in their familiar position of being top of La Liga, and are always one of the favourites to go all the way to the Final. Even with Messi out injured Alexis Sanchez has helped out with 8 goals in 11 games….
Well there have been many rumours flying about that Arsenal have been hoping to persuade Real Madrid to allow the young striker Alvaro Morata to move to the Emirates in January, and now the British National newspaper The Express has confirmed that the deal is done and dusted.
They report that the 21 year-old will be arriving in London on a six-month loan deal from January, and will be hoping to get many games as backup to Olivier Giroud next year so as to boost his prospects of making the Spain team at the next years World Cup in Brazil.
According to reports in the English media, Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after Spanish giants Real Madrid have turned their attention to Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. Arsenal had previously failed with an infamous £40,000,001 bid for Suarez but it seems as though the North London side hasn’t quite given up on the prospect of bringing the controversial front man to the Emirates.
Since moving to Arsenal in a dramatic transfer deadline day move from Real Madrid, Mesut Ozil has certainly established himself as a key member of Arsene Wenger’s side and has earned plaudits from several pundits and players alike. The latest to join the bandwagon is Arsenal’s diminutive midfielder Santi Cazorla, who hailed the German international’s influence in the squad as the Gunners sit at the top of the Premier League table.
Like most Arsenal fans, I would love to be able to play for the Gunners. But, to be perfectly honest, I’m not very good, and I would not want to look stupid or cost Arsenal a game. So it looks like I will have to settle for a stint at Real Madrid or Barcelona in La Liga instead.
You don’t need to be any good to play for them do you? I assume not, because that is where the hugely disappointing Nicklas Bendtner claims he is going when he is finally released from the torture of collecting over £50,000 a week from Arsenal for doing a bit of training and looking stupid.