Amidst rumours of Arsenal’s reported interest in a number of elite wide forward men across Europe which include the likes of Marco Reus and Pedro Rodriguez, there is also yet another transfer possibility that has been gaining credibility for quite some time now. Reports have emerged linking Arsenal and Premier League rivals Manchester United with a move for Torino’s influential winger Alessio Cerci, with Serie A champions Juventus apparently also very keen.
On the back of a disappointing defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, Arsenal have been given a huge injury boost as winger Theo Walcott is all set to return when the Gunners welcome high flying Southampton to the Emirates following the conclusion of the international break.
The England winger, who was Arsenal’s top scorer last season, has been out of action since scoring in the Gunners’ 2-1 victory over Marseille in the Champions League and has been a huge miss for the club, especially in the game at Old Trafford when Arsene Wenger’s side were evidently lacking his direct attacking threat. However, the 23-year-old seems to have fully recovered from the abdominal injury and will be available for the visit of his former club, according to local paper the Daily Echo.
It has been reported today that Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea will both move for the West Brom starlet Saido Berahino when the transfer window re-opens in January, with Ligue 1 money bags Monaco also keeping a close eye on the situation. The midfielder has reportedly stalled on contract talks at the Hawthorns and is understood to be waiting for offers from bigger clubs.
According to The Metro, the Burundian-born youngster only has 18 months left to run on his £850-per-week contract at West Brom and while the Baggies are desperate to convince him to commit to the club for the long term with a lucrative offer, it is said that the player will snub any new contract at the club in favour of a move to Arsenal or Chelsea.
According to reports in the English media, Arsenal have been given a huge boost in the pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus as the Bundesliga side have confirmed the presence of a €35 million (£29.4m) buy-out clause in the contract of the coveted German youngster which would leave the club with no choice but to let him go should the clause be activated.
Champion-like Performance by PR
Did you guys see what I saw yesterday? Well, BVB vs Arsenal wass to me the best performance so far this season. We won that game with a high level of tactics and discipline, just like Champions do. There where many factors that led to a hard fought 3 points. I’ll like to identify a few of them. Let me begin with the transcript of Wenger’s post-match press conference, as reported by Arsenal.com.
Avoid simple mistakes and Arsenal will get something from Germany by KM
Arsenal responded well after two home defeats by beating Liverpool and showing them who’s the better team. Our squad is better than theirs. Honestly, except for their two strikers, the rest would hardly find a spot in our team. But a different kind of test comes this Wednesday with Arsenal travelling to face Borussia Dortmund again.
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund preview, line up and score line by KJ
This is the sort of game you look forward to as an Arsenal fan. This is what being in the Champions league is all about. We host the Champions league finalist of last season at the Emirates. Borussia Dortmund are going to be one of the toughest tests we’ll have this season at the Emirates. They have a ridiculously lethal front three and follow a positive attacking philosophy under manager Jurgen Klopp.
Could Reus be the answer to our title hopes? – by Never Give Up
Arsenal are in a dream of a position right now. I mean who would have thought we would be sitting at the top of the Premier League table come mid-October. We’re currently in a strange position, because none of us expected Ramsey to go on fire or Ozil to settle into the team so quickly not to mention the whole arsenal team are now playing like true title contenders.
There are some players who we hear about needing to keep a certain edge of aggression in order to perform at their best. At Arsenal, you could possibly include Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini in that category, while former captain Patrick Vieira loved a good battle to fire him up.
However, there are other players, like the mercurial Lionel Messi, who play with a smile on their face and seem to play better when they are happy, relaxed and enjoying life. It is in this category that I would place Arsenal’s new superstar Mesut Ozil, so the way he has seamlessly blended into the Gunners team and is looking like he has been playing with his team mates for years, is a sure sign that the German feels happy with his new club.
Robert Pires is one of the many former players who have kept close ties with Arsenal Football Club. He is also the latest former Gunner to return to the Club to train and keep himself match fit, so he has been able to see at first hand what effect the record signing Mesut Ozil has had behind the scenes as well as the obvious skills we see on the pitch.
It seems as if it is all about German players at the minute for Arsenal Football Club. The Gunners have four potential stars of the future in the reseves; with 18-year old Serge Gnabry, 20-year old Thomas Eisfled and 16-year old Gedion Zelalem all making good impressions on this summer’s pre-season tour of Asia.The other, 17-year old Leander Siemann, is a pacy central defender who is hoping to impress in the reserves this season.
For the last few years, there has been a lot of talk in the football world about Germany, and the Arsenal manager certainly seems to have taken it on board. Arsene Wenger has just made Mesut Ozil the third German international player at the club, alongside Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, and there could soon be more on the way.
Arsenal already have the young German starlets, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Eisfeld, Gedion Zelalem and Leander Siemann, but according to a report in The Mirror, Wenger is not prepared to wait for them to mature, but is planning a double raid on the Bundesliga, possibly in January. The two players in question are 22-year old Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund and 24-year old Lars Bender from Bayer Leverkusen.