It is being reported today that the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to make a £5 million bid for the out of favour Wigan Athletic striker Hugo Rodallega.
If sources are to be believed, the Colombian has fallen out with manager Roberto Martinez and is looking to secure a move away from the DW Stadium. Moreover, Rodallega’s contract runs out in the summer so the Latics will be keen on cashing in on him in January instead of losing him for nothing at the end of the season. .......Read the full article here
The Gunners may have been linked with some unrealistically high-profile targets over the course of the past season but one that should be equally improbable – for the opposite reason – is Wigan’s Hugo Rodallega.
The Colombian international started his time in the Premier League in mediocre fashion, netting three goals in his first half-season, but the following campaign of 2009/10 saw him reach double figures with ten. He played in every game over that season and impressed, but his form since then has been less spectacular. He registered nine goals in 2010/11 but only one of them was against a top four team (Liverpool). The remaining eight came in games Spurs, Wolves, Bolton, Fulham, Blackburn, Blackpool and Stoke, of which only Spurs and Stoke can now be considered top seven teams. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger has promised the fans a big announcement tomorrow morning at his first pre-match conference of the new season, and it is certainly going to include the sale of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona.
There are whispers that he may be giving his decision on Samir Nasri as well, and hopefully a couple of new arrivals will also be reported to appease the Arsenal fans (Mata and Scott Dann anyone?).
But there are two new names to added to the Arsenal transfer rumour list this evening, and the first one is that Wigan’s Hugo Rodallega could be the replacement for Nicklas Bendtner as Arsenal’s third-choice striker. .......Read the full article here
After Arsene Wenger refused to back Manuel Almunia as Arsenal’s permanent No1 on Friday, and Fabianski’s unconvincing display against Wigan, it is no surprise that Arsenal are being continually linked with talented goalkeepers. The Man City keeper Joe Hart has now emerged as the most likely arrival, if you go by the amount of articles suggesting that Wenger is considering a bid for the young Englishman.
The consensus seems to suggest that Hart will be available for around £8m – £9m, which seems a reasonable amount to pay for any keeper with sound Premiership experience… .......Read the full article here
It wouldn’t be Sunday without there being a few bits of Arsenal transfer news in the papers, and it seems every week there is another report about Marouane Chamakh. This time the Mail has categorically stated that the Bordeaux hitman has signed a four year deal with the Gunners worth £12m. I wish Arsenal would make an official announcement on this one, because all this endless speculation is becoming a bit tedious now! .......Read the full article here