There has been all sorts of things said about the Arsenal defence this season, and all three of the central defenders have come in for their share of criticism. Strangely enough, they have all recently been linked with moves away from the Emirates this summer, but have all denied that they are looking for another club and declared their desire to stay at Arsenal.
Per Mertesacker probably gets an unfair share of the criticism directed at Arsenal for the poor defending. His size and general demeanour make him look slow and ponderous, but his statistics are right up there with the best centre backs in the Premier League. The 28-year old is the subject of jokey comments by pundits and a lot of Arsenal fans have been calling for him to be sold in the summer, and it seems that Arsene Wenger would have no problem finding a buyer.
There is a report this evening that says that the Arsenal midfielder Denilson is being chased by both Sevilla and Wolfsburg. The Brazilian has only been a peripheral figure at the Emirates this season and hasn’t performed brilliantly (to be polite) when he has been given a chance.
The Mirror reports that the Brazilian has become disillusioned with life in the Arsenal reserves, and Arsene Wenger has finally realised that he has not lived up to his early promise and he will be one of a few Arsenal players shown the door this summer.
The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger announced yesterday that he will have to look into buying another striker in January after Robin Van Persie was ruled out for the rest of the season, so it was certain that the press would start throwing Arsenal transfer rumours at us all.
Well the Sun has jumped in this morning with an article saying that Wenger is keen to sign the £15m-rated Wolfsburg hitman Edin Dzeko.
During the summer, Dzeko was constantly linked with a switch to Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal after scoring 36 goals for the German Champions last season, and he has continued in blistering form this season with another 13, so he is certainly a man in form in the Bundesliga.
Yet another transfer rumour concerning Arsenal and another midfielder has emerged today, and they always seem to have unpronounceable names!
This one is from the News of the World and says that Arsene Wenger is very keen on the Wolfsburg and Bosnia midfielder Zvjezdan Misimovic, who has been getting rave reviews for the German side this season.
He has scored six goals so far for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, and also scored against Besiktas in the Europa League match during the week as his team surprisingly won 3-0 in Istanbul.