All Arsenal fans are waiting impatiently for Arsene Wenger to begin the clearout of our peripheral players that are very unlikely to feature in the Gunners starting line up in the upcoming campaign, but this weekend’s friendly match against local side Boreham Wood could give any watching scouts a chance to assess the form and fitness of any possible targets.
Everyone thought that Thomas Lemar would be Arsenal’s next signing after the arrivals of Alexandre Lacazette and Saed Kolasinac, but after much dithering and the sale of many other Monaco players, not to mention the comments today from the Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev, it now looks unlikely that the French Champions will be selling any more of their title-winning stars in this transfer window.
Great things were expected of Lucas Perez when he arrived at The Emirates last summer fresh from banging in 18 goals in La Liga the previous season. He came with a £17 million price tag and a big reputation and was expected to lead Arsenal to new heights, but it did not work out that way. The Spanish striker was barely given a chance and Arsenal ended up falling to their worst league finish since Arsene Wenger took charge 21 years ago. Now he is demanding to leave the club after an “ugly gesture” that saw his shirt number given to new £52 million signing Alexandre Lacazette. He expressed his frustration at the lack of opportunities he has been given at The Emirates and seems destined for the exit door, but is he right to bemoan his limited playing time?
Half of the Arsenal fans on here reckon that we need a new beast of a midfielder as an enforcer in front of our quite solid defence, but the other half would prefer that we get a talented playmaker that could fill Santi Cazorla’s boots. We already have Ramsey, Xhaka, perhaps Wilshere, Coquelin, Elneny and hopefully Cazorla himself available this season to fill the roles but I doubt that any of them fill us with confidence right now.
According to 50% of all Arsenal transfer rumours are saying that the Gunners are wearing Monaco down with higher and higher offers for their 21 year-old midfielder Thomas Lemar, but according to the Ligue 1’s club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev, Monaco have sold all the players that they intend to sell – and Lemar is one of the core players that will not be leaving this summer.
Hello everybody! Are you anticipating the new season? To be honest, I’m not too keen on the start, because I feel like we’re not ready for it. My biggest worry is the defence where I feel like the back 3 could be Mertesacker, Kolasinac and Monreal or Elneny.
Arsenal have made very few forays into the South American transfer market, but they made a big splash when they bought a 17 year-old ‘wonderkid’ called Wellington Silva from Fluminense back in 2010 for a reported fee of £3.5million. It all started going wrong when the British Home Office gave the youngster a special-talent visa, only to see it withdrawn before his arrival, and the youngster began his life in the wilderness on loan with five different low-level Spanish sides.
Arsenal got their first two pieces of transfer business out of the way quickly, but ever since then it would appear that Arsene Wenger is prepared to wait a bit longer to secure his third signing in the shape of Thomas Lemar, but seems determined to get the 21 year-old from Monaco.