This summer could, and should, be a bust one for Arsenal, so we thought we’d keep you up-to-date on all the latest speculation surrounding our club.
Santi Cazorla is said to be available for £10 Million, having struggled with injuries this season, and could follow fellow experienced midfielders Tomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta out of the door. That will lead to a number of midfield replacements, which could excite the frustrated Gunners fans.
Granit Xhaka has been heavily linked with a switch to the Emirates Stadium this summer, but the papers have done a full round of speculation, moving quickly from heavily scouting, to deal agreed, to deal scuppered, and that is the latest. Depending where you source your reports, the deal could be falling through because Xhaka is keen to wait for a move to Bayern Munich, or the deal could fall through due to his release clause. I’ll let you be the judge on why this one has not and will not happen…
Another heavily linked target Alvaro Morata is now said to be keen to stay with his current club, but that is not coming from the player, but from the Juve club director, who would be keen to avoid any interest in his star. I’m not saying he does want to leave, but I certainly hope we magically make this happen.
Manolas is believed to be lined up to rival Gabriel and Per Mertesacker for a CB role next term, with the pair failing to satisfactorily form a impenetrable partnership with Koscielny this season. The Roma.
One future star we are being linked with is 12 year-old Lateef Omidji Junior. The Dordrecht youth star is being scouted by a number of top clubs, and currently in the midst of a battle between the USA and Nigeria over who he should pledge his international allegiance to. He has been likened to Luis Suarez, but time will tell whether he can reach any sort of level near the hungry goalscorer.