As the end of the season approaches we are getting more and more Arsenal transfer rumours appearing in the press, and today’s selection makes for some interesting reading.
Most Arsenal fans are expecting Arsene Wenger to bring in a new holding midfielder to compete with Francis Coquelin, and today we are hearing that the Dortmund Star Ilkay Gundogan is definitely going to be on the market after his club released a short statement that simply read: “He has decided not to renew his contract.” Considering he is just 24 and could be available for just £20m, I could see Wenger considering bringing the German international to the Emirates….
Secondly we have Arsenal as favourites to sign an 11 year-old prodigy called Charlie Patino from Luton. He has been compared to a young Jack Wilshere and the price is said to be £10,000. I’ll give you an update on this kid in about six years!
Our German outcast Lukas Podolski has finally hit the back of the net for Inter Milan, but their manager Roberto Mancini still made it clear after the match that the winger will NOT be staying with the Italian giants next season. “I’m pleased that Podolski broke his duck, he’s scored a very important goal,” he said in Goal. “He’ll go back to London at the end of his loan deal, but he’s a true professional.” He may well be coming back to London for a while, but I’m pretty sure it will only be long enough for him to find another club for next season. He’ll be lucky if Arsene Wenger even talks to him!
Lastly, the strange rumours circulating that Iker Casillas could become a Gunner are definitely wide of the mark, as the Real Madrid keeper himself stated: “Where am I going to be better off than here?” He may end up being backup to De Gea next season, but I am sure he will be well rewarded for sitting on the bench!
I must say that I would not say no to having Gundogan at Arsenal next season…..