No football for Arsenal until tomorrow but lots of early transfer rumours coming through, although they don’t seem very promising for the Gunners in my opinion, but let’s see what you think?
First off is Ilkay Gundogan, who we have been linked with for some time. The Dortmund star is definitely moving on this summer, but Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc says there is no interest so far. “Our talks came to the conclusion that he won’t extend his contract and will leave in the summer,” Zorc said. “But that depends on what offers land on my table and until now we have received no offers for Gundogan.”
Many Arsenal fans think he would be perfect competition for Francis Coquelin, but we will have to wait and see on that one….
One exciting Arsenal rumour lately has been the possibility of Barcelona’s Pedro coming in, but the Barcelona boss Enrique has made it clear he doesn’t want the Spanish international to go anywhere. “He’s important, a key player for us,” Enrique said. “He’s done what he needs to at all points during the season.
“He’s a great example for his teammates. He’s perfect in training, and whenever he’s needed, he’s there. It’s a pleasure having him.”
So that doesn’t sound like good news for Arsenal either! Perhaps we could instead try to get Real Madrid to sell us Isco? Not likely it seems as the player himself has declared his happiness to be in the Spanish capital. “Changing me is just like changing another,” said Isco. “Those that do not play are happy and it’s normal. When I am happy when I don’t play I will retire from football.
“I am happy with my role in the team and I have played more than I thought, I insist.”
Another dud Arsenal rumour then! And It’s not going to get any better today I’m afraid, as the last two come from the Scotsman, who reckon that Arsenal are going to challenge Tottenham for the signature of Virgil Van Dijk from Celtic. The Dutchman has been linked with us for a couple of years now, but I think we can safely say that he is unlikely to be coming in this transfer window either! The last link is the Dundee United defender John Souttar, who has apparently shown promise this season. Celtic are also aid to be interested and as far as I’m concerned they can have him! It doesn’t take much to look good in Scotland’s SPL nowadays so the likelihood of us buying him are very very low.
So this post seems to be more about who Arsenal WILL NOT buy, but we could still be interested in Gundogan…..