We are now 10 days away from the official re-opening of the transfer window, and clubs have been working hard to get deals in place early. Arsenal are yet to complete an agreement to sign any senior players as of yet, but we do appear close to one or two…
Petr Cech has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates this summer (as you will be well aware), and his agent has just denied reports linking him with a move to Inter Milan. More importantly though, he was unable/not allowed to discuss reports linking him to Arsenal.
To further fuel the speculative fire behind the Chelsea shot-stoppers arrival, David Ospina is now claimed to have agreed to join Fenerbahce this summer, despite a thoroughly impressive debut campaign for us this year. The Colombian conceded only 11 goals in his 18 Premier League appearances for us, and would surely only be allowed to go with a top replacement en route.
The German Bild publication has claimed that Arsenal and Liverpool are in talks with Borussia Dortmund over the possible transfer of Sven Bender. The 26 year-old has been linked with a move to North-London previously, with us still expected to bring in a defensive midfield star in the coming window. They are not the most reliable source for reports however, and should be taken with a pinch of salt.
The ever-running Morgan Schneiderlin saga continues with no actual new information, with reports claiming we are ‘set to complete’ his signature, simply because a journalist said ‘I think’ he will join Arsenal. The reality for me is that a number of clubs are considering him as a back-up, should they not agree their priority signings for that position.
Jack Wilshere has become a key target for Manchester City, if you believe everything that you read, with the Citizens keen to bolster their home-grown contingent. The 23 year-old has already admitted a keenness to stay with our beloved club, but that has not stopped the speculation, with the England international said to be concerned at his first-team opportunities for next season. We are now claimed to be lining up a new contract worth six-figures a week, which seems rather excessive for a player who struggles to stay fit year-in year-out.