You could say that Mathieu Debuchy has not had a lot of luck since his arrival at Arsenal after getting injured just two months after his arrival and then when returned he was back in the treatment room after an operation on a dislocated shoulder. This coincided with the brilliant improvement in Hector Bellerin who was drafted in from the the academy as his replacement and by the time Mathieu had returned to fitness the young Spaniard had cemented his place in the side.
Arsene Wenger has made it clear all summer that he needs to cut down his ‘heavy’ squad with quite a few big names obviously surplus to requirements. To be honest I didn’t expect Gabriel Paulista to be the first out the door as we seem to be short of defenders at the moment, but with Arsene Wenger having experimented with the Brazilian in various positions he has now decided to cash in by sending him back to La Liga.
The African billionaire Aliko Dangote, who was valued to be worth £10 billion GBP by Forbes recently, has once again announced his intention to make Stan Kroenke and offer he can’t refuse in a serious bid to take control of Arsenal once he completes a major oil refinery project in Lagos. This is not the first time that the Nigerian has announced his plans and it would seem to confirm that he has not changed his mind on the matter.
There is two weeks left before the transfer window slams shut, and Arsenal’s business looks far from complete at present.
There are a number of players linked with the exit door, with certain fringe players touted for moves, but there is a new player being linked with a move away today.
New summer signing Sead Kolasinac has given an interview to Arsenal’s official platform Arsenal Player, revealing that he is enjoying getting to know his team-mates, but is struggling a little with his English understanding.
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The CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin has been linked with a move to Arsenal all summer and it was rumoured that the Gunners were in negotiations for the young Russian international since the New Year. Now the player himself has admitted that he is happy that he wanted by the Gunners. Golovin said: “Of course, I will be pleased that such a club is interested in me.
Arsenal have held ‘extensive talks‘ over a move to sign Steven N’Zonzi from Seville this summer supposedly, but would he improve our strongest XI?