Category Archives: Arsenal rumours

Is it time for Thierry Henry to return to Arsenal?

Arsenal’s legendary striker Thierry Henry is getting ready to play the last game of his contract with New York Red Bulls today, and he is keeping very quiet about his next career move. There is every chance that he may continue his playing career (maybe in India with some other old Arsenal team-mates?) but surely at 37 years of age he may certainly be considering a bash at management.

He still retains his talent in front of goal but his global experiences should have given him a good basis for being a successful coach, especially with his inside knowledge of how Wenger does his job, so should Arsenal bring him to the Emirates as a boost for the younger players (for now!)?

Arsenal Rumours 23rd Nov – Moutinho, Cech, Mings and Schneiderlin

There are now just six weeks to go until the Janary transfer window, so we can expect thousands of Arsenal transfer rumours in the meantime, especially as we all KNOW that the Gunners desperately need reinforcements!

The DM area is an absolte must in January, but with the likelihood of Sami Khedira arriving, the Daily Mail seems to be convinced that Arsenal will now try to entice Monaco’s 30million-rated Joao Moutinho in his place. I am personally not convinced that the Portugese international has the physique to do well in the Premier League, but what do I know?

How Barcelona will HELP Arsenal solve DM problem in January

I am not sure if you have heard this one before Gooners, but some people think that Arsenal could do with signing a world class central midfielder, a player with defensive discipline, high work rate and the power to battle Premier League opponents. Oh I don’t know, maybe someone like Patrick Vieira perhaps. I seem to remember the Gunners doing quite well when he played for us.

Why Modric injury could HELP Arsenal complete January transfer

It looked like bad news for Arsenal when the reports came in this week that the Real Madrid and Croatia international midfielder Luka Modric had picked up an injury while on international duty. But now it seems as though it could actually help Arsenal to complete the transfer to solve the long running defensive midfield issue at the club.

At first look, the Modric injury that will keep him on the sidelines seemed to be the final nail in the coffin of our chances of signing Sami Khedira in the January transfer window, because it opened up the opportunity for the German to play regularly, while Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti would be reluctant to let him leave.

Is Arsenal the EPL side that PSG star is set to join in January?

The priority for Arsenal in the January transfer window is likely to be for a central defender, as the recent injury problems of Laurent Koscielny have highlighted just how thin the Arsenal squad is in the defensive area. But many Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arsene Wenger finally accepts that he needs to sign a combative central midfielder to strengthen the spine of the team as well.

Arsenal set to sign Premier League giant?

Now I know that we are going through a boring international beak, but the latest Arsenal transfer rumour seems like a desperate attempt to fill the back pages of the tabloids.

The Express are reporting that the Gunners are going to bring in the brilliant Petr Cech from Chelsea in January, and the only basis I can see for them to suggest this is because Thibault Courtois said that IF he was Cech he would leave Chelsea to play first team football.

Roma striker keen on Arsenal links

Although Arsenal bought Danny Welbeck on the last day of the summer transfer window, there are many Arsenal fans that still think the Gunners are in need of a top top striker to take us to the next level, especially with the ridiculous amount of injuries sustained by the Arsenal squad.

We have been linked with a move for the young Roma striker Mattia Destro recently amid reports that he is not happy with being left on the bench too often at the Italian club.

Arsenal face Barcelona battle over top transfer target

First of all, Gooners, I do think that Arsenal should not really have a problem completing this transfer if Arsene Wenger and the board are serious about it and don’t do the usual trick of penny pinching and dithering. But if the Gunners do mess about in the transfer pursuit of Lars Bender, then it could all end in disappointment.

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal are now ready to ramp up our interest in the 25-year old Germany and Bayer Leverkusen star to fill the holding midfield role, after reports from Spain that Sami Khedira looks like staying in Spain’s La Liga and signing a new contract with Real Madrid after all.

If Ozil doesn’t want Arsenal let him GO!

I am not one of the Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil’s big critics and I do think that the 25-year old has done some good things and has generally improved the Gunners side since his deadline day transfer move from Real Madrid last summer.

But I would also have hoped for a bit more from the talented play maker, especially considering the massive £42.5 million fee we paid for him. However, as much as I expect Ozil to adapt and get better in the Premier League, I do not think Arsenal should worry too much if the Metro report about him not wanting to join Arsenal in the first place is true.

Why Arsenal should be VERY wary about this bargain transfer!

It6 is easy to see why a lot of Arsenal fans would gladly take almost any central defender in the Premier League at the minute, because Arsene Wenger seems intent on persisting with the Spanish left back Nacho Monreal until our regular first choice Laurent Koscielny has got over the tendonitis in his ankles.

But there is a saying about if something is too good to be true, then it probably is not true. And I think this could apply to the Metro report that says that the Gunners have been told by our Premier League rivals Man City that for a paltry £5 million in transfer fees, they will sell us their young Serbian international defender Matija Nastasic.

Arsenal should go in for wantaway £19m Real Madrid defender?

If the reports coming out of Spain are true, then Arsenal should already be on the phone to Real Madrid and Arsene Wenger should be ringing up silent Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis to get them to release a bit more money for the January transfer business.

And it is not as if £19 million is all that much anyway, especially when it is for a player like the France international centre back Rafael Varane. But that is what Real Madrid are looking for in order to release the talented young defender, according to a Daily Express report.

Ron Vlaar ready to move on (to Arsenal?)

Since Arsene Wenger admitted at the AGM that he was in the market for a defender in January, there have been many Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with centre-backs, one of which is Aston Villa’s Ron Vlaar.

The Dutchman is in the last season of his contract at Villa Park, and it seems that Villa have not made an approach to renew his contract yet, which seems to please the player and his agent.

Vlaar’s agent, Arnold Oosterveer, said in the Mirror: “It is obvious that for Ron, now is the moment to make a nice big move in his career. Ron is very ambitious.