Category Archives: Arsenal rumours

Arsenal on verge of signing World Cup star defender?

It appears that Arsene Wenger may not have been entirely honest last night, when he insisted that Arsenal were not really very close to signing any more players at the minute, when asked about his transfer plans after the battling draw with Besiktas in Istanbul.

He must have been working pretty damn quickly, if that was true, perhaps making a quick detour to Greece on the way home from Turkey because, according to a Metro report, the central defender Kostas Manolas is in London to complete his medical before becoming a Gunner some time this week.

Arsenal set to sign another Chilean star to partner Alexis?

There are some more interesting Arsenal rumours emerging that the Gunners are close to sealing a one year loan deal for the Chilean international Eduardo Vargas from Napoli. Vargas and our very own Alexis Sanchez made an impressive pairing at the World Cup, and perhaps Wenger thinks they could perform just as well for Arsenal.

Vargas’ agent Cristian Ogalde admitted that he is likely to be on his way out on loan again, after spending last season with Valencia. Ogalde was quoted as saying to the Chilean newspaper Emol: “Edu is working well and will fight as long as he possibly can to earn a place in the Napoli shirt,”

Is Kostas Manolas already an Arsenal player?

There have been numerous Arsenal transfer rumours lately linking the Gunner with a move for the Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas, especially after Arsene Wenger told reporters: “Vermaelen behaved outstandingly last year – I am grateful for him and I wish him very well,” Wenger said.

“If I can find another centre-back I will do it.”

Now, according to Goal, the Greek international has undergone a medical at Arsenal ahead of an £8 million move, and we are awaiting official confirmation of the deal from the Gunners.

Shock! Arsenal linked with versatile young French man!

It’s a common cliche that it doesn’t matter how many Arsenal transfer rumours you here, Arsene Wenger always buys an un-celebrated young Frenchman, and this season could prove no different.

The latest reports are saying that the Gunners are now targeting the 19 year-old Paris St Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has reportedly refused to sign a new contract at the French giants.

Rabiot has definitely been impressive during his 31 game career with PSG, and has shown good promise since he played with the France U16 team. Since then he has amassed 38 games for his country up to U21 level, so it is no wonder that Wenger knows all about him.

Is Edison Cavani worth 50m to Arsenal? YES HE IS!

Edinson Cavani – is he worth it? by Big Gun

Our current squad is looking stronger and believably more optimistic than it ever has since the era of the Invincibles. It has taken almost 10 years to get to the point where we can confidently say – Arsenal are back. Everyone is talking about it, especially after our sublime display against league winners Man City last weekend to clench another high profile trophy in the short span of 2 months.

Arsenal move in on top striker as his club pursue replacement

Arsenal are reportedly said to be keen on bringing Edinson Cavani to The Emirates this summer, with Angel Di Maria’s protracted move holding the key. Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with the Manchester United target all summer, with Real Madrid all set to cash-in to recoup some of their transfer kitty back after a busy summer of new Galacticos.

Arsenal linked with a NEW centre-back target

Now that Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is looking for another centre-back after Thomas Vermaelen left Arsenal for Barcelona, it is no surprise that the papers are looking for new targets after it was revealed that Mats Hummels has been made captain at Dortmund so is definitely not available.

The latest defender to be linked is the 23 year-old Kostas Manolas from Olympiakos.The Greek international has been a regular in the top flight of Greek football for five years with AEK Athens and Olympiakos, so he may not be too keen to be demoted to fourth choice at Arsenal if it will put his international place at risk.

Arsene Wenger promises more Arsenal signings

As we all know Arsene Wenger has only spent about 21.5 million of Arsenal’s transfer kitty, so it is only to be expected that he will still be looking at further action, especially another centre-back to replace Thomas Vermalen.

After yesterday’s demolition of Man City, Wenger admitted that he had a good squad already with his new signings but admitted he was still after a centre-backat theleast.

Wenger said in the Daily Star: “I would say overall it was a united team performance and it was a first half of quality, togetherness and good movement,”

Arsenal set to sign brilliant Brazilian midfielder

It is being reported tonight that Arsenal are in negotiations to take the brilliant Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk, with a view to a permanent move next summer.

It has been widely reported that Costa is very worried about the political situation in the Ukraine, and is pushing to move away until the conflict has been resolved, with Arsenal his favoured destination, according to the Metro.

It seems that Arsene Wenger has given up on Porto’s Quintero, as the Portugese club refuse to drop their asking price. Shakhtar are also asking for a hefty loan fee for the Brazilian playmaker, but with the player himself trying to push through the deal the price may be reduced to an acceptable level.

Arsenal SHOULD NOT sell Lukas Podolski

We should look to keep Podolski by KJ

There are rumours flying about today from Turkey that Galatasaray have sent a delegation to London to discuss the transfer of the Arsenal winger Lukas Podolski. He’s struggled for game time at the club simply because he’s outclassed by our other wide options but even then, I’m not happy for us to sell him just yet.

Podolski was brought in fair early during the summer of 2012 in anticipation of RVP’s departure and he started well with a goal and an assist against Liverpool at Anfield in one of our opening games. Unfortunately, he started to tail off during the second half of the season and his lack of work-rate meant Cazorla was shifted out wide and Rosicky was brought in to remedy the situation.

Agent confirms that top striker set to choose between Arsenal and Liverpool?

It seems that Arsene Wenger has not finished Arsenal’s transfer business this summer, as it has been revealed today that the Gunners have made an approach for the extremely talented PSG striker Edison Cavani.

Cavani’s agent, Claudio Anelluci, has confirmed that Arsenal have made a proposal to sign the highly-rated forward from the French Champions.

Annelluci was quoted in the Metro as saying: ‘There has been much interest in the player during the last six months.

‘I can confirm that Cavani heard proposals from Liverpool and Arsenal. [Cavani] Already said he would love to play in England, but has not yet made a final decision.

Should Arsenal lose £5m to keep Vermaelen from Man Utd?

It seems as though there is a bit of a bidding war developing for the Arsenal defender and club captain Thomas Vermaelen. But Arsene Wenger and the Gunners hierarchy have a decision to make as to whether to simply accept the highest offer, assuming we agree to sell in the first place that is.

If it was all about the money, then our Premier League rivals Man United would be in pole position, as the Daily Mail has reported that they have offered a quite substantial £15 million for the Belgium international, with La Liga giants Barcelona only having bid around £10 million so far.