Category Archives: Arsenal rumours

Has Wenger finally accepted that Arsenal need a new Vieira?

It has been of the most contentious issues for Arsenal fans in recent years. Well to be more exact, it seems as though all the Arsenal fans are in agreement and it has just been that Arsene Wenger did not seem to see things the same way about our lack of a proper defensive midfielder.

It is strange really, because when the Gunners were enjoying our most successful period, which culminated in the amazing and perhaps never to be matched achievement of winning the Premier League without losing a single game, it was with the combative midfield warrior Patrick Vieira at the heart of the side.

Arsenal to have Carvalho in January but why not NOW?

If the Arsenal transfer rumours have even a shred of truth to them, it appears that Arsene Wenger is not as against signing a proper defensive midfielder as many of us fans have started to think. It still seems that the Frenchman is after a complete player rather than just an enforcer, with the likes of Samu Khedira and Morgan Schneiderlin on his list of targets.

But Khedira decided to stay at Real Madrid, where his contract lasts until the end of the season, while Southampton finally grew some balls and put their foot down and refused to sell Schneiderlin. That seemed to leave William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon and, according to a Metro report, Arsenal are now planning to sign the Portuguese international in January.

Can Barca REALLY stop Arsenal poaching `new Fabregas`?

After Arsenal apparently turned down the chance to sign the real Cesc Fabregas this summer, leaving our former captain free to join Premier League rivals Chelsea, it seems strange to hear that we are now trying to sign a young player being dubbed the new Fabregas, as reported by Metro.

But 19-year old Sergi Samper is one for the future and Arsene Wenger is ready to meet his release clause of around £10 million to sign him from Barcelona. Another report by Talksport suggests that Arsenal were trying to sign the young Spaniard this summer but the new manager of Barcelona, Luis Enrique, persuaded him to stay at the Nou Camp as he was firmly in his plans.

Can Arsenal REALLY fend off Man City to sign Reus?

Arsenal are just one of a number of clubs that have been strongly linked with the exciting and highly talented forward Marco Reus. Hardly surprising that so many of Europe’s top clubs are keen on the Germany international really, because he is one of those rare players that can change a game on his own.

And according to a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours, the Gunners have a good chance of winning this transfer battle as the 25-year old is thought to have a lot of respect for the club. Not only is he said to be an admirer of Arsene Wenger and the way that Arsenal play football, but there is the German connection of Ozil, Podolski and Mertesacker, as well as his role model having been Tomas Rosicky from his own spell at Dortmund.

Arsenal to go back for deadline day defender

Everyone knows that Arsenal desperately needed another central defender during the transfer window, and according to the Mail, Arsene Wenger tried to make a last minute move for the Celtic star Virgil van Dijk.

The 23 year-old has only been with Celtic for one season, but was named Player’s Player of the season so he must have made a big impression in his first season. So perhaps its no wonder that Celtic were a bit loathe to lose him on deadline day….

Colombia captain to join Ospina at Arsenal on free?

One of the big suprises for Arsenal fans at the end of the summer transfer window was the failure of Arsene Wenger to bring in another defender to strengthen the squad after the departure of club captain Thomas Vermaelen. Yes we had Calum Chambers, but Wenger had already admitted that this area of the Arsenal squad was light.

But the window closed without a defensive addition, leaving just the loan market and it is very unlikely that we would find anyone there. But maybe the boss knew what he was doing all along, because the Daily Star is reporting that we are set to bring in the captain of Colombia and international team mate of our new keeper David Ospina.

Real Madrid likely to snatch Arsenal’s long-term target?

Some reports in Spain claim that Real Madrid have a deal in place with Borussia Dortmund, that gives the club first-hand information on any bids made for German superstar, Marco Reus.

This means that should Arsenal bid for the midfield maestro, Real Madrid would be notified of the situation. If a team was to have a bid accepted for Reus, Los Blancos would have the option of matching the bid and given the first chance to talk to the player directly about a move.

Will Bony and Reid appease Arsenal fans?

Right about now, Arsenal fans, I would settle for Arsene Wenger signing just about any player he could get his hands on. But that is just the deadline day jitters getting to me and in the cold light of day, I agree that there is no point bringing in a player just for the sake of it when they are unlikely to play.

We don’t want another Kim Kallstrom or Park Chu-Young but if we are not going to get a top, top, top player then maybe a couple of pretty handy ones would do. So I was hoping that the latest Arsenal transfer rumour reported by Metro has some truth to it. The paper claimed that Wenger was to make a late double swoop for Wilfried Bony and Winston Reid.

Hang On! Welbeck to Arsenal NOT done yet!

It shows just how bad the transfer window’s deadline day has been for Arsenal fans that I am not getting worried that the late deal to bring in Danny Welbeck from Man United may not go ahead after all. And I was just warming to the idea as well.

According to the BBC there are still two other Premier League clubs trying to beat the Gunners to the 23-year old forward and so I assume the reports that Welbeck was having his Arsenal medical were a bit premature to say the least.

The worst transfer window ever for Arsenal fans?

It all seems so long ago that Arsenal signed Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, beating Liverpool into the bargain. We Arsenal fans were really happy and could hold our heads up and even take the mickey out of our Premier League rivals. Well that did not last very long did it?

In fact, that early flush of hope and expectations make this, for me, the most frustrating transfer deadline day ever. At least in recent years we were told that there was hardly any money so when we signed some unheard of player it was not too much of a shock.

BANG! Arsenal swoop to beat Spurs to Welbeck transfer!!!

At last it looks like Arsenal fans might have something to get excited about on this final day of the summer transfer window. As long as you consider the signing of the England international striker Danny Welbeck exciting that is.

Sky Sports are reporting that the 23-year old is currently having a medical ahead of joining the Gunners, when not long ago it looked like Welbeck was set to join our north London neighbours Tottenham on a season long loan deal.

Arsenal offered experienced goal-scorer until January?

Arsenal are said to have been offered MLS striker Jermain Defoe on a temporary deal until January, as the former Spurs striker seeks a return to the Premier League, according to The Telegraph.

Defoe is said to be in advanced talks with previous boss Harry Redknapp´s QPR, but the player has asked his agent to sound out a move to Arsenal as his preferred destination.

JD moved to Toronto FC in January of this year, and scored 11 goals in his 16 appearances for the club. It is thought that he has not settled into the Canadian lifestyle as well as he had hoped, and is keen on a return to England.