Arsene Wenger did not come out and completely confirm the recent Arsenal transfer rumours about the big wage demands of the club’s two biggest names Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, with both the German and the Chilean currently in talks over new contracts with the club, but he did seem to suggest in an Evening Standard report that they were likely to be getting more money and being the best paid Arsenal players if they do sign new deals.
Arsenal lining up Cech replacement?
Although transfer rumours should be kept to a minimum with the next window so far away, I cannot help but notice the talking point behind today’s story. The Gunners are being linked with a move for a young goalkeeper to reportedly replace Petr Cech, when the Gunners star decides to call it a day.
Santi Cazorla is a fan favourite at the Emirates since coming to North London in 2012. The Spaniard has seen his position pushed back during his time at the club, with Cazorla now featuring heavily as a central midfield rather than behind the main striker. However his position on the pitch remains valuable as ever to this Arsenal team and a lot of the Gunner’s successes in recent years have been influenced heavily by our our little magician in midfield.
Roberto Mancini is claimed to be a potential successor to Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager, according to the Italian reports.
The FA have denied any interest in the former Manchester City man, but the theory that they could talk to him about the England job was bolstered by his appearance at Wembley for the Malta match at the weekend.
Even though the Arsenal and Spain international star Hector Bellerin still has three years left to run on his current contract, which he signed last summer after securing his place in the Arsenal first team and doing so well in his 36 Premier League games that he was voted into the PFA team of the season.
Arsenal-linked midfielder Alarcon Isco is growing frustrated with his current situation, and has now revealed he could leave Real Madrid in the near future.
The 24 year-old is currently outside of Zinedine Zidane’s first-team plans, having been selected to start only once in all competitions so far this season. Because of his situation, his place in the Spain international squad is now under threat.
Just last week there was a story doing the rounds of the football media in which the rumours about Arsenal trying to sign the Argentina international star Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli in the summer were confirmed by the president of the Serie A club.
Arsene Wenger did end up signing a new striker for Arsenal in the summer transfer window, although it was in the last few days that Arsenal completed the transfer of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna. The Spanish striker’s Arsenal career has not exactly got off to a flyer though, and perhaps the suggestion that he was a bit of a panic buy is true.