Category Archives: Arsenal rumours

New Arsenal DM – Fabian Delph would be a better buy than Rabiot?

There is no doubt that Arsenal need a new young, strong and steady defensive midfielder even though Arsene Wenger has been burying his head in the sand to ignore the fact for the last few seasons. But now Mikel Arteta and Matthieu Flamini are both getting older, slower and accident-prone, Wenger will simply have to accept that neither those two or the like-a-new-signing Abou Diaby are going to be able to do the job next season.

There were numerous Arsenal rumours with links to the promising PSG youngster Adrien Rabiot, but the latest reports are saying that 19 year-old has set his sights on moving to Roma in Serie A. Personally I would have thought this was a large risk despite his promise.

Arsenal lining up Portugese international defender in January?

We all know that the transfer window is currently shut, but the fact is that Arsene Wenger is desperately short of defenders and should be at least looking around to strengthen in that area as soon as possible, despite Wenger moaning about the lack of available defenders in the summer. He said: “There is not a lot on the market and if you look at the other clubs, they had exactly the same problem. If you went anywhere, everybody is looking for defenders.

Arsenal to swoop after Reus delays on Dortmund contract?

Arsenal have been linked with the Germany international forward Marco Reus for some time now, but the 25-year old star has a contract with his Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund until 2017 and, as far as I know, there is no release clause included in it. However, according to a Daily Express report, there will be a buy out clause of around £20 million in the next summer transfer window.

Arsenal HOT favourites for Cavani transfer after Wenger’s words!!

This latest Arsenal transfer rumour is guaranteed to get the excitement levels among the Arsenal fans on the increase, as the PSG and Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani is the type of centre forward that could turn an average team into a good one or a good one into a great one.

So after reading a report in the Daily Star which revealed that the Gunners were strong favourites to sign the 27-year old forward in the next summer transfer window, I really hope that there is some truth behind this rumour. With Paddy Power offering 17/10 on Arsenal and the next best prive being 11/2 for Real Madrid, the bookies certainly seem to think so.

Have Arsenal REALLY tied up Khedira for January transfer?

Unless he signs a new contract in the next eight months, Arsenal transfer target Sami Khedira will be able to walk away from his current club Real Madrid and the Spanish giants will not receive a single euro in compensation. Even with all their money, that is not a good situation and they do still have to comply with the FFP rules laid down by UEFA.

So maybe there is some truth in the rumour that the Gunners have agreed a transfer fee of around £11 million euros with Madrid to sign the Germany international in January. But don’t get too excited just yet Arsenal fans, because the report has come from Caughhtoffside.com and thy are not always the most reliable source of information.

Will Diarra shine in second spell at Arsenal?

The first time that Arsene Wenger signed Lass Diarra for Arsenal was on transfer deadline day back in August 2007, as Chelsea knew that he would be able to leave on a free transfer a few months later. This time, if the Arsenal transfer rumour in the Daily Express is correct, the Frenchman will sign the combative midfielder even later.

The 29-year old former Real Madrid star is not a free agent exactly, he is still under contract with Lokomotiv Moscow, but Arsenal can get around the transfer restrictions to sign him, apparently, as he has fallen out with the club’s management and so has not been registered with the Russian League.

Arsenal to swap Ozil for Draxler in January?

I know that Arsene Wenger signed the Germany international Mesut Ozil for Arsenal because he thought the 25-year old superstar would be one of the key pieces in the jigsaw for the Gunners team of the future. And the Frenchman has always backed his record signing and given him plenty of time and patience to produce the sort of performances we used to see for Germany and Real Madrid.

But as yet, Ozil has not found his top gear in England and there are growing suggestions that the Premier League might not be the right place for him. I am holding on to see, but surely in this second season, Ozil should be much better and more influential in our games.

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….