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Wenger admits Chambers is `expensive gamble` for Arsenal

For Arsene Wenger to be speaking of Calum Chambers in terms of what he might bring to Arsenal, is almost as good as seeing the transfer officially announced on the Arsenal website. So I am assuming that the 19-year old will be announced as a new member of the Gunners this week.

But, depending on which paper you read, the transfer fee could be as high as £16 million, which seems a bit steep for a youngster that has made just 18 starts in the Premier League. A Talksport report reveals that the Arsenal boss admits this, but he also goes on to rationalise the transfer by talking about the potential of the young England international and pointing out that his versatility means that we may have got three players for the price of one, even if that price is a bit high.

Why Arsenal must NOT sign Nani from Man United

There is an Arsenal transfer rumour doing the rounds that suggests that Arsene Wenger is set to offer the Portuguese winger Luis Nani a way out of his Old Trafford nightmare. But while I am not saying that the 27-year old is a rubbish player or that he is past it, I just do not think this is a transfer that Arsenal should be thinking about.

Khedira to get same Arsenal wages as Ozil and Sanchez?

We have all heard plenty about the Arsenal wage structure and it has sometimes been a real bone of contention for the fans who just want to see the best players come to play for us. But even now that Wenger has a lot more money to spend, he is not going to start paying the sort of money that Rooney gets at Man United or Toure at Man City.

Arsenal are still the fourth biggest spender on wages in the Premier League, though, even though we are way down the list on transfer fees, and that is also to with the structure. There are bands at Arsenal, with the likes of Ramsey, Wilshere and Cazorla on a similar amount near the top of the scale.

Arsenal linked with yet another small creative midfielder!!

When Arsenal completed the club record transfer of Mesut Ozil last summer, it had a hugely positive effect on both Arsenal fans and players alike. But there were a few dissenting voices among us and in the media, not doubting the quality of the Germany international, just whether he was what the Gunners really needed.

Arsene Wenger already had the likes of Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere who could play in that number 10 role, and the Spaniard had been voted Arsenal Player of the Year in the previous season. As usual, and just like this summer, there was a thought that a proper defensive midfielder and a striker was what the Gunners really needed.

Now could Arsenal get Remy to lower his wage demands?

I don’t know if it will, but the transfer of Loic Remy to Arsenal could be back on. It seems as though Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for the talented French striker forever, with some Arsenal transfer rumours claiming this summer that the Prof had finally got his man.

But apparently Wenger backed off the move because of Remy’s wage demands of around £80,000. I certainly wasn’t his transfer fee because a release clause in his contract with QPR made the 27-year old available for just £8.5 million. I think that Arsenal were hoping to persuade the France international to accept a bit less for the chance to play in the Champions League, but once Liverpool joined the chase, those hopes were gone and the media thought it was a done deal.

Wenger planning for Arsenal versatility to beat the injury woes!!

Wenger is building this squad with versatility in mind by KJ

David Ornstein reported that Calum Chambers had a medical with Arsenal yesterday and it seems like the young English defender will be an Arsenal player for a fee of around £10 million. But the reason we’ve brought him in is not because he can play as right back, but because he can also play as a CB and as a DM. Along with Sanchez, there is a clear theme amongst our new signings so far – versatility.

Stats suggest Ospina could take Arsenal shirt from Szczesny!

Well Arsenal fans, how are enjoying the summer so far? It is certainly a lot better than last year, when Arsene Wenger seemed to have forgotten that there was a summer transfer window at all, until he was reminded in no uncertain terms by the home fans at the Emirates as we slumped to an opening day defeat against Aston Villa.

Does this photo prove that Arsenal will NOT sign Balotelli?

The possible transfer of Mario Balotelli has been one of the most repeated Arsenal transfer rumours of the summer. It is also one of the strangest, because the high maintenance Italy international just does not really fir with the usual sort of signing you would normally expect from Arsene Wenger.

But the fact that the reports kept cropping up and that people like the striker’s agent, members of the board of his current club AC Milan, and even his girlfriend who posted a picture of the couple in front of the Arsenal merchandise display at a PUMA store, made me think there might actually be something in it.

Confirmed – Arsenal sign Ospina as Szczesny backup

Well is this turning into Arsenal’s best transfer window ever? Not only have Arsenal signed Debuchy, Sanchez and Chambers, but Arsene Wenger has now confirmed that we have bought the excellent David Ospina as a replacement for Fabianski.

At a fantastic price of just 4 million Euros, Ospina was always the best value keeper on the market, and Wenger thinks that the Colombian international will be challenging Wojciech Szczesny for the First XI jersey next season. ‘You know at the start Szczesny will be the No. 1, then again we’ll be down to performances and, if Ospina shows that he is better, he will play,’ Wenger said yesterday.

Confirmed! Arsenal sign Vermaelen replacement

It now seems certain that Thomas Vermaelen will be leaving Arsenal, most likely for Manchester United, as it has been confirmed this morning that Arsenal have bought the young Southampton defender Calum Chambers.

The 19 year-old has only made 23 appearances for the Saints but has been tipped to be a regular starter in the England national side in the future, but will have to wait in line behind Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker to get a chance to impress in the Arsenal kit. Although the youngster is normally considered to be a right-back as well as a central defender, he is also able to play as a holding midfielder, according to Southampton’s official website, which may be where Arsene Wenger is thinking of deploying him in the future once he has matured.

Is Balotelli for Campbell + £8m too good for Arsenal to refuse?

If you have ever watched The Godfather, Arsenal fans, then you may be aware that the Italians, or the dodgy ones at least, can always make you an offer that you can’t refuse. But instead of waking up with a horse’s head under the bed sheets, Arsene Wenger could find himself with one of the world’s most talented strikers, in Mario Balotelli.

This particular Arsenal transfer rumour has been on and off all summer, but mostly off, especially after the infamous 23-year old had a less than emphatic World Cup finals in Brazil. Whether that put Wenger off, or the money that his club AC Milan wanted, or if there was ever anything to the story in the first place, we don’t know.

Barca to help Arsenal keep Vermaelen from Man United transfer!

It has been on the cards all summer, and it still looks like Arsenal are set to say goodbye to yet another club captain. After seeing Cesc Fabregas join Barcelona and Robin van Persie head to Manchester United, losing our Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen may not leave quite such a hole in the Arsenal team, but it is still far from ideal.