Category Archives: Arsenal Transfer News

Draxler transfer will NOT mean Arsenal dump Ozil

In one of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, it is being reported that Arsene Wenger is preparing to go back to Germany in January to sign the young Schalke star Julian Draxler. The Gunners were strongly tipped to sign the talented 20-year old in the summer, but concerns over the fitness issues that saw him miss out on the World Cup triumph in Brazil meant that Wenger went for Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona in a £30 million transfer instead.

DONE DEAL as Arsenal sign talented defender

He may not be able to help Arsenal with the current injury crisis causing havoc to Arsene Wenger’s plans, especially on the defensive side of things, but if Stefan O’Connor can continue to improve the way he has been doing, the Gunners will soon start to reap the benefits of the central defender’s talents.

17-year old O.Connor will be an Arsenal player for the next three years at least, after he signed his first professional contract with the club, according to a report in The Daily Express. The talented teenager is thought to have a bright future ahead of him and has already impressed Arsene Wenger and the new head of the academy Andries Jonkers.

Former Gunners says Khedira transfer means Arsenal STILL have title chance

The Arsenal transfer rumours about the Germany midfielder Sami Khedira did not stop when the summer transfer window closed. If anything, they have increased and plenty of media outlets, including the Daily Star, seem to think that Arsene Wenger will be going back in January to sign the 27-year old fr4om Real Madrid.

And this one transfer could be the difference between Arsenal falling short of our goals again and actually putting in a strong and realistic title challenge, according to the former Gunner and France international Robert Pires. He told the Daily Telegraph that Khedira is just the right player to complete the missing piece of the puzzle for Arsenal, as his strength, experience, ability and aggression in the centre of the pitch reminds Pires of a certain former team mate of his called Patrick Vieira.

Arsenal to rescue unhappy transfer target Cabaye from PSG?

If Arsenal had been a little bit more determined and a little bit less parsimonious in the transfer window last summer, then the France international Yohan Cabaye would have been an Arsenal player already. As it was, the Gunners offered his Premier League club just £10 million for him.

Despite the player clearly wanting to make the transfer to north London, with Alan Pardew dropping him for a couple of games while his head was not on the job, the offer was dismissed as disrespectful and, unsurprisingly, turned down. A few months later the central midfielder did get his move, to the French champions PSG who paid around double the amount that Arsenal had bid.

Arsenal must move FAST to avoid losing Reus to Man City!!

He has been on the transfer of radar of Arsenal and Arsene Wenger for some time according to many Arsenal transfer rumours over the last few years and Marco Reus may not even be ready to move clubs until next summer, but we need to keep a very close watch on his situation.

According to a Daily Express report, our Premier League rivals Man City have already got the jump on the Gunners, having made contact with the forward’s Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

Apparently City have enquired about the possible availability of Reus and asked to be kept informed about any news or changes in the situation. And this is not just a pipe dream of a transfer for Arsenal, because the 25-year old Germany international has put off tals about a contract extension and his current deal with Dortmund has a £20 million release clause that is due to become active in the summer.

Cavani to be sold but Arsenal will NOT attempt transfer

The Gunners have long been linked in numerous Arsenal transfer rumours with the Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani. With all the money in the English Premier League and with Arsenal being one of the biggest and most financially solid clubs in it, we are bound to be linked with any top name transfers, but I don’t think there is any chance of this one happening.

Even though, according to a report in The Mirror, there is a good chance that Cavani will be leaving his current club PSG sooner rather than later. The striker has never really settle with the French champions since his £55 million move from Napoli last summer.

DONE DEAL? Arsenal finally agree defensive midfielder transfer

It has been over nine years since Arsenal lost the services of one of the best midfielders the club has ever had in Patrick Vieira. And three years later we also said goodbye to the Brazilian international Gilberto Silva who had done a great job giving the Gunners some real steel in the middle of the park.

And now it appears that Arsene Wenger has finally joined the consensus of opinion that Arsenal need another player of that ilk if we are to turn our creative talent into a Premier League title and regular trophies. If you believe some of the many recent Arsenal transfer rumours, then Wenger may have been close to signing a powerful central midfielder during this summer transfer window.

POW! Arsenal fans discover we JUST missed out on MESSI

I have had to put up with a lot since that first game at Highbury made me a red and white Gooner to the core, but this one hurts more than most. Hey, I am not saying that being an Arsenal fan is all bad, because we have had some fantastic times and amazing teams and players and about 99 percent of football clubs in the world would kill for our success and status. But the last decade has been pretty frustrating.

Should Arsenal just let Podolski leave in January?

The German international Lukas Podolski arrived with a fanfare in the summer of 2012, but for some reason (only known to Arsene Wenger I am sure) he has never been able to get a regular starting spot unless injuries have forced him into the team.

In two full seasons he has only made 39 starts in the Premier League despite scoring in every second game (19 goals!) even though he has generally been used as a left-winger. With the arrival of Alexis Sanchez and Wenger’s penchant for using central midfielders on the wing, Podolski is even more unlikely to get a game now and it seems that he has finally had enough of sitting on the bench every week.

Dynamic midfielder in Come and Get Me plea to Arsenal

The continuing struggle for fitness of the Arsenal and France midfielder Abou Diaby, along with the recent injuries picked up by Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta have highlighted, at least to the fans and the media, the need for Arsenal to sign a player in that typical combative defensive mould to strengthen the spine of our team. But the question still remains as to whether Arsene Wenger agrees.

One player who is hoping so is the Newcastle United and Ivory Coast international midfielder Chieck Tiote. Because the 28-year old has issued a statement, reported by Sky Sports, that may as well be a direct plea to Wenger to make him an Arsenal player when the transfer window opens in January.

Has Schneiderlin proved that Arsenal SHOULD have signed him?

I am not just writing this article because Arsenal have a central midfield crisis on our hands, with injuries and fitness issues making it appear that we could have no Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby or Mikel Arteta available for the next two very important games against Galatasaray.

But it does highlight the fact that signing the France international Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton this summer would have been a very useful piece of transfer business indeed. The 24-year old capped off a great season for the Saints by breaking into the France team and appearing at the World Cup finals and he has started this campaign in even better form.

Could Arsenal REALLY not find a defender with £50m?

Naturally and as usual, Arsenal have lost quite a few players to injury. We have been losing players at a regular rate ever since the season started, with Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker, Flamini and others picking up little knocks, while Nathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud have had to have surgery and will not be available until some time around the new year.