Category Archives: Arsenal Transfer News

Have Arsenal said no thanks to Falcao AND Premier League title?

So Arsene Wenger does not think that Arsenal need the striking services of Radamerl Falcao then, it seems. The Frenchman must have seen something in the 17 goal free Premier League appearances of Yaya Sanogo that the rest of us are missing.

Because the news all over the media at the moment, including Metro, is that the Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao will be signing for our Premier League rivals Man United today. We don’t know whether it is a permanent move or the season long loan deal that has been talked about it and frankly I could not care less. I am just thoroughly cheesed off.

Arsene Wenger asks Arsenal fans to trust him in market

After Arsenal’s second disappointing away draw from their first three League games, Arsene Wenger is at pains to tell the fans to trust him, whether he finds the “right player” in thetransfer market today or not. And the Frenchman certainly doesn’t want to promise any new arrivals just yet.

“As long as the transfer market is open it makes everyone dream by thinking the solution is always somewhere but it’s not necessarily obvious,” he said.

“The solution every time you don’t win is to buy someone. We are out there and we’ll try our best and you have to trust us.

Is Wenger really too stubborn to sign a striker for Arsenal?

In the press conference the other day before Arsenal travelled to Leicester, there were understandably a lot of questions about the transfer business that the club might do before tonight. And Arsene Wenger talked about it being like a poker game and suggested that there would be a lot going on behind the scenes.

But he also spoke about people having opinions and them often being wrong. Something like it is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion. And the Frenchman is always talking about not bringing in players just for the sake of it and almost ridiculing the use of the transfer market to solve problems.

Arsenal set to lose Loic Remy to Chelsea

There are reports this morning that Arsenal are attempting to hijack Chelsea’s move for the French striker Loic Remy, but we all know that Arsene Wenger had three months to meet the Frenchman’s buy-out clause of just 8.5million but has only now decided to take action after Olivier Giroud was ruled out for the next three months.

But alas, it’s too late, as Jose Mourinho has already admitted that he straight away started talking to Remy as soon as he knew that Fernando Torres was on his way to AC Milan. The Chelsea boss said: “Today I told my people in the club that I have no news until the end of the game,”

Arsenal bid €27m and believe it WILL get Carvalho!!

Actually, the figure mentioned in the Arsenal transfer rumour about the latest bid put in by Arsene Wenger for the defensive midfield transfer target William Carvalho is given as £21.3 million by Metro. But this is such an odd figure that it must equate to an amount in the currency of his current employers, Sporting Club de Portugal.

This suggests to me that the Gunners are aware, and may even have been told, of the transfer fee that the Portuguese club will accept. Sporting previously wanted quite a bit more for their young player, apparently, and may already have turned down a bid of a roughly similar amount, but the talk in the media is that they are now willing to accept less with just a few days of the transfer window left.

£10m Celtic star to complete Arsenal defence?

If the Arsenal transfer rumours of this week are to be trusted, the Gunners were beaten to one of our main defensive transfer targets by the Italian Serie A club Roma. The player in question was the Greece international centre back Kostas Manolas and then we were linked with his international colleague Sokratis.

But having been drawn against his current club Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage, that transfer looks pretty unlikely to me. So Arsenal still need a centre back, even though young Calum Chambers’ first few games as a Gunner suggest that the 19-year old could become a real rock at the heart of our defence in the future.

Roma rumour to push up price of Rabiot to Arsenal transfer?

If the number of Arsenal transfer rumours currently doing the rounds about the young Central midfielder Adrien Rabiot are anything to go by, there is certainly real interest from Arsene Wenger, despite the Frenchman refusing point blank to discuss him at the pre-match press conference.

Over the last few days, we have heard that Rabiot’s current club, French champions PSG, have slashed their asking price for the talented 19-year old, which has apparently caused Wenger to make his move. There has been a report about the central midfielder’s agent and mother arriving in London to finalise the deal, but then the latest reports, including one by Metro, suggests that the Gunners may face a late battle with Roma.

Wenger promises an exciting end to Arsenal’s transfer window

Arsene Wenger seems to love the attention from the end of the summer transfer window, and seems to love building up the tension as deadline day approaches. This season promises to be no different as he has been talking about the loss of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal’s first team for over three months.

First of all he denies that he needs to buy a replacement,but then talks about the dying days of the transfer business. He says in the Mail: ‘Of course we can be successful. Why not? The success of the season does not depend on one player that you buy or not,’ Wenger said.

Can Arsenal UCL place beat Man United to Carvalho transfer?

There was a new twist to the Arsenal transfer rumour linking us with a move for the 22-year old Portugal international William Carvalho earlier this week. It said that the defensive midfielder was waiting to see whether the Gunners would make it through to the group stage of the Champions League before deciding whether to come to north London.

With his current Portuguese employers Sporting Club already in the draw, Carvalho did not want to miss out this season, apparently. Assuming that Arsene Wenger really is keen on signing him, the narrow win over Besiktas should leave the way clear for us, except that there is now another complication according to a report in The Independent.

Arsenal set for meeting to seal Falcao deal tomorrow?

You have probably heard the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the Monaco and Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao could be available on a season long loan deal to replace our injured centre forward Olivier Giroud. But the fact that the rumours say that it will cost the Gunners around £20 million, along with the statement from Wenger about us having good options up front already, makes it unlikely.

Or maybe not, because the latest Metro report on the story, which comes from an Italian journalist with connections, claims that Falcao’s agent is set for a meeting with Arsenal and Monaco in Monte Carlo tomorrow.

Costa injury makes striker transfer even harder for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal will have to do without Olivier Giroud leading the line for around four months after the Frenchman fractured his left tibia at the end of the Everton game, but at least the timing of the injury gives the boss a few days to bring in a replacement.

But while he did not state categorically that he would not be doing so, Wenger suggested that he would only bring in another forward if it made sense and gave us a better option than the players we already have give us. He also said that there was a shortage of quality available in the market and too many clubs looking.

Arsenal patience rewarded as Sporting see sense on Carvalho transfer

I know that being an Arsenal fan can be a little frustrating at times, especially during a transfer window. But I do have some sympathy and agreement with the way Arsene Wenger has acted in recent years. His refusal to pay hugely over-inflated transfer fees has seen us miss out on some players but was also forced on him due to the financial restrictions he was working under.

And those years seem to have given the Gunners a certain reputation in the transfer market. Clubs may still try to ramp up the price of players that we are interested in, but they do not really expect Wenger to agree to paying over the odds, as they do with many other clubs like Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man City and United.