Per Mertesacker is Arsenal’s official club captain and one of the current most experienced defenders going. He may lack in certain qualities such as his pace, but his experience and leadership skills are vital to the team. Today it has been revealed that the German international, who has retired from international duty to focus on his club career, may consider leaving Arsenal in January if the right offer comes in.
The Arsenal Director Sir Chips Keswick has come out to say that although the Gunners spent over 90 million this summer on some (extremely good!) new signings, he insists there is still cash in the pot when Le Prof wants to bring in more signings.
After Arsenal had made a transfer bid large enough to trigger the release clause in his contract, maybe Jamie Vardy should have spoken to Arsene Wenger about the Frenchman´s plans for him. Some people in the football media were left scratching their heads about the bid and it appears that the Leicester City and England striker felt the same way.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is claimed to have got one over Jose Mourinho last year, which may well have been the beginning of the end for the then Chelsea boss.
The Gunners boss swayed Petr Cech to quit Stamford Bridge and move across London last 13 months ago, and while Mourinho was reluctant to sell, his hand was forced.
Carlos Bacca wanted Arsenal move!
Arsenal’s summer transfer window dragged on with the Gunners seeming to fail over and over again in their attempts to sign some top quality players. Eventually Wenger pulled Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi out of the bag, but there was one player all summer who was waiting for Arsene Wenger’s call!
Chambers will return a better player according to new boss!
Towards the end of the transfer window this summer, Arsene Wenger made it very clear that whilst he was keen to add to his squad with a few more additions, that he would also look to send a few first team players out on loan to gain some experience.
Do Bournemouth hold the key to Wilshere’s fitness?
In a move that shocked many on the final day of the summer transfer window, Jack Wilshere left his boyhood Arsenal to join fellow Premier League side Bournemouth on loan for the 2016/17 season.
Whilst many fans showed their excitement surrounding the transfers of Mustafi, Perez and Xhaka this summer, many also allowed the signing of Kelechi Nwakali to pass over almost like it never happened. Nwakali was actually the club’s third signing of the summer after Xhaka and Asano, yet because of his unlikelihood of featuring in the first team, the transfer was largely overlooked.