Category Archives: Arsenal Transfer News

If Ozil doesn’t want Arsenal let him GO!

I am not one of the Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil’s big critics and I do think that the 25-year old has done some good things and has generally improved the Gunners side since his deadline day transfer move from Real Madrid last summer.

But I would also have hoped for a bit more from the talented play maker, especially considering the massive £42.5 million fee we paid for him. However, as much as I expect Ozil to adapt and get better in the Premier League, I do not think Arsenal should worry too much if the Metro report about him not wanting to join Arsenal in the first place is true.

Why Arsenal should be VERY wary about this bargain transfer!

It6 is easy to see why a lot of Arsenal fans would gladly take almost any central defender in the Premier League at the minute, because Arsene Wenger seems intent on persisting with the Spanish left back Nacho Monreal until our regular first choice Laurent Koscielny has got over the tendonitis in his ankles.

But there is a saying about if something is too good to be true, then it probably is not true. And I think this could apply to the Metro report that says that the Gunners have been told by our Premier League rivals Man City that for a paltry £5 million in transfer fees, they will sell us their young Serbian international defender Matija Nastasic.

Arsenal should go in for wantaway £19m Real Madrid defender?

If the reports coming out of Spain are true, then Arsenal should already be on the phone to Real Madrid and Arsene Wenger should be ringing up silent Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis to get them to release a bit more money for the January transfer business.

And it is not as if £19 million is all that much anyway, especially when it is for a player like the France international centre back Rafael Varane. But that is what Real Madrid are looking for in order to release the talented young defender, according to a Daily Express report.

Arsenal to focus on La Liga star after Vlaar snub?

In the last few months there have been many Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with seemingly every central defender that may be available. Some of the big name players like Mats Hummels really get the fans going, while Arsene Wenger watchers think it is more realistic that the Frenchman will sign some unheard of teenager from the French second division.

Somewhere in between these two opposite poles you have good defenders who would be easier and cheaper to sign than the Dortmund star while still being able to significantly add to our paper thin defensive options. One of these that I quite fancied was the Holland international Ron Vlaar after his very impressive World Cup finals.

Can Arsenal afford to wait for wantaway Schneiderlin?

The consensus among Arsenal fans and the football media seems to be that the Gunners have two key transfers to make in January in order to turn us from nearly men and from a top four club into a team which could actually mount a serious challenge on the Premier League and Champions League.

Arsene Wenger has already let it be known that he plans to sign another defender as well as revealing that he tried and failed to do so in the summer. But he has always remained tight lipped about the controversial and much discussed defensive midfield issue, even though many Arsenal transfer rumours have linked us with a host of central midfielders.

There IS more but £20m is what Arsenal WILL spend in January

I must admit to being a wee bit miffed when I saw that Arsenal Football Club, with all the mega millions sitting in the bank, and after the likes of Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis keep suggesting that they are ambitious and ready to back the manager in the transfer market. It seems that the Board, to give the fans the trophy success we want, will give Arsene Wenger a measly £20 million to spend in January.

So if the report in The Mirror is true, then we can forget about the likes of Marco Reus, Mats Hummels and any other big name players we have been linked with. Or can we?

This is NOT the answer to Arsenal’s defensive problems!!

I know that Nacho Monreal has not been exactly brilliant in his current Arsenal role of covering for the injured French international defender Laurent Koscielny in the centre of our defence, but apart from Calum Chambers or one the academy players, the Spaniard is the only option the Gunners have at the minute.

And although the England international Kieran Gibbs has established himself as the first choice left back when he is fit, Monreal is a very good second choice, so I really fail to see why Arsene Wenger would be looking to sign another left back, as a Daily Star report suggests.

YES! Arsenal CAN sign Real Madrid star in January!

The Arsenal transfer target and Real Madrid and Germany international midfielder Sami Khedira will be one of the happiest players in the world about the current international break, because it means that at lest the 27-year old is likely to get to play some football.

It must have been frustrating for Khedira this season, as he has only started one game for Real Madrid. I’m not sure why Carlo Ancelotti is not playing the German after insisting that he would rather see him leave at the end of his contract next summer than sell him.

A look at La Liga star set to solve Arsenal’s DM problem

The fact that this La Liga defensive midfielder has a buyout clause at his club, Sevilla, means that there is little that can stand in the way of Arsenal being able to sign him in January, other than competition from other clubs. But with the amount of that clause being nearly £25 million, according to a Metro report, the name of Grzegorz Krychowiak might make you wonder why Arsenal would bother.

Maybe it is because he is a Poland international and our keeper Wojciech Szczesny has pointed Arsene Wenger in his direction.

Why Pique to Arsenal is NOT just a daft transfer rumour!!

When I first saw the latest Arsenal transfer rumour linking the Gunners with a bid for the Barcelona and Spain international defender Gerard Pique, I thought that it was just a bit of journalistic nonsense, even though the Daily Mail report claims that it has got it’s sources from Spain.

But looking into it a bit more, it does look like a January transfer move could be on the cards for Pique, as his relationship with the current Barca coach Luis Enrique seems to have reached a point of no return. And the Catalan club are keen to get behind their former playing star as boss after the failure of the Tata Martinez experiment last season. They want to go back to their old boot room philosophy with the likes of Guardiola, Rijkaard and Cruyff doing so well.

Bad news for Arsenal as transfer target wants Chelsea move

It is bad enough for Arsenal and their fans that we were beaten to the signature of Eden Hazard in the summer of 2012 when Chelsea apparently swooped in and offered his French club Lille more money. And now it looks like history may be about to repeat itself.

According to a Daily Star report, the Gunners are set to lose out to Chelsea again, on the talented young player Zakaria Bakkali, whose fantastic performances for his Dutch club PSV Eindhoven as well as the fact that he is a Belgium international, has led to him being dubbed the new Eden Hazard.

Does this photo show Arsenal WILL beat Bayern to Reus?

As we all know, there is not too much loyalty left in top flight football these days, but Arsenal may be able to benefit from a little bit that is left. If this picture below is anything to go by that is.

The Gunners have long been linked with the possible transfer of the Borussia Dortmund and Germany international star Marco Reus, but recent transfer rumours have suggested that the 25-year old is more likely to be joining his former club team mates Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski at Dortmund’s great rivals and the German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.