It is an excellent bit of Arsenal transfer news that Wenger is sending Wojciech Szczesny off to Roma for next season and hopefully keeping David Ospina as backup if (God forbid!) Petr Cech gets injured. This is the obvious solution for all concerned but admittedly many Gooners were worried that Szczesny would be retained while Ospina was going to sold.
Latest transfer reports coming out of Ajax talk about the possibility of the Dutch giants signing Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. The Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has reportedly been in touch with the Gunners to find out about his availability.
It looks like the Arsenal captain is not going to change his mind about leaving the club. And recent transfer rumours suggest that Thomas Vermaelen has already agreed the personal terms of his potential transfer to Manchester United, where the new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is apparently planning to use the Belgium international as a modern sort of sweeper in a three man defensive line.
The former Arsenal player Dennis Bergkamp would make the best Gunners XI of most fans. The Dutchman also scored arguably the best Arsenal and Premier league goal ever with an audacious piece of skill against Newcastle, so when you hear of a player being compared to Bergkamp it draws significant interest.
Because he has been the manager of Arsenal for 17 years now, Arsene Wenger knows most of the former players who are still working in football in one capacity or another. The Frenchman has always seemed to be keen on the old bootroom philosophy, in which former Gunners have stayed at the club or returned to it to work as coaches, academy directors or managers.
Return of the non-flying Dutchman by Big Gun
Next player makes his way to the rumour section by Ash
Even when Arsenal are playing in a club tournament all weekend, the media still can’t help but persist in making sure they continuously wind up the fans, who aren’t sure if they should be embarrassed by their clubs transfer policy or just be downright outraged by the whole summer’s events. If we do get Luis Suarez, of course, then we will be quite happy, and it does seem as if Wenger is pretty determined.
I’m sure most Arsenal fans are aware that our transfer target Luis Suarez played for two clubs in Holland before joining Liverpool. We also know that he has a bad reputation in England, but his potential transfer to Arsenal is making waves in Holland as well. The following article is a translation of a Dutch piece which went out on a well respected football site Voetball International and is an interesting insight into what the Dutch think of him.