Although the Arsenal boss was spotted on the beach in Brazil the other day enjoying a spot of head tennis and keepy-uppy, I think that his favourite hobbies could involve chinese water torture and watching grass grow, because the Frenchman seems to have limitless patience in the transfer market and seems to love making the Arsenal fans suffer.
Maybe I am just getting cranky and impatient in my old age, but this summer transfer window is driving me mad already and it is not even July yet. I don’t think I can take anymore and I might go for a long walk and get back just in time for the start of the Premier League season. You never know, Arsenal might have signed someone by then, but will it be Alexis Sanchez? .......Read the full article here
Oh well, at least that is one less player for Arsene Wenger to worry about, as he sets out to provide Arsenal with the players that will push the club on from last season’s promising campaign. It is not as if the Gunners are running out of transfer targets anyway, with the papers linking us with every man and his dog in recent weeks.
I was quite keen on the Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, though, and it was being heavily reported that he was one of the players that Barcelona would be letting go. The Catalan giants are in for a big summer in the transfer market, apparently, with players in and out after they lost their gloss in the last few years. .......Read the full article here
It seems a little bit unfair to me. After all, Arsenal have only got Olivier Giroud as a realistic first choice central striker, while Liverpool have two of this Premier League season’s top scorers already in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. So it strikes me as annoying and greedy that the Anfield mob are planning to challenge the Gunners for two of our top transfer targets. .......Read the full article here
£20 million is certainly within the transfer budget of Arsenal this summer and, although it would be the second highest fee that Arsene Wenger had ever paid, it would seem pretty cheap for a top class striker like Alexis Sanchez.
But, according to a report in The Mirror, that is the price we are looking at for the Barcelona and Chile front man. But it is not the money that will make it hard to sign the talented forward, because Italian champions Juventus are very keen to sign him and have already started to negotiate with the player and his current club. .......Read the full article here
If reports from the Spanish media are to be believed, Arsenal are in ‘advanced talks’ with the representatives of Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez ahead of a potential move in January. The Spanish international is said to be unhappy over his limited opportunities at the Nou Camp and is understood to be willing to quit the club in order to secure first-team football. .......Read the full article here
As two former Arsenal players sat on the bench and watched, Barcelona were torn to shreds by Bayern Munich last night. Despite struggling to create anything and Alexis Sanchez wasting the one good chance he had, David Villa also sat on the bench until there were less than 10 minutes to play. The Spanish international striker is surely sick of seeing Pedro and Alexis start in front of him and could be open to a transfer to Arsenal in the summer. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger was frustrated in his attempts to persuade Barcelona to release the Spanish international striker David Villa in January. The 31-year old was seen as the ideal player to add some venom to the Arsenal attack, but the Spanish club refused to sanction the deal, despite the fact they were hardly playing him and that Villa had told them he wanted to go. The vice-president of Barca has now revealed that they will not block his transfer in the summer, so if Wenger still wants him then he could be a Gunner next season. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal were linked with David Villa weeks ago, and may even have had a bid turned down by Barcelona. The Spanish giants have declared that Villa is a vital member of the squad and they need him for the rest of the season, but something is not right. Stories hit the papers that the 31-year old striker was pushing for the transfer to Arsenal, because what the club was saying was not reflected in the reality of his situation. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have spoken to Barcelona and tried to persuade them to sell David Villa this January, and the Spanish international is keen on the move, but the Barcelona president has squashed the transfer and told the media so in no uncertain terms. Sandro Rosell has made his mind up and told the Catalan radio station RAC.
“I completely rule out the transfer of Villa during the winter market.