Wojciech Szczesny has seemingly been permanently relegated to the subs bench at Arsenal and there is every possibility that he may decide to move on this summer to safeguard his place in the Poland national side. As for our current Number One, the jury still appears to be out on David Ospina abilities as a top class keeper, so there are definitely possibilities that the Gunners my be in the market for a new stopper this summer.
It seems like Arsenal and Chelsea are operating at different poles of the football world. It is not all about the mutual bad feeling between managers Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho either, although clearly the two do not see eye to eye on very much at all. Now The Telegraph are reporting that the spiteful one is trying to ensure that any deal with Barcelona for Fabregas does not see the Gunners receive a single penny.
We all know that the priority for Arsenal in this January transfer window is a striker. Whether it be a player who can replace Theo Walcott while the England international recovers from his anterior cruciate ligament damage, or another player in the mould of Olivier Giroud.
The list of possible strikers that could be coming to Arsenal once the January transfer window opens is massive if you believe the many rumours in the media. But after the signing of new contracts by Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Olympiacos’ Mitroglou, another name can be crossed off the list.
You would think that, compared to Arsenal at least, Jose Mourinho would be well pleased with the striking options available to him as manager of Chelsea. With £50 million Fernando Torres, multiple trophy and award winning Samuel Eto’o and the power of Demba Ba, the Blues seem to have an embarrassment of riches. The problem is, they can’t seem to get the ball in the back of the net.
Transfer market Preview: Arsenal Striker options by MvB
With the transfer window coming up in less than 3 weeks it’s time to preview the possible transfers of players to Arsenal. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he may have to enter the January transfer market to sustain the Gunners’ lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Giroud’s recent form has made the need for another striker very clear.
As it seems increasingly unlikely that Arsenal will be able to sign Luis Suarez, whether in January or next summer, then Arsene Wenger is going to have to turn his attention elsewhere. One striker who is believed to have been close to moving to the Emirates a couple of times already, Demba Ba, could be at the top of the list and the loan move that Jose Mourinho blocked in the summer could go through in January.
Ba was set for Arsenal! by Ash
Throughout the summer transfer window, Arsenal had seemingly been on the lookout for top quality players with the likes of Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas linked in the media, however in reality we must reflect on the summer perhaps not being as promising as we had originally wished, Mesut Ozil aside.