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Khedira transfer OFF but will Arsenal sign anyone?

It looks almost certain that Arsenal will not be adding the name of Sami Khedira to the squad list, at least for a year anyway. He had been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates this summer to strengthen that defensive midfield role, but now Arsene Wenger will have to look elsewhere or stick with what he has already got.

Despite the rumours suggesting that the Germany international was unhappy with his playing prospects at Real Madrid, their manager Carlo Ancelotti has either persuaded him to stay, stopped him from leaving or simply failed to agree a deal to sell him. He has now declared that Khedira will be a Real Madrid player this season, as reported by Metro.

Is Chambers the reason for Arsenal DM transfer delay?

While some things have changed a lot for Arsenal in recent years, including the move to a new Stadium, the end of a nine year trophy drought and the signing of Mesut Ozil smashing the club transfer record by almost 300 percent, it seems that some things never change.

We have still got the annual debate between the AKBs and the WOBs and, as usual, it seems as though every Arsenal fans is crying out for the Gunners to sign a player in that tricky defensive midfield role, the new Patrick Vieira if you like. And as usual, it looks like Arsene Wenger is not too worried about it.

Transfer rumour madness has Arsenal chasing FOUR D.M.s!

I know it is a bit hot at the minute, but the weather seems to be really affecting some people, mainly the ones who write the Arsenal transfer rumours it seems. We are used to the Gunners being linked with every player and his dog whenever the transfer window is open in January or the summer, but sometimes it gets out of hand.

Arsenal could “make do” with Bender if Khedira falls through…..

Bender great second option to Khedira by Big Gun

Hi Gooners

Arsenal’s pursuit of Sami Khedira is still up in the air, a deal I thought, based on our quick acquisition of Sanchez should have been done and dusted deal days ago. Last reported news is that the players personal terms were being ironed out. Khedira is demanding wages of 150,000 pounds per week, higher than both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil who are earning 130,000 per week. In the interim, Chelsea, being the usual poacher of players that they are, have tried to stall the deal even further and steal the German midfielder by offering up to 180k per week. Whether they are genuinely intent on his signature or not, either way it is making things more difficult for us. He is a great player and would definitely add some steel and power into our midfield, but if the deal ends up a dead end, there is still another player with very similar attributes we could acquire – Lars Bender.

Why Arsenal should NOT fight with Chelsea for Khedira

Going through the Arsenal transfer rumours today, I saw that our reported pursuit of the Germany international Sami Khedira was being put under serious threat by Jose Mourinho, who also wants to sign the central midfielder from his former club, Real Madrid. Let him I say.

The Express are reporting that Chelsea are ready to blow the Gunners’ bid of £20 million out of the water, and they can certainly afford to do so after being uncharacteristically cautious with their transfer business in the last year or so. To be honest, I think even £20 million is too much for Arsenal to pay for the German, because he has rejected a new contract from Madrid and will be able to leave his La Liga club for nothing next summer.

Why Arsenal should NOT meet Khedira’s £8m a year wages!

There have been plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours already this summer and quite a large portion of those have centred around our search, if Arsene Wenger is actually searching this time, for the player to bolster the midfield and give us more defensive strength.

Today there is a report in the Daily Mail that claims that one of our targets for this troublesome role, Sami Khedira, is available from Real Madrid in La Liga, but he will not come cheap. The paper claims that the Germany international’s transfer fee will be around £24 million, which is not too bad and is not much more than the price of our other targets, Lars Bender and Morgan Schneiderlin.

Lars Bender next in line for Arsenal

Every Arsenal fan knew that the Gunners simply had to buy a striker, a defensive midfielder and a right-back as the main priority this summer, and now that we are close to finalising deals for Matthieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez, it seems that Arsene Wenger has now moved on to the third and final piece of the jigsaw.

The Telegraph this morning is reporting that Arsenal is now moving for the Bayer Leverkusen star Lars Bender again, after failing with a £19 million during last summers transfer window.

Arsenal scouts to have last look at Schneiderlin before transfer bid

I know that a lot of Arsenal fans are not that keen on Southampton’s midfield general Morgan Schneiderlin. Not because he is not a good player, but more that he is just not the right pedigree for Arsenal, having come from France and working his way through the lower leagues with Southampton.

But it appears that Arsene Wenger is keen on the 23-year old, as the Daily Mail reports that he is set to send his scouts to run the rule over the Frenchman one last time before the season finishes and the transfer business starts.

Arsenal? No way! I’m not ready says top transfer target!!

First of all Arsenal fans, it is almost certain that the player that was widely reported as being one of the top transfer targets for Arsene Wenger this summer, Lars Bender, will not be coming to play for Arsenal next season. The reason, however, is not what you would expect.

The German international holding midfielder has clearly heard about all the speculation linking him with a summer move to the Premier League and Arsenal but, as reported by ESPN, he has ruled it out and stated that he would definitely be staying with his current club, the Bundesliga outfit Bayer Lever kusen.

Wenger admits Arsenal will only make a few signings – And they will be after World Cup!

Arsenal fans will be thinking that this transfer window is set to be as frustrating as every other one after listening to Arsene Wenger’s statements in the Guardian yesterday. He has said that there will only be two or three signings coming in, and he doesn’t expect any action until after the end of the World Cup.

Wenger said he had his team looking at possibilities but he clearly stated that there would not be wholesale changes. “But the main thing for us will be to keep the stability because we feel we are close,” he said. “We want to add something that makes us even stronger but number-wise, it will not be massive. Two or three? Yes.

Arsenal Rumours – Excited about Bender!

It seems Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender has emerged as Arsene Wenger’s top transfer target. It has been obvious for a while that we need a midfield enforcer who will ensure we are not overrun in the middle of the park especially against the other big teams of the Barclays Premier League. Our early-season title challenge was derailed by losses to Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and even the troubled Man United (Thank God Tottenham didn’t join in). Personally, I think we lost those games because of the lack of a midfield lynchpin. Someone who can sit in to protect the back four and break up the attacks of the opposition while also capable of launching counter attacks with telling passes.

Wenger assures Arteta he HAS got a future at Arsenal

A large proportion of Arsenal fans have been hoping for Arsene Wenger to sign the sort of player that comes under the description of defensive midfielder for some time. And we don’t mean an all-rounder, or a creative player that will adapt his game, we mean a tough tackling midfield general.

When the Frenchman allowed Alex Song to leave the Emirates to sign for Barcelona, that would surely herald the signing of a Vieira type player, wouldn’t it? It seems like we only got Mathieu Flamini in this season, because the feisty Frenchman gave Wenger very little option, and the price was right.