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Arsenal in talks to sign top striker in January?

Arsene Wenger has openly conceded that he would not have signed Danny Welbeck for Arsenal if he had been in England at the time, and it would appear that the French manager is not convinced that the ex-Man United man is yet ready to be Arsenal’s first choice hitman.

According to a report today, it has been revealed that Wenger has personally phoned the Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to ask him if he would like to move to the Emirates, and that the hitman was also approached by Olivier Giroud when they were both playing together for France in the World Cup.

Arsenal really DO NOT need another striker this year

Why Wenger isn’t interested in buying a striker this summer by KJ

Buying a striker has been the message by many Arsenal fans ever since we sold Van Persie to Man Utd and yet here we are almost in August with no apparent intention of bringing in a striker. We’ve skipped on the likes of Mandzukic, Costa, Lukaku, Immobile and seem to have decided to stick with Giroud instead – but why?

Wenger shows Arsenal CLASS – Aldridge and Gerrard prove Liverpool CRASS

Arsenal have always had their fair share of rivals, as has Arsene Wenger since becoming manager of the Gunners back in 1996. There are the spuds of course, who have kindly failed to finish above us in all that time and show no signs of changing that anytime soon.

There are the teams and managers that have been major rivals for the silverware in that time. There are the foreighn teams like Barcelona that have poached some of our best players and their are the teams like Bolton and Stoke that have done their best to make sure those players cannot finish a game, and then there are those that just seem to want to wind us up, like Liverpool recently.

Would you prefer Balotelli or Martinez at Arsenal?

I am sure that most, if not all, Arsenal fans and the manager as well, would prefer the Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema to either of the players mentioned in the title, and there are rumours that Arsenal may be back in with a chance, but for the purposes of argument, I am going to assume that Benzema is not coming to north London.

Why Monaco could hold key to Arsenal transfer plans!

Hold on a minute, you might say, Arsenal are not being linked with any of the players from AS Monaco, although there are a few in that squad we might like. But the moneybags team from the French Ligue 1 could still have a big say in the transfer plans of the Gunners this summer.

It remains to be seen, of course, but if the transfer rumours are correct, the player who should have been given the Golden Ball at the World Cup, along with the Golden Boot for scoring the most goals, could soon be completing his transfer to Real Madrid in La Liga.

Why Giroud should NOT be Arsenal’s striker next season

Why Giroud should not be Arsenal’s starting striker next year!! By Henry12

We all know that the transfer window is on and heating up. Arsenal have been linked to many great talents around the football world; Remy, Bony, Balotelli, Cavani etc. With Arsenal already completing deals for Sanchez, Khedira (maybe), and Debuchy (maybe), we as Gunners feel that the one area we have been lacking is the striker department.

How Arsenal will benefit from France’s World Cup…

While quite a few of the current Arsenal players, and those being linked with us in Arsenal transfer rumours by the media, have had a World Cup tournament to forget, the Gunners still have good reasons to watch the rest of the games in Brazil. Even more reason than the usual one of being starved of football during the summer, anyway.

One of the surprises of the competition so far has been the France side. After nearly blowing their hopes of going to Brazil in the play-offs, Didier Deschamps and his players seem to have formed a tight knit group and have produced some of the most exciting and effective football so far, and that is great news for Arsenal.

Arsenal transfer rumour roundup – Midfielders and Strikers

This leads me on to midfielders that have been linked with Arsenal or could be promoted into the side. With our horrific injury records in the midfield area we need to look at who we could bring in to help ease this ever present concern and who could also help give cover to the back four. The options I have put forward are:

Chuks Aneke – Yet to be offered a new deal at Arsenal
Paul Pogba – Juventus ~ £30m
Antoine Griezman – Real Sociedad ~ £20m
Wellington Silva – Reserve Team

Arsenal striker finally admits he needs help! From Vela?

At one point last season, I think it was coming up to the January transfer window when Theo Walcott had already been ruled out for the rest of the season, Olivier Giroud baffled and infuriated the Arsenal fans. Not with his performances on the pitch, at least not completely, but for stating that the Gunners did not need to sign another striker.

Which of the striker targets do Arsenal really need?

What Striker should Arsenal be looking to sign this season? by CJ

The Arsenal transfer rumours that usually circle around the Emirates at this time of year seem to be entirely focused on our supposed pursuit of big name strikers, just like every year we are being linked to every player under the sun. However this post will focus on the strikers we seem to be constantly linked with, Mario Mandzukic, Mario Balotelli, Karim Benzema and Loic Remy.

Is Benzema Arsenal’s next transfer triumph?

Steady on Arsene. The Arsenal boss is either getting some serious work done in the transfer market before the World Cup kicks off, or he is doing so little that the papers feel that they have to make a lot of stories up about it.

Arsenal fans will be hoping that it is the former but, as usual, we will just have to wait and see. I wrote in an earlier article that this summer will see the transfer window open earlier, on June 10th, but I really don’t know. The usual date is the 1st of July, but that would be midway through the World Cup finals in Brazil so a bit of common sense would suggest that the dates are different this summer. I read it in one of the English papers so if I am wrong, don’t shoot the messenger.

Giroud demands Arsenal improvement along with his new contract

I know that a lot of Arsenal fans will not be happy to hear that the big centre forward Olivier Giroud is set to be rewarded with a new contract, bgut it looks like they are just going to have to get used to the fact that Arsene Wenger sees the France international as a key part of his plans for the Gunners.

As an ESPN report reveals, Giroud is pleased with his performance and progression during his first two years in the Premier League, while he is confident that the Gunners can look forward to more again from him in the coming years. Those years look like being more than the two left on his current deal, after the 27-year old admitted that the club have already begun talks with him about a new contract.