It seems as if Arsenal will not be signing Wilfried Zaha in this transfer window, leaving the path clear for Alex Ferguson and Manchester United. Newspaper reports claim that United and Crystal Palace have agreed terms, but the 20-year old winger is likely to remain at Selhurst Park for the rest of the season.
The Argentinean defensive midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal, both in this transfer window and in January, along with some other clubs. The 26-year old has played for Anderlecht since 2006 and he decided to stay at the club to help them try to progress in the champions league, but the campaign went badly and the Belgian club failed to even get into the Europa league.
Almost everyone agrees that Arsenal need some more backbone at the heart of the midfield. The sale of Alex Song to Barcelona and the recurring injury problems of Abou Diaby means that there is often too much flair and not enough bite in the Gunners central area and it has cost us a few times this season.
During the summer, Arsenal were being linked with every defensive midfielder going, from Yann M’Vila to Lucas Biglia. One of the men who was top of most Gooners wish lists was the 24-year old French international Etienne Capoue. Now it is being reported that the Gunners are lining up a £12 million swoop for Capoue when the transfer window opens in January.
Rogue Agent involved in a fake Arsenal bid for Biglia by AM
It has been revealed by Belgium newspaper La Derniere Heure that Anderlecht received a fake bid for Lucas Biglia in the summer.
The Argentine midfielder made himself available in the summer transfer market after publicly expressing his desire to leave Anderlecht. He was once quoted saying –
Latest Arsenal Transfer Rumours – Arshavin, Tiote & Biglia by AM
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he would look to bring in at least a defender and a midfielder before the transfer window closes. The rumour mills have busy since then, linking the Gunners with a host of defenders and midfielders.
Arsenal set to bid for Biglia by Taki
After the whole Song saga yesterday, everybody has been speculating who Wenger can bring in to replace him. The likes of M’villa and Sahin are top of the list with AW admitting that there ‘may’ be another signing before the transfer market closes. May be? There has to be if we are looking to seriously contend for the title this season!
Arsene Wenger has seen Robin Van Persie and Alex Song leave Arsenal this summer, but surely the arrivals of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla should have been enough to appease the fans after their loss, although the consensus on here is that these three new boys won’t be enough to maintain our place as challengers for the League title.