It feels like a very long time since we Arsenal fans were getting excited and optimistic about the summer transfer window to come, with Arsene Wenger setting down an early marker with the big money signing of the Switzerland international midfield star Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.
It is all very well for Arsene Wenger to keep on planning and building for the future of Arsenal Football Club, and pretty commendable and selfless if he is coming to the end of his time in charge of the Gunners as appears to be the case, so I was not surprised to see the recent Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with Rob Holding.
Whats happened to Wellington Silva?
Who remembers the name Wellington Silva? Not many I suppose, as the young Brazilian has gone completely off the trail at Arsenal ever since signing for the Gunners.
Arsenal appear likely to miss out on Rob Holding’s signature, with the club’s far from close to price-agreement.
The Gunners are claimed to have made an initial offer of £750,000 for the 20 year-old, which has been turned down, with the sides valuing the defender on completely different scales.
Today’s piece of Arsenal transfer speculation comes from the lower tiers of English football, with the Gunners apparently lining up a deal for a Bolton Wanderers defender.
Will Miyaichi figure next season? by AH
Ryo Miyaichi was a player that I think gave every Arsenal fan a tad of excitement. Maybe not the most skilful or amazing player that would change a game in an instant but his raw speed just gave us the feeling that something amazing could happen at any moment, much like the feel you got when you first saw Theo Walcott play for Arsenal, or Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, even Serge Gnabry. All excellent talents and young stars for the future (well apart from Walcott).
Will Afobe make it at Arsenal? by AH
Benik Afobe. A player which both Arsenal fans and manager Arsene Wenger once had very high hopes for, but now he seems to be nothing more than the other Arsenal youth players that struggle. His continuous loan deals and struggles with fitness look set to make him the next in line for the failed youth players, which is now rising to an extraordinary amount.
It is fair to say that the Japanese international Ryo Miyaichi has not had the best of times since joining Arsenal at the start of 2011. Over two years later, the winger has made just two appearances for the Gunners and they were in the league cup. He has been out on loan for most of that time, though, and has impressed his bosses at Feyenoord, Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic, where his latest spell was ravaged by injury.