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Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Varane, Martinez, Cabaye and Isco

The transfer window opens in just over a month now, so we are having a look at the latest rumours doing the rounds.

The DailyStar is claiming that we have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the chase for Raphael Varane, with the young Frenchman admitting he is keen for more first-team action. Unfortunately, what he actually says is that he wants further action for his current club, but the rumour mill doesn’t wish to admit that… Varane would be a great addition in my eyes, but I don’t think he is for sale, and I don’t believe we are interested in temporary solutions.

Arsenal Board ready to back Wenger in crucial transfer window

Yet again Arsenal find themselves inundated with further injuries, even though just a few weeks ago we seemed to have turned the corner. Wenger said at the beginning of the month, “We had Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Mathieu Debuchy and Mesut Ozil injured but they are slowly all getting better. Theo is the first to come back but I believe we are at the end of the tunnel.”

Now we have lost Jack Wilshere, Sanogo (surprise!) and Mikel Arteta, who could be another long-term injury. Laurent Koscielny is now available but even Wenger said that the French defender’s achilles injury will have to be managed carefully in the long run.

Is Arsenal the EPL side that PSG star is set to join in January?

The priority for Arsenal in the January transfer window is likely to be for a central defender, as the recent injury problems of Laurent Koscielny have highlighted just how thin the Arsenal squad is in the defensive area. But many Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arsene Wenger finally accepts that he needs to sign a combative central midfielder to strengthen the spine of the team as well.

Arsenal get MAJOR boost on PSG star’s January transfer

Arsenal have already famously bid for the PSG and France international midfielder Yohan Cabaye. The 28-year old was playing for Newcastle United at the time and could be back playing in the Premier League as soon as January, as his stint with the French champions looks certain to come to an end.

The Gunners reportedly had a bid turned down by Newcastle last summer, even though the central midfielder was desperate to complete the transfer. And then the Magpies accepted a bigger bid of around £20 million from PSG in January, but Cabaye was a bit of a luxury for the French club who already have the likes of Matuidi and Veratti.

Should Arsenal go back in for this £14m midfielder?

There were many Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the French midfielder Yohan Cabaye, and it was even suggested that the Gunners had made a £12m offer for the Newcastle man, but the accomplished 28 year-old instead moved back to Ligue 1 with Paris St Germain for a reported price of more than £14 million to rejoin his old international boss Laurent Le Blanc.

Could Arsenal be holding off Remy transfer until Man City game?

This is pure speculation Arsenal fans, but it is not just made up. We received a transfer tip-off in the week from a previously reliable source, pointing us to the possibility that the French striker Loic Remy could be the main transfer target for Arsenal in this January transfer window.

The two previous tips from the same source, regarding Mathieu Flamini and Mesut Ozil, were made official a day or two after we heard about them, so I started to think that this Remy rumour held no water. However, I have just been looking at what to watch today and realised that Arsene Wenger has a very good reason to hold off any transfer bid for Remy.

Arsenal set to beat rivals to Benfica star’s transfer?

Just because Arsene Wenger said last week that Arsenal do not need to sign any midfielders in January, do not be surprised if that is exactly what the Frenchman does. Wenger was talking about whether he would be going back in for the Newcastle and France star Yohan Cabaye, but there are reports in the media that the Gunners could be set to move for somebody else.

Benfica star and Serbian international Nemanja Matic was voted the Player of the Year in the Portuguese Primiera Liga, but he could not help the club to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League as they finished level on points with Olympiacos but dropped into the Europa League.

What are the keys to Arsenal beating Newcastle?

It is almost certain that Arsenal will need all three points away to an in-form Newcastle United side tomorrow in order to begin the new year on top of the Premier League table. Unless somehow Tony Pulis can get Crystal Palace to somehow do what the Gunners, Liverpool, Man United and every other Premier League team has failed to do this season by getting something from the Etihad, a draw will not be enough for Arsenal.

Arsenal boss admits that transfers baffle him!! Get help then!!

Wenger doesn’t understand transfer values! by Ash

Arsene Wenger has always been a stubborn man when it comes to transfer windows with Arsenal because he has a strong reluctance to not only spend high amounts of money, but in fact just spend any money in the first place! Because of this he has often been heavily criticised, but Le Prof finally seems to have dropped the bombshell by admitting he doesn’t really understand the transfer market anymore.

Arsenal should focus transfers on players who really want to come

Welcome back Flamini by Quo Gooner

I am wondering if I am the only Arsenal fan who thinks that Flamini coming back to us could be a blessing in disguise. I was gutted when he left and have always thought we have needed that sort of player for ages. Let us welcome him back and give him a chance to bring a bit of steel into this team.

The biggest problem could be that he is so versatile and won’t get a chance to make a position his own. As for all these transfer rumours, why are we not pressing harder for players who want to come to us, instead of waiting for players who say they are happy where they are?

Arsenal transfer rumours – Cabaye off and Guilavogui on?

According to reports from The Express, Arsenal have turned their attention to St. Etienne’s dynamic young midfielder Joshua Guilavogui after failing in an attempt to sign Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye. It is reported that the Arsenal boss has tabled an offer in the region of £8.5 million to secure the signature of the young Frenchman after he had a reported £11 million bid rejected by Newcastle for Cabaye.

After bringing former Gunner Mathieu Flamini back to the club, it seems as though Wenger is once again looking to add to his midfield. Interestingly enough, Guilavogui is one of those defensive-minded midfielders who can also play in defense, which leads me to question the credibility of the article.

Will Arsenal celebrate with a Kebab as Newcastle star wants transfer?

The ball is firmly in Arsenal’s court over the transfer of the Newcastle United and France international midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who the Magpies’ new director of football Joe Kinnear hilariously called `Kebab` on an infamous radio phone in recently. Now we are definitely in the Champions League, hopefully the transfers will start rolling in, and Cabaye could be the first.

Perhaps it was being referred to as a greasy, late-night, takeaway snack that did it, but Cabaye has indicated his desire to come and play for the Gunners, according to Newcastle’s local paper The Chronicle. However, the 27-year old has no idea whether Arsenal are going to come back with an improved offer, because so far we have not increased the original bid of £10 million, which was instantly rejected.