According to unconfirmed media reports in France, Arsenal have made an official bid for Clement Grenier who seemed to be staying at Lyon a few weeks ago. Arsene Wenger apparently tabled around an £8 Million bid but the Lyon club president rejected it straight away.
Grenier has only one year on his contract and Lyon will have to be careful in this deal or they could face losing one of their best players for nothing. Arsenal are expected to come back with another bid in the coming days, according to the rumour. .......Read the full article here
One of the players most likely to join Arsenal as the new defensive midfielder this summer, or so we were led to believe, was the Celtic and Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama. That transfer is starting to look dead in the water, unless Arsene Wenger is planning some quick action in the next few days, because Southampton have apparently agreed a fee with the Scottish champions. .......Read the full article here
Last week there were utterings from the Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama that he was wanted by Arsenal, but since then he has been on international duty with Kenya, but he has re-affirmed that his agent is still continuing the talks with Celtic and the Gunners while he has been playing in the World Cup Qualifiers.
“It’s not a good time to talk about this, but right now I still have a contract with Celtic,” Wanyama said yesterday on Kenyan TV. “I’m still their player. If anything comes up that is good for me and good for the club, then I’ll move on. .......Read the full article here
Victor Wanyama has admitted that he is in talks with several clubs over a possible transfer in the coming weeks. This news will come as a good and positive sign to the Arsenal fans who have been calling for the club to sign him up immediately, although Wanyama refused to reveal which clubs were talking to him, meaning that it could be several totally unexpected foreign clubs. .......Read the full article here
Aaron Ramsey has been speaking to the media a lot recently about Arsenal’s ambitions and things going on at the club, but he also spoke about one player who has been consistently linked with the Gunners since the mid-season.
The player in question is Celtic’s Victor Wanyama, who is a midfielder with all-round qualities, although he acts best in a defensive midfield role. Wanyama has been linked with a number of top clubs across Europe, including a few in England alone, and out of all of them, Arsenal seem to be the most interested according to reports. .......Read the full article here
When George Graham took over as the manager of Arsenal back in 1986, the first player he signed was the young left winger Perry Groves. Groves went on to become a fans favourite. The Londoner still has the club at his heart and often appears in the media to talk about them. Like all Gooners, Groves has his own ideas about what the Gunners need to do to push on from merely qualifying for the Champions League every season and like most Gooners he feels that a proper defensive midfielder should be one of the main transfer targets this summer. .......Read the full article here
If there is an element of truth to all the transfer rumours you hear involving Arsenal, then Arsene Wenger’s list of targets must be as thick as the Yellow Pages. Well it looks like Le Prof can cross one of those names off his list today, as the talented and powerful defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama has revealed his intention of staying at Celtic.
21-year old Wanyama is a real powerhouse in the centre of the pitch and his performances this season, especially in the Champions League, have attracted a lot of interest. Both Arsenal and Manchester United have had scouts in Glasgow to watch him and it has been heavily rumoured that he would be moving on at the end of this season. .......Read the full article here
We do not know if Arsenal tried to sign Etienne Capoue from Toulouse in January, but he could have been the player Arsene Wenger was referring to when he said that a club had rejected a late transfer window offer for one of the Arsenal targets. Toulouse had sold Sissoko to Newcastle, and would have been left very light in midfield if they had also sold Capoue. .......Read the full article here
There was a time earlier in the season, shortly after Arsenal were knocked out of the Capital One cup by Bradford I think, when Arsene Wenger was getting flak from all sides. He had not publicly condemned the players, like Gervinho, that had played so poorly and been criticised for it. Martin Keown explained that Wenger was fiercely loyal to his players, right up to the point when he felt really let down, and then they would find it impossible to get back in his good books. .......Read the full article here
Victor Wanyama is one of the players linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal to fill the troublesome position of defensive midfielder, and his manager at Celtic, Neil Lennon, admitted that they are not too confident of being able to keep the 21-year old at Parkhead for another season. The manager was speaking after Celtic went out of the Champions League following defeat by Juventus last night.
After losing three of the last four games, it is no wonder that Arsenal fans are unhappy and looking for somebody to blame. The defence has been the main target, mainly due to the soft nature of the goals that have been conceded, but the Gunners have been struggling at the other end as well. Olivier Giroud is coming under fire again, with some JustArsenal readers even commenting that they would prefer to have Bendtner back. Well it looks like they may soon get their wish. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal are workinh hard to bring at least two quality players to the Emirates before the transfer window closes in just over a week. Most people seem to think that one of these will be a striker, with David Villa and Stevan Jovetic two possible transfer targets. The other is likely to be a defensive midfielder, possibly a player in the same mould as Abou Diaby. With the club also short on centre backs, Arsene Wenger may well opt for a player who can also fill that position in an emergency. .......Read the full article here