It was reported that the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen was going to miss the Gunners’ tour of Asia because of a back injury, which is bad news for the club’s pre-season preparations, and even worse news for the Belgium international. Vermaelen, as we know, has his work cut out getting a starting place ahead of the central defensive partnership that finished last season.
Is Lescott a good option for Arsenal? by Ash
Miquel for 4th choice by Ash
Many know that this summer transfer window is absolutely vital for Arsenal, and the club needs to get it right if they are to be ambitious and compete amongst the big boys next year, especially if we want to challenge for the Premier League and go far in both domestic and European competitions.
There have been a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours about the possible departure of Thomas Vermaelen, and it could be a distinct possibility now that it has been revealed that the Gunners are close to the signing of Swansea’s Ashley Williams.
The highly experienced Athletico Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta has been linked with a move to Arsenal recently, and it seems that the Venezuelan international is keen to make a move to the Premier League, despite interest from Russia.
Looking to the future by JG
Following last nights international, everyone from Brazil to Timbuktu, are now aware of the enormous talent that Arsenal have in Jack, not just us Gooners.
Is Miquel ready for first team football? by KJ
Rumours are starting to pick up that Djourou could be on his way out of Arsenal very soon. It was reported that Napoli scouts were at the Switzerland game against Iceland. They were there scouting Djourou as a possible recruit. Other teams such as Lazio are also interested in the Swiss international. What this means is that one of the youngsters is going to have to be promoted as 4th choice centre back – the obvious choice is Ignasi Miquel.
Arsenal defender Johan Djourou is being scouted by Roma according to reports in Insidefutbol. by AM
Switzerland played their world cup qualification group match against Albania, which they 2-0. Arsenal defender Johan Djourou featured in the match and according to reports Roma’s scouts were present in that match to watch Djourou and his team mate Valentin Stocker.