Arsenal will play host to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, with the winners getting a place in the quarter finals of the FA cup. For Arsenal, with an extremely difficult double header in the Champions league against Bayern Munich, this competition surely represents the best chance of finally adding another piece of silverware to the Emirates’ trophy cabinet.
This transfer window seems to be getting crazier and crazier as the closing date approaches with claims and counter claims coming thick and fast.
The latest bit of Arsenal transfer news reported all over the media yesterday was that the Gunners had “opened negotiations” with Birmingham for their big defender Scott Dann, but today there is no hint from anyone that this is happening at all!
There are hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours around in the media, but I prefer to keep an eye on the bookies to see who is being backed to join Arsenal in this transfer window than relying on half made-up transfer news in the papers.
Both Liverpool and Arsenal are both looking for a top class centre-back to shore up their defences ahead of the new Premiership season, and according to reports they are both trying to decide between the same pair of candidates.
As predicted on Just Arsenal yesterday morning, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain quickly agreed personal terms with the Gunners yesterday and is now officially an Arsenal player, and we can expect this to be swiftly followed by an official annuncement about the Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell as well.