Following intense speculation of a potential Arsenal move for Schalke’s Julian Draxler, the North London side seem to have been dealt a blow in their well documented pursuit of the highly-rated German star.
Draxler, who was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in January, has revealed that he had snubbed an offer from Arsenal and has put all on-going gossip in regards to his future at rest by confirming that he will stay at the Veltins-Arena, at least for one more season.
Speaking to BBC Sport, the German international told the world of the Gunners interest but he declined their offer. .......Read the full article here
There is no doubt that 99% of all Arsenal transfer rumours are completely fabrications made up by the media, but every now and again there emerges a story that refuses to go away.This week it is the Ballotelli story, but in January it was the Arsenal link with Schalke´s Julian Draxler.
Now the player himself has confirmed that the Gunners did indeed try to buy him in January, but he was convinced to stay at the Bundesliga side for one more year before considering his future. .......Read the full article here
The season is not quite over for Arsenal, with a showpiece Wembley final still to go, but as the Premier League and other leagues around Europe draw to a close, thoughts turn, as ever, to the transfer window. Arsene Wenger has already suggested to Arsenal fans that there would be little early action this summer, because of the World Cup in Brazil, but we have already had to cross two transfer targets off our list. .......Read the full article here
Now we are approaching the end of the season and the transfer window is approaching rapidly, it is time to check out which of the numerous Arsenal transfer rumours are likely to be the most true.
My personal favourite way is to look at all the best betting sites to see who the bookies have taken enough money to make us hot favourites to sign anyone in particular.
To start with, I was quite shocked to find that SkyBet have Arsenal as massive 1/2 favourites to sign Julian Draxler and, if you are looking for a better price, even BetVictor have us at even money. That is probably one of the players that most Arsenal fans would like to see at the Emirates next season…. .......Read the full article here
Barcelona midfielder and former favourite son of Arsenal, Cesc Fabregas, could spark a bidding war between Arsene Wenger’s side and the Manchester clubs. Barcelona are reportedly ready to listen to offers for the 26-year old whose return to the Catalan club has not been as rosy as he expected. He was booed by the home supporters during Barcelona’s 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao and that was not the first time.
In a recent online poll, 50 percent of the Barcelona fans that voted would prefer to see Fabregas leave the club. Fabregas is in his third season since he left Arsenal where he became a superstar but the club’s supporters never took to him. He has often been used as a scapegoat in the club’s recent failings. .......Read the full article here
You probably will not have heard of him, but Goncalo Guedes could be playing for Arsenal next season, although Arsene Wenger will not have it all his own way in this transfer pursuit. The 17-year old is very highly rated at his current club Benfica in Portugal and has begun to attract the attention of various clubs around Europe.
According to The Guardian, Arsenal have sent their chief scout Gilles Grimandi to run the rule over him with a view to a £6 million move in the summer. The Portuguese winger has impressed sufficiently, but he has done the same for AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund as well. .......Read the full article here
If you believe what you read in the papers, Arsenal have already tried to sign Julian Draxler. A January bid from the Gunners was revealed, or claimed by Horst Heldt, the sporting director of the German starlet’s current club Schalke 04.
Herr Heldt has been at it again, according to a Sky Sports report, in which he says that Schalke are very confident about keeping their exciting young player, despite the fact that there is a release clause in Draxler’s current contract, thought to be getting on for £40 million. .......Read the full article here
The widespread belief in the football media is that Arsenal would have had Julian Draxler in the squad now if Arsene Wenger had agreed to pay something close to his release clause value of £37 million, and that the failure to sign the 20-year old sensation in January had left the door open for Bayern Munich to hijack the transfer in the summer.
But Arsenal fans can breathe a little easier after Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, according to The Mirror, insisted that Draxler is not one of their transfer targets this summer. That should hopefully leave the way clear foe Arsenal to sign one of the most exciting young players in the world. .......Read the full article here
As the Premier League season builds to it’s closest run conclusion ever, with Arsenal and three other sides still in with a very realistic chance of becoming the new champions of England, the players should be thinking of nothing but the next game. But behind the scenes at the Emirates, I expect there is a lot of work and preparation going on for what will happen when the season does come to a close. .......Read the full article here
So it looks like it is time for the Arsenal fans to start guessing as to who Wenger is going to buy in the summer (if he is still the manager of course!)
According to the Telegraph, Wenger will have £100 million pounds to play with as the Gunners make more and more money from their off-pitch activities, like sponsorship and property deals, and not to mention the £140m surplus carried over from last year…. .......Read the full article here
Julian Draxler was widely expected to be the main focus of transfer interest for Arsenal in the summer. Having failed to do a deal with Schalke in the January transfer window after trying to persuade the Bundesliga club to accept less than the massive buy out fee for their starlet, the transfer was far from over.
The terms of his release clause only kick in at the end of the season and Arsene Wenger is reportedly going to have around £100 million to splash out to strengthen the Arsenal squad. But, according to a report in The Express, it will not be the fee that stops the Gunners getting their man, it will be the team that has put paid to our Champions League hopes for the last two years. .......Read the full article here
Wenger hints at a potential Arsenal summer signing? by Ash
Arsene Wenger is not well renowned for his hints when it comes to transfer talk, and in fact he usually shies away from the questions altogether. However if it isn’t a lie about not knowing Santi Cazorla or not being interested in Luis Suarez, then usually you can bet on the Frenchman telling the honest truth. .......Read the full article here