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Why Arteta still has BIG part to play in Arsenal future!!

With many of the Arsenal transfer rumours of the summer so far linking the Gunners with a move for a central midfielder with a defensive mind set, heavy work rate and tackling skills, together with youth and energy, the Arsenal fans have been rubbing their hands together.

The signing of a player like Arturo Vidal, Sami Khedira, Lars Bender or Morgan Schneiderlin would surely help Arsenal to avoid a repeat of those horror shows away to Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and even Everton. So we might as well say goodbye to our Spanish midfielder and vice-captain Mikel Arteta then, yes? Especially as, according to a Metro report, Fiorentina from Italy’s Serie A wanted to buy him off us.

Could Arsenal sign Aurier AND Cuadrado?

Since the Premier League season finished and the Gunners went on to lift the FA cup trophy after that dramatic comeback against Hull City at Wembley, the papers have been filled with Arsenal transfer rumours. Even more than usual, in fact, because of the number of positions that need strengthening in Arsene Wenger’s squad.

One of those is obviously at right back, after Bacary Sagna decided to call time on his Arsenal career and join Nasri and Clichy at our rivals Man City. Both Serge Aurier of Toulouse and Juan Cuadrado of Fiorentina have been linked with the job, to some extent, but it seemed like the former was winning the race and we had not heard much about the Colombian recently.

Cuadrado’s team mate dreading his transfer to Arsenal

One of the theories doing the rounds about what Arsenal are planning to this summer, involves signing a winger. With Sagna, Fabianski and possibly Vermaelen on their way out of the Emirates, it does not take a genius to figure out that a right back, keeper and central defender will be on the shopping list.

Another striker and a defensive midfielder are what every Arsenal expects, at the bare minimum, but the papers are reporting that Arsene Wenger is after a proper winger to add to Arsenal’s midfield players who all seem to prefer coming inside, except maybe Theo Walcott and he sees himself as a striker really.

Why Arsenal MUST give Arteta a new contract…

Mikel Arteta has just one year left of his current contract with Arsenal. I have seen some comments suggesting that it is time for the Spaniard to move on, while there have been reports of interest from Serie A club Fiorentina. Personally, I am hoping that Arsene Wenger, instead of selling him this year or letting his contract run out next summer, offers the Spaniard an extension, maybe another two years. Why?

Should Arsenal sell Vermaelen AND Arteta to Serie A?

There has been widespread speculation about the future of Thomas Vermaelen at Arsenal Football Club. The Belgium international is thought to be ready to move on due to the defensive pairing of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny keeping him out of the first team.

At the moment we are just waiting to see if the joy of an FA cup win might persuade him to stay. But with just a year left of his current Arsenal contract, it is likely that Arsene Wenger will sell him this summer if he does not want to sign a new deal.

Arsenal poised for double transfer swoop on Serie A?

As the January transfer draws inexorably to a close, with absolutely no business being done by Arsenal Football Club yet, the average Gooner is going through his regular routine cycle between hope, panic, despair and resignation. Hopefully, though, it will end up in relief and optimism just as it did last summer when Wenger the magician pulled Mesut Ozil out of his hat.

Arsenal striker transfer target welcomes Gunners interest

The Arsenal scouting network should currently be in full effect, hopefully working towards bringing some fantastic new talent to north London to give Arsene Wenger and the current squad a timely boost as they try to end the trophy drought with the big prize of the Premier League crown.

One player they have been checking out recently, according to a report in the Daily Star, is the versatile Colombian international Juan Guillermo Cuadrado. The 25-year old made his previous loan move to Fiorentina permanent in the summer, after impressing the Serie A club, and he has scored in the last two games, which will surely have impressed the Arsenal scouts.

Julio Cesar still available for Arsenal

Cesar and Arsenal by Stefan

A couple of months ago it seemed that Arsenal were definitely going to be signing QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar after he and Harry Redknapp confirmed that he would be leaving the club this summer – and the player himself said that he would be staying in London. However it has been two months and there has been no mention of such a deal at all. Does this mean that there is absolutely no chance to sign him?

Fiorentina now much keener to sell Arsenal target Jovetic

Just after the dramatic finale to the last Premier League season, all the Arsenal transfer rumours seemed to be about the Montenegrin international Stevan Jovetic. His Italian club Fiorentina thought they held all the cards and were trying to play Arsene Wenger off against the representatives of Juventus, who were also chasing the 23-year old forward.

Those moves by Fiorentina seem to have backfired spectacularly, with Juventus abandoning their interest and signing Carlos Tevez from Manchester City. Wenger and Arsenal also went elsewhere and have now almost completed the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain.

Jovetic could still play a part in Arsenal summer transfers

The name of Stevan Jovetic has not been heard of a lot by Arsenal fans recently, as the transfer that seemed the most likely for the Gunners a few short weeks ago has appeared to be all but abandoned. Whether it was the high transfer fee demanded by his Serie A club Fiorentina, the personal demands of the player, or simply the fact that Arsene Wenger prefers Gonzalo Higuain, we don’t know, but the Montenegrin striker could still have a big effect on the success of Arsenal’s transfer dealings this summer.

FIFA agent claims no deal between Arsenal and Higuain!!

Before you start throwing yourselves out of windows, Arsenal fans, this story about FIFA agent Ernesto Bronzetti does not mean that Higuain will not be signing for Arsenal this summer, but it does give us some reasons for doubt. The English and Spanish media, along with bookies and betting websites, seemed convinced earlier today that Gonzalo Higuain was on the verge of completing his move to the Emirates, but Bronzetti has declared otherwise.

He said, “Higuain going to Arsenal? Not to my knowledge.

“Besides, the situation is still to be defined by the new coach, which could be Carlo Ancelotti.

Jovetic has NOT snubbed Arsenal for Juventus

I have seen some headlines today stating that Arsenal have lost the battle with the Italian champions Juventus over the transfer of Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina. The Montenegrin international has been linked with a summer move to the Emirates for a long time now, with the media sometimes claiming it is a done deal and then soon after declaring that he will move to Juventus.