Although Arsene Wenger has indicated that he is unlikely to allow Thomas Vermaelen to leave Arsenal this summer, the Belgian international is hoping that an eye-catching performance in Brazil will attract a big enough bid for him to return to regular football away from the Emirates next season.
Santos unhappy with Arsenal return! by Ash
Rarely does there seem to be mutual feelings at the club between players and the fans, but the Arsenal left back Andre Santos has stated his disappointment in having to return to Arsenal. Surely this means he will be gone this summer no matter what because I firmly believe the club wanted to sell him before hand, but they will definitely look to let him go after hearing that he no longer wants to stay at the club.
One of the big problems for Arsenal in recent years has been the number of players drawing nice, big salaries from the club and offering nothing on the pitch. Arsene Wenger and the club officials obviously don’t plan for this to happen, but it is a serious drain on the expenses, while at the same time driving your average Gooner up the wall and through the roof.
If Arsene Wenger has the reported transfer funds of around £70 million this summer, then Arsenal should soon have a new record signing. The current one, Andrey Arshavin, has never lived up to his price tag, and could be heading out of the club this summer after attracting interest from Azerbaijan and Australia, according to Russian reports.
What is it with Arsenal? Arsene Wenger and the backroom staff need to learn how to be horrible to people, because it seems almost impossible to get players who are no longer required or desired to move on. After turning down a transfer back to Turkey with Galatasaray, Andre Santos finally left the Emirates to go back to his native Brazil with a loan deal to Gremio.