The thing to remember about Arsenal transfer rumours is that crucial third word, rumours. Even the most confident sounding media report, and there are plenty about the Gunners signing Petr Cech from Chelsea at the minute, means very little until the deal is confirmed on the Arsenal website.
Are Arsenal on the Verge of a Move for Yet Another German WC Star? by AT
Over the past month or so, there have been several media reports linking the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with a move for Schalke’s Benedikt Howedes once the transfer window opens in January. With the Gunners struggling defensively, it seems as though Wenger has once again turned towards the Bundesliga to bolster his side’s credentials, this time in defence.
It is coming Arsenal fans, and I am not talking about Christmas day, Hannukah or the winter solstice for you pagans out there. The event that is on some of our minds is the January transfer window. Last season it was a disaster, with an injured Kim Kallstrom on loan when we needed so much more.
If this particular Arsenal transfer rumour, then I am one Gooner who is hoping that Arsene Wenger is serious and can complete the deal in the January transfer window, although that is not likely to be easy.
Lukas Podolski was one of the first Arsenal players to welcome the new signing Mesut Ozil to the Gunners following his deadline day transfer from Real Madrid. Podolski also dragged his injured hamstring along to greet his international team mate with an Arsenal shirt, where Ozil is with the Germany national side. That makes three full German internationals in the Arsenal team, but the striker does not think it will end there, according to Metro.
Arsenal were expected to sign a few players in the January transfer window anyway, but they have already agreed deals with West Ham and Hannover for Chamakh and Djourou until the end of the season. With Squillachi and Arshavin also expected to leave, either permanently or on loan, Arsene Wenger has even more options and wages to play with.
Here is the second Guest Post by Graham from London who wrote a great post yesterday about where (he thought) Wenger went wrong in the last five years. Well now he is offering solutions that may help the Arsenal manager fix the defensive problems he should have sorted out some time ago……