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.
Podolski said, “I have noticed that the German mentality works very well in England.
“Maybe Mesut is not the last German international who comes to Arsenal.” .......Read the full article here
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.
If Squillachi does leave, it will allow Wenger to sign two top quality defenders, and the German international Benedikt Howedes is likely to be one of them. The 24-year old captain of Schalke has halted the talks he was having with the German club about extending his contract which runs out in 2014. .......Read the full article here
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……
Defensive Holes need plugging! .......Read the full article here