More Goalkeeper Transfer News – By JG
New transfer news from Ligue 1 is out and it has been revealed that Olympique Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is ready to sell goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. They have admitted that Liverpool, Arsenal and Spuds have expressed interest / made enquiries. This transfer was bound to happen considering Lyon’s position in Ligue 1 at the end of last season.
I highly doubt Lloris would have any interest in joining Spuds or Liverpool, but sadly enough that depends on how much money he is offered. Surely he would prefer Champions League football right? If so, Arsenal would be the choice; but would Arsenal let Szczesny drop to 2nd choice keeper if they signed Lloris? If they did, would that be fair to Szczesny? .......Read the full article here
The Rennes defensive midfielder Yann M’Vila has been the subject of many Arsenal rumours this summer, with many pundits certain that M’Vila will be Arsenal’s third signing of the transfer window after Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.
But up until now the French international has refused to discuss the fact that he could be on his way to the Emirates, despite reports saying that the move is already done and dusted.
“I have heard Arsenal are interested in me. I like Arsenal and I like the Premier League.” M’Vila declared yesterday. .......Read the full article here
With the news coming out of Arsenal that Manuel Almunia’s has been released at the end of his contract, and also Fabianski has made it clear that he also wants to leave, it seems that the Gunners are now clearly in the market for a suitable backup for Wojciech Szczesny next season.
Now it has been revealed that Arsenal has got his eye on a move for the Norwegian stopper Kenneth Udjus, who plays for Norwegian club Sogndal.
The 29 year-old, who has never played outside Norway, or even been considered for his country, is aware that Arsenal have been keeping tabs on him, but didn’t want to go into details. .......Read the full article here
Aleksandr Dragovic – Could Arsene Wenger bring him to Arsenal? by JS
It will not be until the summer transfer window opens but, in an interview, the Austrian international claims that Arsenal are one of seven sides in the hunt for his services.
“There are seven teams interested, two of which are from Russia,” confirmed the Austrian international, who then laid out his demands for any interested party: “If a club wants me, they’ll have to put a bit of money on the table,” said the impertinent Austrian, adding: “The club must at least be represented in the Europa League. For with Basel I have the chance to play in the Champions League.” .......Read the full article here
New Dutch sensation Kevin Strootman is due to become the next big thing in Football, and according to today’s TalkSport, the 22-year-old midfielder has attracted the interest of the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
The PSV star has managed to make his breakthrough to the senior Netherlands national team last year causing City’s Nigel De Jong to become not much more than a benchwarmer, and he’s managed to gather 10 appearances for the Dutch squad already and also score his first goal. His debut for the national team coincided with his move from Utrecht to PSV, where he fast became one of the most important players. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has unusually admitted that he is interested in the Moroccan international midfielder Younes Belhanda, who is currently playing in Ligue 1 with Montpellier.
The 22 year-old still has two years left on his contract at Montpellier and is rated at around 15 million so would be a much cheaper alternative to Mario Gotze or Eden Hazard, but Wenger doesn’t want to upset his current club.
He said: “I know Younes well and like him a lot.
“But I don’t want to cause problems. Only Montpellier can decide where he goes to.” .......Read the full article here
Most Arsenal fans (especially me!) were gobsmacked when the young Belgian Eden Hazard talked about the possibility of joining the Gunners great rivals Tottenham Hotspur this week.
It was thought that Hazard was just putting other clubs on alert by saying he would join Spurs, but today his father has actually confirmed that his Spurs ARE interested in buying his son, although he emphasised that no official offer had yet been received.
Thierry Hazard said: “For now I can only say what Eden said on Monday on TV: Yes, there is interest from Spurs, and no, there’s no offer. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have been linked with the Argentinian midfielder Lucas Biglia since the summer after his brilliant performances for Anderlecht in the last few years.
Biglia recently announced that he is now ready to move on to bigger and better things so he can become a starter for his country, and Arsenal scouts have been regular visitors to Belgium to watch him in action along with other Premiership sides.
Today Biglia’s agent Enzo Montepaone, has revealed that Arsenal are indeed one of the interested paties in signing his client, along with Man Utd who are still seraching for a natural successor to Paul Scholes to toughen up the Red Devils midfield. .......Read the full article here
Italian giants Inter Milan have been linked with an Arsenal regular who has improved every season and who looks to be on the form of their life. The name Robin Van Persie certainly springs to mind, but it now seems that it’s the turn of Alex Song to be noticed for his efforts. .......Read the full article here
Yesterday we brought you the news that Arsenal scouts have been keeping a close eye on Toulouse defender Aymen Abdennour. Well today the player himself has backed up those rumours.
Speaking to the Tunisian website Footplus about Arsenal Abdennour said, “It’s true, I’ve heard a lot of talk while I’ve been at Toulouse. They come to watch and scout players. They came to see our last three matches in which I put forward excellent performances for my side.” .......Read the full article here
During the summer Arsenal were linked with almost everyone and anyone it seems, and one of those links led to a formal bid for Frenchman Yoann Gourcuff. The bid was denied by Gourcuff’s club Lyon, but Gourcuff was flattered by the interest from Arsenal.
Speaking to Sky Sports Gourcuff said, “I am flattered by the interest shown by Arsene Wenger. He is one of the top coaches in the world, he loves technical players so I am very, very happy to know that he was interested in me.”
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Arsenal Revive Interest In Stuttgart’s Tasci
Arsène Wenger will be looking to add some players to their squad this summer, hoping to finallu turn Arsenal into a trophy winning team. With this in mind they are sure to want to bring in a new defender. Stuttgart’s Serdar Tasci has been a target in the past and Wenger may feel the time is right to sign him.
TalkSport Radio report that Arsenal were rumoured to be interested in the player last summer but that they instead opted for centre-backs Koscielny and Squillaci. But in light of the poor performances by the two this season Wenger will try again try to bring Tasci to the Emirates stadium. .......Read the full article here