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If Cazorla leaves…Who could Arsenal buy to replace him?

Cazorla Sale To Atletico – Possible Replacements by AvdL

Arsenal have not been great in getting good value for the players they have sold recently. Now that Santi Cazorla is in great form he is attracting all sorts of interest. One of the clubs that is after him is Atletico Madrid according to Guillem Balague. Some reports state that his contract runs out in 2016 and other seem to think it runs out in 2017. This summer could be the right time to maximise his value by selling him as he is 30 years old.

Wenger – Arsenal definitely don’t need a new striker (or Petr Cech)

Well this news has simply blown away all the dreams Arsenal fans have had that the club would be bringing in stars like Cavani, Isco, Lacazette, Dybala or any other striker, known or unknown, in this transfer window.

Our beloved manager made this quite clear in yesterday’s pre-match interview ahead of tomorrows game against Stoke. Wenger was quite clear when he was asked about the Isco rumours. He said: “No, we are not on the case. We have plenty of creative players.

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Varane, Martinez, Cabaye and Isco

The transfer window opens in just over a month now, so we are having a look at the latest rumours doing the rounds.

The DailyStar is claiming that we have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the chase for Raphael Varane, with the young Frenchman admitting he is keen for more first-team action. Unfortunately, what he actually says is that he wants further action for his current club, but the rumour mill doesn’t wish to admit that… Varane would be a great addition in my eyes, but I don’t think he is for sale, and I don’t believe we are interested in temporary solutions.

Proof that Arsenal were right and Madrid wrong on Ozil

Real Madrid really miss Arsenal’s Ozil by Big Gun

Dear Gooners, no one can doubt the type of impact Mesut Ozil has had on Arsenal, both politically and in terms of overall team performance since his signing. We have witnessed some exquisite play from the German playmaker this season and quite honestly I think he is one of the reasons why we are sitting where we are. Of course, going into a new season without selling our best, but rather strengthening the squad has had the biggest influence on our consistency and team spirit.

Arsenal Debate – Does Wenger deliberately mislead the fans over transfers?

Wenger likes his Foil By Twig

Transfer periods at the Emirates are always interesting times. Probably there is no club that gets linked with as many players each season as Arsenal. This window, as per usual, a lot of names have been linked with Arsenal. It appears Arsenal have been on Stevan Jovetic’s case for some time but have been put off by Fiorentina’s asking price. Another player heavily linked with Arsenal is Higuain and there have been rumours that his agent was sighted somewhere in London. Is Arsenal about to make a Big Statement of Intent by meeting Fellaini’s buyout clause? Possibly, if you are to go with the news.

Arsenal could find some gems at the Euro U21’s….

If Wenger was watching the Euro U21s… by Declan

I have been watching the Euro U21 competition with great interest. Whilst many are calling for Wenger to splurge on experienced, proven talent, as I explained (‘Arsenal can compete with the big boys with youth, brains and transfer savvy’ 5th June), Wenger will likely need to enhance his squad with players who haven’t quite reached their peak. This tournament provides a great showcase of young talent with some fantastic players who have already attracted the attention of the elite clubs. The likes of Isco, Thiago, Veratti, Holtby, etc are well known and thus the prospects of signing for Arsenal are perhaps diminished. Instead I would like to discuss some alternative players who have caught the eye and how they could supplement the Arsenal squad if recruited.

Isco to be the third Arsenal player from Malaga?

When Arsenal swooped on the financially struggling La Liga side Malaga last summer, they came away with a real treasure in Santi Cazorla. The Spanish international midfielder has lit up the Premier League this season and is by far the most effective of Arsene Wenger’s three summer signings. Cazorla may also have helped Arsenal to get Nacho Monreal from Malaga in January, and he could make it three times lucky if he can influence another former team mate to join the Gunners this summer.

Cazorla can help Arsenal to sign Spanish stars

There will be five potential summer transfer targets for Arsenal amongst Santi Cazorla’s team mates in the Spain international squad this week, and if our brilliant midfielder speaks as fondly of his first season at the club to them as he did to Arsenal.com recently it could prove very useful when the transfer market is open in the summer.

Players like David Villa, Isco, Alvaro Negredo, Victor Valdes and Cesc Fabregas could all be on Arsene Wenger’s shopping list at the end of the season, Fabregas already knows about the club and the fans, but it wouldn’t hurt to remind him, especially when he has struggled to win over the Barcelona faithful. Life for a footballer in La Liga is quite different from England, and Cazorla is relishing it.

Arsenal striker target wants move to PSG

Every transfer rumour at the minute highlights the importance of Arsenal finishing in the top four of the Premier League and being in next season’s Champions League. I’m not going to say it is like a trophy, nobody would be that silly would they, but it is more important than winning a trophy in regards to attracting players to the club and being able to afford them.

Arsenal could have lost Cazorla to Real Madrid

Santi Cazorla has been speaking this week about how Arsenal is the perfect Premier league team for him because of the fluent, passing football. It is a similar style to that played by the Spanish national team and many of the teams in Spain’s Primera Liga. Cazorla says it suits his type of football perfectly, and Arsenal fans would not disagree, as the Spaniard fitted instantly into the Gunners team, and has forged a devastating midfield with Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and all.

Will Arsenal challenge Man United for transfer target Isco in January?

Arsenal have been linked with the Spanish midfielder Isco before but nothing has come of it. Reports this week are suggesting that the midfielder, real name Francisco Roman Alarcon is due to be the subject of bids from the Gunners, Man United and the Italian club Juventus when the transfer window opens in January.

Is it likely, however, or mere speculation? Isco is certainly a good player, he was fantastic for Malaga in the champion’s league this week. A man of the match performance and two good goals helped Malaga beat a good Zenit St. Petersburg side 3-0. The 22-year old has been a stalwart of the under age Spanish international sides since 2008, scoring 21 times in 56 appearances.

Arsenal Rumours Aug 28th – Bendtner, Chamakh, Isco, Mbiwa, Afellay and Cabaye

There are loads of Arsenal transfer rumours popping up as we enter the last few days of the transfer window, and today is no different. Come on Arsene, we’re all waiting for that “special player” you’ve promised us last week!

Well first of all let’s get one outgoing player out of the way, as the Mail reports that Nicklas Bendtner is now being looked at by Juventus as the Old Lady seems to have failed in their bid to get Llorente. The bad news is that the price being quoted (or offered) is only £5million. As much as we don’t want the Greatest Striker In The World back at Arsenal, I really think he should be worth more than that after his performances at the Euros this summer……