Tag Archives: Juventus

Arsenal “desperate” to sign experienced international defender in January

There is doubt that Arsenal need some serious backup in defence in January, and Arsene Wenger has already admitted as much at the annual AGM as our usual lengthy injury list has decimated the squad.

We all know that Wenger is not keen on spending money in the winter transfer window so the news that Celtic’s 10 million-rated centre-back Van Dijk is one of our top targets, but we could also use a new right-back to provide in depth backup for the rest of the season.

Giovinco transfer rumour gives Arsenal fans the SHORT straw

Arsenal have had all summer to sort out a new striker and even if Arsene Wenger really did believe that he had enough options before, the injury to Olivier Giroud that has made signing a centre forward even more important happened over a week ago.

But here we are again, somehow, nervously checking the sports websites’ deadline day updates in the dwindling hope that the Prof has got it all in hand and will pull off another Mesut Ozil style stunning swoop before the window shuts tonight.

Why Arsenal should NOT let Podolski go!

I have just been reading that the Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on the verge of leaving the club and going to play in Italy for the Serie A champions Juventus and I am not happy. With at least two years left on his contract, we are not under pressure to sell him and although Arsenal may have more striking options for this season, we are not exactly bursting at the seams.

The most bizarre thing about this Arsenal transfer news in Metro is that the idea, apparently, is for the Turin club to take him on loan to make sure he works out for them. Is it just me, or does this sound like it is all good for Juventus but not so great for us?

Is Campbell or Reus behind Arsenal selling Podolski?

While most of the Arsenal fans are fairly happy with the business the signings made so far by Arsene Wenger in the summer transfer window, I still think that we are hoping for another couple of additions before the window closes in just over a week.

So I was a little surprised to see the Metro report claiming that the Italian champions Juventus had already opened talks with the Gunners forward Lukas Podolski and that it was very likely that the German World Cup winner would soon be packing his bags for Italy and Serie A.

French star of the future confirms Arsenal were interested

Arsenal have been beaten to the signature of the 18-year old midfielder, Kingsley Coman, by the Serie A club Juventus. The teenager is so highly thought of that the likes of Bayern Munich were also keen on taking him after he decided to leave the French champions PSG, in order to secure more regular playing time.

In the next few years, Arsene Wenger could be kicking himself for missing out on this star of the future, especially when you hear the young Frenchman’s reasons for choosing the Italian club. A Daily Mail report reveals that it was the fact that Juventus have a strong history of having French players in their team.

Sanchez to Arsenal transfer at risk from Man United AND City!!

I wish that Arsene Wenger would hurry up and seal the deal to bring Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal, because the longer the talks go on without a concrete resolution, the more chance there is of it turning into another Gonzalo Higuain situation. And media reports suggest that both of our Premier League rivals from Manchester could be the ones to leave Arsenal empty handed.

If it is the matter of a fee, with Wenger trying to squeeze an extra few million for Arsenal out of the deal, it could all go wrong, especially now that the Daily Star is reporting that Man City are interested in the Barcelona and Chile striker. And they are willing to go as high as £40 million for him.

Man United offer silly money to scupper Arsenal transfer plans

There have been a number of Arsenal transfer rumours lately concerning a stunning move from the Gunners for the Juventus and Chile midfield general Arturo Vidal. Arsene Wenger waxed lyrical about the 27-year old and some of the media reckon that is a precursor to a huge bid from Arsenal. especially now that Chile are out of the World Cup finals.

Some rumours had already suggested that Man United had made a bid of around £30 million to the Italian champions, who are so keen to keep their other central midfielder Paul Pogba, that they may agree to let the Chilean go for the right price.

Why Arsenal fans should back Brazil in World Cup tonight!

The World Cup has entered it’s second phase. For Arsenal fans starved of seeing their Gunners playing every week, it is great to have some top quality football action to watch, and when there are Arsenal players or transfer targets involved, it gives us an extra interest in the games.

But I am still hoping that the home nation of Brazil go through to the quarter finals at the expense of Chile tonight, for purely selfish reasons. Chile have been fantastic and were unlucky not to win their group after dominating most of the deciding game against Holland, while Brazil were very lucky in their first game against Croatia and Fred’s dive for the crucial penalty was just embarrassing.

The stunning transfer that Arsenal could be set to make!! Please Wenger

With pictures and video in the media yesterday of Arsene Wenger chilling out on the beach in Brazil, some Arsenal fans have reacted by wondering just what the Frenchman is doing in the summer transfer window.

With plenty of other teams in the Premier League and around Europe moving to seal early deals for the players they want, Arsenal are doing their usual impression of a sleeping dragon, like Smaug in the Hobbit films, slumbering on a massive pile of treasure.

Arsenal face tough transfer battle over Chile star

For some players, the World Cup finals is a great shop window for their talents and a springboard to a top transfer. Arsenal are not usually one of the clubs that chases the latest new kid on the block because of a few good games, but there is no doubt that Wenger will be watching all of the games closely, whether for new targets or to check on those he already has in mind.

WOW – Arsenal targets Vidal and Khedira BOTH available!!

One of the main subjects of Arsenal transfer news this summer has involved the Gunners’ search for the right player to fill that defensive midfield role. Assuming, of course, that Arsene Wenger has realised that Arsenal cannot carry on with just Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini next season, not if we want to win the Premier League title anyway.

Surely those painful heavy defeats against our big rivals will have left the boss in no doubt, although I still think he will go for a player with technical ability rather than just a beast who will break up play. The two players who I think would provide this all-round game best, apart from Paul Pogba who I think is out of our league, are Sami Khedira and Arturo Vidal.

Wow – Arsenal could land Red Hot Chile striker for just £20m

£20 million is certainly within the transfer budget of Arsenal this summer and, although it would be the second highest fee that Arsene Wenger had ever paid, it would seem pretty cheap for a top class striker like Alexis Sanchez.

But, according to a report in The Mirror, that is the price we are looking at for the Barcelona and Chile front man. But it is not the money that will make it hard to sign the talented forward, because Italian champions Juventus are very keen to sign him and have already started to negotiate with the player and his current club.