January is not expected to be a busy month of transfers for Arsenal, but that has not stopped the rumours from circulating.
Arsene Wenger has played down the hopes of us bringing in any new players, but he may well have just been trying to soften the blow of not landing any of his targets, instead of ruling out trying to strengthen at all. .......Read the full article here
The Arsenal captain and centre back Per Mertesacker is still out of action with the knee injury he picked up in pre-season. The chances are that Arsene Wenger was going to use the summer transfer market to boost our defence anyway but the long term absence of the World Cup winning German made it even more imperative. .......Read the full article here
We are months away from the next transfer window, but that doesn’t stop the newspapers from linking Arsenal with moves.
Julian Draxler was believed to have handed in a transfer window during the previous window, only for a move to fail to materialise, and his agent has now insisted that the German international winger will definitely leave his club in the following summer. .......Read the full article here
One name that had been doing the rounds on the Arsenal transfer rumours lately was Roma’s central defender Kastos Manolas.
Despite signing Rob Holding from Bolton last week Arsenal are supposedly still in the market for a centre back given the uncertainty of Mertesacker’s fitness, Gabriel’s adaptation to England and Chambers’ potential loan away. The name that has featured on numerous occasions is Manolas, who despite previously being a talented young star when Arsenal were last linked with him, he has now become an experienced centre back at 25.
The 25 year-old possesses a lot of the qualities Arsenal will be looking for in a potential new centre back signing, however his manager Luciano Spalletti seems certain that the Greek international will not be leaving the Italian side this summer.
Spalletti told the press: ‘In my opinion, and especially for those who are here, it is easy to see that there are no problems.
‘Manolas is a good footballer, like there are many good footballers, and so it can happen that he will be linked in the transfer market – indeed it is inevitable. But his intentions are clear, so there are no issues. Why not talk instead about the problem of writing about issues that are not there? Manolas will stay with us.’ .......Read the full article here
It appears that Arsene Wenger is at least getting closer to adding to his only piece of Arsenal transfer business of the summer so far and his second signing cannot come quickly enough for the army of Arsenal fans who are beginning to get that usual sinking feeling that a typically quiet transfer window brings on. .......Read the full article here
Leicester City tightened their grip on the Premier League with a win today, so with very little to excite ourselves about this term, we though we’d look ahead to the upcoming transfer window. .......Read the full article here