Tag Archives: Martinez

What the 25-man squad rule means to Arsenal in this transfer window

The 25 Squad Rule And What It Means For Arsenal’s Transfer Window. by Supertuur

As a true Arsenal fan I have been following the articles and discussions on Just Arsenal regarding the transfer activity that is up and coming. It looks like Arsenal are close to signing a new RB in Debuchy and Winger/Striker in Alexis Sanchez. This will enhance Arsenal’s squad and allow them to move forward in the next season. I can’t wait to see the new squad in action.

Arsenal beat Liverpool to complete second transfer!

Do not get too excited Arsenal fans, because even though the Gunners have managed to beat our premier League rivals Liverpool to the signing of this Finland international, there is little chance that we will actually see him playing in the Arsenal first team, at least not in the coming season.

Hugo Keto is a very highly rated young goalkeeper from HJK Helsinki, and he is also an under 19 international for Finland. The 6ft 3in teenager has already spent a little time at the Arsenal academy, but he spent much more of last season with the Liverpool youth system and the Anfield club were apparently expecting Keto to go back there and sign for them, especially as the Metro report which reveals the move also claims that he is a boyhood Liverpool fan.

Man United in £30m bid for Arsenal’s Colombian transfer target

The way that the Colombia national team is playing at the World Cup so far, they have the eyes of the world on them, including the Arsenal scouting team. Arsene Wenger is in Brazil, of course, doing his own scouting as he works as a pundit for French TV and according to various Arsenal transfer rumours, the Frenchman is keeping a very close eye on at least three of the Colombian players.

At either end of the pitch are the keeper David Ospina and the centre forward Jackson Martinez, but the player we are talking about today can be found just about anywhere else on the pitch, such is the versatility and ability of Juan Cuadrado.

Jackson Martinez wants to join Arsenal!

It seems that Arsenal fans could be getting an early Christmas present courtesy of Arsene Wenger, as it has been revealed that Jackson Martinez’s agent is currently sorting out the Colombian World Cup star’s future while he is in Brazil.

Don’t get too excited yet though as the brilliant striker admits that nothing is yet settled, but he is very keen to move to the Emirates. He was quoted in the Express as saying: “I know that there have been discussions, but still no agreements.

“My agent is taking care of my future, right now I’m at the World Cup and only after the World Cup I’ll evaluate proposals.

The two Arsenal transfer targets that screamed quality for Colombia!!

Like most Gooners, I take the Arsenal transfer rumours fed to us by the media with a large ladleful of salt, but we never know when there might be a little bit of fire behind the billowing smoke of the rumour mill. So I still try to keep my eye on the players that have been linked with a possible move to Arsenal.

Last night’s later World Cup game had those players a-plenty, but the recent rumours had pointed to the Porto striker Jackson Martinez, so I tried to keep a close eye on him as Colombia took on the Soke City of the international game, Uruguay. Martinez did okay, but it was two of his team mates that really caught the eye, and both have been linked with the Gunners.

Arsenal transfer rumours June 29th – Vidal, Martinez, Sanchez and Balotelli

As usual on a Sunday the tabloids have lots of Arsenal transfer rumours to wind us all up some more, and today is no exception. The latest hot potato is Arturo Vidal who had had a brilliant World Cup until Brazil knocked out Chile on penalties last night.

The Independent is suggesting that Arsenal could break there record transfer fee by paying £44m simply because Wenger said nice things about the Juventus star on the telly. Wenger is quoted as saying: “Vidal is one of the best midfielders in the world.

Arsenal set to activate Colombia striker’s release clause? Not yet

Arsenal fans were given a clear reminder the other day just why we were more than happy to be linked with the Porto striker Jackson Martinez last summer and in January. The 27-year old banged in a brace for Colombia as they beat Japan to win their World Cup group, setting up a knockout game with Uruguay tonight.

The absence of Radamel Falcao from the Colombian squad has given Martinez the chance to show what he can do on the world stage and he has grabbed that chance. Another good showing tonight could really have Arsene Wenger thinking, although the Gunners have been linked with almost every striker to ever lace up a pair of coloured boots.

Arsenal can forget Martinez – Let’s just go for Balotelli!

Following a lot of speculation over a potential Arsenal return for former striker Carlos Vela, it has now been confirmed that the Mexican international will stay with Real Sociedad after the Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger chose not to activate the player’s release clause, opting instead to have it cancelled out in exchange for 12 million.

The La Liga side confirmed yesterday that the talented youngster will stay at the San Sebastian club, whilst even announcing a new four-year contract extension for their prized asset. Also another reported Arsenal target, Jackson Martinez, looks set to stay at FC Porto with several media sources reporting that the Portuguesse giants are on the verge of tying him down to a new contract.

Ospina and Cuadrado give great Arsenal job interview

In yesterday’s first World Cup game, Arsenal fans had three main players to check out, with rumours of a a possible summer transfer to north London in the air. And two of the three put in the sort of performance that will have done their chances of coaxing a bid from Arsene Wenger no harm at all.

Unfortunately for him, the Porto striker Jackson Martinez only came on for the last 15 minutes or so, and the game was already effectively done and dusted by then. Whether the striker is not fully fit or not, I don’t know, but with the Monaco striker Radamel Falcao missing the tournament, Martinex was expected to be the South American team’s main goal threat.

Arsenal need to forget Vela – Go get Martinez!

Ever since the conclusion of the Premier League season, there has been quite a bit of talk concerning a potential Arsenal move for former striker Carlos Vela, who currently plies his trade for Real Sociedad in Spain. It is no secret that the Mexican international has a £3.3 million buy-back clause in his contract at the San Sebastian and Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger is said to be keen to take full advantage of it’s presence.

It begins! So what should Arsenal fans look out for in Brazil World Cup?

Okay Arsenal fans, today is the day. The four yearly festival of football that we call the World Cup kicks off in Brazil this evening. We often moan about international matches, especially the seemingly pointless friendlies, and our players often seem to pick up injuries in them, like Jack Wilshere with his broken foot this season, but everyone loves the World Cup.

Even if your own country did not make it to the finals, there is plenty to keep football fans of all kinds entertained, and Arsenal fans have more reason than most, with all the Gunners and potential Gunners on show, so which games should we be keeping an extra special eye on?

Schneiderlin gives Arsenal green light for transfer bid

Rmour has it that Arsenal Football are going to release around £100 million of their reserves to provide the biggest transfer fund that Arsene Wenger has ever had to work with since taking charge of the Gunners back in 1996. The Frenchman may not get that much every year, so he really needs to make his signings good ones and get the right players to strengthen the right areas.

One of the most important of those positions is defensive midfield and Arsenal have been linked with a number of potential transfer targets, such as Javi Martinez, but a top quality player in this role is like gold dust. So the news, reported by The Express, that one of those targets, Morgan Schneiderlin, has offered Arsenal great encouragement.