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BANG! POW! Double DM transfer blow for Arsenal

For all us Arsenal fans know, Arsene Wenger might not even be thinking about signing a player to strengthen the Gunners in the defensive midfield area when the January transfer window opens. About 99.9 percent of us hope that he is though and the current injuries to Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta, coupled with the captain’s age, makes it a lot more likely.

This week, however, the Gunners have been handed a double blow, with two of the players heavily linked with a move to north London seemingly being put out of our reach.

Why Arsenal striker could be key to sealing transfer of Everton star

There are plenty more Arsenal transfer rumours this week linking the club with possible moves for a number of central midfielders in the January transfer window. Sami Khedira is still mentioned, although the German star seems set to extend his stay at Real Madrid, until next summer at least.

And there have been many more players toted as targets for Arsene Wenger. One of the latest of these, making a late run into the box as it were, is the Everton and Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy. The Gunners were linked with him before when he was playing for Wigan but he ended up following Roberto Martinez to Goodison Park in a transfer that made him the Toffees second most expensive player at the time.

Is Szczesny set for serious competition at Arsenal?

There were literally hundreds of different players linked with a transfer to Arsenal last summer. It has calmed down a bit with Arsenal having signed Mesut Ozil and doing so well this season, but there are still a few different suggestions for players and positions to be strengthened.

One topic I assumed had gone away for now, though, was the need for a keeper to replace or compete with Wojciech Szczesny, but apparently not. A Mirror report claims that Arsene Wenger is seriously considering a transfer bid for Alex McCarthy, currently working between the sticks for Championship side Reading.

Arsenal to make shock move for England keeper?

The latest rumour in the Arsenal goalkeeper situation by SS

There is an Arsenal transfer rumour going around that Arsene Wenger could be ready to make a surprise bid for Reading’s Alex McCarthy who has earned his first ever call up to the England squad this week. McCarthy would not become the top goalkeeper at the club but would instead be used as emergency cover and loaned out to other clubs with a recall option, similar to the arrangement Fulham have with David Stockdale.

Is McCarthy the answer for Arsenal in midfield?

Wigan star set for Arsenal by SS

Arsenal are apparently preparing an early summer bid for Wigan midfielder James McCarthy. The young midfielder has been in good form this season and continued to grow as a player as he has done since his arrival at Wigan.

He was the subject of bids from many top English clubs when he was younger but he chose to move to Wigan in the hope that he wouldn’t be left in the reserves until his early 20’s. He made the right choice to move to Wigan because he has had plenty of game time in the last few seasons and has been an architect of Wigan’s famous end of season survivals.

Arsenal face battle with Everton for Wigan’s McCarthy!

Reports this week have suggested that Arsene Wenger has identified the player he wants to add to the Arsenal midfield as James McCarthy from Wigan Athletic. The transfer might not be as easy as Wenger first hoped, however, as Everton may also soon be chasing the 22-year old Irish international as a replacement for Marouane Fellaini, according to the Daily Star.

David Moyes does not want to sell his Belgian midfielder, but the Toffees’ financial situation means that they cannot afford to turn down big money for their players. Plus, there is a release clause of over £25 million in Fellaini’s contract and if a club offers that to Everton, then Moyes would be helpless.

Is McCarthy really right for Arsenal?

Do we need James McCarthy? by KJ

It’s clear as day that Wenger needs a new central midfielder. We’ve only got 3 proper first team midfielders at the moment and they seem hopeless together. We’ve also got another extremely talented one but he’s a crock, constantly stuck on the injury table. As a result, Wenger has been perusing the market for the answer and the reports indicate that Wigan’s James McCarthy (valued at £8 million) is Arsenal’s answer.

Arsenal transfer rumours McCarthy and Wanyama

Arsenal are planning bids for two midfielders, if the rumours are true. Victor Wanyama from Celtic has been watched by scouts from the Gunners, and was linked with a possible transfer in the summer. Celtic are keen to hold on to the talented and powerful young player, especially as they are through to the next round of the champions league against Juventus. The Scottish champions value Wanyama at well over £10 million.

Arsenal transfer rumours April 4th – Rodallega, McCarthy and Chamakh (groan!)

It wouldn’t be Sunday without there being a few bits of Arsenal transfer news in the papers, and it seems every week there is another report about Marouane Chamakh. This time the Mail has categorically stated that the Bordeaux hitman has signed a four year deal with the Gunners worth £12m. I wish Arsenal would make an official announcement on this one, because all this endless speculation is becoming a bit tedious now!