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After Arsene Wenger revealed that one of his main objectives every season was to ensure that Arsenal qualify for the group stages of the Champions league, you might have thought he would be pleased with the idea of merging it with the Europa league to have one big competition with 64 teams in. That would mean it would be much easier for Arsenal to qualify as there would be about seven teams from the Premier league in it.
After finally agreeing to sell Croatian midfielder Luka Modric to Real Madrid today, Spurs have launched a bid to sign Yann M’Vila from Rennes. The 22-year old defensive midfielder was thought to be right at the top of Arsene Wenger’s wish list at the start of the summer, but nothing has been heard for a while from the Arsenal camp.
Turkish international Nuri Sahin’s agent, Reza Fazeli, was at the offices of Real Madrid’s stadium the Santiago Bernabeo yesterday and todat putting thr finidhing touches to the loan deal that will bring Sahin to the Emirates for the next year at least.
It has been a convoluted process, but with Tottenham finally admitting defeat in their attempt to keep hold of their Croatian international Luka Modric, all the pieces began to slot in to place. Modric would move to Real Madrid, which would release Nuri Sahin. Sahin would come to Arsenal to replace Alex Song. Simples.
Apparently there have been lots of communications going on behind the scenes between Arsenal and Spain recently. Some of it has been about the transfer of Santi Cazorla from Malaga, some about the loan deal of Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid and some about Barcelona’s interest in Alex Song.
Nuri Sahin: by SV