There are plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds, as per usual, and if all of them were true then Arsene Wenger and his scouting team at Arsenal would not time to scratch their arses. One that keeps coming up, however, and has done for over a year now is the link with the Real Madrid and Spain keeper Iker Casillas.
Will Arsene Wenger gamble in the transfer market?
Back in August, Arsene Wenger described the transfer window as being like a game of poker. You can see what he means. It is a time of year when clubs are competing for a limited stock of talent, agents are on the lookout for a new contract, and some managers use the media hype to motivate their squad or complicate matters for opponents.
Although Arsene Wenger has worked hard on the Arsenal academy, making it one of his major focus points since he took over as manager of the Gunners nearly 20 years ago, the Frenchman is not averse to keeping an eye on the young players making a name for themselves at other clubs.
Well, another two Arsenal players were eliminated from the World Cup earlier. The Arsenal captain, who may not be with us for too much longer, had to watch from the bench as his Belgium team were beaten by Argentina. Then young Joel Campbell’s Costa Rica went out on penalties to the Dutch.
We are still not really any the wiser as to whether the Costa Rica international Joel Campbell will be playing his club football for Arsenal in the coming season, or whether the 22-year old will be spending a fourth season out on loan from his parent club.