We have been told that Arsene Wenger has £35 million or more to spend strengthening the Arsenal squad, and so speculation is rife as to which player or players might be on their way to the Emirates in the January transfer window. The latest rumour concerns the Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao.
One of the revelations of the season so far, and there have been a few for Arsenal fans, has been the return to form of the 21-year old midfielder Aaron Ramsey. We have probably all been a little guilty of impatience when it comes to the Welsh captain, but maybe he is the victim of his own previous success. There is always a worry that a player recovering from a long and serious injury will never be the same again but, thankfully, Ramsey is finally starting to remind us just how good he can be.
As Arsenal finally secured the signing of Santi Cazorla from Malaga yesterday, many pundits have been predicting that Wenger’s next target is Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid or the Celtic defender/midfielder Victor Wanyama, but today it has been revealed by the Daily Mail that the Chief Arsenal scout Steve Rowley is recommending that Wenger moves for Wanyama’s midfield team-mate at Celtic, Ki Sung-yeung.
The Brazilian star striker Leandro Damiao still has a chance to leave the Brazilian league, after Internacional’s vice-president Luciano Davi declared that the talented hitman, who is currently playing for Brazil at the Olympics, has already rejected some offers and will certainly receive more.
Aaron Ramsey is revved up for the Olympics with team GB and the coming Premier league season with the Gunners. He seems to have shaken off any negativity that he was feeling from last season.
“I have certainly done alot so far in my short career, and I am delighted with how it’s gone so far, apart from the injury.”
The Arsenal and Korea striker Chu-Young Park has been largely invisible in his first (and last?) season at the Emirates, and he has now made it clear that he is wlling to listen to any offers that may come his way this summer as he goes in search of some first-team football.
The Olympics could be good for Arsenal and Ramsey by BA
Arsene Wenger has been worrying about how Euro 2012 and the Olympics could negatively affect Arsenal at the start of the new season. Well the Gunners came through Euro 2012 relatively unscathed and, I hope, the Olympics could actually prove to be beneficial.
Now that Jack Wilshere has been ruled out of joining Team GB’s Olympic team, it looks like Arsenal will have five current Gunners going to play at the Olympics in August.