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Arsenal set for another raid on Barcelona?

Arsenal Linked with January Swoop of Yet Another Barcelona Forward! by AT

While Arsene Wenger’s first call of action in January will be to strengthen Arsenal’s defence, recent media reports are suggesting that the Frenchman is also planning to comprehensively strengthen the attack as well. According to reports from The Express, the Gunners’ boss is all set to make a surprise bid for the Barcelona forward, Pedro Rodriguez.

Arsenal to sign another Barca striker in January?

For three seasons between the summer of 2011 and the summer of this year, the current Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez was playing alongside and competing with the Spain international Pedro Rodriguez at La Liga club Barcelona. And according to one of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, the same could soon be happening in north London.

Because according to a Metro report, the 27-year old Barca star has had enough and is ready to rejoin his former colleauge in the English Premier League with the Gunners. Maybe he has been encouraged to see just how well Alexis has settled into life at Arsenal and started to take the EPL by storm.

Forget it! Arsenal told Barcelona will NOT sell transfer target

Oh well, at least that is one less player for Arsene Wenger to worry about, as he sets out to provide Arsenal with the players that will push the club on from last season’s promising campaign. It is not as if the Gunners are running out of transfer targets anyway, with the papers linking us with every man and his dog in recent weeks.

I was quite keen on the Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, though, and it was being heavily reported that he was one of the players that Barcelona would be letting go. The Catalan giants are in for a big summer in the transfer market, apparently, with players in and out after they lost their gloss in the last few years.

Can Arsenal benefit from lifting of Barcelona ban with Fabregas AND Alexis?

There has not been too much love lost between Arsenal and Barcelona football clubs recently. This was not helped when Arsene Wenger backed the transfer sanction imposed on the Catalan club recently. The prof was then savaged by the Barca supporting papers, being likened to a cattle thief who has preyed on their famous La Masia academy.

But the Gunners should not let a bit of bad blood get in the way of business. And there looks like being a lot of transfer business going on at the Nou Camp this season. All the talk is of the current champions of La Liga coming to the end of an era and planning for a rebuilding project, probably starting with their manager Tata Martino.

The 3 players Arsenal MUST sign this summer!

What positions do we need to improve over the summer? by KJ

The defeat on Saturday has made me question the strength of the Arsenal team against those that are supposedly at a similar level to us. We have been thrashed three times away from home vs the best teams in the Premier league and it has all happened in the exact same way. I don’t think Wenger will change it tactically at all to deal with such teams. He’s always stuck by the philosophy of outplaying the opposition rather than tactically analysing them and searching for their weaknesses and strengths. This was fine during the earlier parts of Wenger’s era but now with a considerably weaker team, we need to improve the squad to cope with Wenger’s philosophy.

Should Arsenal be on alert for Pedro leaving Barcelona?

You won’t find too many Arsenal fans saying that they do not think Arsene Wenger should sign another striker in January. Some feel that Olivier Giroud is not quite of the quality needed for the Gunners to win titles and trophies, while even those who are big fans of the Frenchman feel the club needs more firepower.

So the news, as reported by various media outlets including Metro, that the Barcelona striker Pedro Rodriguez Ledesma is looking for a move away from the Nou Camp. Pedrito, Spanish for little Pedro, is a big favourite of the Barca fans and he has been with the La Liga champions for nearly 10 years, but at 26-years old he is concerned about his lack of game time and is thinking about his future and his international career with Spain.

Arsenal to battle Chelsea for West Brom striker in January?

It has been reported today that Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea will both move for the West Brom starlet Saido Berahino when the transfer window re-opens in January, with Ligue 1 money bags Monaco also keeping a close eye on the situation. The midfielder has reportedly stalled on contract talks at the Hawthorns and is understood to be waiting for offers from bigger clubs.

According to The Metro, the Burundian-born youngster only has 18 months left to run on his £850-per-week contract at West Brom and while the Baggies are desperate to convince him to commit to the club for the long term with a lucrative offer, it is said that the player will snub any new contract at the club in favour of a move to Arsenal or Chelsea.

Arsenal ready to rescue Pedro from Barcelona bench?

If reports from the Spanish media are to be believed, Arsenal are in ‘advanced talks’ with the representatives of Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez ahead of a potential move in January. The Spanish international is said to be unhappy over his limited opportunities at the Nou Camp and is understood to be willing to quit the club in order to secure first-team football.

Barcelona stars that could replace Gervinho at Arsenal

Arsenal to raid Barcelona? by Stefan

Two weeks ago Marseille declared interest in Arsenal “deadwood” winger Gervinho who has failed to win the love of Arsenal fans in his two year career at Arsenal. Most fans would happily see the back of him at this point and if they do I believe Arsenal can capitalize on a situation in Spain.

Every football fan in the world knows at this point that Brazilian ace Neymar has sealed a move to Barcelona and Barcelona’s wingers/forwards will be struggling for game time considering how many of them there are. That is why Arsenal should make a move for one of their wingers before anybody else swoops in and takes him. Here is a list of players that play in that position.

Should Arsenal try again for David Villa?

As two former Arsenal players sat on the bench and watched, Barcelona were torn to shreds by Bayern Munich last night. Despite struggling to create anything and Alexis Sanchez wasting the one good chance he had, David Villa also sat on the bench until there were less than 10 minutes to play. The Spanish international striker is surely sick of seeing Pedro and Alexis start in front of him and could be open to a transfer to Arsenal in the summer.

Barcelona will NOT block Arsenal transfer of Villa!

Arsene Wenger was frustrated in his attempts to persuade Barcelona to release the Spanish international striker David Villa in January. The 31-year old was seen as the ideal player to add some venom to the Arsenal attack, but the Spanish club refused to sanction the deal, despite the fact they were hardly playing him and that Villa had told them he wanted to go. The vice-president of Barca has now revealed that they will not block his transfer in the summer, so if Wenger still wants him then he could be a Gunner next season.

Arsenal will not go back for Villa this summer

Maybe Barcelona thought that Arsenal were just spinning them a line in order to get David Villa to transfer to the Emirates in January, but they will find that Arsene Wenger meant what he said when he told them it was a now or never deal. Even though the Spanish international wanted the move, Barca stubbornly refused to accept Arsenal’s bid, and they will not be getting another.