Mikel Arteta has just one year left of his current contract with Arsenal. I have seen some comments suggesting that it is time for the Spaniard to move on, while there have been reports of interest from Serie A club Fiorentina. Personally, I am hoping that Arsene Wenger, instead of selling him this year or letting his contract run out next summer, offers the Spaniard an extension, maybe another two years. Why?
In the last few weeks of the season when the transfer rumours start flying, all I have heard about Arsenal is sign this keeper, sign that keeper, Jovetic is close to agreeing a deal, Higuain is close to agreeing a deal, Yaya Sanogo has joined the club. All these different transfer stories that involve the club are leaving me very confused and no doubt the Arsenal squad will be too.
Analysing Arteta: Dissecting the Spanish maestro’s game. By Jules
Arsenal were thought to be on the verge of signing a big, strong, tough tackling defensive midfielder in the summer, with Yann M’Vila and Etienne Capoue two of the favourites. The window opened and closed and Arsenal, despite having money to spend did not sign an enforcer.
Arsenal have to cope without Wilshere by BA
You didn’t really think that it was going to be a blue sky summer for the Gunners did you? The announcement of the signing of Lukas Podolski before last season was over seemed like a dream. The recent acquisition of Arsene Wenger’s top transfer target, Olivier Giroud, had me thinking of silverware and glory. All we needed was a right back and a defensive midfielder and we were ready to take on the world.