With all the speculation and media attention surrounding the goalkeeping situation at Arsenal, it is not really a surprise that the Gunners are linked with just about every keeper in Europe. With the names of Valdes, Reina, Begovic, Mignolet and more, we can now add the Portuguese international Rui Patricio.
The 25-year old, who plays for Sporting Club de Portugal, has overtaken Eduardo in the national team. He has spent his whole career at Sporting Club and they do not want to lose him now. According to the Daily Star, they recently rejected an offer over £8 million for Patricio from a representative of an English club, and Arsenal are the team most likely. Manchester United have also been linked, but our need seems greater. .......Read the full article here
So I’ve decided to do some player profiles over the next few days/weeks on players that would improve our team or with those that we are linked with. Today I’m going to be talking about Joao Moutinho because I’ve been very impressed with his form in the Euros this year.
Don’t get me wrong, this whole article isn’t founded on just some good form in the Euros. I was quite interested in Porto during the 2010/2011 season especially during their run in the Europa league. I avidly watched every game and was thoroughly impressed by their two star men – Falcao and not Hulk but Moutinho. .......Read the full article here
Benfica set to offer Arsenal reject a lifeline by BA
Euro 2012 has been good for Nicklas Bendtner, even though his Danish team were unluckily eliminated from the competition last night. His performances have sparked interest from a number of clubs, and hopefully he will soon be on his way out of the Emirates.
His double against Portugal was his sixth in just five games against the Portuguese. Maybe this is why Benfica are the side most likely to sign the striker. Talksport reports that Benfica have opened discussions with Arsenal, and are keen to secure Bendtner’s transfer quickly. .......Read the full article here
Real Madrid goal machine and contender for world player of the year, Christiano Ronaldo, was given a lesson in finishing today by none other than the Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner. I know this sounds ridiculous but it’s true.
Ronaldo has scored 60 goals this season in just 55 games for Real Madrid, while Bendtner has managed 66 in his whole club career of 234 matches.
Bendtner nearly got Denmark a draw against Portugal with two headed goals, the second one a peach, but substitute Silvestre Varela finally did what Ronaldo couldn’t and won the game for Portugal. .......Read the full article here