They may sound like a strange comedy duo, but Juan Cuadrado and Zakaria Bakkali could soon be plying their trade on the Emirates pitch if the recent transfer rumours hold any water. And they would both bring pace and wing play to an Arsenal side that has really struggled for it since losing Theo Walcott to injury.
18-year old Bakkali is more of an out-and-out attacking player, usually on the wing but sometimes as a second striker for his current club PSV Eindhoven and various levels of the Belgium national team. According to Metro, PSV have comfirmed strong interest from Arsenal and are expecting a bid for their young star in the summer. The talented forward has scored three league goals this season, all in one game, which makes him the youngest player to get a hat-trick in the Dutch top division. .......Read the full article here
Most of the popular newspapers in The Netherlands today are reporting that Arsenal are targeting two of PSV Eindhoven’s best players as the club rushes to sign some new players before the start of the new Premier League season.
We as Arsenal fans have seen a surge in new targets in the last week or so. We began with targeting the likes of Luis Suarez and Luiz Gustavo and have moved on to players such as Edin Dzeko, Michu and now Goerginio Wijnaldum and Zakaria Bakkali of the Dutch giants. .......Read the full article here
I am getting worried about the Champions League play-offs as I usually do when it concerns Arsenal. We have to go through this process because we could only finish fourth in the league last season and we barely managed that. The team celebrated at the end of last season for qualifying, but we didn’t actually qualify there and then. It should be a simple task but when it comes to Arsenal lately, there is no such thing as a simple task. .......Read the full article here
By this time next week, Arsenal will know the name of the team that will try to stop Arsene Wenger and the Gunners continuing the remarkable run of seasons qualifying for and getting through the group stages of the Champions League. The draw takes place at 11 am English time next Friday and the two legs will then be played on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the Premier League kicks off and then the week after as well. .......Read the full article here
Who Could Arsenal Face in the Champions League Qualifiers? by FD
So Arsenal have once again seen off the Spuds and secured fourth place in the Premier League and confirmed our place in the Top Four for the 16th time in a row. Can you believe that the bookies are now offering the great price of 8/11 for the Gunners to do it again next season. That’s a great price but before betting you should check out the rankings of the best online gambling sites before parting with your money. .......Read the full article here
It has been revealed that the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has sent his chief scout Steve Rowley to Holland to watch the PSV midfielder Kevin Strootman in action in yesterday’s big game against Ajax. The £20m-rated Dutch international has been tracked by Manchester United for some time, but with Wenger desperate to improve his team in the centre of the park he is willing to break the club’s transfer record to bring in the 22 year-old. .......Read the full article here
New Dutch sensation Kevin Strootman is due to become the next big thing in Football, and according to today’s TalkSport, the 22-year-old midfielder has attracted the interest of the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
The PSV star has managed to make his breakthrough to the senior Netherlands national team last year causing City’s Nigel De Jong to become not much more than a benchwarmer, and he’s managed to gather 10 appearances for the Dutch squad already and also score his first goal. His debut for the national team coincided with his move from Utrecht to PSV, where he fast became one of the most important players. .......Read the full article here
The 24 year-old Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay has worked his contract with PSV Eindhoven to a T, and will become the hottest property on the market during the summer transfer window.
Like Joe Cole last summer, Afellay will be able to sell himself to the highest bidder, but it is being reported today that the talented midfielder has already made his mind up to join Arsenal after talking at length to Arsene Wenger last summer. .......Read the full article here
Now that Arsenal are halfway to earning another squillion pounds from being in the Champions League proper, i fully expect Arsene Wenger to buy at least one more player, but todays rumours are mostly about who will NOT be joing the Gunners.
The Fulham defender Brede Hangeland fully expects to remain at Craven Cottage next season, which is not surprising really as Roy Hodgson and Asene Wenger have already both said that there have been no discussons between them. He said: “I’m not going to sit here and lie – you do think about these things. I thought about it a lot when I was with the national team, when there was a lot of talk. .......Read the full article here
It was revealed a couple of hours ago that Arsenal were interested in the PSV winger, Balazs Dzsudzsak, but either the translation or the words of the agent were a bit vague, but now the player himself has revealed he has received a “formal offer” from the Gunners.
“I have just received the news that Arsenal has formally made an approach for me,” he told a Hungarian website. “Now, what can I make of this? Of course, I do not want to get ahead of myself.
Now that Arsenal are practically assured their share of the Champions League bonanza we can finally expect some action in the transfer market, and it looks like Wenger is seriously interested in a young Hungarian winger that is making a name for himself in the Dutch League.
Balázs Dzsudzsák is currently playing at PSV Eindhoven and he was the Man-of-the-Match in the 4-3 win over rivals Ajax last weekend. He also scored two of the goals. The 22 year-old is a Hungarian international and has made 19 appearances for his national side already. .......Read the full article here