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Arsenal linked with Benzema AGAIN

It seems that there have been Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with Karim Benzema ever since he burst onto the scene ten years ago at Lyon, and it hasn’t changed now after he has been at Real Madrid for the last five years.

Many Arsenal fans have been clamouring for Arsene Wenger to buy a top class striker for the last few years and Benzema, who has averaged nearly a goal in every two games he has played at the Spanish giants since his arrival would seem to fit the bill. The problem is that at the Galacticos Benzema never seems to be first choice and now it is being reported in the Telegraph that the French international is being offered to Arsenal.

New Arsenal defender? I’d take Sergio Ramos!

There is no doubt that Arsenal are in desperate need of an experienced reliable centre-back (even Arsene Wenger has finally admitted it!) and you can’t get a more experienced one than the Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, who in his ten years at the club has made won every possible trophy including the World Cup.

There have been many rumours over the years that Ramos would be moving to the Premier League, but now the 28 year-old has given his best hint ever that he would be keen on finally moving away from La Liga.

If Ozil doesn’t want Arsenal let him GO!

I am not one of the Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil’s big critics and I do think that the 25-year old has done some good things and has generally improved the Gunners side since his deadline day transfer move from Real Madrid last summer.

But I would also have hoped for a bit more from the talented play maker, especially considering the massive £42.5 million fee we paid for him. However, as much as I expect Ozil to adapt and get better in the Premier League, I do not think Arsenal should worry too much if the Metro report about him not wanting to join Arsenal in the first place is true.

The man being lined up to replace Wenger at Arsenal?

Many Arsenal fans have been calling for years for the club to get rid of Arsene Wenger as the man in charge. And maybe if the Frenchman had failed to qualify for the Champions League one year or even if the players had not managed to overturn a 2-0 deficit to beat Hull City and win the FA cup in May, they might have got their wish.

Khedira transfer blow could be GOOD news for Arsenal

Arsenal were handed an unequivocal `forget it` by the Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti on our hopes of completing the transfer of the Germany international Sami Khedira in the January transfer window. It was thought that the powerful central midfielder was the top transfer of Arsene Wenger but according to a report in the Evening Standard the move is not going to happen.

Not in January anyway, after Ancelotti issued a statement yesterday declaring his intention to continue trying to persuade the 27-year old to renew his contract and stay in La Liga. And Ancelotti also stated that if Khedira did not agree to stay in Madrid, he would not be leaving before next summer.

Khedira to Arsenal transfer at risk from Chelsea AND Juventus

Can the world stop picking on Arsenal for a while. Not for long, I am not greedy, but it would be nice if we didn’t have to without almost a complete first team of players through injury for the rest of the season. And it would be nice if Arsene Wenger could complete his transfer business in January without some of the richest and most extravagant clubs in the world getting involved.

Why Arsenal will LOSE if Chelsea go for Khedira transfer!!

It was only a few weeks ago that Arsenal fans were hearing some good news on Sami Khedira in various Arsenal transfer rumours around the media. The gist of it was that the Gunners had agreed personal terms with the Germany international and just needed to wrap up the deal with his current club Real Madrid, who know that January is their last chance to get something before the midfielder leaves on a free transfer next summer. All good then.

Former Gunners says Khedira transfer means Arsenal STILL have title chance

The Arsenal transfer rumours about the Germany midfielder Sami Khedira did not stop when the summer transfer window closed. If anything, they have increased and plenty of media outlets, including the Daily Star, seem to think that Arsene Wenger will be going back in January to sign the 27-year old fr4om Real Madrid.

And this one transfer could be the difference between Arsenal falling short of our goals again and actually putting in a strong and realistic title challenge, according to the former Gunner and France international Robert Pires. He told the Daily Telegraph that Khedira is just the right player to complete the missing piece of the puzzle for Arsenal, as his strength, experience, ability and aggression in the centre of the pitch reminds Pires of a certain former team mate of his called Patrick Vieira.

DONE DEAL? Arsenal finally agree defensive midfielder transfer

It has been over nine years since Arsenal lost the services of one of the best midfielders the club has ever had in Patrick Vieira. And three years later we also said goodbye to the Brazilian international Gilberto Silva who had done a great job giving the Gunners some real steel in the middle of the park.

And now it appears that Arsene Wenger has finally joined the consensus of opinion that Arsenal need another player of that ilk if we are to turn our creative talent into a Premier League title and regular trophies. If you believe some of the many recent Arsenal transfer rumours, then Wenger may have been close to signing a powerful central midfielder during this summer transfer window.

Have Arsenal REALLY tied up Khedira for January transfer?

Unless he signs a new contract in the next eight months, Arsenal transfer target Sami Khedira will be able to walk away from his current club Real Madrid and the Spanish giants will not receive a single euro in compensation. Even with all their money, that is not a good situation and they do still have to comply with the FFP rules laid down by UEFA.

So maybe there is some truth in the rumour that the Gunners have agreed a transfer fee of around £11 million euros with Madrid to sign the Germany international in January. But don’t get too excited just yet Arsenal fans, because the report has come from Caughhtoffside.com and thy are not always the most reliable source of information.

Will Diarra shine in second spell at Arsenal?

The first time that Arsene Wenger signed Lass Diarra for Arsenal was on transfer deadline day back in August 2007, as Chelsea knew that he would be able to leave on a free transfer a few months later. This time, if the Arsenal transfer rumour in the Daily Express is correct, the Frenchman will sign the combative midfielder even later.

The 29-year old former Real Madrid star is not a free agent exactly, he is still under contract with Lokomotiv Moscow, but Arsenal can get around the transfer restrictions to sign him, apparently, as he has fallen out with the club’s management and so has not been registered with the Russian League.

Why Wenger is key for Ozil to shine at Arsenal

When Arsenal stunned the football fans and followers in England and around Europe last year, by smashing the club transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, the Germany internetional revealed that Arsene Wenger was a big reason for his decision to become a Gunner.

Not only did the Frenchman phone Ozil personally, using his brilliant language skills to persuade him in German, but the Prof’s reputation for looking after and improving the players under him was a factor as well. And Ozil has already benefited from that part of Wenger’s approach.