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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.

Arsenal get Green Light to sign Khedira! Will it happen?

If, and this is still a big IF, Gooners, Arsene Wenger is really keen on signing the Germany international Sami Khedira to add some strength, steel and serious class to the centre of the Arsenal midfield, then we should soon know about it.

The 27-year old has been linked with a transfer to the Gunners, as well as other clubs like Chelsea and Bayern Munich, ever since the summer transfer window opened before the World Cup finals in Brazil. But up until now, his current club Real Madrid seemed to be playing hardball over the deal, apparently demanding well over £20 million even though Khedira will be available for free next summer.

His agent and other rumours point to Khedira’s Arsenal transfer!!

There are more Arsenal transfer rumours in the media today, suggesting that the deal to bring Sami Khedira to Arsenal from Real Madrid this summer, might actually still happen.

Just a day or so ago we were told that the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich had entered the race to sign the central midfielder, and that they were strong favourites to beat the Gunners to the punch. However, that now appears to be somewhat wide of the mark, with the players own agent denying any links with Bayern.

Khedira to get same Arsenal wages as Ozil and Sanchez?

We have all heard plenty about the Arsenal wage structure and it has sometimes been a real bone of contention for the fans who just want to see the best players come to play for us. But even now that Wenger has a lot more money to spend, he is not going to start paying the sort of money that Rooney gets at Man United or Toure at Man City.

Arsenal are still the fourth biggest spender on wages in the Premier League, though, even though we are way down the list on transfer fees, and that is also to with the structure. There are bands at Arsenal, with the likes of Ramsey, Wilshere and Cazorla on a similar amount near the top of the scale.

Arsenal transfer news – Khedira off, Schneiderlin talks ON!

Arsenal may have more money to spend this summer than ever before, with the debt incurred by building the Emirates stadium no longer requiring Arsene Wenger to scour the French second division and other corners of the football globe looking to unearth a hidden gem in the transfer market.

But the Frenchman is still not the kind of manager, like many others I could mention, that does not care about the club’s money. The Prof always wants to get value for money, which is why he has apparently refused to meet the £80,000 a week salary demands of Loic Remy. And the same financial acumen seems to have put paid to the possible transfer of Sami Khedira from Real Madrid.

Will Khedira really snub Chelsea and become Arsenal’s top earner?

It looks like Arsenal could soon have five World Cup winning players in the squad, when previously it was only our Spanish midfield maestro Santi Cazorla with one of FIFA’s top medals to his name.

After Germany beat Argentina in extra time on Sunday night, three more Gunners joined Cazorla, and according to a Daily Star report, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker could soon be joined at the Emirates by their international team mate Sami Khedira.

Has Wenger convinced Casillas to sign for Arsenal?

The captain and keeper of the Spain national team, IKer Casillas, could be ready to make a shock summer transfer to Arsenal and the Premier League, bringing down the curtain on a 23-year career with his boyhood club Real Madrid.

The 33-year old had looked a certain bet to go on and register the record number of appearances for his La Liga club, a record currently held by the striker Raul Gonzalez with 741. Casillas is currently on 678, but hardly added to that last season as Diego Lopez was the first team keeper, in the league games anyway. Casillas did play the cup games and so came away with another Champions League winners medal and one from the Copa Del Rey.

Is Schneiderlin or Khedira the answer for Arsenal?

It looks like Arsenal are closing in on some of their transfer targets. Hopefully the launch of the new PUMA kit next week will allow Arsenal fans to finally get excited about some completed transfers, instead of the thin gruel of Arsenal transfer rumours that we have had so far this summer.

The media seem to think that the Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez is likely to be one of the new Gunners, while our young Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell is heading for the Emirates for pre-season and Theo Walcott is well on his way to recovery. This all points to the Gunners having plenty of attacking options next season and our midfield is full of creativity, but is going the other way that Arsenal might have problems.

Will Kroos transfer and £24m bid see Arsenal land Khedira?

Things could finally be starting to happen for Arsenal fans in the summer transfer window, as the papers are reporting that the Gunners could soon have too shiny new players among their ranks. As well as Arsenal looking favourites to snap up Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and under the noses of Liverpool, we could be on the verge of getting another star from La Liga.

Arsenal target Di Maria’s price tag leaves PSG in driving seat

There is little doubt that signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid would be a great transfer move by Arsenal, and it seems that the Argentina international would be keen on a move to the Premier League as well. But just because the Gunners smashed the club transfer record last summer to bring Di Mari’s former Real Madrid team mate Mesut Ozil to London, it does not mean that Arsene Wenger has lost his reluctance to spend wildly.

Arsenal confirmed as possible destination for Alvaro Morata

The rumours linking Arsenal with the young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata seemed to have cooled since it was revealed that Madrid were demanding 30 million euros for the 21 year-old around a month ago. The Italian giants Juventus were reported as offering 18 million for him, and the Bundesliga club Wolfsburg have also proclaimed there interest recently.

When the Wolfsburg chief Klaus Allofs was asked to comment on how their negotiations we going for the promising striker, he clearly indicated that Arsenal were also in the hunt.