If you go on the premise that there is no smoke without fire then it would seem that Arsenal are on the verge of signing the young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, as there is an avalanche of stories regarding the deal this morning.
First of all the Telegraph this morning says that Arsenal are currently in Spain extending the talks with the Los Blancos management that began in January. Arsene Wenger originally wanted a loan for the top Spanish youngster, but now they are trying to broker a more permanent solution. .......Read the full article here
Definitely the best Arsenal rumour around this morning is the report from the Mirror which claims that Arsene Wenger is looking at the possibility of buying the Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, who linked up so successfully with Mesut Ozil before the German moved to Arsenal. They say that Wenger approached Madrid in January over a possible move but no deal could be brokered while he was recovering from his cruciate ligament injury.
Khedira is also an international team-mate of Ozil and is going to the World Cup in Brazil despite being unavailable for most of this current season. The 27 year-old is entering the last year of his contract at the Bernabeau, which is apparently the reason why Arsenal could get him so cheaply. .......Read the full article here
I know that Arsenal have worked hard to get themselves in a great financial position, after Arsene Wenger kept the club in the Champions League while the debt for building the Emirates Stadium was paid off. So now the Frenchman is going to be rewarded with a big fat transfer war chest to ensure that the FA cup trophy was not a flash in a pan.
This means that Wenger will have the spending power to spend £40 million on a striker this summer, which is apparently what Real Madrid want for Karim Benzema. But I don’t think the France international will be playing for Arsenal next season. .......Read the full article here
You didn’t think it would be easy did you Arsenal fans? If the stories in the media are true and Arsenal have got Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema on their transfer wish list for this summer, it is going to be another long drawn out saga and there are some serious obstacles in our way.
First of all, the premise of the story starts with the French international’s La Liga club agreeing to sell him because they sign someone to take his place. The player that most people expect this to be is Luis Suarez, especially as he was thought to have a specific clause inserted into his new contract which would force Liverpool to sell to Madrid or Barcelona. But, as Metro, the Uruguay international has flatly denied this and suggested that he is happy to stay at Anfield. .......Read the full article here
It was widely reported that Arsenal were close to the transfer of the pacy Argentina international Angel Di Maria last summer. But as we all know, it did not happen, although Arsene Wenger did manager to sign his Real Madrid team mate Mesut Ozil, smashing the club’s previously piddling transfer record in the process.
So I’m sure that there are plenty of Arsenal fans out there getting excited about the various reports in the media, including a report in The Mirror, which suggest that the Gunners are set to go for the talented winger again in this transfer window. Well sorry Gooners, but it is not going to happen. .......Read the full article here
Some Arsenal fans think that, if Arsene Wenger and the club had been a bit more determined and offered Liverpool more money last summer, then Luis Suarez could have been playing his home games at the Emirates this season. And the way he has been playing, with 31 goals from just 32 Premier League games, his tears may have been tears of joy as Arsenal claimed the title. .......Read the full article here
When the news broke that Karim Benzema might be available for a transfer this summer, I wondered why? Why would Real Madrid let him go? After a while, I realized that it was the Ozil scenario playing itself out again. Ozil was shipped out by Madrid last summer not because he wasn’t good enough, but rather, it was because they wanted a new toy. Real Madrid acquire superstars like a rich playboy acquires sport cars. They buy the latest in-form player and after a few seasons, they’re tired of him and go after another. Last season, it was Gareth Bale and Ozil had to make way for the Welshman. This season, it is Luis Suarez. .......Read the full article here
If things keep going the way they are, Arsenal fans will start to call Real Madrid our feeder club. It seems that almost every other player that the Gunners are linked with is currently playing at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Spain.
Having failed, for whatever reason, to land Gonzalo Higuain as well as Mesut Ozil last summer, media reports are suggesting that Karim Benzema, the French international that was preferred to Higuain, could be for sale at the end of the season. The Mirror is reporting that the giants of La Liga are planning to offload Benzema to make way for Sergio Aguero from Man City. Other reports suggest that it is Liverpool’s Luis Suarez that they are after. .......Read the full article here
Alvaro Morata was one of the many strikers linked with Arsenal in the January transfer window. It looked for a while as if the talented young Spanish striker was going to come on loan to the Gunners from Real Madrid, but it seems he decided to stay and fight for his place in the Madrid team.
A recent injury to Jese has given him a chance to do that and he is starting to show once again what he can do. His confidence is returning and he has scored a few great goals recently, so the news, reported by The Mirror, that Arsenal will be able to sign the 21-year old on a permanent deal this summer for a bargain price of £8 million, is fantastic. Or is it? .......Read the full article here
The speculation about Alvaro Morata coming to join Arsenal has not gone away, even though the proposed loan move in January didn’t come off. The young Spanish striker has apparently accepted that he needs to move away from his boyhood club Real Madrid in order to play regularly and further his career, something he really should have known a month ago, but the £25 million price tag that his La Liga club have slapped on him means his destination probably won’t be the Emirates. .......Read the full article here
Many football writers are suggesting that the Arsenal manager has realised all of a sudden that he could do with making a signing or two during the January transfer window, which now has less than 48 hours to run. I don’t buy this personally and think that Arsene Wenger and his scouting network have been checking potential signings and getting ready for the crucial last few days.
Maybe the injury recurrence to Aaron Ramsey and the poor performance of Nicklas Bendtner against Coventry has given the Frenchman extra incentive or maybe he has been waiting to see if any new possibilities came up or we suffered a late injury crisis like with Kieran Gibbs last season. .......Read the full article here
The saga involving Arsenal, Real Madrid and their young out-of-favour striker Alvaro Morata has taken another twist today. Reports from Spain have apparently made it much more likely that the Spanish giants will let the youngster leave this January, but now the deal may be a permanent one rather than the loan deal that was previously on the cards.
This change of heart from Carlo Ancelotti and Madrid, reported by Metro, may have come after Morata’s chance to impress this week was cruelly cut short by a head injury that left him dazed, confused, throwing up and looking like a boxer. That may have been his last chance to show his worth to Ancelotti before the transfer window closes. .......Read the full article here