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Whoa Arsenal – Benzema transfer still on after Suarez and Falcao rumours

A lot of Arsenal fans have already started grumbling about the transfer window. In fact, many of us have been worried ever since Arsene Wenger talked about there being no action in the market until after the World Cup finals in Brazil were over.

Hey, we are Arsenal fans and recent years have given us good reason for concern. But maybe the Frenchman was right all along, because if the Gunners had rushed into signing their players, we may have ended up kicking ourselves when someone better became available.

WOW – Arsenal targets Vidal and Khedira BOTH available!!

One of the main subjects of Arsenal transfer news this summer has involved the Gunners’ search for the right player to fill that defensive midfield role. Assuming, of course, that Arsene Wenger has realised that Arsenal cannot carry on with just Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini next season, not if we want to win the Premier League title anyway.

Surely those painful heavy defeats against our big rivals will have left the boss in no doubt, although I still think he will go for a player with technical ability rather than just a beast who will break up play. The two players who I think would provide this all-round game best, apart from Paul Pogba who I think is out of our league, are Sami Khedira and Arturo Vidal.

Wow! Arsenal could soon snap up Ozil’s pal Khedira for just £16m!!

Unlike the Arsenal and England star Theo Walcott, Sami Khedira has recovered from an anterior cruciate ligament injury in time to make the Germany World Cup squad. The defensive midfielder should be a key part of Joachim Low’s plans, as long as he is fit enough, and they are among the favourites to actually lift the trophy in just over a month.

So Arsenal could soon have four World Cup champions in the dressing room, because all of a sudden it seems that Real Madrid are ready to offload Khedira and, according to The Express, Arsenal are ready to snap him up. This would be a fantastic signing for the Gunners, especially at the reported price of £16 million, but why would Madrid sell such a quality player?

Di Maria to Arsenal transfer off? Don’t be so sure!

There are lost of reports in the English and Spanish papers that are reporting that Arsenal can pretty much abandon all hope of signing Angel Di Maria. This is because of a statement made by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, following on from the player’s own words last week.

But do not give up hope yet Arsenal fans. There were very similar sorts of things said last summer about Mesut Ozil, and we know what happened there. And this sort of thing is just about the norm for transfer dealings, where U-turns can be made faster than in Grand Theft Auto. Also, if you look at what was actually said, in a Talksport report, Ancelotti does not actually say that the Argentina international will be staying at the Bernabeu for next season.

Arsenal sign Alvaro Morata for 10m euros – says Spanish Press

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.

Arsenal to buy Sami Khedira for just £15m!

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.

Madrid WILL sell Benzema to Arsenal but will Wenger pay £40m?

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.

Benzema to Arsenal at risk from Suarez and BPL rivals

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.

Why are Arsenal wasting time with Di Maria transfer?

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.

Why Arsenal could be going back for Suarez transfer…

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.

Why Arsenal should break the bank for Benzema this summer

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.

Is £35m Benzema now the main Arsenal transfer target?

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.