Whatever you think about Olivier Giroud, there is no doubt that the Frenchman is set to be the top scorer for Arsenal this season, with his headed goal against Newcastle last night taking him onto 21 for the season, 15 in the Premier League.
Even so, I am sure that almost all of the Arsenal fans would snap the hands off Diego Simeone if he was to offer the Gunners a swap deal with Diego Costa. That, unfortunately, is not on the table but, according to a Daily Mail report, the Atletico boss is considering a transfer bid for Giroud to replace his current striker, who looks set to be joining Chelsea this summer. .......Read the full article here
You cannot say that Arsenal fans are greedy, despite the fact that we are desperate for some success after nearly nine years without a trophy. And when it comes to the transfer market, the Gooners have been as starved as a fat bloke waiting for an operation.
So we have kind of got used to disappointment, hence the lack of much complaining when the news broke, a week or so ago, that moneybags Chelsea had wrapped up the transfer of one of the most sought after strikers in the world, and Arsenal target, Diego Costa. But wait! It seems as though Arsenal could still get the Atletico Madrid front man. .......Read the full article here
It appears that Arsene Wenger is looking to La Liga in Spain again for new additions to the Arsenal squad this summer. You can hardly blame him, because his two most recent signings, Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal, have both been from the Spanish league and they have both fitted in very well at the Emirates.
Arsenal were strongly linked with one front man from Atletico Madrid last summer and in January, but this time it is not Adrian Lopez who has been linked with the Gunners, or Radamel Falcao, but the player who has been challenging his place this season, Diego Costa. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal Debate: If Wenger goes, who do we bring in? by Spendah.
Some of you may notice me lingering around on this site. I post some comments every now and then but this is my first article so please don’t be too harsh. Many of you gooners have been calling for Wenger’s head (me included), but if he does leave, then who do we bring in? I’d reckon before the Villa game about 70% of us wanted Wenger out but now about 40-50% want Wenger out of the club. In this article, I’ll thoroughly assess our options for a replacement manager. .......Read the full article here
There were reports last week that an agreement had been reached between Arsenal and the Turkish international Arda Turan for his transfer to the Emirates from Athletico Madrid. The 25-year old left winger had said some things to the Turkish media that now seem to have been a bit premature.
Chelsea and Liverpool are also keen on Turan, so even if Athletico do agree to sell him, he will not necessarily be heading to North London as a Gunner. The reports that Chelsea had activated his release clause of around €24 million also seem to be wrong, because the manager of the Spanish club, Diego Simeone, has stated that he has heard nothing. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have made the first move towards bringing the Spanish forward Adrian Lopez Alvarez in to the Arsenal team. They have started the bidding with an offer to Athletico Madrid, believed to be around £10 million. Arsene Wenger must be confident that the Spanish club, who are second in the Primera Liga behind Barcelona, are willing to sell the 24-year old front man because the offer is about £5 million less than his release clause. .......Read the full article here