This should be music to the ears of Arsenal fans everywhere, because ever since the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich started pumping money into Chelsea, the Blues have regularly been able to beat the Gunners to any transfer targets that both clubs want, as well as being able to poach the likes of Ashley Cole with the offer of a massive hike in salary.
It seems to me that every year there are hundreds of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with just about every goalkeeper in the world, whether they are available or not! This year seems to be no exception, despite both Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski having quite good runs between the sticks.
Promoting Gnabry by KJ
The Walcott contract situation is dragging on now and even though I remain optimistic, we need to prepare ourselves for the worst. Walcott could potentially be sold in the January window, forcing Wenger to promote German wunderkind, Serge Gnabry.
Arsenal have been linked with lots of players at the World Cup, but today they are being reported as favourites to sign a Germany squad player that hasn’t even figured in the first team yet!
So how many Arsenal fans can remember how good the Gunners were with Alexsandr Hleb and Matthew Flamini were in the team. Flamini couldn’t be persuaded to sign a new contract as he had been ignored for the previous three years, and Hleb went off in a sulk because the ‘weather wasn’t good enough in London’!
The ex-Arsenal midfielder Aleksandr Hleb, who famously forced Arsene Wenger to sell him to Barcelona, is advising Cesc Fabregas (and Gael Clichy) not to make the same mistake that he made.
There seems to be an air of desperation in the Sundays papers today when it comes to any Arsenal transfer news, especially after Arsene Wenger’s outburst the other evening when he was quizzed by journalists about his transfer plans.
He said: “We are at the moment not on the transfer market,”.
I have absolutely no idea where this Arsenal rumour came from. Well I mean of course I know that it was first reported in the Daily Mail, but they don’t give any sources for it at all.