Just about every Arsenal fan in the world was becoming frustrated by the lack of transfer activity at the club, despite the Gunners being linked with a vast array of quality players. I must admit that I was even becoming worried that Yaya Sanogo was going to be our only signing of the summer, but now at last Arsene Wenger has set my mind at ease.
Arsenal made an official bid for Clement Grenier, the 22 year-old French international midfielder, but despite the Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas being confident of keeping the talented midfielder, the first round of talks between the club and player have not yet arrived at a mutual decision about his future.
Arsene Wenger as contract rebel would be really great By AondoaverK
Another one bites the dust! by AH
Arsenal have already released a confirmed list on the players that are set to leave this summer as their contracts will expire on the 30th June. This list includes first team squad players Arshavin, Denilson and Squillaci, whilst many other youth team players that were arguably unlikely to make it were also listed as the other players departing the club.
An unfortunate Goodbye for Djourou by AH
The usual round of negotiations between Arsenal players and the Board every year is beginning as the club as they try to persuade the existing squad members to extend their contracts at the Emirates, and it seems that the talks with Bacary Sagna have already stalled.
Walcott’s Contract Talks Continue by AH
Theo Walcott’s current contract runs out at the end of the season, which would allow him to leave on a Bosman transfer. Both the club and Walcott himself are keen on reaching an agreement as quickly as possible, so he can continue to concentrate on his football, and know where his future lies.
Wenger and van Persie will talk this week by BA
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has broken the club’s silence on the storm of speculation surrounding the super striker Robin van Persie. He has denied reports of a bid from Juventus and given Arsenal fans the indication that the 28-year old Dutchman will not be leaving the Emirates stadium this summer.