A lot of us thought it was a done deal earlier in the summer, and that Arsenal would be announcing the Toulouse player Serge Aurier as the replacement for our departing defender Bacary Sagna once the Ivory Coast international had finished his duties at the World Cup finals in Brazil.
The fact that the 21-year old had seemed to let slip his imminent arrival at Arsenal to a Gunners fan at a friendly game, made it all the more strange when we were then linked with the Newcastle and France right back Mathieu Debuchy. But Aurier, who has now agreed a one year loan deal to the French champions PSG, has revealed in a report by the Daily Star, that the Arsenal transfer rumours were true. .......Read the full article here
Since the Premier League season finished and the Gunners went on to lift the FA cup trophy after that dramatic comeback against Hull City at Wembley, the papers have been filled with Arsenal transfer rumours. Even more than usual, in fact, because of the number of positions that need strengthening in Arsene Wenger’s squad.
One of those is obviously at right back, after Bacary Sagna decided to call time on his Arsenal career and join Nasri and Clichy at our rivals Man City. Both Serge Aurier of Toulouse and Juan Cuadrado of Fiorentina have been linked with the job, to some extent, but it seemed like the former was winning the race and we had not heard much about the Colombian recently. .......Read the full article here
There was a very loud buzz on the Arsenal transfer rumour mill a few weeks back, when one lucky Arsenal fan seemed to have got the exclusive about the transfer of Serge Aurier to the Gunners. It was straight from the horse’s mouth, when the fan met Aurier at an Ivory Coast international friendly, but then it all went quiet.
I wonder if Arsene Wenger then kept Aurier waiting a while, because we know he does not like to have his transfer dealings revealed before time. Or maybe Arsenal, Toulouse and Aurier were just tying up the loose ends of the transfer, or simply waiting for the World Cup to start and the transfer window to open. .......Read the full article here
Serge Aurier himself seems convinced that he will be leaving Toulouse for Arsenal this summer, and if he is using the World Cup as a final audition for the job then he has passed the first test with flying colours by setting up both goals in the Ivory Coast´s 2-1 win over Japan.
Aurier seemed a little taken aback by his own performance and said after the game: “I can’t believe it,”
WOW, Gooners, this could be a world exclusive for Just Arsenal, or it could be a wind-up that leaves us with egg all over our stupid faces. Well here goes anyway, it is certainly a good story. If it is true, we can all stop wondering who is going to take over from Bacary Sagna, because Serge Aurier has spilled the beans to an Arsenal fan that is is going to be him. .......Read the full article here
It is never nice to see one of your better and well loved players joining a direct rival, and Arsenal fans have had to cope with it on a much too regular basis in recent years. So the news that our French international defender Bacary Sagna was moving to Premier League champions Man City was not good news for Gooners. .......Read the full article here
The Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier has been the subject of many Arsenal rumours in the last few weeks, and he is hotly tipped to be the replacement for the contract-rebel Bacary Sagna. Although Carl Jenkinson is expected to be the natural successor to Sagna, Aurier could easily compete for the starting spot after being named in the Ligue 1 Team-of-the-Year.
Although Wenger recently stated that he is still hoping that Sagna will change his mind and Sign Dat Ting, no-one really believes he will be at the Emirates next season, and Aurier has made it clear that he wants to be the one to replace him. .......Read the full article here
There is still a chance that Arsenal will still have Bacary Sagna playing at right back when next season kicks off in August, but it is unlikely. An FA cup trophy and all the celebrations that come with it might help, and the French international may not get the bumper offer he was hoping for, especially if Man City have to pull in their belt to avoid further FFP sanctions. .......Read the full article here
Arsene Wenger did not waste much time after hearing that the Arsenal centre back Laurent Koscielny was being targeted by some big hitters around Europe, according to reports from France. The Prof has moved quickly to instigate a new deal for his star defender, and may have just done a bit more business at the same time.
A Talksport report reveals that the same man, Stephane Courbis, acts as the football agent for both the current Arsenal man Koscielny and a player we have been heavily linked with, Serge Aurier. The report goes on to state that news from France is that Wenger has held a meeting with Courbis in London this week, so there might be good news on the way from two fronts. .......Read the full article here
We do not know if Arsenal tried to sign Etienne Capoue from Toulouse in January, but he could have been the player Arsene Wenger was referring to when he said that a club had rejected a late transfer window offer for one of the Arsenal targets. Toulouse had sold Sissoko to Newcastle, and would have been left very light in midfield if they had also sold Capoue. .......Read the full article here
With the amount of players that Arsene Wenger has brought to Arsenal over the last two summers (not to mention the talented youngsters he has coming through) it appears that he doesn’t think that he needs many more additions to his extensive squad.
Today the respected UK Broadsheet the Telegraph is claiming that Wenger is only looking to buy the Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue to be the main holding midfielder next season, with just a possibility of bringing in another young striker if any of the current ones fail to make the grade. .......Read the full article here
There were a lot of names being linked with a transfer to Arsenal last month, too many to list here, and quite a high proportion of them were defensive midfielders. The Spanish international left back Nacho Monreal was the only new addition for the Gunners, though, which surprised many people who thought that a strong midfield warrior was top of the list for Arsene Wenger.
Right up until the transfer window closed on Thursday night, there were rumours that Mohamed Diame would be a last minute transfer from West Ham to Arsenal, but Wenger must have decided he was not the right player. The boss did not want to bring anyone in, and it seems now that he had his eyes on someone else, the France and Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue. .......Read the full article here