Every Arsenal fan and their dogs expected Arsene Wenger to buy a new striker last summer to complement (if not replace) Olivier Giroud, and that seemed to be confirmed by the Gunners interest in Luis Suarez, but nothing came of it and we got Mesut Ozil instead to calm the fans frustration.
Arsene Wenger always plays his cards close to his chest, but he has revealed that he expects to be involved in a lot of transfer activity once the window opens on New Years day. Arsenal fans are expecting some quality additions as well as the departure of some unwanted or unused players such as Santos, Djourou, Arshavin and Chamakh, and it will be interesting just how much the Arsenal board have really allotted Le Prof to give the team a boost in this crucial season.
Reports last week that Arsene Wenger was ready to smash the Arsenal transfer record to bring the Uruguayan super striker from Napoli to the Emirates may have been true, but even if they were, it looks like Wenger will have to find somebody else to splurge his money on.
If you believe what the papers say then Arsenal are going to hand Arsene Wenger anything from £35 million up to over £50 million to spend on players in the January transfer window. Latest reports suggest that Le Prof is carefully considering whether to spend it or not.
Arsenal Linked With Kenyan Defensive Midfielder
Victor Wanyama, a 21 year old defensive midfielder who currently plays for Celtic in Scotland has been rumoured to be looking for a move to the EPL because he is unhappy with Celtics use of his abilities. The teams that are rumoured to be in contact with him are Arsenal and Man Utd.
M’Vila might not come to Arsenal after all – Or will he? by KJ
So the big news today (well aside from the amazing signing of Olivier Giroud) is that Wenger has gone cold on M’Vila. This was reported by the ever reliable Matt Spiro and I’ll quote the tweet for anyone who doesn’t follow him or doesn’t use Twitter:
Arsenal Transfer Target Analysis: Stephane Sessegnon by SV
Today, I thought I’d analyse a surprising target, which Arsenal are reported to be weighing up: Stéphane Sessegnon. Now, the natural reaction which most fans will, no doubt have is ‘he’s not good enough to play for Arsenal. He’s 27 and plays for Sunderland; if he were any good, he would be playing for a better team by now’. And, I admit, that was my initial gut reaction, but then I looked deeper into his statistics and reviews of his performances…
It is being reported today that Arsenal are set to smash their transfer record with a £25million bid to bring in Dortmund’s Mario Gotze this summer, and he will follow Lukas Podolski to the Emirates.