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Gustavo to be a Gunner as Madrid keep Khedira from Arsenal?

Assuming that Arsene Wenger was actually trying to make Sami Khedira an Arsenal player this summer, this weekend will not have been a good one for the Frenchman’s transfer plans. Real Madrid have dug their heels in and insisted that their German midfielder will not be going anywhere, leaving the Gunners in a bit of a pickle.

Wenger now has two options; do nothing and work with the squad he already has at Arsenal or get the scouting notebook out and make some phone calls this week. Let’s look at the two options, starting with the current players available to us.

Three POSITIVES from Arsenal’s draw at Everton

Arsenal: Three positives from the draw against Everton by SE

For a very brief period on Saturday, Arsenal were keeping their skeptics happy. But, when Kevin Friend blew his final whistle, Wenger’s men would have felt content and encouraged by the attitude they showed, to leave Goodison Park with a well-earned point. However, looking back on the game, what are the three positives that Arsenal can take from salvaging a draw against Everton?

Why Arsenal should NOT let Podolski go!

I have just been reading that the Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on the verge of leaving the club and going to play in Italy for the Serie A champions Juventus and I am not happy. With at least two years left on his contract, we are not under pressure to sell him and although Arsenal may have more striking options for this season, we are not exactly bursting at the seams.

The most bizarre thing about this Arsenal transfer news in Metro is that the idea, apparently, is for the Turin club to take him on loan to make sure he works out for them. Is it just me, or does this sound like it is all good for Juventus but not so great for us?

Chelsea NO threat but Arsenal NEED Besiktas win to sign Carvalho

With just over a week to go before the summer transfer window shuts and all the Premier League clubs are stuck with what they have until January, Arsenal fans are hoping for at least two more players to come to the Emirates before Monday night.

One of those should be a defensively minded central midfielder, with Sami Khedira and William Carvalho looking like the most likely players according to the Arsenal transfer rumours in the papers at least. And this article is going to deal with the young Portuguese international who is currently playing for Sporting Club de Portugal.

Is Welbeck an improvement on Podolski for Arsenal?

According to some recent Arsenal transfer rumours, the World Cup winning German forward Lukas Podolski is set to leave the club before the summer transfer window closes next Monday. Meanwhile other reports are linking the Gunners with a possible transfer swoop for the Manchester United and England international Danny Welbeck, who plays in that same left forward role as Podolski.

Assuming there is any truth to the Welbeck rumour, he would likely be a direct replacemnent for the departing German, but would he be an improvement for us?

Is Campbell or Reus behind Arsenal selling Podolski?

While most of the Arsenal fans are fairly happy with the business the signings made so far by Arsene Wenger in the summer transfer window, I still think that we are hoping for another couple of additions before the window closes in just over a week.

So I was a little surprised to see the Metro report claiming that the Italian champions Juventus had already opened talks with the Gunners forward Lukas Podolski and that it was very likely that the German World Cup winner would soon be packing his bags for Italy and Serie A.

Arsenal need to relax and play without fear against Everton

Winning or Losing against Everton won’t be the end of the world for Arsenal by SE

Arsenal are travelling to Goodison Park today, and without a shadow of a doubt it is one of the marquee clashes of the season. Arsenal would want to continue what has been a decent start to the season, and build momentum with each and every passing weekend. Their side looks well balanced – and the returning German trio of Mertesacker, Ozil and Podolski – will reinforce the Gunners that much more.

Will Cavani transfer complete the Arsenal title jigsaw?

According to some of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, Arsene Wenger is planning to make one more big splash in the summer transfer window, with a stunning swoop for the Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. And if the Prof can pull this one off, I reckon it could be the final piece in the puzzle for the Gunners to become champions of England again.

The Uruguay international star is apparently unsettled in France and is keen on a move to the Premier League, with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United all interested. But according to a report in the Daily Star, Wenger thinks he can win the race for Cavani by offering the French champions our current front man Olivier Giroud plus a hefty cash balance of around £30 million.

Is Arsenal boss right to put such stock in Everton game?

With a two week international break coming up at the start of September, Arsenal can expect to be much stronger after the next two Premier League games against Everton and Leicester City, which are both away from home. The Gunners will be fitter and will hopefully have a full squad to choose from when we face Man City on September 13th, but we still need to get something from the next two.

WOW! Arsenal could be set to sign Marco Reus!!

Arsenal are just one of a nymber of big clubs around Europe that have been linked with the Germany inbternational attacker, Marco Reus. It is no surprise really, because the 25-year old is seriously good, but due to the fact that his contract with current club Borussia Dortmund still has three years to run and the Bundesliga giants have repeatedly declared they would not sell, it looked like Arsenal would be just another disappointed club as well.

Arsenal told to pay £24m for transfer target! Should we pay?

There have been some Arsenal transfer rumours over the last few days that suggested that the deal to bring the young French midfielder Adrien Rabiot from PSG to Arsenal was all but done and dusted. However, it now seems that this is not quite the case, because his current club are demanding much more than Arsene Wenger wanted to pay for their talented player.

New Season, New Players – Same Old, Same Old Arsenal

NEW SEASON, NEW PLAYERS, SAME OLD PROBLEMS by Uche

It is a strange one, isn’t it? Arsenal has supposedly upgraded its squad through our new signings but you wouldn’t know it. First, we signed Shad Forsythe, a well-respected fitness guru that worked with the German national team and yet within a space of four days, we have already recorded three injuries to Kieran Gibbs, Yaya Sanogo and Mikel Arteta. Wow! It feels just like the old Arsenal. And then we signed Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers while welcoming back a much improved Joel Campbell from his three year loan. That makes it five new faces that have joined our squad and yet watching Arsenal labor through a cringe worthy draw against a very organized Besiktas side, you wouldn’t know our squad is five players richer than it was last season.