The Arsenal rumours so far.…. by SB
This transfer market is moving exactly the same way every transfer window goes for Arsenal – slow and painful links to players and nothing more. But what’s comforting is the fact that nothing else is moving in the transfer market. So, let us look at who’s been linked with the club – both inwards and outwards.
Let’s talk about the incomings now. Petr Cech is the one name that is linked with the club ever since the last season ended. Some reports even put him as already having signed up for the Gunners. The reports have since been rubbished by Cech but it doesn’t take anything away from all this. Cech will join the club and it is just a question of when and not if.
Moving to other targets, there is the ever continuous link up with a defensive midfielder. A DM is something which will always be on top of wish list every transfer window; not least this one. Morgan Schneiderlin is very well capable of making the holding midfielder position his own. He is looking for a bigger platform and Arsenal will be his best bet. He already proved himself in the Premier League and would be a great addition. Will he join the Gunners? Possible!
Reports from Germany talk about an Arsenal bid for Borussia Dortmund star player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Ever since Jurgen Klopp left the club, there are reports that the Gabon international is looking for a way out. Aubameyang is one of the fastest forwards and if he signs up for Arsenal, it would be one of the fastest front lines in the Premier League. Just imagine having Walcott, Welbeck, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aubameyang in the same team.
Now one for the future; Wenger always plans for the future with a clever pick of a kid. Reports talk about his interest in Chelsea teenager Charly Musonda. The teenager is already likened to Eden Hazard and is linked up with PSV, Monaco and Marseille too. Arsenal is ready to offer a permanent contract for the player.
Now, let’s look at players moving out of the club. The impending arrival of Cech could mean end of game time for David Ospina. Reports indicate that he is in talks with Fenerbahce. It is almost guaranteed that he will not be a Gunner in the new season.
And of course the rumours will not cease about Jack Wilshere and Oxlade Chamberlain or even Theo Walcott. Manchester City is trying hard to sign homegrown players to boost their own quota. Signing Wilshere could be their answer but it is highly unlikely that Wilshere or Arsenal will agree to that.
So, who’s your pick of all these to materialize? Cech, Ospina, Aubameyang, Schneiderlin or Wilshere?