It is a well-known fact that Arsenal are no longer a selling club and will only sell if we can get a better replacement to come in, but that doesn’t stop the media talking about our players being tagets for other clubs, especially as the Interlull has given them little else to talk about.
The first one is our very own little Spaniard Santiago Cazorla, who is apparently being eyed by Barcelona as a possible replacement for Xavi, who is leaving the Nou Camp this summer. Cazorla may be 30, but he is five years younger than Xavi and is certainly able to fit into the Barcelona style of play, but as the Catalans have a transfer embargo until January I can see little truth in this rumour….
The second exit rumour is even more unbelievable, as the Star reports that Barcelona again are keen on taking Hector Bellerin back to Spain (a la Fabregas) as an urgent replacement for Dani Alves, who is out of contract in June. The 20 year-old right-back has only just signed a new long-term Arsenal deal but is still likely to spend most of his time on the bench when Mathieu Debuchy returns from injury. He is definitely a future Arsenal star and Wenger definitely won’t entertain any offers for Hector….
The last one is much more likely to happen, as Carl Jenkinson has been playing well at right-back while on loan at West Ham. Many stories have appeared saying that the lifelong Arsenal fan has been given permission to talk to the Hammers about a move across London, but the West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has admitted that they are unlikely to know more until the end of the season. He was quoted as saying: “I think we need goalscorers, a right back and maybe a central defender. The situation with Carl Jenkinson won’t be clear until the end of the season but we will have to sign a right back one way or another.”
So it seems obvious that they want Jenkinson, and with Bellerin and Debuchy ahead of him in the pecking order I can see Wenger cashing in to help fund other arrivals…..
No point selling Jenks, De Buchy will be 31 and then we gonna need to buy another RB.
Don’t think Wenger is that stupid, despite what papers try make you believe.
problem is though, Jenkinson would come back and be behind both Debuchy & Bellerin. He wants to play and progress his career. Having 3 good RB’s is the problem. If Jenko does go we should get a buy–back clause or first refusal so he can just come back when Debuchy starts slowing down.
What a stupid post, all said just to make a read a stupid read at that.Amazes me why you bother. CB
Dont sell any of them, jenko will come good, try chambers in the cdm role n see how good he is,
Bellerin is also 2 footed and can play LB as well…
Thats all it is rumours! At least for now, so lets wait and see! hate these rumours!
None of the above players should be sold! They should remain in our plans! Coyg!
None should be sold, we need to keep them all together as they are beginning to understand each other COYG.
Forget all the rumours…. Long way to go,
Giorgio Chiellini picks out ‘terrifying’ Theo Walcott as English Player he fears!!
EVERY DEFENDER is scared of Walcott…
People on this site have no idea how great of player he is…He may not defend as much as ox, but he’s always a threat..
Xavi put him on his team with greatest player I ever played against, and said that barca did not have a answer for his speed
Barcelona just bought a young RB in the summer. Doubt they will go for another, even if Bellerin is Catalan. Maybe in the future they will inevitably come sniffing but its too early.
Don’t be surprised if we sell cazorla this summer…
Its like when Deco was at barca, they had to sell him, so iniesta and xaxi could continue to improve( we are in the situation with him and the english players ram, wilshere ox and ozil).
Bellerin is younger and better than Jenks, Debuchy has another 3/4 years at the top by which time Bellerin will be completely established and we’ll no doubt have another talented youngster coming through. Circle of life in the football world. Jenks out for 8mil, good business for Arsenal.