Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Pato, Nolito, Rugani, Nwakali

As much as I am trying to ignore my wife’s talk about Christmas being on the horizon, that time of year is slowly creeping up on us, so I thought I’d bring a run-down of the speculation surrounding our beloved club.

Alexandre Pato was once highly rated on the continent, while impressing as a youngster with AC Milan, but suffered a series of injuries between 2011-13, and ended up returning to Brazil. The 26 year-old is now looking to return to Europe having returned to form over the past 18 months, and we are claimed to be ready to battle our rivals for his signature. I was a fan of his back in his Serie A days, but I’m struggling to find any substance in reports linking him with the Emirates.

Nolito has been linked with our club rather heavily over the past couple of months, having enjoyed a rich vein of form for Celta Vigo in La Liga. The former Barcelona B forward has stalled on talks over a new deal with his current club, and is available for €18 Million due to a clause in his current deal. The player has claimed no club’s have been in contact over a move just yet however, but we will wait and see how the situation unfolds.

17 year-old Kelechi Nwakali, who is wanted by Chelsea, has revealed he would love to play for Arsenal, because we play the best football.

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani is also claimed to favour a move to North-London, despite interest from Manchester United.

The two wonderkids could be great additions if we can complete their signatures in the coming window, with the latter having been called up to the senior Italy squad previously, and would likely fit straight into our first-team squad.


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  1. Arsenal have been quoted a £42 million fee if they want to acquire Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, according to SportBild.

    The striker has been in electric form for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season, scoring 19 goals in 16 games – a scoring rate that may well justify an outlay close to that spent on Mesut Ozil.

    The magazine also claims that Dortmund have no immediate plans to sell their star striker,
    but for a sum of €60m they could be tempted to let him go.

    That sounds as if Dortmund need the money,
    But They are just being a little bit Shy about it!
    I personally think that this striker is the best we could sign in the January transfer window,
    He is the closest to a Henry mark II, if I have ever seen one.
    and the other added bonus is, he won’t be cup tied from the champions league, That’s if we are still in it.

    1. I think it’s 22 goals in 20 games total, considering he has been scoring about one in two over the last number of years this could be a sign of him improving. If so I reckon it could be a gamble worth taking but if he begins scoring one in two more regularly well then I’d rather we gave it a miss because that would not be a significant mark up from what we have right now. Although another option to call upon or to breed some more competition could help us bad this league. Worth considering.

    2. Chelsea, Man-U, Madrid and PSG are also looking for strikers. They will out-bid us. And this translates that we have no chance thanks to our mean manager. I don’t think though strikers are a priority at Arsenal, Ozil can make even the foolish of all Zombies score. We are in good form but we need depth in at least 5 key areas including axing Ospina and bringing a better replacement. We also need like two physical defensive players and a promising young striker and another young Ozil or Carzola. And we will be champions for a very long time. COYG #AKBs

  2. Just tell Wenger to recall Jenkinson, sell Debuchy and(who?) then add some money on the sales to bring Aubameyang to add quality to striking force.

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