Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Rogic, Koulibaly, Morata, Holding, Bellerin exit?

Granit Xhaka has been confirmed as joining this week, but who could be next through the door?

Another midfielder could follow the Swiss midfielder to North-London, with Celtic’s Tom Rogic linked. The Australian international enjoyed somewhat of a breakthrough year with the Scottish champions, scoring 10 goals from midfield. We are supposedly ‘confident‘ in in his signature, which could boost our reputation in his home-country.

We are also strongly linked with another 23 year-old in Alvaro Morata. The striker is said to be set for talks with his former club, as they are supposed looking to trigger his buy-back clause, while another source claimed Real Madrid are looking to drag Manchester City or Chelsea into a bidding war with us, to boost his price-tag.

Another player who we are believed to be closing on is Bolton’s Player of the Year Rob Holding. The 20 year-old is supposedly keen on a switch to Arsenal, and we have already had a bid turned down for his signature. Apparently a much-improved bid has been made for his services, and a deal looks likely in the near-future.

This centre-back is more likely to have an influence on the starting XI however, with Kalidou Koulibaly currently playing a first-team role for Serie A giants Napoli. I have to remain sceptical of signing a defender from a team which is predominantly known for their attacking style of play, but he has helped his side to 12 clean sheets in his 33 Serie A outings this term.  That is more than I would have expected from the attacking side.

One story that is circulating today involves one Hector Bellerin. Dani Alves is claimed to be a target for Juventus this summer, and Barcelona are claimed to want our defensive star to replace him. HB has continually rubbished any claims of an exit, but could he be swayed by a potential first-team role in the city of his birth?

I’m praying the latter is rubbished in quick style, although reports that claim Hector is on only £10,000 per week is worrying! I’m struggling to find any news reports claiming any different however, and am hoping reports emerge about him signing a new long-term deal in the coming days. I would understand if he wanted more recognition when it comes to the Spanish national side, which highlights the need to tie him down to a new deal, and pay him a wage more deserved for his role in the side.

Pat J

Tags Arsenal Bellerin Celtic Holding Koulibaly Morata Rogic


  1. jumper says:

    Arsenal must look at this Vincent Janssen Guy.He is going to be a devastating striker,He is absolute quality in the making.

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      right then…….lets just get Janssen and milik, Janssen and lukaku , janssen and auba , janssen and Lewy , Janssen and Lacazette ….one of these pairings

      Oops forgot no one is Listening
      .. But i’m serious

      1. Trevor says:

        I think all of us would agree with you, but we have to be a little more realistic. Auby is never going to happen, only way it would is if we were the only side chasing him, that boat has sailed. As for the pairing idea, I too believe we need two more strikers, what happens if our new signing breaks a leg ..season over. But I highly doubt Arsenal are going to bring two in, we know our club too well. So it’s a case of which one would you like. Before saying Lukaku, remember how well you know Arsenal, 50 mil or more for a player who never reached 20 league goals. Your supposed to pay that for when a player becomes wc. Janssen Slimani Hernandez Milik Lacazette Icardi (Wilson) these are more likely rumours in my opinion. I never bought into the Lacazette hype, but of that list Id say he’s a good as shot as any.

      2. muda says:

        @Soopa, so you are even thinking of signing another striker on top of signing Aubameyang or Lewandowski at once???? I need a little of what you ate today please.

        @Admin, is there even a link with that Janssen kid?? He seems to be a popular name on this forum.

    2. joeker7 says:

      Would prefer breel embolo, doesn’t have the same stats as janssen by any means but is much more of an all round forward and plus has the potential as a winger. Put some better players than what basel has to offer and those stats will prolly improve too.

  2. JRL says:

    Bellerin in 10 grand a week, and Walcott on 140 grand a week..How the hell can they justify that when one is a great footballer and the other is Walcott? Ridiculous.

  3. Shah of Arsenal says:

    Lmao Bellerin literally said like 3 days ago that he loves arsenal and wants to stay regardless of “barca rumors”

  4. Fatboy Gooney says:

    It has been reported that Arsenal will sit at the negotiation table if an offer of 25 million €uro’s is made for Bellerin and it has also been claimed that Barcelona are willing to offer as much as 30 million €uro’s.

    Others suggest that Wenger would sell for 40 million €uro’s!
    if that is the case then I would imagine that Barcelona would either offer a player of that value ( €10 million) on top of their €30 million offer! Or pay the rest in add on’s or installments.

    It doesn’t matter how much anyone trys to assure me that Bellerin is not going anywhere. .. ( Admin ?)
    I know for a fact that if Barcelona really want a player (especially one of their home growns) they will get him, without a doubt.

    1. Arsenal007 says:

      As… but I have to agree with you @Fatboy Gooney
      Barcelona are the best when it comes to tapping up players, especially home grown.
      I really do hope Hector proves me wrong.

  5. luvdaguns says:

    give the kid a raise for crying out loud, 10K per month? starting for arsenal?

  6. ras911 says:

    I will simply trust Bellerin on this on this one and believe he’s not leaving. Wenger isn’t stupid and we are not a selling club anymore. We can’t have had a young, solid, team of the season RB and sell him to the club that let him go when they thought he wasn’t good enough. This isn’t another Fabregas situation as he was DYING to go back and did all he could to go. Bellerin stated he wanted to play at Camp Nou and did so with us, his home is at Arsenal and he is not going anywhere so i won’t bother worrying about that.

    Plus if he really is on 10K a week, you better believe that was a while ago because there is no way in hell a player of his caliber will be happy on 10k a week, like common!

    1. supertuur says:

      He is on 45k a week.

      1. supertuur says:

        Altough I can see Arsenal open up his contract and give him 70-80K a week and make it 5-6 years.

  7. sakthgan says:

    Vincent janssen FW, koulibaly CB Would be a perfect signings!!!!!!!

    Other CB options- Rugani, Niklas sule, Emanuel Mammana..

    Other FW option- Alvaro morata, Arkadiusz Milik, Michy Batshuayi

    If Wojciech Szczęsny leaves! We must move for Alban Lafont or Dragowski


    1. Trevor says:

      Maradona says that Koulibaly is easily the best CB in Italy. And for a country that cultivates many of the best defenders world over, that would be an achievement. He reckons he’s a proper physical beast, tough as nails as they say. Senegal hmmm, why does that ring a bell?

  8. chinaka1 says:

    Hector had made his choice of going nowhere fullstop.

  9. Trevor says:

    Agreed with Jumper, Janssen looks the business. We see players score frequent in smaller leagues, but when you see how and when they score it tells you a bit more. Allot of his goals were predatory looking. He uses both feet two, whichever foot the ball sits for. Well placed goals, and roof of the net goals (Giroud tries). He shows much more desire than the defenders trying to stop him, which is a good sign. I think for maybe under fifteen mil he would be a worthy shot, Arsenal should think of doing this even if we get Morata (which by the way I believe is a 90+ percent chance Morata signed)

  10. jonm says:

    Hector Bellerin was born in Barcelona, played in the Barcelona youth teams. For any young player from Barcelona it must be their dream to play for Barcelona. If Barcelona come calling then who knows what Bellerin will do. He may be happy ar Arsenal and lets hope he believes that staying at Arsenal is his best option as a player.

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