Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Xhaka, Quina, Morata, Oxlade exit

We are into the final quarter of the Premier League season, and having lost our place in both the FA Cup and Champions League, it is almost time to concentrate on next season’s hopes.

Our campaign looks likely to drizzle into another season of a top-four finish without a trophy, which many of the usual top clubs will not even be able to boast.

Our season looks unsuccessful, but given what the year has done to the current champions Chelsea, as well as the fact that Manchester City and Manchester United are currently battling with West Ham for fourth place, we should be thankful we are not in their shoes.

One player who is apparently in line to help us try and challenge on all fronts next year is Granit Xhaka. The Borussia Munchengladbach midfielder is said to have held talks with our club over a £33 Million switch in the summer, but this seems highly unlikely at this point in the season, although I hope there is some truth in there.

Chelsea are known to have a number of future stars in their ranks, having won a number of trophies at youth level in recent terms, but a place for a number of them in the club’s senior side looks unlikely. Domingos Quina is the latest to be linked with the exit door, and we are expected to be ready to battle a number of league rivals for his signature.

The most far-fetched transfer story doing the rounds however is the chase of Alvaro Morata, with the latest spin claiming that Real Madrid will uptake their option to re-sign the forward, before selling him onto us for a profit…

Hector Bellerin recently ruled out an exit from the Emirates, and a return to Barcelona, but Oxlade-Chamberlain is now being linked with a return to his former club Southampton. His squad position has hardly looked cemented in recent seasons, but Wenger has ruled out selling him previously, although that was amidst links with rivals Chelsea and Man City.

Could Wenger be willing to sell to a team he doesn’t view as a direct title rival? Which incoming transfer do you think has the most (if any) possibility?

Tags Arsenal Chelsea Morata Oxlade-Chamberlain Quina Xhaka


  1. *clears throat* and who’s Quina?

    I know i dn’t believe in media BS, but this may just be another wasted Window under Wenger?

    1. weve been thru this rumour cycle before: i wont believe a word unless the player starts in aug/sep.

  2. I don’t trust Wenger to bring in anyone. Maybe just the 13 year old MESSIesque sensation from Timbuktu.

  3. Such a badly written article but leaving this aside, repeat after me : Ox will not leave Arsenal. Not at least while Wenger is still in charge. And not for any EPL team. People easily forget he’s only 22 and his best years are still ahead of him. If Wenger would sell him it means the times are changing at Arsenal and results together with efficiency will prevail. Chelsea model, if you like. I don’t see this happening.

    1. chelseas youth policy is laughable.
      how many out on loan 37?
      they couldnt spot a gem if it was green and shiny

      ox has all tge tools just needs the right coach

      1. What, differentiated Muhhamad Ali from other top heavy weights was his speed of thought, a very clever individual who understood tactics, people, as well as a great deal more. Ox has much of the tools one would want in a footballer, but has he got the most important one of all ..intelligence. Football intelligence, some have it in spades. It’s all well and fine to know your football but can you know it with split second timing, that is the question Dennis Bergkamp often answered ..Newcastle hell yeah!.

  4. Listen baby please on a daily basiiiiiis

    Bellerin. ..Koscielny…Stones….Howedes
    …………………..Xhaka. ..Kroos
    …….Greizmann. …..Ozil. ……Alexis

    1. you have to admire these arsenal fans.
      so howedes can do better than monreal.
      Is xhaxa better than coquelin.
      Can kroos do better than santi?
      If you see a team like psg benching the likes of cavani and kurzawa.
      If you see manure affording to bench schniederlin and rojo.
      What about kondogbia who takes the bench at inter.

      The only places we need immediate reinforcements is the striker positions and we need them fast.
      Giroud has failed to score for almost ten games yet we are still at the top 3.
      It shows you that others are playing well.

      Appreciate what our players are giving to the team

    2. Keepers: (a)Cech (b)Ospina
      Defence: (a)Bellerin (b) Chambers (a)Gimenez NEW(b) Mertesacker (a) Koscielny (b) Gabriel (a) Monreal (b) Gibbs
      Midfield: deeper 2 (a) Kante NEW(b) Coquelin (a) Cazorla (b) Elneny
      advanced one(a) Ozil (b) Ramsey & Wilshere competing for a MF slot when fit
      Front 3: (a) Sanchez (b) Campbell (a) Aubameyang NEW(b) Giroud (a) Payet NEW(b) Welbeck
      Iwobi- loan

      I got this as a dream squad. Debuchy, Arteta, Rosicky, Flamini, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain- retired/sold. I think it’s on par with Bayern, better than Real, only behind Barca. Only 4 buys. (a) players being my more likely regular starters.

  5. For sure, Arsenal will buy new players during the coming summer tranfer window. And they will also sell 1 or 2 junior and senior Gunners too to recoup some of their spendings on the new recruits they’ve recruited.

    But who will those new recruits and these senior & junior Gunners they will buy and sell be? That’s what we can’t say as we don’t have any chance of knowing who they’ll be.

    What we can say with some degree of confidence is, Rosciky and Arteta will no longer be on the Arsenal’s payroll as players comes next season.

    Despite all the transfer rumours linking Arsenal with some top players, I think Arsenal are not now in the transfer mode as they look to battle on to wrestle the title from Leicester City.

  6. Lift those banners high!
    Chants echo through the sky!
    No more bums on these seats!
    Till Kroenke and Arsene leaves!

    Change! Change! Is what we need
    Oh see, how our gooner hearts do bleed
    Arsenal! Arsenal! We came to see
    Instead we leave with hearts full of greave

    Kroenke leave!
    Arsene leave!
    For the sake of our beloved Arsenal Please!

    1. Not the worst rhyming I’ve seen on this site, that isn’t saying much, but not bad all the same.

  7. Wenger will not buy any world class Cf or any world class centre back. Wenger is a old guy that is agrees with silent stan. He gets paid 8/9 mill a year why would he speak out . wenger is no different than Stan.

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