As the New Year fast approaches the Arsenal transfer rumours are starting to cme in thick and fast, and with the amount around today I’m all set to do a roundup….
According to the Metro, Emery is keen to bring in a replacement for Rob Holding this January. They reported: Arsenal are targeting a move for Real Valladolid centre-back Fernando Calero, according to reports in Spain. Unai Emery has struggled for options in central defence due to injuries and now faces the remainder of the season without Rob Holding, who ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the 2-2 draw with Manchester United last Wednesday. Laurent Koscielny is closing in on a return but the Gunners are in the market for a new long-term replacement for the 33-year-old. And according to Cadena SER, Calero is on Arsenal’s radar.
Calero is only 23 so could be a good investment at the reported price of 10m GBP, but do we really need any more centre-backs? I don’t think so….
Moving on, Arsenal have been linked with Nicholas Pepe for some time, and InsideFootball claim that Lille have decided that they want 60m euros for the classy winger, but they also reckon that there will be competition from many top clubs so it may not be easy. But the fact is that I think we all agree that Arsenal could do with a bonafide winger, but would we pay 60million?
Next up we have the young Lyon star Houssem Aouar, who the Metro think is the perfect replacement for Aaron Ramsey. They report: Arsenal are keen on signing Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar and manager Unai Emery sees the young Frenchman as an ideal replacement for Aaron Ramsey. The 20-year-old has already scored five goals in Ligue 1 and laid on three assists in the Champions League this season, emerging as one of the most promising you talents in European football.
They say that France Football think that it is Arsenal who are particularly keen, but again do we really need any more midfielders at the moment? I don’t think we would even miss Ramsey to be honest!
I have noticed a few readers talking about the possibility of Arsenal swapping Mesut Ozil for Alexis Sanchez, which must rank as one of the most ridiculous rumours I’ve ever heard, but according to the Express, the German is now odds on to move to the Red Devils. They are reporting: Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been willing to drop Ozil at times this season and the German playmaker has not started any of the Gunners’ last five games.
Ozil is currently earning £350,000 a week at Arsenal and bookmakers Coral reckon they may try to bump off the playmaker in January.
Manchester United – who have been linked with Mesut Ozil for weeks – are as narrow as 1/2 with the bookmakers to secure a transfer.
But now exactly the same paper is saying that PSG are now favourites ahead of United to sign Ozil. I wonder who they will make favourites tomorrow. The crazy thing is; Why does anyone even think that Arsenal are going to sell him? The world has truly gone mad!