The Arsenal heirarchy have made it clear that Arsenal need to be clever in the transfer market, and have no qualms about bringing in older and experienced players that are out of contract at big clubs in the hope they can continue for a few more years.
Due to our awful injury worries with our defenders this season (plus our goals-against tally), many Arsenal fans were begging Unai Emery to buy a centre-back in January. But the boss in fact made it clear that he had too many already! He said: “We have enough players who can play centre back in the squad. The problem is we’re having a lot of injuries in this position. We have enough players. If we can bring another player, and all the other players we have are well to play, then we could maybe have a problem in the future.”
As the end of the season approaches, and a boring interlull coming up, the media will be full of Arsenal transfer rumours as they try to fill up the column inches. Today they are starting with a report that the Gunners are still looking at the ex-Liverpool winger Suso, who only played 14 times for the Reds but has been impressive for AC Milan lately.
Gareth Bale left Tottenham in a big money move to Real Madrid, but seemed to be forever in the shadows of the great Ronaldo. The Spanish crowd have never really warmed to the Welshman and his agent hinted that his client could leave the Bernabeau when he said the fans treatment of Bale was a disgrace.
The Gunners have been linked with the Lille winger Nicholas Pepe since January, but after the latest news from France it is now abundantly clear that the Ivorian will not be moving to the Emirates, although it seems certain he will be leaving Lille at the end of the season. The Lille president admitted: “That does not just depend on the club. It also depends on the player.
There has been much talk of how much money the Arsenal Board will allocate to Unai Emery this summer towards our transfer fund, and there doesn’t seem to be much hope of being able to splash out on big-money purchases, but surely we will have to bring in a few players at least when you consider the amount of players that will be leaving.
Just for a change the Arsenal team that played last night were a joy to watch, and not only consolidated their place in the Top Four, they also closed the gap on the Spuds, and also improved our goal difference! What more could you expect from a bunch of losers like us lol…..
There seems to be a new crazy Arsenal transfer rumour every single day, and today’s is that Alexandre Lacazette could be sold to fund our transfer chest this summer. It is true that the Frenchman rarely plays a full game, and the sending off against BATE last week has highlighted the fact that Emery may be worried that Laca is a bit hot-headed to stat on the field for the frenzied last 20 minutes of a game. But to sell such a brilliant striker is very unlikely in my mind especially considering the price of replacements. Could Emery be thinking of promoting Nketiah?