Arsenal have secured the signature of defender Gabriel from Villarreal, but there are still plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds as we enter the final two days of the transfer window.
The big story from the Telegraph is that the French striker André-Pierre Gignac is being offered around, with Arsenal and Liverpool looking at doing a cheap deal with Marseille for the hotshot striker as he only has six months left on his contract. Although having just turned 29, Gignac is still in fine form having scored 16 goals in the first half of the season. With Danny Welbeck failing to turn into our saviour and his ongoing injury concerns it maybe a good idea to bring in some competition for Giroud…..
They also report that Winston Reid is set to be moved on by West Ham as they now need to cash in having accepted that the defender is not going to sign a new contract, with Liverpool being reported to be making a £6.5m offer. Okay Arsenal now have Paulista, but with Koscielny’s achilles problems and BFG’s erratic form, perhaps we could do with another centre-back with Premiership experience….
much better striker rumor comes from the Metro, who reckon that Arsenal are set to bid £26million for the Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic. The Croatian would easily be first-choice in front of Giroud, and scored another couple of goals yesterday to put Atletico level with Barcelona in La Liga. But even at £26m, why would the Spaniards let him leave right now?