Merry Alex-mas! Festive round-up of the latest Arsenal rumours

As the majority of us will concentrate on our family’s festivities, some of us will need to tame their craving for the latest speculation surrounding our beloved club.

One story not to be merry about, is the Adrien Rabiot reports. The young Frenchman has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, but is highly rated by his current club PSG, and has made it clear that he is keen to remain on their books. He is however looking to gain first-team action in the new year, but is reported to be set to stay put, and Arsenal would unlikely try to sign him temporarily regardless.

Another player who will not be boosting our title bid from the new year, is another Frenchman, who goes by the name of Mathieu Debuchy. The defender joined us 18 months ago, but has lost his first-team role to Hector Bellerin, due to injury originally, before the emergence of the Spaniard ended the former Newcastle full-back’s hope of becoming a Gunners regular. The 30 year-old will need to secure regular first-team action to cement a place in France’s senior squad for the upcoming European Championships, which looks unlikely in North-London.

Potential additions are what we really want to hear about however, and Danilo Pereira has been linked most recently. The Porto midfielder is now said to have been scouted ahead of a potential move, when the staff were previously said to have been eyeing Ruben Neves.

The Porto duo are impressing in the Primeira Liga, but Pereira is gaining plaudits from fans and journalists alike despite only joining his new club in the previous window. Pereira is available for £29 Milliion due to his contract, but whether Arsene Wenger rates him as highly as that fee is yet to be seen.

We are also claimed to have agreed a fee in excess of £10 Million for Basel’s defensive midfielder Mohamed Elneny. The 24 year-old has earned a key role in the Swiss side in recent years, and would be available to play in the Champions League knock-out rounds should he be purchased.

One player who I would really love to see bolster our squad is Javier Hernandez, and not only to rub it in the faces of the Red Devils. The Mexican has proved himself to be a deadly finisher in front of goal, despite his lack of match-minutes in recent years, and I still believe he deserves to lead a top Champions League side such as ourselves. I have always been a Giroud fan, despite many of you having been reserved about him, and I think Chicharito and the French striker could fight their way to win us out first league title in a decade.

Today is Christmas, so scrap the reports that I have given you above, and simply believe we will sign the perfect additions next month. So who is the one player we should 100% sign in January? Pogba? Bender? Messi? Name one realistic signing and the one perfect addition?

Mesut Cech-Mas to all you fellow Gunners.

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  1. I don’t know what Shakhtar Donetsk is doing right but they yet again have an extremely lethal CAM/Winter on their ranks.

    Alex Texeira, 25-year old Brazilian has banged 26 goals this season in 26 appearances, few assists as well to his name. He’s primarily a CAM but as he is ambidextrous (both feet?) he can play on the wing as well.

    Let us remember Shakhtar is the club who sold Mkhitaryan to BVB, Willian to Chelsh*t and recently Douglas Costa to Bayern. These players had the same kind of stats for themselves and their transfer fees were around £20 million. Definitely worth a look in this feller.

    Also there’s another CAM/Winger playing for Feyenoord, 20-year old Swedish international Simon Gustafson. Now this player has some serious skills! Check him out. Reminds me of Freddie Ljunberg, taller one though.

  2. Danilo Pereira. Now that’s the player I want to see coming to Arsenal to solve this DM problem. He’s already ahead of William Carvalho, but probably in the same region re. the price tag. We all know Portugese clubs don’t mess around in negotiating..

  3. Another name which cropped up today is Sergi Samper, the young Catalan is rumoured to be restless due to lack of game time and we are said to be mulling over an eight point five mil deal.

    The realistic signing I will go for is Rabiot with Debuchy possibly going the other way, that’s if they are still interested. My ideal wishful thinking signing is none other than Marco Verratti of PSG, funnily enough next on my ideal list would have been a PSG player too ..Cavani. I’ll go with Verratti for his stubborn battling displays matching his superb quality ..simply he’s a winner.

    Even though we say ideal or perfect I reckon there should be some slight possibility, because if not then we are talking about Messi Lewi Suarez etc.

  4. Merry xmas to wenger and the players………… Hope they cut the celebration short and hop into training soon L()L…….. We’ve got 3 diamond pts to raid from St marys tomorrow

  5. Danilo pereira is a no nonsense DM just what the doctor ordered! Wouldnt mind seeing him in the red & white of arsenal! Coyg!

  6. It doesnt matter who they are, what matters is the plan. ( buying players). Imma no believer but i wish you all a happy christmas. :))

  7. i always pity players like ricadol calvaho, they always fool themself when big clubs call upon them, but later, they always regret it. before, big club (like man u,arsenal,liverpool,chealsea,etc) were chasing him but he refuse, he said he did not have plan of moving away from sporting lisbon, so which big club need him now? (man u_schnerderlin,arsenal_coquelin,chelsea_matic,etc) or can club like arsenal spend like 35 and above on bench player(because there is already dm better than him).

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