All the signs are pointing to Arsenal still having an interesting transfer window despite the fact that Unai Emery has made it clear that there is no money for outright purchases but loan deals are still a very real possibility.
The Suarez deal with Barcelona is still very likely to go ahead despite Suarez rejecting the offer on the table from Barca to facilitate his move to Arsenal, but unless he is happy to vegetate on the bench at the Nou Camp for the next six months it is in his interest to come to a compromise.
Another player that will have to face the fact that he has no future in Spain is Madrid’s James Rodriguez as Arsenal try to prise him away on loan as well. The Independent reported today…
As reported by The Independent on Monday, Arsenal have already investigated the possibility of taking Rodriguez on loan, and both Bayern Munich and his parent club Real Madrid would be open to a deal.
Sources close to the player say he prefers a return to Madrid to try and prove himself at the club he joined in 2014, but that may be futile as they press ahead with the attempted purchases of Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
So this could still be an exciting window for us, as I am sure Gooners would be happy if both Suarez and Rodgriguez come in. The cost of the loans for the two would easily be covered by a nominal fee from Juventus for Ramsey, and the Gunners could even make more money buy offloading Mohammed Elneny as well to make room in the squad list….