As the old saying goes, you wait ages for a bus, then two come along at once! Well it may not be buses on Arsene Wenger’s mind, but instead the idea can be applied to transfer targets, with Wenger set to step up his interest in two defensive options.
Arsenal may be prioritising a striker as the next incoming player to play his trade at the Emirates, however it doesn’t stop Arsenal looking elsewhere in the market. Many will agree that as well as a striker, obtaining new options in defence is also a much needed goal this summer, with the likes of Mertesacker and Gabriel not being the safest of bets for Arsenal based on their current form. It has led to the likes of Rob Holding, Benatia and Subotic, all to be linked with a move to North London, but instead it’s two new faces that have obtained media attention today.
When it comes to Arsenal transfers being reported in the media, you should be very cautious with what you choose to believe. The two names today aren’t exactly names I thought Wenger would be interested in, but at the same time they are very Wenger-type signings. According to the media, Arsenal are lining up bids for Borussia Dortmund’s Matthias Ginter and Manchester City’s Jason Denayer. Both players are young promising central defenders and both could be looking at futures away from their respective clubs, in order to attain more playing time.
Denayer is a Manchester City academy product, despite only joining the City set up in 2013. At 21 he has made 7 appearances for his national side Belgium, but is yet to make his debut in the Premier League. Denayer has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Celtic and Galatasaray and although he has been impressive in his loan spells, he remains untested in the Premier League. Signing Denayer would no doubt be a cheap option, at least cheaper than some of the other names mentioned, but with little experience on the biggest stage, I don’t think he’s the right signing to throw into the deep end at Arsenal.
Ginter is a very promising German defender who was actually linked with Arsenal on many occasions before his transfer to Dortmund in 2014. Despite having made over 35 league appearances for Dortmund, Ginter has found himself very much in and out of the team and even had a spell with the Dortmund reserves in 2015. At 22 he is a very promising prospect and could turn into a solid centre back for many years to come. A partnership of Ginter and Chambers seems very favourable in my mind if both turn out to be as good as they are expected to. Ginter wouldn’t come cheap and Dortmund will be keen to hold onto the future star even more so now that Mats Hummels have left for Bayern Munich.
What do we think about these two defensive targets? Would they be good options for Arsene Wenger?
I really don’t like getting rumoured to be chasing Dortmund players. We aren’t a big enough step up, if any at all. Besides, Dortmund will not sell an up and coming player unless they do not rate him. Three other clubs that I hate when we are said to be close to signing players from ..Juventus, Atletico, Napoli. They don’t see us as being a bigger team, we don’t offer enough money to prize their best players away. Even the players will have reasons to stay there over joining us. Really do not like when these teams names come up.
As though its something to be exited about “two brand new transfer rumors” while Spurs are about to complete another good signing.
Its easy for other clubs to spot players and complete signing, even when they talk about interest in getting the player. Meanwhile our scouting team, the manager, and director spend time doing nothing beneficial to improve our football apart from making signing for the future.
How’s that working out so far!
lol rumours .
saying that middlesborough r doing ok 🙂
ramirez subotic and negredo- not bad for the newly promoted! fair play
As Wenger would say – not just fair play, financial fair play
Rumors, that’s all it is with Arsenal nowadays, empty promises and rumors… Arsene Wenger may have vanquished the old Arsenal label of “boring, boring Arsenal”, but it now seems that he wants to take us back there before he quits!!!
As we all know and as been said by many Arsenal fans and critics, Wenger needs to come to terms with the current football price/pay structure and adapt… Accepting that he is wrong and tight and change… I hope for the sake of Arsenal fans all over the world, that Mr Wenger does the right thing and buys a WC striker, ARW midfielder, and CB defender.
All of you who are defending Giroud and saying he’s not the problem are the same people who will be defending him when yet again he misses vital easy chances and goes 15 games without a goal as once again we fall short of the mark.
Giroud isnt the problem; the problem is the absence of a striker good enough to save us when Giroud has his dry spells.
Another annoying article filled with even more annoying wild rumours!
Rumours keep on coming…looks like Gazidis has beefed up club’s transfer rumours department!
The way I see it, gazidis is doing nothing in the transfer market. In the absense of real information the media rumours (or should I say made up stories) will fill the void.
Heres two defensive news that are more realistic,
Rob Holding is apparently done and Bellerin wants to go to City ?
If Bellerin is allowed to go I will totally go nuts, I’m at the edge as it is.
Not only is he my favorite player at the club but we cant keep disbanding the team plus on top of that not buying the players required to improve us.
I would say Jack, Theo, Ox, Mert, Campbell, Sanogo, Gnabry, Debuchy, and dare I say it OG before Bellerin.
We have a future best right back in the world in out club, letting him go would only display a lack of ambition to become a truly top world class club. Not being it is completely fine for me, but not having the ambition to become it is however not acceptable.
This is actually funny. “Two brand new transfer rumours” Lolest!!!
So how are we supposed to feel? Excited?? I’m fed up young kids with potential. We need proven players. Where’s Theo, Ox, Wellington, Chambers, Denilson, Gibbs, Scezcney etc. They were all promising at some point. Man United sign Mikhi, Zlatan. Chelsea have Batshuayi and Kante already and then Arsenal are chasing Ginter and Danayer? Does this make me happy?? Hell NO!!!
Arsenal already has two unproven
16 mill CB’s Chambers and Gabriel.
12 mill Debuchy is a flop.
16 mill Wellbeck is a flop.
Wilshere 94k p/w and Walcott 110k p/w Chamberlain 70k p/w.
are extremely expensive injury prone #%*&.
Yet people keep telling me Wenger is a genius at
turning players into superstars!!!
If Wenger is a genius coach he should not be buying
players like Morata Higuain Lacasette Icardi etc.
He should be be able to turn Akpom Sanogo
Asano and Campbell into super star goal scorers.
Mr wenger tries very hard at that and stands by them davidnz I think the scouts are not picking the right ones but as for Campbell if giving enough time he will turn to be a special Jem I still play the game and when I see skillful players I know what they are about and what I am talking about
Well joel has recently said how pleased he was with last season and how much he is looking forward to the coming season. Lets hope he is given some good opportunities to play and takes them. I like his attitude and work rate and wish him well.
I hear we have finally called a day on Wellington Silva at Arsenal. 6 years at the club and on loan and he never even kicked a ball for us!
Brilliant. Another quality signing!
Rumours, rumours rumours, campbell told to find new club, kos in last year of contract, bellerin to manc, icardi to be sold against mancini wishes, higuan to juve, higuian swop for giroud plus cash, belerin to barca, walcott to west ham and so on. 95% are complete fabrication.
Now it is not one but two young, promising central defenders.
As far as I can see, since the reported signing of xhaka, the only good genuine transfer related report was joel campbell saying how pleased he was with last season and how he is looking forward to next season with arsenal. Good to see he is positive, not disappointed with his playing time last season and effectively saying that wenger has not told him to find a new club.
SAME STORY AGAINAND AGAIN,PRETENDING HE IS BUSY BUYING A WORLD CLASS, FOR GOD SAKE PUT THE RIGHT MONEY ON TABLE,THIS WAY THE PLAYER AND THE CLIB WILL BE INTERESTED.
HE BOUGHT ANOTHER JAPANESE FLOP, ONE ALREADY DISAPPEARED ON THE SEEN. WHY ON EARTH HE HAS TO GO ALL THE WAY TO JAPAN TO GET A PLAYER,WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY IN EUROPE. ARSENAL HAS SO MANY SCOUTS AROUND THE WORLD AND YET THEY CAN’T FIND GOOD PLAYERS.
LOOK AT CONTE,MOORINHO,AND CARDIOLA ,ONCE THEY ARE INTERESTED IN A PLAYER ,THEY IMMEDIATELY PUT THE RIGHT MONEY ON TABLE. WENGER GOES ROUND AND ROUND BARGAINING FOR PEANUTS. NOW PLAYING WALCOTT AS A STRIKER IN THE FIRST GAME, THIS IS SUCIDAL.WE ARE BACK TO SQ ONE.