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Archive for August, 2012

31
Aug
12

Wenger looking for a ‘special player’. Essien, Tiote and Sturridge linked.

With the transfer deadline day upon us, there are several players being linked with Arsenal. Chelsea duo Michael Essien and Daniel Sturridge are being linked with a loan move to the Emirates.

Arsenal are reported to be interested in signing Essien in a loan deal to bolster their midfield. However with the player’s injury record, I hope he does not come to the Emirates as we already have a ton of injured midfielders.

Arsenal are also being linked with Chelsea striker Sturridge, the deal seems unlikely and I expect the player to stay at Chelsea.

There were also reports yesterday from French Tv BeIN Sport, stating that Arsenal are close to signing Newcastle midfielder Chiek Tiote.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed his desire to sign a special player and insisted that the club is working hard to bring in new players. Talking to the media, the manager said:

“We are active but of course we do not just want to bring average players in. If we find a special player who can find us a plus we will do it, if not we will not do it.

“It depends what kind of players are available – it is difficult to know. I am relaxed, yes. We have of course enough, that is for sure, but you want always to improve your squad and if we find a top, top, top player we will do it.

“We are working very, very hard, we have resources available so if it is not happening now it will happen in December. But we believe strongly that we have the quality in our squad to do very well.”

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31
Aug
12

Bendtner close to completing Juventus move

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is close to completing a one year loan move to the Italians champions Juventus.

Danish forward who had a loan spell at Sunderland last season is expected to finalise a move to Italy today. Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta said:

“Bendtner is already in Italy and will undergo a medical.

Until the final paperwork is concluded, I will not say the player is ours.”

23
Aug
12

Sahin Passes Arsenal Medical

According to reports in German media, Real Madrid midfielder, Nuri Sahin has passed his medical at Arsenal as he finalises a year long loan move to the Emirates stadium.

The former Borrusia Dortmund star had been linked with a move to Liverpool aswell, however the chance of playing Champions League football at Emirates made him choose Arsenal over Liverpool.

The deal is expected to be officially announced within the next 24 hours and the player is expected to be in Arsenal squad for trip to Stoke on Sunday.

09
Aug
12

Wenger lining up a €8 million van Persie replacement.

Arsenal Captain Robin van Persie is on the verge of joining Manchester United after Sir Alex confirmed that they have submitted a bid for the Arsenal forward.

It was being reported earlier that Wenger signed Olivier Giroud as a van Persie replacement, however with several other Arsenal strikers also looking to leave, Arsenal are looking to add more depth to their front line.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly monitoring Olympiacos forward Kevin Mirallas. The Belgium international is only 24 years old and has scored 34 goals for his club since joining them in 2010. The young striker was top scorer in Greece and was also named player of the season last year.

Mirallas is reportedly available for a fee in the region of €8 million, which can prove to be a great bargain for Arsenal should van Persie leave. Arsenal will however face competition from the likes of CSKA Moscow and Liverpool.

08
Aug
12

Man Utd. make an OFFICIAL bid for Robin van Persie.

Manchester United manager has confirmed that the club has tabled a formal bid for Arsenal captain Robin van Persie.

Arsenal rejected a bid from United last week but now they have tabled a new and improved bid to sign the Dutch international.

Talking to the media, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said:

We’ve made a bid, they’ve been trying to negotiate with other clubs. We have to persevere. Hopefully it comes our way.

It looks increasingly likely that the Arsenal captain will end up at Old Trafford after Manchester City and Juventus admitted defeat in the race to sign van Persie.

08
Aug
12

Wenger steps up Sahin chase as Song set to leave.

With Arsenal midfielder, Alex Song looking to leave the club, after reportedly agreeing terms with Barcelona, manager Arsenal Wenger is trying to sign Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin.

Arsenal have previously been linked with a loan move to sign the Turkish international, but now Wenger looks to agree a deal with Real Madrid to sign the player on permanent basis.

It has been reported that several other clubs are also tracking the 23 year old former Borrusia Dortmund player, including Liverpool and Manchester United.

The player however, would prefer a move to the Emirates as the he looks for regular first team football.

08
Aug
12

Song close to joining Barca after agreeing terms.

Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, has reportedly agreed terms with Barcelona according to reports in Spanish paper, Sport.

As reported yesterday, Barcelona have been tracking the Cameroon international, with Barcelona players welcoming the idea of Alex Song joining the Catalan club.

The club is yet to make a formal offer to Arsenal but it is understood that Barcelona have been in touch with the player and his agent and have agreed terms with him.

Barcelona are expected to table a bid for the highly rated Arsenal enforcer of around £15 million which falls short of Arsenal’s valuation of £25 million.




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