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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.

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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.

07
Aug
12

Alex Song being heavily linked with Barcelona.

Arsenal midfielder is being linked with a move away from the club, with Barcelona reportedly preparing a £15 million bid for the Cameroon enforcer.

Barcelona are tracking Alex Song after he had an outstanding season with Arsenal. Typically, some Barcelona players have already started admiring the Arsenal player. Sergio Busquets said:

Song is a very good player – young, a hard worker, with lots of physical power.

Andres Iniesta is already welcoming the idea of Song joining Barcelona:

I know Song from seeing him play, and from playing against him, technically he is a very good player and is also very strong physically too.

If he comes it would be because he has the qualities to play here, there is little doubt about that, and we’d welcome him.

Its seems that it won’t be very long till we start hearing reports about how Song has Barca DNA!

07
Aug
12

Santi Cazorla trains with Arsenal squad [PICTURES]

As reported earlier, Santi Cazorla flew with the Arsenal squad to Germany, and trained with his new teammates ahead of friendly match against German club, FC Koln.

Cazorla was officially announced today as an Arsenal player.

He can be seen here training with the Arsenal squad:

 

Full training session pictures can be seen here.

(courtesy of arsenal.com)

07
Aug
12

“I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal.”

After weeks of speculation Arsenal have finally announced their third major signing of the summer, Santi Cazrola.

Cazorla joins Arsenal from Malaga, after signing a long term contract for an undisclosed fee. The player has left Malaga just a year after he was signed from Villareal for £16 million.

The 27- year old midfielder admitted he is “happy to be joining Arsenal”, talking to Arsenal website he said:

 “I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal. This is a club with great players, a fantastic stadium and huge support. The Club has one of the best managers in football and their style of play is recognised and admired all over the world.

“I’m so excited to be joining one of the greatest teams in Europe and also in the Premier League. I will do my best to help Arsenal challenge for trophies and make all the supporters happy.”

Arsene Wenger also expressed his delight after signing the Spain International:

“Santi Cazorla is a great signing for us. He is a player with good experience at both club and international level, who will add significant quality to our squad.

07
Aug
12

OFFICIAL: Arsenal complete Cazorla signing.

Arsenal have officially completed the signing of Malaga winger Santi Cazorla. As mentioned earlier,  the player had a medical in London a couple days ago and the official announcement was expected today.

The long awaited deal has officially been confirmed by Arsenal after Cazorla joined Arsenal squad in Germany. The player is believed to have cost Arsenal in the region of €20 million.

A statement on Arsenal website read:

Santi Cazorla – full name Santiago Cazorla González – joins Arsenal for an undisclosed fee from Malaga.

Cazorla was signed from Villareal last summer for €19 million and according to some experts he was the best player in La Liga, last season.




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