Posts Tagged ‘Transfer News’

Gilberto Silva urges Felipe Melo to consider Arsenal

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Arsene Wenger has reportedly been interested in Brazilian holding midfielder Felipe Melo. The Confederations Cup winner has been tracked by Wenger throughout his career in Europe whilst plying his trade at Mallorca, Racing Santander, Almeria and currently Fiorentina.

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Manchester United’s transfer funds to increase by £80 million, cause for concern for Arsenal?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

It looks likely Manchester United’s transfer funds may be increased to
well over £80 million with the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real
Madrid and Manchester United will be losing possibly the best player in
the world
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However, with such a ridiculous fee being transferred from
Madrid’s coffers to United’s it may cause concern for Arsenal and the
rest of the English Premier League.

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Arsenal get their man? Bid for Arshavin accepted

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Andrei Arshavin

Andrei Arshavin

Their is a report this morning that Zenit St Petersburg have finally accepted Arsenal’s improved £15 offer for Andrei Arshavin and Arsenal hope to complete the transfer of the 27 year old Russian winger within 48 hours.

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The on-going Arshavin saga

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

andrei arshavin

Andrei Arshavin

Over the last few days negotiations between Arsenal and Zenit St Petersburg over the sale of  Russian winger Andrei Arshavin appear to have reached something of a stalemate.

It has been widely reported that Arsenal have tabled an offer in the region of £12million for Arshavin, with Zenit holding out for a fee closer to the region of £15million – £20million.

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Inler is out of the running

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

After Saturday’s defeat at Fulham I’m sure you all are wondering, as I am, if Arsene Wenger is going to be signing a new midfielder for Arsenal. Reports today [1] suggest that one mooted prospect, Gokhan Inler of Udinese, has stated that he does not want to move to Arsenal.
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Newcastle Bid £4million for Senderos

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Senderos

Senderos

This morning brings the news [1] that Newcastle United have made a £4million approach for Philippe Senderos. Quite a few fans do not seem to rate Senderos as having enough composure in the pressure games against the biggest teams, he is sometimes now less than third choice after Toure and Gallas, with Song perhaps favoured for the future.

Senderos is bound to want to play first team football, he has had a lot of support from Wenger against his detractors in the past, and I think Wenger still believes that Senderos has the talent to become a first team player, while in the short term providing valuable defensive cover with Alexandre Song off to the Olympics. At the start of the transfer window Wenger said that he was not interested in signing a new central defender, further signifying his position to continue developing Senderos.

All this makes it somewhat surprising that the Arsenal board, while reported by the Daily Mail to be holding out for something closer to £6million, are considering the £4million Newcastle bid.

Do you think it is worrying times when Arsenal are draining talent without purchasing any tested replacements? How bad is the financial situation and can Song or Djourou step up this season?
Let us know what you think with a comment.