Arsenal target Wanyama back on the market as Southampton fail to agree terms

Arsenal fans have been given hope in their seemingly unending search for a defensive midfielder with key transfer target Victor Wanyama still on the market after Southampton failed to land the Celtic prodigy, despite tabling a substantial £12m bid for him. The Saints have matched Celtic’s asking price for their Kenyan youngster but have failed to reach an agreement over wages, with Wanyama’s agents.

Wanyama was quoted telling The Daily Mail: “My manager Neil Lennon told me of Southampton’s offer but while the bid was okay for Celtic, the terms were not right for myself and my agent.” Continue reading

Gundogan to stay at Dortmund, disappointment for the Gunners

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s transfer plans of bringing Ilkay Gundogan to the Emirates have hit a roadblock. The 22 year old had snubbed all rumours linking him with a potential move away from Signal Iduna Park, last week, and now Borussia Dortmund CEO Aki Watzke has come out to reaffirm the same.

Watzke, on being questioned by Kicker about Gundogan’s alleged meeting with Real Madrid officials, quipped: “If there were such talks we would know about them.” Continue reading

Adams: “I wouldn’t like to spend my money on Wayne Rooney”

A day after revealing that he had offered his services to the Arsenal Board for free, Gunners’ legendary defender Tony Adams has come out to share his views on the Wayne Rooney transfer saga, and his former club’s involvement in it. Adams feels that the Manchester United forward might not be a good choice for Arsenal as he doesn’t think Rooney’s temperament would suit the bright lights of London.

The 46 year old was quoted telling talkSPORT: “I’m not sure Wayne Rooney could handle London, to be completely honest. That would be a massive risk for me…I think it’s his temperament and mentality…I think it takes a different type of player [to handle London]…Wayne is unquestionably a super player and I’d love to see him at the Arsenal. Technically he’s a fantastic player but I’m not sure about him mentally, off the pitch, and his professionalism.” Continue reading

Arsenal line up £6 million bid for Croatian teen sensation

Arsene Wenger is at it again. True to his reputation of bringing in young greenhorn players and nurturing them into world class superstars, the Frenchman is now in the pursuit of 17 year old Croatian prodigy Tin Jedvaj.

Jedvaj is a highly rated defender, currently employed by Croatian powerhouse Dinamo Zagreb. After having come through their youth ranks, Jedvaj broke into the first team only this year and has so far made just 13 appearances for the senior side. Despite his inexperience he has already been called up to train with the Croatian national team and is expected to make his full international debut very soon, contributing his part in Croatia’s bid for World Cup qualification. Continue reading

Bacary Sagna: “I truly believe we can be champions”

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has spoken out about his desire to stay on at the Emirates despite being linked to a potential move back home to France this summer. According to reports published in The Daily Star, the French defender has said that the reason he is staying at the club is because he believes that the side have it in them to win titles.

Speaking to GulfNews.com, Sagna said: “I truly believe we can be champions or else I wouldn’t be playing football. I would have gone already. I truly believe we can succeed with the team we have. I strongly believe we have the quality to be the best in the Premier League.” Continue reading

Arsenal offer €4 million for Odil Akhmedov (who?!)

Arsene Wenger seems to be at it again, renowned and respected in equal measure the world over for his ability to harness raw talent and convert them into world class footballers, the Frenchman now has Uzbek prodigy Odil Akhmedov within his cross-hairs.
A defensive midfielder who can also double up as a full-back, Akhmedov has been plying his trade at Anzhi Makhachkala following his move there from Uzbek giant Pakhtakor in 2011.

According to Russian daily Izvestia, Arsenal are offering €4 million for the Uzbekistan international. The player himself confirmed the speculation surrounding him, when he told the same newspaper that,” It is true I have interest from the London club, Arsenal. Their scouts have watched me in every game.” Continue reading

Bayern Munich set their sights on Silverware seeking Koscielny

Arsene Wenger has yet another headache. The Frenchman might need to put up a strong fight to hold back his sentinel, Laurent Koscielny since the bidders are none other than Champions League winners Bayern Munich.

The Sun quoted an Arsenal insider saying: “Laurent is aware of Bayern’s interest and has talked about it with other players. No one knows how it will end up but anything is possible. It’s worrying because it’s a very attractive option for him to sign for the Champions League winners, who will have Pep Guardiola as manager next season.” Continue reading