Oh Arsenal fans, can you just imagine how much it would wind up our old rivals Man United and how much ammunition it would give Gooners to use on their fans if this Arsenal transfer rumour was to come true. A Metro report claims that it has news from Italy that Arsene Wenger is willing to break the bank to get the France international star Paul Pogba from Juventus this summer.
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It must have been a bit of an eye opener for the Barcelona and Spain international star Pedro Rodriguez as he watched his former team mate Alexis Sanchez explode into his career with new club Arsenal and take the Premier League by storm.
And with his current Barca contract due to expire at the end of next season, the speedy striker apparently fancies getting in on the action. According to a Metro, Pedro is keen on following the Chilean international to England and so will not be renewing his contract.
Arsenal are apparently close to sealing the deal for out first signing of the summer and it is a big one. The 21-year old Palermo striker Paulo Dybala is a seriously hot property and was expected to be the subject of transfer bids from some of the top clubs around Europe at the end of this season, but a Metro report claims that the Gunners could disappoint them by agreeing a deal with the Italian club this week.
There are a few new Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds since the January window closed a couple of weeks ago. Some may have some truth behind them and some may be possibilities but there is definitely one that is not going to happen.
According to a Metro report the Gunners are all set to complete the signing of the Barcelona and Brazil international defender Dani Alves in the summer.
If there really is truth to this latest Arsenal transfer rumour then it shows us fans a few things. One is that Arsene Wenger has no problems in continuing to spend the big money on the sort of transfer deals that we had not seen for years before the stunning signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.
Because £25 million for a defender would represent another break from tradition for the Arsenal boss and that is what a Metro report claims that we will pay Madrid for another of their stars Fabio Coentrao in the summer.
Arsenal were strongly linked with this Mexico international last summer after he impressed Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal scouting team with his performances during the World Cup finals in Brazil. But the talented keeper Guillermo Ochoa ended up completing a transfer from French club Ájaccio to Malaga in Spain´s La Liga while Arsenal snapped up David Ospina who had also caught the eye with Costa Rica during the tournament.
But we could soon have both keepers at the Emirates according to a Metro report. Ochoa has not settled at Malaga and has only played six times for them all season and that has led him to demand a transfer away in the summer.
Although Arsene Wenger publicly offered his support to the under fire Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere last week, there is a feeling that the Frenchman could finally be losing patience with the 23-year old who joined the club as a promising nine year old back in 2001.
A Metro report claims that Wilshere’s latest public smoking gaffe, when he was pictured in a nightclub holding a shisha tobacco pipe, could have been the last straw for his manager. And that could open the door for the Gunners’ Premier League rivals Liverpool to swoop for young Jack when the transfer window opens in the summer as they seek to find a replacement for the long serving Steven Gerrard.
Arsenal were linked with the transfer of the French international central midfielder Yohan Cabaye before he moved from Newcastle to the French champions PSG last year. And then the wealth of options in the centre available to Laurent Bland led to suggestions that their young star Adrien Rabiot might be heading to north London, either permanently or on loan.
But both of those players are now featuring more regularly for PSG and that along with their need to comply with the FFP rules means that they may be ready to sell their Italy international star Marco Verratti , according to a Metro report.
Arsene Wenger may not have done a lot of business in the January transfer window but he did identify the team´s most pressing need and signed a good quality centre back, the Brazilian Gabriel Paulista, in order to provide cover and competition for the centre backs we already have.
His other signing, the 17’year old Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik, is one for the future and that is something that our manager has to keep a close eye on as well as what will help us to do well this season. And the Frenchman has now completed two more very important deals for the future of Arsenal.
It is shaping up to be a very tough battle between a fair few Premier League clubs over who will take the remaining two places for the Champions League next season, assuming that Chelsea and Man City do not collapse of course. Man United, Southampton, Spurs and Liverpool are all there or thereabouts, but Arsenal are past masters and are looking in great form to finish in the top four again.