All the transfer action at Arsenal has been one way so far, and that has been out of the exit door. We have already heard this week the the Gunners have accepted offers from five clubs for the Danish international Nicklas Bendtner, who we could actually get a few million pounds for. He could soon be joined on his way out of Arsenal by Gervinho, apparently.
Nicklas Bendtner is sure to be amongst one of the players the majority of Arsenal fans want to see the back of this summer and it looks as if we may soon get our wish, with several media outlets, including the reliable Sky Sports reporting that Arsenal have agreed fees with several clubs for the Denmark international.
Bendtner himself recently stated that he had six clubs across Europe interested in his services and it seems as if he isn’t lying; with three of those clubs reportedly agree respective fees with the Gunners. Bendtner himself has stated; “I will make that choice within the next 14 days. They are all good clubs. It is a hugely important choice I’m faced with. I must go where I am wanted. As a footballer, there is only one thing that can make you happy: playing time.”
Get ready to be happy Arsenal fans. Although I will not actually believe it is really true until it is finally all done and dusted, it looks like the Gunners will finally get rid of the blank firing, self publicist that is Nicklas Bendtner.
Maybe the not so great Dane has finally realised that the biggest clubs in the world are not desperate to sign him after all, or maybe he finally feels a bit guilty about trousering over £50,000 a week from Arsenal only to run us down any chance he gets, although I doubt it.
It has been announced by Arsenal that three first team players have/will leave the club come 30th June 2013, as their contracts will expire on that date. As I am sure you are aware the three players are Denilson, Arshavin and Squillaci, who alone will not only free up three important squad places under the Premier League regulations and restrictions but it also frees up an unbelievable amount of wages.
Sebastian Squlliaci was on a reported £50,000 a week, not only a ridiculous amount for a player of his calibre but not to mention he didn’t play a single league game for Arsenal last season, amounting to an unbelievable amount over the course of the year.
It is being confirmed today that Arsenal have agreed to mutually terminate Denilson’s contract at the club this summer after he was shipped out of the club on loan for the last two seasons. Denilson was once hailed as the next “Rivaldo” when he arrived at the club at a young age. He had plenty of game time for such a young player and it looked as tough he would one day fulfil his potential but he was sent away on loan and has been forgotten since.
Juventus have halted Arsenal’s transfer plans yet again. This time they have stolen Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain from us.
Reports have been circling around the press for the last week that Arsenal had Higuain in the bag and it was just up to the player to agree the deal. Arsenal had apparently had a bid worth around £20 Million accepted from Real Madrid and it was all a done deal.
Juventus have now popped in and offered a tiny bit more than Arsenal and their offer was made the priority. Higuain himself has said that he would prefer a move to Juventus showing that once again Arsenal are victims of their own success (joke).
Arsenal’s outgoings might not end with Robin Van Persie’s departure to Manchester United and Alex Song’s transfer to Barcelona, as Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner still seems interested in the possibility of leaving the club, saying that it’s the only thing that would make him happy at the moment.
With enormous competition at Arsenal for the striker roles, it’s fair to say that Bendtner has very little chance of playing even a game next season for the Gunners If he doesn’t manage to catch a gravy train out of the Emirates Stadium in this final stretch of this transfer window, then he will be warming the bench again.
It may be sacrilegious to make such a comment, but I’ll make it all the same. As a Gooner I really find it hard to be too excited about the European Championship, the World Cup or any international competition.
Sure I enjoy watching football, because that’s what those of us who love the beautiful game do far too frequently. I am a proud Englishman and want my national team to do well, but I find it difficult to cheer on an England team containing the likes of Terry, Cole and Parker; players I despise.
One of Arsenal’s biggest recent flops, Nicklas Bendtner is ready to leave the London club soon, and according to himself he just hired another agent to help him in dealing with the offers he’s receiving.
The Danish striker has hired the services of FIFA-licensed agent Tom Brookes, who will be working alongside his father to deal with incoming offers.
“I know Tom from England, and now he and my father are taking care of the interested clubs.” Bendtner said.
There have been a glut of new Arsenal transfer rumours over the last couple of days, so here is a little roundup of the ones you may not have heard about.
Firstly the Metro reports that the Uzbekistan international Odil Ahmedov has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Arsenal. He said: ‘I’m really happy to be playing at Anzhi, they’re a club with a big future. But I want to try in England or Spain.
‘Clearly all the clubs in Spain and England are wonderful, but I would like, if I had the choice, to play at Arsenal.’