YES! Vidal set to complete £21m Arsenal transfer next week!!

I don’t know if you recall, but there were Arsenal transfer rumours claiming that the Gunners had already agreed the transfer deal with Juventus to bring their Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal to the Premier League, before the 28-year old set off to compete in the Copa America.

So with the south American tournament set to finish this weekend, we should soon know if these early rumours were right or wrong. If you believe the latest report from Metro though, the Arsenal fans will definitely have another big signing to celebrate after securing the services of Petr Cech from Chelsea this week.

STUNNING Arsenal transfer deal for Vidal CONFIRMED

The reports about Arsenal first looking and at and then closing in on the transfer of the Juventus and Chile international star Arturo Vidal have been growing since the end of last season, and this weekend there has been two different sources claiming that the transfer has already been secured.

Yesterday, as reported by Metro, the journalist who first revealed that the Gunners were going to sign the brilliant forward Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, Hernan Feler, has told a Chilean radio station that Vidal is ready to come to Arsenal. Apparently a five year contract has been agreed but with the midfielder still involved in the Copa America tournament, I suppose we will have to wait until it ends before he puts pen to paper.

Arsenal ready to make Vidal transfer OFFICIAL

A few weeks ago Arsenal fans got the worrying news that our star player Alexis Sanchez could be called up by the Chile national team before the FA cup final at Wembley next weekend, with FIFA rules saying that clubs must releases their players a certain amount of time before an international tournament.

But even though the Copa America is set to start in Chile less than a month after the final, Arsene Wenger managed to make a deal that would see Alexis play at Wembley before jetting off. And when he comes back he will be bringing his international team mate Arturo Vidal with him, as a Metro report has revealed that the transfer of this talented midfield warrior has been wrapped up even though it will not be abbounced officially until after the tournament of South American countries.

Wenger to give midfield star his dream transfer to Arsenal?

If the Arsenal transfer rumours hold any water, then Arsene Wenger has been considering a summer transfer mover for the international team mate of the Arsenal and Chile star Alexis Sanchez. And yesterday the player in question, Charles Aranguiz got the chance to show what he could do at the Emirates stadium as Brazil managed a lucky 1-0 win over Chile.

If that was an audition for his move to Arsenal this summer, Aranguiz did his chances no harm whatsoever with a performance filled with desire, determination, energy and ability with and without the ball. His closing down and work rate reminded me of Alexis and perhaps it is some more of that South American grit that Wenger wants to add to the centre of our midfield.

Sanchez can fire Arsenal to the title!

Finally, Arsenal fans have what they’ve been wanting for the last few seasons now – a major signing – in the shape of Alexis Sanchez in from Barca for a deal believed to be worth somewhere in the region of £35 million.

The 25-year-old striker has netted 47 goals in 141 games for Barca. He also managed to score twice for Chile in the World Cup in Brazil. And Chile were a tremendous force to be reckoned with in Brazil and justifiably came right in in the World Cup 2014 betting as a result.

Vidal to head out of World Cup and straight to Arsenal?

Could it really be, Gooners, that Arsenal are set to outbid one of our big Premier League rivals for a player? I bloody well hope so, because the Juventus and Chile midfielder is just the sort of Patrick Vieira type of warrior that we have been missing in the spine of the team.

The Daily Star is reporting that the Gunners are preparing to blow United, who have supposedly made a bid of around £30 million for the 27-year old, with an offer of £44 million that would break the club transfer record of just over £42 million set last summer with the capture of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.