How can Arsenal boss talk about selling to a rival?

With the news that Manchester United are lighting up the transfer window with just over a week to go, Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has had his say on the ongoing transfer. The latest news out of the Premier League is that Juan Mata’s £40 million move from Chelsea to Manchester United looks very likely to go ahead with the Spaniard set to have his medical tonight.

However whilst Arsenal seemingly sit back and do nothing, Wenger made it very clear that he cannot quite believe the news regarding the transfer. Wenger told the media in his press conference prior to tomorrow’s FA Cup game against Coventry City:

Arsenal need Mata to force his transfer from Chelsea – Not likely!!

Latest reports regarding Arsenal’s interest in Chelsea and Spanish midfielder Juan Mata have arisen today, with several media sites claiming that Mata would leave Stamford Bridge but he must hand in a transfer request if he wishes to move away from the club in the next two days.

Arsenal have had a long association with Juan Mata, having kept an eye on him for several years before finally making a move, only for London rivals Chelsea to swoop in and capture him from under our noses. He seemed keen on Arsenal before, although some state that he saw us as a smaller club than Chelsea, hence why he chose those in blue over us. However, with new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho coming in and making a clear statement that Juan Mata doesn’t fit his style of play, he is unlikely to get a lot of game time.

Does Mata’s agent at Arsenal indicate transfer coming?

At last night’s second leg qualification game for entry to the Champions’ League group stages, Juan Mata’s agent was present at the Emirates, after being invited to a Director’s box for the game of Arsenal vs. Fenerbahce. Speculation quickly fuelled when the story broke out and so the media stories today are reporting of Wenger’s plot for Mata.

Arsenal has held an interest in Mata for a few years and were very close to signing him at one point. We had the fee agreed and advanced talks were supposedly taking place, only for London rivals Chelsea to swoop in and do the deal under our noses. It was a big disappointment because even when he was at Valencia in Spain he was a top class player and since coming to Chelsea he has done nothing but improve.

Wenger may want Mata but Mourinho will not sell to Arsenal

Over the last couple of days a new transfer rumour has done the rounds to add to the endless list of players Arsenal have been linked with so far this summer, and this time around the player speculated to be joining Arsenal is the Chelsea and Spain International midfielder Juan Mata.

Firstly can I say that this is definitely a rumour and in no way could I ever see this deal coming off. If it wasn’t for the reports that suggested Chelsea had offered him as part of the deal for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, then I’m sure this speculation would have never arisen. Another factor is that Mourinho apparently doesn’t like flair players and so that’s why he is supposedly keen to get rid of the main man in Chelsea’s midfield.

Is Wenger right to keep Arsenal transfers a secret?

Many people have often wondered why, when it comes to transfer targets and Arsenal, Wenger likes to keep his cards close to his chest and reveal as little information as possible to the media. Other teams like to be a little more public about their dealings, but it isn’t as common as a lot of people seem to presume and so it’s in fact not that strange for a manager to stay quiet on his transfer business.

With the media as eager as us Arsenal fans are to find out about Arsenal transfer negotiations, a question on Arsenal’s transfer situation was posed to Wenger at the club’s recent press-conference, during the team’s pre-season tour of Asia.

Arsenal should go all out to sign Juan Mata – Get him Wenger!

There are reports coming in today that new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may be willing to sell Juan Mata and Barcelona have emerged as early contenders for his signature. Such a player being available is too good an opportunity to miss out on which is why I think Arsene Wenger should make a shock move to bring Mata to the Emirates.

Such a transfer would be a great victory for the club but the transfer record may have to be smashed for him. With the club having around £70 Million to spend, a good chunk of that could be used to prise Mata to the club along with a couple of others like Gonzalo Higuain.