Alvaro Morata will not be playing for Arsenal next season, after Real Madrid upped their asking price to £60 Million, which immediately saw Arsenal drop out of the betting in every online sportsbook. Juventus confirmed that Real would be triggering their right to buy-back Alvaro Morata this summer, for a fee believed to be in the region of £25 Million.
Old Lady chief executive Giuseppe Marotta said: “Real Madrid have informed us of their intention to exercise the right to buy back [Morata], we are just waiting for a written offer.” ...........Read more
It may still be unconfirmed officially, but most reports would suggest that Jamie Vardy is not going to be signing for the Gunners this summer. It seems that the English international would rather remain at Leicester, where he achieved the unthinkable last season, breaking both team and personal achievements and records. If such rejection is the case, then Arsenal need to start looking elsewhere again for another striker. ...........Read more
With Granit Xhaka already in the bag, Arsenal fans are praying that Arsene Wenger has just started the Gunners summer shopping with the classy midfielder. Le Prof has come in for a lot of stick this season for not bringing in a top class striker last summer, especially when Olivier Giroud’s 14 game goal drought basically denied Arsenal the Premier League title. ...........Read more
Arsenal fans are well used to Arsene Wenger pulling a fast one on us during a transfer window. Usually the Frenchman keeps us hoping and says he is looking for players before not making any transfers and saying that he just couldn’t find any.
This time though, the boss has been saying that he is unlikely to anything more than the Elneny signing, but all of a sudden the last week of the window seems to have gone a bit mad, rumour-wise. According to The Mirror we could be about to finally sign the Spanish striker Alvaro Morata with a huge bid to Juventus. The report also claims that we have had an initial bid rejected by Napoli for their midfield star Jorginho but could return with another. ...........Read more
It is starting to look like Arsene Wenger is happy with his striking options at Arsenal, despite having had big problems in that position last season. The Gunners have signed the excellent Chile international Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, while Nicklas Bendtner has been released. That is a massive upgrade, but is it enough?
Don’t forget that Theo Walcott is going to miss the first month or so, while it may take Sanchez a little while to settle. So we are back to relying on Olivier Giroud up front, with Podolski on the left. Then there is the young Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell and the tall and powerful, but still raw, French forward Yaya Sanogo. ...........Read more
Arsenal fans are well used to Arsene Wenger revealing as little as he possibly can about any Arsenal transfer business. You can’t blame him really, because as well as trying to avoid any complications with other clubs going for the same players, the Arsenal boss likes to do things the right way, not make bold statements intended to unsettle players.
So take Wenger’s denials, as reported by Arsenal.com, of recent speculation about possible strikers who could join Arsenal in January, with a large pinch of salt if you like. If it is true though, then it seems that Arsenal fans can forget about Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid or Alexandre Pato of Corinthians in Brazil. ...........Read more