Could Torres be the Arsenal fans “surprise”

Arsene Wenger has apparently registered an interest with Chelsea FC over the possible loan of Fernando Torres, with the Frenchman hoping to bolster his attacking options before the transfer window shuts tomorrow.

Arsenal currently have Olivier Giroud in great goalscoring form, and Wenger is hoping to keep his star-striker motivated by upping the competition for a the central striker role. Having lost Lukas Podolski to injury, the North-London club are left with Theo Walcott or Yaya Sanogo as their only viable alternatives. Sanogo has only just arrived and is very much still learning his trade, whereas Theo is widely encouraged to play out wide by Wenger.

Arsenal get boost from Suarez himself in transfer tussle

We know now that Luis Suarez is at least interested in moving to Arsenal. I won’t go into the whole situation as I’m sure everybody will know by now. Here’s a quick line to explain : Arsenal have now upped the offer to £40 million and £1 to talk to Suarez but the bid was once again rejected.

Suarez has begun talking to Arsenal to agree personal terms, which is good because now we know that he really is interested in a move to our club. I am still quite surprised that Arsenal have even made bid over £40M. It’s like Christmas has come early and I now have faith that this spending will continue.

Who can Arsenal turn to if Suarez and Higuain don’t sign?

As any Arsenal fan will understand, you have to be worried about the current problems that the club faces in the transfer window concerning Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez. Liverpool seem to want £55 million according to some newspapers although the more reliable ones report that £40 million should do it.

Real Madrid have slowed down any negotiations for Higuain and to me that deal seems to be off now. It will be a miracle if we see Higuain in England by the time the transfer window closes. We can probably forget about Wayne Rooney as he will follow the money.

Why Arsenal should make shock move for Chelsea striker!

In recent weeks Arsenal have been linked with a few strikers such as Christian Benteke, Gonzalo Higuain and Stevan Jovetic just to name a few. Things concerning Benteke at the moment are quiet and Higuain and Jovetic look to be going to Juventus, so who will Arsenal turn to next? David Villa is a good option or Arsene Wenger could take a gamble that would be a great success for the club if it pays off.

Wenger relieved Drogba isn’t playing against Arsenal today

Arsene Wenger has come out stating that he is relieved Drogba is no longer part of the Chelsea squad but also believes that without Michael Essien and with Frank Lampard playing a deeper role, Chelsea are not as robust. Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar have brought flair rather than muscle to Stamford Bridge.

“When you think about them, they had Florent Malouda, Essien, Lampard, physically, contact-wise they were a very impressive side with Drogba on top of that,” he said.

Benayoun – Arsenal MUST keep hold of Van Persie

The Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun may or may not be still playing for Arsenal next season, but he is adamant that the Gunners have to hold on to their captain for next season.

Benayoun has played with many of the best strikers in the world in his time at Liverpool and Chelsea and believes that Robin Van Persie must be rated up there with the best of them.

“I was lucky to play with some of the great strikers in my career and Robin at the moment is one of the best in the world,” Benayoun said.

Arsenal Rumour Roundup 31st Jan – Eisfeld, Torres, Holtby, Miyaichi, Van Persie and Mariappa

Despite Arsene Wenger consistently saying that their will be no new arrivals at the Emirates, there are still lots of Arsenal transfer rumours around today, especially as it has been revealed that Arsenal have already bought Thomas Eisfeld….

Arsenal linked with shock move for Torres! (Lucas Torres not Fernando!)

We are also being linked with a move to take Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby

Another cheap player apparently close to signing is the Watford defender Adrian Mariappa...

Young Gunner Ryo Miyaichi is set to join Fulham or Bolton today