The rumours regarding Arsenal’s possible moves for players around Europe are increasing now that everybody is waiting to see which players will be the most interesting at this summer’s European Championship.
The Gunners will be looking to improve their squad further after landing German striker Lukas Podolski, especially given the fact that Arsene Wenger has declared his interest in fighting for the league title next season.
As things look at the moment, Arsenal are very close to signing French striker Olivier Giroud. According to last week’s rumours Arsene Wenger has already sent an offer towards Montpellier.
Wenger will also be looking to land the French club’s attacking midfielder Younes Belhanda, but according to French officials the Morocco international isn’t up for grabs just yet.
Another one believed to be very close to signing for Arsenal is the Rennes’ defensive midfielder Yann M’Vila. The French international has also received an offer from Arsenal, but the deal might be off if the 21-year-old’s recent injury proves to be worse than it looks.
Arsenal seem to have missed out on the transfer of Ajax center-back Jan Vertonghen, who has admitted his interest in making the move to rivals Tottenham and is waiting for the two clubs to make a compromise on the price.
French international star Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has spoken about his interest to make the move away from his current club Montpellier, but it seems that like in Belhanda’s case, he isn’t easy to get because the club officials are loathe to lose their captain as well as their best two players.
Sao Paulo’s Lucas Moura isn’t up for grabs for Arsene Wenger anymore after Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid all grew an interest in the Brazilian attacking midfielder, which in turn lifted his transfer fee way out of Wenger’s reach. Now the Brazilian club have announced they don’t want him to move abroad until at least the winter transfer window.
According to this weeks rumours these are the most likely to be the new arrivals at Arsenal this summer. Which two of these would you make your priority?
15 thoughts on “A Roundup of all This Weeks Arsenal Transfer Rumours – Who do you want?”
Leighton Baines and Bas Dost maybe Neymar!
That makes no sense as dost has already been sold, baines is being eyed by man u and neymar is probably worth about 40 million….
M’ villa and Giroud but Vertonghen is an international standard, I watched him playing against England. If Venger can out compete the spurs in the last minute the better
add messi,gomez and whoever you want too 😛
I would prefer to welcome to the magnificent Emirates, the montpellier trio of Giroud, Belhanda and of course Mbiwa come the start of 2012/13 season.
You failed to mention the most intriguing rumor considering today’s Netherlands friendly: Ibrahim Afellay. Is it just me, or were Afellay and RvP really enjoying each other out there? RvP scored 2 and assisted on both Afellay’s goals. Clearly there is a lot of chemistry there. And Afellay is just coming off injury, he’s already in this kind of form. The rumored asking price from Barcelona was 6 mil, but that will certainly go up if Affellay continues this form in the Euro. Nevertheless, I figure a bid of somewhere around 10 mil would be more than enough. Perhaps this is what Wenger needs to do to convince RvP to sign… bring in Afellay!
The major area of concern for us currently should be to address our D/M, of which M’vila will do. Since we’re going to get rid of Chamakh and his likes, it will be a sensible thing to go after Giroud.
Bendtner4lewandowski,chamakh4giroud,mvila,affelay n keep my best player
Pls wenga,bring in m villa,lewandosky,affelay,mbia n giroud then sell ramsey,chamack,bendtner,djorou.
squilaci,fanbianski,dojoru,denilson,vela nd chamakah should al go while affaley,m villa,giroud nd d belgium man shuld cum in he’l contribute 2 defence
I agree with what @jafac said sign affelay to convince Rvp cos they r both good friends asides that affelay is a decent player we also need depth in our squad when injuries set in it won’t affect us that much we need to offload our fringe players n sign world class players M villa, giroud, affelay, hugo Lloris, a defender n belhalda.
i belive afellay is good buy. even for 10m. no need for giroud, mvilla, vertonghen… we nd left-backs tho n another def mid-field (not overpriced raging mvilla pls)
We really need a right back!! I hope we sign m’Vila and giroud!! I really want brazillian international hulk!!!
M’vila and giroud i hope prof wenger wil geth those two