Arsenal face trouble as Koscielny’s agent suggests Barcelona and Bayern interest

There was a bit of concern for Arsenal fans recently after Laurent Koscielny suggested he might want to leave the club to further his ambitions, but when you read the whole statement, it had been taken out of context and sensationalised a bit. He actually said he was happy at Arsenal, but would consider leaving, in the future, if the club continued as it has been in recent years.

His agent, however, seems to be keen on drumming up some transfer bonuses for himself, because stories have started to hit the newspapers about the 27-year old French international and a possible big money move away from the Emirates. Hopefully this will not make a great deal of difference, as Arsenal have Koscielny on a contract until 2017, but it could encourage unsettling speculation and maybe even a bid from FC Barcelona or Bayern Munich.

Both clubs are looking for top quality defenders, but we don’t want them looking over this way. I, personally, do not have a massive amount of confidence in the Arsenal board and it’s ability to resist a tempting offer of cold hard cash. Do you?

Have Arsenal sealed the deal for prolific striker?

It looks as though Arsenal are in for a busy day as it is now being reported in Spain that Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is on his way to North London after the two clubs agreed a fee of around £18 Million. It is also being reported by the local media that Higuain and his agent have agreed terms almost immediately after the fee was agreed.

For a player and his agent to agree terms so quickly must mean that Higuain is either unhappy in Madrid or Arsenal have made him an offer he can’t refuse. It is more likely that he is unhappy over there because of Karim Benzema who has regularly kept the Argentine on the bench since the 2010-2011 season. Altough Higuain has had a good run of games recently he feels it is best to move on because any successor to Jose Mourinho might prefer Benzema to lead the line. Either that or Arsenal have unexpectedly offered him a fantastic deal in order to silence the doubters and get a prolific striker in as soon as possible.

It was reported last week that Arsenal had made a bid but it seems that it has now finally all been agreed and the player is on his way to the Emirates Stadium after the Madrid hierarchy mulled over the deal.

Higuain has always been destined for big things in football since his early days at former Argentine giants River Plate. He was casually brought into the first team during his late teens and showed incredible ability by regularly scoring and was soon on the radar of Europe’s top clubs.

In late 2006 he signed for Real Madrid for around £10 Million and was slowly introduced to top flight European football where he scored plenty of goals whenever he was on the pitch. His greatest season at Madrid was in the 2009-2010 season where he scored 27 league goals in the season which was more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He then went on to the world cup in South Africa and scored the only hat-trick of the tournament which should have cemented him as one of the world’s best strikers.

The following season he was nudged out of the team by Karim Benzema who has continued to shine as the first choice striker since then. Higuain has become frustrated at this and he now seeks this move to Arsenal.

Arsenal fans rejoice, it looks like we have a 30 goal a season striker arriving imminently.

Bendtner Holding Talks – Could he be aiming for a great Arsenal swap deal?

One of Arsenal’s biggest recent flops, Nicklas Bendtner is ready to leave the London club soon, and according to himself he just hired another agent to help him in dealing with the offers he’s receiving.

The Danish striker has hired the services of FIFA-licensed agent Tom Brookes, who will be working alongside his father to deal with incoming offers.

“I know Tom from England, and now he and my father are taking care of the interested clubs.” Bendtner said.

According to rumours, Bendtner’s best chances are to join German side Borussia Dortmund, who are looking to further improve their squad for next season’s Champions League run, especially considering that they will most likely lose a few of their top players after winning the Bundesliga title this season and attracting a lot of interest from abroad.

Kagawa has already joined United, and according to the reports a swap between Lewandowski and Bendtner would be highly likely given Arsenal’s interest in the Polish striker, who has also spoken about his interest to move away from the Bundesliga after winning all there is to win in the German league.

Could a switch between Lewandowski and Bendtner really happen?