Capoue is Arsenal’s main target as Mario Gotze rules himself out

Although there is still some time before the end of the season, there are lots of Arsenal transfer rumours in the papers lately. The Daily Express is claiming that Arsene Wenger tried hard to buy Etienne Capoue from Toulouse in January and believes that the French club will allow the defensive midfielder to finally move to the Emirates this summer.

Arsenal are definitely in need of a hard man in the middle and Capoue would certainly fit the bill for most Arsenal fans, but one player that EVERY Gooner would like to see at the Emirates is the German youngster Mario Gotze. But the Dortmund man has announced that he has no interest in joining Arsenal as he has bigger clubs in mind if he left Dortmund.

Arsenal striker swap deal with Dortmund on the cards?

Arsenal’s swap deal with Borussia Dortmund seems to be on the cards, but a possible move will only occur after this summer’s EURO 2012.

The Gunners are looking to offload striker Nicklas Bendtner, and have been linked with many of Dortmunds players including Gotze, Kagawa, Kevin Grosskreutz and Lewandowski. The first one has been long linked with the Gunners, and Wenger has publically stated his interest in him, but a long contract with Dortmund will probably stop him from leaving.

Have Arsenal found a cheaper version of Hazard, Moura or Gotze?

Wenger Eyes Young Serbian Attacking Midfielder
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing another very talented young footballer, as MirrorFootball states that they have been keeping tabs on the 20-year-old Serbian youngster Adem Ljajic.

The talented Serbian international was very close to a move to Manchester United two seasons ago but he eventually joined Fiorentina. He did so because he couldn’t get a work permit in the UK, so he chose to go to the Italian team where he became a first team player almost instantly. The attacking midfielder managed to appear in 52 games and scored 4 goals for the Florence side.

Who Should Arsene Go For In The Summer?

There have been a lot of rumours linking several players to a move to Arsenal in the summer especially after the horrible season the Gunners seem to be having. Many fans blame the situation on Wenger and some blame it on the outgoings, but all of them agree that the players brought to the club weren’t good enough.

Players like Gotze, Podolski, Giroud, Hazard and M’Vila are only a very small few of those who have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer.

Arsenal rumour roundup – Jan 10th – Gotze, Taylor, Zamora, Abidal, Gourcuff and Kalou

Here is a roundup of every single Arsenal transfer rumour to be found on the web today:

The Sun informs us that Mario Gotze may just stay in Germany and may extend his contract with Dortmund

SqueakyBumTime says Arsenal will bid 5m for Bobby Zamora

According to Sky Sports, Arsene Wenger fancies taking the 32 year-old Eric Abidal to Arsenal

Also on Sky, there is no chance of Yoann Gourcuff coming to the Emirates this winter

Over at Just Arsenal News, the Swansea defender Neil Taylor denies there is any truth in the Arsenal rumours

Wenger – We Won’t Transfer Any Midfielder

Arsenal’s manager seems to be unwilling to make any new transfers in January, and after he denied any centre-back transfer previously this week, now the Frenchman denied interest in any midfielder as well.

Arsene Wenger was quoted by The Mirror saying: “We won’t be in the winter market for any midfield positions considering that our players are back from injuries.”

This comes as a reply to all the rumours which were linking a bunch of top quality midfielders like M’Vila, Gotze, Reus or Hazard with the English club. Gotze and Reus seemed favourites to join the club in January, but now Wenger doesn’t seem to want that anymore.

Arsenal Outgoing and Incoming January Transfers

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is likely to do a bit of a spring cleaning in January when the transfer market will be opening, and will look to sell some of the players which are no longer motivated enough at Arsenal.

Rosicky  is one who was often linked with a possible departure, but the French manager denied the rumours:

“Rosicky is at Arsenal and he remains at Arsenal,” Wenger said.

The most likely to leave Arsenal this January are Squillaci, Arshavin and Chamakh.