£20m GOAL MACHINE welcomes January Arsenal transfer talk

Although Arsenal seem to have a couple of other transfer priorities than to strengthen the forward line in January, it does not mean that Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal scouting team will not still be looking at striking options for the January.

And with it looking increasingly likely that either Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell or both will be looking to leave the Emirates in January in order to get more game time, maybe the Gunners will need to sign another striker when the winter window opens.

Only £10m bid? Is this the reason Arsenal didn’t sign Balotelli?

The Arsenal transfer rumour mill got itself all worked up and thought that the Italy and AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli was all but signed up to play for Arsenal next season. Us fans were told to expect the deal to be completed once the Italy national team had played their last part in the World Cup, but that was some time ago and nothing has happened.

So the rumour mill has moved on and we have heard little about the 23-year old recently, until now that is. There are two separate reports today that suggest that a deal was on the cards, but they have different reasons as to why.

Is Wenger in a battle with Puma over Balotelli to Arsenal transfer?

A lot of Arsenal fans have accused the manager of being more interested in balancing the books in recent years than getting the Gunners to compete for the top honours. Whether or not that is really true, or whether he has had no choice with the financial restraints placed on him by the club, it is certainly true that Wenger has been careful what he spends in the transfer market.

Arsenal to complete £29m transfer of Balotelli next week?

Arsenal fans, unless they are Italian of course, will be hoping that Uruguay can beat the Azzurri in the final World cup game of group D. That will mean that Costa Rica and Uruguay progress to the knockout stages of the tournament, while Italy and the abject excuse for a team that is England (I have clearly not got over it yet) go home and get a bit of free time before the preparations for next season begin.

Was Jack Wilshere England’s Missing Piece?

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has admitted the fact that Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere’s absence was vital for England – who saw themselves knocked out by an Italy which the manager didn’t see as favorites.

Jack has been out for the whole season, and it seems that the Gunner will be back in due time for the start of next season, but Redknapp seems to think that he was the missing key from England’s Euro squad.

‘It was almost complete dominance, and to be fair, I didn’t see that coming. I didn’t particularly rate this Italy side.’

Arsenal defender on his way to Italy

It seems that the Arsenal defender Johan Djourou is listening to the advice given by his national team manager and has instructed his agent to find him a team that will give him regular first team football.

His agent, Flavio Ferraria, responded to rumours that Napoli was a possible destination for the fourth-choice Arsenal centre-back.

Ferraria said: “Can Djourou join Napoli? It’s certainly possible, especially as we will be in Italy next week for a series of appointments,”

“At the moment Napoli are not on the list of appointments, but everything is possible. If he leaves the Premier League, then he will play in Italy or Spain.

Wenger Interested In Signing Napoli’s Star Striker

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger seems to be following the trend and after Italian squad Napoli’s forward Ezequiel Lavezzi had an amazing match against Chelsea, the Frenchman now wants to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger’s mind is set on refreshing the squad a bit in the summer and now after Arshavin left Chamakh and Park are likely to do the same in the summer, which also means that at least one or two have to come to the club and replace them. Chamberlain is an ascending star and his future at Arsenal is a certain one, but Wenger seems to be also looking for a couple of attacking men he could bring at the club.