Chelsea transfer target in `Come and Get Me` plea to Arsenal

Arsenal need another top quality central defender. If anyone was left with any doubts about that, then the Gunners handing over a 3-0 lead to Anderlecht, a club whose record in the Champions League is nothing short of abysmal, should have removed any lingering doubts.

And if there is any way that Arsene Wenger can get one over on Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea boss who recently called the Frenchman a specialist in failure, then I am sure the Arsenal boss would not be averse to taking it. So onr of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours reported by Talksport could be just the ticket.

Chelsea choked as transfer target snubs them for Arsenal move

Arsenal fans have had to suffer the pain of seeing another former captain starring for a Premier League rival, with Cesc Fabregas threatening to do for Chelsea what Robin van Persie did for Man United and help them to win the title.

But there could be some revenge for the Gunners, especially if the German defender Antonio Rudiger turns out to be as good a player as his first few years in the Bundesliga with Stuttgart have suggested. The 21-year old has been so good that a host of top clubs around Europe have been alerted, with Man United and Chelsea among them.

Gnabry Glad to stay at Arsenal after snubbing Stuttgart

Before signing for Arsenal as a 16-year old, Serge Gnabry played for his boyhood club Stuttgart, and it has now been revealed that the Bundesliga side tried to persuade the 18-year old to return to them this summer. From what we have seen of him in pre-season and since the start of the season, it is no wonder they wanted him back.

His former sporting director Joachim Schneider told Bild, “It’s true, he had the chance to return in the summer, but he opted to fight for his chance at Arsenal and deserves every respect for this decision.