January 26, 2015 by
Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal centre-back Gabriel Paulista, with the 24-year-old having been awarded a work permit, for a deal said to be worth around £15M with Joel Campbell going in the opposite direction on loan.
Manager Arsene Wenger previously revealed the deal to sign Paulista could be completed today, saying: “Paulista is a central defender but he can also play on the flanks. He is tall and pacy. He has a good chance to adapt to English football. I see good potential in him. The deal could be done before the FA Cup draw (on Monday).” .......Read more here.....
January 22, 2015 by
Arsenal are continuing the strengthening of their defensive options, with the Londoners close to completing a deal to sign Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista.
“I hadn’t considered selling Gabriel, it’s bad news from a sporting point of view. If both Gabriel and the club believe that his sale to Arsenal is the best for all parties, we will accept,” said Villarreal manager Marcelino.
The 24-year-old could see the Gunners back around £10M, but would provide much-needed strength in depth in an area Arsenal have been lacking in this season. No deal has been confirmed yet by either party, but the move is expected to be completely shortly. .......Read more here.....
January 21, 2015 by
Arsenal Football Club have wrapped up the first deal of the winter transfer window having completed the signing of Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw for an undisclosed fee.
The 17-year-old has become the club’s first signing of the January window, but he is unlikely to be the last as the Gunners continue the search for a central defender and holding midfielder.
Arsenal announced the news on club’s official website, stating that Bielik is capable of playing in holding midfield and at centre-back, although the youngster is unlikely to feature for the senior side between now and the end of the season. .......Read more here.....
January 21, 2015 by
Arsenal Football Club are considering a January bid for Newcastle star Cheick Tiote as they continue the search for a new holding midfielder, according to the latest reports.
The Gunners are believed to be in the market for a central defender and defensive midfielder, and they have been linked with quite a few high-profile footballers over the past few weeks.
The emergence of youngster Francis Coquelin and his impressive display in the 2-0 triumph over Manchester City are enough to suggest the Frenchman will be a very good option in the centre of the park for years to come. .......Read more here.....
January 16, 2015 by
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to have finally decided to add a new central defender to the ranks at the Emirates, with the Frenchman confirming that the Gunners were looking to reinforce their back line.
While the Professor was having doubts whether signing a new centre-back should be a priority in the January window, the latest injury to Mathieu Debuchy seems to have persuaded the boss that this is the way to go.
The former Newcastle full-back is set to miss around three months of action through a shoulder problem, meaning the Gunners will be desperately short of cover in the heart of defence with Calum Chambers forced to switch to right-back. .......Read more here.....
January 14, 2015 by
England Under-21 striker Benik Afobe has left Arsenal on permanent basis, having joined Championship side Wolverhampton for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract at Molineux.
The 21-year-old started the season on loan at MK Dons, where he saw his career take off following a number of disappointing loan spells. Afobe went on to score 19 goals in 30 competitive appearances, and his impressive displays made Wolverhampton manager Kenny Jackett take notice.
Wolves have since agreed an undisclosed transfer fee with Arsenal, with the young forward signing a long-term deal after completing his medical. The talented forward leaves the Gunners after 13 years without making a single Premier League appearance for the club. .......Read more here.....
January 13, 2015 by
Arsenal’s young French striker Yaya Sanogo has joined the Gunners London rivals Crystal Palace on-loan for the rest of the season. The striker had been linked with a number of moves, including a move back to his homeland with Bordeaux.
However, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had stated that he would prefer the youngster to go on-loan to a Premier League club in order to gain experience in the English top-flight. He could now get a chance of more first team football in the Premier League with the Eagles.
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January 12, 2015 by
Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko has all but confirmed that he would be interested in a move to the Emirates amidst speculation linking the Gunners with the move for the Magpies star.
Even if Arsenal are reportedly looking to sign a central defender and defensive midfielder, the French footballer has emerged as a target for the Emirates outfit at the start of the winter transfer window.
And if the reports are true, then Arsene Wenger should have no problems luring Sissoko to North London given that the 25-year-old admits he would be delighted to join Arsenal if the Gunners come calling. .......Read more here.....
January 09, 2015 by
A lot has been made about Arsenal’s need for another central defender due to the lack of depth in the team when injuries take their toll, and West Ham defender Winston Reid is a name that continues to be linked with the Gunners.
The 26-year-old has been outstanding for the Hammers in the last 18 months, but his contract with United expires in the summer. As a result, he can hold talks with other clubs now, and can sign a deal that means he will join on a free transfer at the end of his deal. But is he an Arsene Wenger type signing? .......Read more here.....
January 08, 2015 by
French daily newspaper L’Equipe has suggested that Villarreal centre-back Gabriel Paulista is the latest player on Arsene Wenger’s radar as the Professor aims to add another central defender to his ranks in January.
The Gunners were believed to have made Saint Etienne star Loic Perrin their number one target, with the player himself confirming contacts with the Premier League side.
However, usually reliable media outlet L’Equipe has learned that Arsenal have cooled off interest in Perrin and decided to pursue other targets as they were probably unable to reach an agreement with les Verts. .......Read more here.....