August 24, 2012 by
Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger seems to have dropped the idea of bringing in Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin, as Liverpool manager Rodgers admits the two clubs are close to a deal.
After being thought that Arsenal has all but transferred Sahin, Rodgers has confirmed yesterday the fact that the Turkish defensive midfielder could be in Liverpool in less than 24 hours.
“Hopefully in the next 24 hours we will get some confirmation on that,”
“It’s quite far along. He’s a very good footballer.”
With only M’Vila to choose from after losing the chase for Sahin, Wenger has turned his attention to another issue of the club’s. According to rumours, Theo’s unwillingness to sign a new contract has forced Wenger to go searching for a replacement, and Spanish star Jesus Navas seems to be the top target for the Frenchman.
Navas didn’t snub the rumour, but didn’t confirm him either, saying:
‘I don’t know anything about Arsenal,’
‘I’m staying calm and I am enjoying every moment here.’
Arsene Wenger has no more than 6 days to bring in the reinforcements he wants, and according to his statement at least a midfielder (probably a defensive one) and a defender will join. Who will the two be?
August 21, 2012 by
Today’s newspapers went crazy claiming that Frenchman Arsene Wenger managed to turn Sahin around from joining Liverpool, and that a phonecall was all it took for the Turkish international to join the Gunners.
According to Meto.co.uk, Arsene Wenger has managed to convince Sahin to join and thus replace Song in a record-breaking time, with a world-class midfielder. Even though Sahin has been injured the whole length of last season, Mourinho’s staff claimed that the former Dortmund star is now a serios competitior for the squad, but not for the defensive midfielder role where Real Madrid is packed, but for the left-back role.
“The Frenchman, who is fluent in German, called Sahin over the weekend and convinced him to move to north London, in a personal touch that has seen the Gunners edge ahead.
Sahin is now expected in England in the next 48 hours ahead of a medical with Arsenal, before signing on a season-long loan.”
With Arsene Wenger now very close to bringing in Sahin, it’s fair to say that Arsenal will have a strong team this season. The Gunners might still bring in some midfield reinforcements after Wenger claimed that he was unsatisfied about the build-up play against Sunderland. Who do you think should still join?
August 18, 2012 by
Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has admitted the fact that big transfers are still to come, saying that the Gunners can still both lose and bring in players of a high caliber. According to the Frenchman, Barcelona’s target, midfielder Alex Song might leave the club, but others just as good might also sign until the transfer window is over.
When asked whether Song could leave and whether others could join, Wenger replied:
“Both could happen, but my focus is on the Sunderland game (on Saturday).
“Midfield is an area where we have much more freedom to make decisions.”
The Frenchman then answered a question regarding the possible transfer of Real Madrid’s Turkish midfielder Nuri Sahin, by saying:
“He is one of the players we are following,” he said.
Losing Song at this time, after just being forced to lose Van Persie, would surely be a blow for the Gunners despite the fact that they have added a few top quality players to the club this summer. What’s certain is that the money they received for the transfer of Van Persie, will probably be, as the club financial agreement states, reinvested in other transfers. Who do you think will join?
August 07, 2012 by
Amidst rumours linking Arsenal with Turkish star Nuri Sahin, Real Madrid’s manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that for the young star the situation at the club is extremely difficult and that it won’t be easy for him to find a place in the starting line-up.
Arsene Wenger has been interested in bringing another defensive midfielder over, and with the deal for Yann M’Vila reportedly closed, Sahin is now the most likely target.
‘The point is, he’s a young boy, he wants to play every match,’
‘And in Real Madrid with Xabi Alonso, with [Sami] Khedira, with Lassana [Diarra], [Esteban] Granero, [Mesut] Ozil, the situation is not easy.
‘Real Madrid is very difficult. It is not an easy club, because we demand a lot. We have great players, and when you don’t start well, it is difficult to do it.
‘If he stays, hes’ not a problem for me, he’s one more solution. We leave [the situation] in his hands. Be happy.
‘Decide what you want to decide, to be happy. If you decide to leave we are going to help you to leave. If you decide to stay, we are going to support you and try to succeed this season.’
Wenger still has two weeks ahead of the season start by when he declared that he would like all transfers to be made. What do you think will happen?