According to The Daily Mirror, sources in Madrid believe Sami Khedira, the Real and Germany midfield anchorman, would like to follow Ozil to the Emirates Stadium.
The same paper believes we are going to try and sign Wayne Rooney in January and we’re set to offer £40 million for him.
Both players have just 18 months left on their current contracts.
I know nothing about Khediria as I try not to watch Real Madrid but Iv’e seen enough of Wayne Rooney to believe he’d be perfect for us.
January is a long way off but it could very well be a productive transfer window as Arsene Wenger still has money to spend….
Well the dust has finally settled on what was a traumatic Summer Transfer Window.
The season is well under way, so maybe we can look back at the summer and see it in a less emotional state (where’s my fiver rico?)…
For me, the signing of Suarez would have been sensational. That transfer alone would have made it a satisfactory summer, as I felt that we needed a world class striker to finish off all the amazing approach play that the team constructed…
Although initially Higuain did seem a move in the right direction, Suarez was a real step-up in class, a quality player who really excited me.
Of course Liverpool held their nerve and resolve in the face of Arsenal’s huge but ultimately tactless bid of £40 million + £1. What ‘brain cell’ in the management team dreamt that one up?
Time was running out. The ‘natives’ were getting restless and Arsene had to pull something out of his hat. The rabbit he produced was Mesut Ozil and at a club transfer record of £42.4 million.
Was that deal planned???
Or was it expediency to ward off a fans revolt???
It was a coup all the same and planned or not it was a brilliant piece of PR for the club, manager, CEO and even Kroenke…
It lifted everyone, the fans of course, the players, staff, everyone connected to the club. It was the biggest transfer to Arsenal since Sol Campbell. But it had the effect on the clubs psychology similar to the effects we felt when first David Platt, then Dennis Bergkamp arrived in the summer of 1995.
It meant, on the face of it, that Arsenal meant business (at last).
Jovetic, Higuain, Capoue, Di Maria etc, were all quickly forgotten. We had arguably the best exponent of his position in world football. Everyone knew it, Real Madrid realised their gaff, and players around the world, who had previously viewed a move to Arsenal as ‘sideways’ or even ‘backwards’ suddenly saw Arsenal as going places…
Five successive wins, despite our annual injury crisis, have seen us top the EPL and qualify for the Champions League Group Stages.
Even Mourinho’s decision to block Demba Ba’s loan move can be seen as a positive, psychologically. Mourinho obviously didn’t intend it to be so, but he has sent out a message that he fears Arsenal and sees us as serious competitors. Yes, that decision has left us short up front and you have to question why there was no other alternatives lined up. There is certainly a clear frustration, no doubt, when the prospect of Suarez, becomes the reality of Bendtner?!!!
But there is a belief in this team that we can see, growing within the squad, a belief that I first witnessed last season at Anfield and Upton Park. There is a consistency of performance, a determination, a resilience, dare I say the early signs of a winning mentality…
Yes, there is a long way to go and a lot can still go wrong. That deflating defeat that I saw at Carrow Road last season still lingers in my memory.
The talented and promising youngsters that we have in the squad, will have to step up to the plate and do their bit, maybe sooner than later?
Arsenal still have to face up to the Top Three. Still have to take points off of them, beat them, but I am a lot more optimistic of that prospect than I was just a month ago.
Flamini has the makings of a smart signing, Sanogo, well the jury is out?
Was Flamini planned? Or just good luck??
Well maybe we’re due some luck…
Written by Brainwashedkev.