Remember this day in back 1999 when we beat Leicester 2-1 at Highbury?
Of course you do, it was debut day for the one of the best players, if not the best player Arsene Wenger has ever signed for Arsenal…..
If only he could hop back a few years in time and start all over again, he truly was a wonderful player. He’s not bad now either…
German newspapers are reporting that Marco Reus could be on the move to Arsenal! 25 millions Euros is the players release clause according to those reports and if Ivan and Dickie could get a deal done for him, we’ll all be going ‘wow’!
What a signing he would be, still, it’s all rumour right now, nothing more…
As is our link to Manchester City’s centre half Matija Nastasic who has reportedly been told he is surplus to requirements as City are on the verge of signing another defender.
Daniel Agger looks to be heading to Barcelona which may rule them out of signing Thomas Vermaelen, leaving Man Utd as the only club really interested in him and some newspapers report that Utd are to up their offer to £15 million.
Other reports around suggest Barca officials are heading to London today to secure a deal for our captain so who knows what to believe.
One player we didn’t sign when I think many of us thought we would was Julian Draxler and he’s been talking about why he didn’t move:
The [buy-out clause] stayed with me. I did not play like 20 clubs were ready to pay this sum for me last season. I have to become attractive to big clubs again.
Now I know what it’s meant to be the bogeyman. After the derby loss to Dortmund, it felt like I was the only one who was blamed for it.
How’s that for honesty.
£37 million is a lot of money and to have that kind of figure attached to a 20 year old shows just how daft the transfer fees have become, well, valuations but, and like with any young player, if they are to go on and really fulfil their potential, that valuation could double by the time he gets itchy feet and wants to return home. That would be considered a very good piece of business..
Unlike players like Vidal of course who is reported to be valued at a staggering £47 million. His valuation will only decrease as the years go by. No wonder LVG is thinking twice about shelling out for him.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love us to sign Vidal, he’s a very good player, but at that price and with a few niggly injuries recorded, far too risky.
Champions League draw tomorrow and I hope we can’t be drawn against Legia Warsaw, they have just thumped Celtic 6-1 over two legs. Ouch.
That’s it for today and writing that was like pulling teeth, I feel sorry for those who read it… lol
Have a good one all, let’s hope we get some good news on the transfer front real soon….