It’s pretty clear what type of player Arsenal fans want to arrive at Arsenal, but what are your Transfer Deadline Day predictions?
On the final day of the summer transfer window, Arsenal pulled off a massive transfer coup and brought in World Cup winner and Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Özil for £42.3 million, although the summer before that we had no excitement as no-one arrived at the end of the window.
The summer before however, after the 8-2 massacre at Old Trafford, we did have some transfer deadline day excitement as Andre Santos, Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta all joined Arsenal. And of course, who could forget the signing of Park Chu-Young, probably the greatest Arsenal player of all time.
But what about this years transfer deadline day comings and going?
For me, after what happened at Leicester City and how Lukas Podolski was only given 14 minutes of normal time to help win a game where we needed his introduction a lot earlier, shows the bubbly German is on his way out. I wouldn’t be surprised if we managed to secure a last minute signing in the striker department and let Poldi go. Arsene clearly doesn’t have any faith in him (although I’m not sure why) and he should be free to leave.
But who are we going to sign? Falcao’s move to Real Madrid looks all but tied up, Remy has completed his move to Chelsea and the only “realistic” target (even though it’s still out there) is Edinson Cavani.
The latest reports regarding Falcao are that he is being offered to Manchester City for £55 million by AS Monaco. If that really is the case (although it’s probably a plot to get Real Madrid to get him sooner) then they are going to need to sell some of their strikers before bringing in the prolific Columbian. So that could theoretically mean Dzeko, Jovetic or Negrado are available for a quick sale.
Like you, I’ll be glued to Twitter and Sky Sports News to find out the latest news, but what are your predictions?
Do you think Arsenal will be active on transfer deadline day, or do you think Yaya Sanogo is destined to be Arsenal’s talisman for the foreseeable future? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!