The transfer window has well and truly been opened with a lot of big money signings moving to Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Liverpool, Monaco, Juventus and several other big European clubs. Unfortunately, things aren’t going so well at Arsenal.
To date, we’ve confirmed the exciting signing of an out-of-contract young Frenchman by the name of Yaya Sanogo. The 20 year old used to play for Auxerre, until his contract ran out on the 30th June, and that’s when we snapped him up.
He joins an illustrious list of inspired Arsene signings from the French league, including Marouane Chamakh, Gervinho, Park Chu-Young and Olivier Giroud.
So a signing worth getting excited over.
I jest, but hopefully (that should be in capitals really) that may just be the start of some big summer signings.
Unfortunately, we have had a bid publicly turned down for Lars Bender. We reportedly bid somewhere in the region of £18.5 million but that was rejected. Are we going in with another bid? Who knows. But missing out on him wouldn’t be a surprise.
Despite Higuain’s dog declaring he was coming to Arsenal, all talk of the Argentine striker joining us has stalled.
The ridiculous Wayne Rooney rumours have also died down, giving way to some other equally preposterous links. We’ve now been linked with Manchester City’s Gareth Barry, although it’s “reported” we wouldn’t pay him the £100,000 a week he’s on at the Etihad. So not really a story then is it?
Also, Nicklas Bendtner looks like he is following Djourou and moving to Germany. So that’s nice I suppose.
Are we destined for a long and agonising summer where we are just constantly being linked to a host of “world class” players we don’t have a chance in hell of signing?