Yesterday I talked about how Arsene came out after the North London Derby and how he said he “might have a good surprise for us” in terms of signings. And he didn’t disappoint, with the £42.4 million signing of German international Mesut Özil (subject to a medical).
As you can see from this video, this guy is the assist master and his statistics are frightening!
In the meantime, we’ve also been linked with Chelsea Demba Ba, who is out-of-favour with Jose Mourinho. The 28 year old striker is seen as good backup for the in-form Olivier Giroud, and could give us a different option up front. Reportedly, we are looking at for a season long loan deal and Chelsea are asking for £3 million, while we’re currently offering £1.5 million. According to Sky Sports, Napoli and Valencia are also interested, so watch this space.
We’ve also been linked with Fiorentina (on loan from Palermo) goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, who is also apparently Manuel Almunia’s twin brother. Let’s just hope the similarity ends at physical looks and he doesn’t make mistakes like Almunia. The latest is that we’re going to sign him for £1 million on a season long loan, with an option for a permanent deal at the end of the season.
As for other rumours, The Mail have us linked to PSG striker Javier Pastore, but I can’t see that happening. The Telegraph think we could get Özil’s Real Madrid teammate Angel Di Maria and Palermo striker Abel Hernandez.
So who else do you think we will buy before the transfer window slams shut at 11pm tonight?