Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Transfer Rumours: Arsenal

So, Euro 2008 is over and most clubs won't begin their pre-season friendlies for another month (Arsenal v. Real Madrid, August 3rd!). In the meantime, we need to provide some content for all 12 of our dedicated readers. In the spirit of completely made-up shit that has so enraged the mainstream media (MSM, for the cool kids), we will periodically present some transfer rumours for our favorite clubs. Join me after the jump for some Gunner goodies.



By now we are all aware that Arsenal have signed Aaron Ramsey and Samir Nasri. If you didn't know that, then you are not a Gunner. In addition, Arsenal are targeting 21-year old Amaury Bischoff from Werder Bremen in the German Bundesliga. The youngster, who not surprisingly is technically a French citizen, only made one appearance for Werder's senior team, in a UEFA Cup match in 2007. Despite this, Wenger feels that Bischoff will eventually be a good replacement for Mathieu Flamini.

It is also rumoured that Wenger has targeted Miguel Veloso, the 22-year old midfielder for Sporting Lisbon. In addition, as transfer rumours continue to swirl around Adebayor, who is being pursued by both Barca and AC Milan, thoughts have turned to either Roque Santa Cruz, the Blackburn striker, or Obafemi Martins, of Newcastle United, as his possible replacement.

Your thoughts on these and other possibilities in the comments.

15 comments:

Precious Roy said...

Can't the £30M for Ade buy both Martins and Santa Cruz?

Mike Georger said...

dont get selling adebayor at all. have heard the argument that he is a product of the system but i dont buy it. even if he is, he is still scoring a shitload of goals

any plans on buying some central defense? if not, wooooo!

Precious Roy said...

Adebayor out the door seems fait accompli at this point. I want him to stay, but he's not getting a 3x increase in pay.

We don't need to shore up the defense, we have Senderos.

Or do we? Is he still under contract or did we trade him for a bag of magic sand yet?

The NY Kid said...

The £30M for Adebayor could buy both, but we still have Van Porcelain and Bendtner to consider. That said, Ade has repeatedly denied that he is going anywhere.

As for our defense, it will be Sagna, Clichy and shite.

Mike Georger said...

youd be better off spending half the 30 million on kompany

dont know if belgian is close enough to french though

Ian said...

Obafemi Martins?

DO NOT WANT

Keith said...

Roy, are you listing Senderos as an asset? Really?

/yes, I mean THAT Senderos

TrippinBrammie said...

I garauntee right now, neither Ade or that portugese punk in Manchester are leaving their clubs this year

Goat said...

I lost a lot of respect for Ade. He tailed off at the end of the season and now he's demanding a transfer so he can make more money? He's not a superstar yet and he's still under contract. I say keep him and only play him in Carling Cup games. I only say this because I'm sure Van Persie is going to play a full season. Oh, who the fuck am I kidding? Don't go Ade! We love you! Don't make us play Bendtner!

Jordan said...

I know this is not Arsenal related, but just some opinions on Poldoski. He was behind Klose and Toni last year and was mentioning being upset at a lack of time. Correct me if I am wrong, just thought I remembered that. Has there been any information on him transferring anywhere?

Precious Roy said...

Keith: The 'bag of magic sand' bit should have been a clue that I was being completely facetious.

Jordan: I think Klinsmann loves Lukas, so he's got to figure with Klinsy taking over, he's going to see a lot more of the pitch in Munich. Plus, they should be the clear favorites to win the Bundesliga and have CL football ahead of them. Where is he going to go that's substantially better?

Keith said...

Roy- Reading just isn't my thing today. I totally missed that sand bit.

If it makes you feel any better, at least you didn't transfer in Zat Knight the day after he scored an own-goal against you.

The NY Kid said...

Michael Knight >>>>>> Zat Knight

Keith said...

Hasselhoff now > Zat Knight

Andrew said...

Podolski perhaps to Werder.

Georger is spot on with Arsenal picking up Kompany, but according to Wenger (via Sky Sports), "I have been interested in Vincent Kompany ever since he was 16, but I am not interested in him this year."

Why? He's too old?

How about Huntelaar? He could be useful. Again, speculating based on Ade moving.