Lots of Arsenal news and Arsenal transfer rumors to discuss today. The Gunners had an initial offer of around £6m rejected by Cardiff for goalkeeper David Marshall. This from today’s Daily Mail.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been in touch with Zinedine Zidane (yes the man who accomplished many things within the world of football, but will still be rememebred most for his head butt in the World Cup) over the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata says the Daily Mirror.
Los Blancos either want a buy-back clause after three years to allow Morata to leave the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this summer, or an inflated £25m fee paid upfront if not. Wenger has balked at both of these proposals – as has fellow interested club Juventus – with a price-tag of around £12m being thought of as a fairer fee for the 21-year-old.
-Moving on to the next piece of Arsenal news. According to Sky Sports, Serge Aurier and Alvaro Morata (who we are already covered) are mentioned as two targets who could be on their way to the Emirates. Both are young, useful options who could have a big future if properly developed.
-Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s World Cup hopes are hanging by a thread after he was ruled out for at least 10 days through injury. It’s too early to rule him out completely. But he may not be ready until a semi final? Is it even worth brining him on the plane to Brazil? Well, why not. Because there are no other better options on the standby list. Needless to say, this is the main bit of Arsenal transfer news today.
-Garry Monk insists Swansea City have not received any offers for Wilfried Bony despite reported interest from a host of Premier League clubs.
-Bacary Sagna will have to be replaced by someone. who?
-Final bit of Arsenal news. Forget about Cesc Fabregas returning to the London side. Marca are reporting that his ship has sailed, as the former team captain will be playing in Chelsea Blue.
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