Chamakh Agrees Terms So Will Arsene Look at Villa
We know that Arsene Wenger is monitoring Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh, the boss told everyone that. We also know that Chamakh would love to come to the Emirates. We have a vacancy now as Adebayor has left and with the terrible news that Nasri will be out until October; this means that both Arshavin and Walcott will spend more time on the wings.
So what is the problem? Wenger said he has the money to spend, yet it appears that Lyons have entered the race for the striker and Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn have agreed terms with the player, and all that waits is for the player to decide if which club he wants to join and fight against relegation.
Our interest, so strong in the papers and on the web seems to have diminished. No player is going to wait and wait for Arsenal to make a move, we may never make that move and he may have missed other opportunities.
I do not think Arsene will make a move for any player until after the Emirates Cup. By that time we would have played 5 friendlies and Arsene will know whether or not his strikers have the ability to lead us next season or whether he needs to enter the transfer market.
But will it be too late? Tow of the leading candidates, Chamakh and Huntelaar will not wait for Arsenal; they would have left by then. We lost out on Benzema due to Real’s mad transfer policy; however there remain two players that are still available.
The first is the old chestnut, Obafemi Martins, who in all honesty had one good season at Newcastle. I am not too excited by Martins, will he be any different to Adebayor, and I doubt it.
The second is a player that for some reason has fallen off the radar for all teams. He is David Villa. It was expected that Villa will move to Real or Barcelona, but they have recruited Benzema and Ibrahimovic, respectively. He could be a surprise purchase that will shock the footballing world. With no other teams in the market for Villa, Wenger can expect to do business at £30million. Could our friendly against Valencia have something to do with a possible purchase?
Posted on July 21, 2009, in Transfers and tagged Arsenal, Arsenal News, Arsenal Transfers, Chamakh, David Villa, Summer Transfer News, Summer Transfers 2009, Transfer News. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.