The 8-2 defeat at the weekend has forced Wenger into the transfer market, rumours are flying around everywhere.
Two deals that are virtually done will Park Chu Young join Arsenal from AS Monaco. Park is South Korea’s captain and a striker who does not have an impressive record in club football. Park was due to join Lille when Wenger hi-jacked the deal, the fee has been reported as anything from £2.6M to £10M. The second signing is Fenerbahce’s Brazilian left back Andre Santos for a reported £6.2M. As always Arsenal have remained silent over both deals.
Everything else is wild speculation.
L’Equipe is announcing that Arsenal have signed Per Mertesacker. The article reports that the players was signed last night.
Numerous reports have stated that Arsenal have made inquiries about three Chelsea players, Benayoun, Malouda and Alex. Malouda is the player that Wenger should aim to buy from Chelsea.
The Arteta/ Bendtner swap is being rumoured on plenty of sites. This will be a good buy for Arsenal, Arteta is a creative, combative midfielder, though prone to injury, so will be a perfect Arsenal player.
Speculation is rife that Cahill and Hazard are due for medicals today or tomorrow at Arsenal, I suppose if a rumour is repeated often enough, people will take it as being the truth. Hazard will be a difficult transfer to complete as we snapped Park from under the noses of Lille. The deal may be sweetened if we allow Joel Campbell to go on loan to Lille. The Cahill saga will drag on and unless Wenger buys alternatives, and L’Equipe claims we have, then Wenger will be castigated ifwe do not buy Cahill.
It is going to be a helter-skelter couple of days, but what Arsenal fans must be asking is why were these players not brought in before the season started?