Transfer News and Gervinho Progress

Not much going on this week, we all know that Arsenal are in talks with Gervinho and Lille and they have said the deal should be done next week sometime.  Long negotiations always scare me with Arsenal because it seems we low ball teams quite often.  Lets hope we conclude them early in the week and move on to our other transfers.

Some new news coming from South america is that Ricky Alvarez will be signing with a new team next week…and its an English team.  Most reports about Alvarez recently had been about him going to Italy and with this news it quite excites me that it could be Arsenal that landed him.  Anyone that reads my other articles know I’m a big fan of Alvarez and think he will be a perfect fit for Arsenal.

Chris Samba Chris Samba of Blackburn Rovers holds off a challenge from Diego Tristan of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United at Ewood Park on March 21, 2009 in Blackburn, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chris Samba;Diego TristanPersonally, I think Arsene knows that our first team is good enough to do great things, but its our bench players and rotation players that aren’t good enough which is where Gervinho will fit in to where Bendtner was.

Unfortunately we will be without Song, Chamakh and Gervinho for the African Cup so I believe we need one more striker, one more defensive midfielder and a defender.  That would make six signings for the summer with Jenkinson, Gervinho, and Alvarez and then three more needed.

Who should they be though?  Well reports are saying Arsenal are looking at Gary Cahill and Chris Samaba.  I’m actually okay with either of those and think they would both add good qualities to the team.  That still leaves us with a defensive midfielder and a striker.

Recent reports have linked us with Blaise Matuidi and its not the first time we’ve been linked with him.  Why do I think this would be a good signing for Arsenal?  Well for one, he was rated the best tackler in Ligue 1, he’s left footed and hes tough.  One thing we need at Arsenal are tougher players.

Lastly is a striker and it would be lovely to see Arsenal follow through on buying Falcao, otherwise we are dealing with a January where our only striker is Robin Van Persie.  Theo Walcott will also be trying to get some time up front.  Not sure why we haven’t really tried it at all yet to see what will happen.

Either way, these six signings I believe will give us what we need to challenge for the title as well as pursue the Champions League!  We need a big rotational squad that will always be top level because of the tough and long schedule we have.

Disagree? Well leave a comment or question and I will discuss or answer in my next post!

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Posted on June 18, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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