Asia Tour Preview and Transfer Rumors

Tomorrow Arsenal leave on their Asia Tour and there are a few players that I’m excited to see on the list and a few that I’m disappointed to see on the list.  Here’s the list of players that will travel to Asia.

Wojciech Szczesny
Vito Mannone
Sebastien Squillaci
Johan Djourou
Kieran Gibbs
Carl Jenkinson
Laurent Koscielny
Andrey Arshavin
Marouane Chamakh
Ryo Miyaichi
Armand Traore
Thomas Vermaelen
Bacary Sagna
Theo Walcott
Alex Song
Jack Wilshere
Tomas Rosicky
Aaron Ramsey
Emmanuel Frimpong
Samir Nasri
Carlos Vela
Robin van Persie

There are a few players that aren’t here so much for commercialization but to prove themselves and show they can play in the first team.  I’m excited to watch Ryo of course, as well as Frimpong, but I’m also curious to see how much playing time will be given to Samir Nasri with all the speculation and his desire to leave.  A pleasant surprise though is Vito Mannone who will go as Fabianski is hurt and it’d be nice for Mannone to really show off his good form he had at Hull last year.  Could even make a run at the starting job!

There are a few players I’m a little disappointed to see going to Asia though, 1 being Denilson as I was hoping he’d be one of the players to find a new club while we were in Asia.  Bayern are rumored to be interested but its doubtful that it’s concrete and why would he want to go to a club where he’d have to compete with the likes of Schweinsteiger, Kroos, and Gustavo?  Another one is Squillaci and while we may not sell him, I think it’d be more resourceful to take Bartley and have a look at him as well.

Unfortunately Gervinho couldn’t get his paper work done in time and his move has been delayed possibly up to a week, but should be ready for the game against Cologne.

Two people that were not allowed to travel to Asia are Manuel Almunia, and Niklas Bendtner as they are rumored to be working on signing contracts with new teams.  This is almost more exciting than Gervinho joining!  Do you think we can impose a buy a Bendtner get a free Denilson?

On to Transfer Rumors and  first being that we’re supposed to beat Liverpool to the signing of Stewart Downing…all I can really say is…No Thank You, Liverpool you can have him in your quest to stay average with the likes of Henderson, and Charlie Adam you’ll be sure to stay mid table!

Next is Wigan Striker Hugo Rodallega and well…NO THANK YOU!  We go from being linked with Benzema, to Rodallega!  It’s nuts I tell ya, anyways I do hope neither of these really happen as it won’t improve the team one bit!  More tomorrow…when there is more I guess!


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