Happy Canada Day!!!
In celebration of this, I’ll start today with something concrete, something that actually happened: Aaron Ramsey has signed a new “long term” deal with the gunners. He can expect to take part in the Carling Cup next year, as well as the occasional appearance in the League and the Cup competitions. It would not surprise me at all if he was loaned out after the Carling Cup is finished. Possibly to a Championship club, or a lower half Premier League team.
Next is William Gallas, who has pledged himself to the Gunners, or at least for one more season:
“I am at Arsenal, my contract is still valid for a year, so I am an Arsenal player,”
“We have not talked about renewing the contract, but I am relaxed and looking forward to next season with Arsenal.”
Gallas is a useful player to have, and if he left it would hurt Arsenal. Assuming he is on form, we can only expect him to be around for a few more years. That’s why Arsene has been looking for possible replacements, with Tasci, and now more recently Naldo, as possible replacements. Naldo, who is currently playing at Werder Bremen is 26 years old and 6ft 5. His Coach at Bremen recently said:
“Naldo is a great athlete and could do well at the right club, unfortunately he doesn’t fit the direction we’re planning to move in any longer.
“We expect to move him for somewhere in the region of €10 million, and English side Arsenal is as of now the most likely destination.”
This move could pave the way for Senderos’ departure with Hertha Berlin now interested, as well as others.
Lastly, Birmingham City are linked with a move to Loan LB Armand Traore, who spent all of last season on loan at Portsmouth.