Contract extensions seem to be the theme of the week. This time it’s Kieran Gibbs, who has impressed since making the step up from the reserves, during Gael Clichy’s injury. Arsene Wenger said:
“Kieran made such a great impact last season and the progress he made throughout the year was fantastic. Kieran is an intelligent player with huge quality and he proved last season with his performances that he has great potential. We’re delighted that Kieran has committed his future to Arsenal and we’re all excited to watch his future development at the Club.”
Lets hope we end the week with RvP signing an extension. Then hopefully Gazdis and Wenger can focus entirely on improving the squad ahead of pre-season (that means buying a DM of course). According to “The Independent,” this has already been completed and he will be at the club until 2014. If this is true, then that’s great news, but with no conformation from the club, i’m a tad skeptical.
More speculation, this time it’s “The Sun,” who say we are planning on signing Eden Hazard from Lille in France. He said:
“If I joined Inter or Barcelona and could play football there then that would be very good, but Real and Arsenal are really great and play at a very high technical level.”
“Real Madrid and Arsenal are the clubs I dreamed of joining as a child.
He is young and talented, but with his other preferred destination being Real Madrid, we might get priced out. Not to mention that other areas need strengthening and take priority. One more winger is always welcome though…
Finally we have some quotes from Arsene Wenger regarding his interest in signing a striker. He Said:
“There is one who interested me but he (Karim Benzema) left for Madrid.”
“I did not make an approach because I would never have thought that Lyon would sell this year.”
Too bad, but he was so far out of our price range that an “approach” wouldn’t have done us any good.
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