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Ramsey, Gallas, and More Transfer Talk…

Concerning Arsenal

 

Happy Canada Day!!!

His Arsenal Future Looks Bright...

His Arsenal Future Looks Bright...

 

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:

Staying for one more season...

Staying 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.

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Benzema? Ribery? What Next, Messi to Arsenal?

 Concerning Arsenal

It’s time for your daily dose of transfer speculation. Today’s menu includes such interesting stories as “Arsenal in for Cana” and “Villa after Arsenal’s Senderos“. These come as a bit of a relief, after we were bombarded with horribly ill thought out articles linking us with Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery. The best of them all was of course the “Arshavin set to leave Gunners for Barcelona” story, which made me tear up.

A possible Arsenal target...

A possible Arsenal target...

The first story is the product of Felipe Melo signing a extended contract with Fiorentina. It’s disappointing news for gunners fans, but realistically he was always out of our price range. Cana is much more likely from a financial viewpoint.  He offers similar skills as Melo and is probably more defensively minded. So far only Hamburg from Germany have made a bid for him, and here are some reasonably new quotes from him:

“The door remains open for a departure, even with three years remaining on my contract.”

“I will talk with my family and my representatives. It will then depend on what I want to do.

“Of the possible destinations in the future, England and Germany are the two leagues that attract me the most.”

If we signed Cana it would be a near perfect summer, assuming everyone else stayed. He could be the “missing link” in Arsenal’s midfield puzzle.

Senderos could be on his way out of North London...

Senderos could be on his way out of North London...

Onto Senderos, who is likely going to be one of two defensive departures this summer, along with Sylvester.  I feel that he would be a loss to the club, and selling him to a possible top four contender is not good business in my opinion. If he must be sold, Italy or France would be better destinations. With rumours of signing Serdar Tasci growing, it is almost a sure bet that Senderos will be playing for a new club before the start of the season.

In other news, Arsenal have unveiled their new third kit for next season. It’s white and it looks delightfully average. At least you won’t see much of it…

There has been some serious changes in the reserves today. Eight players have been released and four have been given professional contracts.

The following players have been released:

  • Amaury Bischoff
  • Rui Fonte
  • Anton Blackwood
  • James Dunne
  • Abu Ogogo
  • Paul Rodgers
  • Rene Steer
  • Vincent van den Berg

The following players were given professional contracts:

  • James Shea
  • Luke Ayling
  • Craig Eastmond
  • Cedric Evina

The eight players released were all expected to leave this summer. No surprises there. The four players given professional contracts come as a bit of a surprise, but are definitely well deserving of their contracts. This is after being apart of the FA Youth Cup and Academy League winning under – 18 team.

Thats all for today. Thanks for Reading!!

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