Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal are linked with Sebastian Rode.
It’s been another difficult season to be an Arsenal fan and while our defence has looked vulnerable at times and we lack depth up front, I’ve always expressed my belief that we lack a proper defensive midfielder to protect the back four.
Alex Song was sold in the summer and no replacement has been brought in to the club but it seems the boss is finally going to address this issue when the transfer window re-opens with ESPN claiming we’re monitoring highly-rated German midfielder Rode ahead of a summer move.
The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for Frankfurt this campaign but the report suggests we could face stiff competition from within the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund also understood to be showing an interest.
However, ESPN believe the player would jump at the chance of moving to the Premier League and with just 16 months left on his current contract and the player so far refusing to sign an extension, Frankfurt are going to have to sell in the summer or risk losing him for nothing 12 months later.
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Arsenal announced their latest financial results on Monday and once again showed we’ve turned a healthy profit and now have over £123m cash reserves in the bank, so there is no excuse for not spending money in the summer, even if we do miss out on Champions League football next season.
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