Arsenal Transfer News: Martin Skrtel & Michel Vorm

By on March 17, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still 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 Michel Vorm and Martin Skrtel.

Martin Skrtel

Arsenal are weighing up a summer move for Swansea stopper Michel Vorm as Arsene Wenger looks for some serious competition to Wojciech Szczesny while he’s also understood to be monitoring Martin Skrtel’s situation at Liverpool, according to the Mirror.

Szczesny has been our No.1 for 2 years but has recently been dropped after a string of unconvincing displays and it seems the boss is keen to add to his goalkeeping options this summer, with Lukasz Fabianski likely to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The report claims Arsenal scouts have been left impressed by Vorm’s performances this season but are also keeping an eye on Liverpool’s Pepe Reina and Stoke Asmir Begovic. Vorm has been superb for the Swans since moving from Utrecht in 2011 and the Mirror suggest he has an ‘affordable’ buy-out clause in his contract at the Liberty Stadium and we’re said to be mulling over a move for the 29-year-old in the summer.

Wenger is also understood to be eyeing a new defender with the newspaper claiming Swansea’s Ashley Williams and Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel are under consideration.

The Mirror suggest we’ll look to sell Thomas Vermaelen this summer and Brendan Rodgers will allow Skrtel to leave Anfield if an offer of £13m comes in while Swansea value Williams at around £10m with the Welshman said to be keen on a move if a ‘big’ club comes in for him at the end of the season.

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I saw the Williams reports last week but Skrtel is a new name to be linked with a move to north London and I’m not convinced he’s the right man for us to be honest. The Slovakian has been poor this season and has recently lost his place to Jamie Carragher. He did start in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Southampton but put in an awful performance and I’d rather we went for someone else if we’re going to sign a new centre-back.

Who would Arsenal fans like to see come in this summer? Get involved in the comments section below.

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7 Comments

  1. g clarke

    March 17, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Utter rubbish

  2. Sib

    March 17, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    But not utter rubbish if compared to Metersacker!!

  3. Philips

    March 18, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I will prefer williams and vorm of swansea

  4. Chinedu donatus

    March 18, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Evry time wenger ll be going around d world making noise of speculation after set ad done he ll buy no one they empty drum make d greatest noise 4 example, were is d life’s of hazard,mata,damba ba,oscar,samba,cahill,moses,pauliho,ganso,gotze,vetoghen,holtby,sahin,ozil,benzema,daime,2 metion but few instade he ll buy gihroud,ramzey,diaby,spuillasy,gherou,sliverster,bentdner,almunia,etc. He do like useless people but wen any one develop he ll sale dem. Wenger ad board r out of der mind or senses but no matter wat if dey dnt want 2 change, dat sit ll change dem one day instade of me going out dey ll go 4 me bcos gunas is part of my life up gunaz

  5. Rodgers Oyugi

    March 18, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Nope… Martin Skrtel isn’t the right centre back Arsenal should buy in summer…. The club has better options viz; Ashley Williams, Nicolas N’Koulou, Mats Hummels and many others. Arsenal needs to reinforce the midfield by bringing in a defensive midder; Gonalons, Wanyama or even recall Song who feels he didn’t make a wise move, and a top quality striker; Villa, Jovetic, Cavani or even Falcao………

  6. bob virgo

    March 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    i do hope wenger consults with steve bold before he sings a centre back

  7. Abdirashid

    March 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    First, Wenger and the greedy board’ll never buy unless the crowd decides, the decision means the team play in Emirates with empty seats, secondly i dn’t think new-signings’ll change the spirit. Wenger’s departure mean’s change, and the team to play for their fans, am afraid, forgot it’s comercial.

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