Arsenal Transfer News: Miyaichi Set For Move | Wenger Renews Interest In Capoue

By on July 4, 2013

Etienne Capoue

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Ryo Miyaichi looks set for a loan move to Feyenoord while Arsenal have renewed their interest in Etienne Capoue.

Ryo set for loan move

First up and the Daily Star are one of several media outlets who are reporting that Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi looks set to join Feyenoord on a season long loan this summer.

The 20-year-old Japanese starlet enjoyed a superb loan spell at the Dutch club during the second half of the 2011 season and it seems they would like to take him back after he’s struggled to make an impact in England.

Miyaichi was sent on loan to Wigan Athletic last season but saw his time at the DW Stadium hampered by a series of niggling injuries which restricted him to just 4 appearances. It appears Arsene Wenger doesn’t feel he’s ready to make a push for first team football at the Emirates just yet, so another loan spell is expected and Feyenoord now seem to be the most likely destination.

Miyaichi’s career has stalled somewhat so hopefully another stint in Holland will get his confidence back and he’ll be able to return to Arsenal next summer and challenge for a spot in the first team squad.

Gunners back in for Capoue

Next up and talkSPORT are reporting that Arsenal have renewed their interest in long-term target Etienne Capoue after being knocked-back in their attempts to sign Lars Bender from Bayer Leverkusen.

Boss Arsene Wenger is expected to add to his midfield options this summer and was reported to have made a record bid of just under £20m for Bender earlier in the week, but it was rejected by the German outfit who insisted he wasn’t for sale at any price.

talkSPORT claim this knock-back has lead to Wenger renewing his interest in Capoue – who we’ve been strongly linked with in recent transfer windows – but we could face competition from Inter Milan, Monaco and Everton for the 24-year-old’s signature.

Capoue has spent his entire career at Toulouse but with two years left on his current contract he could be set for a move this summer and the report suggests it would take an offer in the region of £8.5m to persuade the Ligue 1 outfit into selling.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Capoue’s so I’d love to see him join the club this summer, but we’ll have to wait and see if the boss turns his apparent interest into an official approach.

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Do you think Miyaichi needs another spell on loan? Would you like to see Capoue come to Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section below.

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11 Comments

  1. TJ

    July 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    “I’ve always been a huge fan of Capoue’s”…Yes..I bet you’ve seen loads of Toulouse games

  2. arsenal-steve

    July 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Looks like with Higuain, Giroud, Walcott and Podolski at the club, scoring goals will not be a problem. A big problem we have is protecting the defence as we did when we had Vieira/Gilberto. Capoue will be the most important signing we have made in years and possibly be the piece in the jigsaw that once again makes us invincible. He is top class.

  3. akindele akintayo ayoofe

    July 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    i dont like wat arsene wenger is doin we need somebody like fellaini u and talkin about capoue

  4. ray

    July 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    i think luis gustavo will be the best to fill that gap. Mr. Wenger pls gt him

  5. Brian Jeff

    July 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I hate this time of the year., hopes are raised in vain. Arsene Wenger is signing noone. Sign Capoue? Play him where ? But i must say i’m extremely dissapointed to see Ryo go. We have players who were announced but are growing outside the prem eg. Joel Campbell. Its ridiculous. If Yaya does the same then i can safely say that the transfer market is a waste of hope for gooners.

  6. Hameed Abdul

    July 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    D best option 4 arsenal is to defensive midfield. Any player is welcome.

  7. alabi oluwatobi

    July 4, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    i guest arsenal should pls sign a better player am tire of all thier noise.

  8. jacko Brown

    July 4, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    if my memory serves me right the team finished with the third best defensive record last season. As a matter of fact we garnered the most points of all the teams in the latter half of the season because the team had just started to gel.

  9. speedgun

    July 5, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Dont forget we have a new signing in Diaby for this season

  10. kipro@arse

    July 5, 2013 at 7:38 am

    capoue is the best option coz he is cheaper than fellaini

  11. Kessellie

    July 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Wenger should do all to sign higuain, fellaini or gustavo and rooney. We are tired with rumours.

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