Arsenal Transfer News: Striker To Sign? Keeper & Defender Also Linked

By on June 7, 2011

Wow, this has been quite an extroadinary day concerning gossip, rumors, speculation, and news regarding potential Gunner transfers. The big story today involves the supposed Arsenal signing of Lille star Gervinho, which was initiated of course by Twitter’s Marco Silva. Without further ado, here is the Arsenal Transfer News Roundup.

Arsenal tracking Emiliano Viviano


Interesting headline, several reports have suggested that the Gunners are stil looking for goalkeeping recruits and that Wenger is tracking Bologna (co-owned by Inter) and Italian international keeper, Emiliano Viviano. Viviano is one of the brightest goalkeeping talents around and was, in my opinion, the best goalkeeper in Italy last season. He’s a reliable and very talented keeper, but I doubt that a deal will go through. I don’t think Arsenal need a new keeper, and certainly not a young keeper like Viviano, as it will throw both Szcezsny’s and Fabianski’s futures into doubt. They both did well last season and have proven that they deserve to stay on as Arsenal’s top two goalkeepers next season, and I honestly don’t believe Wenger will be going after a new goalkeeper.

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Here is a video, displaying Viviano’s talents:

Arsenal are fighting with Manchester City over Baines



Another interesting headline, as many reports are stating that Arsenal will battle it out with Manchester City over the signing of Everton’s Leighton Baines. I believe that Baines will be an excellent signing if he signs for the Gunners, especially if Clichy leaves, Baines will be an excellent replacement. The problem is that Everton would want good money for the talented left back, probably the same fee they got for Lescott, especially with  money-rich Manchester City again interested, and are known for being tough negotiators. I believe that this will be a difficult transfer, but Baines would be a quality signing and addition, if Arsenal can acquire him.

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Here’s a video of Baines, displaying his talents:


Gervinho to join the Gunners on Wednesday?


This is the main headline today, which is being talked about by Gooners everywhere. This was initiated through a claim by Twitter’s Marco Silva, who states that Gervinho has rejected a move to Newcastle and will sign for the Gunners on Wednesday. I’m honestly not sure about this one, as there are conflicting reports, with some suggesting that Newcastle are closing in on him, while others are suggesting the Gunners are closing in on him. All I can is that, we just have to wait for official confirmation by either club or from Gervinho’s current club, Lille. I expect more news on this matter, in the next few days…. so stay tuned fellow Gooners!

I stumbled on an article that talks about this headline, it doesn’t look convincing to me, but I’ll share it with you:

What do you think? Should Arsenal sign a new keeper and in the form of Viviano? Should the Gunners make a move for Baines? What are your opinions on the rumored imminent signing of Gervinho? Please share your thoughts and opinions.

Cheers and take care,

Omar –




  1. leonard

    June 8, 2011 at 11:58 am

    we need new faces at arsenal

  2. leonard

    June 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    wenger should think twice b4 the season starts,otherwise we ll go without a trophy again

  3. Salvatory

    June 8, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Am a tanzanian .wenger sign Gervino plz.we need the hummer.

  4. alex

    June 8, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    AW should get rid of all the redundant players and make necessary additions

  5. Adebisi Lagos

    June 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    AW please stop signing kids we need experience players…stop playing with our feelings

  6. s j little

    June 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    A team is built in this order of preference:
    1 Goalkeeper
    2 Centre backs
    3 full backs (defence first)
    4 Midfield ball winners
    5 Striker
    6 Creator
    7 Wingers.

    The higher numbers are only effective if the lower numbers are good enoght to do their job 100%

    Therefore Arsenal should get a world class keeper and centre back first and the a proper defencive left back as priority over all else!k

  7. JSP

    June 9, 2011 at 11:28 am

    That keeper reminds me so much of the great Pat jennings. Just get anything in the way of the ball!!
    What a signing he would be but them I don’t want to see us lose Schezny

  8. saheed horlamilekam

    June 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    we want a new face at emirat nest season,arw pls stop playin with our love with u

  9. chris

    July 7, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    fab will be comming off the bench at barca , so why shuold he go he should stay,and nasir too

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