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ARSENAL TRANSFER NEWS: Talented Playmaker Linked | Surprise Move Also Confirmed

There has been some interesting transfer rumors, gossip, news, speculation surrounding the Gunners in the last few days. Without further ado, here is the Arsenal Transfer News Roundup.

Arsenal Eyeing Up Jurado As Fabregas Replacement

Several media reports are suggesting that the Gunners are considering signing Schalke star Jurado, as a replacement for Fabregas. Jurado, signed last season for Schalke from Atletico Madrid for around 11 million pounds. The report states that Schalke are having debt problems and are looking to offload some players, and Jurado could be one of them.

In my opinion, Jurado is a young, talented player who has great technique and passing range, along with an excellent right foot. He might not be a bad replacement for Cesc Fabregas, but there are better options.

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Here is a video displaying his talents:

Arsenal Planning On Making a Bid For Barton

This is quite a shocker as several reports are suggesting that the Gunners are considering making a 1.5 million pound bid for Newcastle’s Joey Barton, who’s in the last year of his contract. Barton, who is notorious for his off-field problems and run-ins with the law, as well as his reckless challenges on the pitch. Ex Newcastle striker Micky Quinn told Talksport:

“I know through a third party that Arsenal have enquired about Joey Barton.

“What I’m gutted about as an ex-Newcastle player is that the spine of the team, the personality of the team is going to be gone.

“Why are they letting players like Joey Barton go if they have any ambition, but it’s only going to Arsenal’s gain.

“He’ll put a bit of steel into that Arsenal team, he goes forward, he was made captain, he’s grown up and he said himself that he’s making up for lost time for stupidity and injury, he wants to get to the top.

“I think Joey has settled down a lot now, we know he’s a bit of a hot-head, we know he’s paid on and off the pitch for his stupidity but he’s settled down.”

Barton had an excellent season with Newcastle, with some suggesting that he should be called up for England. I don’t doubt his ability, he is a good passer and an excellent set piece taker, but as an Arsenal fan and after what he did to Diaby last season and other incidents involving Arsenal players over the years (Nasri, Fabregas, etc.) I’m really not keen on seeing him as a Gunner and I doubt Wenger would go for him.

What do you think? Is Jurado a good replacement for Fabregas, if he leaves? Should the Gunners go for Barton? Please share your thoughts and opinions.

Cheers and take care,

Omar –




  1. The Real Gooner

    June 21, 2011 at 10:18 am

    If we put all that we know and have learnt about AW over the years together we can instantly get a sense of whether a transfer rumour has any truth at all. He signs young, cheap, well behaved players or very old Arsenal old boys or cast off aging defenders…..

    • keyof8

      June 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Err So? These “well behaved” players that Wenger bought, brought us close enough to win trophies. What did players like Joey barton do to Newcastle? Go to jail? Achieve lower mid table success?

  2. opatola ridwan

    June 21, 2011 at 10:51 am

    wel.if Aw have not sign dont believe him

  3. arun

    June 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

    hope to sign barton…fabregas ll stay for arsenal …guys chek out my blog 4 latest arsenal news…

  4. David

    June 21, 2011 at 11:38 am

    All we hear is that rumour, I still dont understand what kind of man is AW, Time is running out and u havent signed any quality player. We hear rumour about gervinho but still hasnt been signed,now it ETO. I am sick and tired of this

    • keyof8

      June 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      Time is running out? The transfer window closes on 1 Sept 2011.. Its only June.

    • will

      June 21, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      time is running out? transfer window doesnt actually open up till july 1st. time hasn’t even begun…have faith. otherwise, find a new team to love…In Arsene We Trust.

      • M

        June 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm

        Actually, the transfer window opened June 1 and Arsenal has an Asian tour in three weeks, then the Emirates Cup which is a final tune-up for the Prem and Champs League qualifier. So Wenger needs to start getting biz done, and soon. He’s the one who always talks about avoiding last-minute changes and disrupting the team.

        • Omar

          June 22, 2011 at 1:02 am

          That’s true, it’ll be better if the deals are concluded before pre-season. Wenger has stated and hinted that he would like to finish his transfer business before pre-season begins, and hopefully he will.

          Cheers and take care,


    • Omar

      June 22, 2011 at 12:58 am

      There is still time mate, plenty of time, so let’s be patient…. hopefully Wenger will bring in some quality additions.

      Cheers and take care,


  5. Chiedozie eneogwe

    June 21, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Wenger ll never sign any one i no him very well.

  6. Jason

    June 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    @Chiedozie – Wenger will never sign anyone? Wow looks like we won’t even be able to field a team in a couple of years… meanwhile in the real world, I think Barton’s a good buy for £1m. He’s likely to contribute more than Denilson did and he’s more reliable than Arshavin. He’s not going to win us the big games though and I can’t see AW buying him.

    • Omar

      June 22, 2011 at 1:12 am

      Barton might be a shrewd signing, but honestly I’m not too keen on seeing him in a Gunners shirt…. I prefer an inconsistent Arshavin anytime of the day.

      Cheers and take care,


  7. lawrence

    June 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Enough of these speculation about Arsenal signing this or that player.Wenger should show more commitment by going into the transfer market and buy quality players to reenforce the team so that Arsenal can challenge for trophies next season

    • Omar

      June 22, 2011 at 1:09 am

      You’re not the only one that’s getting tired of the speculation, many are, hopefully Wenger signs some quality players like he promised.

      Cheers and take care,


  8. Malami kiri

    June 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Arsenal is needed like four or five exp players

  9. evans saina

    June 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    jurado coming to arsenal is a good swap we need a sguad that will work as one no`t linked `to moving this will enhance team work and commitment

  10. zdzis

    June 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    It’s getting ridiculous. Quinn is literally the only person at all involved in the Barton rumour. Maybe it’s a cover up and Wenger offered him a contract? He’s a cheap, free agent, as far as I know. He’s not tall, but he’s got loads of Prem. experience. I heard there’s genuine interest in him at Arsenal. That’s from a reliable source, mind you.

  11. brayo

    June 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Last season shud be awake-up call to proffessor wenger.wengers job is on the line if he doesnt do something about the empty shelves at the emirates come next season.Aword of advice…save your job by spending on quality players who will in turn win u trophies!Wake up meeeen!!11

  12. Kip

    June 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I am an Arsenal fan.We want AW to sign Douglas Costa.


    June 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    we should search far players like abraham tedros who is playing with red sea of one africa country(i think eritrea).what a nice midfield player.instead of loosing millions of dollars.he has the same or greater than those player who wenger wants to buy in his fitness.plz do as i say and we will be happy forever……..

  14. Zekomo

    June 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I think its about to sell Wenger.
    Don’t have hopes that he will spend money to get quality players.

    • Omar

      June 22, 2011 at 1:05 am

      I know it’s frustrating, but we have to keep the faith. There is still time and hopefully Wenger will bring in some quality players.

      Cheers and take care,


  15. kevinsky

    June 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Hehehe wenger to sign fabrigas replacement?
    That I doubt. He has wilshea and ramsy and he promotes one more kid
    From the reserves.

    • Omar

      June 22, 2011 at 1:04 am

      Yeah, I think that Ramsey will be a big possibility to replace Fabregas. He has all the talent and ability to become a great player for the Gunners.

      Cheers and take care,


  16. Tyrese

    June 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I am a arsenal fan and clinchy cant go did u’z no dat arsenal nd man u r dooin a swap clinchy nd evra

  17. Carlo

    June 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Time is running out for a.w…I’m not worried about the clock on sept 1.. But the other teams interested sighning them first ….why I’m I still reading wenger is keeping tabs on someone…how the hell is he doing that…..are they still playing somewhere???? Haha…bottom line. Hurry up and sighn these players your monitoring!!! And pay the extra 2 mill for samba will you….

  18. Ollie

    July 26, 2011 at 11:58 am

    well its now the 25th of July and still no quality signings- two weeks or so to the footie season starts and Wenger has promised he will be in the thick of it with transfers etc. Gervniho and unknown Jenkinson. FFS wenger stop it bull shitting us, telling us what we want to hear and then what goes and happens, FCK ALL as per fackin usual. Wenger is doing my NUT IN

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