Arsenal Transfer News: £15m Defender & Exciting Playmaker Linked

By on June 24, 2011

Another day goes by with more transfer news, gossip, rumors, speculation surrounding the Gunners. Without further ado, here’s the Arsenal Transfer News Roundup.

Arsenal Renew Interest in Jagielka

According to a report on the Daily Mail, Arsenal have renewed their interest in Everton’s Phil Jagielka. The Gunners have long been interested in the English international central defender, and had a bid rejected last summer. The report states, that Everton are once again reluctant to sell and reportedly value Jagielka at an excess of 15 million pounds. In my opinion, Jagielka is a solid defender, but the Gunners are in need of a tall defender and standing at less than 6 feet, Jagielka doesn’t provide that, as well as being injury prone. Jagielka is a risky signing to make and not worth 15 million pounds, in my opinion.

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Arsenal Are Still Interested In Ricardo Alvarez

This saga keeps rumbling on, as the ever-reliable Young Guns Blog report that the Gunners are still interested in signing Velez’s Ricardo Alvarez. The report also states that many other clubs are interested in the playmaker and that his value is so far the stumbling block for a potential transfer (12 million euros). Alvarez, is a highly-rated young player, but will Wenger be willing to spend 12 million euros on him? Not so sure.

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Clichy On the Verge of  Signing for PSG?

This interesting piece of news comes from a fellow Arsenal blog, Welcome To The Gunners Town, who state that Clichy is closing in on a move to PSG for around 10 million pounds. This sounds very intriguing, but I’m not sure about it. As there are many reports filtering around, stating that Clichy is interesting two clubs, Liverpool and AS Roma, so the link to PSG is a surprising one. We’ll hopefully know more in the next few days.

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What do you think? Should Wenger go for Jagielka? What are your thoughts on the Ricardo Alvarez saga? Would you like to see him as a Gunner? Please share your thoughts and opinions.

Cheers and take care,

Omar –




  1. chris

    June 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Ok so Arsenal are interested (or not) but why don’t they actually do something ? Why … Because Wenger is running round in circles trying to buy players for less then their clubs want and/or to pay wages which are not what the players are asking for. Above all we don’t want say Jagielka because he is better value we want him (or someone else) because he would be the best for Arsenal without breaking the bank !

    • Omar

      June 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      I know it’s frustrating, but there is still time and we have to be patient. I honestly don’t want to see Jagielka as a Gunner and also, it looks like we’re on the verge of signing Ricky Alvarez, but I suggest we await official confirmation.

      Cheers and take care,


  2. Jay P

    June 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Jagielka is simply not good for Arsenal.but i really want wenger to sign Alvarez. the boy is good i saw his few game and my judgement is that he is a magician. Samba CB and Baines LB is all what we need first.

    • Omar

      June 24, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      It looks like we’re on the verge of signing him, but I suggest we wait until official confirmation.

      Cheers and take care,


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