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KlaasJan_Huntelaar__387527399Arsene Wenger is finding it hard to cough up any more than £6m for Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh but according to Real Madrid’s special advisor Zinedine Zidane, the Arsenal manager has bid a staggering £17m for unwanted Real Madrid forward Klass-Jan Huntelaar.

But despite the huge offer Zidane said the Dutchman is nearing a move to AC Milan instead. I could not find the exact comments anywhere so I am not exactly sure about the authenticity of this story.

KlaasJan_Huntelaar__387527399Reported Arsenal target Klaas Jan Huntelaar has been told he is not a part of Real Madrid’s plans anymore hence his departure seems inevitable now. The question is when and where to? Arsenal are considered front runners for the signature of the Dutch international as a replacement for Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Real Madrid forward has been left out of the pre-season squad and his shirt number has been given to a youngster who is a youth team product of Real. So Huntelaar has clearly been told he is unwanted at the Bernebaeu.

The 25 year old is Arsenal fan’s favourite choice to replace Emmanuel Adebayor and his stats show why. 76 goals from 92 appearances for Ajax, 8 from 20 for Real Madrid and 13 from 23 for Netherlands. One thing is for sure, a new striker is needed at Arsenal. Doesn’t matter if the fans hated Adebayor, the point is he was a 15+ goals a season forward and hence needs to be replaced. Ok Eduardo is back but you cannot be sure injuries won’t come back to ruin Arsenal’s chances again so a new striker is needed. Arsene has the money now. 25m from Adebayor and now 16m from Toure. Add to that the money they already had and surely there’s enough money to buy a world class striker and a holding midfielder.

KarimBenzemaOLAs expected it has been made public that Arsenal have not contacted Lyon to inquire about Karim Benzema. And surprisingly Manchester United and Real Madrid have also not made any offer yet according to  Lyon director of communications, Olivier Blanc:

“We have not received any official offer for Karim, either from Madrid, Manchester or Arsenal.”

It’s not a surprise really. Benzema will not join Arsenal and there is no question about it. Firstly he is too expensive for Arsenal. Secondly we don’t need a striker and Wenger made that very clear at the start of the summer.

Even though I would love him in an Arsenal shirt but that is just wishful thinking. We would love Messi playing for Arsenal as well so really it’s just wishful thinking. Every fan would love to have a player of Benzema’s quality in the team but you have to think realistically as well.

Ok he is French, ok he could be Adebayor’s replacement but I just don’t think it’s going to happen. NOTW just came up with a new idea for greater sales which has got a lot of fans thinking could he possibly come. Well the answer, in my opinion, is no he won’t.

Silva - Attracting interest from Wenger

Silva - Attracting interest from Wenger

According to Daily Mail Arsene Wenger is looking for Spain and Valencia star David Silva. The left winger is one of the best wingers out there with a lot of top clubs after him.

The 23 year old was one of the most impressive players of Euro 2008 and has certainly impressed Wenger it seems. There have been rumors that Silva wants to play in the Premier League, though Spanish powerhouses Real Madrid and Barcelona are also afer him. Wenger is known for getting the best out of young players and Silva could be a wonderful buy for Arsenal. Valencia are going through a very severe financial crisis and they will demand quite some money for the acquiring the services of one of their best players but as is being stated, Wenger has already asked for at least 20m to be saved before the summer transfer window. Silva will have an extra incentive of playing with one of his closest friends i.e Fabregas.

Do Arsenal need him? We have Nasri, Rosicky and Arshavin who can play on the wing and are world class players and add to it Eboue. Sell Eboue buy Silva! A player of Silva’s calibre is always welcome at Arsenal.

But considering its by Daily Mail, who are becoming as bad as News of the World at such stuff, it might just be another one of those poor baseless  rumours.

Nasri Denies Rift With Gallas

Nasri Denies Rift With Gallas

William Gallas known for his bad attitude has been reported to be on bad terms with Samir Nasri. According to Nasri though it was just an ordinary little argument in a training session which was before he joined Arsenal. But now, he says, it has long been forgotten and that now they get on well.

“We had words at the Euros but it was during a training session and immediately forgotten. Since I came to Arsenal there has been no problem. We have got on well in my time here. They are just the type of things that can happen in training. It was just something that we didn’t agree on. It was all forgotten that night and we had a chat at the hotel. I don’t know why it had so much coverage. It was all over something and nothing. People said I showed a lack of respect for Thierry Henry. Quite simply when I started out in the French national side, Henry had been out with a back injury and I had been sitting in a place on the coach which in his return turned out to be where he sat. As soon as I discovered that I got up and let him sit down. Maybe people were looking for excuses because we had done badly in the Euros but certainly I don’t think you can blame that on the fact that I sat in Thierry Henry’s seat.”

Seems like a small issue. Just because he sat in Henry’s seat doesn’t mean he doesn’t respect him! And as for that argument in training between the two, it’s no surprise considering the character of Gallas! Gallas had also mentioned in his autobiography a 20 year old who did not show respect to his elder players in Euro 2008. That 20 year old was reported to be Nasri.  But lets not make a big deal of this issue as its a thing of the past and Gallas has learnt to shut up now!

Meanwhile there has been some crazy talk going on in the papers about Adebayor to be sold to Barcelona in the summer for £20m. Though I want him out, but he will never fetch that much amount of money and that it is just a stupid attention seeking news. Fabregas has also been linked to Real Madrid. Again crap news. It is just too early to be talking about such transfers right now.

To link up with Adebayor’s departure, Huntelaar is being straight away rumoured as a possible replacement. The Dutchman has been a failure at Real Madrid where he moved for £17m. Real want to offload him and Wenger has always been fond of the striker so everyone can straight away start making stories about him coming to Arsenal.

by Zain Shahid

Wenger - Has got a big fan! Real Madrid!

Wenger - Has got a big fan! Real Madrid!

Real Madrid have in the past few years tried to prise Arsene Wenger away from Arsenal. They are reportedly doing the same again. They are looking to give the Arsenal manager a mouth watering £25m offer to join the Spanish giants who are in turmoil this season. They have had 3 previous offers on  Wenger turned down and Wenger has also made it clear quite a few times that his contract runs till 2011 and he will consider his future only after 2011. Arsene has become a legend at Arsenal and is the best manager in the club’s history. However recently fans and critics have been very vocal in their criticism of the Arsenal manager as he has been unable to manage the club to any trophy since the FA Cup truimph in 2005. Even the shareholders have not stayed back as they also voiced their concerns at Arsene’s inability to win a trophy for so long  at a recent Annual General Meeting. By getting Arsene Wenger they will certainly try to get him to convince Fabregas to join him at Real as Fabregas has been a big fan of the Arsenal manager.

Whether there is any truth to these reports or not, I don’t think Wenger will be leaving. He has a brilliant character and I am sure he knows he has a contract that has to be honoured no matter what offers you get. So I don’t think this is anything to be scared of for Arsene’s admirer and nothing to be happy about for his haters! As for Fabregas he is not leaving now thats for sure but might be off to Spain in the summer.