It's Quite Sunny In Las Vegas… Friday Round Up

Talking about a drink, I owe JAT a keg of Germany's finest beer without doubt... during my absence next week when I move over to Miami, he will be back to share his views and keep you up to date with everything Arsenal...

So, I hear you say... what is going on in the world of Arsenal...?

I've been talking about our signings in the recent past, looking at what Vela, Ramsey and Nasri will bring to our team... one thing is definitely creativity and attack. But something we need is "defensive steel" and none of the aforementioned players will be able to help out too much in the defensive midfield position... I remember yesterday saying on the blog how I hoped a DM was signed by the time I was back...

Reports today suggest that the DM may be Sporting midfielder Miguel Veloso. We've been linked with the young Portuguese international from the early parts of the summer, but whether it was speculation or real, we haven't really known... well, it looks like we did make contact with Sporting as his agent, Paulo Barbosa, spoke today...

“Actually, we did not have normal contact from the Arsenal board, but from a member of the technical staff at the club. At the moment there is not a formal offer yet, but it is possible that will happen soon as Juventus and AC Milan have shown an equal interest in the player.”

I’d be delighted if we signed Veloso, he looks like a very good player indeed. But with his club asking in the region of £23m, it’s always been an unlikely signing. Let’s see what Arsene does in the next week or so, but the quote above shows that Arsene is definitely planning to bring someone in – who, will remain the question…

Talking about signings, the Marseille coach also confirmed the Nasri transfer to Arsenal, stating that he’s given his farewell and a sad loss for Marseille, but a great addition to Arsene’s revolution…

“It is unfortunate that Samir will leave Ligue 1. I regret seeing him leave and so do his team mates. But it’s good for him to join a big team like Arsenal. He has the mentality to have a great career. “

Well… wish me luck, I’m off to the casino shortly… I’ll let you know how it goes…]]>