Hoyte Transfer To Middlesbrough Agreed & Arsene's Definitely Going To Buy…

Keith Lamb of Middlesborough said:

“We have agreed a fee with Arsenal and we have now been given permission to speak to Justin which we will be doing in the next 24-48 hours.”

In other news, Arsene has talked earlier today about the size of the squad and the strength in depth. It’s obvious when we field Aaron Ramsey, our new 17 year old signing, debuts in the Champions League on the first game of the season. It’s essential, after losing Gilberto, Flamini and Diarra that we add more depth into the defensive midfield position. We’ve got Ramsey and Bischoff added to the pool of central midfielders. Add to that Denilson and Diaby, both of whom have had form and injury issues and it looks like we’re one experienced central defensive midfielder short.

Today, Arsene has spoken on this position and let us know that there will be a player coming in:

“Will something be done ahead of the second leg? Certainly yes, but before Saturday, no. If you look at the number of players we had out (against Twente), you can say it was very positive for us.

“We did not have Abou Diaby, Cesc Fabregas, Tomas Rosicky, Nasri, Kolo Toure, Eduardo and Senderos while Alexandre Song is at the Olympics.

“We missed seven or eight players, so for me our squad looks big because the players who were here did well.”

Positive news, and we all knew, including the players, that we needed to get the player in. My head has been toiling around who this new player could be? I’m thinking, an established player, who can slot right in, at a reasonable price who’s relatively young (maybe 25ish) and isn’t one of Yaya Toure (Barcelona won’t sell), Barry (too expensive), Alonso (too slow)… who will this player be? Could it be Freddy Gaurin or has he just moved somewhere? Could it me the highly rated Banega, I hope so…

Put your thinking caps on… and let me know!]]>

  • Zohaib

    < ![CDATA[freddy gaurin ? banega ?

    where are these names coming from ?
    no qoutes ? no links ? no sources ?

    also, what do you think of one of the names circulating around - lorik cana from marseille ?
    and have you got any info on anthony annan from stabaek ?
    there was a lot of talk about yoan gouffran for the past 2 years. now it seems we've forgotten him. and i know he's not a defensive midfielder. but weren't we supposed to get him ?]]>

  • Gooner4Ever

    < ![CDATA[Bastian Schweinsteiger form Bayern Munich is supposed to be a target for Wenger, which I am 100% for. Schweinsteiger is a brilliant player, and is in his last year of contract and isn't being offered another apparently, so will be aloud to leave for as little £4.5m, which is in Wengers price range. I was really excited when I heard rumours that Wenger had his eyes on Sergio Aguero from At. Madrid, he is red hot and can play in midfield and attack! But h would cost a bomb...
    Ever Banega, as you said, would be a brilliant signing, he is a star for the future. Although I have named 3 potential signings here, i think Arsenal need an experienced player for midfield, like Torsten Frings or Yaya Toure...]]>