Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Top 5 Stories of the Day

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIJanuary 17, 2012

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Top 5 Stories of the Day

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    The Arsenal transfer rumours will continue to heat up after Arsenal's loss to Swansea on Sunday.

    Even though Arsenal has showed some solidity at times this season, they have fallen short at odd moments and in an all-too-familiar fashion.

    Transfer rumour stories can be random and for the most part unbelievable. Some of these rumours fall into those categories.

    Here are the top 5 Arsenal transfer rumour stories of the day.

Arsenal in Christopher Samba Transfer Battle

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    According to, Arsenal will be locked in a transfer battle with their North London rivals Tottenham to sign Christopher Samba.

    The Blackburn defender recently handed in a transfer request that has alerted his suitors to his possible availability.

    Samba would add depth to Arsenal centrally, but right now they need more help at full-back.

Arsenal Dropping Interest in Salomon Kalou

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    It appears Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to drop his interest in Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou.

    An article on states that while a transfer fee may have been agreed upon, Arsenal and the player could not agree on personal terms.

Monaco Set Deadline for Arsenal to Sell Sebastian Squillaci

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    According to, Monaco wants Arsenal to make a decision on Sebastian Squillaci's future at the club.

    The French defender has had a rough time of it in North London and has made costly mistakes in a variety of games. Arsenal could do well to get rid of a player who has not really done much to help the team and it seems there is a ready suitor in Monaco.

Arsenal Looking to Step Up Interest in Luuk De Jong

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    According to, Arsenal may step up its interest in FC Twente striker Luuk De Jong.

    De Jong has been in great form for his club so far this season and is familiar with Robin Van Persie from the Holland national team setup.

    He would be a great addition to the club for the present and the future and could very well end up being a replacement for his compatriot in the future.

Gunners Set to Keep Andrey Arshavin and Lose out on Juan Vargas

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    According to Metro, Arsenal and Zenit St. Petersburg could not reach deal for Andrey Arshavin and now the teams may battle it out for Juan Vargas.