Arsenal Transfer Rumours: 5 Biggest Gossip Stories

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIJanuary 24, 2012

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: 5 Biggest Gossip Stories

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    The Arsenal transfer rumours will never end, but, as is usually the case, these rumours are more gossip than reality.

    As a somewhat quiet transfer window winds to a close, Arsenal is in an interesting position, especially when considering recent form consisting of three straight Premier League losses.

    At this point it does not seem that any new faces will join in this window, and that will please the Arsenal fans.

    The Gunners have now lost three on the trot in the Premiership after the loss to Manchester United on Sunday. While there are a fair amount of injuries and one noticeable absence, Gervinho, in the squad, the team is faltering at the wrong time.

    Here are some transfer rumour gossip stories that may give fans something else to think about rather than the team's recent woes.

Trabzonspor Striker Eyeing Arsenal Move

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    According to Goal.com, Trabzonspor striker Burak Yilmaz would find a move to Arsenal difficult to turn down.

    The Turkish striker is admittedly very good if the stats in the article—22 goals in 17 league games—are anything to go by.

    He has even gained praise from his illustrious International coach Guus Hiddink:

    He cemented a place in the Turkey side during the Euro 2012 qualifiers under Guus Hiddink, prompting the Dutchman to proclaim: “Burak is one of Europe's best strikers, I'm proud of his recent achievements.

Arsenal to Be Locked in Summer Transfer Battle for Jan Vertonghen

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    It's no secret that Arsenal has been linked with the Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen before, and the Gunners may be locked in the summer battle with other Premier League top dogs for Jan Vertonghen's services.

    Whether or not he is a necessity in the squad is not really the question here, although I am sure no Arsenal fan would complain about a top-four central defensive depth chart including Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Vertonghen.

Arsene Wenger Allegedly Interested in Irish Star

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    According to Footy-Bible, Arsene Wenger may try to sign former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady before the transfer window closes.

    McGeady currently plays for Spartak Moscow but could come in as a replacement for Andrey Arshavin, even if he doesn't leave until the summer.

Arsenal Linked to Jose Callejon

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    You have to love gossip sometimes. Arsenal is reportedly interested in Real Madrid player Jose Callejon.

    The article from FootballFriendsOnline.com asserts that this move is an attempt to entice club-captain Robin Van Persie to stay at the club.

Arsenal Going After Swansea Defender

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    According to Footybunker.com, Arsenal may try to tempt Swansea full-back Neil Taylor to the Emirates before the end of the transfer window.

    Arsenal have been linked with a number of left-backs both before and throughout the window, but Arsene Wenger has seemed content to let his central defenders plug the gap for the time being.

    Taylor would come at a very reasonable price, but as time runs out it is unlikely any such move will occur.