Arsenal FC: 10 Big Transfer Rumours to Expect This Summer

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIFebruary 2, 2012

Arsenal FC: 10 Big Transfer Rumours to Expect This Summer

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    Arsenal transfer rumours have left fans on the receiving end of some very interesting stories over the last year, and this summer will be no different.

    The same could be said about most clubs, but it's always interesting with Arsenal because the transfers rarely actually happen. At least, maybe the ones that the fans want the most.

    You know, like buying a replacement for Cesc Fabregas that wasn't last-minute and five to six years his senior. Sorry, Mikel Arteta, you are doing a solid job for the most part, but how long is your shelf life?

    Well, what's done is done, I guess.

    Here are 10 big transfer rumours Arsenal fans should expect this summer.

Mario Gotze to Arsenal

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    Mario Gotze has been linked with the Gunners before and the fact that Borussia Dortmund signed Marco Reus may make things more interesting.

    Gotze may attract attention from other big clubs like Manchester United and Bayern Munich, but he will certainly be linked to the Gunners as well.

Robin van Persie to Leave Arsenal

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    You know its happening. Shoot, dare I say one of these rumors may end up being very real. Robin van Persie has been linked with a number of clubs, and that will continue this summer.

    Van Persie has been in terrific form, and reported that suitors like Barcelona might come calling. Juventus is apparently also interested, according to

    That's just for starters.

Eden Hazard to Arsenal

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    It happened last summer, and it will happen again for sure. Eden Hazard definitely narrowed down the list of suitors when he said on Canal Plus that England was his preferred destination.

    That would put Arsenal up against the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

    Oh well. At least the rumours will happen.

Marouane Chamakh to Leave Arsenal

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    Marouane Chamakh's departure would certainly be big news. If the striker's poor form continues for the rest of the season, a possible exit will certainly be among the big rumours.

    Chamakh has been linked with a host of clubs back in France. also reported interest from Fiorentina in the Serie A.

Lukas Podolski to Arsenal

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    The summer rumours for a Lukas Podolski move have already started, according to the Daily Mail.

    Arsenal has been strongly linked with the striker during the season, and fans were probably hopeful that a January deal would happen.

    No such thing occurred, though, and everyone will have to wait again for the summer.

Matias Suarez to Arsenal

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    According to, Arsenal supposedly reached a pre-contract agreement with Matias Suarez.

    But, as reported on, Arsene Wenger says that isn't so.

    Take what you will from all that.

    All that does is provide some great stuff for transfer rumours in the summer. Matias Suarez did say that he wouldn't join the club in January. No mention about the summer there.

Andrey Arshavin to Leave Arsenal

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    I felt sorry for Andrey Arshavin when the boos rang out against Manchester United. They weren't necessarily all for him, but still.

    His form, like Chamakh's, has led to constant speculation about a move away from the Emirates.

    Anzhi Mackhachkala would certainly welcome him back to Russia.

Clint Dempsey to Arsenal

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    Clint Dempsey told The Times that his career ambition is to play in the Champions League. Arsenal has been linked with the American. You get where this is going.

    The rumours may come again in the summer.

Jan Vertonghen to Arsenal

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    Arsenal's problems don't all lie in the defense anymore, but they could use some depth. Jan Vertonghen has been linked with a lot of big clubs for the past year, and a summer move is almost certain.

    Arsenal has been previously linked to a transfer battle for the Belgian defender's signature.

Demba Ba to Arsenal

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    Demba Ba has been linked with a lot of big clubs in England during his great run of form and his supposedly low release clause.

    If this form keeps up, you can expect Arsenal to be one of the rumoured suitors, even if its unlikely to happen.