Arsenal FC: 10 Big Transfer Rumours to Expect This Summer
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
Robin van Persie to Leave Arsenal
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.
That's just for starters.
Eden Hazard to Arsenal
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.
Oh well. At least the rumours will happen.
Marouane Chamakh to Leave Arsenal
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.
Lukas Podolski to Arsenal
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
According to Caughtoffside.com, Arsenal supposedly reached a pre-contract agreement with Matias Suarez.
But, as reported on Mirrorfootball.com, 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
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
Jan Vertonghen to Arsenal
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.