Arsenal Transfer News: Tracking All the Latest Rumors and Updates
With Euro 2012 drawing to a close, the summer transfer window is seriously starting to heat up.
This year's transfer window is huge for Arsenal, with the Gunners needing to bring in more quality players to boost their title chances, all whilst keeping the current talent that they have—none more so than Dutch striker Robin Van Persie.
The predictions and news about who will and won't leave the club and who will and won't be coming to the club this summer can be a little hard to follow—that's why we've put them all in one place for you.
Read on to see who might be making their way to the Emirates over the summer transfer window.
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Olivier Giroud was a long-term Arsenal target and their most likely signing in the transfer window, and it appears that a deal has formally been reached between the two parties.
A £12 million deal has reportedly been agreed upon, and Giroud emphasized how happy he was to be signing with Arsenal.
Robin Van Persie
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With more attacking talent secured for next season, Arsenal's full attention must surely turn to that of Robin Van Persie and making sure that their star-striker remains at the club next season.
The latest on the saga comes from Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who recently slammed a potential move to Juventus for RVP—stating that the Italian league simply wasn't of high enough quality. With a move to another Premier League team unlikely and now the Serie A no longer in contention, the most probable option is that the 30-goal hero from last season will remain at the Emirates for another year.
Hatem Ben Arfa
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Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa was rumored to be heading to Chelsea over the transfer window, but reports are now emerging that the Gunners are a potential landing spot for the midfielder as they are able to offer a more permanent involvement in the starting side.
Arsenal are unlikely to try to outbid Chelsea for the Frenchman, but with Ben Arfa reportedly concerned that he won't get enough game time at Stamford Bridge, the Gunners could win out for his services next season.
Having a French manager? Well, that's just a bonus.
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Arsene Wenger has recently revealed that he has been keeping a close eye on German star Marco Reus, who is currently performing brilliantly for his country at Euro 2012.
Reus is likely to return to Borussia Dortmund next season, and it appears unlikely that the German champions will let the striker leave. They have already lost Shinji Kagawa to Manchester United and could potentially lose Robert Lewandowski as well—losing Reus would simply be too much for Dortmund to lose in one offseason.
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After a surprisingly successful few performances at Euro 2012, Niklas Bendtner is suddenly a wanted man again, with new La Liga contenders Malaga reportedly interested in the striker.
Bendtner spent last season on loan at Sunderland and is unlikely to receive regular game time at the Emirates—making a move over the transfer window the most likely option.
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After a strong opening season with the Gunners, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is rumored to be in line for a huge new deal to keep him at the Emirates for the next few seasons.
His wages are set to treble under the new deal which, for one of the brightest prospects in world football, could turn out to be a very smart move by Arsenal.
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Arsenal's forgotten man Marouane Chamakh is another player unlikely to see too many minutes for the Gunners this season—making a summer move the most likely option for the Moroccan international.
Chamakh was rumored to be heading to Bordeaux, though the club has recently stated they will not pursue the striker. With the arrival of Podolski, Giroud and the potential signings of Hatem Ben Arfa or Yann M'Vila, there is no way Chamakh would play any decent time for Arsenal next season and will move as a result.
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Wrapping up our transfer news for the Gunners is Yann M'Vila, their other long-term interest who has been linked to the London club for some time now.
Arsenal would have been pleased with the performance the French midfielder delivered against the dominant performance by Spain at Euro 2012. And with the recent withdrawal of Bayern Munich from the chase, Arsenal look the most likely landing destination for M'Vila.
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