Arsenal Transfer News: Five Americans Who Could Play for the Gunners
Arsenal is in the market for difference makers.
The club finished a disappointing third in the EPL to Chelsea and Manchester United, respectively, last season, and is looking to bring in new talent to close the gap.
So, instead of spending millions on overpriced European footballers, why not snag a few players from a national squad that impressed the world just a few weeks ago?
But hurry—Arsenal must act quickly while the prices are still low.
The Villarreal forward spent most of last year on loan to Hull City.
Despite scoring just four times, and assisting three times in the 2009-2010 season, Altidore offers more on the pitch than what the stat sheet shows.
He plays up to his competition, and when surrounded by world class players, he becomes world class himself.
Altidore is super competitive and has the attitude that Arsenal seems to look for in a footballer.
According to goal.com, Villarreal is considering all transfer offers for the 20-year-old American star.
This 28-year-old athletic freak is a 6'4" defender that is impossible to get a head over.
He is a great physical presence and always asserts his power and holds his ground.
Currently signed with AC Milan, Onyewu was injured for most of last season with an ACL tear and hasn't made an appearance in Serie A yet.
In the World Cup, however, Onyewu started to come back to form and showed signs of returning to his old self.
Currently a midfielder for Fulham, Dempsey had the goal of the year last season in the EPL (video of the goal).
In the World Cup, Dempsey had the infamous score against England (the one let in by Robert Green). In total, the American scored 11 times during his 2009-2010 campaign.
At the ripe age of 27, Dempsey still has his best goal-scoring years ahead of him.
Howard is one of the main reasons why the United States has made such a magnificent turnaround in the footballing world.
Goaltending is everything, you can't lose if the other team doesn't score.
As the starter for Everton, Howard led his team to an eighth place finish in the EPL, just two points away from a Europa League birth.
With the United States, the American made save after save en route to the round of 16 in the World Cup.
Howard rarely makes mistakes in the box and has instincts that not many can rival.
It is no secret that Arsenal is in the market for a top tier goaltender, and Howard would more than fill the position.
The best American footballer ever.
Donovan is the heart and soul of the United States squad and is, without a doubt, a top 50 (dare I say maybe even top 25) world player.
His goal scoring ability is second to none in the states and his passing ability might even be better. In 12 games so far in the 2010 MLS season, Donovan has three goals to go along with 11 assists for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
In the World Cup, Donovan provided the most memorable goal of the tournament when he scored against Algeria in extra time to send his country to the final 16.
It has been confirmed that Manchester City is highly interested in the American, and it wouldn't surprise many if more clubs got in on the sweepstakes.