Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Can Gunners Keep Cesc Fabregas and Bring in New Talent?

Alexander YoungbloodContributor IIIJune 15, 2011

Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Can Gunners Keep Cesc Fabregas and Bring in New Talent?

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16:  Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal shows his frustration during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Arsenal and Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Jasper Ju
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    Arsenal is looking to keep their top flight talent during this transfer window, but is also looking to bring in skilled players to help bring the team a Premier League championship.

    Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri have both attracted the interest of other clubs, and it remains to be seen whether or not Arsene Wenger will keep or sell the two stars.

    While Arsenal came up short this year, the Gunners did finish in the top five.  With a few moves during this transfer window, Arsenal could be ready to make a run for the championship.

Samir Nasri: Is Arsenal Willing to Pay the Price?

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 05: Samir Nasri of Arsenal runs with the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on March 5, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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    Samir Nasri has been fantastic for Arsenal, and he believes he's deserving of a higher salary after an impressive season.

    Nasri has been offered a £90,000 a week deal, but wants to be paid at least £110,000 a week, according to Football Gossip.

    While Arsenal doesn't want to go this high, they may have to in order to keep Nasri out of the hands of Premiership rivals Manchester United.

    As to that possibility, Wenger stated, “One thing’s for sure, we’re not selling him to United."

    While Arsenal probably won't let Nasri go to another EPL team, it is still very possible that he could be sold if the asking price of £25 million is met. 

    Bayern Munich is one of the reported teams interested in paying this price for the French midfielder.

Emmanuel Riviere: The Next Thierry Henry?

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    The Saint-Etienne striker has caught the interest of Arsene Wenger and has even drawn comparisons to former Gunner Thierry Henry.

    "I am a young player, so to be linked with Arsenal is fantastic for me," Riviere told

    The 21 year old could bring some much needed fire power up front for the Gunners.

    Arsenal will have to bid for the French striker against Liverpool who have also expressed interest in Riviere.

Nicklas Bendtner to Leave Arsenal

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 02: Nicklas Bendtner of Arsenal looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers at the Emirates Stadium on April 2, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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    The Denmark international is reportedly on his way out of Arsenal according to his agent-father Thomas Bendtner.

    It's reported that the asking price for Bendtner is around £12 million.

    “Nicklas has all the qualities to live up to that sort of money and we can easily find him a club which wants to pay that amount of money," Thomas Bendtner said.

    Bayern Munich has expressed interest in Bendtner.

Scott Parker: Can Arsenal Steal the Relegated Star from Other Top Clubs?

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22:  Scott Parker of West Ham salutes the fans at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Sunderland at Boleyn Ground on May 22, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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    Despite playing on the relegated West Ham United, Scott Parker is a Premier League level player.

    Parker won the EPL Player of the Month in February, and he has consistently been West Ham's top player each year.

    Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp stated “I'm sure people are going to be interested in Scott. I know a couple of other clubs are interested, big clubs, but we'll wait and see.”

    Those other big clubs include Arsenal. 

    With West Ham relegated, Scott Parker is definitely on his way out. 

    While Tottenham and Liverpool have a lot to offer Parker, it is very possible that he could have a guaranteed starting position on the Gunners squad.

Cesc Fabregas: Is Barcelona Finally Going to Grab the Spanish Midfielder?

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal applauds the fans during a lap of honour after the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on May 15, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/G
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    Barcelona has expressed interest in Arsenal's Spanish international last year.

    The interest doesn't appear to be there this year though, much to Wenger's satistfaction.

    “This year there hasn’t been an interest," Wenger said. "My number one wish is to keep Fabregas – for me he is the best midfielder in the world and we naturally built the team around him.”

    However, Arshavin has told press that Fabregas gave the entire team "parting gifts."

    "Before leaving on vacation, Fabregas gave little gifts to each player and I asked him, 'What is this? A parting gift?" Arshavin stated. "He said nothing. It says there is something behind this silence."

    It still remains to see whether the Arsenal skipper will stay or leave.