Arsenal Transfer Rumours: 5 Biggest Gossip Stories
The Arsenal transfer rumours will never end, but, as is usually the case, these rumours are more gossip than reality.
As a somewhat quiet transfer window winds to a close, Arsenal is in an interesting position, especially when considering recent form consisting of three straight Premier League losses.
At this point it does not seem that any new faces will join in this window, and that will please the Arsenal fans.
The Gunners have now lost three on the trot in the Premiership after the loss to Manchester United on Sunday. While there are a fair amount of injuries and one noticeable absence, Gervinho, in the squad, the team is faltering at the wrong time.
Here are some transfer rumour gossip stories that may give fans something else to think about rather than the team's recent woes.
Trabzonspor Striker Eyeing Arsenal Move
According to Goal.com, Trabzonspor striker Burak Yilmaz would find a move to Arsenal difficult to turn down.
The Turkish striker is admittedly very good if the stats in the article—22 goals in 17 league games—are anything to go by.
He has even gained praise from his illustrious International coach Guus Hiddink:
He cemented a place in the Turkey side during the Euro 2012 qualifiers under Guus Hiddink, prompting the Dutchman to proclaim: “Burak is one of Europe's best strikers, I'm proud of his recent achievements.
Arsenal to Be Locked in Summer Transfer Battle for Jan Vertonghen
It's no secret that Arsenal has been linked with the Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen before, and the Gunners may be locked in the summer battle with other Premier League top dogs for Jan Vertonghen's services.
Whether or not he is a necessity in the squad is not really the question here, although I am sure no Arsenal fan would complain about a top-four central defensive depth chart including Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Vertonghen.
Arsene Wenger Allegedly Interested in Irish Star
Arsenal Linked to Jose Callejon
Arsenal Going After Swansea Defender
According to Footybunker.com, Arsenal may try to tempt Swansea full-back Neil Taylor to the Emirates before the end of the transfer window.
Arsenal have been linked with a number of left-backs both before and throughout the window, but Arsene Wenger has seemed content to let his central defenders plug the gap for the time being.
Taylor would come at a very reasonable price, but as time runs out it is unlikely any such move will occur.