Arsenal Transfer News: Tracking Latest Players Linked to Gunners This Summer

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIMarch 24, 2013

SWANSEA, WALES - MARCH 16:   Nacho Monreal of Arsenal(C) celebrates his goal with team mates Olivier Giroud(L) and Gervinho during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Arsenal at Liberty Stadium on March 16, 2013 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
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Another week closer to the summer transfer window means another big week of transfer speculation about which players could be on the move this summer.

And it seems, this year, that Arsenal are going to be one of the big players—if all the speculation and transfer rumors are anything to go by, that is.

The Gunners have been linked with a number of players about prospective moves this summer, with various positions and players reportedly being looked at.

Read on to see who could be making a move to the Emirates this summer.

Godfrey Oboabona, CM, Sunshine Stars

After starring for Nigeria at the recent Africa Cup of Nations, Godfrey Oboabona has reportedly been handed a trial at Arsenal, according to Sky Sports.

The highly rated 22-year-old midfielder caught the eye of a number of top clubs thanks to his starring role at the tournament and will likely see a move this summer to somewhere in Europe. 

But according to Oboabona, Arsenal are his childhood favorites and the "club [he] wants to play for."

Danny Crowley, CM, Aston Villa

Despite being just 15 years old, Danny Crowley has reportedly captured the interest of Arsenal and other Premier League clubs about a potential summer move.

The Daily Mirror reports that the Aston Villa teenage sensation could leave Villa Park if a ludicrous deal comes along, with only a small compensation fee needing to be made by any potential buyer.

Arsenal are believed to see Crowley as the new Jack Wilshere.

Kevin Strootman, CM, PSV Eindhoven

According to Sky Sports, long-term Arsenal and Manchester United transfer target Kevin Strootman could be open for a summer move to the EPL.

Strootman has been the subject of a number of scouts from the North London club already in his career and is thought to cost around £17 million were the Gunners to make a move this summer. However, according to reports, teams are happy to pay the amount for the talented 23-year-old.

Asmir Begovic, GK, Stoke City

Having signed Jack Butland over the January transfer window, Stoke City are reportedly looking to part ways with star goalkeeper Asmir Begovic for the right price over the summer transfer window.

Manchester United had originally been linked with the £15 million star, but London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea are thought to now be leading the race, according to the Daily Mirror.

The news comes as current goalkeeper—Wojciech Szczesny—is linked with a move away from the Emirates over the summer window. Sky Sports reports that the Polish international does want to remain at the Emirates, but also acknowledges growing interest in reports about his possible departure.

Stevan Jovetic, CF, Fiorentina

Stevan Jovetic has talked up his desire to move away from Serie A and into the English Premier League, per the Daily Star (h/t Daily Mirror)—putting several league clubs including Arsenal and Manchester City on high alert about a possible summer transfer.

The Gunners have been strongly linked with a summer move for Jovetic over the past few weeks, who said of his potential playing future in the EPL: 

It sure is nice when you are interesting big clubs like Arsenal and Manchester City. ... It feels good because the English game currently has probably the strongest league in the world. ... [T]he Premier League is at the top of the football world - and perhaps the best. We will see what happens in the future.

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