Hello and welcome Arsenal fans. Today isn’t nearly so scorchingly hot as yesterday, or indeed the day before that, but we live in England, so we really can’t complain.
If you’re still in a bad mood, for whatever reason, then we might just be able to brighten up your day. We’ll offer no guarantees that after reading this roundup you’ll be motivated in any way shape or form, but we can promise that you’ll be brought up to speed with the latest Arsenal gossip.
With the transfer window now open and Arsene Wenger apparently in an uncharacteristically lavish spending mood who knows what could happen? Read on and you might be able to take an educated guess.
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Cazorla interest looms
There can be little doubt that Santi Cazorla is pivotal to Arsene Wenger’s plans for next season, but the Frenchman might just be made to sweat over the little Spaniard if Atletico Madrid have their way.
Though it might sound strange that Atletico’s and Arsenal’s transfer dealings this summer could be linked, it’s being reported in Spanish media that Atletico could push to sign Cazorla if they lose the services of Arda Turan.
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The Turkish midfielder is wanted by both Chelsea and Manchester United, further complicating matters, with AS newspaper describing Atletico’s longing to take Cazorla back to Spain as an ‘old dream’.
Make of that what you will, but with the diminutive midfielder 31 later this year it might be that he would welcome the idea of returning to Spain.
If he is that way inclined then there’s no better team to move to than Diego Simeone’s Atletico - let’s face it, he’s not going to be purchased by Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Cech decision made early
Elsewhere it’s now been claimed that new Arsenal signing Petr Cech made the decision to leave Chelsea immediately after the Capital One Cup final. The veteran stopper penned a deal with the Gunners earlier this week, and could well be Arsene Wenger’s number one heading into the new campaign.
Officially he has Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina ready to fight with him for pride of place between the sticks at the Emirates Stadium, but if either of those two are given preference at the start of the next campaign we’ll be very surprised.
Last but not least we’ve got some more juicy transfer gossip, this time focusing on reports that Arsenal are in talks for Eduardo Vargas.
The Chile international is owned by Napoli but was on loan last season with relegated QPR. He’s said to be worth just £11m.