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Arsenal update: Higuain deal gets closer, Rooney keen, Carroll miss

By Stefano on June 20th, 2013

Some very good news for Arsenal fans. The Telegraph is reporting that Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has agreed person terms with the London club. He will apparently earn £130,00 a week making him the highest paid player at the club.

Arsenal are expected to pay around £22 million for the player too which will also make him the club’s record signing.

So Arsenal fans? How exited are you about this one? Is Higuain the marque signing you were hoping for?

Or maybe you are more excited about Wayne Rooney? The Star is reporting that the Gunners are now favourites to land the England striker.

It says

A month ago bookmakers were offering a price of 50-1 on Rooney – who told Sir Alex Ferguson he wanted to leave United – signing for the Gunners.

But it’s been backed in ever since and it’s now just 6-4 with BetVictor for the England ace to link up with Arsene Wenger.

The paper also says that Rooney would favour a move to Arsenal over possible suitors PSG and Chelsea.

So does the Higuain signing make the Rooney move less or more likely? Well the jury is out on that one. Rooney is alleged to have been monitoring the players coming in to measure Arsenal’s ambition. But would Wenger then spend on two strikers especially after Rooney has made it clear that he wants to start up front and not behind a striker as he did this season at United?

On the slightly more bizarre note the Star is claiming that Arsenal attempted to make a last minute grab for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll. The paper reports that the Gunners were eventually put off by the cost of landing the player which it says would have been in excess of £60 million.



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Arsenal update: Ruben Garcia, Gonzalo Higuain and Asier Illarramendi rumours

By Stefano on June 18th, 2013

Well it is all going on in Spain. After plundering the country for Fabregas, Cazorla, Monreal, and in a roundabout way Arteta, Arsene Wenger is rumoured to be injecting some more La Liga blood into his Arsenal team.

The latest in the Higuain saga has been documented elsewhere with one Italian paper even picturing him wearing an Arsenal shirt. Might he be the first big Arsenal transfer announcement of the summer?

Or maybe that might be Levante’s Ruben Garcia? According to the Spanish daily Marca, Arsenal have made an enquiry regarding the player who has already admitted that he wouldn’t be averse to a move to North London.

The 19 year old is coming off the back of a great season in La Liga, but with Yaya Sanogo seemingly a cert to arrive at the Emirates might two young strikers be pushing it? He could cost up to 10m million Euros too. And besides there’s also Joel Campbell too.

The Daily Mail is suggesting that Arsene Wenger is also mulling over a move for Real Sociedad’s defensive midfielder Asier Illarramendi. The paper does say though that Arsenal might find themselves facing some serious comeptiion to secure the services of the 23 year-old with Barcelona and Real Madrid also set to pounce.

Illarramendi is currently on duty at the Under-21 European Championships, where a good performance could hike his price up a few more million.




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