So who else did Arsenal try to sign on the last day of the window? Villa? Traore? Capoue?

As well as the signing of Nacho Monreal Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal got pretty close to grabbing another player on the last day of the window. However that player’s club refused to let the player go and the deal fell through. So who was that player? It was assumed initially to be either Barcelona’s David Villa or West Ham’s …

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AshleySo who else did Arsenal try to sign on the last day of the window? Villa? Traore? Capoue?

Bit late – David Villa wants Arsenal move in the Summer

If you thought you had heard the last of the David Vila to Arsenal stories now the window has closed – think again. The Sun  is running with a story today that suggests that Barcelona’s want-away striker will push the deal through in the summer. The Sun says After a long-term injury last season, Villa has failed to command a …

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AshleyBit late – David Villa wants Arsenal move in the Summer

Arsenal update: Confirmed Nacho Monreal signs for £8.3 million

Finally it is official. Arsenal have signed a player in the transfer window. It might not have been the players that the fans hoped for but Nacho Monreal is clearly a quality signing. The club have apparently been tracking the player for a while and according to Arsenal insiders it was likely they were going to complete the move in …

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AshleyArsenal update: Confirmed Nacho Monreal signs for £8.3 million

Arsenal update: No more signings, but Santos could go tomorrow

Unless Barcelona make a sudden about turn on the David Villa bid that’s it from Arsenal tonight. The club are apparently putting the finishing touches to the Nacho Monreal deal which will be announced in the next thirty minutes, but that is the only bit of incoming business the club have done in the window. There is however an interesting …

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AshleyArsenal update: No more signings, but Santos could go tomorrow

Sky reports that Arsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame is on the move

Earlier in the day it looked like he was staying, but according to Sky Sports an un-named Premier League side have triggered Mohammed Diame’s release clause at West Ham. It could be Arsenal who have been tracking the player for a while, or maybe it is Spurs? Fulham apparently have one more signing to announce too. QPR have been mentioned …

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AshleySky reports that Arsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame is on the move

Arsenal update: Fernando Amorebieta deal off. Nacho Monreal player stats are very impressive.

It looks like there could be great news for Arsenal fans about the signing of Nacho Monreal. But it less encouraging news from Spain about the central defender Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Goal.com which broke the story initially is now saying that the player has changed his mind and wants to stay in Spain for now. The 27 year …

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AshleyArsenal update: Fernando Amorebieta deal off. Nacho Monreal player stats are very impressive.

Arsenal update: Nacho Monreal on the plane to London. Deal done? David Villa has gone shopping

Two quick bits of news at 5.30 As we mentioned earlier Nacho Monreal, the Malaga left back, looks like he is about to become an Arsenal player. Spanish radio stations Radio Marca has reported that the player is on his way to London to finalise the deal. If so well done Arsene, and his erstwhile team mate Santi Cazorla, and …

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AshleyArsenal update: Nacho Monreal on the plane to London. Deal done? David Villa has gone shopping
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Arsenal reported in talks to sign centre back Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Maarten Stekelenburg tracked

And the transfer window day at The Emirates has taken another twist. Jamie Sanderson who writes for the Metro and is usually very reliable for Arsenal news has just tweeted No news yet but reassured Arsenal are still open for business. #afc have had dialogue today with various agents. Leaving it late. He has also suggested that the club are …

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AshleyArsenal reported in talks to sign centre back Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Maarten Stekelenburg tracked

Arsenal update: Odds on Villa coming shorten, news on left backs, Arshavin exit, and a centre back

Well it looked at one point as if the big Arsenal story would be the signings of David Villa and Mohammed Diame. A number of sources are suggesting that Arsenal are still talking to Barcelona about Villa.  Also agent Sky Andrew, who has reasonably close links with the club, has told Talk Sport to expect a few big surprises later …

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AshleyArsenal update: Odds on Villa coming shorten, news on left backs, Arshavin exit, and a centre back

Arsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame about to sign new deal at West Ham

A few days ago it seemed like a done deal that West Ham’s Senegalese midfielder Mohamed Diame would be heading to either Arsenal or Spurs. Goal is reporting that the player is heading for Karen Brady’s office, but not to sign for another club. Goal says It is expected that Diame will sign an extended deal on improved terms that …

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AshleyArsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame about to sign new deal at West Ham
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Arsenal update: Rumours of a move for Malaga’s Nacho Monreal

The new left back rumours are coming thick and fast now. Goal.com is reporting that the latest left back to be linked is Malaga’s Nacho Monreal. There’s no link to any source but again this one might just have legs. Nacho Monreal is a 26 year old who has been a regular in the Malaga team since 2011. He joined …

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AshleyArsenal update: Rumours of a move for Malaga’s Nacho Monreal
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Arsenal update: is Bong the team’s new left back?

Arsene Wenger stated last night that he would be looking for a left back today, yet other than the obvious – Baines, Shaw etc – very few targets have emerged. Now the Mail has revealed that Wenger might be looking to his traditional French territory for a replacement in the guise of Valenciennes’ Gaetan Bong. The Cameroon international Bong, who …

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AshleyArsenal update: is Bong the team’s new left back?
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Asmir Begovic – Are Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United planning a surprise move?

Some really interesting gossip is coming out of The Potteries this morning. Firstly Stoke have apparently bid for Birmingham City keeper Jack Butland. Butland, who is also being tracked by Fulham among others, turned down a move to Chelsea yesterday because he wants to be a first choice keeper. Stoke obviously know this – so why are they bidding for …

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AshleyAsmir Begovic – Are Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United planning a surprise move?

Arsenal update: Left Back Targets – Forget Baines and Shaw. Why Assou-Ekotto could be a more realistic option

Well it didn’t take long. French newspaper Maxifoot is already suggesting that Arsene Wenger is about to revive his interest today in two of his long term left back targets. With Kieran Gibbs, who has been excellent this season, out for at least three weeks Wenger faces the prospect of playing Bayern Munich with the frankly, quite disastrous, Andre Santos …

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AshleyArsenal update: Left Back Targets – Forget Baines and Shaw. Why Assou-Ekotto could be a more realistic option

Arsenal update: Who might be leaving today? Jenkinson? Eisfeld?

So, no news on players coming in, so it is probably time to have a quick look at who might be leaving The Emirates today. Arsenal have already said goodbye (for a few months at least) to Emmanuel Frimpong, Johan Djorou and Marouane Chamakh – who else might be on their way? Andrey Arshavin – This appears pretty unlikely now. …

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AshleyArsenal update: Who might be leaving today? Jenkinson? Eisfeld?

Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea target Edinson Cavani talks about his future

The Napoli striker is very high on many manger’s wants lists at the moment with Arsene Wenger and Roberto Mancini especially being known as keen admirers. And the player has given some encouragement to the clubs who might want to prise him from Napoli in the summer. Talking to La Gazzetta dello Sport today Cavani spoke explicitly about the 63million …

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AshleyArsenal, Man City, Chelsea target Edinson Cavani talks about his future
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Arsenal update: All quiet, but for one last push for David Villa or Edin Džeko?

After a game in which Arsenal created a huge number of chances only to see many of them squandered by their current striker you might have thought that Arsene Wenger would be combing Europe for reinforcements. Well Wenger said after the game last night “We will try to be active. It won’t be easy but at the moment I have …

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AshleyArsenal update: All quiet, but for one last push for David Villa or Edin Džeko?

BBC reports that Arsenal and Spurs target Mohammed Diame will sign new contract at West Ham

At one point it seemed like West Ham’s Mohammed Diame was within a few hours of becoming an Arsenal player. Then yesterday it appeared as if he would be on his way to White Hart Lane. The latest news from West Ham is that the player is not only staying with the Hammers but may even sign a new contract. …

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AshleyBBC reports that Arsenal and Spurs target Mohammed Diame will sign new contract at West Ham

Five possible reasons why Arsenal haven’t signed any players in the window

So with less than 48 hours to go Arsenal have signed exactly zero players in the window (I am not counting Walcott). Their rivals for Champions League places, Liverpool and Chelsea, have both significantly strengthened their squads by adding new players and in the case of The Reds it has already given them some very real momentum. Arsenal will find …

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AshleyFive possible reasons why Arsenal haven’t signed any players in the window

Arsenal update: one last try to sign David Villa, but now Man City want him too

In what is perhaps the most predictable news of the day The Daily Mail is running with the story that after crisis talks with Ivan Gazidis Arsene Wenger is going to have one last try to sign David Villa in the window. The Mail says Arsenal remain in pursuit of Barcelona striker Villa, despite Wenger insisting yesterday that a potential …

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AshleyArsenal update: one last try to sign David Villa, but now Man City want him too