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Arsenal update: Mixed news about Jovetic, Strootman mulling over a move

By Stefano on March 25th, 2013

Tomorrow night Arsenal and England fans will get a chance to see how Fiorentina striker, Stevan Jovetic, will cope with Premiership defenders as his Montenegrin team faces England in a World Cup qualifying game.

The player, who is apparently Arsenal’s number one striking target, has also been making positive noises about a move from Serie A to the Premiership.

In response to a question about how he is being stalked by a number of English clubs Jovetic reoplied

“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.

“I’m very comfortable in Italy but the Premier League is at the top of the football world – and perhaps the best.

“We will see what happens in the future.”

So that’s cause for optimism, for Arsene Wenger. However the The Express warns that if Arsenal want to land their man they will need to stump up more money that they have ever spent on a player. The paper suggests that Juventus and both Milan clubs are keen on the player and the bidding may start at £25 million and head northwards.

Meanwhile Caught Offside has an update on a player who has been linked with Arsenal for some time. Kevin Strootman of PSV, a defensively minded midfielder who also has a habit of scoring, has said that he is mulling over a transfer.

He said

“Every transfer window there are clubs interested. But a club must speak to me first.”


Arsenal tracking hot Dutch youngster Adam Maher

By Stefano on January 28th, 2013

There’s a bit of a buzz about a potential Arsenal transfer this morning of AZ Alkmaar youngster Adam Maher. The midfilder’s boss at Alkmaar is even suggesting that he would be ideal for the North London club.

Maher is one of the hottest properties in the Dutch Eredivisie and is being tracked by many European clubs.

Gertjan Verbee thinks that the nineteen year old would thrive at the Emirates. In an interview with Studio Voetbal (via Metro) Verbee said

“I think Arsenal would be a good environment for him. He would work with Arsene Wenger, who knows how to bring on these young talents. I think he would improve a lot there, just like Robin van Persie.”

It sounds like Verbee is resigned to the fact that he could be losing his star player (Maher has indicated that he wants to go) and doesn’t want to sell to another team in the same league (PSV Eindhoven are especially keen on Maher) – take note Arsene Wenger.

The asking price for the player is apparently around £8.5 million.

I am not sure where he would fit in the current Arsenal team – maybe as a replacement for Rosicky – but judging from the YouTube he clearly would be a very useful addition to the squad.

Pic from Wikipedia

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