Hi Gooners. No Premier League this weekend is a huge annoyance to us all, but Arsenal did have six players in the England national team last night, which is fantastic and in contrast to previous years when we were often scrutinised for not having enough Englishmen.
Anyway, on with the news round up.
This may seem hard to believe but apparently it is true – Arsenal did reject a bid from Bayern Munich for Ozil. This may seem hard to believe but Guardiola is a known fan of our German playmaker, and would fit seemlessly into the Spaniards team. Guardiola loves his teams to play an attractive, possession based football based on midfielders like Ozil controlling the game.
Bayern also tried to buy him during his Bremen days.
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If you look on the link above, you will be redirected to 101greatgoals.com which reveals more. Apparently this story was leaked by El Confidencial, the newspaper that first reported Diego Costa was on his way to our cross capital rivals Chelsea. All those who believe Wenger is a stubborn old man will relish what the report says, suggesting that Wenger’s pride prevented him from selling Ozil and bringing back our former Catalan captain.
All of us Gooners are well aware of Arsenals need to strengthen our midfield if we really want to be considered on the same level as Man City and Chelsea. This is especially pleasing news if it turns out to be true.
The Star are reporting that Arsenal have agreed to pay Sami Khedira £100,000 per week if they can take him in January. The German is out of contract next summer, so it is perfectly possible that we could pick him up for free in January but only get to use his service from July onwards. Sources in Spain suggest that we will pay £10-15 million for him in January.
Following the Three Lions 5-0 win over San Marino, many areas of the media have been praising Arsenal for how they made up the core of the England squad. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who got two assists last night, has had this too say.
The Germans and the Spanish have been able to do this [have the core of their side made up from one club] Spain have got a big influence from Real Madrid and Barcelona and when you watch Spain play, it’s almost like watching Barcelona or Real Madrid at times. It’s a nice thing to have that with Arsenal at the moment. Liverpool have got a good number of players as well.
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