Arsenal have started to make more moves in the market today after agreeing to allow young defender Sead Hajrovic go on-loan to Barnet for the coming month according to Arsenal.com.
The Sun’s Steven Howard is calling for Arsenal to start preparing for the end of Arsene Wenger. The columnist believes that the it may be high time to look to the future as he made these comments:
“At one time, it was sacrilege to even contemplate life without Arsene Wenger, a manager as breathtakingly innovative on and off the pitch, successful and far-seeing as Herbert Chapman. Not so now.”
“It was ironic Arsenal’s defeat at Swansea should come against an attacking, free-flowing side built in their own image.”
“If we are to talk successors, why not Brendan Rodgers to bring fresh enthusiasm and ideas to London Colney while continuing Wenger’s philosophy?”
With the Gunners continuing to have misstep after misstep with good and bad results it is unknown what the future holds.
The Daily Mail is reporting that newly returned on-loan striker Thierry Henry could be ruled out of this weekends clash with Manchester United as the veteran has been sidelined with a calf injury.
Lyon defender Aly Cissokho is hopeful to secure a move to either Newcastle United or Arsenal according to the Evening Chronicle and the players quoted comments:
“I am waiting for the green light from Lyon.
“I am a Lyon player and if they agree a fee with a club, I will then talk to that club.
“But nothing is done yet and I have not been to Newcastle for a medical.
“Newcastle and Lyon are talking about me, but there are other teams interested as well.”
One of those rumored teams other than Newcastle is Arsenal.
Another defender on the Gunners watch list is Scott Dann. Blackburn Rovers picked him up from Birmingham City amidst much belief that he would make a more prominent move over the summer.
Now he looks to switch gears and hopefully mastermind just that according to The Sun after his time at Ewood Park has proved not what he signed up for with Rovers in a bitter relegation battle.
Arsenal could cash in on Russian out-of-favor forward Andrei Arshavin as the player has been looking like he would leave for the last 12 months. According to the Daily Mirror he could be headed to Serie A side SS Lazio for a fee in the range of £6 million which is that much less than the price the Gunners paid for him three years ago.
Lastly Arsenal are said to be targeting Greek wonder kid goal keeper Stefanos Kapino by Caught Offside. Kapino is believed to be a much more capable backup for Wojciech Szczesny and could also prove a much more potent competitor for the first team.