Collection of the fresh transfer news, injury problems and lots of more from Arsenal. So how’s life at the Gunners‘ at the moment? What are the latest injury and transfer news?
Injury news from Emirates
Theo Walcott will be out for 6-8 months and is likely to miss the World Cup in Brazil this summer. The English winger suffered from a cruciate ligament injury against Tottenham back on Sunday and is a huge blow for Arsenal, who are leaders of the table at the halfpoint mark. Strikers Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner still remain sidelined due to physical problems. According to coach Arsene Wenger the French International has recently been only ill, not injured.
Reports claim 20-year-old winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has returned to full-time training after a knee injury, as a result will feature in Arsenal Reserves‘ game on Thursday again Fulham. German international Lucas Podolski is also back, ready to pick up the baton from Walcott ahead of the second season half.
Arsene Wenger will presumably continue buying this transfer window, after buying Mesut Ozil in August, the French manager is now forced to search for a new, effective and most importantly a goal-scoring striker.
After the news of Bayern’s agreement with Polish star Robert Lewandowski, the north Londoners have set their sights on Croatian clinical predator Mario Mandzukic. This transfer would be a long-term solution for the Gunners‘ attack.
Nevertheless veteran Dimitar Berbatov would be a perfect short-term solution who would temporarily solve Arsenal’s problems with finding the net. The Bulgarian striker has been linked with the Gunners for a long time now and is 11-4 to be the first signing at Emirates this January.
Then in summer, following Lewandowski’s arrival at Allianz Arena, Mario Mandzukic could have gates open for a move to Arsenal.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa could move to Emirates, however the club’s demands might be too high for the Gunners. Meanwhile Manchester United have sent their scouts to watch the Brazilian.
The north Londoners are said to be in pursuit of Olympique Lyon attacking duo – Clément Grenier along with Yoann Gourcuff, who according to the French club is set to leave the club and is in talks with a big club at the moment.
After an impressive performance in the 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Serge Gnabry has been named Arsene Wenger’s ‘secret-weapon‘ and is ready to make an impact at Arsenal in this title-chasing season.
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