Why no talks of Lukaku?? He would be a better addition than most of the strikers we have been linked with
Rarely seen a striker with a worse first touch than Lukaku. Should do much better.
Yep, "set to miss two months", according to reports.
Not bad Ix.
Definitely have to win this, even if it's just for the cup. No red card would be nice for once aswell.
Welbeck out for months.
This makes our lack of activity in the transfer window even worse. What the actual fuck? Is Wenger so thick that he actually thinks that playing with Giroud and Walcott as back-up make us title contenders? Giroud is alright, but Walcott is rubbish there. We should be playing him on the wing, but now we have to do with him as striker aswell. For fuck's sake man, what is wrong with Wenger?
Lacazette over Benzema? Reus, a winger/second striker over Benzema? Draxler? Sigh.
Anyway, in other news; Szczesny joining AS Roma on a loan deal with £3,5m option to buy? I don't mind him leaving that much, but £3,5m seems way too low.
M.A.J @UltraSuristic El Confidencial: Benzema told Wenger that he'd be willing to join Arsenal this summer if his position in Madrid's squad becomes unstable.
Not only would this improve our squad, it would also show other clubs we're definitely back in business, buying top players three seasons in a row.
Wouldn't be surprised he'd actually do well in the Eredivisie, just because of his physical strength. Might get a better price for him after his loan too.
And now Man Utd apparently wants to trigger Pedro's release clause, which is only £22m. What am I not getting...why aren't we going for Pedro? We are desperate for wing options, with only 2-3 players at the club capable of playing on the wings properly without drifting inside and leaving our flanks exposed.Alexis, Özil, Pedro behind Giroud = phwoar.
He's a decent player, but I don't think he's that good. Wenger rarely plays with two wingers too. With hopefully Wilshere and Ox fit and challenging for a spot on the wings, I think we're set there. Well, I don't think so and would like a proper winger, but Wenger probably thinks so. He's almost 29 btw.
I think the story was that Benitez wants to move Ronaldo into the central forward position, and seeing as he is basically never injured there's probably not gonna be too much playing time for Benzema. It's a sound idea, but it's a bit risky - Benzema and Ronaldo are the only strikers at the club currently.However, Real Madrid could easily get away with signing a young striker that is willing to be backup to Ronaldo. Icardi perhaps. And if injury strikes, Bale would probably be able to deputise as CF for a while. But if Benitez moves Ronaldo into the middle and he stays fit as usual, Benzema will spend most of the season on the bench.
Marca recently released an article about Bale being used as striker in training sessions: http://www.marca.com/en/2015/07/16/en/football/real_madrid/1437032573.html
It's probably wishful thinking we could land Benzema. With so few strikers around, RM would have no replacement for him. There's stories about Bale being used as striker by R. Benitez, but I don't think it means that Benzema is on his way out.
We'll have to put up with Giroud and Welbeck for another season, I suppose.