Tag: 2014

Arsenal to spend BIG on transfers with Karim Benzema on radar

After finally securing his first trophy in almost a decade Arsene Wenger was rewarded with a new contract, which may please some Arsenal fans and annoy others. Nonetheless Arsene Wenger will remain the manager of Arsenal and will be delighted to hear that he will be being backed this summer in the transfer window according to Sky sources.

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Don’t be surprised to see Arsenal spend big this summer and potentially break their transfer record that the signing of Mesut Ozil broke the previous summer. With a transfer kitty reported to be in the excess of £100 million many Arsenal fans may finally get their wish as they look to bring in some world class talent.

 

But who?

Here are a few players that Arsenal are keeping tabs on as they intend to reinforce the strength of the squad:

1. Serge Aurier (Toulouse) is a promising young right back and has been heavily linked with a move as they look to replace Bacary Sagna who looks set to leave the Emirates in the hunt of a new challenge. Serge Aurier may be available for ‘as little’ as £7 million.

2. Lars Bender (Bayern Leverkuson) is another man that has heavily been linked with Arsenal in recent weeks. He is a tall solid defensive midfielder that plays for Bayern Leverkuson, which is currently needed in the Arsenal’s midfield to help take some of the pressure off heavily relied upon midfielder Mathieu Flamini.

3. Micah Richards (Manchester City) is on his way out of Manchester City and it may be a great decision for Arsene Wenger to take on the experienced defender who has surprisingly faded out of the premierleague after showing signs of becoming a great England defender in the past. Arsenal will be able to get him on the cheap and he would really boost Arsene Wenger’s options in defense.

4. Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) may be good option for Arsenal with Ramsey and Wilshere both having spent lengthy spells on the sidelines with injuries this term, central midfield is an area that greatly needs strengthening because of the recurrence of injuries that seems to plague this position.

5. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) would undoubtedly be a great signing for Arsenal with a lot of their reliance being put upon the shoulders of Oliver Giroud, who has done well but could do with some assistance. Benzema’s purchase would really lift the whole team as Mesut Ozil’s purchase from Real Madrid also did at the beginning of last season.

6. Loic Remy (QPR) would be a good cheaper alternative to Karim Benzema. He has demonstrated this season that he deserves to play at a higher level than Newcastle and Arsene Wenger is a keen admirer of the top striker.

7. Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona) would obviously be an ideal signing for Arsene Wenger who had to let him go a few years ago. With him seemingly falling out with the board at Barcelona it looks like he may be on his way back to the premierleague, but where to? Only time will tell. We will follow all of these transfer stories closely! Let us know who you want Arsenal to buy by commenting below.

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Competition: Predict the Champions League Final 2014 score (Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid)

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Wayne Rooney signs contract extension with Manchester United

Wayne Rooney has signed a four-year contract that will keep him at Manchester United until June 2019 according Sky Sports sources.

The England striker’s future had been the source of speculation since Chelsea attempted to sign the striker last year.

With 18 months left on his previous deal, some of Europe’s top clubs began to take an interest in the 28-year-old, but on Friday night he committed his future to United.

“I am made up to be staying at United,” said Rooney, who has scored 208 goals in 430 appearances for the club.

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“I now have the chance as one of the club’s senior players to help the younger players coming through and to be a part of another great United team.”

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“In August I will have been at the club for 10 years and during that time I have played with some fantastic players and won everything that I hoped I would when I first signed.

“I now have the chance as one of the club’s senior players to help the younger players coming through and to be a part of another great United team.

“The fans have always been a huge part of this club and the support they have given me since my debut against Fenerbahce has been amazing. I am very grateful to all United fans around the world for their continued support.

Rooney’s contract is understood to be worth around £300,000 a week and will be a welcome boost for United fans, who have seen their team slip 11 points off the pace in the hunt for Champions League football.

 

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“I am thrilled that we have got Wayne Rooney to stay,” said United boss David Moyes.

“He has been fantastic. Everyone would want him in their team.

“There were clubs who did want him. There were clubs who would have wanted him (had he not signed a new deal) but there was never going to be a chance he was going to leave Manchester United, certainly not on my watch.”

Rooney has scored 11 goals during an injury-interrupted season and is tipped to succeed Nemanja Vidic as captain at the end of the season.

The Merseysider, who joined United from Everton in 2004, could now spend the rest of his days at Old Trafford and will be keen to beat Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 goals for the club.

“Wayne is a great player and hopefully we can keep him at a really high level which he has shown this season,” added Moyes.

“Part of the rebuilding (process) is making sure that you keep the players you really want to keep.

“We are looking to bring the best players in the world to the club. I think Wayne Rooney is one of them.

“I will be looking to make more signings in the summer and hopefully add to the quality we already have got.”

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