News and gossip from the past couple of days at Arsenal.
Goal.com report that Arsenal could have made an enquiry for Luis Suarez this summer. The Uruguayan’s odds on a move to Arsenal were slashed after a flurry of bets on the move were made in Spain last week and they state that The Gunners might have made a speculative approach to Liverpool in regards to Suarez’s availability earlier in the summer - to which Liverpool said no.
Any interest in Suarez (if there was any in the first place) now seems to have died with the interest in Gonzalo Higuain getting stronger.
If Higuain does finally make that long awaited move one player not fazed is Lukas Podolski. The 28-year-old German was speaking about his potential switch to North London today and said:
‘’It is always good when good players come in. I don't worry about a specific player. And it is certainly not a problem. I am strong enough and I have qualities. And when good players come in, I will play with good players. Every season players come in and players go. But I think it is good news if top players come in.’’
The Gunners are set to step up their chase for Matthias Ginter. The SC Freiburg utility man has been linked with the club before and now the 19-year-old is being mooted as a possible target once again. It comes as Francis Coquelin joins the Bundesliga outfit; a move believed to be a sweetener for a Ginter approach. Borussia Dortmund are also keen.
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti has rubbished speculation linking him with a move to The Emirates this summer. The Italian international insists he has heard nothing about a potential move to North London and is just enjoying his holiday.
An Arsenal coach has made some interesting statements in the Spanish press today. Francis Cagigao has stated that Spanish players are desperate to come and play in the Premier League:
"There are many Spanish players clamouring for a chance in the Premier League. Spanish players have become incredibly desirable after the success of the national team. But there is also a crisis in Spanish football. Apart from two teams, the rest are not in a position to offer long contracts. 90 per cent of clubs cannot afford transfers."
Finally there is an interesting report on justarsenal this evening on the future of Park Chu-Young; who was rumoured to have had his contract terminated this week.
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