Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Transfer update - Odemwingie, Chamberlain, Gervinho


In today's transfer update, two likely transfers and a rumoured target.

You can probably guess which are which. 

Firstly, sorry for my lack of posts over the last couple of days. On Monday I went to the play-off final (in the Swansea end) and since then I've barely been back home. 

Now, the three latest rumours with the most to them have been involving Gervinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Peter Odemwingie. Lille striker Gervinho looks set to announce his next club within the coming week. Apparently Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle are the clubs jostling for the signature of the £9.5 million man. 

I also read somewhere that he's told close friends that he's coming to the Emirates. I'd be surprised if he went elsewhere - he's being offered Champions League football at Lille, and out of the three clubs mentioned we're the only ones also competing in Europe's premier competition. Being my usual optimistic self, I'd probably say the transfer will be wrapped up by the end of this week - unlike Arsenal, seeing as we like to drag things out.

The second transfer that looks likely to be completed soon is that of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. His father, Mark, has encouraged him to join Arsenal 'as soon as possible'. In life, usually you listen to your parents (unless you're Mario Balotelli) and I think a young guy (yeah I know, he's older than me) like Oxlade-Chamberlain will be no different. I'm looking forward to seeing him play more often, which I'll be doing next season whatever happens. He seems a good player with a lot of potential.

Finally, the in-the-know wearethenorthbank have some more inside info, this time pertaining to the possible transfer of West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie. Apparently the 29-year-old is a target of Arsenal, although having said that, we target a lot of players. I thought he was a little younger than 29, so I'm not sure if we'd go for him, seeing as he'd have no resale value. But Arsene's surprised us in the past.

That's all for today's update, seeing as it's half term and I've also got a lot of revision to be doing, I doubt there'll be another unless we sign anyone. Still, keep your eyes peeled...

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