All the news and gossip from Arsenal FC over the past 24 hours.
One story dominates the Arsenal landscape today and that is the news that Robin Van Persie has completed his move to Manchester United subject to a successful medical. The PFA player of the year and Premier League top scorer will form a feared strike partnership with Wayne Rooney next season. Sir Alex feels RVP will be fit to face Everton on Monday night whilst Arsene Wenger has claimed his hands were tied over a deal due to the contract situation the Dutchman was in. The fee is said to be in the region of £24million.
Whilst the Mirror report that Javier Hernandez could make the move in the opposite direction after RVP made competition for places even tougher at Old Trafford, although the Mexican says he wants to fight for his place at Old Trafford.
More bad news in the transfer market for the Gunners as Belgian forward Kevin Mirallas has publicly told Skysports that he wishes to move to Everton. Speaking after his countries shock 4-2 win over rivals The Netherlands he stated that Goodison Park was his first choice as he would play more regularly and if that didn’t work out he would continue at Olympiakos, his current club in Greece.
The Daily Mail report that as Arsenal and Spurs seem on the brink of losing their star players in the form of Van Persie and Luka Modric that they may use the money made to enter the race for talented Spanish international Fernando Llorente. Llorente has decided to leave Athletic Bilbao after 16 years at the club and Arsenal are now expected to enter the race for his signature after he rejected an offer of a new contract.
Wantaway star and close pal of Van Persie, Alex Song is also said to be nearing a move to Barcelona. He is due for talks with Arsenal possibly as soon as tomorrow to sort out his future.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to ‘wow’ the crowds at the Emirates this season according to Goal.com. The Ox admits he has started trying to take tips from watching Lionel Messi play and feels entertainment should play a part in the forefront of his expectations next season and hopes to show more of his dribbling prowess in his sophomore year with The Gunners. He did concede however that sometimes playing this style is not always synonymous with success and he is also willing to put in the hard graft for the good of the team.
Santi Cazorla scored last night for Spain in an international friendly with Puerto Rico. The midfield maestro scored a splendid driven finish from well outside the box and