Record Breaking Day: £25m M’Vila bid|Hazard wants to come + Other Stories

It’s the last day of the transfer window and clubs are eagerly putting finishing touches to the business this summer.

After months of relative inactivity, the club board is finally doing what the fans want. In less than a week, we’ve signed Park Chu Young (£3m) and deals for Santos and Mertesacker (combined worth of £14.1m) are at an advanced stage.

But if the stories making rounds are anything to go by, we will break our transfer record before the end of today. So straight to the gist.

Arsenal will lodge a £25million bid to prise Yann M’Vila from Rennes. The highly rated France international is Wenger’s main target and the manager is increasingly confident he can deliver a signing that would serve as a huge statement of intent.

Le Boss has received excellent reports on the qualities of M’Vila and his ability to bring greater steel to a midfield that has been found lacking in the opening Premier League fixtures of the season. Signing him probably means Wilshere will get a more advanced role, with M’Vila and Song covering for him.

Reports late last night indicate that Eden Hazard on French TV has made known his intention to quit Lille and sign for Arsenal. This comes after days of denials of the possibility of any bid by Lille and the player himself.

Hazard forged an hazardous (pun well intended) partnership with Gervinho last season in Lille which saw them win the League. I’m sure Arsenal fans won’t mind them linking up at the Emirates once again. I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you though.

There were also talks of Chamakh going on loan to France or Spain. I doubt this will happen though, as Wenger last week that said the main reason for purchasing another striker is because we’ll lose Chamakh to the African Nations Cup in January. That means the boss still sees him at the club in January.

Things can change really quickly though, so we cannot rule out the possibility of Cham29 leaving on loan. Bendtner meanwhile looks more likely to leave, and there have been rumours of a swap deal with Schalke for Klass Jan Huntelaar. I honestly don’t know what to make of that.

With the expected signing of Santos and Mertesacker, talks of Cahill and Samba have understandably died down. If Per joins, he’ll partner TV5 in centre defence and they’ll be flanked by Sagna and Santos. Koscielny and Djourou will serve as cover.

I don’t see Cahill or Samba leaving their starting positions to settle for a place on the bench at Arsenal. Anything is possible though, we do not know how things will play out, and what prevents us from having 4 top CBs at the club?

We’ve been linked to a lot of players (arguably the most for any team) and today won’t be any different. Prepare to get news of 50 player flying into London for Arsenal medicals today.

Follow the blog @goonermemoirs for credible transfer news as they break.

Before I go, I’ll leave you with my idea of how today will go.

Out: Almunia, Squillaci, Bendtner

In: Santos, Mertesacker, M’Vila.

What do you think? Will we sign more players? Should we even sign more players? Do let us know in the comments!

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Posted on August 31, 2011, in News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. what arsenal realy need now is not just an ordinary player but an extraordinary players who are more experience and not just a small kids that little pressure can distract his attention.

    • it’s great if we can bring 2 exprienced defences who can cover pour central area and have good combination with our own loyal guard tomas gibbs is gifted left back with great pace he can easily voide place by gael so we need just exprienced players who can recover that part in black line when our young guns makes mistakes. eden can be great great addition to ou squad who can support our young very talnetd jack in central heart of field and allow arron to play widely. so m villa can be good addition in centre line and fealllini arrival can be wormly wel come where as mikel will be great point for us for pairing our young and talnented lad at central part we don’t need hamsik instead of that we need to push harder for eden and m villa. 3 thumbs up and best wishes for club and mr. wenger we need you badly and your philoshophy can be implemented and we can deliver trophies this year.

  2. Hope they’ll all sign. I’m keeping my finger crossed.

  3. Hazard on National TV? Yemi where did u get that from? Wld be Happy if its true tho. With joeCole at Lille today undergoin medicals I still think the hazard deal is on.

  4. Oh My!!! ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡ ).. The First Comment tho.. This is nt the place to be callin peeps out buh fuck it!!!, That was too much *rolling*

  5. We need to sign m’vila. We may lose song, Gervino and frimpong depending whether he chose to play for Ghana in january. Hazard would also be a great addition as well as cahill.

  6. Nice post Yemi Jr. Keep it up.

  7. Hazard n m’villa wil be great threat come on arsene do it quickly.if possible sign another mid fielder(bennoyoun)

  8. If we end today with M’vila, Hazard, Mertesacker and Santos added to the squad I think I would pass out with delirium.

    We would truly be a force to be reckoned with again.

    Gooners Forever!!

  9. I hope we can sign Hazard. That will be excellent. Those three however good signings.

  10. Do you think arsenal will bring in a replacer for cesc?

  11. or will they play with ramsey or wilshere on that position instead?

  12. m villa is must powerful player than cess, if arsenal sigh villa we shall be great to welcome villa at arsenal ,as we have great experience players at arsenal to day .who will win arsenal in team of football

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