Good afternoon fellow transfer kids, here’s what’s going on in relation to Arsenal in our latest round-up of the stories from an inward and outward perspective.
A young German goalkeeper identified by our former Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat. According to Jack Pitt-Brooke in the Independent, we’re keen to follow up on that recommendation by making an offer to his club Dynamo Dresden.
We’re reportedly keen to loan him back out immediately, so it’s obviously felt he’s not yet ready to understudy Bernd Leno. At the moment Emi Martinez looks like the man most likely to be handed that role, perhaps for just a season as the young German looks to develop.
Jack’s report seems to come from a good place, so we’ll break out the Poo-o-Meter and give this one a fairly solid three.
Arsenal want to ‘get rid’ of the Frenchman, that’s according to a report in Bild, who also link him with a move to Borussia Dortmund. There have been ongoing whispers about the captain’s future, and in truth he doesn’t have it in him to play week in, week out – certainly not the three times a week schedule he was asked to fulfill towards the end of last season.
The idea that we’re so dismissive of him doesn’t feel at all right though, so we’ll take this one with a hefty pinch of salt and nine poos.
The latest on the 18 year old centre-half from Saint-Etienne is that we are ‘close’ to signing him, and a deal could even be completed in the next couple of weeks.
Close? Couple of weeks? We’re reminded of Father Ted.