Monday, June 17, 2024

Transfer round-up: Cedric, Pablo Mari, Vlahovic

We’re just over a week into January and Mikel Arteta has made it clear that Arsenal plan to be active in the transfer market. While we’re currently short on numbers in midfield, the defence still looks a little bloated, which leads us nicely to today’s round-up…

Cedric Soares

Having just sold Kieran Trippier to Newcastle United, Atletico Madrid are on the lookout for another right-back and, according to the Daily Mail, the Portugal international’s name appears to be on a list of potential replacements. Three appearances in the Carabao Cup aside, the 30-year-old has barely featured for Arsenal since Takehiro Tomiyasu was signed from Bologna so you can understand why he might look elsewhere. That said, given Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ imminent move to AS Roma and the disappearance of Calum Chambers, the sanctioning of a move would raise a few eyebrows unless a replacement is lined up. Quite what Diego Simeone would make of Cedric is another matter. 

Pablo Mari

Already linked with a return to Brazilian side Flamengo, reports in Italy now claim Sampdoria are quire keen on Pablo. The 28-year-old, who has also played in Belgium and Spain during his journeyman career, has only played three games this season and doesn’t look like usurping Gabriel on the left side of defence anytime soon. We could see Pablo in Genoa. 

Dusan Vlahovic

Speculation continues to mount about Arsenal’s interest in the Serb striker and the use of Lucas Torreira as a makeweight. The Athletic’s David Ornstein wrote on Friday, “My information is that if the 21-year-old is to move in January then, as things stand, Arsenal are in the strongest position to sign him.” He does also point out that the Emirates probably isn’t the player’s first choice destination and that Alexander Isak and Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin are alternatives being monitored. For some reason we’re still not convinced this is likely, despite the Ornacle’s words of wisdom. 

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Sources tells me Dusan will be an Arsenal player before we play Liverpool return leg in the Carabao cup

Mick Malthouse

Your brother’s, best friend’s ex girlfriend’s, former postman’s brother?

Zadok the Regular Priest

Maybe it was Ecaroh.

(if anyone gets this joke please let me know)

A Different George

Wait–you know him too?


Just how many people are in that sexual network?

Ordnance Dave

Mate when condiments start talking to you, get help



Tasmanian Jesus

Something tells me he will be a Liverpool player in the summer..


With AMN gone central midfield feels just as urgent as striker now. We need signings in both areas if we’re serious about our ambitions this season. We have momentum and appear to have the resources, let’s be bold and go for it! If we get top four it all will be worth it. Even if we don’t, then at least we have embedded signings ready to impact the new season straight away


His loan wouldn’t make sense unless we have something lined up.
It’s seems from what Arteta is saying that we are going to bring someone in.


wijnaldum isnt it?


Ramsey on loan for the season would suit me


Unfortunately he is still struggling with season long injuries.




Who would play ten minutes before struggling with season long injuries.
Not much better…


I read he is going to newcastle?


He’s been linked with the zebra sanctuary?


I’d love to see Isak in Arsenal. His connection with Ødegaard is good, and his work rate and team commitment is high.


Yes, it seems like a great fit. And more realistic than Vlahovic to me.


‘the Emirates probably isn’t the player’s first choice destination’

Is it normal that this bothers me so much? To be honest, didn’t watch him that much, people say he’s good, but I kinda don’t want him to sign because of this.


Club is on the way to grow higher self-esteem and so are the fans!


It’s definitely worth a go as they want Torreira, but let’s not waste too much time on it…..we don’t want to lose the chance of signing Isak.


Well these things change quickly. Let’s not forget Tomiyasu almost went to Sp*rs – God forbid…


After watching reports on Vlahovic, he would be more of a replacement for Auba as an out and out striker. We have played so well with Laca recently and his team play, we should be looking at a different style of striker with an all round game.


Even if it’s true (which I doubt, more likely that he’d prefer a Madrid or similar, which really isn’t that unreasonable for someone without any ties to Arsenal), I would happily swallow my pride on the basis that his arrival takes us to a new level. I would imagine Aguero didn’t particularly fancy City when he first went, but look how that turned out. From what I’ve seen of him (which is admittedly little) he’s an absolute animal. Fast, strong, happy to get in a scrap with centre backs, links up play excellently, absolutely lethal finisher. I’ve seen nothing about… Read more »


Ozil for me will always be the biggest statement of intent. We went from pretenders in cups to contenders. Vlahovic is still a in unknown quantity. Yes hes doing well, but I’ve seen signings like these flop when coming to the PL. From what Ive seen he wants a top club in the CL, and has no intention to move now in January. Money talks though, but I’m sure we aren’t the only club looking at him

A Different George

Ozil and Alexis Sanchez! Definite statement of intent.

A Different George

I think all he’s saying is he wants Champion League. Why wouldn’t he?


That’s the same thing we want!

Billy bob

I kinda get where you are coming from and if I were a player I’d be thinking arsenal are on the up, group of exciting young players and I could contribute to something special here!! However, it seems certain types of player like to go to teams that buy titles – so he’ll probably go to Man City or Chavski!!!


Vlahovic to Arsenal just doesn’t sound realistic…I’d be overjoyed but it sounds like his best interest to wait until the summer when he can basically pick a team.


I know I’m biased as an arsenal fan, but this club should be a huge draw for a young striker. An exciting core. But more important, you will have literally zero competition for the striker role. No one wants to be the next Florian Torres. Even if you didn’t think arsenal is where you could make all your dreams come true. Come here for 3 years, and either arsenal become a top club for you or you push for a sale at 24 years old.


Denilson is a free agent, we have to ask for hom!


He lost his legs at 20

Perfect backup for Xhaka


Completely random thought (and almost sure it’s just me), but whenever I read Denilson’s name I get flashbacks to that weird time when the emirates stadium announcer used to read out the team line-ups by saying the players first name and getting the crowd to shout the last name. Or in Denilson’s case- “Denil!” “SON”. Glad that died out pretty quickly tbh


I could see Calvin lewin working well. The carrot of champs league would revitalise him and power us to 4th.


Me too, if he stays fit.


How about Jonathan David swap for Pepe?


Maybe the lowest average score on the poo-o-meter of all time?

Tasmanian Jesus

Vlahovic might be good, but I have never seen him play.
So what Im hoping for is Isak, damn he’s good.
But this is just a dream, and we will probably end up signing Giroud on loan..

Once, twice, three times el neny

Well we are lacking in smouldering handsomeness

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