Arsenal transfer news: Who they are linked with and who they will sign!

first_img Linked with: Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan – Click the arrow to see who Arsenal will more likely end up with… – The heartbeat of Borussia Dortmund’s midfield, Ilkay Gundogan looks likely to be one of the most sought-after players in world football this summer, as he enters the final year of his contract. The German international would surely add the steel and drive that Arsenal’s pack have been craving for years. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been dealt a fresh injury blow, following confirmation that defender Mathieu Debuchy and midfielder Mikel Arteta will be out for three months with respective shoulder and ankle problems.The news has placed even more onus on the Frenchman to secure much-needed reinforcements this January, with Wenger commenting that he will work “day and night” to bring in new plays this month.But given Wenger’s recent patchy record in the market – barring the big money acquisitions of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil – paired with the reported budget of just £20m, who will the Gunners bring in?Arsenal have been linked with a raft of players already this month, but it is increasingly rare that the north Londoners actually manage to land those players, opting instead for alternative targets that certainly raise a few eyebrows.With that in mind, we look at the players that the Gunners have been tipped to move for and who they are more likely to end up with.Click the arrow above for more. Rather than Van Dijk, Arsenal will more likely sign a player like Belgian club Leuven’s Axel Frix! Now click the arrow to see a proven Prem defender the Gunners have been heavily linked with… – Always one to keep an eye on the future, although Arsenal are in need of a strong, experienced defender to help improve the club’s ranks, Wenger is more likely to snap up an impressive youngster like Axel Frix. The young Belgian full-back snubbed the opportunity of a trial at Tottenham last year, making him almost tailor-made for a move to Arsenal. 6 6 6 Arsenal are linked with West Ham’s Winston Reid… now click the arrow above, right, to find out who they are more likely to end up signing! – It seems almost certain that Winston Reid will leave West Ham, whether in January or at the end of the season. The Hammers’ centre-back is enjoying an impressive season and as such has been linked with a number of the Premier League’s big guns. Now in his fifth year at the Boleyn Ground, the New Zealand international boasts good experience in England’s top flight, suggesting he would be a good signing for a number of sides. Instead of Reid, Arsenal are probably end up with Ipswich’s Teddy Bishop – Now click the arrow to see a world class midfielder the Gunners have been linked with… – But why sign an experienced defender, when you could land one of English football’s most exciting young midfielders? Teddy Bishop fits that bill and is valued at around £10m. Wenger would surely be licking his lips at the prospect of building a young team that, in a few years, might be able to top the Premier League table at Christmas! Will probably end up with: Malcom Silva – On the other hand, who needs midfield steel, when you can land a £20-rated, 17-year-old Brazilian striker? We’ve seen how well young, South American talents perform at Arsenal, so don’t be surprised to see Wenger give the green light to snap another one up, before loaning him to a Spanish club after being rejected for a work permit. 6 6 6 Arsenal are linked with Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk… now click the arrow above, right, to find out who they are more likely to end up signing! – Given Arsenal’s defensive issues, Wenger would be best advised to recruit a defender in January. In reality, he should look no further than Celtic’s impressive stopper Virgil van Dijk, even if the player believes it would be difficult to coax the Celts into a deal, but you’d expect a club of Arsenal’s stature to have the means to make the move happen. Click the arrow above, right, to see who the Gunners are more likely to sign… last_img