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Hello everyone,

Today has been a relatively quiet day, regarding transfer news, rumors, gossip, and speculation surrounding the Gunners. Without further ado, here is the Arsenal Transfer News Roundup.

Eboue In Talks With Galatasaray

Eboue… reportedly in talks with Galatasaray

According to various reports, Arsenal’s versatile right-back and Ivorian international, Emmanuel Eboue, is in talks with Turkish giants Galatasaray. Eboue, has been heavily touted to leave the Gunners, and was also linked with Queen Park Rangers this summer.

In my opinion, it’s very likely that Eboue will leave this summer, as he’s way down the pecking order with the Gunners and he needs and deserves to play regular football. If he leaves, he’ll leave with my respect, he’s given his all for the club and I’ve always loved his passion to play for the Gunners. He’ll be missed and I wish him the best of luck.

Eboue is reportedly valued at around 5 million pounds.

Links to articles on this piece of news: http://www.footie-online.co.uk/2011/07/emmanuel-eboue-set-to-leave-the-emirates/2867/
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=felipe-melo-to-join-galatasaray-2011-07-22
http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/transfer-news/Arsenal-misfit-Emmanuel-Eboue-close-to-a-move-to-Galatasaray-article769357.html
http://www.africaplays.com/news/entry;7115.html

Wenger Confirms That He Is Looking For A New Defender


Hmmm, which defender should I sign…. maybe I should re-sign Silvestre?

The most positive news today, as Wenger confirmed to Arsenal.com that he is pursuing a new central defender.

Here is what he said, courtesy of Arsenal.com:

“Certainly, we will have to find one more defender,” he said. “We [are] working on it.

“I can promise we work very hard on it. In fairness, everybody looks for players. Everybody looks for the same area and you see that nobody turns up with magic. It’s all about being steady, working very hard on it and being calm as well.

“I don’t want to comment individually because I do not want to destabilise clubs. I do not want to do to other clubs what some clubs do to us so I wouldn’t like to comment individually on any player.”

This is certainly good news, bringing in a new, quality central defender is the main priority this summer. Let’s hope that Wenger doesn’t bring in a central defender of the quality of Mikael Silvestre, Igors Stepanovs, Sebastian Squillaci, etc.
Before I close this rather short roundup, I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to the people of Norway, who have tragically lost many lives due to the bombing and shootings in both Oslo and Utoya Island….. May God Be With You All.
What do you think? Do you want Eboue to leave? Are you relieved that Wenger is looking for a new defender?

Cheers and take care,

Omar

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