Sunday, 27 June 2010

The Arsenal Paper Round: Sunday June 27, 2010




Well it seems Arsenal's search for a new keeper might be finally reaching a conclusion.

It seems we have got our new number one in the form of Mark Schwarzer at Fulham.

The People have reported he is being allowed to leave after Arsenal put in a £3.5m offer for the goalkeeper who has 12 months left on his contract.

The News of The World meanwhile back this up, by saying Fulham will in turn sign Robert Green from West Ham.

The timetable between the two papers appears the same. The People suggest the deal to bring Schwarzer to the Grove could happen early next month, whilst the News of The World say it'll be concluded within two weeks.

Now we move on to our recruitment in the defence. The People report we have had a increased bid for Everton's Phil Jagielka. They say we've offered £10m.

The deal with Lorient defender Laurent Koscielny can't now be too far either – no paper has any further news on this deal.

William Gallas' future is a lot less clearer. He was said to be close to a move to Juventus. But as I said the other day on Twitter, since when have they competed for a title in Europe or for quite some time in their own league.

Last season they finished 7th and were knocked out of the Champions League in the Group Stages.

Anyway, a little off topic, but the Sunday Mirror report that Gallas has a choice between Panathinikos and Paris St Germain. It will be interesting to see where he ends up. I can't help but think he may have taken the wrong route in turning down Arsenal's offer. Perhaps he was badly advised. Who knows.

On to midfield speculation. And the News of The World have linked us up with Denmark and Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Up front, the Mail on Sunday report Eduardo no longer has a future at the club. There has been smoke in since the end of the season the Croatian wouldn't be at the club next season.

It is obviously desperately sad if true.

He hardly featured last term and with Marouane Chamakh joining, you would expect him to drop further down the pecking order.

You'd expect a less physical European league to be the answer.

The only other news Arsenal related is Robin Van Persie's interview with the Sunday Mirror prior to Holland's game with  Slovakia tomorrow.

Finally for today,  Tony Adams will appear on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs at 11.15BST.

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