[Rumour Rater] Arsenal Transfer News, 17/08: Joe Cole and Eljero Elia
Written by James on August 17, 2011 4:45
The Udinese game we won yesterday showed that we desperately need new signings in midfield and it’s therefore no surprise that two midfielders are today’s players linked with a possible move to Arsenal.
According to Fanatix, the Gunners are ready to move for unsettled Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole. The Englishman was according to reports very close to signing for Arsenal last season so it’s no surprise that he is linked with us this summer as well. The 28-year old is apparently available for “only” £7m but is he the one we need to solve our midfield problems?
In other news, Inside Football believes that Hamburg’s Eljero Elia confessed that he has no intention of joining Serie A’s Juventus as his dream is to play for Arsenal or Chelsea in the English Premier League. The Dutchman in fact said, “Hamburg told me they had rejected an offer from Juventus, but I did not care, I’m not interested in moving to a team on the same level, as they [Juventus] are not a better team than Hamburg. If we talk about Arsenal or Chelsea then my reaction would be different”.
And before moving on to today’s poll, a look at Monday’s results in which we collected more than 3,000 votes and with Carlos Tevez getting more than 1,600 positive votes from our readers. Good numbers for Andre Ayew as well as he goes close to the 1,000 mark.
As always, please let us know your preference on today’s linked players and don’t be shy to join the discussion in our newly-launched Arsenal forum.
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