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Transfer Deadline Day: Who Will Join? Who Will Leave?

So here we are once again. Transfer deadline day. One of the most exciting days of the year or one of the most unnecessary? Maybe that is a debate for another time.

All the focus is on the Dimitar Berbatov saga, but here at Gooner Talk, we aim to bring you the latest Arsenal transfer news with midnight approaching as faster than ever.

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is unlikely to join, mainly because of Gareth Barry’s commitment to Aston Villa. Saint Etienne playmaker Blaise Matuidi has been watched by Gilles Grimandi and a possible move could be on the cards if Arsenal enter late negotiations.

Some surprising names have been linked with the likes of Patrick Vieira and Klaas Jan Huntelaar two of the stars mentioned – the latter committing to Ajax earlier this afternoon.

One player who could certainly sign tonight is Real Madrid defender Christoph Metzelder. The experienced German international is out of favour at the Bernabeu and with Johan Djourou rumoured to be on his way to West Ham, Metzelder may prove to be a firm Gunners target.

What do you think? Will Arsene Wenger go against his words and not get anyone? Or will Arsenal recruit an experience player to boost the squad?

Have you seen a player at the training ground? Are there any rumours that have caught your eye? Leave a comment and give your views here on GoonerTalk.

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neil
neil
13 years ago

I hope we keep hold of djourou.

arsenehollis
arsenehollis
13 years ago

Do you really think we will get metzelder, surely not after signing silvestre???

Maybe alonso will leave anyway, he isnt happy there…

More rumours please, something concrete, im all out of nails….

Attila
Attila
13 years ago

This is the most exciting day of the transfer zone. I don't know what knows Wenger, but he will suprise us.I can't imagine that Djourou will leave us, but we must make something very quickly, because we have not too much defenders. Metzelder is okay, but just on loan.We don't need Hunteelar, and the Vieira-rumours are very crap gossips. If I sit in the Emirates during a match, I will be a new player? Benitez said just that “I think that Xabi will remain here.” But it's interesting, because he told the papers that: “I was not doing the talks… Read more »

Ben
Ben
13 years ago

got a feeling we'll definitely sign Matuidi he's a real Wenger type player and Grimandi has been watching him for ages. but i think metzelder will only sign if djourou goes. west ham supposedly bid £8million, but they have been in talks with paulo ferreria, so they might not get djourou. it all swings in roundabouts.

Stu
Stu
13 years ago

If getting Metzelder means selling JD then i don't want him. If JD is defo staying then the Germans efficiency would be very welcome. Also he is a fantastic all-winning CB which makes me doubt that Wenger will sign.

Really, when you think about it, Wenger has never signed a world class centre-back. He inherited the famous five, Got campbell on a free, Kolo was a midfielder, Gallas was as a swap and everyone else has thus far failed. Now is the time for AW to change his ways.

Ricky
Ricky
13 years ago

Are we even seriously in for anybody?

Corkgooner
Corkgooner
13 years ago

We have to keep hold of djourou…! hes a serious player..!
just a midfielder..! i hope to god we get one..! i think if we do it will be a huge suprise signing..! Wenger was in for Kalou earlier this summer..! what a shock that could have been..! so watch out something special could be on the way…! I pray..! remember he said he might suprise us again..! long night ahead..! Im a bag of nerves..!

andy
andy
13 years ago

metzelder please, djourou to stay and matuidi would be the best last day of the transfer window deals ever.

Narutokun
Narutokun
13 years ago

yaya toure or senna would be fantastic signing for Arsenal..

JJ
JJ
13 years ago

Liver just got Rieira! Does that mean that Alonso's available for us???!!!

Jack Wilshere's left foot
Jack Wilshere's left foot
13 years ago

Anyone heard a rumour about Jimmy Bullard? He's got more than an uncanny resemblance to one Ray Parlour. Perhaps what we need to in terms of “an extra body in there”.

JJ
JJ
13 years ago

hes too old for wenger iam afraid

Jonas
Jonas
13 years ago

Torsten frings would be the perfect signing!!! Arsene go get him

JoeTodd
13 years ago

No and no

ahassan100
13 years ago

Um..Metzelder is slow. A big No No. I don't just want somebody. Someone better than the ones we have already. The Riera signing won't open up the possibility of Alonso leaving as he's gonna play on the left though if Liverpool find someone else quick enough then they may sell.

JohnV
JohnV
13 years ago

I just hope we dont sell Djourou as hes been in fine form so far this season and in pre-season. Metzelder though would be a good buy if Djourou is kept as Metzelder is your Vidic kind of defender everyone believes we need. Hope we sign a CM b4 the window is over hoping its Alonso but if the rumours about Veloso are true i wuldnt mind either.

Attila
Attila
13 years ago

On Paper, yes.

Attila
Attila
13 years ago

We don't need an another defender, if we won't let Djourou to leave us. We need a central/defensive midfielder, so Veloso, Alonso and Albiol are on the shortlist. Just while people deal with Berbatov and the Tottenham, Wenger is in talkings with several players, I think. But we will see, we are enough good to win the title without addings.

crazy gooner
crazy gooner
13 years ago
Attila
Attila
13 years ago

It wasn't too fresh article. I read it in July. Or June…

crazy gooner
crazy gooner
13 years ago

c'mon man wenger…get your cheque book out!

p-m
p-m
13 years ago

did you see all the man city bids? hope we get alonsowe will see hope wenger gets who he wants thats all i want

crazy gooner
crazy gooner
13 years ago

villa would never go to man shitty…dunno about mario gomez though

Goonerdaniel
Goonerdaniel
13 years ago

We are not going to sign anybody IMO and we'll yell at Wenger why didn't he buy someone?!? Cos i think Denilson will fail , he needs to learn more and our midfiield can't be hold by 19 year old unexperienced. And Wenger answer on this will be “We didn't find quality , as i said we were looking for quality and we didn't find it.”And if someone gets injured he'll say “If i knew that 2 of your midfielders would injure in 1 week i would have bought a defencive midfielder” And when we'll finish 3rd in the league… Read more »

crazy gooner
crazy gooner
13 years ago

on ssn wenger has just said he aint buying or selling anyone

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