Arsenal fans have seen Mathieu Flamini, Jens Lehmann, Alexander Hleb and Gilberto Silva leave already and now both William Gallas and Robin van Persie are targets for the big clubs around europe.
Gallas has been rumoured to be wanted by Paris St-Germain and Barcelona, both of whom are prepared to offer £6 million. Meanwhile Juventus are understood to be considering a £15 million bid for Van Persie, even though he struggled throughout last season with various injury’s and has yet proved he is completley over his injury nightmares.
Wenger may consider £6 million a good price for Gallas at his age but would be reluctant to lose Van Persie, even though the Dutchman has been troubled by injuries.
Wenger, though has insisted that Adybayor will stay at Arsenal, despite interest from AC Milan and Barcelona. Wenger said:
“Adebayor is under contract. We expect him to turn up on Monday [today] and practise with us.”
Samir Nasri and Aaron Ramsey are the only arrivals at Arsenal to date, Wenger may look to boost the average age of his squad with an experienced player. Potential targets include Aston Villa’s Gareth Barry and Werder Bremen’s Torsten Frings.
“We lost players with experience, of course, but we can still bring in players with experience and don’t forget that last year, since the first of January, Van Persie has missed nearly six months, Rosicky has missed four or five months and Eduardo has missed four or five months. They will all be back.”