Walcott wants Nasri stay.
Arsenal wideman Theo Walcott has told Sky Sports News that he would love Samir Nasri to stay at the Emirates and for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to make some new signings.
Nasri has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the last few weeks and the French international has said he would stay, if Arsenal make some moves in the transfer market. Nasri only has 12 months left on his contract at the Emirates and is likely to leave in the next few weeks, unless a new contract deal can be agreed.
Walcott said: ‘We need to keep hold of our best players – but it’s up to Samir, it’s his decision. He’s a very important player to Arsenal and we’ll see what happens in the summer’.
On the subject of new players coming through the gates at the Emirates Stadium, Walcott is expecting players to sign and is hopeful that they can keep the best players and improve at Arsenal to finally win a trophy after five trophyless seasons in North London.
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Shakhtar want Denilson.
The Sun reports that Shakhtar Donetsk have offered £4m plus midfielder Willian for want-away Arsenal midfielder Denilson.
Willian has been touted as a potential replacement for Samir Nasri, should the Frenchman leave the club, and has indicated his desire to play in the Premier League. The 22 year old had been valued at £13m, but with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger baulking at that fee, the Ukranian side have come to a deal that sees Willian and money go to the Emirates in exchange for Brazilian midfielder Denilson.
Since Denilson revealed last month that he was interested in a move away from the Emirates after a shameful season last year, Arsenal have been looking for possible suitors for the 23 year old midfielder and may have found the perfect switch with Shakhtar, especially if Nasri is set to switch to Manchester United after failing to agree a new deal with the Gunners.
Gunners eye Viviano.
After indicating that he would move away from current club Bologna this summer, goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano is reportedly the subject of interest from Premier League side Arsenal.
The 25 year old Italian Viviano revealed in the Italian media, as reported by Sky Sports, that he would be open to a move away to a big side this summer after a string of impressive performances at Bologna. Arsenal’s goalkeeping frailties have been well documented and Viviano could be the solution after a dependable season for Bologna and five international appearances for his club.
The only hindrance in the move could be the co-ownership that Inter Milan hold on the Italian goalkeeper, which would mean Arsenal would have to agree a fee which will be split by both clubs and that could add to Viviano’s market value. The 25 year old has made 72 appearances in his time as Bologna goalkeeper since signing from Brescia in 2009.