Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Transfer Rumors: Emanuelson and Boruc

According to the Sunday People Ajax left-back Urby Emanuelson is now on trial with Arsenal. Supposedly, if Arsene Wenger wants to pick him up after the trial he will cost the club somewhere in the region of £5 million, a pretty decent price for such a promising youngster. However, it seems as though this rumor is completely untrue, as the article stated that he had been on trial before this week - but he played for Ajax during their 4-1 drubbing of Heerenveen on Sunday. While we may still be in the market for Emanuelson, he is not on trial at Arsenal.

Another rumor, this one thrown up by Sportingo (whose source is the Daily Mail), has once again linked us to Celtic's incredible shot-stopper, Artur Boruc. He is also being linked with Aston Villa. It is very likely that we are only being linked with him based upon Jens Lehman's blunders, so unfortunately, while I would be very happy to see this deal go through - Boruc is a quality keeper - I doubt that it will materialize. Not only is Wenger unlikely to make a bid for him, I can't imagine that Gordon Strachan would let one of his best players go for a reasonable price.

So there you have it, todays Arsenal transfer rumors. And what do they amount to? As usual, they tell us that there is very little chance of us buying anyone (although I still have my hopes up and would like to see both of these two at Arsenal).