Arsenal Confident Of Sealing £23.5m Double Deal Next Week

By on June 29, 2013

With another week gone by and no new arrivals through the Emirates door, many Gooners are getting rather frustrated at the lack of action at Arsenal. Well fear not Gooners, as the Telegraph are reporting that Arsene Wenger is confident of tying up two major deals next week with the signings of Julio Cesar and Gonzalo Higuain.

A new goalkeeper has been touted as a priority this summer after some questionable displays from Wojciech Szczesny last season and it seems the man Wenger wants is Brazilian No.1 Julio Cesar.  The 33-year-old is available at a cut-price due to Queens Park Rangers relegation last season and the fact the west Londoners now need to get Cesar’s hefty wages off their books.

The Telegraph claim we’ve considered Liverpool’s Pepe Reina and Stoke’s Asmir Begovic but with the pair likely to cost in excess of £10m, the boss has decided he doesn’t want to spend too much of his £70m budget on a goalkeeper and has elected to go for the cheaper alternative in Cesar.

It’s understood that Arsenal will open formal negotiations with QPR after the Confederations Cup finishes this weekend with an offer of £1.5m expected to be agreed between the two clubs. Cesar has the option to go back to Italy with Roma, but it’s believed he’d prefer to remain in London where his family is now settled.

This would be a fantastic signing if we can pull it off, especially if we can sign him for just £1.5m. He’s vastly experienced, has played in the Premier League and as we found out at the Emirates last season, he’s a superb goalkeeper on his day. He’d also be able to pass his wisdom onto Szczesny and at 33, he wouldn’t pose a real long-term threat to the young Pole’s position as future No.1 at Arsenal.

As well as the signing of Cesar, the Telegraph give us another small update on the Higuain saga and they claim that we’re confident of sealing a £22m deal early next week. I’m growing tired of writing about this transfer, so all I can say is fingers crossed we can finally close the deal because I’m not sure now much more of this we Gooners can take!

If we can sign Higuain and Cesar for a combined £23.5m, I think that would represent some excellent business by Arsenal. Then we’d just need a defensive midfielder, a utility defender and another versatile attacking midfielder and we’d have a superb squad heading into next season.

Next week could be the week we finally see some action in north London…..

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Who would you like Arsenal to sign this summer? Leave your suggestions below.


  1. sHeHu saleh

    June 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Arsenal have to sign,Roony,higuain,and fallaini.

  2. On victor

    June 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Arsenal should sign higuain,fellani n williams it wil n gud.man u wil nt release rooney 2 arsenal

    • Eth is right

      June 29, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      What about a goalkeeper

  3. Sid

    June 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I am not even convinced Cesar is that good a keeper. Ex-Fulham GK Schwarzer would be a decent signing, experienced and consistent and on a free too! 🙂

  4. emmanuel tenebe

    June 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    pls let us by this coming wk hve one new face in Emirate am getting scared. Of another fruitless transfer sesson pls help us to withstand the boos from other club fans especially down here in Nigeria

    • Sid

      June 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Have a little patience! You need to lay off reading all the made up transfer rumours from clueless hacks otherwise your head’s gonna blow before the window even officially OPENS! 🙂

  5. Salieu Amara James

    June 29, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Wenger should sign fellani,Heguain,williams,a good dribler 2 replace want away gervinho n cesar. I think we would be ok.

  6. breno

    June 29, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    We should go for honda hes on a free from moscow!

  7. Salieu Amara James

    June 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Haa.. Why cant wenger bid 4 lewandolski whom perfectly suit our style of play n 4get rooney. Mind u, man-u wouldn,t do d mistake we did by selling v p 2 them. Go 4 lewan.. Instead…

  8. preston

    June 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Why not Karim Benzema? He is just perfect for arsenal! Plus a decent keeper, like Reina? Get rid of Diaby and Gervinho! Bring Cesc back! Bring Song back, please!!!!!!!!

    • yeah right

      June 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Benzema could be going to prison if found guilty
      Of under age sex with prostitute.

  9. Sid

    June 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Reina???? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

  10. panther

    June 29, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Arsenal don’t need a goal keeper Fabianski and Cecezny are good goal keepers. A defensive midfielder a centre back and a centre forward, is more important at themoment

  11. Abdullahi honesty

    June 29, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    am afret of arsene wenger temptation, bcos he is a good deceiver.

  12. kones Narok Kenya

    June 29, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    plz we r now being laughed at by fans of other clubs bcos we r used to not signing players with price abov $30m.it will b more worse if we will not signed any top player within transfer period.

  13. alfred

    June 29, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Ars and wg will w trophy.

  14. JKones Narok Kenya

    June 29, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    plz Wenger,sign for us if posible these experient players: Higuain,Fellaini,Cesc Fab,Nani,Julio Cesar,Ashley Williams/Geoffrey Kondogbia

    • Samuel

      June 29, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      Wenger should bring in dis dudes! Higuain,Fellaini,Cesar, and wantaway Nani! Den look 4 a suitable CB cuz Williams might nt play well!

  15. Ondaizu

    June 29, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Am jst tired of d transfer news it look like wenger is nt serious 2 bring gud players 2 d emirates oda fans re laughing @ us our club name is nw eya club hmm feel like crying.

  16. Samuel

    June 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Me d fear say werda Wenger no Want sign players again! Mk him used is Magic Hat n enter market sign unnamed players 4 us! But defence is our biggest problem! Cuz na chelsea ah d fear 4 dis summer 4 city+utd wil nt harm us na dat man mourihno wer ah d fear!

  17. omotayo lekan

    June 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Hunnnn laughing at u all fools did u believe in wenger a great dicheiver he is not ready to buy any player until end of summer and he will just bring play of 7.5m like two inside I don’t like wenger a lier

  18. Obinna vandike

    June 29, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Arsenal 4 life

  19. Giorgio Inzani

    June 30, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Higuain and Fellaini ideally, I’m sure they’d help fire us back into contention…

  20. chiksa tadele

    June 30, 2013 at 4:06 am

    I like u arsenal

  21. martins

    June 30, 2013 at 5:13 am

    My problem with arsenal is that,the like going for cheap alternative,julio cesar has over stayed his usefulness why can’t we look for a good keeper instead?the like of shwazer?but arsene wenger prefers julio cesar not bcos he is the best,but bcos he is cheap.and so long as we continue wit this attitude we can not compet wit any gud club.the transfer market is open the gud players are there,please arsene wenger should buy gud players for us.

  22. galo

    June 30, 2013 at 6:13 am

    what arsenal need is a strong goal to goal midfielder who is good at defense and offense. a player who can provide incisive passes when required and also provide aerial support to strikers at dead ball situations. a perfect proven 90 minutes player who loves arsenal. this player is celtics midfield dynami victor wanyama

  23. onyekachi

    June 30, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Am tired of hearin all dis rubbish we wil sign dis week nd next week what a rubbish I no dat @ de end wenger wil run to france nd sign rubbish players 4 us wenger should just leave arsenal he is confuse

  24. Arsene wenger8yrstruphyles

    June 30, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Hmmmmmm arsenewenger may God save we gunnerz fans from ur hrt broken bondage gunnerz till my last breathe

  25. Adebayo

    June 30, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Pls Mr Wenger act fast we are getting tired of the whole thing

  26. Temmy foru

    June 30, 2013 at 8:04 am

    We need 2 important signing DM & CF and Arsenal we av a successful season. Buy Higuain and Fellain or wayama. Period

  27. ariko james

    June 30, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Pliz wenger wht is remaining now its now amonth nothing positive for us wht is d mata hv lost my hopes coz yo r testin every player sign rooney ,afelaini and ceaser if their away if cold get gazidis numba it would b different babai

  28. Leavo1986

    June 30, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I must atmit that I’m trying not to get to excited about possible transfers, but I’m pretty confident arsenal will agree and get the transfer of Higuain for 22-25mil.

    The signing of Cesar would be a good addition, for many reasons, but it all depends on if he wants to stay in EPL or go to Italy.

    What I would consider a imperative signing to arsenal is Fellaini to sign. For 23mil is cheap for his quality. He would be the new Viera type person we crave. I could write a essay on the strengths he’d bring to the club, and would be a fan favourite 🙂

  29. $hegzy

    June 30, 2013 at 10:27 am

    We need Rooney,fellaini,higuain, and cesar

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