Arsenal FC Latest Transfer News & Rumours: Walcott contract stall
Today we bring you something old, something new, something worried and something blue – the first item on the agenda is Arsenal’s latest transfer story involving a little-known chap from Southern Europe, Ante Roguljic.
As you can imagine The Sun had first dibbs on the headline Arsenal up the Ante, which returned a handful of bemused comments from fans, eager to know more about the Croatia Under-17 star.
Apparently Emirates boss Arsene Wenger is set to pay £1.5million for the attacking midfielder, 16, who is making a name for himself at club side NK Adriatic Split.
To something old now, the transfer saga of the season, Theo Walcott to anyone but Arsenal, is picking up steam with the attacker being linked with Liverpool again in today’s back pages.
Arsenal fans will hope Wenger weeds out this transfer rumour by offering the England international the deal he so deserves for rescuing his team from Capital One Cup humiliation.
Lastly, Mark Clattenburg is worried about racism claims from Chelsea, and Wenger had a few things to say on the subject.
Express.co.uk reports that Arsene Wenger, who enjoys stirring the proverbial every now and then, has criticised the decision of Chelsea to go public with their complaint about referee Mark Clattenburg.
New celebrity referee Clattenburg has been accused of using inappropriate language by Chelsea towards midfielder John Obi Mikel during Sunday’s 3-2 defeat by Manchester United, a complaint was issued to the FA.
Never one to let the dust settle Wenger jumped in with this thoughts on the matter: “I have an explanation with the referee at the end of the game or another day, rather than going public with little proof. I’m not in favour of making these things public.”
While he admits he has had his own run-ins with referees during big games, Wenger insisted this instance should be dealt with behind close doors away from the media.
“One of the great things in sports is tolerance, forgiveness and explanation, and I think it should stay like that. It can happen that a referee doesn’t behave well. I do not say they are angels but it is always better to sort it out in the room.