Here is your Arsenal morning digest on Wednesday, November 10.
Gunners on red alert
According to Spanish journalist Jose Alvarez, via the Express, Barcelona’s new boss Xavi is looking to clear out as many as six players in the near future.
Three of those are former Arsenal targets in the form of goalkeeper Neto, Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti.
Ex-Arsenal chief makes Ronaldo transfer admission
David Dein has admitted that he thinks Arsenal were used as a ‘stalking house’ in Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2003 transfer saga.
Most Arsenal fans are aware of the fact that the Gunners came close to signing the Portuguese superstar before he moved to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon.
However, in an explanation of what actually happened with the failed Ronaldo deal, Dein admitted that he always had his heart set on moving to the Red Devils.
Find out what he had to say via this link.
Arsenal’s new ‘Pires’
Rio Ferdinand has likened Emile Smith Rowe to Arsenal legends Alexander Hleb and Robert Pires.
“There’s a team, there’s a united team. There’s a togetherness that I haven’t seen at Arsenal for a long time,” Ferdinand said while speaking on the Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE YouTube channel.
“There’s nobody doing more right now than Emile Smith Rowe.
“He reminds me, with more end product it seems right now and I think he’ll go onto levels, his style is a little bit [Alexander] Hleb.
“He plays low, socks similar, the way he moves and manipulates the ball, can keep people off balance all game. He’s got a bit of Hleb about him!
“He’s got a Robert Pires vibe a little bit.”
Read the full story here.
Source by Football London