Arsenal are now being linked to Manchester United’s Nani and Bayern Munich’s Luis Gustavo according to The Daily Mail and The Guardian’s Transfer Rumors.


Arsenal appear to be in crisis after another disappointing loss to Bradford in the Capital One Cup even after fielding a near full strength side against their League Two opponents.  Their transfer policy has been criticized to no ends and with this defeat, Arsenal seem to be the flavor of the winter transfer season. After being linked to Wilfried Zaha, Huntelaar and Theirry Henry, its the turn of Manchester United’s Nani to be linked to the North London club. With Theo Walcott’s contract situation still not settled, Nani has emerged as a possible replacement for the English international after his fall out with Sir Alex Ferguson.

With his bag of tricks and pace, Nani can be a valuable addition to the Gunners but his inconsistency is also a factor. While a transfer between both clubs in question is always not very pretty, Nani’s case may be different. He is out of favor at Old Trafford and the Red Devils would not mind him leaving to their rivals in the January transfer window.

Another player linked is Bayern Munich’s Luis Gustavo. The Brazilian plies his trade at the Bavarian club as a defensive midfielder and has made his international debut against Germany in 2011. It is no secret that Arsene Wenger wanted Nuri Sahin at the Emirates before Liverpool grabbed him. With Alex Song also departing for Barcelona, Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere, after returning from injury,  have played in almost every game without a break and have no proper cover for them.

Luis Gustavo could be a much needed signing for the Gunners in January if they harbor any intentions of making it to the Top Four this season to help share the work load in the midfield. A fee in the region of £10m can clinch the deal for the Brazilian.

  • Badger

    This sounds like very weak rumour-mongering with particularly little backing information. Gustavo is injured at the moment, has been in outstanding form prior to his injury and has shown no discontent at Bayern. Bayern are delighted with Gustavo’s form, start him ahead of Eu 40 million signing Martinez, and currently are a bigger and financially stronger club than Arsenal. No club has lured anyone away from Bayern against Bayern’s wishes since Chelsea got Ballack in 2006, and there is little likelihood of it happening in the near future.

  • Ian

    Nani is the most probable signing of the two yet Gustavo’s position as a defensive middle fielder is what arsenal need