Let the comings and goings commence. Well at least the speculation anyway. Yes, with just two games remaining of the season the rumour mill has been cranked up and we find ourselves immersed in transfer tittle-tattle surrounding our players.
As we know, AW says he is finally ready to throw a few quid around this summer and we have to then assume that if players are coming in that some will be on there bike. The empire is in need of rebuilding.
First one through the revolving door, inwards bound, will be Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh on a free transfer and either Eduardo or more probably Carlos Vela will go the other way, though the latter will have to find his passport if he is to head for mainland Europe.
Obviously, you don’t need to be football’s equivalent to Stephen Hawking to realise we might need a new keeper and with Joe Hart unlikely to want to go back to Manchester City to be understudy to Shay Given it would appear plausible that some of AW’s war chest (whatever that is) can be spent on the current Birmingham City No.1. The only issue here is that City might not want to sell to one of their rivals for top four spot.
Fran Merida is out of contract at the end of the current season, and it is being reported that the Spanish Under-21 international has agreed a five-year contract with Atletico Madrid, and he will announce his departure at the end of the season.
Then we have the issues in central defence. Sol Campbell will more than likely get a  year deal, while the jury is out on whether Bill Gallas will be offered two, something which might be the case back in France. With all the will in the world, Mikael Silvestre will be on his way, probably to Notts County to pick up where Sol left off. There is some speculation that AW appears to have settled on Serbian international Neven Subotic as the solution to this problem. Fulham’s Brede Hangerland is still on AW’s radar too, apparently.
The Borussia Dortmund defender, 21, would cost in the region of £10million and would presumably be groomed to be Thomas Vermaelen’s long-term partner, only in football terms of course.
And let’s not forget that ‘new’ players coming back to the Arsenal fold are Jack Wilshere, Johann Djourou and I reckon their is a fair chance Jay-Emmanuel Thomas will feature this season, too, after successful stints and both Blackpool and Doncaster Rovers. Sanchez Watt has also done well at Leeds and may feature in AW’s plans.
There are other issues too. If we could get £10million for Theo Walcott, would we take it? Does Andrey Arshavin really want to move to Barcelona? Will the Catalans up their interest in Gael Clichy and will AW sanction this move given that we should have the promising Keiran Gibbs on his way back from injury? Is Tomas Rosicky a spent force who will be shipped out?
Lots of questions which will be answered over the coming months. Who would you like to see ‘coming’ and, indeed, ‘going’?

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