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Arsenal Eye Their First Summer Transfer Target

There are many rumors surrounding Emirates Stadium that provide two possible outcomes for the summer transfer period. Either Wenger will change his perspective when it comes to signing top class players, or Arsenal will keep building a team that focuses on integrating youngsters into the first eleven. The second alternative has put the Gunners on a losing path, leaving Arsenal fans disappointed for the past 7 years.

Recent news is quite confusing when it comes to figuring out where Arsenal are heading. Many names have been linked to the Gunners and their values range from £1 million to £50 million making it impossible to decide where Wenger is ready to invest.

The latest transfer rumors refer to Manchester City’s Abdisalam Ibrahim. It looks like the Emirates team is not alone in having an interest in the Citizens’ new rising star. Liverpool and Tottenham are also interested in securing the young midfielder, who has been out on loan for the past three years. Even though he is of Somali origin, Ibrahim has been playing for the Norwegian national teams since he was 14. The 21 year old is one of the most promising young Premier League team, prospects reminding fans of Patrick Vieira.

Wenger has sent out scouts to see how City’s player is performing. He is now on loan with Norwegian club Strømsgodset for whom he has played about a dozen matches. Arsenal could look like a pretty good destination for a player such as Abdisalam Ibrahim, who reaches the end of his contract during 2014. It is not likely he will pursue his career with Manchester City as Mancini is known to prefer experienced players rather than young talent so Wenger will try to take advantage of that fact when he tries to lure the player to North London. Arsenal’s coach, on the other hand, is pretty much the strongest supporter of young footballers and gives them a lot of responsibility in his teams. A transfer to Emirates might be a great chance for a player such as the young Norwegian international who needs to face some serious adversaries in order to evolve.

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