It is reported that Giorgos Efrem a Cypriot under 19 international and a member of the Arsenal Reserves squad is about to join Glasgow Rangers on a two year deal. It is believed to be a free transfer as his contract with Arsenal has run its course. He has been considering offers from Greek and Cypriot clubs recently but has finally decided to join Rangers.
Giorgos signed with the Gunners in August 2005 after a successful trial period in 2004. He was an important member of the Arsenal reserves last season, who finished third in the league, and scored twice from ten appearances. He also played for the Under-18s scoring three times.
This looks like the start of the annual clear out so that the ground at youth and reserve level is prepared at Arsenal for the arrival of even more promising talent from all over the world.
It is expected that the Mexican wonder kid Vela, whose loan with Salamanca a second division side in Spain is going to be cut short in its first year, could join the array of young stars at Arsenal.
"He's a special talent and I believe 100 per cent that he will make it at the highest level." Wenger has said of Vela.
It appears that Wenger has been impressed enough by his performances in Spain and intends on counting on him for the coming season.
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We wonder however whether, Wenger’s desire to bring Vela back one year ahead of his loan spell in Spain and the addition of Bendtner to the squad, is an indication that he will stick with the current forward line up at his disposal.
And ride his luck again?