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Should Arsenal swap Veers for Tears?

Although I'm ready today that 'Arsenal have been given hope in Khedira pursuit', perhaps there's more chance of us swapping Thomas 'Veers' Vermaelen for the 'tearful' Daniel Agger from Liverpool.

The Reds defender is upset that he's fallen even further down the pecking order since the arrival of Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m.

However, there's no guarantee he'd get more game time if he joined us. Nevertheless, with Vermaelen on the way out to Manchester United or Barcelona for £15m or £10m, depending on which club he joins, it would be good business to snap Agger up for £12m.

Better still would be a swap deal with Liverpool, but I'm not sure the Reds would sanction that.

Apparently, Barcelona are favourites to sign Agger, which - if true - leaves us with very little chance of nabbing the 29-year-old Liverpool vice-captain.

The irony is that if Vermaelen goes to Barca first, it may scupper Agger's dream of playing there and give us a better chance of concluding a deal with Liverpool. It would then all depend on whether or not we can convince Agger to play second-fiddle to our first-choice defensive partnership of Mertesacker and Koscielny or not.


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