Buffon Speaks On a Move to Arsenal

By on May 15, 2011


With third place far from guaranteed, Arsenal will be reviewing their problems over the summer, and working out what areas need improving. A top quality, experienced goalkeeper may be on Arsene Wenger’s transfer wish-list, but it will not be Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus, as the Italian confirmed his position:

“Next year I will still be at Juventus.”

“I don’t think there is such a possibility of me going to Arsenal. My intentions and that of the club are to continue together.”

“It’s been a disappointing season, we missed too many opportunities. Now Europe is the minimum target and is a question of dignity.”

In his prime, Buffon was considered one of the best, if not the best goalkeeper in the world and in 2006 he was part of the Italian side who won the greatest honours a footballer can – the World Cup. He is a commanding and well respected goalkeeper who has won everything there is to win in Italy and may have been looking for a new challenge.

However he has now confirmed otherwise now, and if Arsenal were to look for a new goalkeeper, Buffon would not be the one.

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6 Comments

  1. Jonny Martin

    May 15, 2011 at 11:48 am

    We havent a problem with the defence or goal keeper.. So many fans (and Arsene Wenger) blame the defence but its our tactics and attack that has cost us.
    Fact:We averaged 73% possession in our last 20 games.
    Fact: We averaged under 2 goals a game.
    Wengers 4-5-1 into 4-3-3 plays as 4-6-0.No penetration, we cant score from set pieces or outside the box plus Its easy to defend against and counter. tactics need to be changed at the front as too many teams have wised up,and learnt how to deal with Wengers two dimensional attack. Straight through the middle eh Arsene

  2. armagharsenal

    May 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Nightmare!!! Id love Arsenal to sign him he would help Szczensy so much and turn him into a world class keeper!! Buffon is exactly what we need!!!

  3. chiboy

    May 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    i realy luv 2 see bufon putin on our jersey’ bt i tink is high time wenger shuld gv Ramse and wilshare chance in mdfild 2 play wit nasri and song. Let fab go 2 baca and seat on d bench’ God help us next term. Kingsley 4rm nigeria

  4. di rebel

    May 16, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Buffon not for sale..so forget it…..

  5. GoonerMAC

    May 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Why are people still banging on about us signing a new keeper? WS & LF are more than good enough and we have a few younger keepers that are very adequate backup to them. We need our midfielders and strikers to start converting more of the chances we make into goals. We’re far too wasteful in front of goal and that’s what needs to be sorted.

  6. bulime solomon

    May 16, 2011 at 9:56 am

    buffon would have been an excellent in 2008 but now i don’t believe he is the right person for us to sign when goalkeepers like stekenberg,ADLER of leverkusen,Degea are still available

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