Arsenal Transfer News: Wenger Linked With Late Defender Move

By on January 30, 2012

Adrian-Mariappa

As we enter the business end of the January transfer window, Arsenal fans are still hopeful Arsene Wenger will be making some late moves in the market.

However, i’m not sure how many Gooners will be overjoyed by the latest player to be linked with a move to the Emirates. after the Sun reported today that Wenger is lining up a last minute bid to snap up Watford defender Adrian Mariappa.

The report claims that Wenger will rival Newcastle for the signature of the 25-year-old, who can play either right-back or centre-back, after having him scouted during Watford’s 1-0 defeat to Tottenham on Friday. Newcastle are said to have already had a £1.5m bid rejected, with Watford looking for just over £2m.

Mariappa played reasonably well against Spurs on Friday and has been a shining light in a disappointing season so far for Watford, but is he really the answer to Arsenal’s defensive problems? Unlikely.

He would be a squad player at best, and while i have no problem in improving the squad as a whole, i think Arsenal should be aiming a little higher than looking for bargains in the Championship.

How about concentrating on bringing in a striker instead Arsene?

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8 Comments

  1. ogban

    January 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I’d rather we went for a left-sided defender

    • stupid tw**

      January 31, 2012 at 8:50 am

      you mean a left back?

  2. Robert Nitabai

    January 30, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Arsene Wenger, please go intn the market & make arsenal fans happy. Most of us out side England have lose confident in you because of your transfer policy every year.

  3. afolabi ridwan

    January 31, 2012 at 7:06 am

    plaese wenger we need more experience midfielders.

  4. guan

    January 31, 2012 at 9:25 am

    No need defender… get a really good goal keeper .

  5. kevin cook

    January 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    enough defenders. who arnt up to prem standards no need for another one, what about a striker to replace rvp, if he gets injured, darren bent or defoe plzzz, or even better both

  6. charlton

    January 31, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    does it mean no cash to sign good player with wenger or he’s just playing with our faith in arsenal………..arsenal club should review its tranfer policy and stop the primitive signing………..

  7. talib

    January 31, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    very ugly manager and stupid . hello fan now we are not top 4 team . so this will be our last chance of CL. so no meaning suggest to stupid french who dun understand english

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