Arsenal Transfer News: German Midfielder Want’s ‘Massive’ Arsenal Move

By on June 7, 2012

The summer transfer window is open and Football Talk will bring you all the latest transfer news. Today, a German midfielder talks up a move to Arsenal.

Lewis Holtby

Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby has admitted he would love to join Premier League side Arsenal.

The 21-year-old has been linked with a switch the the Premiership due to the fact his father is English and he’s made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League one day.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Holtby admitted that should he make the move he would like to play for either Arsenal or Everton, but went on to claim a switch to the Gunners would be “massive” because they have always been his favourite side due to their attractive, attacking style of play.

“I have always said that my aim is to come to the Premier League one day because I love the league. My father is English and of course my favourite teams are Everton and Arsenal.

“It would be a massive move [to Arsenal] because Arsenal players were always my favourite. They play nice one-touch football, they’re offensive, have young players, a great stadium and a great city so it is a nice club.

“My thoughts now are first with Schalke but you never know.”

Holtby told talkSPORT.

Holtby has only recently made his mark at Schalke after spending two seasons out on loan at Bochun and Mainz. He was given his chance last season and made 27 appearances, scoring 6 goals, and has also broken into the German international set up.

At just 21 he certainly has plenty of time to develop in to a fine midfielder, however, he’s not going to be the marque signing many Gooners are crying out for.

Would you like to see Holtby at Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section.

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31 Comments

  1. SULE RIDWAN

    June 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

    please wenger buy players we need midfielder and defender for the club.

    • dominic

      June 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

      we need some talent in the defence thiago silva, rami and a skillful midfilder who like to go forward but can also come back and defend gotze, swnstiger
      arsene if u see this pls think about how the league has change u need to change ur stiual and addaped to the changes u must spend, not like city but atleast 25 mill no more crap frenchmen

    • dominic

      June 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

      make wilshire captin whos with me

  2. Jimmy

    June 7, 2012 at 10:13 am

    He seems good but we need top players and he doesn’t make the cut

  3. matt

    June 7, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I never new players actually wants to come to arsenal.

  4. sunusi abubakar

    June 7, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Why arsenal should not sign players that they need, instead they bring in players that love to play for the club?, after two season or so they left for big money.

  5. Dani

    June 7, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Another over rated young player looking to get some big wagers

    • CHIPS N GRAVY

      June 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      trouble is he ain’t overated

  6. Abdullahi Abubakar

    June 7, 2012 at 11:44 am

    why wenger he is not sign a big player but this season is a big one if u want to take trophies is better to buyer a middifilder and strakers.

  7. Simeon

    June 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Well, wenger, it’s now time for you to make the right signings cos i see that there are many quality players out there,
    you no there is a saying that “you use what you have to get what you need” so spend big and win big and make us the “fans” happy

  8. Rhysjupiter

    June 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I have always been hoping that we would try to sign holtby! Young and capable player with bags of potential, can make an instant impact and develope into a vital par of the arsenal setup. A perfect replacement for Rosicky as he gets older. Please sign!!!

  9. illias

    June 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    hes only 21 and sounds better then waolcot and i saw him play a match hes just like juan mata in chealse hes preety good as a replacment maybe next season

  10. Mustapha Najamaga Gagarawa

    June 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Either 2 buy big or not football world has already changes you can see last season arsenal only manage to won less than 50% of its games with lower premier leage teams. That show even lower teams are more ambitious than arsenal, every year sunderland use to defeat arsenal becouse that is their target to stop big teams from succes. To me arsenal is not big team, a big team is the one in which always looking 4 trnphies, consider juventus it was even ban and relegated but it know recovered and crowned serie A title. So our title is always qualifying for the champions leage as supporting team and remain in the premier league as load carrxer or escorts we ar tired of those nonsense.

    • Shehulere

      June 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Winger buy quality lik chelsea and man-city

  11. james

    June 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    just watched a vidio of him he is mint and has got huge potensional

  12. George

    June 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Wenger should not waste time in buying quality players.Aclub like Arsenal should also be competitive in buying players.There is no way you can win trophies without sighning top quality players.spend money if if you want to win anything.Trophies go where there is money

  13. Dylan

    June 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Well! thats that then. No longer are we classed along the same lines as City’s and Utd’s. We’re classed alongside Everton. Great. Well done Gazidaz

  14. Tommy

    June 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Sign player with great experience and win sumtin tangible. This present gunners are not matured enough to win trophy.

  15. abdul

    June 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    i am a die heart arsenal fan but getin so disapointed at the end of every season cos arsenal is not a trophy wining football club. well me got use to it so it dos’nt hurt me aney more. we lov arsenal but the managment dos not ve a fillin 4 the fans so stop worrin urself abaut signin quality player,

  16. Muideen ologbenla

    June 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Mr wenger is better you spend and win trophies rather than be keeping cash and to be loosing trophies and fans all over the world

    • Ajobiewe oluwagbemiga

      June 7, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      Arsenal have experience player’s but they didn’t have experience final

  17. larry

    June 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    mr wenger,pls sign matured player like blues nd man u if u want win a trophies dis season.

  18. Coolboy

    June 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Wenger, u ve tried ur best in keeping arsenal in a just safe level. But one thing remain, thats carring trophy even one once in a season. Ve u ever border hw d fan feels whn arsenal go home without even 1 trophy every season? I could term it as ‘unseriousness” so be wise and do what u ar suppose to do. Therefore, enter market and get us wht we want, wht u need and wht the world at large need.

  19. Mkpur Mcdonald terzungwe

    June 7, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I am really tired of sending any comments because they don’t really create any impact, if they did, Mr wenger would have since repented from his transfer policies since they yield no results. Notwithstanding, i don’t think Arsenal need Holtby. I have always said that what arsenal needs is an experienced world class midfielder to join forces with Arteta and Wilshere and an experienced striker to partner Van persie. It has always been my suggestion that Aaron Ramsey should leave arsenal for good.

    • Matt Thornton

      June 8, 2012 at 6:26 am

      Oh we need experienced midfielders, what like Rosicky or Yossi? New striker to pair with RVP up front, oh like Gerv was bought in for or how we just signed Podolski? If anything we need more solidarity on the back line or even new medical staff… Without injuries we woulda had an all right year… If Wenger bought us a trophy next year guarantee you’d all be praising him…

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  21. abdulahi

    June 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    yes of course we need him as our good player if will have to win premierleague title we have to talk with wenger it so stingy to9 the player it is him that is broken arsenal since 7years ago so wenger is not a good coach so we have good coach thanks management bye :…………………………………

  22. raymond kalla bbaale

    June 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    wenger should sign likes of govinco, retain yossi fafan,honda,scort sinclear,m villa lorente samba and da young man from 04.deal

  23. Haruna Bunu

    June 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Wenger hv no listng habit, and is not maciful 2d Arsenal fans hi culd hv listng 2us yes back. Wenger nd his mangment wnts profit all d time bt nt tropy lyk we d fns.

  24. THWProductions29

    June 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    we do win trophies… THE EMIRATES CUP

  25. Busulwa Dalton

    June 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Wenger make good offers it’s the only way of arsenal ‘s destiny

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