Wenger To Spend £42m On World Cup Trio?

By on July 20, 2010

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By Fab4.

Arsenal have been linked with a triple swoop on Dutch club Ajax after Italian based website Calcio News 24 claimed Arsene Wenger has offered £42m for Luis Suarez, Maarten Stekelenburg and Gregory Van der Wiel.

With Arsenal on the look-out for a new No.1 and Wenger’s first-choice Mark Schwarzer being priced out of a move by Fulham, he may turn to Stekelenburg who played in all of Holland’s seven World Cup matches. Even at 27-years of age, he has vast experience and personally i would love to see him between the sticks next year.

Van der Wiel was linked with a move to the Emirates a few weeks ago and Arsene is thought to be keen on the talented 22-year-old who predominantly plays at right-back but is just as comfortable in the centre of defence, so his versatility may be attractive to the Arsenal boss who has admitted he is keen to strengthen his defensive options.

But the signing of Suarez would be the most shocking to Gunners fans, but potentially the most exciting. A striker hasn’t been high on the priority list at the Emirates this summer but with the likely departure of Eduardo perhaps a vacancy has opened up? Some may suggest that void has already been filled with the free signing of Marouane Chamakh but maybe Wenger would like another option upfront this season, and he could do a lot worse than Suarez.

There is no doubt that if Wenger pulled this off it would be some amazing business for AFC, but i can’t see it happening myself. Certainly not £42m being spent on all three. The most unlikely would be Suarez, simply because he would cost over £20m and we have ample options going forward this year already.

Stekelenburg and Van der Wiel may be more realistic targets, but due to their impressive displays at the World Cup i wouldn’t be surprised if we are priced out of any moves. Van der Wiel was being touted at £15m at the start of the World Cup so would cost at least that now and Stekelenburg must surely be worth in excess of £10-£15m and i can’t see Wenger paying that for a goalkeeper.

On the other hand, Arsenal do have a great relationship with Ajax so you never know!!!

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13 Comments

  1. simon

    July 20, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Honestly, where do you find this drivel?

    • Fab4

      July 20, 2010 at 10:26 am

      As it states in the first paragraph “Italian based website Calcio News 24 claimed”.

  2. simon

    July 20, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Definitely worth linking a whole article to that respected bastion of integrity. When have Arsenal ever spent this kind of money?

    • Fab4

      July 20, 2010 at 11:11 am

      It’s transfer rumours mate. 90% of what you read regarding transfers is rubbish, regardless of what the source is.

      Yeah, exactly what i say in the article. That it’s very unlikely due to the amount of money being suggested.

  3. reg

    July 20, 2010 at 11:02 am

    what al load of rubbish what do italians know?

  4. Dave

    July 20, 2010 at 11:03 am

    The Arsenal did spend quite a bit to buy young Sol Campbell

  5. Danish Gooner

    July 20, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Rubbish,ribish and more rubbish !!!

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  7. Mike

    July 20, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Of all the crap out there, your site has got to be the worst. Don’t give up the day job cos you’d make an appalling journalist. When have arsenal even signed two players from the same club at once let alone three for 42m?! Hahaha! Grow up

    • Fab4

      July 20, 2010 at 10:16 pm

      Mike

      Firstly, can i correct you by saying Football-talk.co.uk is not my site. I am a contributor. Secondly, i am not aspiring to be a journalist nor do i claim to be one. I am an Arsenal fan who likes to discuss the clubs news. Thirdly, if you would take the time to read the article carefully i clearly name the original source of this particular piece of transfer news. I did not create it out of thin air, i do not have any inside knowledge, i simply pass on information, name the source and give my opinion on the matter. In the article i clearly state that i didn’t think any of these transfers would happen due to the amounts being specified.

      Finally, your ‘grow up’ statement is quite ironic to be honest. I am a grown man, and as a grown man i certainly wouldn’t take the time to write a pathetic comment like yours on a football website. Why do ‘fans’ like you feel the need to leave ridiculous, ill-informed comments on websites that are in place to provide news on your football club and give you a place to have sensible discussions about footballing matters? We provide readers news and views, we don’t claim to be a ‘sky sports news’ style information source.

      Football-Talk is an independent site that is run by fans and not journalists, so don’t expect any professional writing. If you think you can do better, feel free to contact the admin team and ask if you can submit some articles. I’d love to read them: admin@football-talk.co.uk

    • Ryan Kane

      July 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm

      Again,the author has quoted the SOURCE for this TRANSFER SPECULATION as Calcio News 24 so cut the moaning.

      Believe what you want to believe. Fab4 is,as an Arsenal fan, only writing on transfer market gossip for the benefit of Gunner’s supporters.As I have said before the majority of transfer speculation is mostly fabricated rubbish – but don’t take your disbelief and rubbishing comments out on the writer,especially if he/she has clearly LISTED A SOURCE for the claim.

  8. Endalk

    July 31, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I hope the person who wrote this news does not know Arsene Wenger. Unless he is crazy, he will not spend this amount of money. He is extremely stingy.

  9. arshavin423

    July 31, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    What do you want peple,he didnt sad that,he wrote thats not going to happen

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