Arsenal Eye £12m January Move For Midfielder

By on September 14, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Arsenal are linked with a French midfielder.

Etienne Capoue

Arsenal are ready to reignite their interest in Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue and are preparing a £12m January bid, according to talkSPORT.

Gunners fans endured another summer of upheaval at the Emirates with the signings of Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski counteracted by the loss of striker Robin van Persie to Manchester United and midfielder Alex Song to Barcelona.

Boss Arsene Wenger suggested that he would sign a replacement for Song before the summer transfer window closed, with Capoue one of several names linked. But no new midfielder was signed before the August 31st deadline with Wenger seemingly happy with his midfield options.

However, talkSPORT claim Wenger is still hoping to land the impressive 24-year-old defensive midfielder and is ready to submit a bid of around £12m when the January window opens.

Capoue has become one of the most highly-rated midfielders in Ligue 1 after a string of fine displays at the heart of the Toulouse midfield.

His performances have also earned him a call-up to the French national side and he was on the scoresheet during Tuesday’s 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over Belarus.

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21 Comments

  1. Jsparks2k12

    September 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    We definitely need this guy at arsenal,I’ve seen him play and he is with out a doubt in my opinion in the top 5 defensive mid in the world,moving to a big club like arsenal will only make him better but there will be alot of competition for his signature he’s that gd.pls arsene spend that cash 12million ain’t alot for a player of this quality the club he’s at could easily ask £25-£30 mil so get him while he’s still cheap.come on u gooners

  2. lefrancea

    September 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    plssss mr. Wenger, arteta really needs a supersub like capoue. Or even both of dem playing @ d same time would make a lot of sense. I never believed arteta could be dis good in DMF bt I’v seen and believed. Buy him now plssss my dear wenger. We believe in wenger.

  3. dandy

    September 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    prof wenger, asnl ned dat guy, he hav d qualities we need, arteta is gud bt nt natural dmf so he must b prone a mistakes nd u no wat dat means wen u re in just 1 goal advantage, pls wenger try nd get us dis guy. We hav abt 4 competition 2 play so we ned a gud substitute.

    • Thabo Mbeki

      September 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      In English please…

      • ANDRE GUILLETTE

        September 15, 2012 at 5:41 am

        lol

  4. charles githinji

    September 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    yes he will.GOOD PLAYER

  5. Christopher Droney

    September 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Arsenal have an abundance of talent in midfield but need som dept in the squad this will be a great addition

  6. Thabo Mbeki

    September 14, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Sign him up Wenger! Diaby was great against Liverpool, but can we really expect a full season from him?

    It certainly looks like the Yann M’Vila move is dead an we could do with some extra cover.

  7. niko

    September 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Arsenal will pull through the season successfully with no need for further additions.

    • ANDRE GUILLETTE

      September 15, 2012 at 5:42 am

      BUUV…WE NEED THIS LAD!

  8. april

    September 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    signing him or not depends on sir wenger and his crew(board)

    • ANDRE GUILLETTE

      September 15, 2012 at 5:43 am

      INDEED

  9. Fred Gunner

    September 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    it was Melo and then Inler, M’Villa and now Capoue. Wenger will neva sign a decent DMF

  10. Invincibles nice 1

    September 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    We dont need him (def mid) i believe the partnerships of Arteta,Diaby,Coquelin,Wilshere,Ramsey and Rosicky will be do very nicely indeed, much like it was the pairing of wowo Vieira & petit that was so formidable,better than any 1 man in 1 position, it makes for an all rounding central midfield. Thank you.

  11. Scotch chioke

    September 14, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    He wl b a perfect acquisition 4 arsenal,he z rily gr8

  12. Ayolagoljok

    September 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Pliz mr, wenger we need him to help arteta in defensive midfield. We need his qualities.

  13. ayansiji kenny

    September 15, 2012 at 7:06 am

    arsen winger shoul not miss dis player again, if he can try and buy dat playe it will be the best, bcs diaby can not hold dat milfider like song and diaby is also a injury player.

  14. liberty Eni

    September 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

    gudmournin 2 all Gooners fan around d globe well is a good one having capour bt we still ned a striker one wit excellent finishing… Byeeeeeee

  15. Yaks B Gza

    September 15, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Pls mr, wenger buy us dat guy is a good plyer. is fit 4 arsenal.

  16. alan

    September 16, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    We could do with a really good replacement for walcott if anything

  17. alan

    September 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Sould have got victor moses.

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