Transfer News: Arsenal Linked With Chelsea Legend

By on December 2, 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 shock move for Frank Lampard.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is lining-up a sensational move for Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, according to the Mirror.

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The Frenchman is better-known for buying youngsters and nurturing them rather than buying players coming to an end of their careers, but the Mirror claim the Gunners supremo is ready to ditch that philosophy and move for veteran Lampard.

The 34-year-old is in the final year of his Blues contract and interim boss Rafa Benitez has already confirmed the midfielder will be free to leave the club at the end of the season.

Wenger, who’s under increasing pressure following a 2-0 home defeat Swansea on Saturday, has told scouts to find ready-made stars who can come in and help out his young squad after making the club’s worst start in over 30 years.

Benitez is happy for Lampard to remain at the club until the summer but Wenger may decide to try and persuade the European champions to cash in this January.

Lampard has missed large parts of the season with a calf strain but may be back to face Nordsjaeland on Wednesday. The midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to LA Galaxy but it’s believed he would prefer to remain in Europe.

Wenger showed interest when Lampard left West Ham 11 years ago but he ended up at Chelsea and has gone on to make 572 appearances, scoring an amazing 189 goals, during an illustrious career at Stamford Bridge.

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But he’s set to bring an end to his time in West London and despite his age, the Wenger is confident he can prolong Lampard’s Premier League career further and offer him the chance to remain in the capital.

Would Arsenal fans like to see Lampard arrive at the Emirates? What would Chelsea fans make of the move? Get involved in the comments section.

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8 Comments

  1. mark

    December 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    As good of a player as he is, I’m not sure its what arsenal need to solve their problems tbh!

  2. Mahobho

    December 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I am a Wenger fan….In Wenger i still trust but if he does this …i will call for Wenger to leave the job as Arsenal coach as he would have lost it!!!!

  3. Fred

    December 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Am tired of afc transfers.why should we sell to buy? Let him buy even if they want a 70yr old player.

  4. Dashuk Bala

    December 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Why should wenger go for a player who is old and not per4ming well in his club?

  5. Johnny

    December 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    If this is true it shows signs of desperation… Arsenal have been on a downward slope for the past 8 years or more and this simply is not aspirational enough. Once our hero, Wenger is now viewed as the big problem with the club – we’re overdue for a change and many 40 year plus fans, who have been patient in the extreme, are calling for change. The alternative is to carry on with this slow and painful demise. Thanks Arsene but please move on – you’re not good enough for Arsenal.

  6. Oguntuase Amos

    December 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Unnecessary speculation.

  7. Koko j

    December 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Wenger does not know what is doin again

  8. Pius

    December 4, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Arsnal can’t win any trophe with dis present players they ned a strong an experice players lik frack lamperd. If i may sujst i am sure winger is doin d best.

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