Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Table Bid For French Midfielder

By on January 22, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Arsenal are linked with Florian Thauvin.

Some fairly uninspiring news this morning Gooners with the Daily Express reporting that Arsene Wenger has tabled a £4 million bid for Bastia midfielder Florian Thauvin.

The report claims the boss is keen to strengthen his midfield before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month and has made his move to try and land exciting youngster Thauvin, who is also believed to have also attracted interest from Newcastle United.

The Express claims Arsenal’s £4 million offer is double what the Geordies have put on the table so far and Wenger is trying to persuade Bastia to let the 19-year-old leave this month, with the French outfit said to want him to stay until the summer.

I think it’s safe to say we need to strengthen the squad but I must admit I would be majorly underwhelmed if this Thauvin lad was our only midfield signing.

The youngster is more of an attacking midfielder and he’s been in impressive form this season – scoring three goals in 17 games so far – but is he really going to be able to come in and make a real impression on the first team during the second half of the season? Doubtful.

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We’re at a stage when we need to be signing ready-made players with proven quality. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for signing the best young talent as well. You always need to look to the future. But right now Arsenal need to be signing top quality players who will make a real impact in the next few months.

So if we do end up signing Tauvin, let’s hope he’s accompanied by some more established names.

Who do you think Arsenal should sign? Get involved in the comments section below.

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6 Comments

  1. Hashim

    January 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Why this young man?? Why not promote Eisfeld to the first team??

  2. okikiolabisi

    January 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Yes eisfeld

  3. Les Naidoo

    January 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Why do we buy players from other leagues and then they take years to get used to the EPL?Why do we miss opportunities to sign players like Demba Ba or others.We deliberately miss out cos we have a Manager who no longer cares.We are sick of hearing lies,lies,lies

  4. Leonardo

    January 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    It is time for Wenger to learn that chdap is always expensive, we need quality players and do to do this we have to spend huge money.

  5. Leonardo

    January 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    It is time for Wenger to learn that cheap is always expensive, we need quality players and do to do this we have to spend huge money.

  6. Domisiano

    January 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Too tired we need to see something on the ground.DAVID VILLA may be ready plz coaches do something.

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