Striker Having Medical After Agreeing Personal Terms Ahead Of Shock Arsenal Move

By on August 27, 2014

The summer transfer window is now reaching its climax and managers are working hard to make some last minute additions to their squad, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Gooner Mac brings us some shock transfer news.

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Serbian international striker Nokola Zigic is undergoing a medical with Arsenal after agreeing terms over a one-year-old deal to move to the Emirates, according to reports today.

Boss Arsene Wenger is believed to be frantically searching for a striker after learning that Olivier Giroud is facing at least three months on the sidelines with a broken foot suffered during the closing stages of our 2-2 draw at Everton on Saturday.

The likes of Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy and Danny Welbeck have all been linked over the past 24 hours but it seems Arsene may have decided to shop in the bargain bin once again with news emerging that we’re close to signing Zigic.

The 33-year-old is a free agent after being released by Championship side Birmingham City at the end of last season having scored just 7 goals in 35 games for the Midlands club.

There have been rumours he could retire but the Metro are citing Serbian newspaper Sport as saying that the 6’7″ hitman is now set for a shock move to Arsenal after we agreed terms over a one-year deal, and the striker is now understood to be undergoing a medical.

The strikers agent, Milan Calasan, is also quoted as saying that Wenger called him on Tuesday to express his desire to sign Zigic and offered him a one-year deal:

‘Wenger called me on Tuesday and stressed his desire to sign Zigic.

‘He was offered a contract until the end of the year, with a view to it being extended to 2015 – we’ll see what happens.’ Calasan is quoted as saying by the Metro.

If true, this move is certainly not going to go down well among the Arsenal faithful. We have the money to go and buy a world class striker, but instead we’re signing an ageing Serbian who was released by Birmingham. You couldn’t make it up.

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I pray that this is nothing more than idle paper talk because if Zigic does end up joining on a free transfer, then the lack of ambition shown by the manager to use the funds available to to strengthen the squad properly would be astounding, even by Arsene’s standards.

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12 Comments

  1. yareema gunnerz

    August 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I hope is not true.

  2. Daniel2160

    August 27, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    This has got to be a joke, namely because if Wenger dares bring in a Birmingham reject, there would be a queue of disgruntled gooners the length of Upper St, waiting to shoot him

  3. zoozoo

    August 27, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    he can play at kindergarden

  4. Fizzer

    August 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    That man Wenger is a HEAD CASE, he’s had all this transfer window to sign players, look what we end up with, a 19 year old rookie with no experience, a goal keeper, injured and hardly been heard of before the world cup, a full back that is no better than the one we had. We only just beat Palace, we just drew with Everton does that sound like a chamionship winning side, don’t think so !! time to go Wenger

  5. geekaybee

    August 27, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    At least he hasn’t got a broken neck, so that’s an improvement on somebody we bought in the last window.

  6. ddamulira fred

    August 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    it is good for me wenger to sign an experienced striker even if he is old at thirty yaer can play due to the absense of groud for three month replacement

  7. oscar david

    August 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Wenger u surpose to two strike or wellback¤falcao¤ n others

  8. maz

    August 28, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Dat ol jack ass is at it again……

    Wat hapnd to d d.m?????

    Wat hapnd to d cover up c.b???????

    Sanchez is a winger mate, get a bludy decent striker……

    But no, mr. Kno it all ud do wat he feels lik…. Tired of his old nonsense…..

    Costa/torres/drogba vs sanogo?????
    Rooney vs sanogo?????
    Balotelli vs sanogo?????
    Eto vs sanogo????

    Wat a joke………..

  9. DarlingbudsofArse

    August 28, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    If this article is true (which I know is not the case), then I’ll hope we finish 6th or 7th and Wenger sacked after that! How low can you go!!

  10. R Not Fallin For It Again

    August 30, 2014 at 9:36 am

    “DesperaDo… Journo !!!!!

  11. Abdulmumin Hussain Ibrahim

    August 30, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I hope wenger got a great midfielder like williams cavalho, then striker like cavani and good depender.

  12. Abdulmumin Hussain Ibrahim

    August 31, 2014 at 9:40 am

    We dont want it at a top striker, just go and sign cavani please and cavalho, before transfer window close.

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