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Chris Samba Is What Arsenal & Wenger Are Looking For

Chris Samba Chris Samba of Blackburn celebrates scoring with a header to make it 1-0 during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Fulham at Ewood park on September 18, 2010 in Blackburn, England.

Arsene Wenger’s latest comments in relation to the January transfer window seem to strengthen the speculation that Chris Samba of Blackburn may be on his way to the Emirates. Wenger said:

“As January approaches, I’m often asked about transfers. There is no definite situation either way, but first of all it depends if we find on the market what we think would really give us a plus.

“But I would advise you not to expect miracles in January – a high number of people have played in Europe so wouldn’t be able to help us in the Champions League, while clubs that have good players don’t necessarily want to sell them.

“So it’s highly unlikely that you just find a player you need in January. It’s not about spending money – it’s more about finding the right players to strengthen a squad that, in quality and numbers, is already very strong.”

Who has not played in Europe and is therefore not cup-tied to play against Barcelona? Who is a powerful, strong, athletic defender with vast experience as a natural leader – and a captain in the Premier League? Who has expressed his desire to leave his current club with the club seemingly resigned to letting him go? Yes, Congolese international Christopher Samba. Most of Wenger’s issues with the January transfer market do not apply to this defender who would slot in nicely in Arsenal’s back line and strengthen their squad depth.

Despite Wenger saying “It’s not about spending money”, Samba wouldn’t cost the Arsenal manager a huge amount, with around £8 million the price being circulated.

There is that other possibility that Arsene Wenger doesn’t feel like additions are needed, and after the 3 – 1 mauling of Champions Chelsea on Monday night, it is easy to see why. However, there are still critics who believe strengthening the sometimes suspect defence wouldn’t do Arsenal any harm, especially when they will be up against an attacking force which has trampled the Arsenal defence with ease before, and is probably the best in the world. Barcelona.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. reece

    December 30, 2010 at 10:12 am

    exactlyy rite this cud happed we jus have to b aware bout fulham cuz i wud LOVE to see him at arsenal

  2. reece

    December 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

    and also he is a player dat ppl like loads of arsenal supporters likee him do u noty hink this cud get us muney too? by signing him we will probz get sold out on arsenal KITS with samba’s name on it !!! just hink bout it (((we defo need 1 mmore defender arsenal 2 wingan 2)))

  3. marcus aurelius

    December 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

    £8m ???? Don’t know about that quote? Double it and the new owners MAY become a bit more amenable to Arsene’s Gallic charm, but don’t hold your breath.
    Most people at the club feel the ‘unrest’ reports were being overplayed by our illustrious friends in ‘the media’ and that Chris, our team skipper and general good guy, was merely expressing his disappointment at the events surrounding Big Sam’s dismissal.
    Once the dust has settled, I think you’ll find the Big’un will be wearing the arm-band with pride once more? Hope so anyway?

  4. kc india amadi

    December 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

    arsene wenger is just a stuborn man. we need samba in our team. he is a very strong player. and we also need a good striker. i dnt knw were wenger came frm. bc de man is just wicket and evil. wenger knew dat our team some good new faces, bt he’s useless pride we not allow him to sign new players. de man is a devil. wit wenger still incharge of arsenal, i dnt think they we win any thing, on till de devil lives.

  5. big moe

    December 30, 2010 at 11:07 am

    if i had the money i would give to wenger myself 8 mil for the prem league and f.a cup not to bad

  6. azam

    December 30, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    dfinitely better than fucking squillaci..!

  7. Matt

    December 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Having Chris would be ideal. He is strong and a leader. He can form a formidable partnership with Djourou and Vermalen. It is however very unlikely that we see this happening. It is unfortunate that Wenger’s philosophy of building his team is not understandable. I would not go as far as calling him a devil and evil like India Amadi. We are currently 2 points adrift albeit having played one more game than Manure. The problem we need to solve as we see on the Chelsea game is more of our approach and tactics towards defence not the personel. Set pieces are our achiles heel. We need a good defence and goal keeping coach.

  8. Saif di Gooner

    December 30, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Though we have four centre backs, Vermaelen, Squillaci, Koscielny and Djourou [Vermy & Djou are the consistent ones], Koscielny and Squillaci are quite inconsistent. So, even though there will be some ‘lack of first team football’ frustration, we should get him for some stability.

  9. blon

    December 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    a big clown? i dunno man, big clowns dont fit in free flowing teams like Arsenal. We dont take scraps from crap teams like Blackburn. Especially not Samba. LEt Spurs have him….

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