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Adel Taarabt Would “be very happy” at Arsenal Interest

Adel Taarabt Adel Taarabt of QPR looks for the ball to take the corner during the npower Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Coventry City at Loftus Road on January 23, 2011 in London, England.

He may have been ineffective during his time at Tottenham, and unable to gain a regular first team place, but Adel Taarabt has become  major part of QPR’s promotion push as they sit top of the Championship table, with the 21 year-old Moroccan wearing the captains armband.

He has been impressive for the Championship leaders, and has gained his admirers – namely, his manager, Neil Warnock, who believes that Taarabt is good enough to play for Real Madrid. The attacking midfielder, who is given licence to roam and really be a creative spark in the Rangers side, has scored 13 goals for his side, and is in top form. Form that is attracting the top sides, if reports are to believed.

When reading reports on the players performances, it is a running theme that the young midfielder can drift in and out of the game. Sometimes he can be world class, yet sometimes he can be completely out of the game. He does however, continue to create goals for his team mates as well as scoring goals, and is usually the biggest threat to the opposing defence in is team.

He is also a big admirer of Arsenal and Arsene Wenger. The QPR manager insisted that the player is going nowhere this January, but Taarabt has suggested that if Arsenal were to come calling, he would jump at the chance of joining a French legend, Arsene Wenger:

“I would progress with Arsene Wenger. He is a legend in France. I like the way Arsenal play. If Arsenal come, I’ll be very happy.”

The question is, would Taarabt be able to make it in the Premier League? He may be lighting up the Championship, but as he is all to aware from his time at Tottenham, the difference in quality between the Premier League and Championship is, a big leap. Taarabt would argue that he has improved significantly since 2007, and his time at QPR has taught him more about English football with a regular team place, but one thing that must improve, must be his consistency.

He may have the quality for it, but does he have the consistency for the Premier League? He is certainly an exciting prospect.
Tell me what you think!

Submitted by DBSFootball



  1. TommyHarmer

    January 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Reports are not to be believed unless one accepts that they originate from A Taarabt ……..

  2. Arsenalista

    January 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I dont think this player will make it at arsenal

  3. James Wong

    January 28, 2011 at 9:28 am

    He maybe the biggest fish in the championship,but the epl is the biggest ocean .Even french/Spanish players have been found short.
    If Wenger wants to invest in some 3rd rate player,he is in dereliction of his duty and should be fired especially if the gunners are unable to win any trophy this season.
    Enough of his scrooge ways.

  4. jj

    January 28, 2011 at 9:35 am

    No doubt he is very skillful, but unfortunately he lets his mouth run out of control too often. Perhaps if he did a little bit more listening at Spurs and even when he played for the Morroccan national team, then perhaps he would still be playing at the highest level. I doubt wenger wants this character.

  5. robin

    January 28, 2011 at 9:57 am

    wenger is the right guy for him i mean look what he did to henry maybe we could get him

  6. FinnGun

    January 28, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Wrong, Mr Wong. Wenger’s ‘scrooge ways’ are part of the reason why he has been selected as manager of the decade. The importance of running a club in an economically sustainable way have been proven (as if they really need proof) by the UEFA financial regulations. Now all the other big clubs are beginning to copy – and often failing, like Chelsea – the Arsenal way. This is the real world and not a web game.

    As to Taarabt, I’m not qualified to judge one way or the other.

  7. Markierobbo

    January 28, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Well said FinnGunn . Taarabt is a fantastic talent , but not the finished article . Wait a couple of seasons . He reminds me of Marsh , albeit Rodney could also head a ball .

  8. My mum

    January 28, 2011 at 10:35 am

    As a Spurs fan i thought he wa sgreat, but if you hear anyone associated with Spurs, players, coaches, they weren’t impressed and i think that says a lot

  9. rob

    January 28, 2011 at 10:59 am

    the biggest mistake harry made was letting him go.
    at 17 when he was at spurs he was a showboater- but that says it all- he has the talant to do it and even more so now theres an end product- he wont go to arsenal coz they have walcott nasri diaby and arshavin to cover the wings and fabregas and wishire in cm.- all i can say as a spurs fan is HARRY BRING THAT BOY BACK HOME.

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  11. kl

    January 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Neil Warnock has been the right manager for him.. hopefully Man U is the next team for Adel

  12. samuel

    January 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    But QPR in the Championship means nothing as Taraabt had his chances at Spurs and couldn,t impress H,arry ,so we don,t want or need him ?

  13. bill

    January 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    taarabt is the most excinting young player in english football arsenal wont buy but man u will.what a shame to loose a player with such talent harry must be kiking himself.

  14. Shagx

    January 29, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Haven’t seen much of him but I think at one time we (Arsenal) were in for him but he chose Spurs instead. Judging him by his time at Spurs is unfair. He was too young to make any impression. Especially he had a lot of growing up to do.
    This is where Wenger is above most managers, he has the patient to give kids a chance to develop until he judges them to be good enough or not!
    I think is highly unlikely that we’ll sign him with all the talents that we currently have and the talents that are coming through.
    However, if he is able to survive and shine in the championship, that means his work rate is fairly good and is touch enough for the EPL! A very good attribute to have! Wouldn’t complain if we do go for him but again highly unlikely. Don’t forget Rambo is coming back as well!

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