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Arsenal Set To Make £12m Bid For Giant Centre Back

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The Blackburn giant has again been linked with a move to Arsenal in a £12million move. Samba nearly moved to the Emirates in January, only for a move to collapse at the last minute, but a move could be back on reports the Guardian.

Arsenal have been linked with other central defenders, including Everton’s Phil Jagielka, Bolton star Gary Cahill and Mamadou Sakho of Paris Saint-Germain but Samba appears to be the cheaper alternative.

Samba has made his ambitions clear and the 27-year old said ‘I am at an age where I want to try to do something. You have only one career and it would be a shame not to make the best of it.’

12 million quid could be enough to entice the 6ft 4in monster to North London next year.

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  1. John Mcneal Sulumba

    May 20, 2011 at 11:33 am

    He is not a bad player but i prefer Sakho

    • Theo

      May 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      Samba is great,good shape,good height n has great ability in defence.

    • Andre

      May 20, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      Samba has been in the PL for nearly 5 years now, if not Cahill of Jag its a no brainer. we dont need another untested just get rid of Djurou and bring in one of these three and were sorted at CB

      • Titi

        May 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm

        Get rid of Djourou? Are you dumb? Best CB weve had all season.

        • Andre

          May 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm

          tbh its not hard to be our best CB with Verminator out and 2 new CB to the PL. Djurou is an alright CB but he’s dumb (no positional awareness), quiet, not very good in the air and has no presence and has no dominance. all he has is recovery speed.

          we cant win with CBs who wouldn’t even get on out rivals benches

      • Davi

        May 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm

        Disagree on djourou, but would you really rate cahill and particularly jagielka over samba? I wouldn’t. Jagielka isn’t even big enough to signficantly improve our defence aerially, and always had this piss taken out of him by eduardo. Cahill I think is inconsistent and is one of those who seems to play better against arsenal – we need consistency and samba has that

        • Andre

          May 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm

          if you watch the game against Stoke you will see what i mean about Djurou hahah, every goal down to him

        • yash

          May 21, 2011 at 1:37 am

          dont forget that dudu was class..:D

  2. Yisa solomon

    May 20, 2011 at 11:40 am

    i like wenger but he should stop the habit of not spending, buy players and make us proud next season pls wenger and arsenal manager thanks gunners forever.

  3. Yisa solomon

    May 20, 2011 at 11:43 am

    i second my friend sakho is good

  4. Solomon

    May 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Yes Sakho is good but he might not be good enough for EPL. Just look at Arshavin, he was very good before we brought him to London but just look at him now. Samba has been tested in EPL and we all know how good, reliable and dependable he is. Please Wenger bring him on. At least a positive start.

    • Davi

      May 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      It’s more complcated than that – gallas was really good at chelsea, and for a season at arsenal, and he’s good again now he’s left, but was exposed over and over again after we changed our formation to 4-3-3. It’s not just the league that makes it difficult for our defenders.

  5. Desmond

    May 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Pls wenger u need to buy players like peter odewmingie, with powerful midfider and defenders.if u do that i will pleased with u.

  6. Andrew nwaekwd

    May 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    pls all arsenal fans continue endure it.arsenal is our home.we cannot leave it

  7. kevmacn

    May 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    No manager buys a player to just stick him in the team and start every game. Buying samba is a great deal as he is very proven in the league and he creates great competition in the team. If he did come then djourou knows that he has to work harder and cut out his mistakes cause samba wont make as many and he is solid.Samba i think is wengers first deal this summer. I wont be suprised anyway. When we played blackburn he was immense. he saved them the game.

    • Andre

      May 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      Brilliant post!!! although i wuoldnt buy samba to pressure Djurou, in my eyes they are completely different class.
      who is better…
      Power- Samba
      Strength- Samba
      Aerial ability- Samba
      Dominance- Samba
      Height- hahah Samba
      Positional Awareness- Samba
      Oppositions box- Samba
      First Team Exp.- Samba

      sorry for the list but i think everyone gets the picture haha
      Talking (shouting)- Samba

  8. Dan

    May 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Yes!samba is the real cb that arsenal need,they ha conceded almost 30 goals on set pieces samba is tall and strong on air.

  9. The BearMan

    May 20, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Power great, now a defensive coach!

  10. Arsenal Future Manager

    May 20, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Karim Benzema to Arsenal
    Jan Vertonghen(LB,CB) to Arsenal
    Samba is a maybe


    Switch to 4-4-2 or stick with 4-2-3-1 it’s all the same when used like this:

    ———– Szczesny
    Sagna Koscielny Vermaelen (Vertonghen)
    ——— Song – Fabregas
    Walcot —— RVP — Nasri
    ———- (Benzema)

    ———– Szczesny
    Sagna Koscielny Vermaelen (Vertonghen)
    ———— Song
    Walcot ————– Nasri
    ———- Fabregas
    ——— RVP – (Benzema)

    • Ken-Kenyan gooner

      May 21, 2011 at 5:30 am

      Lolest Arsenal Future Manager!! U even dare leave Jack the boy out of the line-up? You better tell us what you are smoking. He will always be the first name on our team sheet and in a couple of years our captain as well. His attitude and fighting spirit is second to none in our current squad

  11. andre

    May 21, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Vertonghen AT LB?? that would change the whole shape of the team and make us to slow on the left side which need more pace as it is. we would have to counter on the same side with the same pleyers every time which is too predictable and its nearly always the best Counter attacking side that wins the PL. (i say nearly because everyones been shit).

    Stick with clichy and Gibbs but get in a Dominant powerful CB and a new defensive coach

  12. dy

    May 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

    i support u on dat ken kenya….
    @andre i fink u’ve bn watchin djourou’s games wit ur eyes closed….. my advice 4u is dat, go and get al match video clip 4 diz season nd watch them wel b4 makin conclusion on him

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