TRANSFER NEWS: Round-up Of Gunners Transfer Stories…

By on May 27, 2011

This has been an interesting couple of days of transfer news, gossip, speculation surrounding the Gunners, especially after the headline-breaking news of Arsenal tabling a bid for FC Porto’s sensation, Radamel Falcao. There has been other interesting news, here are the headlines:

Barca Youth Product Hector Bellerin is a Gunner

Yes, it looks official, Bellerin is now a Gunner after Arsenal paid Barcelona, compensation of around 400,000 euros. The 16 year old plays as a right back/winger and joins fellow youth player, Jon Toral, to sign for the Gunners. This news will certainly delight fellow Gooners, who have been and still are furious with Barcelona’s relentless pursuit of star midfielder and captain, Cesc Fabregas.

Here’s link to the article from the ever-reliable, Young Guns Blog, if you want to know more details about the transfer:

Arsenal table bid for Radamel Falcao

Yes….. Yes…… YESSSSSSSS!!!!!! This is the headline news today, as Falcao’s agent confirmed that both Arsenal and Tottenham have tabled bids for the Colombian international and FC Porto player, who has had a sensational season, scoring 39 goals in 41 matches. It is rumored that both clubs are willing to pay his buyout clause of 26 million pounds. Come on Wenger!!!!!!!

Here’s the link to the article:


Mamadou Sakho is up for sale

I’m honestly not sure about this, I stumbled upon it, when I read an article on fellow Arsenal blog, Goonersaur. The article states that Sakho has been available by his club, PSG, for around 20 million pounds, which I believe is way over the top. In my opinion, Sakho’s value is around 15 million pounds, but he will be a great buy if Wenger is willing to get him.

Link to the article:

Patrick Vieira returning

There are rumors of Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira, returning to the club where made himself as a player and a star, but not as player, but as a coach. Vieira, is rumored to be set to be released by Manchester City in the coming weeks, but wants to stay in England and Wenger is willing to offer him a coaching position at the club. I believe this is great news and if true, will delight many Arsenal fans who believe that Vieira with his experience, will give great advice and guidance to the young Gunners.

Link to the article:

What do you think? Should Wenger go all out for Falcao? Would you like Vieira to come back as a coach? Should Wenger go for Sakho despite his reported high value? What do you think about the signing of Barca youth product Hector Bellerin? Please share your thoughts and opinions.

Cheers and take care,

Omar –



  1. Simple

    May 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

    wenger pls give us the fans RADAMEL FALCAO

  2. Oladimeji akorede

    May 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    For me it is a good opinion for wenger to buy all the player to strenghten our team 4 d next season

  3. goon4life

    May 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Would love to see falcao, benzema, and sahko. But i know that wenger will probably end up with none of them. Seen all this before and, until someone actually signs, i believe none of it. As for the youngsters, it means nothing until they are of age to be pushing for first team football. That is a long way away. Fran merida is a perfect example of promising youngsters who haven’t quite made the grade. These two, may or may not end up the same. Wenger should be looking more into the first team, than spending so much time pursuing children. In wenger we rust…

    • Andre

      May 27, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      spending so much?? it was 400000 euros, stop being such a cynic, AW is going for these players if they dont want to come i dont want them at Arsenal!

      post your ‘hate Wenger’s way’ post at the end of the Transfer window as they have no back bone yet.

  4. Erich Ochieng

    May 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Wenger pleas buy benzema,Harzad and Gary Cahil

  5. Ade

    May 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Arsenal is d only team with ‘someone who is a half-true gooner’ as a captain and a coach who who wont spend big but expects big trophies as a reward. AW,the fans wont forgive u if u dont buy committed people ds transfer window and put us all in another trauma at the end of the season.Get Falcao,Parker,Downing and and veira as a coach.IN ARSENE WE TRUSTH.

  6. Ade

    May 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Arsenal is d only team with ‘someone who is a half-true gooner’ as a captain and a coach who who wont spend big but expects big trophies as a reward. AW,the fans wont forgive u if u dont buy committed people ds transfer window and put us all out of another trauma at the end of the season.Get Falcao,Parker,Downing and and veira as a coach.IN ARSENE WE TRUST.

  7. Ade

    May 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Arsenal is d only team with ‘someone who is a half-true gooner’ as a captain and a coach who wont spend big but expects big trophies as a reward. AW,the fans wont forgive u if u dont buy committed people ds transfer window and put us all out of another trauma at the end of the season.Get Falcao,Parker,Downing and and veira as a coach.IN ARSENE WE TRUST.

    • Andre

      May 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      Are you serious!!?? Half committed captain, Barca is cescs home club and i dont think anyone should get on his back for wanting to go play there one day. he has given everything at arsenal ever since he was 16 playing against the likes of juventus and tbh i wouldnt have blamed him if he went back to Barca last year but he didnt and i respect him for that.
      Loads of teams have Captains not from that area and maybe not even from that country.

      • Me

        May 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

        yer but the point is he shouldn’t act like a whiny c*nt at his current club. It’s his JOB to play football for Arsenal, don’t forget that. Great player, shit captain. I’d like to see the money for him. We’ve survived during his injuries, I don’t buy that one player no matter how good is gonna make our club collapse.

  8. James Wong

    May 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    That Wenger needs to buy is without doubt.If you compare his transfer dealings he is below par compared to other top managers. These other managers go for experience and are willing to pay market or slight above market price.
    Wenger wants to buy and sell at his own price.That is the whole problem when he wants to buy.I am afraid if he goes for some unknown players it will be a waste of time.
    If he aint careful with his management with regard to tactics and personnel,he risks turning Arsenal into a mediocre /mid table team. Once Arsenal are stuck in midtable ,it will be a big problem making the gunners among the top four teams.Then when when the gunners want to spend billions of euros the problem will persist.That is the my prediction of the worst scenario. It may or may not happen.
    We have to be realistic. Nothing is permanent/static.The sun never set on the British empire.We learnt in school.

  9. Onuche David

    May 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Wenger pls sign falcao, cahill and sakho

  10. Andre

    May 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    TBH HERE i really do not see what the hype is about Falcao. Yes he has an eye for goal and yes he has good positional awareness but remember he plays in Portugal. My fear is that he is not tall enough to compete with PL CB’s and he isn’t fast enough either!!! look into the past of Arsenal PL winning sides, up front we matched Technique and raw pace and power.

    idk i just dont see wenger spending like £40-50million on strikers when thats our strongest position. we need someone like Benzema and if not him someone like him.

  11. Noble udo

    May 27, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    wenger should stop decieving us gunners fan with big names of players because we know at the end he will not buy any of them. And without buying expirience players he will turn our die heart club to a mid table club so de prof need to enter the market and come out with good terlented players because the money is there for him to spend.

  12. Ayelomo

    May 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Pls wenger we need falcao, buy falcao

  13. coob23

    May 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    right, except that last summer we tabled a 20 million plus offer for reina, wenger will buy big this trnasfer window for sure… and we have just tabled a 26 mill bid for falcao, so all the haters, fuck off, you have no clue what you are talking about. as usual…

  14. lugolofu

    May 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    falcao please

  15. Fabian

    May 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Wenger, plz sign players with characters who can hold & pass the ball accurately for not only 90min but 120min if needed.

  16. Charles Holt Jr.

    May 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Arsenal pls.pls. buy Falcao,He worth ,have all the charateristics to be a striker,superb in his attack

  17. Tokunbo

    May 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    In my opinion wenger should buy someone who is good and can replace or compete with our injury prone striker v persie

  18. eduardo

    May 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    pls wenger we need falcao,cahil sakho an veira as coach n dat we wil nt end nxt season wit trouphelies tnx

  19. Yisa solomon

    May 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    the best opinion is that, wenger should go to market and buy instead of him going unnecessary research of players he know the one that is good for our team please we beg of you.

    • Yisa solomon

      May 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm

      wenger should not sell nobody except almunia

  20. Ayelomo

    May 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Pls wenger we need two difender solid one and good strcker like falcao, osaze benzema pls and pls sign them since 2005 no trophy pls give us one this time.

  21. Daniel adeaga

    May 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Wenger shud pls buy falcao ,osaze,cahil & dowing.

  22. Jeme

    May 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Only -Denilson, Bendtner, Rosicky, Charmach, Diaby, Almunia we like to move away ‘Fabregas, Van persie, Nasri, Arshevin Don’t move stay at Arsenal Pls!

  23. para

    May 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    As long as AW spends money on creating a solid defence, (back four) and gets a tactical coach in the team (this is so needed) who teaches different ways to play, i for one will look forward to next season, else i will be expecting the same as the last few seasons.
    If another striker is available, then so be it, but defense must be our priority.
    It is time to progress beyond being top four, however much some other teams would love to be where we are.
    Time to dominate now.

  24. maxwell A

    May 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    wenger plz buy samba, Falcao, hazard and downing the money is available.

  25. slimtania

    May 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    wenger plz BUY sakho,falcao,cahil and samba.

  26. neyosky

    May 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    we have alot to look in to..wneger has to buy betters to strengthen the team..i will ba glad to see falco,cahill, sakho and eden harzard in arsenal colour next asene we trust

  27. Rob

    May 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    AW needs to buy top quality cover for vp. We need a true out and out striker with pace, poise and strength. Chamakh looks intimidated and off the pace. We need a top quality dc to play alongside vermaelen. We MUST buy top quality and accept the youngsters need some proper support. Cesc must stay but arshavin, eboue, bentdner, denilson, rosicky can all go….and of course Manu! Totally agree we need a new no 2 who is able to kick ass, transition in this season while pat rice stays for his last season but someone who has tactical sense!

  28. Omar Almasri

    May 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Thank you all for commenting….. it looks like Wenger’s interest in Falcao is serious, I hope he can acquire him.

    About Benzema, it looks like he’s staying in Madrid and has committed himself so it looks like we lost out on him.

    So far it looks like Wenger has been active in the transfer window…. should be an interesting summer.

    Cheers and take care everyone,


  29. Gersha-ethiopia

    May 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Mr falcao have birlent season to day
    pls arsen saining the best player of latin american.

  30. Obed

    May 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Wenger listen to our interests, we dont want another trophiless season, improve the backline, get a cover for v.persie, sell bendtner and get experienced players

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