Arsenal Transfer News: Left Back Linked | Bids In For Striker & Defender

By on June 15, 2011

Another intriguing day of transfer news, rumors, speculation, gossip surrounding the Gunners. There are some interesting and fascinating news, so without further ado here is the Arsenal Transfer News Roundup.

Jose Enrique interesting the Gunners

A very interesting headline, as the highly-rated Jose Enrique, is linked for a move to the Gunners. Jose Enrique has been mentioned and touted as a potential replacement for Gael Clichy, who’s been stalling on a new contract and is said that he has intentions of leaving the Gunners. Sky Sports speculates that Arsenal will be fighting with Liverpool for his signature, if they seriously want to buy the Spanish left back. Jose Enrique is reportedly valued at 15 million pounds.

Link to the article:

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11095_6987266,00.html

Arsenal to bid for Gervinho this week

This looks like this saga is going to prolong further, as the ever reliable We Are the North Bank, state that Arsenal will make a bid this week for the Lille forward. Earlier, Lille’s director denied that an official offer was made for Gervinho, despite many reports stating that he was on the verge of joining the Gunners. It is reported that Lille want 15 million pounds for Gervinho, which is a stumbling block for a potential move to the Gunners as Wenger is unwilling to go above 12 million pounds to acquire the player. The saga rumbles on……

Link to the article:

http://wearethenorthbank.com/arsenal-to-bid-for-gervinho-this-week/

Arsenal step up their pursuit for Chris Samba

Skysports report that the Gunners are stepping up their pursuit and interest for the giant Blackburn defender and skipper, Christopher Samba. Samba has been targeted by the Gunners for a while now, and almost moved in January. It looks like that Wenger and the Gunners might get their man, this summer as the Gunners are serious about acquiring him. Blackburn value him at 12 million pounds, but there are reports suggesting that Arsenal can get him for less than that, at around 10 million pounds.

Link to the article:

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12876_6988663,00.html

What do you think? Should Arsenal go for Jose Enrique if Clichy leaves? What do you think of the Gervinho saga? Do you think that Christopher Samba is the player that the Gunners need? Please share your thoughts and opinions.

Cheers and take care,

Omar – www.o-posts.net

 

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9 Comments

  1. Micky

    June 15, 2011 at 11:23 am

    At first I thought it was a huge ash cloud floating in the sky but now this makes sense! Wenger had obviously opened kitty draw at the Emirates!

  2. Micky

    June 15, 2011 at 11:25 am

    It’s the MOTHS!!

  3. mahammad murtala danmalam

    June 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    please nasri dont leave ARSENAL

  4. Davie Chipeni

    June 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Pliz Wenger buy Girvihno,Samba&Cahill now.We r tired with rumours look @Man u they’ve started buying good players.Do u want us 2 cry,We love the team.

  5. tommyT

    June 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    If we end up losing out on Gervinho because Wenger is moaning about 3m and the jobless scousers nick him.. lots of transfer bids have been made which is what the arsenal board know we want but i really hope they actually intend to win the bids. it would be very clever play if Wenger just wants to keep us all sweet for another season without actually giving in to us and buying..

    • bc

      June 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      Where does it say Wenger is moaning about £3m? I can see that Arsenal dont want to go over £12m but no mention of the team manager getting involved in the price that is finally paid. Do you think that Wenger, who is not even a Director of the club has the final say in what a player is paid and how much the club pays for him? Surely that is the role filled by one or more of the Directors at the club. I have never heard such drivel from people lately as though Wenger actually controls the purse strings. He might draw up his aspirations and make his recommendations to the board but that is where it ends.

  6. jamiemiller

    June 15, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    go and buy players wenger the team needs new faces ………

  7. jamiemiller

    June 15, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    i love arsenal to bits but no player is bigger then arsenal ive followed arsenal 4 30 years and we play football the right way wenger take us foward not backwards u need to spend …………..

  8. The Colonel of the Gunners

    June 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Looking at defenders I believe that Christopher Samba would be the perfect buy to help support the Arsenal defence as not is he only a respectably good defender but he is loud and a strong figure in defence, this is what Arsenal lacked this season and one of the main reasons that the Arsenal Defence has been criticised this season. But I suppose next season with the return of Thomas Vermaelen the arsenal defence will have to shape up anyway because Vermaelen will be a first choice central defender which only leaves one open space for either Johan Djourou, Laurent Koscielny or Sebastien Squillaci and possibly Ignasi Miquel (who had a rather successful debut against Leyton Orient earlier this season) so Arsenal might not be in need of an new Centre back next season as I believe all these other Centre backs will step up their game to be able to compete for first team football.
    Next looking at the Gervinho situation (24 year old Lille Striker who had a very successful season making 67 appearances and scoring 28 goals), apparently Wenger bid 10.5 million but that was rejected (possibly because Lille wanted an offer closer to his price tag of 15 million), so Wenger renewed his bid by making a new one of 12 million and Gervinho is flying over on the 30th of June to discuss it further.
    I also believe that Ricardo ‘Ricky’ Alvarez (6’2 ft Argentinian ‘flair’ attacking midfielder) Could be an interesting buy from Wenger and it will be interesting to see where Wenger decides to fit him into the current squad with the likes of Nasri, Fabregas, Song and Wilshere, it is possible that Wenger is lining Alvarez up as a replacement if Nasri or Fabregas do leave.
    I have also heard the rumours of Gael Clichy (the last surviving member of the invincible Arsenal Squad) seeking a transfer away from the Emirates, if he does decide to hand in the transfer request then Wenger will certainly look at the likes of Leighton Baines to fill the open left back spot, who in my opinion is a skilled defender and would be an interesting buy from Wenger as he doesn’t often BUY English players.
    There have also been rumours of Wenger looking at the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s Nuri Sahin, Everton’s Phil Jagielka, West Ham’s Scott Parker and Aston Villa’s Stewart Downing. But personally although all these players are top class players I don’t think that any of them would fit well into the 4-3-3 mutation formation that Arsenal seem to have adopted this season.
    Nicklas Bendtner has handed in a transfer request as he is not happy with his new role as a substitute winger
    Clubs that have shown an interest include Borussia Dortmund (which is surprising as they already have many strong forwards including Lucas Barrios, Damien Le Tallec and Robert Lewandowski) and Sporting Lisbon are the other club that have shown an interest in Bendtner.
    I had also heard about rumours of Samuel Eto’o seeking a move to the premier league and he was looking at Arsenal but this looks very unlikely now as Alex Song had a bit of a mouth off with the 5ft 11inch Cameroonian striker.
    Penultimately the possible return of legend Patrick Viera is a boost to a rather bleak looking transfer season as he would bring some much needed experience to the club (being the captain of the invincible’s team).
    Lastly many people have been annoyed or angry at Arsenal’s 6 year run without a trophy but remember that there are great teams notably Aston Villa, Everton, Fulham and Bolton who are regular Premier league teams but rarely win trophies.

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