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Arsenal Transfer News: Two Signings Close | Gunners Struggle To Agree Striker Fee

It has been another incredible couple of days of transfer news, speculation, rumors, and gossip surrounding the Gunners. There are some fascinating headlines and updates on the situations of both Gervinho and Chris Samba. Without further ado, here is the Arsenal Transfer News Roundup.

Gervinho to sign for the Gunners in a matter of days

Finally, it looks like Gervinho will become a Gunner within the next few days. The reported fee is around 10.6 million pounds, which is much less than what Lille asked for, which is around 15 million pounds. Well done Wenger….. great addition at a cost much lower than was expected.

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Samba is getting closer to Arsenal move

Reported by the We Are the North Bank and by the Goon Blog, Chris Samba is getting closer for a move to the Gunners. Samba has been heavily linked for a move to the Gunners and was close for a move to the Gunners in January. The reported bid is around 9 million pounds (again, cost is less than was expected as Samba is valued at around 12 million pounds) and is reportedly expected to conclude by next week. If the reports are true, Samba will be another great addition to the squad. He’s tough, aggressive, tall and a leader which is what the Gunners need.

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Arsenal offer Denilson to sign Douglas Costa

This is a bit of a shocker as this news is reported, not by the press, but by Douglas Costa’s agent. His agent stated that Arsenal offered Denilson to Shakhtar for their star player, Douglas Costa, which was rejected. This comes as a surprise to many as there were reports that the Gunners offered Denilson for Douglas Costa’s teammate Willian. Despite the surprise, I’m a little miffed by the rejection. Douglas Costa is a very talented and skillful, who would’ve been a quality addition, but oh well….

Here is a video displaying his talents and skills:

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Arsenal struggling to agree fee with Southampton for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

After all the reports and such, that the Chamberlain deal is all but sealed. The reliable Young Guns Blog, come out with a report, stating that the two clubs are still poles apart in agreeing a fee. Personal terms have already been agreed with the player, but the Gunners are still struggling with Southampton over a transfer fee. The Gunners are willing to pay a bit over 10 million pounds for the player, so I’m shocked that Southampton want more for him. 10 million pounds is more than enough in my opinion, especially for a League 1 player.

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Arsenal demanding 12 million pounds for Bendtner

Reports are stating that the Gunners are demanding from interested clubs to pay up, 12 million pounds for the want away Danish international. Bendtner is gaining interest from Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon, Bayern Munich, Besiktas and Inter Milan. I honestly believe we’ll be lucky to find a club willing to pay that sort of money for Bendtner. His valuation in my opinion, shouldn’t exceed 10 million pounds, it’s probably around 7-8 million pounds.

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Barcelona unwilling to pay up for Fabregas

Well, we can’t end this roundup without more Fabregas to Barca banter. This time it’s an official comment by their president, Sandro Rosell. Rosell  states that Fabregas, is worth less than last year (35 million pounds- which is what Barca offered for him) and that they will not be held for ransom. Obviously as displayed by this disgraceful comment, that Barca don’t appreciate and love Cesc Fabregas as much as we Gooners. Fabregas is worth more than what Barca believe he’s worth and if they are not willing to pay, then piss off.

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What do you think? Are you happy with the potential additions of Gervinho and Samba to the squad? Are you disappointed with the rejection of the Douglas Costa bid? Do you think that Bendtner is valued at 12 million pounds? Are Barcelona undervaluing Fabregas? Please share your opinions and thoughts.

Cheers and take care,

Omar –




  1. geoff reid

    June 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    We have signed nobody yet-so dont hold your breath with wegner- he is slow.

  2. The arsenal

    June 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Players that must get out of the emirates by all means are.: ALMUNIA,SQUILLACI,DENILSON,DIABY,BENDTNER =5(FIVE). REPLACEMENT.=cahill,costa/honda,gervinho. Play cahill and verminator as CB,Clichy (LB),Sagna(RB),Koscielny can play as a DM with song,Fab as CM,Nasri(RAM),,wilshere (CAM),cost(LAM), Vpersie upfront. SUBS:djourou,arshavin,walcott,chamack,ramsey,gervinho…..others

    • Gooner

      June 18, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      thats 11 players…What??? No GK????

  3. abiod...felix

    June 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    i think signing of samba nd cahill for defence war is ok for us, gervinho, coasta,willian nd probably eto’o for front war…i beliv with arriva of dis talented players in conjunction with our superb fab, nas nd van p…all trophz blongs to arsenal in upcoming season…..if only prof is ready to splash cash…

  4. david

    June 18, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I think arsenal needs to flush Denilson,
    ,Squillaci,Djouru,Koscielny and chamack
    Replace with good serious and committed players

  5. yono

    June 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    barca must stay out from cesc if they not willing to pay the demand,. out there still many club want to die signing captain,. but i prefer he remain at the club, arsenal will lose some creativity if cesc gone,. also if he decided to remain at the club, there’ll be great if arsenal make a tactics not too much depend to cesc, other player must has some trust too

  6. Emmanuel

    June 18, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Wenger should complete the signing of gervinho,samba,cahil and a goalkeeper then we will be chamspions next season..

  7. Aussie Jack

    June 18, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    The Fabregas saga has been turned into “Gone With the Wind”, what an emotional drama.Back to money, it was said over a year ago that his value would decline and it has. Take my tip Cesc seperate Barcelona FC from your mum and family and stay at Arsenal.
    On Gervinho and Samba, they sound OK, I would have plugged for Falcao and Vertonghen.
    Chamberlain? Talent untried, experience limited. Maximum ten million.
    Not surprised the Costa/Denilson deal fell through. Cash only.
    Bendtner is just an equation, return on investment what ever that was.

  8. Wasiu adisa olaseni

    June 19, 2011 at 2:31 am

    All arsenal fans beg arsenal offica buy playrs like eto

  9. Goonerboy

    June 19, 2011 at 4:58 am

    The Cesc saga will continue- Barcelona are clearly coming along to offer back up players (at best) plus cash- but not enough cash for us to buy a genuine replacement. No deal.

  10. lawal

    June 19, 2011 at 8:38 am

    gud 2hear all dis rumour,pls wenger stop d talking and land these players..

  11. ombere john

    June 19, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Plyrs lik Bentner,Diaby,Chamak,Denlison,Arshavin,Almunia,Roscky should be deported to various interested clubs at any cost and bring in few vibrant plyrs.

  12. yu ali

    June 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

    every body knows the players we sell and players we need but who can bring? Do you know eto he wants to come arsenal but who can bring? We need 4 players must keeper cahil .f.melo or barker oto or benzema…

  13. may7heaven

    June 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

    We know who are our main competitors in England and Europe and I really doubt that Gervinho, Samba and Chamberlain will make us a better team than Barca, MU or the Chavs. They might just about help us cling on to 4th spot again next year but advancing we are not.

  14. Kenneth

    June 19, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Those who think Ros7 should go should look at his crosses over the past seasons.We need samba,cahill,Gervinho & Defoe-why defoe because he will want to prove tottenham wrong,thereby giving us his best

  15. Joe

    June 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    The season is sight already, we need 2 hurry up wit da transfers. However, i think denilson, squilaci, rosicky, almunia, bendtner, nd clichy should be replaced wit better players.

  16. Moses Watasa

    June 20, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Arsenal are facing a really tough start to the 2011-2012 premier league campaign. And if they carry their lethargic performances and end-of-last-season form into next season, the gunners will be in mid-table by October. With Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City, Spurs and Liverpool heavily investing in squad-strengthening, there can only be one top-four casualty come May 2012! Which is why stingy Mr. Arsene Wenger and his rapacious Board should stop posturing, get serious NOW and sign some quality players by August 2011 – or esle….

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