OFFICIAL: Chris Samba “Has Ambition To Play For Arsenal”

By on June 19, 2011

Having already lost Phil Jones to Manchester United this summer, Blackburn may well be saying a sorry goodbye to another of their central defenders, in Chris Samba.

Anuradha Desai, the businesswoman who heads the Venkys company which owns Blackburn Rovers said that although the club wants Samba to stay for at least another year to prove their ambitions, she knows that Samba has the ambition of playing for Arsenal.
Desai said:

“We don’t want to let Chris go, I’m confident that we can keep him and I hope he’ll stay. I know he has an ambition to play for Arsenal but I hope we can keep him for another year at least and prove our own ambition.”

Arsenal were close to signing Samba in the January transfer window, with Samba admitting that he was very close to joining the London club, but no deal was finalized. Arsenal are looking for some experienced players to sure up the defensive problems that faced Arsenal last year so Wenger can prevent needless errors which prove costly in a long Premier League title race.

Samba is seen by many at Arsenal as the strong, powerful, no nonsense defender who is needed alongside Thomas Vermaelen, who could not only start games, but finish them without a problem, or without mistakes, whilst adding depth to the squad.

Arsenal’s £10 million bid was not enough to persuade Blackburn part with their captain in January, but it is thought that £12 million would be the price in which Blackburn would be willing to let Samba go. With Arsene Wenger finally beginning to spend some money starting with the capture of Lille’s Gervinho, Arsenal should have no problem in reaching that asking price and adding a vital player to an improving and more experienced squad come next season.

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17 Comments

  1. Alex

    June 19, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Yes go for it Arsene!! Gervinho for 10m, Samba for 12m, and either Cahill for 17m (and use Vermaelen in LB) or someone like Jose Enrique for less than 10m. Possibly some of the best money you could spend imo.

    • john

      June 19, 2011 at 7:10 am

      why left back , because he is left footed. Everything about vermaelen screams intelligent centre back and the fact he has been amazing playing there and will only get better as he is young. why would you put him left back . crazy.

      • ieuan

        June 19, 2011 at 7:31 am

        so ture i dont understand why everyone wants to put vermaelen at left back

        • peter

          June 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

          vermalen used to play at left back in ajax when it was needed, thats why. But everybody knows that he isnt classical left back and is more usefull as centre back.

  2. Aussie Jack

    June 19, 2011 at 3:01 am

    I wasn`t aware Gervinho had signed with Arsenal.

  3. Farhan Farah

    June 19, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Arsenal need someone like Samba, a very powerful defender and defensive midfielder like Matuti…. But the problem is Arsene Wenger who always waits till last hour even if money is not the issue….. I hope he realizes that and start spending right now….

  4. Arsenal Future Manager

    June 19, 2011 at 3:19 am

    All we need is:
    Samba
    Baines(If Clichy Leaves)
    Gervinho
    Costa
    Benzema(because the moment RVP get’s injured our clinical finishing dries up)

    • marcus aurelius

      June 19, 2011 at 7:48 am

      Is that all? That’d be half a new team then?

  5. Chukwuka Eric Egbuna

    June 19, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Wenger pls buy Samba. Gervinho, Cahill’ sell Fabregas but dont agree o Nasri to move. Look for John Mikel Obi of Chelsea to stablise d midfield. Sell Bentner but leave Ashavin and diaby. This squad will improve our team. Look for Enyeama as goal keeper. Arsenal will go far

  6. Chukwuka Eric Egbuna

    June 19, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Wenger pls buy Samba. Gervinho, Cahill’ sell Fabregas but dont agree o Nasri to move. Look for John Mikel Obi of Chelsea to stablise the midfield. Sell Bentner but leave Ashavin and diaby. This squad will improve our team. Look for Enyeama as goal keeper. Arsenal will go far

  7. ote

    June 19, 2011 at 4:01 am

    we need samba

  8. the calm thinker

    June 19, 2011 at 4:37 am

    ain’t a 12 M bid too less for a Club Captain with 5 yrs exp in PL and a 5 yr contract especially when his ChairWoman wants to keep the player ?

    • marcus aurelius

      June 19, 2011 at 7:47 am

      My thoughts precisely, Oh Calm One!

  9. gooner B

    June 19, 2011 at 5:59 am

    I dont know about all of you but if lille was willing to let only one of Gervinho and Hazard leave,shouldnt wenger have gone for hazard instead??

  10. kolawole

    June 19, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Wenger with his rotten idea, i will start watching their matches when my wife put to bed, enough of the rumor flying around

  11. Salim

    June 19, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Kolawole? Do u know the meaning! ha ha ha ha ha ha oh rubs!

  12. Tesllim de'don

    June 19, 2011 at 10:37 am

    wenger pls we need dis man called samba

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