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