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REPORTS: Walcott & Van Persie Next To Quit Arsenal

This is surely getting ridiculous now. Arsenal are, according to Arsene Wenger, very busy on the phone sorting out transfers, whether it be new recruits, or using his skills of persuasion to keep players at the club. Those skills will however, be working overtime if reports are believed that yet more Arsenal players may be leaving the club this summer.

Gael Clichy is close to a move to Manchester City, which will see his weekly wages increased by over £30,000, while Samir Nasri is the subject of a transfer battle between Manchester United, City, Chelsea and pretty much any other club who can afford his £18 million asking price and £130,000 a week wages. Couple that with Cesc Fabregas and his own little transfer saga which has lasted for the past few years, who finally seems to be preparing to move back to his home town club, Barcelona, and it isn’t looking good on the Arsenal departure front.

That of course, together, is enough bad news for Arsenal fans to take, with the prospect of their captain, their player of the season and their long serving left back possibly leaving. But now there is more. More bad news to digest. More players possibly leaving.

The sources of these rumours made in the tabloids are by no means reliable, so the fact that they have claimed Theo Walcott is the subject of interest from Chelsea and Robin van Persie is considering his future at the club must be taken with a pinch of salt.

The Mail said of Walcott: Chelsea are about to add further misery to Arsenal’s summer by launching a bid for Theo Walcott.”

The Star claims that van Persie is deeply worried at the prospect of the club’s big players being sold and promising prospects – rather than star names – being signed to fill their places.”

In 2009, both players signed new long term deals to stay at Arsenal, with them both expressing their desire to stay at the club for many years to come. Van Persie stated that he couldn’t picture himself in another shirt other than the Arsenal kit, while Walcott told of his excitement for many more seasons to come at Arsenal under “the best manager in the world” in Arsene Wenger.

It’s a huge change in direction if we are to believe these new reports of their apparent rethink on the situation at Arsenal, but with three of their top players, and big characters in the Arsenal dressing room close to the exit door, it is understandable that they may be looking to follow. It is vital to keep hold of your best players at any club, as selling them and not replacing them with equals or better shows a lack of ambition, and in a footballer short career with limited years to win trophies, ambition is key.

It isn’t a great position for Arsene Wenger to be in. He’s looking for players to come in an bolster his squad after another season of disappointment, and would rather be building a team instead of seeing it dismantled. Insult would be added to injury if Arsenal were to sell their top players to their fellow Premier League competitors including Chelsea and Manchester United.

Submitted by DBSFootball




  1. ahah

    July 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

    hahahahaha jokers..

  2. venky

    July 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I would be happy if these rumours become true, it would atleast corner Wenger into making some moves in the market

    • jojo star

      July 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      if this does happen wenger needs to be fired in a very public way. he is just too damm cheap losing such valuable players – why cant he lose losers like denilson, bendtner, diaby??? sell cesc, sign nasri at all costs and get some good players in now dont wait tl end of summer when these players may be lost to other teams. sometimes arsenal can be so frustrating

  3. silah

    July 3, 2011 at 10:48 am

    No one has moved and no one has come in yet, until such a time true Arsenal fans must treat all the rumors and gossip with the contempt they deserve!

  4. Joshua

    July 3, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I cant remeber a worse off season for a football team. Clichy and cesc are fine to leave as clichy has been a liability for a while now and cesc although good wasnt there a lot of last season so its not that big of a deal. The rest of them i would like to keep like nsri rvp and walcott. The big worry for me is we havnt got read of the deadweight in our team that cost us when we need them. Hopefully things pick up soon

  5. Dare

    July 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Why should wenger sell these players.Dat is greed.Let him for one please the fans and think less about making profit.If we are able 2 win trophies as well as develope d feeders we have,the profit would come.

    • Michael kenya

      July 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

      Wenger if youwant to end arsenal team tell us, Dont except eny of yuor pleyers to move away plz,

  6. enkuneh

    July 3, 2011 at 11:13 am

    even if the exodus won.t happen, how players will come to winning mentality next reason? What a trash board and manager is in arsenal? They don’t give a shit respect to fans and even players. It is really an absurdity to tell “busy on the phone” i am ethiopian fan and i may not contribute to the club. In fact there is no developed facility to do so. After all the manager and the miser board should stop admiring Xantiphe (the most famous shrewed lady of socratus) and should love foot ball else they should be sucked soon!!!!

  7. Judith Le'Strange

    July 3, 2011 at 11:27 am

    If these two players want to leave Arsenal then let them put in formal requests. If Arsenal hadn’t bought Walcott he would still be at Southampton & RvP shouldn’t forget that Arsenal have stood by him through all his injuries & when he was accused of rape (although a false accusation) when most clubs would have got rid. All I can say is if these ungrateful players want out then get rid, Arsenal don’t need mercenary players we want players who actually want to play for the club.

  8. enkuneh

    July 3, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Arsen Wenger and the board members are all of wrong potential!!

  9. enkuneh

    July 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Arsen Wenger and the board members are all of wrong potential!!
    I think now is a time for a fans to get rid of them

  10. agbaje oluwafemi

    July 3, 2011 at 11:56 am

    4 all i care arsene wenger should atleast be reasonable for once.he should consider the integrity of the club.not all about making profit alone.

  11. Raymond

    July 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Obviously no thruth to these rumours, editor must be on drugs, RVP loves Arsenal through & through

  12. Aka Croc

    July 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    ISAY THIS AGAIN, What is Stan Kroenke doing why is he at Arsenal? where are all the funds going and why are someof the other clubs in this situation?, Usmanov has more money than Abramovich up to a couple of years ago we were one of the richest clubs in the world, Why has all this Doom and Gloom come about? what would have happened is we had won the League ? Fabragas,Nasri,Clichy,Van Persie,Walcott,Arshavin ,anyone else have I left out? all connected to bullshit transfers , We can lIVE WITH Fabragas and Clchy,and even Nasri, but now its seems to be every member of the team , has someone out there got a personal vendetta against Arsenal , Wenger come out and have the Guts to Talk to your Supporters before you start to lose them , One Word , GUTLESS ……

  13. yunus

    July 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    if asenal wil leave nasri to go man united , wil be ok 4 man u fanb, also for asenal

  14. Cliffcheruiyot

    July 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    It won’t hpn,not unlss only fab&clichy

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  16. MUSA

    July 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    wenger i think its time for you to go home to have fan with your wife.

  17. henry.b

    July 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    this won’t happen. LOL

  18. Lee

    July 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    media bulls**t…No way they are going…We will have signings coming in and as this minute cant see anyone has left just yet

  19. Onishola OluwaSegun

    July 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Mr wenger pls nd not try 2 permite or allow dat guy called Nasri 2.go any where pls.

    • Thanku

      July 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Persie, Nasri, Walcott are not going anywhere for atleast next 2 years. Its all tactics from AW part. Fabregas may move out, but not confimed.

      Discard all these roumours. Because this is Arsenal…. and not Chelsea or Man United.

  20. Thanku

    July 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Biggest joke of this century!! guys u do a great job!! DBSFootball

  21. Onishola OluwaSegun

    July 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    It will be very difficult 4 Arsenal,if Nasri plan will be granted.pls no permission 4 dat.

  22. Bholarthri

    July 4, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I don’t no d why we haven’t buy anybody.

  23. Bholarthri

    July 4, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I don’t no d reason why we haven’t buy anybody.

  24. baba kura

    July 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    hw, could arsenal players may stay? tropyless, wit out buying any player? nasiri we are waiting 4 u at united.

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