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Arsenal Transfer News: Arsenal Back In For £15m Midfielder | Campbell Update

Hello everyone,Today has been a day filled with interesting transfer news, speculation, gossip, and rumors surrounding the Gunners. There is some fascinating transfer news, so without further ado…. here is the Arsenal Transfer News Roundup.Arsenal In…

Arsenal In Fight With Chelsea For Melo’s Services

Numerous reports are flying around, stating that the Gunners are interested along with Chelsea in Juventus’s holding midfielder, Felipe Melo, who’s likely to leave Juventus this summer. Melo was snubbed from Juve’s 25-player US tour list, which has led to these reports.

Melo, has long been a target for the Gunners, who were close to signing him in 2007, after he impressed in the Confederations Cup before Juventus pipped them to his signature. Melo would be a good signing for the Gunners and would provide serious competition for Song. He is aggressive, tough, and a good passer, but with Chelsea, reported to be on the lookout for a new holding midfielder after Essien’s injury, the Gunners will have a huge fight in their hands, if they are serious about going for Melo.

Felipe Melo is reportedly valued at around 15 million euros.

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Arsenal, Chelsea, and Man City All In For Lukaku

According to the Metro, Man City have joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the pursuit for the services of Anderlecht and Belgian international striker, Romelu Lukaku. Man City are reported to have bid around 18 million pounds, after the Gunners reportedly made a bid of around 14 million pounds for the talented Belgian.

I really hope that the Gunners can snap him up because he’s a quality player, who has all the capabilities and qualities to succeed in the Premier League and with the Gunners. But Man City and Chelsea, are both two clubs willing to spend big money on their targets, so the Gunners will have a huge struggle in their hands.

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Campbell Update: Campbell Deal Delayed

After the reports, stating that Joel Campbell is closing in a move to the Gunners, his father and agent has made a statement, saying that any potential deal will be delayed till after the U-20 World Cup.

“We have decided we will not sign anything yet; we expect to finish the World Cup to for Joel to go and play calmly and without pressure, then see what happens.”

The offer from Arsenal remains on the table – we are not saying no, we are asking for time.”

The quote was provided by fellow Arsenal blogger, Gunnerblog, who has done an excellent job reporting the story. This statement comes amid reports that Campbell’s club, Saprissa, received two bigger offers from both Man U and Dynamo Kiev for his services.

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What do you think? Do you want to see Melo as a Gunner? Should Arsenal go all out for Lukaku? Do you see Denilson returning to the Gunners? What are your thoughts on the latest on the Joel Campbell deal?

Cheers and take care,

Omar –




  1. atse ovie evans

    July 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    i will prefer arsen to forget melo and pick lukaku he is a worthy and strong player


    July 19, 2011 at 11:30 pm


  3. Amosu abidemi

    July 19, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Pls, la prof,sign both lukaku,gary cahill and joel cambell. Don’t make us d fans have hypertention. We
    need 2 win,at least,a trophy dis coming season.

  4. Daniel Anim

    July 20, 2011 at 12:11 am


  5. ike@Ghana

    July 20, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Lets get Lukaku. We cant afford to miss out on him

  6. Dave

    July 20, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Missed out on shay given already need to buy lukaku, a centre back also eden hazard younger and better than ribery

  7. kenjohnson

    July 20, 2011 at 1:59 am

    lukaku ,mello samba,just this 3 additional plays can make us sing our song again,that is what my prophet told yesterday when i was fasting and praying my lovely arsenal team

  8. carlos

    July 20, 2011 at 4:20 am

    for all arsenal fans.. im from costa rica and i can tell all of you that arsen has to put his eyes in 2 soccer players in u20wc ( MINOR SCOE) and (yelsin tejeda) both soccer players are impressive as campbel is!! just put attention in both…

    saprissa alredy inform arsenal scouts

  9. Boniface E.Magohe

    July 20, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Samba,Cahill,Lukaku,Campbell,Doglus da Costa,Scott Paker,Ribery are inevitable new signing that arsenal ought to take into account for a classic,fluid as well as a tailored soccer game so that we could all together sing our invinsible song as we did under the captaincy of arsenal’s legend midfilder viera”the mighty”.Let them come and join us even for more than 100m paun.Please,bring them in 4 the sake of our squad so far.B’se are the ones who could certainly get the job well done as every one pleases.we are very keen on seeing them in the arena at this point in time on this season so far.come on wenger!!says bony magohe frm tanga- tanzania.

  10. olaoluwa

    July 20, 2011 at 5:25 am

    samba AND (or) cahill along wit oxalade,melo,lukaku,eden hazad,juan mata BUTwit d release of nasri n fabregas we can get dem, n i beleive we can shock n shut dem up: d mocker and win at least 2 silverware it veri posibu, yes we can, rearly i spik bt once i decide 2 do so pls don’t ignore it matters luv all d faithful gunner all over d world its happening dis year watch ouT!!!

  11. Obyno arsene nwankwo

    July 20, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Lukaku? Best signing. Samba? Best defensive option? Melo? Not bad. Just this trio……

  12. mohammed cfc

    July 20, 2011 at 8:02 am

    arsenl fan don’t make mi laugh coz will never get lukaku and as 4u stupid grade man city also u can’t sign lukaku with ol ur duty money u joke

  13. Moses Watasa

    July 20, 2011 at 9:06 am

    So you guys still dream of Arsene Wenger spending sizeable cash on well-established soccer-stars? Naaaaaaaah.

  14. emmanual

    July 20, 2011 at 10:20 am

    In such nimechoka na tetesi napenda kuona Wenga akifanya move,nothing more nothing less leta SAMBA,CAHIL,CHAMBALIN,NA LUKAKU.

  15. chris

    July 20, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Let’s hope it is true.

  16. Kosy osoroh

    July 20, 2011 at 11:34 am

    …melo snubbed arsenal and they have moulded both frimpong and jack since then,lukaku-JET is also a beast remember besides we have gervinho,walcott and chamakh upfront,bring in mamadou sakho,get ryodinho visa(leave chamberlain) we have sachez watt,ribery 4 nasri and sell fab,rvp captain,tv5 vice captain

  17. Danny_Boy

    July 20, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Letting Lukaku slip away will be unforgivable. He will wreak havoc in the premier league for years and we’ll really regret it if he isn’t playing for us!

  18. triple000zero

    July 20, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Buy Samba sell FB buy arshavins former team mate for midfield lukaku sounds good or buy chamberlain get ryodinho a visa
    and frimpong is going to be the star of next season rumour has it we are after ribery dont we have enough injuries of our own without sining a 22mill sick note

  19. Olasunkanmi

    July 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Buyin melo,lukaku,samba,cahil nd martinez wil resurrect d invincibles but wenger can’t he alway minimise loss nd maximise profit.

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