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Why I Believe Arsenal Should Go For Samba

Arsenal should sign Blackburn Rovers star Chris Samba. Here are my reasons why i feel the Gunners should sign the giant defender….

Mid May, 2011. Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, West Ham, Birmingham, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackpool are all fighting for their Premier League status. Each team has their men that carry them along, but none more so than Blackburn’s Chris Samba. The dominant Congolese single handily insured that Blackburn would ply their trade in the Premier League for another season.

Their captain carried the team around ALL season, not just for the final third. He shone in a rather dull, unexciting and, at times, abysmal team. One game that rapped the guy in to one for me was his amazing game against Manchester City. In the space of 20 seconds, he put his body on the line to block 3 attempts at the Rovers goal.

This brings me on to Arsenal. Some say we are lacking a leader, someone that will do anything for the team, a Tony Adams. Despite people saying we need an English CB, I beg to differ. You do not need to be English to love Arsenal, to put everything on the line for them. Take the Malaysian fans on our recent tour; nobody was expecting them to be so committed. Reports are also linking us to Phil Jagielka and Gary Cahill, who, in my opinion, are not quite good enough for the starting line up. And for around £5 million less, we can get big Samba.

He is the perfect CB for us. He is everything we need. A leader, he knows how to win ugly and is dominant in the air, all three things that we lacked last season.

Therefore, I believe that Arsene Wenger should leave Jagielka and Cahill and go for the more financially and all around more viable option. Taking his recent interview in to consideration Samba wants to be an Arsenal player anyway. Its up to you Arsenal.

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  1. Ron Rover

    August 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Just leave our players alone. Stop trying to unsettle our players and go away. You could not afford Samba.

    • snowy

      August 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm

      to be fair to arsenal they havent talked about him the way other clubs talk about their players

    • joe

      August 5, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      what are u talking about cant afford him we have 40mill to spend plus if we sell fabregas lol cant afford him dont make me lol mate

  2. BriKiddo

    August 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    lol this is an embarrassing article from someone who probably only ever watches Blackburn when they are on Sky against one of the ‘BIG’ clubs

  3. reece

    August 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    what about the high line we play? could he cope with that?

  4. StLedge

    August 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    If you are referring to his recent interview, he denies wanting to join Arsenal.

    As Ron Rover has mentioned, you couldn’t afford him, you know it, Ron knows it, I know it and most of all Arsene Wenger knows it, which is why no bids have been lodged.

    So he is after Jags and Cahill, but also hasn’t put any bids in for them either, clearly your manager is using these names to placate the ever growing frustrated fans.

  5. maureen

    August 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Hi, I think Chris Samba would be great at Arsenal. Could be our new Tony Adams. He would a perfect leader for us. Com on Wenger buy Samba.

  6. Cyril Abaleke

    August 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Many people has said it, both Arsenal fans and non Arsenal fans alike that Samba is the man to solve Arsenal’s defence problem. I have already said this long ago and still surprise that Wenger is still not making move for this guy. Please Wenger listen to the voice of the people and make us (Arsenal fans) happy by solving that defence problem. Christopher Samba is the man please.

  7. pedro

    August 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    You obviously know little of Blackburn Rovers as your comments are illinformed at best and downright offensive at worst. Blackburn have a very solid defence except for the lack of pace of Salgado(which he makes up for in guile) and the errors of Samba for which he puts his body on the line for. Samba has amazing qualities which are not suited to the Arsenal style, if you get him, prepare to be disappointed.

  8. maureen

    August 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Well spoken Cyril. I hope wenger is listening.

  9. StLedge

    August 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Arsenal wont have the money for Samba until they they give in and let Cesc have his dream move away from Arsenal.

  10. 9ja boy

    August 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Thumbs up man..dat is d logic samba is d answer,i wonder what other arsenal fans’re talking abt….we re talking of utility count dis guy in, stamina,rugged,dugged….intimidate al rounder ..arsenal wenger go 4dat gentle giant.

  11. Cygan

    August 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Wenger won’t be spending shit; now that people have renewed their season tickets!

  12. Bob Stokes

    August 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I think you should buy Cahill, because in order to continue your rich vein of winning nothing, you need to purchase another over rated shit centre half, that way you can continue to be the EPL also rans. Unlike Arsenal Rovers want to keep their best players, why would chris go to Arsenal when Fabrigas and Nasri are leaving. As soon as the season ticket sales are finalised my money is on them both leaving. So on that score big chris would be better suited staying where he is. Theres nothing for Basil Wenger Faulty here

  13. zande

    August 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    as i have been said,Samba is a perfect central defender for Arsenal.Arsenal can score goals even by existing strikers but the teams difficulties were conceding a goals and poor defense…. English FB needs physical strength, stopping long and on air ball.we lack those chiris samba fills this gab for us.we can stop the counter attacks and will be good in defensive also so with our beautiful football we can win the trophy. Therefore, please wenger go for samba. look what arsenal was during the presence of Campbell…

  14. stamHACOO

    August 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Less we forget,he scores goals,he is a striker turned good defender,he has the shape that can bully strikers and has leadership qualities. Pls Wenger,we understand you have Masters in Economics but save Arsenal FC from another shame this season,get Samba

  15. maureen

    August 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Well glad to see there are people about to see that the signing of Chris Samba would be great for Arsenal. Hope Wenger reads these commets.

  16. Daniel Taylor

    August 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    To say that Arsenal doesn’t have the money for Samba is laughable. Pray tell, how have you made this ill-informed, off the cuff assessment? Let me guess, this is what you believe is true.

    I was present at Arsenals Annual General meeting this year. My family are independent shareholders and have been for many years. We are afforded the chance to look into the clubs finances. So from someone in the know to someone clearly not, disposable transfer budget is not the issue. Reluctance is the issue.

    Let me assure you, Arsenal have enough money at their disposal to buy Chris Samba and turn him into a car park attendant. They also have enough money/equity/assets to buy anyone else you can think of if they really wanted to.

    Arsenal is in an amazing place financially. Not something Man U, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid or even city can boast. I am the first to hole my hands up and say “please spend some it then” but we all know the answer to that.

    You are right one point however. Arsenal won’t pay an over inflated price for a player that is not worth as much as being asked. This is why you won’t see Samba, Cahill or Jags play in an Arsenal shirt. That’s not to say that Samba is not worth this amount to Blackburn Rovers.

  17. Jimbo

    August 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    It’s “ensured our safety” not “insured our safety”!

  18. pedro

    August 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    And it’s “handidly” not “handily”

  19. pedro

    August 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Sorry meant to say “handedly”

    • tosin

      August 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      “sorry meant to say ‘handedly'”…you already made the mistake.Nobody is above it. Same might have happened to the guy you were trying to correct.

  20. Sierra Leone gunners fans association

    August 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Ario Samba should be the right man for our defensive weakness.Infact you can compared him to his idol Ario Samba of the india movie ‘SHOLAY’.He is all what we need to halt the bullish approach of stoke and other illitrate barbaric premiership clubs who don’t know nothing about playing decent football.If we can partner both Samba and Cahill on the central, Vermahle on the left and Sagner on the right with Joe Barton and Song behind Wilshire or Ramsay then our promblem is solved and let Fabregas and Nasri go away.

  21. stringerrathead

    August 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    “And for around £5 million less, we can get big Samba.”
    typical arsenal arrogance..

  22. juan

    August 3, 2011 at 7:46 pm


  23. GUNNE

    August 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Wenger won‘t sign. So arsenal should sack him now, until dat ass-hole is sacked arsenal won‘t progress! SACK WENGER NOW!!!

  24. francis chila

    August 4, 2011 at 8:11 am

    a formidable cb willing to put his life on the line for a team gunners should go for his signature ahead of the rest Arsen are u listening??

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