This Should Be Arsenal’s New Goalkeeper

By on May 4, 2010

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By Fab4.

Another poor display by an Arsenal ‘goalkeeper’ this weekend has once again highlighted the need for manager Arsene Wenger to dip into the transfer market and sign a new No1, and it i think i have the man for the job.

Gianluigi Buffon – no he’s not an unknown youngster, he’s a household name with a ready-made reputation. Buffon is 32 years old so has plenty of experience, is captain material and won almost everything in the game including a World Cup, is one of the best in the business and has said he would like to play in England if he leaves Juventus this summer. He is exactly what we need. Arsenal are the only side in the top 8 who need a goalkeeper, so if he does leave Juventus let’s make sure we at least make an attempt to sign him.

It may turn out that we can’t afford his transfer fee, after all the world’s most expensive keeper wont come cheap, he left Parma for Juve in 2001 for £32m, or Buffon’s wages may be a problem for Arsenal’s strict wage structure, but please Arsene at least try and buy him. Don’t hang about until Man city decide they want three top keepers for next year, give Juventus a call the minute the window opens and see what the situation is.

Buffon was once regarded at the best in the world and is no doubt a class above anything we currently have at the club. He has expressed his disappointment at how things have gone for his current club of late and says the Premiership would be his preferred destination if he parted company with the Old Lady.

Buffon said: “If I had to leave, I think England would be my destination.

“My desire to leave Juve is equal to that of Juve’s will to have me leave.

“At this time there is nothing [to discuss] but there are two weeks to go [before the end of the season] and anything can happen.

“Juve always has the priority and we will see if we will decide for our paths to continue together.”

Buffon would have won Arsenal at least 8-10 points this season, although i think i could have gained us at least 2-3 myself if i was in goal, but world class goalkeepers don’t come around all that often so if he is for sale this summer….go for it boss. You know you want to!

Would Arsenal fans like to see Buffon at the Emirates next year? Leave your opinions below…

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45 Comments

  1. Wellmo

    May 5, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Its scarey that compared to the dross we have now, Lehman was a good keeper, still as mad as a bag of frogs, buy Buffon PLEEEEEAAAAASE

  2. Rasszz Kourikov

    May 5, 2010 at 7:35 am

    It will never happen. Arsene Wenger will never spend that much of $$$ for a single player. Thats all.

  3. goonergerry

    May 5, 2010 at 8:38 am

    There is only one reason he wants to come to England – (if he does that is- because he clearly didn’t last year-)and it is not because of his sudden love of the English or our weather. Arsenal cannot afford his wages let alone the transfer fee. You are talking Chelsea, Man City or United in that order. We might be able to get a keeper who Buffon displaces- they would be a serious improvement over our present keepers.

  4. alex

    May 5, 2010 at 9:33 am

    be realistic!! Buffon to Arsenal?! Are you people joking? Look at Wengers track record of signings. The oldes player he signed were Lehmann, at the age of 34 or something, he came in for almost free…. Wenger only buys 15 year olds, french players, and no goalies over the age of 26. Besides, he won’t pay more than he would for a Big Mac meny at McDonalds for a goalie. So there is less chance of Wenger signing Buffon than for an elephant to become Englands next prime minister… get real!

  5. Will

    May 5, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I’d rather Man City buy them and we get Given/Hart who are both just as good ,but cheaper .

  6. John Harrison

    May 5, 2010 at 10:45 am

    It will be great to have a top quality goalkeeper like Buffon.at least half our problems are gone.

  7. Danish Gooner

    May 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Buffon will stay with Juve !!! Same story circulated last season,

  8. gunner17

    May 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Buffon is up there with Casillas and Cech…a proper megastar.

    Only Barca, Real, Man City, Chelsea and Man U can afford the likely transfer fee.

    Real and Chelsea aren’t looking.
    Barca, Man U and Man City can all improve on their keepers.

    My bet is that he will go to Man City. Italian manager. Crazy owner intent on buying megastars this summer. The highest wages in the world.

    I suppose I’d take Hart or Given.

  9. gunner17

    May 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    But Buffon’s a c*nt if he goes to Man City. I would hope that he’s not a mercenary, that he would want to be at a prestige club, somewhere with history and gravitas.

  10. Ludo

    May 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    We can only dream, Buffon is out of our league financially I think. Having said that, if he were to leave Juve and not want to play for another Italian team, then surely City are happy with Given, ‘pool with Reina and Chelsea with Cech. Realistically only Arsenal and Man U would be willing to buy him, and Man U can’t splash the cash like they used to, plus van der Sar is playing well. Of course if Sp*rs get into the top 4 they could buy him, they seem to have no shortage of money, it wouldn’t surprise me. Buffon’s totally top drawer, I’d LOVE him to come to Arsenal but I don’t see how we could afford him.

  11. Mike

    May 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    He should come – But only if he brings his hat

  12. Chet

    May 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    This would be a dream come true. However , all Gooners should know this would never happen. We will always get linked with these type of players but we True gooners know it aint ever going to happen. I think we will get a keeper that a lot of us have never heard of. Buffon’s wages would stump Cesc etc and that would nt look too good either and thus Wenger will try and avoid such a situation…… However, I hope I am totally wrong and we snap him up…5m plus Mark Randall??

  13. Michael

    May 6, 2010 at 1:40 am

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