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Arsenal Register Interest In Signing Brazilian Playmaker

Arsenal are interested in signing highly-rated Santos playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso after losing out to Chelsea in the race to sign fellow Brazilian Oscar.

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal are linked with a Brazilian playmaker.


Arsenal have entered the race to sign highly-rated Brazilian playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that the Gunners have registered their interest in the midfielder, known simply as ‘Ganso’, and his club Santos are now waiting for the Londoners to make their interest official with an offer.

Boss Arsene Wenger is keen on signing an attacking midfielder this summer as he looks to improve his options ahead of next season, and it’s believed that Ganso is high on the Frenchman’s priority list.

The Londoners have been linked with several names this summer, including Chelsea-bound Oscar, but it seems Wenger has switched his attentions to the 22-year-old ace.

The Brazilian is regarded as one of the most highly-rated midfielders in South America after some impressive displays for Santos, where he has scored 10 goals in 59 appearances so far in his senior career.

This form has earned him 8 international caps and he’s also been linked with the likes of AC Milan and Chelsea in the past, while north London rivals Tottenham are also believed to be keeping tabs on the player in case they miss out on number one target João Moutinho.

Football Talk Verdict

I think Wenger will seriously look to bring in an attacking midfielder this summer and he could do a lot worse than taking a punt on Ganso.

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Tomas Rosicky and Aaron Ramsey were often deployed in the ‘hole’ behind RVP last season, and while Rosicky was excellent for large parts, at 31 and having a poor injury record, we really need more depth in this area.

The major issue in signing Ganso will most likely be price. These young Brazilian starlets don’t often go on the cheap, and with several other clubs reported to be interested, i’m not convinced Arsene will pay what it will take to sign him.

Would you like to see Ganso at the Emirates next season? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. gunner357

    July 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    grab him grab him. FOLLOW MW @KYEKYE45

  2. Robbie

    July 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Typical Arsenal going for a spurs transfer target get your own scouts!!

    • Patlow71

      July 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      Yeah Robbie because we are really going to go for him just because he is a Spurs target as it would be really sensible to follow the example of a team which aint won the title since 61 and has only played in the Champs league once. Get a life and a brain while your at it.

    • syed

      July 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      are you mad? spurs copy any arsenal’s targets look at every player arsenal is trying to sign and youll see that spurs are linked with that player so shut your mouth you spurs fan we are richer than you we have 2 billionaires

  3. Stoney

    July 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Who in their right mind would want to be part of the goon show? They are a club in major decline. Their only world class player, RVP, is leaving because he has finally realised they are sinking fast and he doesn’t want to waste any more of his career than he already has. The manager, wenger, is a supercilious fool that has lost the plot and the goonie fans are the most ignorant contemptibly deluded filth you’ll ever have the misfortune to meet.

    • david

      July 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      bad blood from a scuzzy spud…….when did u last finish above us you toby!!!

      • $horty

        July 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        You 2 morons above haven’t got a clue yas have no class, no history and no hope of winning anything…Ever enjoy getting put out of the Europa cup LOL

        • Stoney

          July 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm

          You’re an angry little goonie aren’t you. Your club is going to pot, you know it, admit it, the easiest person to deceive is yourself. You’ll feel better for saying it. The release.will do you good. All that anger and frustration will just wash away…. And relax. There’s a good goonie.

        • Stoney

          July 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

          You’re an angry little goonie aren’t you. Your club is going to the dogs, you know it, i know, everybody knows it, just admit it. The easiest person to deceive is yourself. You’ll feel better for saying it. The release.will do you good. All that anger and frustration will just wash away…. And relax. There’s a good goonie.

          • Gunner1

            July 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

            Hey Stoney, I know computers are beyond many of you Spuds but you only have to hit the enter button once! BTW until you have a stadium worthy of the description you’d be well advised to stop talking about the mighty Arsenal as being a club in decline. Keep snapping at our heels little dog!

            • GUNNA4LIFE

              July 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

              @Gunner1, Well said! 😉

            • Stoney

              July 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm

              Yeah, well said. Oops, that was directed at me. I wish we had a stadium like yours. It’s the quietest place in the world between 3pm and 4.45pm. You can hear the rats farting at your immigrants stadium during a game. You brought the old highbury library atmosphere along for nostalgic reasons. It’s nice you hold a 90 minute silence during every game. Is it in memory of all those players that walk out on your sinking team season after season? It’s very touching. The building of our new stadium starts next month. It will be even bigger and better than yours, and undoubtedly a tad noisier (but that’s not difficult).. The same goes for our newly opened state of the art training ground which is by far the best in the world.

              • Robbie

                July 15, 2012 at 12:28 am

                haha thought that would get a debate going!

          • Ayo

            August 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

            come back when you finish above us then you can talk to the big boys

  4. james

    July 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Stupid spud,i think u r the most deluded beinq on earth,havinq cum back from a 10pt lead on the log,and still topple u idiotic spuds..?arsenal’s worst squad in 10yrs is still better than your useless spud team

  5. henry

    July 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    no bad buh i jst dnt fink we ll get him….

  6. bc

    July 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Our current midfield choices are song arteta rosicky coquelin wilshire diaby frimpong ramsey lansbury yennaris henderson eisfeld. Then you have walcott arshavin gervinho chamberlain podolski miyaichi watt vela for the wide slots.

    im sorry i just cannot see wenger signing anyone else unless we lose at least 5 of this lot fabianski mannone squillaci botelho djourou diaby eastmond arshavin walcott park rvp bendtner chamakh vela.

  7. Giddy

    July 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    rumous as usual, i hate to hear them coz wenger don’t sign players once mentioned. moreover he is in business of making more money to pay himself and directors and can’t make those big signings fans are craving for.

  8. always

    July 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    there is proverbia saying dt if it is animal dt has a hurn that wl knock one to death, it would definately not be a snail. How on earth can spud take a swipe at arsenal. Success wise, are they in our class?

  9. arbaaz

    July 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    If we cant get ganso why dont we just get dempsey seeing as he wants cl football and he can score a heap of goals andd thats unnatural for a midfielder

  10. Isaacthegooner

    July 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Oh, these silly spud fans. They make me laugh. they watch us at Arsenal, they read our websites, they criticize our affairs,and they hate us because they can’t keep up with us even when we let them win against us or give them a 10 pt. advantage.It’s great to be a Gooner rather than a stupid spud or anyone else for that matter.

  11. Regdont

    July 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I luv dat if wenger can d it i will be happy

  12. Gary Fox

    July 15, 2012 at 8:49 am

    With RVP going and Willsher permanently injured, Arsenal are clearly on a downward path – which is why one half of your Board hates the other half. Its clear now (and Board members say it) that Arsenal have given up hope of winning the League or the Champions League – the target is to finish 3rd/4th every year, make more money, keep the stadium full and sell-on the best players every 1-2 years (Willsher will be the next if he ever recovers fitness and form, as he is a quality midfielder). Spurs have greater ambitions – its why Harry got the push as he thought that all we should settle for is 4th place. He might be right – we could crash and burn under AVB. Or we could soar above Arsenal and actually challenge for the title. Thats why AVB has the transfer budget that was denied Harry – we trust him to spend it on the players that MIGHT win the League. The Arsenal Board (the ruling half) trust Wenger too – to keep them in 3rd/4th at no great cost, by buying cheap and selling dear. Will Arsenal sign Ganso? No – its a risk and Arsenals policy is not to take risks – its to keep ticking over and keep the crowds coming-in with the promise of a title challenge that is not based in reality. Look at the recent signings as proof – Meertesacker? Gervinho? Podolski? – players to win the League? Able to get into the Man City or Utd team? Get real Gooners and start kicking up a fuss about what is going on at your once-great club.

    • ryan

      July 15, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      gervinho, the one u laugh at, finished last season above u, stupid man or you forgot that.

  13. ryan

    July 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    every year arsenal make profit and finish above you, u just spend and lose and hehehehe, mind the gap

  14. mido

    July 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    we need a creative midfielder like him

  15. Stanley

    July 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    4 me i dont tink my manager would think of dat is an Economics 4 me it can sign ganso so my follow fans 4get abt it

  16. Dammy

    July 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Its time arsenal cash in on Rvp, chamark and co, in other to sign players like Ganso. Its better to sell than keep players that want to leave or keep players who are not adding any value to the clube. Its time to win trophies for both the clube and the ever loyal fans, so Wenger pls sell and get quality.

  17. Dammy

    July 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Its time arsenal cash in on Rvp, chamark and co, in other to sign players like Ganso. Its better to sell than keep players that want to leave or keep players who are not adding any value to the club. Its time to win trophies for both the clube and the ever loyal fans, so Wenger pls sell and get quality.

  18. Babatee

    July 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    To stupid spur fans. Arsenal worst team finish above best spur team. AVB will also rejected there. Rubbish spud team.

  19. kayuzmale

    July 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    d spurs fan is out of his sence, if is not ao can he compare a FATHER wit his little son, dat how spurs is 2 arsenal; what we need is 2 plea wenger 2 change some of the unfavour rules.

  20. marizu de noble

    July 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    2 all club success to urs dream. Bye happy month ending.

  21. Meek 245

    August 5, 2012 at 9:08 am

    hey stoney, l know you goose are trying decline mighty gunners, u better shut ur stinking mouth and start looking a new starts of us.

  22. Mot'a Bema

    August 6, 2012 at 12:15 am

    We need midfielders. I do not want to get into this argument between the Spuds and Gunners because it is just like a teacher comparing himself with his student, that to me, is ridiculous. We need Ganso and Neymar if our management would put their tight money fist loose for a moment and think of the million of Brazilian fans that will follow the Gunners on TV and wear our jerseys as a result of these additions

  23. Odii

    August 17, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Arsenal will still finish above spurs this season.

  24. Mohamed ali

    August 25, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Spend alot of money and get these quality players in this transfer window and get rid of late signing,get them as much as possible


    August 28, 2012 at 8:58 am

    mr wenger must know that its his time coz we sold foe them song now let the loan as afley coz liver pol beat as on sahi even this!!!

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