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Mirallas Heading To Arsenal?

There are mixed reports today on the future of Belgian striker Kevin Mirallas, with both Arsenal and Everton fighting it out for the £6.3m-rated Olympiakos ace

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, it seems likely that Olympiakos striker Kevin Mirallas will be heading to the Premier League this summer. But will it be Arsenal or Everton? We say head over to and slap a wager on him pulling on the famous Red & White next season!


There are mixed reports today on the future of Belgian striker Kevin Mirallas, with both Arsenal and Everton vying for his signature.

According to Sky Sports News, the Olympiakos hitman is set to snub interest from the Gunners in favour of a move to Goodison Park. Arsenal have been linked with a move for the 24-year-old all summer and while the player confirmed he has the option to move to the Emirates, he hinted that a move to Merseyside might be better for his career as he would be guaranteed more first team football.

When quizzed on his future by Sky Sports News after Belgium’s 4-2 win over Holland on Wednesday night, Mirallas said:

“It is possible to go to Everton, it is possible to go to Arsenal, I don’t know now,”

“I will speak with my manager and make a good decision for me and also speak to my family importantly.

“They are two big clubs of the Premier League, but for me it is more important to play every week. It is better for me a little bit at Everton.

“They [Everton] are a good team and it is a good opportunity because Marouane Fellaini plays at Everton who is my friend, but I don’t know.

“Tomorrow I go to Greece, next week I go to the Premier League or go to Superleague Greece.”

However, the Daily Mail are taking a slightly different stance on the matter. While they maintain that Everton are still considered as favourites to land the talented forward, they have quotes from the player suggesting a move to Arsenal is still a distinct possibility.

Asked by the Mail if Arsenal would be his preference, he apparently smiled and said:

‘Players always have preferences, but we will have to see who wants me the most. I know everything that is going on. I know my agent has spoken to Arsenal and is now talking to David Moyes.

‘It is good that one or two Premier League clubs are interested in me, but there are still two weeks to go before the transfer window shuts. It will be a race to get me, so let’s see who wins. The main thing is, I do feel ready for the Premier League, and I am looking forward to playing there.’

The Daily Mail claim David Moyes traveled to Brussels on Wednesday night to try and trash out a deal with Mirallas’ representatives ahead of a potential £6.3m deal.

Arsene Wenger is understood to have already held talks with the player and his agent over a move to the Emirates, but is yet to follow up his interest with an official move.

Perhaps Wenger was waiting until Robin van Persie was sold before moving for his replacement? If Wenger wants that man to be Mirallas, it looks like he will have to act fast as the Mail claim the player is expected to travel to Merseyside in the next 48 hours to undergo his medical.

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Reading between the lines of these two sets of quotes, Mirallas sounds like his heart is telling him to join Arsenal while his head says it would be better for him to move to Everton.

No doubt he has more chance of getting a game with the Toffees, so it would make sense to move to Everton if he wants to be playing regularly. But Arsenal are top club playing in the champions league and (hopefully) fighting for honours. It’s a tough one for him, lets see what happens in the coming days.

Would you like Mirallas to replace RVP? Get involved in the comments section.

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    August 16, 2012 at 11:30 am

    wenger should to add another playrs 4 arsenal,not to sell players at this moment when we need to win champions.

  2. Donsam

    August 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Well, if the deal of RVP has finally come to reality, i have option than to tell AW to speedily hurry up and make a rightful chioce of replacement. If Kelvin Mirallas is good to turn things around he can be fetched. All we’re aiming this season is to add something in our silver room. We needs player of all calibres that will compete with the likes of man u, man c, chelsea & so on.

  3. bc

    August 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    i dont want mirallas to replace rvp, i want giroud & podolski to replace rvp and vela. then i want cazorla to replace benayoun.

    though i wouldnt mind mirallas to replace chamakh or park.

    • sam

      August 16, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      vela was a waste of time never lived up to all the hype

  4. Donsam

    August 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Well, if the deal of RVP has finally materalised switching over to our old rival man utd, a quick replacement should be authentically or speedily made so that what happenned last season wont repeat itself again. If Kevin Mirallas is good enough to paddle the cannoe i sugguest he should be fetched into the team. All we are huntings is players that’ll make us add something in our silver room, i strongly believed that this season will not be so easy with other top 4 to crack arsenal base on what we have to dispose this season. Gooner till de last day on plannet earth.

  5. Donsam

    August 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I am a confirmed gunners fans i need to see a add up players in our line up person like Julio Casilas or Hugo Lloris, Yann M’ Villa, Philppe Maxes, & Gregory vander wiel

  6. Dan

    August 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    £6 million buy out clause. A bit of a no-brainer. it’s just whether or not Wenger pulls his finger out and gets the deal done. He looked pretty serious during the England friendly.

  7. Prof. Oyeboh. Razaq

    August 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Mirallas can go to any club he likes. Arsenal has a complete team now; both in number and quality. However, atimes when Wenger says ‘no’, he means ‘yes.’ Remember how he spoke about Cazorla and few days later, he signed him.

  8. williams

    August 17, 2012 at 1:16 am

    After watching the video of mirallas i was very impressed with his style of play,i think he could be our own c. ronaldo,if the guy can come to arsenal i will be very,very happy.One need to watch his video on you tube so that they can understand what i mean.

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