Wenger Hints At La Liga Raid

By on November 30, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Arsene Wenger hints at a raid on La Liga.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted he may be set to raid La Liga claiming there are bargains to be found in Spain due to the countries financial problems, according to talkSPORT.

The Frenchman recently admitted he’s got funds to spend when the transfer window re-opens in January and claims he’s looking to bring in two new faces to freshen up the squad.

When quizzed about Swansea manager Michael Laudrup’s recent acquisitions of Michi and Pablo Hernandez from Spain, Wenger was full of praise for the duo and hinted he may be tempted to look at La Liga himself as there are bargains to be had:

“(Michu) stands out because he gets the goals, but Pablo Hernandez is a very creative player as well.”

“Michael Laudrup has bought well. I must say for someone who knows the Spanish market, it is maybe a good period to sign players because the clubs are in trouble financially and you can make bargains there.”

 Wenger is quoted as saying by talkSPORT

We have already benefited from the financial trouble in Spain with the £12m purchase of Santi Cazorla from Malaga in the summer, and it seems the boss could be tempted back in to the Spanish market.

Several names have been linked with a move to the Emirates in recent weeks, with a striker likely to be Arsene’s priority this winter due to our lack of depth in the forward department.

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talkSPORT claim Wenger is lining up a move for Atletico Madrid’s Adrian Lopez this January but whether that moves comes off remains to be seem. If Arsene’s going to raid La Liga, personally I’d like to see him go for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente.

Who would you like to see arrive at the Emirates this January? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. LB

    November 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    1) Fellani – offer Moyes £14 million and get the deal done !

    2) Huntelaar – the biggest bargain to be had in the transfer window anywhere !!

    3) Zaha – for future development.

  2. Agwasie Kingsley Tochi

    November 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I did preffer going for bilbao’s striker, loriente. Huntalar is another preffered option. Let mr wenger go for the pair.

  3. Agwasie Kingsley Tochi

    November 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I did preffer going for bilbao’s striker, loriente. Huntalar is another preffered option. Let mr wenger go for the pair. But if wenger can get us fernando torres, it woudnt be a bad deal.

    • doctorey

      November 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      wtf, Fernando Torres, are you serious i would prefer too get Nicklas Bendtner back instead of him, besides considering the amount Chelsea spent on him, he would not come cheap… hahah Torres hhhhhhhh

      • Roy

        November 30, 2012 at 10:56 pm

        Before you two morons post any further comments on any website, please do the following:
        a) Download a spell checker
        b) Get a few lessons in basic English grammar

        • Tristan

          December 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm


          I feel that is a little unfair on the 2 posters. Not everyone who posts here or other forums are from England, or an English speaking country

          I’m sure if you posted on a French, Spanish or Russian based website, your use of the language and grammer wouldn’t be anywhere as good as the above posters English

          Just go easy on people, I’m sure you’re not perfect



  4. rol b

    November 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Isco and muniaim we need to create more for our strikers

  5. Fidez

    November 30, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I preffered wenger to for isco and llorente the are more creative and there fit in up front and the can play any winger.

    • Tristan

      December 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Those 2 players would be very beneficial for us. We’re struggling to create and score lately, and need more ideas. Especially from the bench for other options


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  7. sube

    December 1, 2012 at 3:54 am

    We would like to see Isco, Llorente, Muniaian ofcourse. What we will get is a different story. We will not get any of them.

  8. Tony

    December 1, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Isco n munain all the way n also lorente n bring song back

  9. Sulu

    December 1, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Get Isco and Jesus Navas…. Its a wrap

  10. Junior

    December 1, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Is Rossi still injured? I know the team went down last season but I think it would be worth it!! Depending on if and how long he’ll be injured for. But I’d love Adrian Lopez from A.Madrid.

  11. DerbyGooner

    December 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Lewandowski (amazing a annoy man u)
    Hummels ( for the defensive mess)
    Isco/hotly cheap+talent…imagine isco and casuals reunited!

  12. DerbyGooner

    December 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Lewandowski (amazing and annoy man u)
    Hummels ( for the defensive mess)
    Isco/hotly cheap+talent…imagine isco and cazorla reunited!

  13. Fred

    December 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Huntelaar, sakho (to sort out our shoddy at best defence as he can play both lb and cb), muanin and holtby, maybe try and set up a pre-contract agreement with llorente for the summer – job done.

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