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Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Linked With Brazilian Midfielder

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to strengthen his midfield in January and is interested in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo for around £10m.

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, Arsenal are linked with Luiz Gustavo.

Luis Gustavo

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is interested in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo in January, according to the Mirror.

The reports claims Wenger has conceded he needs to strengthen the squad following our worst start to a Premier League season under him and has identified Gustavo as a potential addition.

The Brazilian midfielder moved to Bayern from Hoffenheim in 2011 and after an encouraging start to life in Munich, the 25-year-old is said to have fallen out of favour under Jupp Heynckes this season.

The Mirror claim that Gustavo has had several disagreements with the clubs management over his role within the squad and is looking for a move, and suggest Wenger would be keen to snap him up if he can agree a £10m fee with Bayern.

If we’re going to strengthen the midfield area when the transfer window re-opens in January i think it’s vital we bring in a powerful ball-winner. An athletic defensive midfielder who hunts the ball down and will complement the likes of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla.

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I think it’s clear we can’t rely on the injury-prone Abou Diaby to stay fit, so a defensive midfielder would be an important signing next month and if Wenger sees Gustavo as the man for the job, great.

Would you like to see Gustavo move to the Emirates in January? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Lalia

    December 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I Dont think Luiz Gustavo will be the perfect player to replace Song,i think etienne capoue will be the perfect player and i will be morethan happy to see him playing for the Gunners..

    • John A

      December 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      Dude Capoue hasn’t really played at the highest level as yet with Toulouse, Gustavo on the other hand has been really really good for Bayern over the last 2 years, the only reason he has fallen out of favour is because Bayern signez Garcia (or Martinez) for such a huge fee that they HAVE to play him…..Gustavo at Arsenal would be awesome!

      • Theobest

        December 10, 2012 at 4:09 am

        i think M’Villa would be better.
        Plus he is cheap enough right now.

        • paul

          December 10, 2012 at 4:58 am

          Totally agree. I think Wenger has been holding off because of the player having some discipline issues, which I can understand, but there
          s no doubt I’ve seen enough of Mvila to know he is very good and would be perfect for us. And if there’s anyone who could sort his behaviour probs out it’s Wenger.

  2. bolanle kunle

    December 10, 2012 at 4:46 am

    wot we need in arsenal is correct blucking 4 .either capoue, gustavo,or m’villa diamm,i think all gunner fan need some 1 like song.

  3. ricardo

    December 10, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Gervinho makes Chamakh look like Van Basten

  4. hamayo afeez idris abiola

    December 10, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I believe arsenal should sign gustavo

  5. hamayo afeez idris abiola

    December 10, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Gustavo have champions league experens that is why prefer gustavo

  6. mark BIAS

    December 10, 2012 at 6:44 am

    wen i look at Arsenal players at da pitch,i cant even compare dem tu any premier league team,their attitude is not good,indicating dat they tu nid another manager,so bringing an influx ov players tu strengthen da team won’t solve anything wen we funs nolonger nid an incompetent manager plus da team as well

  7. yakubu joel

    December 10, 2012 at 6:53 am

    All we need to stand strong is a strong 4. And i think Diame is the man for that.

  8. mark BIAS

    December 10, 2012 at 7:30 am

    @yakub joel…….du u know wat made Arsenal collect 3 points at westham united?da rizon was Diame’s luck ov confidence en he lost da ball occassionaly en Arsenal were able capitalise on his mistakes,so coz he scored astuning goal against them dat doesn’t make him abetter player 4 Arsenal

  9. Elujoba eluwole

    December 10, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Guys wenger always looking for a players runs out of contract or a players dat will not cost.

  10. Dcc

    December 10, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Unfortunately at this moment we are in desperate need of players who are proven at the highest level. We can not invest in payers who will need a season to settle in the EPL or the Emirates….

    I am not convinced that Diame is good enough or the answer to our problem.

    I keep coming back to MVilla ….. However I believe our problem lies with our formation and not the personnel…

    Give Walcot his contract …. Play a 4-4-2 …. Give Gervinho some ballet lessons to improve his balance and then let’s all go to church and pray

  11. Mr raji Taiwo

    December 10, 2012 at 9:50 am

    If arsen wegner can get dis player i will happy and againt arsenal get a trop dis senson

  12. musa

    December 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I tnk mbiwa is better, but I also tnk Diame is good & cheaper.

  13. Olawale510

    December 11, 2012 at 6:02 am

    No need


    December 12, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I think gustavo is good buy

  15. fred

    December 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    think m.villa can fit into the boots of song some how

  16. kwasistefan

    December 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I think, M’vila,Capoue, Ba, A good keeper and convince Walcott to say. Walcott will help Giroud to gain his confident. Arsene Wenger have to spend. why he’s sitting on the money? If he don’t want to spend someone will come and spend it for him. Arsene have to use Alex Ox insertd of Gervinho.

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