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Arsenal Eye £40m Double Swoop

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to trigger Mario Gotze’s £30m release clause at the end of the season while he’s also lining up a £10m move for Etienne Capoue

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal are ready to spend £40m on two midfielders.

Mario Gotze

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to smash the clubs transfer record by triggering Mario Gotze’s £30m release clause at the end of the season while he’s also lining up a £10m move for Etienne Capoue, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims Wenger will be armed with a £70m transfer budget this summer – which will have to cover transfer fees and wages – and is understood to have earmarked Gotze and Capoue as his top targets.

Gotze has been with Borussia Dortmund since he was eight years old and has emerged as one of he most highly-rated midfielders in Europe after breaking into the first team in 2010.

The 20-year-old is now a regular fixture in Jurgen Klopps side and played a key role in Dortmund winning successive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, while he’s also played an important part in helping the Germans to the semi finals of the Champions League this campaign.

However, the Mail claim he has a £30m buy-out clause in his contract that would allow him to leave should a club meet that valuation and it’s understood Arsenal are ready to do so. The newspaper also suggests Wenger is lining up a £10m move for Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue to complete what would be a stunning £40m double swoop if we were able to pull it off.

We’ve missed an athletic ball-winner in midfield this season and Capoue could be an excellent signing to fill the void and would provide that physical presence in the middle of the park that we need. Gotze would be something of a ‘dream’ signing but I have my doubts over whether we’ll be able to lure him to the Emirates should we trigger his release clause.

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Dortmund are an excellent side and he’s part of the furniture now at the Westfalenstadion so you’d have to question whether he’d be willing to leave the German giants at this point. He’s still young and may want to remain in Germany for another few years before testing himself in another league. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see him come to Arsenal this summer but just can’t see it happening.

Would you like to see Gotze and Capoue signed this summer? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Rastus Arum

    April 15, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Definitely,Gotze and Capoue would vastly improve the midfield and make the strikers do their jobs efficiently.Add Jovetic to the line up and we are done for the season.

    Gunner by Birth

    • jerry

      April 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      We had expected more than this names in the pass and nothing happen, do you still trust mr wenger?

  2. Abang atugurik

    April 15, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Wenger’s idea of signing gotze n capoue is brilliant but i just can c it hapening. Y will a player of gotze calibre liv his beloved club n move 2 a club dat is fustrated over lack of silverware n are found of selling their best players 2 their rivals i just cant see it happening but if wenger is able 2 lure him 2 de emirates dat will be good. N with capoune am sure wenger can buy him but i tink he also similar 2 diaby i would radar prefer victor wanyama.

  3. skyton henry

    April 15, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Mario Gotze,Jovetic & Capoue will be a good signing for Arsenal FC.Come next season,Arsenal will be hot.

  4. Jaysent

    April 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I think with Mario gotze, capoue nd jovetic. arsenal will have a better team but i still think arsenal still need a sharp defender. Someone like PEPE

  5. Adepegba okanlawon

    April 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Buying gotze and capou will be good but will still need the service of jovetic in attack.

  6. Tokunbo Adekunle Miguel

    April 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    i will be happy if the paper rumours will be done and i have my believe as the words from David Dein is a strong word to believe. lets wait and see.

  7. jerry

    April 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    More than this names were pushed to us and after a lot of promises from mr vvenger which at the end nothing happen except for only monreal whom we had no rumour about. All those making the rounds could not show face. So i don’t need to be fool again by your rumours & mr vvenger unacceptable promises

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  9. charles gbafe

    April 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    all we need is diame of west ham,jovetic,i do welcome GOTZE TOO,BUT I WOULD prefer sunday mba and oboabona of nigeria

  10. Gabriel

    April 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Oliver gilord is a flop, the club need top stricker to help score early goals in every match

  11. bj money

    April 16, 2013 at 8:04 am

    we dont need any mildfielder but stiker

  12. olumide

    April 16, 2013 at 8:06 am

    @Gabriel do u knw d meaning of flop? he don score how many goals 4 arsenal nw? stop blamin ds guy tell ur manager to get charp striker to parther wt him.

  13. Damian

    April 16, 2013 at 9:48 am

    absolute rot and what do u do with Carzola shoot him

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