German Striker Left ‘Upset’ After Being Denied Arsenal Move

By on February 1, 2014

With the January transfer window now closed for business, we look back at the signings clubs just missed out on and those which could now go through in the summer, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Gooner Mac tells us about a German striker that wanted to join Arsenal.

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In what turned out to be a hugely underwhelming winter transfer window for Arsenal fans, it seems the club did at least make attempts to lure prolific German striker Miroslav Klose to the club on deadline day.

Rumours circulated on Friday morning claiming that Arsenal were in talks with Lazio about the possibility of signing the 35-year-old with the club apparently offering to pay the Italians £2m to take Klose on loan until the end of the season.

Unfortunately, the Serie A outfit resisted our approach, insisting the veteran was still a part of boss Edoardo Reja’s plans for the season, and Arsenal ended up empty handed.

However, reports suggest that Klose had gone to Lazio and asked to leave after learning of our interest and even sounded out Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski to ask them about life in north London.

The Metro claim that the veteran striker was left ‘upset’ after the move fell through as he felt playing for Arsenal would him secure a place in the German World Cup squad this summer.

I must admit I was a excited at the thought of Klose joining us as we’d finally have that ‘fox in the box’ striker that everyone keeps saying we need. If you want an out-and-out finisher, there aren’t many better in the world than the German hitman.

He’s proven throughout the years that he can find the net on a consistent basis and his career stats of 203 goals in 514 games as well as 68 in 130 for Germany shows he knows exactly where the goal is.

But it wasn’t to be and we failed to sign a striker in the end. Let’s just hope Olivier Giroud can stay fit and we don’t end up regretting our inactivity in January.

READ MORE: Arsenal told to pay £10m for striker after loan approach rejected

Are you disappointed we didn’t sign Klose? Will we regret not signing a striker? Share your views below.

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11 Comments

  1. Amly Dave

    February 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Its quite disappointing to continue the season without another striker to help Giroud. Everyone of Arsenal fans knows very well that we really should have got a striker. Our inability to do so is likely to cause us regrets. Our rivals have plenty of striking options. Arsenal should have worked harder to get a striker this January.

  2. Jamiu

    February 1, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I realy dont know why we cant sign a striker and to b candid i doubt us geting a trophy.

  3. joe71

    February 1, 2014 at 10:40 am

    The problem is Wenger starts the window on the last day. he must be the most frustrating manager to have and does not do much help for our stress levels.

  4. Adokeme pedro

    February 1, 2014 at 10:53 am

    To continue the season without sharp supportive striker behind giroud,i doubt if arsenal will win any silverware.arsene wenger is a fustrating manger

  5. Anyim Michael Uchenna

    February 1, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Am beginning to think Wenger enjoys our frustration,why on earth would he bid for a player on d last day on the transfer window what was he thinking the previous 30days that he can’t carry out an activity? Let us hope this doesn’t cost us the EPL this season. Wenger! Ure so annoying.

  6. Hamzat surajudeen

    February 1, 2014 at 11:38 am

    The fact is, Arsenal are not ready for a trophy this season.

  7. Don f*k

    February 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Damn wenger cant understand he has campbell good like jovetic,why he didnt get berbatov easy to take,also on winger already mentioned griezman price.

  8. Divine

    February 1, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I doubt it so much…. ‘cos Arsenal with Olivier Geroud this season is goin to end up trophyless!

  9. Fashpaskey

    February 1, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Jeez! Y cnt wenger just do all t takes ds seasn to put smile on d face of long awaited fans…d idea of getting kallstrom was a gud one bt wenger shud have jst pt d icing on d cake by signing a striker! At least shud wenger hv gn 4 Berbatov,mitrogolou or cisse earlier on as when d transfer window open there is huge possbility we wud hv gotten 1..
    It sucks shud wen our only attacker begin nt to deliver as d seasn goes dip and fixtures get tougher

  10. Uche

    February 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Wenger knows he has failed but his pride and stubborness will not allow him admit that. Is mourinho and Moyes stupid to have concluded their deals early enough…off course they are not….but wenger always want to play smart and prove a point…….another trophyless season for sure!!!!….

  11. gooner4life

    February 1, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    amijust a sceptic having just signed a new contract for £8 million a year

    is Arsen looking to get sacked if arsenal dont win anything this season
    think of the big compensation he would get.think about fellow gooners.

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