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Arsenal Working On €25m Deal As Wenger Eyes Double Swoop

Arsenal officials are working on a €25m deal to bring Mario Balotelli to the Emirates after Arsene Wenger made the AC Milan ace his first choice striker target

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Gooner Mac brings us news of a possible double swoop by Arsenal.


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Arsenal officials are working on a €25m deal to bring Mario Balotelli to the Emirates after Arsene Wenger made the AC Milan ace his first choice striker target for this summer, according to reports today.

It’s pretty clear that we need to bring in at least one striker this summer to add some depth to our adding options and although several names have been touted as potential signings, the Daily Mail claim the boss has now made Balotelli his No.1 target.

The 23-year-old is expected to leave the San Siro this summer after being subject to racist abuse in Italy last season and it appears he could in fact be set for a sensational return to the Premier League.

The report claims that AC Milan have already offered him to a number of top European clubs including Arsenal and Liverpool, but we are understood to have shown the most serious interest and Balotelli is said to be keen on moving to London.

The newspaper suggests that sources close to Arsenal have confirmed our interest and officials are now working hard on trying to finalise a deal that will be worth €25m (£20m). Balotelli is something of an enigma and trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes, but there’s no denying his talent and I think he’d be an excellent signing if we could pull this off.

Arsene is known for his man-management skills so perhaps he can be the manager to finally tame the controversial hitman and allow him to fulfill his immense potential. If we could get the best out of him, he’s got everything needed to become one of the best strikers in Europe, so I think it’s worth the risk at £20m.

Interestingly, the Daily Mail are also claiming that Lukas Podolski could be set to leave Arsenal this summer and Wenger is looking to replace him with Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy.

The France international has been strongly linked in recent weeks but I, like many Gunners fans, have had reservations about him being our main striker signing this summer. However, if this report is accurate and he’ll come in along with Balotelli, he’d be a useful addition.

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With 14 goals in 26 games for Newcastle last season, Remy proved he can do the business in the Premier League and with a supposed £10m buy-out clause in his contract, he’d be a relative bargain in today’s market. The 27-year-old is also capable of playing out wide or through the middle so he’d give us plenty of options in attack next season, and £30m for Remy and Balotelli would represent a tremendous piece of business.

What do you think? Would you like to see Remy and Balotelli come to Arsenal? Share your views below.



  1. Patrick Ssekatawa

    June 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Surely, why not? They are both good players who would make Arsenal a much more feared outfit. However, for me, Balotelli would be the more welcome of the two, as he is a much more accomplished goal-getter than Olivier Giroud, and can ably play alongside him in a 4-1-3-2/ 3-5-2 system.
    As for Remy, much as he is a good player, I would prefer an out-and-out left winger, preferably, Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria or Antoine Griezmann. Any of those would help stretch the pitch on the left, add pace, trickery, goals and creativity. They would, especially Di Maria, add glamour and instill fear into our opponents than Remy would. Besides, should Wenger sign Remy, then an out-and out winger would be completely ignored as the Frenchman’s versatility would see him play wide left most of the time, denying the team the much desired width.

  2. Sholanke abayomi

    June 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    i wil everyhappy

  3. Adams

    June 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    It would be so interesting getting both on board.arsenal do the deal

  4. Aruna Abdullai

    June 8, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I both in the pitch as arsenal great player

  5. Aruna Abdullai

    June 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I like both,to been an arsenal player’s so that we can challenge for any title.

  6. Katumba hussein

    June 9, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I wil be very happy to se super mario in arsenal jersey next season what we need is a striker with remy no problem he will be a back up for giroud and mario

  7. kana saidi

    June 9, 2014 at 8:10 am

    It we be so interesting to have both,super Mario is great and big name and Remy is good and fast.Please Wenger why always us,make the deals happen.

  8. kana saidi

    June 9, 2014 at 8:12 am

    It would be so interesting to have both,super Mario is great and big name and Remy is good and fast.Please Wenger why always us,make the deal happen.

  9. George Smith

    June 9, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Hopefully the manager will get all the player he wants before the wc. Believe me if these guys get rave reports ,the price will shoot through the roof and the fm will not pay against the odds and look for bargains.You just have to look at Chamakeh. So much time wasted.
    Btw,red face says it was his ruthless streak that was responsible for so much success. He might as well add the refs helped him as well.He would be daft to admit that. That’s why he knows his days of success are over and let Moyes carry the can.

  10. Tony Akers

    June 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    If Wenger can Bring Both Ballotelli and Remy to Arsenal it will be the best thing he has ever Done But don’t think he has got it in him to do that But what a deal that would be Think Remy is a great striker and Ballotelli is a fantastic Footballer and striker Come on Arsene its the tenth tomorrow The window opens so do the Business And show us you are really a good Manager

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