Arsenal summer target issues come and get me plea!!

There were a lot of long and drawn out transfer rumours connected with Arsenal Football Club in the simmer and, until the amazing capture of Mesut Ozil on the last day, all of them seemed to go wrong for one reason or another. The one that wound most fans up was the Gonzalo Higuain saga, with the Madrid striker apparently certain to come to north London before joining Napoli.

For me, it was equally frustrating that the Bayern Munich and Brazil midfielder Luis Gustavo decided to join the Bundesliga club Wolfsburg instead of Arsenal. The defensive midfield position was one which most fans were desperate to strengthen, which Arsene Wenger eventually did with Mathieu Flamini, but Gustavo would have been a great signing.

But he decided to swap the German champions and turn down the Champions League to join Wolfsburg who had finished 11th in the Bundesliga for some stranger reason. Possibly money? Well it seems that he may be regretting this season, according to the Express, because he has announced his willingness to move, as long as any prospective club meets his release clause.

Gustavo said, “I have a long contract which includes a buy-out fee, and if anyone wants to pay that, they can sign me.”

The report claims that La Liga champions Barcelona are interested, although they do already have Busquets, Song and Mascherano for that position. So should Arsenal go back for Gustavo? I have a feeling that Wenger will be unwilling to pay more than he would have done in the summer just because Gustavo made the wrong move, but you never know…

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70 thoughts on “Arsenal summer target issues come and get me plea!!

    1. Delatobz

      If we want to get a CDM for the future the only solution is Pogba. If any one is the next Vieira it is him. At the moment a top striker is what we need

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      1. karansagar

        Pogba is Juventus’s successor to Pirlo. I am sure they will not sell him for less than 40 mil. And hence as good as he might be, it would be a highly unlikely signing. CDM role is quite covered by our CMs atm. What we desperately need is Lewandowski. Only 1 signing in the winter can make us title favourites along with ManCity.

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  1. muffdiver

    i would have him in a heartbeat, cos of two red cards suddenly his quality performances at bayern arent worth much. lol

    him and a striker. admitedly pogba is like viera so would prefer him,

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  2. Andrew AFC

    We need a world class striker our defence can hold their own until the summer.

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  3. Twig

    He finally realizes that Arsenal is a bigger club than Wolfsburg. Let him see out his contract. Next time he won’t reject the advances of a top, top, top club and manager when they come calling ;)

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    1. DanielC1989

      no he knew that anyway, he just didn’t want to risk sitting on the bench when it’s world cup year. same as Draxler. both will more than likely move in the summer. along with Reus if someone pays his buy out clause. imagine if we didn’t sign anyone in Jan but signed those 3 in the summer. I wouldn’t mind.

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  4. Andrew AFC

    Off topic could someone tell Wenger to give Sagna a new contract.

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    1. Archangel

      and rosicky while his at that…and THEo! only has 2,5 years to go..will be only 2 years in summer and he’s good and will be in his prime in 2 years time, so sign da thing THEO (TOMAS, BACARY)

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      1. Archangel

        PS-does BFG have a new one already? he should be signed soon…also verm/kos

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  5. chumaltp15

    too late. hope higuain also realise he made a wrong move and should hv joined arsenal.

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    1. Andrew AFC

      I really really hope we win the EPL and the UCL. Then we will have players knocking on our door and we can have the choice of the best of the best.

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  6. Archangel

    f00ck him, that train has passed..and as uche said, too many red cards..
    If we get someone from bundesliga, has to be reus/lewandowski/bender/draxler/gundogan..plenty of option there, so, thanx, but no thanx

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  7. Twig

    (Joke)
    So the next day, Gustavo walks up to his coach with a worried frown on his face.
    “Hey boss, I was just flipping through SkySports and I noticed Wolfsburg aren’t in the Champions League. Is there a mistake or something?”
    Coach, “LMAO! You think we’re Dortmund or something?”
    Gustavo, “Oh dear. But why wasn’t this mentioned to me before I put pen to paper?” :|
    Coach, “You should have studied your prospective employer before signing sweetheart. That’s what people in the real world do when looking for a job.”
    Gustavo, “Aww, I didn’t know that…”
    Coach, “Did you perhaps mistake us for the Wolfsburg women side who recently won their champions league game 27-0?”
    Gustavo [Silence]
    Coach, “If champions league football was that important to you, why did you turn Wenger down? He makes the champions league every time without fail”
    Gustavo [With furrowed brows] “No one told me that. Didn’t know Arsenal is a top, top club”
    Coach, “That’s alright. Now hop away. And don’t let the thought bother you too much on the pitch okay? We don’t want unnecessary red cards”
    Gustavo, “Alright boss…”

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      1. Archangel

        do we want/need his appearances or his money? as long as the money is coming our way I dont care if he never enters EU again…

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    1. Archangel

      3,4 millions more and we might get lewandowski..I mean, no disrespect to remy, who has an awsome season, but, lewandowski scored 4 against real..my favourite bundesliga player

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    2. goonerretic

      Remy is on loan from QPR.Is it even possible to sell him in January?Contracts can be sophisticated affairs.

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      1. bulletLoading....

        Seriously would it be possible to get this guy come January?

        Personally i think he is one of the few players right now that are comparable to Henry in terms of PLAYING STYLE (not necessarily talent).

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          There is one thing about players like these -Remy, Suarez, Henry.

          They have history as WINGERS. Sometime in their careers, they were required to work hard in creating chances for others and for themselves. And they seem to carry on this discipline into thier lives as CENTER FORWARDS. I call them creative CFs.

          Is there any other like these lot around? I was thinking El Shaarawy before but, unfortunately the guy is out injured.

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  8. hardy

    @andrew I am well thanks
    a great game on thursday nyt but not happy with giroud ryt now

    will support him more cause he is the only one who we can rely on ryt now

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  9. Andrew AFC

    Strikers thrive on confidence and he is getting frustrated at the moment, he just need to hit the back of the net again.

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  10. TioMoses

    Knowing that he already acted like he was too good to play for us, I’m of the opinion that he had his chance and he blew it.

    There are plenty of better players than him that would be proud to come here, especially now knowing that our future looks bright, so I don’t wanna spare another thought to someone like him who turned his nose up at us.

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    1. Archangel

      what if someone wants menage-a-trois..do you allow him to join conversation or still not?

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      1. Archangel

        I’m a very talkative guy..once you get me started, I dont shut up for hours, so be carefoul what you wish for;)

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    2. Andrew AFC

      Admin let me remind you of the rules.

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      1. Andrew AFC

        As regards to same same on this post.

        two g*y buddies chatting above
        pls nobody should comment
        let them enjoy their deep conversation

        And it’s not the first time.

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  11. goonerretic

    Why do people automatically think that he aimed these comment at AFC? Last rumor i heard that it was a come get me plea to Barca and they seem interested..

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  12. Shigellah

    Whoever cares whom his comment was directed at? We dont do likes of Gustavo anymore. I think he’s too cheap. Talk about Falcao,Costa or Lewa,and we MAY find space for them. I hope I’m not hallucinating!

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  13. gunnersaurus

    We need Henry back for the second half of the season. I think that he has loads of energy and pace still. His last years at Barcelona and in the States, he has conserved lots of energy. He has slowed his pace, however I feel that we can get him to his old best with a few tweeks. Imagine what this guy could do wit all the Giroud chances. Also we can play them both, with Giroud behind him to win the first balls and hold up play. Henry’s ball skills and control is still intact. January might not be ideal to get any big names that we all hoping for. Most players move n the Summer. Can you imagine him picking up another winners medal with Arsenal. You cannot write such a script.

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      1. davidnz

        Yes I think same same is HayWill
        His comments are the same same same :)
        hey there Haywill we all know you are same same :)
        But thats ok bruv…

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  14. bulletLoading....

    There is one thing about players like these -Remy, Suarez, Henry.

    They have history as WINGERS. Sometime in their careers, they were required to work hard in creating chances for others and for themselves. And they seem to carry on this discipline into thier lives as CENTER FORWARDS. I call them creative CFs.

    Is there any other like these lot around? I was thinking El Shaarawy before but, unfortunately the guy is out injured.

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    1. goonerretic

      Were u not one of those who thought remy was not good enough for afc last summer?

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  15. phychem

    I wudnt mind remy if we fail to get lewy…I dnt c falcao or costa happening at january…hw possible s it to get remy considering d fact dat he s on loan n hw old is he…I rili lyk d guy n wud aDd sumtin to our attack.

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  16. davidnz

    Must be an interesting time for Wenger as he himself has admitted the transfer window is not his strong suit.

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  17. davidnz

    Wenger is still searching for the next Henry, Berkamp or Pires. So far Reyes, Eduardo, Girvinho, Park, Chamakh, Vella, Bendtner, Arshavin, Ryo, Gnabry, Walcott, Podolski, Sanogo and Giroud have disappointed.

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    1. Twig

      Gnabry? Ryo? You mean you’ve already given up on them? You must have had too much christmas turkey.

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  18. davidnz

    This transfer window is critical to Arsenals EPL title claims. Wenger’s own future could well hinge on the decisions
    he makes in January.

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  19. Antono

    This guy Luis Gustavo is just peanut. That he targets WC is understandable but, aiming that without the courage to prove his quality in a more challenging level (EPL), is laughable. It just disclose his real low mental strength and, the Brazil coach is not that stupid to select this kind of player in the demanding WC games.

    No, Arsenal doesn’t need this kind of chicken. Why should we?

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  20. jermaineBryan

    Wolfsburg. Are owned by friends of the bayern set up that’s why the transfer was so easy to go through they had also got nilis pietersen from bayern

    Gustavo didn’t want to leave Germany because he was settled and adapted to life their now he realise he is getting less exposure as most Brazilian midfield are in premiership he will be interested.

    As far as I’m concern the lads missed the boat Blaise matuidi should be our dm he is very good and improving every season. At 26 he is approaching his prime and is a bargain as a free agent.his performance in last season European competition was up their with the best dm. He has a energy level about him similar to Ramsey .

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  21. Riungu

    Gustavo would be a great addition but the most ideal DM would be Pogba who Juventus would not release without parting with an arm and a leg.

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