Eto’o may join Arsenal, but Seb Larsson won’t!

Here at Just Arsenal we have been loathe to comment on the Arsenal rumour linking Samuel Eto’o with the Gunners, for the simple reason that it seemed like too much of a ‘fantasy signing’ for me to jinx by mentioning it!

But today it is yet again in the papers that Eto’o is willing to try playing in the Premier League if he is offered a good “project” rather than the astronomical wages he usually commands, and I thought ‘if he wants to prove he can score goals in the Premiership, he won’t get more chances than if he joins Arsenal’.

He said: “ I now have the idea of proving myself in England. The money is not key for me – I will decide by the sporting project.”

So okay I have now put the mockers on that one, but you really never know…….

The news was also revealed that the ex-Gunner Seb Larrson has refused a free transfer back to Arsenal in favour of a move to Sunderland, according to his father. Here is an extract from the report in the Mail: His father revealed the midfielder shunned an 11th-hour approach from Arsenal and Aston Villa to sign with the Black Cats.

‘Steve Bruce has done much to bring about a deal and been very active,’

That just seems like a completely incongruous pair of news items, where one of the best strikers in the World could join us, but a mediocre (at best) midfielder turns Arsenal down!

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63 thoughts on “Eto’o may join Arsenal, but Seb Larsson won’t!

  1. lostboy

    come on eto be our new henry. i could see this guy popin in at least 30 goals a season with our style of play i hope song as a word with him.

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  2. lostboy

    im glad larson aint comeing back that would be a waste of space an a position at arsenal when we could fillit with eden hazard.

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  3. Cjay

    The only words Song would have for Eto’o are f#$k off! They can’t stand each other apparently.

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  4. Peter

    Will be awesome to see etoo at arsenal. He is a great striker. Will help us out against teams like Stoke who sit back, as he has great attacking mentality and I hope it rubs off on other players.

    Really hope this is true.

    Gooner and proud

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  5. Suleimon olaitan (OLA)

    Its a greate tin to mrs wenga if Eto’o can joy arsenal and as for larsson, there is noting to worry about, the only ting is that wenger shuold try and sartisfy nasry and keep sesc. Keep the faith.

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  6. Raghav

    If memory serves me correct then eto’o is on a 180 grand per week….even if he comes down on the wage he would still expect something in the range of 100-150 grand….dont see that happening

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  7. AFC by Birth

    Cjay – Good perhaps we can do a deal with Inter where they get Song, Clichy, Bendtner and Nasri and we get Eto and Schneider. Sell Cesc to Barca, then we can get Vertonghen, Enrique, Hazard and Samba and i will be happy days.

    What’s this about a property deal, where we have made £25m?

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  8. Levi

    have to say let arsenal make a very fast move on him before old trashfordians come en snatch him …..
    Man ucan just appear from nowhere en add only 2 million en what next……wenger cant add anything to compete with man u…..well lets ope dat wont happen but i pray arsenal gets through with signing him……..ASNL 4 LYF

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  9. lewos

    Eto would be amazing but how much would inter want for him? plus he is getting old so is there any point? but we know if we got him our goal to shot ratio would massivly increase!

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  10. Levi

    think about this, eto’o is a good player BUT
    1 he’s 30,
    2 its like he’s coming to the premier league to experiment his abilities
    3 how much money do you think inter is going to for his transfer and is wenger going to allow to pay that amount?
    4 i prefer falcao coz he’s younger or even try bojan or affellay instead…….cheaper , young and tallented
    eto’o is good but arsenal should rethink about it before signing him

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  11. Alex lugga

    Eto is not joining us fellas. He is 30 and is looking 4 a great deal and i hope man city will offer.

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  12. skwam

    Etoo and Song….theyve had serious running ins the national squad….bigger upheaval apparently than any weve heard btwn players at arsenal

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  13. Cena

    Forget Eto’o & go for Cavani or Falcao . They are the natural striker & will suit at Arsenal .

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  14. oboso

    Eto’o? No i dnt tink we can afford him. Wake up guyz its arsenal we tlkin about here

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  15. yobra

    Eto’o will be a great addition but let just wait until the deal go through. Larson 2 arsenal would be another case of squi Thank God he choose to take another direction. it will be gud if we can have samba, Cahill and Gervinho i.e steel at the back (Sagna,Samba,Cahill, verminator) and a relay team upfront (Theo,Gervinho,Eto’o, RVP) an pure Talent at the Center (Fab,jack,Nasri,rambo,song among others)

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  16. schoolboy

    I think eto’o has pass his prime..the fact that he was ditched by barca, a club who people say has the same style with arsenal, only better (its difficult to agree with this). why? bcoz he’s no longer fits to the style barca have. well, if he joins, I won’t expect a 30 goals a season but I’ll be glad to have him with us, just in case RVP has an injured.

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  17. alrightdave

    To be honest, it would be a great signing but he hasnt said anything other than his desire to play in the premier league and wenger hasnt announced any interest; not to mention there are a lot of premier league teams out there. But apart from that it would be an amazing signing, Im a skeptic though so I dont think it will happen.

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  18. chinanu ndumele

    i don’t think its true. if it is we should think b4 signing him.

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  19. Eyob Abeya Jergefa

    if arsenal is sign the secound henry Eto’o.arsenal IS came to like prives time of winng every game ,but I know befor 5 years when arsenal & barcelona has play final champions liege final @ paris henry is toking in with Eto’o ear any ways I hope all the best for our team arsenal & fans & samual Eto’o.

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  20. Goon Warrior

    Never going to happen! Eto’o and Song hate each other.. If Song can’t play with him on the national team.. what makes us think that the two of them want to play club together?

    Why do we want a player that couldn’t cut it with us in the first place? Waste of time and energy if you ask me..

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  21. Njen

    Arsenal neva wanted Larsson. He said that to make it look like gud teams want him to trigger a chase 4 him. And he succeeded!

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  22. Arsenal Avenue

    I don’t think Eto’o will ever join Arsenal. He is a bit too old for a typical Wenger signing. Our manager only buys the players above 30 for defence.
    As usual, I think it’s only rumour.

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  23. JokerArsenal

    I wll b mch gland, in seein ETO in gunnerz shirt, gunnerz nided sum bodi lyk (ETO) 2 help RVP in dat attackin field, wenga u nid 2 help us we fanz in 9ja abeg.

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  24. dickto

    Lets go for Falcao he is young and will not demand as much as Eto in term of wages and even purchase value. Arsenal need atleast to bring a well all time goal scorer to compete favourbly other than going for average players who will take us back to last seasons ordeal.

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  25. arsenal4ever

    just agent talk about LArsson. Hazard should be the one. Etoo would be awesome and i really can see that happening if Wenger really wants him.

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  26. Dean

    You’re all bloody fools if you think we are getting Eto’o. Wenger probably has not even enquired about him. It is not a typical wenger signing. Eto’o is a class act. When do we EVER buy any ready established super stars?….never is when. This is just another romour created by the papers to make a story. Nothing will come of this. It’s total bulls**t.

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  27. eleanor

    There’s not a chance in hell that we could sign Eto’o … we simply cannot afford his wages, full stop.

    Anyone who thinks otherwise is either an idiot or someone who believes in jinxes which is pretty-much the same thing.

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  28. hollyweed

    larson for arsenal?do me a favour plzZz,where is he gonna play huh?
    i thought we agreed that we need top quality signings…like eto’o i can see him scoring a lots of goals with no doubt but our priority is in defence,can some1 give roma 10 millions just to take clichy away plz :)n they can have denilson for free,we still need a defensive midfielder a centre back n a good left back(no clichy-no enrique plz)i can do a better job then both…@ least i’ll put my heart into it….long live the arsenal

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  29. hollyweed

    smh @ those idiots thinking exactly like wenger…how much his wages n how much eto’o costs,i don’t care..after all top strikers dont come free n its not my pocket money,am a supporter not minister of finance if we dont get a good three or five players this summer i guarantee u we’ll finish empty handed again comes may.
    @ eleanor n who r u to say we are idiots to hope for eto’o signing,i guess u need to shut ur mouth n go support a team happy to finish in a top 4,its the premiership or all change,no more chances for wenger full stop.

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  30. armagharsenal

    If we signed eto’o I would fly to london so I can be one of those idiots who are outside the stadium!!

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  31. toby

    theres more to this i think? fab is one of eto’s biggest fans, he has also on more than one ocassion suggested to wenger to get him to the emirates.

    truth is behind the scenes who knows what wenger is up to! all ill say is that faced with the real threat of loosing both fab and nas wenger mite well be pulling out all the stops. Who knows how much he values these two players or what lenghts he would go to, to keep them.

    Eto’o has already said for the rite move hed take less money and that he wants to try the prem, and that he admires arsenal! Although this move is unlikely if he does come to england theres a good chance it will be to the emirates.

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  32. supernonskie

    eto’s a tal dream 4 us ,but i pray he joins us. . .but we in africa knws eto nd song r not in gud terms dat anoda prblm

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  33. JJ

    haha..eto o to arsenal ,what a joke ! arsenal only sells eto o like players , does not buy any .

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  34. ol'chux

    why whet your appetite over a figment of a writer’s imagination? has eto’o ever said he wanted to join arsenal? he didn’t even imply it in any way. eto’o is undoubtedly one of the most lethal finishers but arsene wenger doesn’t exactly covet players who are above 30. this should be enough to chew on as we await the unfolding events in the days ahead-watch man-city with one eye!

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  35. jermaine

    FACT inter have been showing intrest in allot of our players recently a deal can be done.

    FACT eto likes arsenal,holds strong relationship with wenger,and wants to come to england

    players there intrested in >inter
    ((sagna,clichy,song,fabrigas,bendner)

    with these the most obvious choice would be clichy and bendner to go. A swap deal involving these two players for eto can be achievable. bendner and clichys wages combined can be given to eto

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  36. goonbucket7

    According to the Sunday Mirror, “Barcelona are preparing to offer David Villa to Manchester City and Chelsea for £40m,” and “Barcelona have made formal contact with Arsenal about Cesc Fabregas.” NDTV Sports claims “The European champions want to generate enough money to buy Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.”
    Doesnn’t anyone else think that a straight swap (Villa for Fabregas) would be absolutely IDEAL in this situation????
    Barca want 40 million for Villa, Arsenal want around the same for Cesc, except Barca won’t cough it up…. now Barca are trying to sell a TOP QUALITY striker to buy cesc… It does not make ANY sense to me how this isn’t an instant incentive for both Arsenal and Barca…

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  37. Cjay

    Barca are allegedly offering Villa to Man City and Chelsea for £40 mill (to raise funds for Fab deal?). Rather than waste time with this Eto’o boll&@ks – swap deal anyone?

    And yes, I know this is probably cr&p too, but over 40 of us commented on this story!!!!!

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  38. Dan

    I’d pick Eto’o over Song any day. we only need to play 1 holding midfielder not 2, so that will do us a massive favour as our midfield could be Wilshire and that leaves us more space to be more attacking with the likes of Ramsey, Nasri, Fabregas, Walcott, and whichever of the 1000 wingers we’ve been linked with!

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  39. ayzk

    At 40yrs or even more,the frenetic pace of the premier league in England would be too much for E TOOpls let my broyher end his playing days at inter my take?go for the taller faster and younger and humble FALCAO.

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  40. ayzk

    GO FOR FALCAO FORGET 40 YRS OLD E TOO IT IS GOING TO BE TOUGHER THIS TERM WITH THE REJUVENATION GONG ON AT MAN CITY,SPURS, ETC WE BETTER GO FOR TALLER STRONGER PLAYERS.

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  41. Alex

    I think Eto`o would be a PERFECT striker to fit the Arsenal style of play…

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  42. dapo

    If Eto’o plays for Arsenal, it will be a goal fetch galore for him cos the chances will always come

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  43. D.Bergkamp

    villa will want too much dough which poor arsenal cannot afford ….apparently…????

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  44. lawrence

    We should have signed him 5years ago!!!!!!! not now ,he is too old .Wenger wont pay 100K,wage to a player who is 30,get FAlCAO

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  45. dan rsa

    Eto….fantastic finisher. World class. Give him a chance to run with Robin and we will score like its going out of fashion. 1 thing thou, he left Barca cos he is not easy to get along with, he’s damn good and knows it thats what worries me.Arsenal can afford him we are not broke. We need guys like Eto to inspire confidence in the team. I would rather have him with us than against us 30 or not. Drogba can come too.

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  46. bala iyam

    i will be very glad if wenger can bring Eto’o and meet vanpersie wenger and supporters will be happy, and the management can heat nail on the Ban

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  47. fan

    Wenger needs to raise the age of players only getting one year contracts from thirty to thirty five! Goal keepers and defenders usually reach their peak at thirty! Arsenals stregnth was there defence, with this short sighted rule, it is physically impossible for them to ever have the best defence in europe or the premiere leauge!!!

    I repeat with the players over thirty only getting one year contracts it is impossible for them ever to have the best defensive players!!!! (goal keepers)

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  48. Aime Batekela

    I think that Arsene wenger has to sign a deal with Inter Milan about Samuel Eto’o because he is a goalscorer and doesn’t play when he is in front of the goal. For me, his age has nothing to have as long as he is still strong and can bring something good to the game.
    Arsenal Lacks goal scorer players like Eto’o and Drobga but Eto’o joining Arsenal will bring a hope for titles next season.
    Please , Do not hesitate to sign a deal with Inter milan about Samuel Eto’o.
    We have already good players: Song, Gevinho, Eboue’, Diaby.
    We pick up truimphs next season if Eto’o could join Arsenal

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