Lewandowski contract issues put Arsenal on Alert!

The recent reports about Robert Lewandowski do not specifically mention him as an Arsenal transfer target, but we have been linked with the Polish international in the past, and if he is not a target for the Gunners, well he certainly should be.

The 24-year old striker has been in contract talks with his club, the German champions Borussia Dortmund, but those talks have hit a wall. The Dortmund hierarchy are now worried, because Lewandowski’s current deal runs out in the summer of 2014. His value is, therefore, dropping while the chances of him leaving for nothing are increasing.

Manchester United were heavily linked with the front man in the summer, but they ended up buying a certain Robin van Persie. With Chicharito and Welbeck in decent form, and Rooney forming a partnership with Santos’ best mate, United are not going to spend more money they haven’t got on another striker.

Lewandowski has got five goals in 10 league games for Dortmund this season, but his game is about much more than scoring goals. He has great speed, movement, vision and technical ability, just ask Real Madrid. He was the main tormentor as Dortmund beat Jose Mourinho’s superstars in Germany and were unlucky to only get a draw in Spain.

Lewandowski would be a fantastic addition, and his contract dispute with Dortmund suggests that he is ready to move on. Arsenal fans may think this is pie in the sky, but there are two things that suggest to me that this may well happen in January. Firstly, Wenger has not mentioned him and he has not been linked with Arsenal recently. Secondly, he could be going for a bargain price of around £15 million. The chief executive of Dortmund seems to be resigned to losing him.

“We will sit down and discuss what to do next if Robert does not extend his contract.”

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33 thoughts on “Lewandowski contract issues put Arsenal on Alert!

  1. the gun show

    Apparently Ferguson wants to push Rooney back into a central midfield role, as he did with Scholes, as opposed to buying a new midfield player. And therefore he wants another striker, and I can’t see us outbidding them, or even being a more attractive prospect. We need to look elsewhere and not waste time chasing someone who probably thinks they can do better, especially given how long our transfer dealings seem to take

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  2. Gunner

    D u lot agree if we get a striker I want 1 with good feet can dribble past people kinda like aguero coz we got 1 big 1 in giroud we should get willian or some1 like that. But if we do get a big 1 I want huntelaar the guys a goal machine… Who saw ibrahimovich goal???? I still can’t believe it… COYG

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  3. Craig Taylor

    This guy or Jovetic would be awesome. I would probably pefer Jovetic though. We probably need a big midfielder, a left back and a winger.

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  4. imran

    tt tt tt :P
    let me Bet, no buys in Jan :P
    Pray, Board dnt sell WALCOT :P WENGER has reasons, he vl say “WE HAVE GERVINHO THE SHITTY, GNABRY N THE OX GReAT THN PODOLSKI TOO, SO WE LET WAL GO, AS WE LET OUR TOP ASSIST LEADER ALEX SONG GO COX WE HAVE MANY MID FIELDER”
    plz let Gerv go or sell him, n pay WAL what he wants!

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  5. uSL B

    Will necer happen. Knowing the current state of Arsenal, we are going to buysome shitty French player from ligue 3.

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  6. budgie

    top strikers will want champions league football,that might be a slight problem for us,we have to start by beating spuds on saturday!

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  7. JStarr

    We need someone to turn it up for us…I hope we get some1 like Willian, we need a forward that can dribble and retain the ball.

    Llorente is to much like Giroud,

    Benzema would be perfect,

    Lew is great,

    Dzeko is great

    Falcao is to expensive (but we can dream)

    Hernandez, Tello…great options but who knows.

    FFS probally wont get anyone in jan. I can Wish…

    P.S. Did you see the article where we could of got Ibra when he was young but Wenger pissed him off just before he signed the contract. Early signs of Wenger mistakes? I think so…

    We need something to spark us back to lifeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Gunners 4 life!!!!

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  8. Mistyque

    Is not the question whether or not we need this player. The question is; Will Arsenal break their transfer-policy to be titlecontenders again?

    Arsenal for life

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  9. D1G

    Just about time to give the fans false hopes again, 1-2 months before transfer window.

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  10. Henry

    Its nice to dream but unfortunately thats all it is! I hope i am wrong but we won’t sign him or anyone else in Jan who will improve our team immediately. Chances are we will sell a couple of our top players (Walcott & Sagna) and bring in some young guys who will be worth a lot of money in 5 years so we can sell them for a nice profit.

    Theses rumours are all propaganda spread by the board to keep us fans interested! They know what they are doing and I imagine that before the arranged protest takes place there will be lots more rumours!

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  11. bhatty

    i dont understand why Man(C)heser (U)(N)i(T)ed want him. he is very similar to RVP. a great addition for us BTW!

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  12. jiiith

    Never gonna happen..
    Come january,wenger will sell walcot and allow arshavin to leave..
    Will promote gnabry as walcott replacement..
    Will bring henry as cover for gerv..
    May buy some future wonder kids as back up striker..if ever someone takes chamakh..and some unknown lb from some championship
    side if santos flies to brazil(he can add neymars shirt to his collection..

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  13. jiiith

    Never gonna happen..
    Come january,wenger will sell walcot and allow arshavin to leave..
    Will promote gnabry as walcott replacement..
    Will bring henry as cover for gerv..
    May buy some future wonder kids as back up striker..if ever someone takes chamakh..and some unknown lb from some championship
    side if santos flies to brazil(he can add neymars shirt to his collection..

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  14. Robin Van Payslip

    Is this the guy that is very average but had a couple of good games in the summer so everyone thinks he is amazing?

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  15. leo

    falcao could go to cheslki,lewandowski to manure is a done deal,jovetic to city come on wenger sign cavani acc to italian jornalist saying he is available for 25m come on wenger sign him please

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  16. Invincibles nice (1)

    We wont get him for fifteen mil you need the player to be in the exact same sit as Walcott finds himself in sure rvp with just one year went for a decently hefty price considering he had no sell on value, Lewendowskis at the age were players are just reaching there powers and if he doesnt settle in hitting the ground running or just doesnt work out you can always sell him on, if bought in jan i believe the cheapest he will go for is twente five mil give or take one or two mil, i dont believe that dortmund will allow him to reach the Walcott stage but niether should Walcott have, my guess is that with a year left on his contract Dortmund will sell the lad for about eighteen twente mil

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  17. BPAix

    guys wtf
    he is not similar to giroud at all
    he is exactly like rvp
    considering we the same system we had last year he could propably score as much as persie did.

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  18. Invincibles nice (1)

    @Robinvanpay no i dont think so i think its the guy that fergie wanted but couldnt get so then settled on robinvanpayslip in anyhow i dont think poland done anything of note during the summer

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  19. Always a gooner

    …we are not asking our board to spend millions like man c or chelsea …..atleast we need to spend like bundesliga clubs (dortmund , schalke)…if not atlest sign some top free agents …………

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  20. sube

    Please…we are playing rubbish…lets not talk rubbish….Lewandowski is out of Arsenal’s reach any day of the week.

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  21. Gunnerforlife

    We Arsenal fans know before getting linked to any decent player that we are not gonna get him. But I wonder if a player is good like Lewandowski and only 24 years old why can’t Arsene buy him and give a million or 2 extra and outbid others…only we get outbid by some other team and in this case ManU

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  22. Dan

    Edit: Lewandowski contract issues put Chelsea and City on Alert!

    Remember, Arsenal don’t buy superstars, we buy useless second rate Frenchman.

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  23. sifer

    Arsenal sadly have been reduced to a club which is “alerted” but will purchase only when none of the big clubs are interested.

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  24. Me-Basil

    Hey Wenger, my kid is playing really well this real. Come sign him.
    He is 12 years old.

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  25. Me-Basil

    That would a great signing and a replacement for Wolcott.
    But I’m really enjoying seeing Wolcott score.

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  26. Bouba

    We don’t buy talents, we sell them…
    Anyway, it would be Xmas all year if one day we manage to bring a super star at Arsenal… The like of Benzema, Falcao, Llorente, Lewandowski and more would not think twice before saying “NO” to Arsenal.

    Those players and others will leave their club in order to play for a team that is guaranty to win or compete for major trophies EVERY YEAR…!

    That’s not us, that’s not Arsenal anymore.
    And please don’t tell me it is a chance for them to work with Wenger and have CL football every season… That’s not a serious nor even close reason anymore because top clubs have better coaches and most of them have won more trophies then Wenger…

    Anyway, the debate is useless…

    WE WILL NEVER SPEND £20millions PLUS ON A PLAYER… THAT’S JUST IN THE DOMAIN OF DESILUSION.

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  27. gr8gooner

    We are frequently linked with established players but 90% of them never happen, don’t think this would be any different. We don’t spend big, better we stop getting our hopes to high, Arsenal will break our hearts.

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