Posted on June 01, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal and Chelsea falling behind in chase for two targets?

The transfer rumour mill is kicking up steam in the absence of competitive football, but two targets that Arsenal have been linked with could be set to move elsewhere.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been running the mill in 2016, with reports claiming he has been house-hunting in London, while refusing to sign a new deal with Borussia Dortmund. He is supposed to have turned down more than one offer from his Bundesliga side in recent months, and is said to be keen on a move to the Emirates.

Latest speculation however claims that Tottenham are trying to move in on the Armenian all-time goalscorer, although Juventus are also supposed to ‘hold the key’ to his signature, due to links with the player’s agent Mino Raiola.

Carlos Bacca is another player who both us and Chelsea have been linked with, with Arsenal strongly linked with his capture prior to his switch to AC Milan last summer. West Ham are now believed to be lining up a deal for the Colombian.

The Hammers have already failed in a bid to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, but remain keen on bringing in a top striker to set alight their move to the Olympic Park this summer.

Should we fail in our bid to sing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid/Juventus in the coming window, we may rue having distracting ourselves from Bacca’s signature, with the 29 year-old having proved to be a more-than consistent goalscorer for all his previous sides.

Mkhitaryan is also a top performer, and has enjoyed an eye-opening campaign for Dortmund this season.

Will we land Morata and forget all about Bacca? Do we need Henrikh if we are keeping Ozil and Sanchez?

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9 thoughts on “Arsenal and Chelsea falling behind in chase for two targets?

  1. eazyarsenal

    Not particular interested in Bacca tbh but due to Wenger’s, inability to sign the strikers that we needed (Suarez and Higuain) has meant that there are no world class strikers available for a decent price.

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  2. davidnz

    Will Arsenal go bacca
    to Bacca the attacker?
    I bacca Morata
    quid pro quo to
    come to Arsenal.
    Will Mertz get the sacker?
    Will the board bacca the move for Heinrikh
    or will we need to use the Heimlich manoeuvre?
    Jack Wilshere is keen on Arsenal signing toBacca ?
    Will Bellerin go backer to Barca ?
    Will we lose Gibbs our left bacca ?
    Will we lose Debuchy our right bacca ?
    Will we lose Giroud who plays with his bacca to goal?
    Will Ozil go Bacca to Beckenbaccer?
    Will Sanchez join Bacca Sagna?
    Will Ramsey have 8 cut into the bacca his new blonde hair?
    Should Arsenal cut bacca Walcotts salary?
    Will Ox ever pay bacca his 12 mill transfer fee?
    Will Wellbeck make a successful comebacca from injuries?
    Come bacca later for the answers:)

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  3. HairyCustard

    I think Mkhitaryan would be a brilliant buy for us, he’s an insanely good player. He’s versatile, could even plug up our right wing gap as he’s got the pace for it. Not saying we don’t need a striker, which we definitely do, but I think even Giroud would be scoring in front of a midfield lineup of Alexis, Ozil, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan and Cazorla. He wouldn’t be that costly as well compared to some of the fees flying around recently for average players.

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    1. Sam, need a striker

      Remove Giroud from your comments to be more nicer …

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      1. HairyCustard

        Giroud is not THAT bad. People have massively scapegoated him this season. While I agree that he is not good enough to be our 1st choice striker, especially with his goal-scoring draughts; I still don’t think its fair for him to be blamed for our failure to win the league. The lad must think the whole world is against him with the French fans booing him too. If we don’t sign a striker (if I’m honest the most likely situation) then we will need to be behind Giroud. Do you think that the constant abuse from club and country will affect him positively? Doubtful. Either way this transfer window goes, Giroud will likely be spending a fair amount of time on the pitch next season; I would rather get behind him and hope he scores the goals when the time comes rather than abuse him, meaning his goal-scoring form will likely drop. Just sayin.

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        1. Trevor

          Giroud actually looks better for France. They give better crosses than we do, because they know it’s a strong point. What they wont do is hit a ball for him to beat the defender to it. Glad he scored that goal with all the abuse he’s putting up with, why they blame Giroud for Benzema absence Ill never know. Why on earth would they even want Benz there after him trying to blackmail a team-mate. Also, how they expect to win the comp with them jeering their own players Ill never know. But if they do manage to win the comp with Oli playing his part, well then we’ll know next season what kind motivation to give Giroud ..the abusive kind.

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  4. Robertthegooner

    If United, Chelsea, City, Pool get players like Aubemeyang, Ibrahimovic, Lewandowski, lacaseette and we get a player similar to Giroud or Welbeck, I will Not be a happy Camper

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  5. rkw

    the dane plus griezman seems the best bet to me and doable … if wenger did that (75m? and much less if we sold walcott and ramsey) i would be happy enough even if we dont invest in a centre back and sell mert which we should … the problem with arsenal for last few years is in the attack … another sighting of ramsey on the right wing will tell me the frog is a manchurian candidate under spuds control

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  6. Trevor

    Ridiculous rumour altogether, spu trying for a wc player whom che juve and ourselves are after. He’s not gonna even consider leaving dort for spu, they can just put that idea out of their heads. The writer of that rumour should be sacked, so it probably means it’s true and tott are dreaming, or smoking more like it.

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