Posted on August 15, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal close to agreeing fee for Gabon international

Arsenal are claimed to have made an offer to sign Mario Lemina from Juventus this summer.

The versatile midfielder is able to play in a number of positions, having featured at centre-back, central midfield, as well as at full-back and on the wings, and would come as a great squad member to have available, especially with the injuries regularly picked up at the Emirates.

The Gunners are said to have had a €16 Milliion bid rejected by the Italian giants, with the club holding out for €20 Million, which should not be a problem if our interest is serious about his capture.

Interestingly, Lemina has only just agreed to join the Old Lady this summer on a permanent deal, after spending the season on loan with the club from Marseille.

The 22 year-old spent much of the season on the bench, being selected to start in only seven league matches, but was in the starting line-up against AC Milan in the Coppa Italia final win, and could be keen to add more silverware with the club.

A deal for Lemina could end our pursuit of Shkodran Mustafi of Valencia, which could allow more game time to young English duo Rob Holding and Calum Chambers this season, with the former expected to be given his Premier League debut today against Liverpool.

The 20 year-old shined in Bolton’s first-team last term, and was given their club’s Player of the Year award, but the club was relegated, and it would be a huge step up to take on rivals Liverpool in the campaign’s opening weekend.

Does Lemina’s signing make more sense than Mustafi’s? Would the latter’s arrival end Holding’s hopes of action this term?

Gooner P

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16 thoughts on “Arsenal close to agreeing fee for Gabon international

  1. Fatboy Gooney

    Here we go again lol 😂
    I’m not blaming Chambers or Holding for our defeat and to be honest, I don’t think that there would have been much of a difference even if Mertesacker and Gabriel were fit and playing instead of them.

    As for new transfer signings, I’m expecting the panic buying frenzy ( Spending for the sake of it) to officially start after we lose at Leicester City 😉
    Who knows. .. We could even end up losing one of our own stars, by then too. 😕

    Don’t worry folks, these Groundhog day’s will be coming to an end! ….. Sooner than you think.

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    1. liangyu42087

      Wenger should have recalled Boss after Mertesacker was injured, sure Boss might not get much rest after Euro but comon they are professional football players that earn multi-million pounds a year! The club should be able to ask them to sacrifice their holiday in time of need!

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      1. funkyrith

        Ramshy already injured, he was professional too to come back early. Alexis, god forbid, will be injured soon if played tirelessly. Same goes for Boss, they are humans after all, not machines. Why should they suffer for being professionals? How many more days AW will fire the shots on 5 guys’ shoulders?

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  2. Wilshegz

    when I saw “Gabon international” I actually thought it was Aubameyang. Arsenal is such an unserious club

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  3. Arsenal_Girl

    Wenger loves his Central Midfielders lol
    Wish he could get a Top forward of some kind: Mahrez or Lacazette, someone

    Aubemeyang is the only Gabonese player I know

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  4. gmv8

    Wenger has really lost it. We knew at the end of last season that we were short on attackers and defenders, and yet his only signing of seniority has been in the midfield, in which we are overloaded.

    What is wrong with this man? Is he being deliberately obstinate, because everyone is saying he needs some recognised strikers amd defenders in the team?

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  5. The12thMan

    There is only one Gabon international we will get excited about and get out of our seats for. His name rhymes with… Actually nothing rhymes with his name!!!

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    1. Arsenal_Girl

      LOL I can’t think of a word that rhymes
      Closest I could think of was “boomerang” lol

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  6. jamaican_gooner

    Time to pop the champagne and celebrate ramsey’s injury.. before you bash me, I wish everyone of our players the very but I love the club more than any one individual, and ramsey injury is a big shot in the arm for our title race.
    What weng must do is build on that and us a world-class class striker along with a cb.

    Hip hip hoooooooorayyyy!!!!

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  7. Raoh

    Not what we need again…you think he is going to make the fans feel better? Wenger you can do better than that come on!! We have money & we’re suppose to be a big club and your settling again is frustrating. If you have 20m to spend add another 12 and get Mustafi that should be your only concern…
    Also Lacazette just scored a hat trick today albeit against Nancy not really the best defence out there but worth mentioning that the movements were really those of a poacher, a striker always looking to go forward with an eye towards the goal at all time!!
    Get Mustafi deal done before next week (no brainer, ticks all the boxes present & future)! Add Lacazette and we will be ok. Thought I won’t lie Mahrez on the RW gets me excited!
    It seems he is afraid to have a squad with which he can contend & genuinely challenge for the title because if he fails it’ll be all on him!

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  8. Handyandy

    Mmm, just what we need, yet another midfielder. Maybe everyone and his wife should start telling Mr W that we need another midfielder, then he’d go out and buy a striker! Does the exact opposite as soon as he’s given a suggestion.

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  9. AndersS

    Five years from now, we will be fielding 11 midfielders, and playing in League 1.

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  10. LoCkAy

    This information comes from someone “arse”, it is a total fabrication. Lemina just sign a lengthy contract at Juventus (on loan last season) coming from Marseille…

    We will be lucky if we can get an experienced defender, I do not believe we will…

    The truth is that no one of top quality wants to come to Arsenal (Arsene football for the deluded faithful), Wenger is not rated (respected for what he has done and his age as a manager) and the club is not classify amongst the top club in Europe (except financially) that is just a fact.

    Ozil and Sanchez will leave next season (or even before… Inter launched a €80million for Sanchez… Not a fabrication, check France Football and l’Equipe) because they will have no chance to win major trophies with this club, not a chance even with a massive luck.

    Anybody watch Wenger press conference?

    I mean when you say “we were not ready”, that is spitting to the fans faces… Soon he will blame us for the team fatigue… This is a joke . No one but Wenger is taking this club down. We finished second and nobody, and I mean nobody, acknowledge the performance… Why? Because we had to win it!

    Arsenal has no chance to win the league, no chance!

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  11. Wilshegz

    Ramsey’s injury is good news.. at least now, Wenger won’t bench a Santi Cazorla for Ramsey.. I mean who does that?
    they ain’t even in the same class, it’s like benching David Silva for Raheem Sterling.

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  12. Simon_MrMac

    Although I’m a huge Wenger fan – not having a recognised striker available for first game of season is unforgivable!

    No other words

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