Arsenal linked with another hotshot Bundesliga striker

Everyone in the media seems certain that the Koln striker Lukas Podolski is going to be Arsenal’s first acquisition of this summer’s transfer window, but it being reported today that the Gunners are also interested in signing the Borussia Dorthund hitman Robert Lewandowski.

The Polish international has had a great season for Dortmund, scoring 20 Bundesliga goals as they won the top German League for the second year in a row.

But according to the Mirror today, Lewandowski has refused to engage in new contract talks with his club this summer, preferring to leave all negotiations until after the Euro2012 tournament, which has reportedly alerted Arsenal, along with Chelsea and Man City.

Lewandowski may have more chance of winning the jackpot on a scratch card than winning the Euros with Poland, but if he can add to his 13 international goals in 40 appearances he may get even more suitors after the competition.

Do Arsenal have enough room for Lewandowski in the side if Wenger sells Chamakh, Bendtner and Vela?

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33 thoughts on “Arsenal linked with another hotshot Bundesliga striker

  1. jumper

    hey guys someone plz tell me i am longing to know whether arsenal should play champions league qualifiers even if we finish 3rd assuming that chelsea wins the champions league

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  2. Sam-TZ

    We hv already scouted alot of good wat we nid 2 is 2 buy otherwise man u and man city will b taking our scouted player! Pls wenger buy ze good player 4 winning awards pls sign belhandaa+huntelaar+suarez 2 assist van persie

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  4. Abu

    Provided we are number three definately we shall play champions, man Jamper. Finishing fourth will play champions if the blues end up not becomming new chapions winner this year. Its risk falling to fourth position as gunners we may end up down. The single point we got yesterday was crusial for our third position, a very important point congrats to all players. Newcastle have started the falling trend, beaten four nil was a shame.
    We need to recrute maximum of three players inclusive Vertog and Podolsky. Third player will be up to luck but a striker, it seems Lewandowusky will be better. Its up to our two Polish goalkeepers to make him be a Gunner. Ball is on Schez to convince him.

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  5. Jason

    this is very uncanny, because I recently had a “confidant” of mine tell me that the reason arsenal was in talks with Dortmund was not for Gotze, but for Lewandowski…I told him he was taking the piss, but after doing some more research, it makes perfect sense. This is just so weird that this is now just coming out now. God forbid RVP leaves cause he is such a great player/captain

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  6. DenialeeeGoon

    We can have both anyway…. they’re so versatile which could help our wings/AM position too.

    Szczesny will like to have a good international teammate with him I guess.

    A solid top side need 3 good/aboveaverage strikers, right now we only have one – RVP.

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  7. DenialeeeGoon

    Chelsea already signed one player, Marin.

    We need to act early too… before Euros is the best. More time to gel and no last minute inflation. No more frantic please.

    Right now secure that 3rd spot, in the coming 1-2weeks, then dip into the transfer market immediately! Years of scouting and it is time to make a move…!

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  8. Straight up

    Where are all these links cumin from ? If u wanna guess who arsenal are gonna sign just draw up a list of teenagers + any player available for under 10mill + who’ll accept wages that are well below any top teams offerings . Oh and don’t forget the free agents !

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  9. Nr

    This w0n’t happen until questions like ‘who came 1st,the chicken or the egg?’ r answered.

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  10. maroc

    Both Belhanda and Griouid hinted another season at montipeller if they win their league for the 1st time. . .

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  11. Lifeasagooner

    Wenger hasnt played him so add Park to your sell list. I read he even got substitued in a reserves game because he was so bad. Buying him was a disaster. We need 3 top quality players this summer including a defender and 2 strikers. If RVP goes make that 3 strikers. I hope Kroenke invests at long last!

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  12. Straight up

    I think we all know why park was signed . Asian shirt sales . He was treated like a pawn – why else would they have signed him + not played him ! Even when we were desperate for players to make an immediate impact , the board was finkin of lining their own pockets – and duping their own fans .

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  13. TCarsenal

    Wenger just buying podiski an thats it just 1 singing he already bought that midfielder fr germany so i dont expect no more new arrival unless its a 16 yr old,i been watching him doing this for yrs

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  14. lumia

    He can be friend with lukasz fabianski at arsenal.. Share problem with him.. So nice

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  15. jumper

    thank u abu.so no worries of playing qualifiers if we finish 3rd.SO GOOD AND GUNNING.COME ON GOONERS.

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  16. AYJ

    A quality AND realistic AFC 25 for 12/13:

    GK: Szczesny, Fabianski, Martinez
    DEF: Vermaelen, Kosciely, Djourou, Vertonghen, Sagna, Jenkinson, Santos, Gibbs, Miquel
    MF/FWD: Arteta, Rosicky, Wilshere, Chamberlain, Walcott, Gervinho, Song, M’Vila, Robben, Chamberlain
    STR: Van Persie, Sturridge, Podolski

    **Includes 8 Homegrown players

    OUT’s: All names missing

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  17. arsenalalwayssnm

    It is clear that as usual people expect way too much in the transfer window from Wenger and the club – these should be our main targets and Wenger should get them for a good price – Lukas Podolski (10 mil) Ok I know its an obvious one and he will most likely sign for the club but its worth mentioning anyway. Jan Vertonghen (10 mil) Again a very good signing if we get him as it will mean we can integrate and rotate a combination of koscielny vermaelen mertesacker and vertonghen at cb. He also has the ability to cover at lb,) and cdm. Younes Belhanda (6-8 mil) and Olivier Giroud (10-15 mil) – a centre mid and striker respectively I have put these two together because not only do they play for the same club (Montpellier) but they also create half their teams goals. Individually as players, Belhanda has great pace, dribbling ability and technique as well as constantly putting goals on a plate for Giroud with wonderful final balls. Giroud is a 6 foot 4 inch presence as a striker who is leading individual goal tally in ligue 1. If we get these 4 players we do not need anyone else in order to fight for honours – next season is ours – COYG!!!

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  18. The Oracle

    dreamteam for 2012/13
    chesney
    sagna kos verm vert
    song m’vila
    rosik wils podo
    rvp
    sub: gibbs ox arte huntala demps walc + new keeper
    pat rice replacement: berkamp wow!!

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  19. Gooner Cape Town

    Wenger says there wont be much movement in Transfer Window, so that means he wont be buying players!! Podolski and maybe 1 more is all we will get, so don’t hold your breath. With all the rumours there wont be anyone left at any of the clubs. Come on AW give us Vertonghen M Vila and Suarez ontop of Pod and we will be happy.
    COYG 3rd spot and great season next year!

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  20. ibrahim umar

    I think lewandowski is an excellent player with vision for goals. But i can only see him in gunners shirt if charmach, bendtner, and vela leaves. I really dont see wenger bringing inn more than 2 players(a defender and a striker) so i will go with podolski and venthogen.The midfield is alreadt jampact with excellent midfielders and wilshere’s return is like a new buy.

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  21. the don

    his a player that we can get.

    we only need 2-3 big players in the team
    and we should be doing well next season.

    Mvilla.
    Podolzki.

    NEW..creative midfilder.

    AND a new striker aswel should be nice.

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  22. WC

    There’s simply too many people trying to buy Dortmund players all at once and they will be very stubborn about selling most of their players in one summer and gutting the team in one shot.

    Madrid want Hummels, Kagawa hasn’t signed a new contract, Goetze is always being scouted, so to lose Lewandowski as well seems possible but only for big money as he’s only had his first season at Dortmund so he has a few more years under his contract.

    Arsenal simply don’t have the money to convince Dortmund to part with their top striker when he has 3 years left on his contract.

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  23. QiwjeHdjfkfl

    For the people saying we don’t need another German player… He’s polish, but who cares where they’re from if they’re a good player

    Podolski should be our top priority because he’s cheap, good finisher, 26, and wants to join arsenal

    If we sell chamakh and park, lewandowski is a great option as he has good combination play, is 23, and has scored 20 goals in the bundesliga

    With that being said though I’m not sure we need three top class strikers when we have chamberlain, Walcott, gervinho, and afobe and Campbell on loan who can all play at striker if need be

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  24. QiwjeHdjfkfl

    Overall I hope the transfer window goes something like this

    Sell- vela, bendtner, arshavin, denilson, squillaci, alumina

    Maybe sell- park, djourou,Fabianski, mannone

    Buy- podolski, belhanda or kagawa, vertonghen

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  25. Craig2500

    Just like we were linked to Gotze, where did that go. Forget it

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  26. gaway

    im not so sure but i thought this guy got an injury earlier in the season so he is kinda a recovering player just like mertesacker and will not have the best form. :|

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