Posted on August 28, 2014 by ADMIN

Arsenal set for meeting to seal Falcao deal tomorrow?

You have probably heard the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the Monaco and Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao could be available on a season long loan deal to replace our injured centre forward Olivier Giroud. But the fact that the rumours say that it will cost the Gunners around £20 million, along with the statement from Wenger about us having good options up front already, makes it unlikely.

Or maybe not, because the latest Metro report on the story, which comes from an Italian journalist with connections, claims that Falcao’s agent is set for a meeting with Arsenal and Monaco in Monte Carlo tomorrow.

And there are a few reasons for us to hope that a deal can be done. The 28-year old is keen to leave his French club, but his huge transfer fee and his annual wages of around €18 million means there is not exactly a long line of clubs knocking on the door. But for Arsenal, who will be without Giroud for the whole group stage of the Champions League, the £20m could be a price worth paying if it got us into the latter stages and helped us fight for the Premier League at the same time, which it surely would.

Also, according to his Wikipedia page, one of the reasons Falcao joined Monaco in the first place was the chance to follow in the footsteps of his footballing hero, one Thierry Henry. So surely Arsenal would interest the Colombian star, but will Wenger and the board really sanction the transfer at that price?

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106 thoughts on “Arsenal set for meeting to seal Falcao deal tomorrow?

    1. arsenalman365

      We do have a chance because he said that Henry is his idol and that is why he went to Monaco plus Wenger managed them, speaks French and Spanish plus has a bigger pull as a manager than Ancelloti or Allegri plus Juve are skint. As an Arsenal fan deadline day is the best day of the year, MARK MY WORDS we will see 1 or 2 big signings. Wenger said that he will only buy upgrades making me think Carvalho or Falcao plus the Welbeck and Zigic rumors are bullshit (which I hope no one believed).

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      1. jackieboy

        The Henry thing was a load of bull and anyone who believes it is delusional and thick to boot. Money was the reason plain and simple. If it was because of Henry then he would’ve joined us since we’re the club he is always associated with both by football fans and by the man himself.

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        1. arsenalman365

          However, Falcao tried to justify his decision, insisting: ‘My heart has been with Monaco since my idol Thierry Henry played there.’
          Last summer we needed more than 1 player and I’m not sure we were in for him. Monaco has nice weather and many legends played there. Falcao is so good that I’m sure Arsenal, Chelsea, Madrid etc would pay 200k a week without thought.

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              1. arsenalman365

                Ivan Gazidis said that we have money to spend and backed it up with Alexis and Ozil. When asked about Falcao, Wenger had a wry smile. Why be so pessimistic and negative? Why don’t we be optimistic instead of negative all of the time.

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                1. muffdiver

                  theres been alot of disappointing transfer windows for us, which is why im doubtful.
                  but ur right.

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                2. LeftyLL

                  Wenger is waiting for Real to sign Falcao and then we will sign Benzema.

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      2. sevenitti

        Not a chance in the likes of Wenger is not going to throw 20 millions out of the window for a striker that has been out with injury since this winter – for a season loan!

        Falcao’s out of the question. So is Cavani, as Zlatan is injured at the moment and PSG are not stupid to sell away their ‘reserve’ striker the one month he’s actually needed the most. Ofcourse, it could happen if PSG already are looking for a striker, but i reckon Arsenal might have eyes on the same striker already, so the striker PSG potentially would be looking at is probably the striker Wenger would go for instead (Martinez, Doumbia)

        I do wonder though what Wenger would have to put out to get Falcao on a transfer, not a loan (probably ridiculous money if Real Madrid rumours are true.) Nah, I think Wenger will stay with the alternatives we currently have. I do hope that someone will rise and shine. If it’s sanchez, brilliant. Podolski – In would be in an euphoric state of mind. I want nothing more for our polish german than to finally blossom into the world class forward that he is.

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      3. SaveArsenal

        “As an Arsenal fan deadline day is the best day of the year”
        Something wrong with your head?
        Past ‘deadline days best day of the year’ have seen us sign some below par players and left other positions we desperately needed left vacant.

        The truth of the matter is that as an Arsenal fan deadline day is the most frustrating/depressing/disappointing day of the year.

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      4. seancali

        It might happen, who knows. maybe its a surprise wenger has stored for us for the deadline day. Hope so

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    2. ethangooner

      Strong links with Real Madrid today. Perez never want to get beaten in any transfer deal and has Di Maria money to spend, if they are serious we don’t stand a chance.

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    3. rh0218

      You meant “not a chance” of winning the UCL and Premier League without him, but big chances to win both with him and carvalho. 8 years of selling stars why cannot we reverse that now?

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  1. CraigZWE

    Not sure who we going to get, only Wenger knows.
    But we need someone who can come in and step up.

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  2. NY_Gunner

    Isn’t he owned by like 3 different “entities”? whats up with that?
    We would do better goin in for Cavani…

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    1. arsenalman365

      No, Falcaos image rights are owned by other parties but not the actual player himself which is owned by Monaco.

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          1. NY_Gunner

            @arsenalman365
            He just came back from a serious injury, right? And for his price, Cavani pans out to be the better option. To me a least…

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            1. Mick The Gooner

              Cavani is more affordable as well, in terms of transfer fee + wages. And he’s a year younger.

              Neither deal will actually happen, but Cavani makes a lot more sense than Falcao. In reality, at best we’ll get someone like Bony. I wouldn’t mind getting Bony at all.. So long as we get a holding midfielder as well.

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              1. Jimbeam

                We are after Sokratis papadapulos???? who the F is that?

                Why is Manu after Hummels and we are after his substitute.

                Why do we act like we are so low in the food chain???

                We want a defender great we either get someone with a lot of promise like Chelsea did with Zouma or we get a first team player like Mangala we dont effing get Dortmund’s 4th choice defender!!!!

                WTF!! Enough of this looser BS already. Get quality or get promise dont get mediocracy

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                1. Jools

                  Man U might be after Hummels but they might as well be after Messi. Result will be probably the same. The fact that you did not hear about Sokratis does not mean he’s crap. And I am sure you were asking the same question when we signed Koscielny and Mertesacker

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  3. The Bounty Hunter

    NO. Not unless Monacco pay part of his ridiculous wages, which they will not.
    Is £20 million the cost ALL IN, if so, as a fan, and, as you say, IF, he could bang 15 goals in before the New Year, then I would say, do it. The £20 million would be almost covered. But, no guarantees, and knowing our luck, he would be on the Physioroom list after his first game.
    Just do NOT see Wenger buying into it.

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    1. arsenalman365

      Ivan Gazidis said that Wenger doesn’t care about price tags and I quote:
      when he was asked if the club could afford to pay £25m and £200,000-a-week in wages to one player – the kind of deal required to acquire Rooney – he said: “Of course we could do that. We could do more than that.
      “It is going to be the players that Arsene believes in. He is pretty blind to price tags, he looks at what he sees with his eyes and makes judgements based on that, and not on reputations and prices.
      Ivan Gazidis – 2013
      Falcao is on 200k per week.
      Arsenal have a load of money to spend.

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      1. Tas

        Monacco is tax free we would have to pay him £300+ if he is to earn the same 200k after tax, But I believe he will come for £200K to arsenal if we buy him then he will know we are going places, let’s not forget Monocco has a 20’000 seater stadium and 20’000 supporters for a big player like him it just won’t do.

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        1. Tas

          I think take him on loan and offer £40m for Cavani that way we can have the best strike force in the world why not ??? We have the funds.

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          1. Gundam

            Why not get Messi and Ronaldo and have those other two as backups. We got half a billion to spare.

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    1. NY_Gunner

      @CraigZWE
      Cavani has the height and would be an excellent “target dude” also…

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  4. Skandalouz

    The 20 million covers the salary and the bonuses. It sounds like a good deal, but only if there’s an option to buy for 30-35 million after the season. If it’s a loan-only, I think we’re better off buying the likes of Wilfried Bony and Fernando Llorente.

    But that’s just my 2 cents.

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    1. Trudeau

      Are you sure about the 20m covering salary and loan fee? I’ve read so many different versions would be good to get confirmation.

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  5. van_Al

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    1. RSH

      Mertesacker isnt cut out for EPL, but has been a top EPL defender for two seasons now. Stop playing FIFA so much, its obvious you dont like Mertesacker solely because of his pace, but it rarely proves to be a problem in all the matches he plays because hes an expert at reading the game and positions himself well.

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      1. rkw

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        1. Mick The Gooner

          Mertesacker started in the World Cup for Germany and proved he is good enough to play there. The reason he was left out of the side towards the end of the tournament is because all of Germany’s centre backs are relatively big (Hummels and Boateng are 6’5 and 6’4) but slow, so they needed more pace to add balance to their defence, Mertesacker was left out as he was the slowest, not the worst. Arsenal on the other hand have Koscielny, one of the fastest centre backs around. He makes up for Mertesacker’s lack of pace and Mertesacker adds height to the defence, Koscielny isn’t the biggest CB around. They compliment each other very well.

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  6. RSH

    No way ths is true. And 20mill as his total loan cost is ludicrous. Falcao obviously world class but the deal doesnt make sense to me. As Skandalouz said, I’d rather just pick up someone like Wilfried Bony and call it a day.

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  7. CraigZWE

    Can’t wait for Leicester game, hopefully we can find some rhythm.
    To find our swagger is the problem, once we got it we will be unbeatable.

    :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

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    1. NY_Gunner

      @CraigZWE
      Leicester come out the box lookin mean. We have to come out lookin just as mean…

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    2. Mick The Gooner

      We’re unbeaten in 11 games now. We may not have found our form just yet, but we’re (just) managing to get results.

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  8. Lilie

    From @RMCsport, Falcao doesn’t want to stay at Monaco and the owner of Monaco is looking for a club for him. Falcao will not stay at Monaco. Problem for Monaco, is they bought Falcao for 65m euros, so around £52m. They don’t want to lost too much money, so the price for Falcao will be minimum £50m.

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    1. Twig

      Well, Arsenal should consider that as £25m. (£50m – EPL qualification money). I will do it.

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      1. muffdiver

        doubt it man he will be 29 in feb. no resale value .50 mill na no chnace wenger will do that

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        1. jermaineBryan

          We should offer 35m upfront
          With clauses
          10m if we win champs league in the next 2years
          5m if we win the league this season
          5 m if he scores 30+ this season

          Potentially worth 55m

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  9. SirKnight

    I really want to see another invincible team again and so far we are undefeated even though it’s just been 2 league games. I’m confident we can get a result against LC this weekend but shouldn’t take them lightly either. If there was ever a time to spend this window, now is that time because the following league game is at home to City…

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  10. Greg

    If its true forget about the season long loan! I want him here permanently! Coyg!

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  11. Lilie

    I would prefer to have Jackson Martinez, he’s a fan of Arsenal, Falcao wants one thing, to go Real Madrid next summer so, better to have a real Gunner for the future.

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  12. baldyloxxx

    According to the metro, rabiot deal is all but done.
    Not sure how I feel about that. But 11.5m sounds ok.

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    1. Jimbeam

      Dont know who he is never watched him play, I hear he is a CAM, if so, not needed and total waste of money and time and squad space. If he is a DM then very well done I guess

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      1. pranavTrue Gooner

        Yeah. He is not a cam. But strong. Good height and immense talent. Not sure whether he us a Dm.

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  13. SirKnight

    Wouldn’t mind Falcao but honestly with the system and formation we play Cavani is my preference and the ST we should get. He’s of similar stature to Giroud but a lot better and that’s no pun towards Giroud because he’s honestly a very important player in our squad. If we come up short in the CL that’s fine but 7 points off top last season is something we really should improve on and go all out this time around and lift that trophy 1 more time…

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  14. Lilie

    Monaco is speaking about 1 year on loan to some French journalists, cause next summer Falcao will go to Madrid.

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  15. Young Gun_AFC

    Cant believe no one is talking about ronaldo punching godin in the face twice! If it was suarez people would be going mental. No sanction has been mentioned. Swept under the carpet. Proves that uefa are indeed uefadrid.

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    1. RSH

      before it was Uefalona, now its Uefadrid. Its Uefamoney. Whatever team is giving them money, they love.

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  16. davidnz

    A very reasonable
    ECL draw for Arsenal.
    No game is easy but
    we could have drawn worse 🙂

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        1. muffdiver

          i think u will find andrew…no one can do what zigic does 😉

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  17. LoCkAy

    Here we go… Pundits talking about Spurs flowing football…!!!!!
    Just few games into the season and they already have a hard on for Pocchetino and his crew… Typical!!

    We will see where they are by December (behind us of course) and those “idiots” are more than welcome to watch them on itv4.

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  18. LoCkAy

    I don’t about a striker… Wenger already said that we had what we needed at the position (well, he is the manager and that’s his assessment), but we still need a CB. Apparently Miquel is about to be sold to Norwich !!

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  19. Goontz

    So we just upgraded from Zigic to Falcao according to the press. Yeah…

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    1. Young Gun_AFC

      It’s a downgrade. Falcao does not have the same hold up play as mighty zigic.

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  20. Andrew AFC

    Sanchez has paid back he’s transfer fee already and if we got Falcao and Reus the sky would be the limit. GOYG

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  21. Andrew AFC

    @Lord Moor
    No Rachel Stevens + Halle Berry = a really happy gunner 🙂

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      1. muffdiver

        always liked rachel, wish she was more built tho. an wearing the jvc arsenal kit

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  22. davidnz

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    1. Invincibles49

      Listen man. You are a di*k head and i can respectfully tolerate you. But when you write Rosicky and “will be gone” in the same sentence in such a disgusting tone like he is some deadwood, i am going to Deepweb find some hitman and pay him some hefty amount to finish you. Just shut the f*ck up and get out of this place and do us and yourself a favour.

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  23. Andrew AFC

    PS I like the way this post is going at least we are not talking about ifs and maybes. OUCH

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  24. Andrew AFC

    Anyone for Koo Stark at least she’s an Arsenal supporter. Prince Andrew you’re a muppet 🙂

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  25. Andrew AFC

    @Lord Moor
    She saw me skinny dipping. Don’t asks the wife is hovering.

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  26. Trudeau

    Akpom with three tonight. He’s why I’d be fine with a Falcao loan (it’s not my money!). Don’t want a middling striker (no offence to the Bonys and Remys of this world) stunting Akpom’s development in a year or so. Might be a long shot but there is something so much more satisfying about seeing a home grown baby Gunner making the grade.

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    1. RSH

      i still think Akpom>Sanogo. I have no idea what Chuba has to do to get a spot in the first team. He rips teams apart in reserves. He deserves a chance.

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      1. Gundam

        He isn’t ready for the EPL. Not strong enough, too young for the physicality. He would get snapped in half.

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  27. Alusine

    For crying out loud 99% of arsenals fan based in England and also around the World needs not even wants, but needs a clinical striker for the past 3 years since RVP left arsenal, all our goals came from every Arsenal players talking about all players in field so if this chance came from nowhere for the club to have a world class player and also for we Arsenal fans i think all we should do is to be pray welcome the new Player and happy about.

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  28. Andrew AFC

    Back to football we need a world class CF and a LW are you listening Wenger.

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  29. Andrew AFC

    @Lord Moor
    But are they world class? If you have been watching us in the last few seasons, you will know we are short on the left and thats why our attacks are going mainly down the right. As for a striker how many of our players have really proved themselves.

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  30. Andrew AFC

    I know I might get a few thumbs down for this but we didn’t need Sanchez, we needed Cavani/Falcao and Reus. The rest can wait until January or next season.

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    1. Twig

      I think if we got Higuain (last season) and Carvalho (this season), it’ll be solving the problems of the squad more than Ozil (last season) and Sanchez (this season). Higuain and Giroud, ably supported by Cazorla and Ramsey isn’t bad at all. Sanchez wasn’t really necessary in my opinion as we have Theo, and OX and…

      Anyway, I’m not the boss…

      Higuain
      OX Cazorla Walcott
      Carvalho Ramsey

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  31. Ronny331

    I noticed at the emirates cup an embrace between sanchez and falcao suggesting they have history, however can we see wenger paying 20m for a loan I can’t! Rumours on ‘arsenal rumours’ website are that huntelar and remy are most likely. Qpr expect remy to leave and are looking for his replacement. I hope that the cb and dm signings also come quickly. Don’t think wenger will pay 22m for carvalho so no idea what he has up his sleeve. Going to go to the wire!

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  32. Andrew AFC

    Wenger didn’t buy a world class striker for one reason, he had faith in Giroud but his injury may have forced his hand. Onwards up upwards GOYG.

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  33. RSH

    Diaby wont be fit for more than two matches, pointless to put him in there.

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  34. t4top

    Wenger on Sky “He [Giroud] had surgery today. It went well but he will be out maybe until the end of December or beginning of January.

    “I don’t know yet [if Arsenal will sign anyone]. We are looking around but we want quality. We h…ave [Theo] Walcott coming back soon; I think [Yaya] Sanogo will make an impact this season and we also have [Lukas] Podolski and [Joel] Campbell.

    “To find players who are better than we already have could be very difficult now.”
    Wow!!! Difficult to find players who are better than what we have now. Really?
    Mr Wenger, you can’t find any striker better than Giroud, Sonogo and Podoslki?
    Are you for real? Sums Wenger up for me….. Clueless and dellusional. Same old Wenger. He would never learn or change.

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