Posted on June 15, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal to swoop for wantaway Juventus midfielder?

No matter how many midfielders Arsenal have in the squad, there never seems to be enough and it seems to be an annual occurence every summer for the Gunners to be linked with a swoop for a midfielder. According to the latest reports in Italy, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is eyeing up a move for Mario Lemina, who plays for Juventus.

Since moving to the Turin giants in 2015, the Gabonese international has been more or less a squad player for the Italian champions. Despite impressing on almost every opportunity, it appears the Old Lady’s midfield is too strong for the player to break into and the club are said to be willing to listen to offers in the range of โ‚ฌ20 million for the 23-year-old, a price range that is right down Wenger’s alley.

The source of the story, Tuttosport, is Turin-based and relatively reliable with respect to Juventus-related information, so the story does come with a fair bit of credibility. Another factor that adds to the credibility of the story is that Lemina is Wenger’s kind of player – a technically gifted and versatile midfielder who likes to sit back and conduct the game from the middle of the park.

Perhaps the player’s biggest strength is his versatility. Apart from his preferred role of playing as a box-to-box midfielder, the Juventus star can also play as a winger, a full-back or as a wing-back, whilst also having played as a centre-back in a three-man defence during his spell at Marseille in the 2014-15 season, under manager Marcelo Bielsa.

With Wenger recently shifting to a back-three himself, it certainly does make sense for him to bring in a versatile player who can play a majority of the positions under his new system. Personally, I wouldn’t mind if we end up signing him but it is certainly not something I’m excited about. For me, extending the contracts of Ozil and Sanchez and signing a world-class striker are the only things that can make this a good transfer window for Arsenal.

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26 thoughts on “Arsenal to swoop for wantaway Juventus midfielder?

  1. WengerBooi

    Mbappe looking more and more Arsenal-bound.

    BUT it could be another Benzema situation

    Opinions divided. What do you think? Thumb up 12 Thumb down 8

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

      I’m feeling that too ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘‰ he has even dyed his hair Ramsey blonde ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘‰ is that a clue?

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 4

        1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

          His hinting to Ramsey that he will be Wenger’s new son on the block.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

          Rate this comment: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 3

      1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

        Mbappe to Arsenal ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘‰ Bow to our future King ๐Ÿ‘

        Rate this comment: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 3

        1. WengerBooi

          His style of play reminds me of Henry. IF he does end up here i hope Wenger wont deploy him wide

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          1. bran99

            like Henry, Wenger will definitely start him on the wings then move him to the middle

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            1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

              Yeah and that’s probably why Wenger has offered him the number 9 shirt and told him that he will be our main striker ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘‰ I doubt that he’ll play him on the wing. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘‰according to reports, Walcott is back in training already, he wants to be fighting fit for the Europa league ๐Ÿ˜œ

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              1. WengerBooi

                Walcott can lead the line for Europa i don’t mind. We need to focus on the League.

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                  1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

                    Hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘‰ Come on Muff, you know full well that you will be at the top of the first article that’s confirming Mbappe to Arsenal, stating that how you knew he was coming blah blah blah ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

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  2. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

    It’s Lemar not Lemina ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘‰ The stupid pizza muncher journalist was obviously playing Chinese whisper at the time with this transfer rumour. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘

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  3. Atid

    Cazorla wilshire ramsey walcott chamberlain gibbs all injury prone, xhaka suspension prone, elneny iwobi ACON bound, bellerin licking barcarselona.

    Any wonder why we need midfielders/wing backs

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  4. Kedar Damle

    Both Manchester Clubs are in form… United signed Lidelof and now they close in on Morata according to Sky.. It means deal will be finalized… And we are just having rumors…

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 1

  5. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

    PSG will now target Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez after giving up on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
    Dortmund want ยฃ61million … So Cameras, Roll, Action Arsenal links to follow. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

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    1. McLovin

      And we can’t offer that much for a goalscorer who scores 40 goals a season. Travesty!

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        1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

          And West Ham have already made a song for him.
          Chim Chim Giroud, the lamppost from Arsenal, now claret and blue.

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  6. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back.

    Have you heard that Juventus only offered 4 million euros for Our shower smoking junkie ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  7. jeff

    arsenal does not learn from past mistakes. we find ourselves in the same situation every time

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    1. Arsenal_Girl

      Lemina is no Lemona
      He is a really good player
      A box to box player who can really defend
      He has played Defender too.
      He could be an ideal replacement for Cazorla. He would also work well with Xhaka

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  8. Martin

    Given that Wenger rarely talks about transfer targets why do people still believe all these wild rumours. That’s all they are…rumours. Just wait until we have notification on the website, be a lot less stressful……

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