Posted on May 09, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Mbappe, Bacca, Bale, Ozil wanted

The season is well into the nitty gritty of the campaign, which means the transfer window is only around the corner, and preparations for the summer moves will be well under way.

Our new formation may play a huge part in our future dealings, with the recent switch to a 3-4-2-1 system meaning a change in priorities.

The strongly coveted Kylian Mbappe is a name everybody is talking about, after helping his Monaco side to the Champions League semi-final, as well as playing a key role in his side’s push for the Ligue 1 title, which they are three points from sealing with three matches to play. The latest is that we are supposedly willing to match his monster £85 Million asking price, while promising him a central role in our side.

Arsenal have been linked with a move to sign Carlos Bacca from AC Milan, and Calcio Mercato claims to be exclusively announcing that he WILL leave the club in the coming window. Personally I foresee a move to China, or maybe even West Ham, but he is not a man I would be expecting to get 20 goals a season from.

Stan Collymore has urged Arsene Wenger to make a bold bid to try and sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, while other reports claim Manchester United have already agreed terms. Of course I’m not to believe the latter, although I would love for our club to try and prise him from the Galacticos, although I can’t imagine they would be willing to sell.

Barcelona are claimed to be looking at bringing Mesut Ozil back to Spain this summer, to replace aging midfielder Andres Iniesta. The German international has come under increased pressure from fans this term, and with only 12 months left to run on his contract, we may be forced to consider his exit. If Barca were to come calling, I think Ozil may be tempted to go.

Can you see any truth in any of the latest rumours?

Pat J

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34 thoughts on “Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Mbappe, Bacca, Bale, Ozil wanted

  1. Guneal (English Arsenal fans are gullible)

    Messi and Ronaldo should make the list………….

    Our club is in a solid shape to attract the best players in the whole wide world….

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    1. JembutArsene

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        1. JembutArsene

          You should be the one then considering your smart choice of name.

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  2. ArseOverTit

    Yeh, talks a lot of drivel does our Stan. Like we could ever attract bale away from arguably the best club ever in world football.

    Maybe if he wanted the easy life and shopping in London?

    All stories are complete fabrication as always.

    Expect crums my friends and if you get a crust you will be happy!

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  3. JembutArsene

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    1. bran99

      you take a lot of energy in every article to write very long senseless paragraphs just to defend the old man.. Respect Arsene? everyone does, but it ain’t going both ways, Wenger respects no one but his contract (which equates to a lot of money per season), he was good, but now he is just a manager that every other manager enjoys beating coz it has become so easy to beat Arsenal under Wenger

      you can continue with your a**lic**g though, no one can stop you.. may be you should start writing articles too coz your comments are too long to be regarded as comments, Admin will gladly air it

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      1. JembutArsene

        Thanks for your sarcastic compliment.

        Honestly I am a long untold arsenal poster believer so it’s refreshing for me to spread bring the positivity to world of bloggers for the benefit of the club.

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    2. Vanpayslip thought of the day: AKBs have below average IQ

      Spoiler alert: it is everyone’s fault except Arsene’s

      When something good happens it is to Arsenal’s credit

      When something bad happens it is not his fault

      AKBs are not very bright

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    3. Quantic Dream

      @JembutArsene…are you copy pasting your comments from previous articles ?
      @Admin- I think we have a bot or troll posting under JembutArsene please investigate.

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      1. JembutArsene

        You really struggle with the comprehension of simple words. I’ve told you better to get your high school teacher to get you that dictionary for Xmas, cos you boy are struggling.

        You label optimism as delusion, Personally I have enjoyed Wenger’s way of playing more than any other in my time obsessively following Arsenal since ages. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Wenger is still a good enough manager to win the Premiership, provided he has enough quality players to work with. The teams that spend the most have the best players. That’s why those very same teams nearly always win. Great sides don’t appear as if by magic, whoever the manager is.

        Only an imbecile would think otherwise.

        Arsenal fc have spent a decent amount this summer for a change. It’s still considerably less than man u and man city but it means that wenger has a squad that gives him options for once. Now, he can actually rotate effectively without taking huge risks.
        He can rest players more easily which will mean fewer injuries. He has options up front and in midfield and he has solid cover at the back. We’re in with a shout and I remain cautiously optimistic.

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        1. dutchy

          He has options but does not use them. Look at Lucas, where was Gibbs when Nacho failed, he never really used a back-up RB when we needed one. Always played Iwobi then stopped. Should have used Walcott way less, same with Giroud. I want to be optimistic but use real arguments please.

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          1. JembutArsene

            Lucas is a good back up squad player, period.

            I think our football is still pretty good to watch and has the potential to be vintage.

            The fact that our football remained good, if ultimately unsuccessful, throughout the times we couldn’t afford to lose Ozil and Sanchez allows me to respect Arsene even more.

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  4. Frank

    Most Arsenal fans won’t get the new manager they want nor any of the players so let’s be realistic about this. There is no way Garth Bale will trade CL football favourites Real for Arsenal. I would like to get Isco, Mbappe, Lukaku but not going to happen.
    From reports, Ozil, Sanchez and Lucas are going and Arsenal need to replace a lot of players to improve the squad. Will Wenger buy 8-10 players? I doubt it. There are so many positions to upgrade on it will be a 2-3 year building process because Wenger has failed to do this in the last couple of years and that, for all the Wenger fans out there has been his biggest failings along with his stubbornness not to change the formation. Yeah ok he has changed it now but another season has passed us because of his arrogance. This transfer market will be the most important one of his 21 years.

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    1. Frank

      Ok if Ozil does go (please I hope he does)

      Does Arsenal get Fabregas back 👍
      Or do we go for someone else 👎

      Who do we get as a realistic substitute?

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      1. John Ibrahim

        Fabregas is 30yo

        What happen to ageing and lack of pace?

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      2. RAA1395

        Fabrigas came to us and AW blew it…..there is no coming back for that magician to arsenal anymore. What a shame …

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  5. Nebsy

    I wouldn’t mind selling Ozil to Barca. Especially if the fee is somewhere around what he was bought for. What I do mind is that his replacement will be a lackluster king of averageness.

    This season is when the downward spiral starts spinning faster.
    I’m pretty sure that next season our lovely club will battle with Everton and Southampton for that precious Europa League place, with a squad finally devoid of any top attacking players.

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    1. Quantic Dream

      Ozil himself is average…so if we get an average replacement who can actually put a shift in defence then well and good…that’s some sort of progress. The biggest progress however, will be to ship Wenger off to France or China.

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      1. JembutArsene

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        1. Nebsy

          @JembutArsene Why do you intentionally forget miss-timed substitutions, wrong squad selection and favoring players for no footballing reason? All of those are Wenger’s decisions and they’ve cost us many points.

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          1. JembutArsene

            Thing is I see every season as different . I don’t claim to know what is gonna happen , even if I want to I’ll only predict good things . Wouldn’t you do the same for a team you claim to love? Be content to support your own team and try to endure the sight of others supporting theirs.

            Being a supporter is about having hope that your team will do well regardless. Tha’ts why Newcastle, Villa fans and so on still try to turn out for their matches on match days even in the Championship, that’s why West ham fans still man up and go to the London Stadium. THAT’S WHAT FANS DO MATE!! (which you know) You hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

            If you already knew what the result would be because its been like that for the past 12 years then why bother!? As people keep saying; one could do something else better with their time.

            Arsenal fans are brainwashed to be negative by biased medias and many low IQ pundits whose showering the constant negativity surrounding our beloved classy team.

            As our beloved and classy Master of Beautiful Art Football said “On one side when people are not loyal, people criticize; when they are loyal, they say they are there for too long,” he said. It’s always an excessive reaction and that’s why people in charge have to take a (step back), more than ever. Being responsible in life is to do things you think are right, it’s not to react to what people say. If you listen always to what people say, you go five minutes one way and 10 minutes later you go the other way. When you have responsibilities you have just to focus on making the right decisions and if they’re not right, you say ‘sorry, I’m wrong’. When we lose a game, I’m wrong.” It’s very clear indeed that arsene is a wise old man.

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            1. bran99

              “Arsenal fans are brainwashed to be negative by biased medias and many low IQ pundits whose showering the constant negativity surrounding our beloved classy team”, really??

              fans around the world have witnessed every single mis-achievement by Wenger, not only the media and pundits. and it’s not negativity, that’s positivity.. negativity is when you support the decline of our team years after year and still enjoy that. sane fans always say, we support Arsenal fc and not Arsene fc, like you. it’s not his team, he is just an employee like the rest of the staffs

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            2. Nebsy

              You do, sort of, have a point there, with Arsenal fans often being quite negative. We should support the team regardless, I completely agree.

              But to claim that Arsene is the best manager for our club NOW, well, I strongly disagree there. I’m beyond certain that he alone had cost us the title last season. Let us not forget that it was him who decided that we don’t need another striker in the transfer window of 2015/16.

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              1. JembutArsene

                Got to love the naysayers daily attempts to undercut everything and anything associated to Arsenal so Wenger and Co can take a hammering for it.

                I’ll say what I have said before – those who so clearly get upset by what a Frenchman they have never met does (and who truly has no real impact on your life), must be very weak individuals.

                Really don’t get this whole “if you aren’t as upset by football as I am than you’re not as much of a fan” narrative. It is like they don’t want anyone to enjoy the game since they can’t, very childish really.

                ONE ARSENE WENGER.

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  6. AY75

    I think we’re going to see the özil we thought we bought from Madrid again when he leaves. I believe it’s down to poor management that our players keep performing poorly until there’s nothing to fight for (other than top 4, of course). if u pay attention to the trend they play well in their first few games, then their confidence just vanishes, and revisits once in a blue moon. we’ve seen what coquelin, Gabriel, özil, and other poorly performing players can do when they’re in form, for them to maintain the form over the course of a season is usually the down to the manager, or being self motivated (like sanchez). heck, even sanchez no longer seems interested. so, I think it would be best for them to try their luck elsewhere

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    1. Yossarian

      Sadly that makes a lot of sense. Arsene hasn’t been using them properly a lot of the time. He keeps trying to change everyone’s positons too much, which must be confusing, and doesn’t help.

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  7. Yossarian

    I think the key issues are (1) Top Striker (2) Will Cazorla play (3) Will Sanchez stay or go. Being realistic (IE. £100m + keep Sanchez or maybe £150m) we could have a strong 1st-choice team with just 3 new signings, provided they are experienced high-quality players that are already proven at top-level. And I reiterate, PROVIDED they are top-quality experienced players.

    Sanchez/Replacement – Top Striker – Theo/Ozil/Wellbz/Iwobi

    Gibbs/Mon/Kola? – Cazorla/Replacement – Xhaka/Ramsey – Ox/Bell

    Holding – Koscienly – Mustafi


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    1. Dr Livingston

      Totally agree!
      However, I think we should probably resign ourselves to the fact that Sanchez will not be here next season and should be thinking about who will replace him on the left.

      My personal choices:
      Douglas Costa – possibly available in a swap deal if Sanchez goes to Bayern?
      Reus – I think he is well within our reach, would work well with Ozil although there is concern about his injury record
      James – Looks like he will be sold this summer, much more affordable and attainable than Bale but again there is concerns over his injury record.

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      1. Yossarian

        Yeah, we can’t afford to go for an injured bargain. Has to be fit and healthy to play most of the season if he’s going to step into Alexis’s shoes.

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  8. odein4

    Thinking that Wenger would win the league or do something wonderful next season is like waiting for a ship in an Airport, how often does that happen? Anybody that says Arsenal Fans aren’t patient is just being plain stupid (Sorry Admin. You can’t say cos ur old Nokia phone served you well in the past now that they are better Android phones n Even Iphone you won’t change it.. well I will start supporting Arsenal wen Wenger Leaves I can’t continue to stay awake to watch matches early in the mornings only to see my team struggling to pass the ball we use to know Arsenal as a team that possesses the ball now even Stoke City can spring passes more than the mighty Arsenal…

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    1. Yossarian

      That’s the problem… Spending £150m on the right 3 signings, playing in-form players, using sensible player rotation… Sounds unlikely that Wenger will do what’s required. It’s so annoying because that isn’t much to ask in order to turn Arsenal into a genuine contender to win the league.

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