Could Bayern’s Brazilian be the one to strengthen Arsenal midfield?

Rumour has it that Arsene Wenger has identified the Brazilian Luis Gustavo as the man to add some much needed steel to the spine of the Arsenal team. Wenger was heavily linked with a number of defensive midfielders in the summer, but nobody joined. The Arsenal boss seemed to have been proved right earlier in the season, when Abou Diaby was playing, but his injury woes have struck again.

The Gunners cannot afford to rely on the fitness of Diaby, and so Wenger is likely to sign a combative midfielder in January. The Mail reports that Gustavo, the 25-year old Bayern Munich midfielder, has jumped to the top of Wenger’s list after reports that the Brazilian had fallen out with his bosses at the German club.

Gustavo is a great all-rounder who can get forward and score as well as disrupting opposition play. His ball playing skills would make him at home with Wilshere and the others and add power and energy to the Arsenal team. With a contract until 2015, he will not be cheap, but Wenger is hoping that a bid of £10 million will do the trick, apparently.

Having made just nine appearances for Munich this season, Gustavo is looking for a move, but has just had a minor operation for a troublesome groin problem. He is expected to be ready for action again by the end of January, but will it be in Germany or in North London?

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20 thoughts on “Could Bayern’s Brazilian be the one to strengthen Arsenal midfield?

  1. mrinal

    no ..yann mvilla or gotze can strenghen the midfield
    or a comeback of fabregas

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  2. landi

    GET HIM!
    Got around 50 appearences in !bayern! last season and proved his quality against REAL MADRID.
    having players like gustavo,diaby,wilshere,arteta,rosicky,cazorla,coquelin,ramsey for 3 spots would be a dream !

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  3. Tm13

    You never know how a player will fit into a team. Im all for him because we desperately need a defensive mid. Maybe he could get a trial run or loan or something first.

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  4. leo

    luis gustavo is better than m’vila & diame i would love to see him he is no longer a regular & wants to leave bayern get him arsene & arsenal are set to release diaby arsenal scouts have already seen him & arsenal are indeed interested in him his performance last season in cl was amazing helped bayern get cl final arsenalare definetly interested whther bayern will let him go remains to be seen

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  5. leo

    It was a rumour I read this morning and laughed at it, there’s no way that we will try and sign Nani from Manchester United. His wages, for one thing, would be far out of our league. Clearly, this was a message to Theo Walcott no-one is irreplaceable.So why,on derby day when his team were facing Manchester City, Nani was pictured at Arsenal’s training ground at London Colney

    nani was indeed at arsenal training ground on derby day ther is also a picture of him with arsenal fans what do you guys think

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  6. TEDY

    Yes he is a good player. He was playing as a left back for Bayern. So, he can add depth to Arsenal. Arsenal do not have real defensive midfielder. So, please get him.
    Which one do you prefer? Huntlaar or BA or Adrian Lopez?

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  7. cicero@gunner

    I suggested BERBATOV be included in the deal that saw RVP move other way, but people thumbed me down here. now we are regretting why we didn’t sign him when he scored against us. January is a decent player but dnt think wecan match his wage demand unless Wenger and the board want to prove to us they’ve changed. We should just get a DM, 2 STRIKERS and DEFENDER. may be CAM and keep Walcott.

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  8. TEDY

    Yes he is a good player. He was playing as a left back for Bayern as well as his present place (DM). So, he can add depth to Arsenal. Arsenal do not have real defensive midfielder. So, please get him. Bayern will release him because they have Martinez, Shwanstiger, Kroos which all of them can play as DM.
    Which one do you prefer? Huntlaar or BA or Adrian Lopez?

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  9. Ardi

    yessssssssssss please get him and Nani, Zaha, Huntelar and we are sorted for this year

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  10. Wuhan Gunner

    I have said it and i will say it again, dislike me all you want but I will take Nani anytime anywhere over Gervinho. As for Gustavo, excellent player. He’s got presence, agility and can definitely boss his way around. But I still prefer an EPL established player…yes I mean Fellaini.

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  11. saras

    NANI is good but i dont no wether he is the unswer for our quetions,,,Luis is better in cd better than Arteta inform of speed and energ but takling maybe Arteta is better. you who like mvilla pleas arsenal is not an organisation for French players and he is not that good trust me.(gervinho came as one of the best in french)(giroud as top scoreler)iam sory but there not as good as they were in that low french LIGUE ONE..yes we hard some French legends but we need to move on. man city dont bling players from DUBAI bcs the owners a arabs!!!!!. whe need to move on and buy player from better leagues not(turket league santos rabish)YES YES we need player like LUIS GUSTAVO..LEWANDOWSKI and other in that line.. LOVE ARSENAL FOR LIFE

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  12. Joe

    Really good player would take him in that DM of fellani, he would suit our style more and would come at 1/3 of the price. If we can bring him in at janaury and then bring in Huntalaar and another winger then i think we are looking good.

    Diaby is a fantastic player but wenger needs to manage him right its clear he stuggles to play 3-4 games in a row so rest him every few games so he can slowly get back into the rythem, wenger over used him at the start of the season. He didn’t play any football last season so its a shock to his body. I do appreciate we had very limited options in the midfield at the start and he was fantastic. When he comes back he needs to be slowly worked back into the team. We know he’s capable of playing a whole season and we know what he can bring to Arsenal.

    Its a shame these injuries have held him back, he was tipped as the next big thing in france he has the quality. Imagine what he’d have been like with 4-5 seasons playing with us, he would have developed into one of the best mids in the world. Really hope he can get over these injuries like RVP did such a shame to see such a talented players carer go to waste because of injuries, and that goes for any player not just from our club.

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  13. the gun

    ___________________ Szczesny __________________
    Sagna_____ Vermaelen_____ Mertesacker________ Kieran Gibbs
    ___________________ Luiz Gustavo________________________
    _______________ Wilshere____ Diamé _____________________
    Walcott_________________________________________ Nani__
    __________________ Huntelaar _______________________

    Subs: Luke Shaw – Koscielny – Diaby – Arteta – Cazorla – The OX – Podolski – Demba Ba

    Reseves : Jenkinson – Coquelin – Rosicky – Ramsey – Gervinho – Giroud

    Young players : Meade – Angha – Harjovic – Bellerin – Esfield – Gnabry – Frimpong – Afobe – Aneke – Apomk and Olsson

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  14. juan_1287

    I see the Gilberto coming to Arsenal with Gustavo. He would be a plus since Diaby our only big force is always injured. I say buy ASAP before someone else picks him up.

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  15. TKC

    Did anyone watch Bayern vs RM?

    Gustavo shut Ronaldo down…
    We should totally get him in Jan…

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