Salomon Kalou linked with Arsenal again

There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours flying about but the early links with Salomon Kalou seemed to have been forgotten about. The Chelsea striker has been in great form for the Blues since Roberto Di Matteo was appointed manager and the Ivorian international has been getting a regular run in the first-team.

Everyone has been discussing whether Didier Drogba will be signing a new contract at Stamgford Bridge but (like Van Persie and Walcott at Arsenal) everyone seems to forget that Kalou is also out of contract this summer, meaning he can leave as a free agent this summer if he wants.

But today, Talksport seems to have remembered this fact and they report that the tall winger is still refusing to discuss a new contract until the end of the season, which means after the Champions League Final on May 19th.

Salomon was asked about his future again, and Talksport quote him as saying: “I’m one step away from winning the Champions League. After that I can decide on my future. I just want to win the Champions League.”

They then go on to say that, if Chelsea manage to beat Bayern Munich, Kalou will have won every trophy possible with Chelsea, and think he is more likely to leave once he has the full set of medals…..

Wenger has previously admitted that he tried to buy Kalou, so will Wenger consider bringing him to Arsenal on a freebie?

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49 thoughts on “Salomon Kalou linked with Arsenal again

  1. AA23 Is BACK

    He should be last on our list, hes not that bad but we already have heaps of wingers so i think he would struggle to get game time anyway, only possible way i wouldn’t mind getting him would be obviously for free and pay him low wages?

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  2. Emery

    Such an average player, for me like Gervinho in the sense that he lacks composure but atleast Gervinho is quicker, has much better dribbling ability and is alround better than Kalou

    For me a decent backup player to have on the bench but should never be considered a first team player

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  3. Ringy542

    I dunno !! I like him ( as impact sub only tho ) , not a first team player but we need quality subs too as we have seen far too often when we were in trouble and needed someone to come off bench and add a bit of pace and att mentallity we didnt have it .So if we got him for free and cheap wages i think it would be good bit of bussiness for AFC

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  4. AndrewArsenal

    All the criticism on Kalou is harsh. He does in fact have a very good match to goal ratio and considering he plays on the wing. BUT he shouldn’t sign with Arsenal as really he would nor get to play much. He should stay in the premier league but play for a club week in week out such as QPR or Bolton, which ever one stays up

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  5. paul

    Definitely don’t need him dont care how cheap he was we need more quality than kalou

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  6. DutchFan

    What peolple forget is that he played as a striker before he moved to Chelsea, and that is his best position.

    Ive seen him play at feyenoord before he went to Chelsea and he has got some serious goal scoring skills!
    Chelsea play him as a winger because he has 2 strikers in front of him.

    So he would be a good second striker for Arsenal, and with the money we save on him we should strengthen midfield/defense

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  7. Jason

    some of you guys have no idea what you are talking about. Gervinho just signed for the club this season and you already write him off as average or poor just because he’s getting acclimated to a new team and league? Absolutely pathetic, stop bad mouthing the players at the drop of a hat. As for kalou, don’t think that Wenger will go for him, in the past maybe, but we have RYO “The Japanese bullet” as the perfect back up on the wings.

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  8. ban10

    he is a really good back up. With arsenal’s injury problems he will get a lot of football. He will be a good fit n we need depth. Wenger will never make Rio n ox play 90min especially OX. Bt he should be our last priority. N he cn only if we clear out the deadwood

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  9. Saton81

    Don’t trust TalkSport. They said Man Utd where going to sign Van Persie in the summer and Van Persie agreed personal terms with city…
    Also said last year Arsenal sign Hazard. Ridiculous rumours trying to get attention

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  10. Straight up

    Was hoping I wouldn’t hear it mentioned again . How long has he been in the epl ? How many games has he played ? Is this really how low we’re gonna sink – lookin goals from 5m pound fulham players + freebies from Chelsea ? R the ticket prices cumin down ? Not likely – yet we’re supposed to pay thru the nose to watch 2nd rate players .

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  11. Name not required

    This kalou business is gettin boring, plus i wouldnt believe any rumours dat link arsenal to a winger, arsenal may lack depth in nearly all areas but 1 area we dont lack depth is on the wings, weve got walcott, gervinho, chambo, arsharvin who are all better then him, podolski may be playin as a winger for us, got ryo and campbell comin up, so dont listen to any winger rumours unless they can play behind the striker

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  12. AA23 Is BACK

    @Straight up, So 23 goals in an english season is second rate??? Dempsey is class, consistent goal scoring midfielders aren’t common, dont know what your on about???

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  13. AA23 Is BACK

    Also, if we are to get any winger, get matias suarez, he can play as a winger, striker or CAM, very handy and would be great as an impact sub.

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  14. Name not required

    @ straight up if ur talkin about dempsey he wpuld walk into any top team in the premier league, he can score free kicks, headers and normal in play goals, hard workin versitile his got it all, the only thing is his age

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  15. van persies left foot

    WE AINT GONNA SIGN ANYBODY KNOW. WE MUST GET RID OF CURRENT BOARD. THEY WILL BLEED US DRY. WENGER HASN’T GOT HIS FRIEND HERE MR ARSENAL DAVID DEIN. WHEN DEIN LEFT ARSENE SAID HE WILL RESING, BUT DEIN TOLD HIM NOT TO. JUST WAIT TILL WE GET DEIN BACK, THEN WE WILL GET QUALITY IN. BUT B4 THAT WE NEED TO ALL COME TOGETHER AND SOMEHOW GET USMANOV IN. HOW MANY GAMES HAS SILENT STAN COME TO? USMANOV IS THERE NEARLY ALL THE HOME GAMES, HE WILL GET THE QUALITY PLAYERS IN. EVEN ARSENE SAID THAT HE DOESN’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH USMANOV BEING ON THE BOARD. UNTIL THIS BOARD DON’T DO THE RIGHT THING AND F OFF IM AFRAID THAT I CAN’T C US WIN ANYTHING. WE WILL BE LINKED WITH EVERYONE, BUT WE WILL SIGN THE CHEAP STARS. SO MY FELLOW GOONERS LETS TRY AND SHOUT F THE BOARD TOMORROW AT THE HAWTHORNS, SHOW THEM THAT WE WANT USMANOV IN AND DAVID DEIN BACK.

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  16. Name not required

    Van persie left foot, better to do it in pre season, actually wna win tomorrow

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  17. Denis my true name

    Well correct me if I’m wrong, is it gervinho that make kalou becoming a substitute player in ivory Coast national team? So I choose Gervais yao kuasi over kalou.

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  18. Straight up

    As23 . He’d a good season feeding in + around zamora who is a top striker + a player who holds up the ball for midfielders . He scores goals from free kicks as well . So takin into account we dnt play with a striker who holds the ball up + that he won’t get takin free kicks / or be the main man in our team I wud suggest that u take a chill pill b4 insulting some1 u dnt know . If people are going for free or 5m then thers normally a reason . And by the way / I do think these players wud help the squad – but I repeat – is this the best we can get ? Who is Dempsey better than ?

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  19. realist

    People saying we need players of better quality than kalou. but that is not true what we need is players of better quality than park chamakh bendtner and vela. the qustion is is kalou better than any of those 4 ?

    there are so many good players available on free transfers this summer it would be wise to see who we could get in on a free and explains why it is difficult to sell some players. for example

    kalou free or park 4m?
    raul free or vela 5m?
    nesta free or squillaci 3m
    Rodellaga free or bendtner 8m
    hoilett free or arshavin 6m
    berbatov free or chamakh 7m
    Adler free or fabianski 5m
    diame free or denilson 5m
    van der weil free djourou 5m

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  20. Straight up

    If he’s that great I hope utd , city , spurs or Chelsea dnt go for him ! But I fink we’ll be safe nuff . Maybe barca or Madrid will come callin too lol !

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  21. lumia

    He should be the panic buy. When nobody can’t arsenal buy,then he’s might be the answer.. Expect the unexpected

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  22. GoonerForEver

    @vanpersieleftfoot
    Finally..people are beginning to realise that the current board doesn’t care bout silverware..unlike manu, manc, chelsea n many clubs v actually make a profit !
    Manu are neck deep in debt yet they sign quality players cuz they want to win premier league every season..we have to stop boasting of jst a top 4 finish..7 seasons without silverware and the board stays ?!
    Any1 remember the 80 million transfer kitty we supposedly had last season ?
    I do..and it makes me sick to see the board which has chained wenger and uses him mainly to make money for them..
    Usmanov’s net worth is 17 billion..kroenke ? Around 1 billion..usmanov’s net worth is more than the combined net worth of abramovic(chelsea), gazidis(manu), mansour(manc) combined..!
    He has also declared that unlike kroenke he is willing to make proper investments..kroenke’s motive is to drain the money from arsenal and use it for his baseball team..
    Fans are the sole source of money for any club and its time our voices are heard..gooners please unite..
    COYG ! Its time we make our voices heard !

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  23. Straight up

    Name: better than Rooney ??? Is he better than messi too ??? U’ve lost the plot !!!

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  24. gooner

    booooooooooooooo !!! We dont need him! we have chamberlain,walcott,gervinho,miyachi on the wings. Lets go for junior hoilett if arsenal really needs a winger !

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  25. mo

    Remember what wenger said we have to get rid of deadwood and then see who comes, Then again it is going to be quite

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  26. Straight up

    Goonerforever + vanpersieleftfoot : 100% right . It’s a total disgrace . Every fan needs to show they’re disgust + send these leeches back were they came from . Fizzman , hillwood , kronke , gazidas + even wenger (if he won’t change) can clear the hell out ! They are not arsenal fc . They are greedy , clueless , parasites .

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  27. sjgooner

    We don’t need him. We must get Adler(free),
    Who is class and will provide serious
    Competition for Szczesny as well as Belhanda,
    M’Vila and Raul(free). But first let’s just
    Seal third place.
    @paul anymore transfer updates?

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  28. leo

    not him again please there are better options clint dempsey 5-7m,junior hoilett free,iker munian/axel witsel kalou is demanding 80 a week now that’s way too much for a sub

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  29. AJ

    With Walcott and Kalou, we can start Arsenal athletics club as well.

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  30. leo

    @ goonerforever & straight up completely agree with you wenger says he will trim the squad then make 1-2 signings oh please this is excatly the same sh*t we heard last summer the only reason arsenal is currently 3rd is because of tottenham doubt about harry’s future at chelsea because of avb & at liverpool kenny’s poor signings + we got lucky with a rvp just imagine where would we be without him the current board doesn’t give a crap about silverware they want to make money even wenger admitted travelling to nigeria & far middle east will affect their preparation the squad needs a massive clearout + 5-6 more signings including a fw,exp gk,cb ,cdm and a creative playmaker

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  31. leo

    the fans need to get more vocal look at manure their fans had that green & gold campaign result they spend 50m & now for next season will spend around 100m our half the squad is crap yet we are paying young and bad players more we have 4th highest wage bill 130m which is more than spuds who have wage bill 90m to make matters worse we have the worse commercial deals unless usmanov takes over nothing is going to change + i have this feeling we may loose rvp,walcott,song & tv5 unless wenger and board changes their approach and spend some money

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  32. Remi Olatifede

    Just like the veiws of the majority, Kalou is not d messiah we need, we deserve a striker of higher qualities. Pls do not forget that if we do not win any silverware next season, that ill be 8th straight! We need world class, we need wonderful game changers, we need a squad oppositions will be afraid of, we need every-opposition to sub-consciously know Arsenal will surely score them, its just a question of how many goal etc, etc. To me, the profile of Kalou does not fit perfectly.

    Remi

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  33. maroc

    junior holliet,- and i agree we must dethrone the trio in da board that’re krook, hillbile,and glaze-hes-pockets-izdis. they are corporate businesman not fc owners

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  34. Al Bundy Weed

    no thanks :: mr king Wenger we need 2 for top players;

    The first 1 Marjo Götze,. And a defender jjan vertonghen,

    and a bonus, a Forvard, Zlatan ibrahimovic .. Messi,. Lavezzi .. Higuain, Falcao,, Forlan ..

    buy some of them for the bonus to fans, it should look fantastic

    You can not send it to Mr. Wenger and tell him to buy them, there’s Money

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  35. George

    Well looking at the list of free players ‘Realist’ put up, I would love to see Nesta, Raul and Adler.
    Adler will be pushing for the No1 keeper spot, Raul is a football legend and would help out our youngsters, Nesta again a football legend, would help out our youngsters and add more depth and experience to the bench. and….. THEIR ALL FREE!!!!! If Arsenal do not consider any of these, then I will be hsocked, but most likely one I think would be Adler.

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  36. jonneessyy

    I think we should get him he can lead the line if he comes on for rvp n podolski on left or other eay rlund ud ratha kalou thn chamack id like us to end up wiv realistic signings tha we shud make to strenghthen our squad
    hoillet-

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  37. MattAFC95

    He’s a great player no doubt, We (Arsenal) can’t help but get long term injuries and if we brought Kalou in he could be back up and he might surprise people at how much game time he will get.

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  38. Llewellyn Herbert

    Wenger will get him… HE’S FREE!!!!
    What other top-four club sign so many FREE AGENTS??? How many F/A’s perform consistently well at AFC??? Silvestre? Chamakh?
    He’s not good enough for Chelsea to sugn him, but he’s good enough for Wengar!!!
    What’ll be said about the club’s direction, if they don’t win today???

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  39. Arsenal!!!!!!!!!!

    Straight up kalou isn’t necessary good for depth but I’d get someone like Sturridge if I was buying a winger. We need 3 more players as a bare minimum: forget belhander, m’villa, hazard and all the rest they’ve been exposed and are future superstars which = big £££.
    I’d say get a gk, cam and a cb that is essential. To add depth possible another striker, right back and cm/cdm/box2box. With the squad being as big as it is sell useless players the djourous, fabianski’s, almunias and squillacis. Nurse diaby, Wilshere and crimping back to fitness hopefully players like Ramsey and arshavin will be in form and that’s a solid team right there

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