Posted on August 01, 2017 by ADMIN

Should Arsenal swoop to beat transfer shy Spurs to Barkley?

We Arsenal fans have had way more than our fair share of disappointing transfer windows, especially during the last 10 years or so when the move from Highbury to the new Emirates Stadium and the way it was financed left Arsene Wenger trying to compete with cash rampant Premier League rivals like Man City and Chelsea on a shoestring budget.

And while it still looks like the Gunners will fall way short of the spending of some clubs once again this summer, the boss has done a lot more than our north London rivals Tottenham, and according to a Metro report we could be about to give the spuds another roasting in the transfer market.

The report explains that one of their top targets is the Everton and England attacking midfield star Ross Barkley, who the Toffees’ manager Ronald Koeman has admitted will be moving on, but that their chairman Daniel Levy thinks the price is too high and hopes to sign Barkley for less just before the window closes.

That leaves the door open for another club to swoop in and beat Spurs to the punch, so would you like it to be Arsenal that got Barkley and left our rival fans in the same sort of mood that we have felt ourselves many times over?

Bob.

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11 thoughts on “Should Arsenal swoop to beat transfer shy Spurs to Barkley?

  1. JW

    Barkley is not a difference maker. Arsenal needs to get rid of some of the dead weight on the roster (The likes of Jack Wilshere, David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Lucas Perez, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, and Joel Campbell) and bring in difference makers. Arsenal has enough squad players.

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    1. gotanidea

      Agree, Barkley is not better than Arsenal’s current midfielders. If Arsenal wants to step up, they should get players that do not like to play safe and has skills to accomodate their risky playing styles, like Barcelona’s legendary midfielders.

      Arsenal players’ problem is they tend to play safe by doing a lot of backpasses and quickly pass the ball to their nearest teammate without possessing the ball longer to wait for a better chances. This reflects Arsenal manager’s mentality and Premier League clubs’ football level in general.

      To improve, Arsenal should get players that are used to play with higher football level. I prefer Jean Seri and Rafinha than Barkley.

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      1. waal2waal

        …anyone should see – taking 23yr old, england international attacking midfielder, ross barkley and playing in the arsenal team produces a pretty awesome prospect indeed. He needs a new challenge plus the world cup coming up he’l want to improve. If he’s on his way here we’d all better get used to it. Is ross any better or worse than aaron ramsey?

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  2. Arsenal_Girl

    I would prefer Gueye but don’t mind both if Wenger feels like spending

    Rumour has it that Wenger is interested in Jean Michael Seri

    First things first. Finish Lemar signing. We need to get Lemar or Mahrez

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    1. Quantic Dream

      I agree! I have watched that Idrissa Gueye guy play and man he.is.good! He is a strong tackler, quick, brilliant passer and reader of the game always imposing his will on opponents in the midfield. Midfielders like him are who need at Arsenal..mot the likes of Ramsey, Wilshere and to some extent soon to be 280k per week king of laziness Mesut Ozil.

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  3. Arsene Wenger

    Why would the Arsenal employ two Oxlade-Chamberlain in their squad?

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  4. jod

    As a Spurs supporter please take Barclay, you’d be doing us a favour. He has some ability but a poor attitude and the mental side is crucial for our team. I really don’t see why we interested in him.

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  5. waal2waal

    ..in a match (imagine) we rest ozil by replacing him with england international barkley, or where ozil gets injured barlkley can come on and continue our midfield attack. I would settle for that, we really don’t have the deep pocket of man utd, citeh or chelski (remember).

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  6. amb98

    No way. Barkley is inconsistent and hasn’t improved much since bursting onto the scene, he gives the ball away so much. He would also cost at least £30m and will want wages of over 120k. There are better options available like Goretzka, Lemar, Mahrez, Seri, Kovacic.

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  7. Vlad

    Another Ox/Wilshere. If we sell one of them, or preferably both I wouldn’t be opposed from getting Barkley as their replacement, but definitely not at the price that’s been talked about.

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