The possible transfer of Mario Balotelli has been one of the most repeated Arsenal transfer rumours of the summer. It is also one of the strangest, because the high maintenance Italy international just does not really fir with the usual sort of signing you would normally expect from Arsene Wenger.
But the fact that the reports kept cropping up and that people like the striker’s agent, members of the board of his current club AC Milan, and even his girlfriend who posted a picture of the couple in front of the Arsenal merchandise display at a PUMA store, made me think there might actually be something in it. .......Read the full article here
If you have ever watched The Godfather, Arsenal fans, then you may be aware that the Italians, or the dodgy ones at least, can always make you an offer that you can’t refuse. But instead of waking up with a horse’s head under the bed sheets, Arsene Wenger could find himself with one of the world’s most talented strikers, in Mario Balotelli.
This particular Arsenal transfer rumour has been on and off all summer, but mostly off, especially after the infamous 23-year old had a less than emphatic World Cup finals in Brazil. Whether that put Wenger off, or the money that his club AC Milan wanted, or if there was ever anything to the story in the first place, we don’t know. .......Read the full article here
I must admit to being a bit baffled as to why Arsenal just stepped aside and allowed Liverpool to lead the race of Loic Remy. There was talk of his £80,000 a week wages being a problem for Arsene Wenger, but that is not a lot for a Premier League class striker these days.
The BBC, however, have reported that the Anfield club and QPR have already agreed the transfer fee of £8.5 million, which was the striker’s very affordable release clause and it looks like the move will soon be done and dusted. .......Read the full article here
Maybe it is just the way these things go in the media, but the Arsenal transfer rumours a couple of weeks ago were building to a crescendo about Mario Balotelli and it really did appear as if the controversial Italian was going to become an Arsenal player this summer.
Hints from the 23-year old himself, his agent and various figures connected with his Serie A club AC Milan all seemed to support the reports, but then it all collapsed like a souffle taken out of the oven too soon. So was it all just media hype, the sort which seems to happen around players linked with Arsenal during every transfer window? .......Read the full article here
As Arsenal fans were starting to get that old familiar summer feeling that is like being the shy kid at a school dance, nervously looking at the pretty girls from the sidelines but seeing the more confident lads move in and sweep them onto the dancefloor.
Maybe that is why we started to actually warm to the idea of signing Mario Balotelli, but the Italy international striker proved again last night that he is more Mad Mario than Super Mario, so it was quite a relief for me to read the report by Metro today that shows that Arsenal are not going to sign the AC Milan forward. .......Read the full article here
There have been countless Arsenal rumours over the last few weeks saying that the Gunners are going all out to sign Mario Balotelli as the answer to our striking problems, and yesterday an AC Milan director seemed to confirm that there are ongoing talks and the Italian giants are happy to sell the ex-Manchester City hitman.
Milan director Barbara Berlusconi has spoken to journalists in Italy. “Balotelli is a great player,” she said. “But nobody is irreplaceable. We will see what happens.” .......Read the full article here
We all know that Arsene Wenger likes a deal. The Frenchman forged a formidable reputation for his toughness in the transfer market, which was only enhanced when he had a very tight budget to work with in recent years. But last year, it all went a bit awry.
The Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis did not do much to help, after announcing that the Gunners were loaded and boasting that we could afford to battle it out with the big boys on transfer fees and wages. For the rest of the summer, it seemed to be a story of Wenger being overcharged and refusing to be held to ransom. .......Read the full article here
These two strikers could both, potentially be playing for Arsenal next season, but we could just as easily see neither of them at the Emirates next season, and they will be in action against each other tonight, as Italy face Costa Rica in the World Cup finals.
Those of us Arsenal fans who are also England fans will be hoping that Joel Campbell, the young Costa Rican striker who is already on the books of Arsenal, has an off day tomorrow, or at least that his team lose, because that is the only way that England stand a chance of getting out of the group, after another defeat by Uruguay. .......Read the full article here
Mario Balotelli has been the biggest subject of the Arsenal transfer rumours in the media recently, which does not necessarily mean that he is the player that Arsene Wenger has put on top of his list of summer targets, but it does strongly suggest it.
All of the Arsenal fans have their opinion on the Italy international, with some of us very keen to see the Gunners land him from AC Milan, while others do not want us to touch him with a barge pole. I don’t think this is an argument about ability, though, like it is with Olivier Giroud. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal On The Verge of a £25 million Move For Balotelli? by A.T.
It appears as though Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is really making an effort to act early in this summer’s transfer window. If reports from the media are to be believed, Arsenal are ready and willing to pay £25 million for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli. The Italian giants are open to selling the controversial frontman to ease financial problems. .......Read the full article here
Review of Mario Balotelli by Pmon
We all know that Arsenal are in dire need of a striker this transfer window, and as we are already linked with 10000384 strikers up until now, I thought I’ll do a review on the best of these striker transfer rumours for the JustArsenal readers.
My first review will be on AC Milan´s Mario Barwuah Balotelli.
Born: August 12, 1990 (age 23), Palermo, Italy
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.89 m)
Salary: 4.5 million EUR (2013)
Current teams: Italy national football team (#9 / Forward), A.C. Milan (#45 / Forward) .......Read the full article here
There is a definite difference of opinion among Arsenal fans on the subject of the possible transfer of Mario Balotelli from AC Milan. Not many doubt the Italian striker’s ability on the football field, although the concern there is that sometimes his attitude or off field distractions get in the way of his performances.
The main worry, for Arsenal fans, is that Arsene Wenger signs the Italy international, hoping that he has put all those problems behind him since leaving the Premier League and Man City for his boyhood club AC Milan, only to see them resurface once he comes to north London. .......Read the full article here