With Arsenal’s hopes of the Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy accepting the offer to become a Gunner this summer looking increasingly forlorn, you would think that the priority for Arsene Wenger now in the transfer market was to find anopther forward that he thinks will give Arsenal what we need to win the Premier League next season.
Many people think that player could be Alvaro Morata and the Juventus and Spain star has certainly been featuring in a growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours in recent weeks, but it is a complicated and convuluted situation involving buy back clauses and other clubs that are also being linked with the 23-year old.
One of these clubs is our Premier League and London rival Chelsea, whose new manager Antonio Conte was previously the manager of Morata’s Serie A club. However, their time in Turin did not coincide as Conte left to become manager of Italy four days before Morata was signed, so I would not say that Chelsea have any advantage over us there. And the fact that Arsenal are in the Champions League while our rivals are not even in the Europa League is surely a big point in our favour.
We should soon see though, as the Evening Standard are reporting that Juventus have confirmed that Real Madrid are buying their former player back and that the deal will be done and dusted within days.
After that it is expected that Madrid will immediately listen to offers for the Spaniard, so will Arsenal be the ones to complete the second stage of this complicated transfer?
Real Madrid won’t accept less than 35 million pounds for him, I personally wouldn’t do that. Yes, his movement and positioning are better than Giroud’s but his goalscoring record is all but convincing despite scoring two for Spain these Euros.
Yes he could turn out world class but we need a striker that’s delivering the goods from day one in the 16/17 season.
i dont think he has better positioning than giroud.
Though i agree with you on movement
£35 million would be a steal
Good one! ..Ripped off.
1st Stage – Confirmed
2nd Stage – Nearly complete
3rd Stage – Incomplete
4th Stage – Diminished
5th Stage – No interest in the 1st place
It’s like the author forgot about the “Higuain done deal” rumours
in Arsenal’s case its like
1st Stage – Confirmed
2nd Stage – Offered
3rd Stage – Medical
4th Stage – Medical
5th Stage – Medical
6th Stage – Medical
7th Stage – Transfer season Closed
8th Stage – Window open
9th Stage – Confirmed ……
If it is true that RM are buying him back then I would expect a couple of contracts to be in place namely,
A. between RM and buying club
B. Between morata and buying club
Morata is at the euros, when did he go for medical, when did he hold the discussions for the move. All seems a bit unlikely to me, unless RM are buying him back, knowing they can sell for more money. Perhaps there is a time window for buying him back so they have to do it now. Or perhaps it is the normal imade up rubbish. Who knows
We need an upgrade on Giroud, not an expensive downgrade! Morata has a proven track record of not scoring many goals, despite playing for the strongest teams in their respective leagues. He may have a little potential, but potential has become a joke of a word at Arsenal of late. We need proven quality now!
I agree, akpom has potential but is no where near first team standard yet. Sanogo has potential but seems to be running out of time for it to develop. Walcott a few seasons ago seemed to be realising his potential but has regressed. Welbeck when fit was good last season but now seems to be an injury wreck.
Potential has not developed in to first team regular. We need proven quality
I feel Arsenal should just break British Record for Robert Lewandowski for about £70-75million with weekly wages of about 250k he has total club career games 432 and scored total club career goals 248 and played 78 goals 34 for Poland. He’s very Prolific better statistics than Benzema 485Played 242goals and 81Played 27goals for France , Higuain 451Played scored 227goals,Played 60 scored28 goals for Argentina, Cavani played433 scored235goals and 81games scored 32goals for Uruguay,Aubameyang played322 scored135 goals and scored 20 goals in 49 games for Gabon. only Suarez has better Statistics then him among his age rage 457games & 304goals and 84played and scored45goals for Uruguay ……Apart from those Two Aliens CR7 & Mes10
Is that the same CR7 that in his last two games at the euros had 20 shots, 4 on target and no goals, plus a missed penalty.
It is interesting that lewandowski, aubamange, lukaku etc keep being mentioned. Very occasionally messi, neymar and ronaldo. But there is never a mention of that leading goalscorer with EPL experience currently playing with Ramsey, I wonder why?
Does anyone we think we should make a bid for Fonte as a CB. I think he could be a good singing for us, and with Koeman gone it might be easier to get him?
Other players like Mahrez, Slimani, Vargas are also realistic should Arsenal want these players.
Wenger isn’t going to spend big on the two other players, you can forget about them he has already spent big on Xhaka.
Let me know your thoughts.
I reckon his most likely destination will be Chelsea. Conte has Juve connections as we know, also we know Conte likes options with strikers. Morata wont be the only one Id imagine. Another thing which people are ignoring, is that Real might actually want Morata for themselves, he played very well when he faced them, might have left an impression. Benzema has issues at the moment.
Would there be any point us going for a striker who offers what Giroud offers but in a different way. The Vardy bid showed us that Wenger wants a contrasting option, someone who offers a completely different threat. Unless Wenger is thinking about Girouds age, I don’t really see him going for Morata. I have not seen or heard anything yet which leads me to believe Wenger is keen on this player. Wenger likes monetary value in his signings, at the moment, this is all paper talk.
we need a faster striker who is also a ball player, good dribler n good finisher