£31m-rated Serie A Striker-target WANTS Arsenal move?

Are Arsenal finally going to bring in a top-class striker to to help us compete at the top of the Premiership? Well, according to a report in today’s Express we are! They report that Arsene Wenger is preparing talks with Palermo over their 21 year-old hitman Paulo Bruno Dybala and is considering whether to take him or the more experienced (and expensive) Edison Cavani from PSG.

The Argentinian youngster has taken Serie A by storm this season with nine goals and four assists so far for Palermo, and the little Sicilian club are willing to let him go if they receive a firm bid of 40m Euros (around £31m) in January. The report says that both Liverpool and Man United are also interested but Dybala is only interested in a move to the Gunners.

The Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini is quoted as saying about Dybala: “Within two years, he’s going to be better than Cristiano Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi and [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic.

“It would take €40m (£31m) to take him away from us. He’s the best striker in Serie A.”

They say that Wenger would refer to get Cavani, but there would be no resale value in buying the PSG hitman and it would be a better investment to buy Dybala, especially if he lives up to his president’s flattery in the future.

Wenger himself said a couple of months ago: “If you look across Europe and the world of football, then South America is the only continent to develop strikers today,”

“If you look across Europe where are the strikers from? You will see that many of them – at least 80 per cent – come from South America.”

So it would seem obvious that Arsenal should concentrate on getting Dybala to play alongside Alexis in the Arsenal front line, or does Wenger think that Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck are speaking Spanish? Arsenal have already released Lukas Podolski, and both Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo are expected to follow him out on loan deals, so is Wenger making room for a ew striker in the squad?

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  1. Noooo!!!! I don’t want to hear any rumour about any attack minded player until our defensive issues are sorted out.
    Even if its Messi and CR7…I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Few weeks back I was like who is this guy but then I watched some Palermo matches and let me just say, this kid is going to be big! He scored a brace yesterday and so far this season he’s got 9 goals and 6 assists in 17 matches.

    Those are just stats but this lad got mad dribbling skills and great finishing! From what I’ve seen he can really curl a shot. I know YouTube can make even Gervinho look like Messi but I suggest you check him out and watch full matches, he is impressive just at the age of 21.

    As for reported £31 millions, I doubt he will cost that much. His contract is about due in 2016. But I might splash the cash anyways, this kid can be a star.

      1. He will wait if he could get him for free in 18 months. Oh and Dybala should be dropped to Serie B if he wants Wenger to be interested.

    1. i did the same, and i knew him before as i do have some pals who are milan supporters, he trashed milan, but i cant see us going for him.

      1. No….he is South American and expensive…..just like, hang on bear with me, let me think…..oh yes I remember, Alexis Sanchez.

    2. This lad also has the second best defensive stats in Europe for attackers, which shows he works hard aswell

  3. Great young player! If and i say if this rumour is true, i wouldnt mind him coming to the emirates at all! Coyg!

    1. The next Messi. Let’s not miss him like we did Mark1. Well worth backing at £18 or £30mil IMO. Pure talent, tricks, technique and footballing brain.

  4. Load of cobblers
    Wenger wont be buying in anyone in this window and by the time it gets to the summer this guy will be on everyone radar if he’s that good.
    Said it before and will say it again, until the suits at the top are outted or fear for their share prices this situation wont change in the slightest.

  5. I hope I am wrong but I cant see this being an exciting window for us.
    Wenger has stated that he has Walcott, Akpom, Giroud and Sanchez up front so even though people are crying for Cavanni etc I dont see anyone coming up front.

    DM we all know that Wenger has brought Coquelin back and now comments on how well hes doing. I suggest he may be trying to get a DM player but on the cheap, if he’s not succesful he’ll say “we have Coquelin and Flamini”. I’d take a loan of a big name with a clause to buy in the Summer.
    CB I’m hearing Perrin or Winston Reid, again I think Wenger is going to shop in the bargain basement for this position. I had hoped that he’d go for a Schar, Varane, Carvalho, (DM and CB). I personally cannot believe we are going to push onto the end of the season with Per M as a starter!

    I hope for the best but expect to be underwhelmed come Feb 2nd 🙁

    1. Yes. As we know it’s defenders that wins games not goals. Goals are not important in football.

  6. If he’s that good, then it’s a no brainer really. I don’t care if we have 10 strikers already, just sign him up!

    1. If he’s that good then I see no reason for Juve, Roma, City, Chelsea, Bayern or PSG to buy him anyway.

      1. Sanchez, Ozil and Cazorla are all good players. Why didn’t Juve, Roma, City, Chelsea, Bayern or PSG go for them? All players are for grabs buddy.

  7. The report says “Wenger is preparing a bid!!!!”
    How does one prepare a bid?? Why not just bid n if not accepted bid again a bigger price??
    #Wenger is the foe
    #Pythagoras knows best
    # 🙁 🙁 🙁

    1. It means his waiting to find a quality pen befitting his hand with which to write down his offer on paper (paper must also be of a exceptionally high standard).

      This could take some time….

  8. This post is incorrect anyhow. Not even The Express are claiming he WANTS to join Arsenal..

    Someone will bag him but based on history I wouldn’t bet on it being us.:(

  9. Yes, go for it. I don’t think Wenger would loan Podolski, Sanogo and Campbell (TBD) unless he were serious about buying a striker.

    As much as I/We know how much we need a DM and CB there are always times you have to get a player if he’s special and you have the opportunity to get him. Ozil, Sanchez may not have been “needs” when we got them but I wouldn’t trade them for anyone (except Messi).

  10. obviously , this young italian striker has no intrest in playing in the champions league . why would he want to come to us , there is no hope of champions league football at the emirates next season , and i for one am delighted . no champions league = no more clown wenger.

  11. As poor as some of our players have been, Wenger has performed worse. He has been worst performer for 10 years.

    Wenger out

  12. 60mil for Cavani they said… Invest for the future and the present, another top talent linked with us, offer 25mil and we might have a deal 🙂

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