Arsenal chasing £55m France international to replace Ramsey?

There is just one month now until the transfer window opens and we are sure to be inundated with hundreds of silly Arsenal transfer rumours from now on, especially with the possibility of Aaron Ramsey being moved on.

So the first ‘top midfield prospects’ to be linked to us is the France international Tanguy Ndombele, with the Metro reporting this morning…..

Arsenal and Liverpool are continuing to monitor Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, according to reports. The 21-year-old has impressed in Ligue 1 this season and was rewarded with his first senior France cap last month. Ndombele is widely regarded as one of the top midfield prospects in France and has attracted plenty of interest from clubs across Europe. According to the Daily Mirror, both Liverpool and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Ndombele’s progress at Lyon.

And the report also claims that Everton are taking a close look at the France international, with Marco Silva viewing the 21-year-old as a ‘perfect fit’ for his midfield at Goodison Park. Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be in the race for Ndombele, who is valued at £55 million,

I must admit I have never heard of this lad before, but anyone that can break into the France team can’t be totally useless! Can anyone shed some light on this possible Arsenal target?



  1. tas says:

    Sorry admin to change the topic but

    just read Arsenals travel itinerary regarding our game against Vorskla Poltava in Ukraine we have to travel 4 hours in a plane then a further 3 hours in a coach journey to get there then after the match return to Luton airport 5pm Friday morning and we have to play against Spuds on Sunday @ 2pm, Spuds have a home game Wednesday and rest while we are traveling like mad, i think we should throw in the uth with squad players against Vorskla Poltava and keep our first eleven home to be fresh for the NLD

    1. Admin says:

      Where did you read that, tas?

        1. Admin says:

          Cheers I’ll check it out…

          1. tas says:

            also we will be playing in -12 C

          2. Declan says:

            The Sun! It must be true then.

          3. tas says:

            Declan it must be true because i travel to eastern Europe quite a lot and what scares me is the 3 hour couch trip and the hotel they will be staying, they are going to be tired getting there and exhausted when they get back and lack concentration on Sunday, so if we field a strong team against the Ukrainians don’t expect Arsenal to be on same par as we was against Liverpool

          4. tas says:

            just to add playing in -12C will be like playing two games back to back, the cold drains the energy out of you

          5. Declan says:

            @tas, it was a throw away remark, a joke ?

          6. Mayembe says:

            Guys let’s support our manager is a good coach, just had the quality plays we are behind you let’s go arsenal fans,1 Dembele from Barca 2 Pepe from lilie 3 Isco from real & asensio also from real 5 James baryn

          7. jon fox says:

            The Sun are totally reliable , PROVIDED you only want to know the date and the name of the paper, both on the front page and never wrong. On pretty much everything else , however, well…….! A so called paper that changes its political stance according to who is likely to win the next election is as two faced as KROENKE, who absurdly claims to support the team he owns. Never trust a snake, be it made of flesh and blood or of paper and print!

          8. Sue says:

            We’ve qualified’s a nothing game… surely all the youngsters & subs will be playing

          9. tas says:

            Sue that,s what i’m hoping for

          10. Break-on-through says:

            Because of CL teams dropping down, you want to win this group because if not, I think you might get one of them in next round. My memory isn’t great but that’s the way I think I remember it.

            Still, I would keep everyone at home who I intend to using, or who I’d possibly use against the little tiny weeny teeny adorable little Totts.
            It would be a good test for our under 23’s with a small mix of under utilized senior/squad players.

          11. Lance says:

            Admin, UEFA has ruled that the match be played in Kiev because of the uncertain security situation. So that saves Arsenal some trouble.

    2. tas says:

      Its getting worst for us = THE MIRROR

      Arsenal’s trip to Ukraine to take on Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League on Thursday will go ahead despite political unrest in the country.

      Martial law has been introduced in the country to combat Russian aggression as a response to the capture of three Ukrainian vessels off the coast of Crimea on Sunday.

      The parliamentary decision, which suspends ordinary law to bring in a military government for 30 days, led to Arsenal ‘s gruelling trip this week being thrown into doubt.

      But after liason with Arsenal officials, Vorskla and the Foreign and Commonwealth office, Uefa released a statement confirming the game will take place as planned.

  2. Innit says:

    We need an upgrade of Ramsey and Xhaka to go to the next level
    If he is good enough, I’m fine with it

    I’m happy with Torreira and Guendouzi but we need a top box2box central midfielder to join our good defensive midfielders

    1. Midkemma says:

      I’m not suggesting AMN can do the B2B all season long and his form will mean he is never dropped, I do want to see him played in the B2B role more often though and as someone who can carry the ball out of our half and go pass a couple players before releasing the ball into space.

      I miss Cazorla 🙁 Although not a B2B like Vieira was, he did carry the ball and he was trusted to be able to hold onto it and wriggle away from player.

      I think AMN could be similar in the sense he could build the trust to hold onto the ball, he has already shown he can glide past a player when he wants… While showing good def attributes to win the ball back. He is only 1 year younger than Torreira but AMN lacks the experience that Torreira has.

      DM: Torreira and Guendouzi
      B2B: AMN and ???????

  3. Declan says:

    I can’t see us spending £55 million when our rumoured transfer fund for next summer is only £30 million.

    1. BEdwom ELias says:

      This cant be true pls, stop the spread

    2. ThirdManJW says:

      We better start shifting the likes of Ozil, Cech, Mustafi, Xhaka, and Miki, to generate some funds then.

      1. jon fox says:

        Great post which would have been even better had it been ACTED upon fully two years ago. Ther eis still so much deadwood in our club that needs removing . Some of that deadwood is very talented but without courage, workrate and desire, next to useless. Almost alone on here I constantly need to remind Gooners what a total waste of money, wages and a shirt ALL idle players are. Walcott the Weed being the prime example for that farcically wasted decade he wore our shirt(I could not truthfully call it “playing”). No title winning team has ever carried two or three idle players which we have in our current regular players. Ozil, Mkhi and even Auba, despite his good goals/ games ratio. All too lazy and it needs to be said. Emery has worked near wonders with many of the players he inherited but failed to motivate these three. Put aside bias for a moment and consider how true this is. The workrate level of Torreira and DW is what ALL PLAYERS SHOULD WORK TOWARDS. Can OTHER Gooners also please take up this cudgel on behalf of the necessary future success of our beloved club?

        1. ThirdManJW says:

          Yeah I have never understood why Arsenal are about the ONLY club, that HAVEN’T taken advantage of the insane transfer market, and inflated prices, by selling more players? Especially when we don’t have an owner who’s willing to subsidise the club.

          When you have to generate your own funds, surely selling players for big money, and when they refused contract extensions, should have been an absolute priority? Instead we constantly let contracts run down? Ramsey was the perfect example. He had done pretty much nothing for us up to Euro 2016, then had a great tournament, and instead of selling him for huge money, we hang on to him, he gives us ANOTHER 2 poor seasons, and now his contract is about to run out, so we’ll get almost nothing for him!

          Arsenal have been great at teaching other clubs at ‘what not to do in the transfer market’.

          1. jon fox says:

            Spot on, Third Man. Gazidis was always a disastrous CEO -thank God he finally left and a pity he wasn’t sacked years before he chased Italian money. The SNAKE!. Our selling policy has been a sick joke for many years past. The club, until this new regime came, seemed to be on a deliberate path to financial suicide. Ramsey and Sanchez not being cashed in earlier are JUST TWO PRIME EXAMPLES.

    3. Midkemma says:

      I read the AST worked out we had £40 million a few months ago.

      I could see Arsenal spending most of that on one player but I honestly do think we will sell players and generate enough funds to make a marquee signing and one for the future, I doubt it would be on a CM though when it looks like a right sided goalscoring attacker will cost a pretty sum.

      I think ElNeny could be up for sale, not a massive figure but we could get £10-£15 million for him, he is a hard worker and EPL proven while being just before his peak.
      I think Ramsey could be sold in Jan, not as much as we would hope but maybe £10 million… Paying a relatively small fee like that to get him this season and potentially useful in the UCL (he scores big goals) could be seen as worth it.
      Chambers? Being English and he isn’t a bad CB… We could get £15 million for him, he is still young as CBs go…

      3 players who wouldn’t be missed could earn us between £30 million and £40 million.

      I am not worried at all, yes it would be nice to splash the cash but Torreira is like a big value player signed for cheap thanks to Sven. We bought two class CM for just over £30 million. If Sven can repeat that and we do get the top end of what I speculated then it would leave around £50 million for a marquee signing… Someone like Pepe maybe?

  4. Th14 says:

    Ndombele is good but I’d prefer we invest that money in Fornals instead. The guy is a gen6in midfield.

    1. Sal says:

      talking about spanish players just watched this guy aaron martin looks insane as a lb TH would be a perfect replacement for montreal…i also would prefer Ndombele to be honest as he’s a beast, would love a player that reminds me of Viera but don’t see it happening and not for 55 mil, Fornals is very similar to Torreira no?

  5. Innit says:

    Wish we had anyone of these at their peak now
    Would be fantastic with Torreira/Guendouzi

    We could also use a consistent quality CAM
    I don’t believe Ozil and Mkhitaryan can compete with Ericksen, DeBruyne/Silva, Fabregas Mata etc to take us to the next level

    When Ozil got 19 assists and 6 goals that season, I thought we finally got the real Ozil but he just has world class moments once in a while sadly now

    1. Midkemma says:

      Ozil has scored 3 goals compared to Eriksen 0.
      Ozil has only 1 assist to Eriksens 2.
      Ozil has assisted 2 assists compared to Eriksen 1.
      Ozil has made more forward passes.
      Ozil has made more passes.

      You think Eriksen is the better ACM?
      Oh and Mata stats are worse all over.

      You may want Ozil to be more of an influence but is this a case of the grass must be greener on the other side without looking at the other side in as much detail compared to this side?

  6. Franko says:

    You can watch him dribble like mad here

  7. Sal says:

    Teji Savanier is being raved about in Ligue 1 this year, he’s done well for nimes maybe him as a cheaper option to replace ramsey?

  8. Break-on-through says:

    He looks a good player on his highlight reel, I know most of them do, but allot of big clubs have taken a keen interest and as you say, he can’t be all that bad if he’s already called up to the world cup holders. Deschamps, he seems to be in good form ever since he got that cup, he gave Guendouzi a call up and Lacazette, there are probably many more like that, but his squad is aging in midfield area. If we are interested in this player, Ndombele joining Torriera, all we would need next is an Adrian Rabiot and our midfield central would look a great deal like his old PSG engine room. PSG when they still had that guy they sold to Juventus, forget his name but he’s a very good player ..I really liked him. He was instrumental in France bossing midfield against lesser teams and v better sides he was sound defensively before springing those sharp attacking counters. So yeah, I think our engine room would look similar to PSG’s from about three or four seasons back.

    1. Sal says:

      matuidi 🙂

      1. Break-on-through says:

        Cheers mate.

    2. TH14-TW14 says:

      That was Lauren Blanc’s PSG and not Emery’s. Blanc’s PSG was dope. I loved Blanc’s midfield with Matuidi and Verati running things.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        I didn’t realize that, he brought in Verratti and paired him with Matuidi. You’re right, they were excellent together, I loved watching that midfield.

  9. Frederick Nyakiamo says:

    This is the box to box midfield player in the mould of Vieira we have been yearning for now that we have a Gilberto in the form of Torreira. On his day Tanguy N’dombele is an action packed midfielder in the mould of Yahya Toure and getting him will be a positive addition to bring back the fear factor in our midfield that has been devoid of character,presence and grit until the arrival of Torreira recently.

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