Arsenal close on striker transfer after Welbeck injury setback

There were a lot of unhappy Arsenal fans in the days following the closing of the summer transfer window, especially after it was then revealed that our England international and former Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck would have to go under the knife to fix the knee injury that he had been struggling with since April.

It then looked as if Arsene Wenger had badly missed a trick and left the Arsenal squad dangerously short of firepower. His decision to not sign a single outfield player to add to the transfer of Petr Cech from Chelsea was looking even more short sighted when Arsenal lost first Theo Walcott and then Alexis Sanchez to injury. You could say that we have got away with it but then again we could have been in an even better position.

Maybe the manager himself has regretted his transfer decisions and now that we have heard that the latest injury update on Welbeck is yet another delay, it appears that he is not going to make the same mistake again. According to a Metro report we have stepped up our transfer pursuit of the Celta Vigo and Spain striker Nolito.

The news from Spain is that we are close to sealing the deal, beating the likes of Barcelona and other clubs that have been linked with him. With seven goals from just 10 games to add to his two La Liga player of the month awards this season, the release clause of less than £13 million appears to be a real bargain.

So is it the cut price transfer fee that has done it for the prof or has he realised that he made a mistake in the summer?

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  1. We should have wrapped up the league by now. Barring injuries and a bit of luck.
    We are now 1 point ahead of City who is our biggest rival. We should have beaten Norwich and West Brom so that would have got us total 6 points clear. Now last week City got and own goal in stoppage time so another 2 ponts if we had some luck and they dont have. So it would have make it 8 points. So that is past.
    Now if we beat City at Emirates, then with luck in the past we could have 11 points lead over city and 9 over Leister. That is almost certain to have the cup in Emirates.

    But we still can achieve some success if we beat city which can get us 4 ponits lead over them.
    Guys we need to win this match. This is most important match of our season

    1. The past is full of regrets, the future full of uncertainties. The only time for happiness is the present.
      Words of wisdom from our very own Arsene Wenger.
      Just be happy with where we are today my friend.

      1. Sounds like something John Lennon would say.

        Life is what happens when your busy making other plans.

        Sound philosophy from our wise and astutely aware manager.

    2. We lead 9 points over Leister and 11 points over City? They must falling sleep during those period.

  2. So is it the cut price transfer fee that has done it for the prof
    or has he realised that he made a mistake in the summer?

    I think that it might have something to do with the player been injured at the moment ?

    Nolito is 29 and there’s no point in spending 13 million on a injured player,who is unproven in the premier league.

    Vardy is around the same age, he has proved he can score goals in this league and it has been reported that 15 million would be enough to buy his services.

    To be honest, I wouldn’t want either of these striker’s,
    I was only comparing Vardy as being a better option.

    Whereas Kokorin is 24 and is available in January for a bargin 4.3 million.
    He is a much better alternative to the Above mentioned players.

    1. Apart of their amazing run that take ’em to the top, Leister is having some kind of amnesia. They forget the real place where they belong, hahaha… Only at EPL all this fairy tale could happen. Vardy only scored 5 goals last season, but now that’s not the case. Should we sign him (Leister tagged him 30M pounds) for his might be one year of magical moment? I don’t think so. Apart of his injury, Nolito at La Liga is telling the same story. January window is hard business to do. Club won’t sell players in the middle of season unless they bankrupt. The players are use to be settling this period unless they’re not. My opinion, promote Chuba Akpom or else. But in midfield sector I hear that William Carvalho is looking for exit after refused new contract extension.

      1. its going to be yaya sanogo 🙁 ajax will send him back in jan so unless we sell him he could be welbecks replacement till season end as a new signing would stifle Campbell progress.

        what should happen
        get rid of yaya
        send ox on loan?
        add a quality attacking player

        1. Well Coquelin failed over in Germany for Freiburg I think it was so wouldn’t read anything into the Ajax failure, he may just be a late bloomer like Coq Sheringham Wrighty Vardy? etc etc. And even if he doesn’t make it ..that is just how things go, some you win and some you lose.

      1. Hahaha … why not?
        Alot of fan’s seem to like the name la Coq,
        So we might as well get that Kokorin, while we’re at it ?

        His the best and cheapest option your gonna get in the January transfer window, As his club want to cash in before his contract runs out in the summer.


    It’s really not intelligible when some people say most Target players we wanted in the summer are underperforming in a different team now…. This would have happened if we had bought em, that could have happened if we had done this(Dodged a bullet we may think )….. But i think somethings can be Averted and the future can be altered…..but one of the most considerable factor is that….those players didn’t Join ARSENAL….. U have no idea what could have happened to their Lives if they’d join a Team like Arsenal and are surrounded by excellent team mates (as Long as u don’t use ur best players while bringing em in or they aren’t injury proned….there’s no big harm in trying)….most Teams makes u Look better, some Just run u into the ground!…. I rest my case

  4. The Metro????
    Welbeck may take time to hit form again.
    If we wanna take a risk, let it be Pato.@ least he was considered world class rather than kokorin or nolito
    He is even a little yonger than nolito.his injuries are now over.
    Is there a way I can receive updates as soon as a new article is posted?(

  5. Spending on a 29 year old winger that has never played in the PL sounds absolutely ridiculous.
    Wilshere can play on the left aswell, that will be Arsene’s internal solution for missing Welbeck, who doesn’t have to be replaced by a transfer. What Arsene really needs to do is sign that midfield general we’re all moaning for for over 2 years now

  6. Another injury set back for yet another of our players…

    Few days back word was Wilshere will be fit for games by early January, only for him to suffer a set back… same thing with Welbeck….is it our players, physios, medics that is jinxed or what?…i know coke back dates after injury is tough to predict but am sure we are the only club who hardly ever get it right, soon as we are given a date you cam be rest assured 80% of the time it will be wrong…..when Chelsea’s Courtois was injured weeks back the club said he will be back in December and their first game this month he was in goal..what are we doing wrong?

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