Arsenal handed major boost in beating Man Utd to Lukaku transfer

Unless the Arsenal board and Arsene Wenger were to have a drastic change in the way they spend money on transfer fees and wages, you would generally assume that we would lose out in a toe-to-toe transfer battle with a big spending club like Manchester United.

So when the football media started reporting that the Everton and Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku was ready to move on from his current club in the summer, Arsenal hopes were soon dashed when The Sun reported the player’s own father suggesting that Old Trafford was one of the ideal destinations for his son.

However, it appears that a big pay packet is not the most important thing for this powerful striker, as the Daily Star has reported Lukaku himself declaring that he wants to be playing the Champions League next season. So unless Louis van Gaal can get his inconsistent and overpaid bunch of misfits to improve from now until the end of the season it looks unlikely that the big Belgian will be pulling on a United shirt next season.

Lukaku said, “It’s good to be mentioned because it means they are keeping an eye on me. But I have an agent who is dealing with this for me at the moment.

“Let’s see what the future brings. I need to be playing in the Champions League. That’s the next step for me. It will be nice to play in the Champions League for next season.”

We cannot be sure but I strongly suspect that the striker would not be keen to fight for a place at Man City with Aguero or with Kane at Tottenham either so can you think of a Premier League club heading for a Champions League place that needs a new first choice centre forward?

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  1. Lukaku is a beast of a striker if there is any truth to this story, I would welcome him with open arms! Coyg!

  2. What to make of this Metro story ??

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly going all out to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the summer transfer window.
    Aubameyang has scored 76 goals in 134 appearances for Borussia Dortmund since making his debut for the Bundesliga outfit in 2013 but is now being linked with a move to north London.
    Le 10 Sport say it’s true that the Gunners are offering £63.2million for the 26-year-old forward and Wenger is now determined to get his man.
    The French manager is looking to bring attacking reinforcements to the Emirates and it’s understood Aubameyang is among his top targets ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
    Manchester United are also thought to be interested in the incredibly highly-rated Gabon international.

    1. This is the story on Le10 Sport.

      The English media have recently claimed that Arsenal preparing a big offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Should we believe it? The answer.

      In the first fortnight of March, several British media reported that Arsenal had actually been in the running for the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The British newspaper, The Telegraph, claimed Arsenal preparing an offer of 80 million euros for Aubameyang. What exactly is it? Should we believe it?

      Borussia Dortmund requires between 80 and 100 million for Aubameyang

      According to our information, this information is accurate. In recent weeks, Arsene Wenger has indeed advanced his pawns towards Aubameyang, which constitutes one of its priority targets for the upcoming summer transfer window. According to sources, Arsenal had indeed informed the various parties that he was preparing a big offer of transfer to the center forward Borussia Dortmund. If the 10 Sport could not have confirmation of the amount mentioned by the Telegraph, it is certainly correlated with the floor set by Borussia Dortmund. Indeed, as the 10 Sport had revealed earlier, the German club requires between 80 and 100 million euros for Aubameyang.

  3. Go Easy Bob,
    We haven’t guaranteed champions league football for next season, Yet!
    And Lukaku’s father also mentioned Munich along with Utd.

    Wenger missed the boat concerning Lukaku 4 years ago and I can’t see him paying £40- 50 million for the player now.

    We have been linked with a 16 year old, who has been dubbed as the new Ibrahimovic,who by the way is 6ft.3′ ?
    And also the young forward at Ajax, who has been banging in the goals for fun.
    ( sorry, I can’t remember their names, but does anyone really care? ?)

    1. “I can’t see him paying £40- 50 million for the player now.”

      I know it was a long time ago now >.< but Ozil cost us £42.5 mil and if he can be an example, along with Alexis, that spending big on special talent can be worth it.

      I am not saying that THE BOARD will pay over £40mil but I am showing an example where we did to get Ozil, strange things happen huh.

      "Wenger missed the boat concerning Lukaku"
      I think you meant it was THE BOARD who missed out on Lukaku.
      Dein done the transfers when he was at Arsenal, not Wenger. Dein and Wenger developed a close friendship which made it easier for Wenger to get who he wanted. After Dein it was Wenger alone until Gazidis came into Arsenal from USA Soccer league, Oh yeah, Gazidis is a City fan as well PMSL! I find that a funny fact when I read the Nasri transfer over again and how he blames Silent Stan for wanting the money, Silent Stan would of been advised by Gazidis. Wenger told us all that he wouldn't sell both Nasri and Cesc in the same window, we all know that those 2 was in the Wenger Favorite bracket, look how Wenger looks after his favorites.

      I am not saying Wenger knows best, I am saying that Wenger has become a shadow of his former self due to not having the support he had when Dein was at Arsenal, he does his best for Arsenal.

      Is his best good enough?
      I do fear that we would drop worse than UTD if we lose Wenger without having a shake up in the board and the boards goals (titles instead of making profit), no new manager can be expected to make the profit Wenger has been and keep us in the CL, not like Wenger who has shown that consistency.

      In my ideal world Silent Stan would sell up to an Arsenal fan and Wenger would move up to the board and we would get Dein back for transfer dealings.

  4. LOL..Here we go with the latest rumours again.
    I’ve always said this… and I’ll say it again: Set your expectations VERY low when it gets to Arsenal Transfer News, and I promise, you’ll never be disappointed.

  5. If Wenger’s not moving out and I doubt he is regardless of what he achieves (or not) by season ends an overhaul to some degree will be necessary. It is needed specially if you want to keep your biggest stars (Ozil, Sanchez and Bellerin) if we go by the rumours.
    Look Flamini, Arteta, Rosicky, & Debuchy are on the move that’s 4 players to replace and an argument can be made that 4 more could be on the move: Giroud/Walcott (my preference for many reasons), Per (if you want to plan ahead but no necessity), maybe a winger Ox/Campbell (he must be getting tired of sitting on the bench even after playing well) & finally a keeper a move that could be forced upon the club.
    In the middle it’s not too complicated the Xhaka rumours please me a lot & if it’s not him than Carvalho by now we should know what both are capable of doing.
    In defense if it happens cause I believe Wenger has tried so many times to pair up Kos/Gab but do to injuries or suspension couldn’t. Marquinhos would be a good pick & Stones otherwise but trikier.
    in attack it’s obvious Lukaku would be a great & more affordable pick than Aubameyang otherwise Zlatan would be bring pedigree & mental toughness but old and I’m wary of that having a striker for 3-5 years!
    Bringing player from the youth set up like Bielik, seeing Jenkinson back too would round that up well!!
    Worth mentionning Kroos & Jorginho are interesting targets because if one of them come Ramsey & Wilshere should be concerned.

  6. Couple of points. He had media spat with mourinho so move to manu may not happen if mo goes there. His father referred to manu or munich, if Lewandowski leaves, presumably if he follows pep to manc.

    Cannot see it happening, too many other clubs will be after him, wenger (kroenke) will not pay the asking price.

  7. if only arsenal and AW knew how to utilize these ‘boosts’, we would be at the top of the table by now..Oh, we would also be having suarez but +1mil.?

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