Arsenal have uphill battle to land target Timo Werner

Supposed Arsenal target Timo Werner has named Manchester City and Man United as two clubs he couldn’t turn down a move to.

The 21 year-old has been strongly linked with a move to our club in recent weeks, but he appears to have poured water on the move.

The North London side have been linked with a £50 Million move for the German international in the summer, with Werner continuing to consistent score goals for his RB Leipzig Bundesliga side.

Timo has managed to score three goals in his six Champions League outings thus far, and added to that with another two goals in the Europa League this week, and also has 10 goals in his 20 league appearances thus far this term also.

Werner has also cemented his place in the German international team with some sublime efforts for his country, and is swiftly becoming one of the most wanted players in the world.

Despite his reputation, he still remains at RB Leipzig, but you can be assured that there is plenty of interest in his signature, and you would expect that he would get his move to one of the biggest clubs in Europe come the end of the season, and he has admitted that there are clubs that he simply couldn’t turn down.

TW said: ‘If you take Germany, it would be a lie to say that you would not like to play for Bayern.

‘It would be a lie to say in England you’d not like to play for Manchester United or Manchester City.


‘Spain – Barca or Real. There are great clubs in every league. Italy or France would not be my leagues, but the other three.

‘There are so many clubs you’d like to play for. I don’t want to tie myself down. ‘I’ll see what happens.’

Arsenal had been linked as a potential suitor for him, but given that the club have already invested over £100 Million on two strikers in the past 12 months, I would find it hard to believe that we would be reinvesting in another striker so soon afterwards.

Can you see Timo Werner moving to the Emirates this summer?

Pat J


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  1. McLov says:

    It would be very Wenger-like to buy a forward when we urgently need defensive reinforcementsreinforcement.

    And when we needed to replace RVP, he neglected that for 5 years.

    1. Midkemma says:

      I do feel Wenger has wanted CFs but not had the support from Gazidis in getting who he has wanted throughout the years.

      Look at the difficulty he had in getting Laca, how many years did we fail?

      How many years did Sven fail getting Auba… 😛

      Gazidis and Wenger do not appear to work well together, we seen a peek of this when Wenger went above Gazidis and directly to Silent Stan to keep his job.

      We have read from ex players how Wenger doesn’t like confrontation, add that into Gazidis appearing to not trust Wenger enough to have wanted him to have a new contract…

      Scouting system appears to have been there just to feed Wenger and not to find gems, the gem finding was down to Wenger and as such, Gazidis had little aid in finding players outside of Wenger.

      Wenger enjoyed the power of being the only guy who knew about football and when others was relied upon, they failed. I have seen plenty of fans moan about Welbroke and I am one of them, Wenger only wanted him on loan though and it was Gazidis who signed him, Wenger said he would have only loaned him in an interview. This is Wengers ‘soft power’, when the CEO fails then it is used to prove that Wenger should be trusted.

      I honestly do think that is partially Wengers fault and partially Gazidis, Gazidis relied upon a Wenger tool and it backfired, he needed to have got ‘specialists’ in sooner to get the advice he was wanting. He needed to show he had a pair of footballs 😛

      I hope Gazidis keeps on getting in professionals who excel in specific fields.

      Get a ‘GK Manager’ who is directly responsible for training GKs, manager watches training and talks to GK Manager but doesn’t do the GK coaching.

      Same for Def, Mid, Att…

      Never ever again allow a single manager build a system where others are set up to fail unless they go through him.

      1. John Ibrahim says:

        those days dein always take care of the transfers and contracts….he has a way to charm the board and get most deals done even to an extend of paying extra thus leaving wenger to do the managing

        these days we couldnt even land our top targets till recently

  2. John0711 says:

    Losing interest in this site admin without thumbs up and repeat threads

    1. Innit says:

      Why does that matter so much to you?
      Just curious
      I don’t see why you would lose interest in the site just for that

      1. bran911 says:

        But people do, me too
        Just ain’t fun anymore without the thumbs up/down statements. For example for your reply you could have your own thumb up, and 48 thumb downs, too fun to express opinions that way don’t you think?

      2. John0711 says:

        Repeat threads are obviously boring as we’ve already discussed the topic and there seems to be more lately. And the thumbs added a bit of fun to the whole process nothing more

  3. andcliff says:

    No more forwards please. I think Wenger is deliberately trying to wind us up. It’s the DEFENCE stupid!!!!

    1. Break-on-through says:

      It’s the lazy journo’s. We aren’t after a striker, doubtful we’re after anyone right now but certainly not a striker. We have two playmakers and two finishers. Unless it’s a 15 year old prodigy you may forget about it. It could be this guys agent being obvious on what his entourage want.

  4. Hayzed says:

    We are not looking to buy Werner.
    The report is fake.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Yes, this doesn’t make any sense, unless Wenger is not satisfied with Aubameyang after merely two games and plans to swap Werner with Lacazette

  5. Midkemma says:

    AFC scout some players for years, incase we need to replace a player and need to get someone in, look at how knowledge of Auba and Mkhi helped getting them in together.

    Scouts and Sven will need info on many CFs incase something happens to Auba or Laca, I wouldn’t consider it a sign that we are going to buy him, just that he has grabbed the scouts attention.

    I want AFC to spend the money they have on the teams defensive capabilities but seeing the Fekir link… I can’t imagine AFC not spending on an attacker if we will be selling players like Welbroke, Perez and Campbell in the summer.

  6. Phil says:

    The club is forward planning for next season and beyond.Auba was bought to replace Sanchez
    (Although not like for like in style) and if reports suggesting Fakir is a target for next year that to me means either or both of Wilshere and Ramsey will be sold.Welbeck is not producing so he will likely go or at best be kept as a back up for Auba and Lacazette.
    It is a CDM and at least one CB that is the priority with a goalkeeper needed to replace Cech.
    Timo Werner will expect a starting role and I just don’t see it after spending £100m on forwards this season.

  7. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter says:

    Priotities should be DM and CB positions. Players with physicality and mongrel to put fear in the opposition; hard nosed professionals with a winning attitude. I am sick and tired of seeing Arsenal bullied.

  8. John0711 says:

    I’m just watching arsenal v Chelsea ( best goals) on sky boy have we had some good players
    But I notice that players like Flamini arteta song
    Would all walk in this side
    Yet in those days they were water carriers

  9. jbboom says:

    giroud was replaced by aubameyang
    sanchez by mhkitaryan
    walcott and ox by malcolm potentially
    welbeck by werner

  10. Badenglish says:

    I think Werner goes to Dortmund 2019.

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