Arsenal linked with yet another player they probably cannot afford

Another day another player linked with a move to Arsenal and under normal circumstances it would be worth getting excited about but when you realise the fee is £30 Million you kind of lose any enthusiasm that you might have had.

According to reports in France we are interested in Paris Saint Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe and have apparently made contact with his father, who coincidentally is also his agent.

We are not the only club said to be interested in the 23-year-old, Chelsea, who cannot buy anyone and Man Utd are reported to also be keen on the French world cup winner, well, he was in the squad.

It is very true that we are in desperate need of overhauling our defence but I just can’t help wondering where all this money is coming from, I mean, today the media have been full with the news that we have agreed a five year contract with William Saliba and he will cost in excess of £20 Million.

I am not saying that the interest from Arsenal is not genuine, it probably is but there is a sense of frustration at the contradictions in what we have been told about the transfer budget and the number of players we have agreed to deals with or tabled offers for.

It would be helpful if the club gave a clear indication of what the transfer budget really is but we all know that is not going to happen.

Anyway, for the record, Kimpembe is clearly a decent player, you do not get picked for the France world cup squad and play for Paris Saint Germain if you are not of a certain standard, he is young and would be a very welcomed signing.

So, I for one, am hoping this one is true.


  1. ForeverGooner says:

    If we could Sell Mustafi, then we could afford a £30 mil player. We spent £35 million on Mustafi


    If tightass Kroenke would increase the budget

    1. Hants Gooner says:

      Just how can the owner increase a budget governed by FFP

      1. Diogenes says:


        How can Everton and West Ham spend more than us with much lower incomes??
        Yes, their player salaries are lower, but their income is nowhere near ours.

        We’re not even close to breaking the FFP rules. We’d likely need to spend net 150 mill. + to be in danger…

  2. Vanpayslip kissed and girl and liked it says:

    A travesty

  3. Werner says:

    It’s a joke that Arsenal cant even afford a 30 million Centre back. No wonder they cant win anything. Sell all the dead wood players and buy simeone

  4. gotanidea says:

    I think this is another BS from The Sun, because his contract will only end in 2023 and he is a first team player at PSG

    Would cost no less than 30 M according to the Transfermarkt and he is of small build like Umtiti, so he must be accompanied by a bigger CB

    Saliba rumor makes more sense than this one because he is the tall CB Arsenal need

    1. RSH says:

      We’ve been linked for Saliba for far too long for it to ever come to fruition. Also, rumor is St. Ettiene want him back on loan after he signs for whatever club he chooses. Which does nothing to help our current predicament.

      1. gotanidea says:

        According to kev, Saliba transfer is close to fruition

      2. kev says:

        Trying to come to a common ground about loaning him back.I would’ve said its a done deal if not for that

    2. Nayr says:

      we need a tall dominating CB.

      we get bullied alot by small teams on set pieces e.g soton last season

  5. Nayr says:

    kimpembe is error prone.
    another mustafi.

    better we sign saliba or djene dakonam.someone composed.

  6. G.O.C says:

    He was an accident waiting to happen last season… His game loosing errors were just as bad as Mustafi’s….

    Read Micki just got married… Congrats to him..
    Ozil got married. Now Micki gets married today too…
    Xhaka and Mustafi should join the band wagon and complete the cycle…

    Just when fans wants them to leave and for the squad’s quality to be improved with better additions, they are taking steps to establish root in London and a GIGANTIC foothold in the team…

    One can’t help but marvel at the beauty of life..It’s twists and turns… The irony of wishing for one thing and having life throw a whole different curve ball in your face….

    One has got to admire nature’s capriciousness

  7. kev says:

    Ziyech update:
    £30m bid for Ziyech has been rejected.Ajax still standing firm for £35m.

    1. Controversial Chiza says:

      You crack me up Kev…please just stop this nonsense…it’s getting annoying

  8. Dan says:

    We will not make any big signings be just kids with potential the club under this dirty money grabbing yank is a complete joke will never challenge for any major honours ever again while we have this owner who only is interested in filling his own pockets!!

  9. Sean Williams says:

    Presnel Kimpembe is not a good player. Mustafi the 2nd. I hope this is gossip.

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