Arsenal make offer for young forward but do we really need him?

Arsenal are continuing their quest to sign up quality talent with the latest rumour revealing that they have tabled a bid of ยฃ12million for Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis.

We are not the only club said to have put in bids, French outfit Lyon has also made a bid for the same amount and Turkish giants Fenerbahce are weighing up their options.

The 21-year-old scored seven goals and two assists from 26 appearances last season and so not exactly prolific but he has clearly done enough to attract the attention of some high profile clubs.

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The one very good positive about the young Nigerian striker is he does come at an affordable price in these days of inflated valuations and we do need to replace Danny Welbeck in the squad but questions will be asked why spend any money on a young striker from an average league when we have extremely talented youngsters already.

It would be one thing if he had knocked in 20 goals or even scored seven in La Liga but that is not the case and I cannot help thinking that our own youngsters will not be impressed with any of this and may even question why they should remain at Arsenal.

I would rather see Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah or even Folarin Balogun given a chance rather than spending ยฃ12 Million on a player that we would probably do not really need.

Updated: June 7, 2019 — 2:26 pm

69 Comments

  1. We may need a couple of forwards – one to replace Wellbz – and another if we sell Laca or Auba, which surely is possible – think about it, we seem close to buying quite a few players at the mo, with our ‘ยฃ40m’ budget………. presumably, we buy before we sell, otherwise if we sell first then the clubs we look to buy from will hold us to ransom……..

    1. Welbeck has been replaced by Nketiah. If Arsenal get another striker, they would send a bad message to their young strikers, due to the lack of chances and promotions

      If Arsenal sell one of our 60+ M strikers, they had better get an excellent headed goalscorer. Giroud used to save our a$$es in the last thirty minutes of the games and that strategy was pretty good to make us clinch a top four spot

      Prefer Arsenal to get wide forwards/ wingers instead of getting another finisher

  2. We don’t need another striker like Moussa Dembele, Fyodor Chalov and him. His attacking stats are not good either

    Arsenal need to get wide players that can break or disrupt the opposition’s defense, not another striker that can only wait in the front for tap-ins

    If they really want to get another striker, they have to get a towering target man to give us more varieties in attacking. Paul Onuachu is a monster in the air and would be available at a bargain price, due to his contract expiry date

  3. If he is auba or laca replacement, then hell no. If he is Welbeck replacement then use Eddie N. Another no. There is no one reason to use 25% of our budget on a short young striker from Belgian league with these stats. Championship club ambition.

  4. This is one of he reasons I am not keen on selling Lacazette or Aubameyang. Because I don’t think we will use the funds wisely. We should use the money on a Top winger who is a goal scorer and assist maker OR an equally good striker. We have a habit of getting worse players

    I think we are blessed having Aubameyang and Lacazette. Replace Ozil, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Elneny, Mustafi first. But not at the expense of losing a Top attacker

    1. You’ve forgotten that Rambo also went my friend!
      If he is replaced by one between Denis Praet, Nicolo Barella, Adrien Rabiot or Yuli Tielemans that’s ok.
      But also a central Defender , and a strong left-footed winger are needed.
      The problem is that Emery was not given enough budget and I fear one between Laca and Auba will be sold to raise funds.

  5. Personally, I hope this rumor doesn’t come true.
    We have youth who can step up (Eddie really needs to gain experience!) and if we wanted to get in a player to replace Welbroke then look at Liverpool, they have Sturridge who is out of contract on the 1st July.

  6. another striker??we dont need him at all

  7. We already have welberk replacement in our ranks willock,nketia,saka, Nelson they can all do the job for us

  8. 7 goals? He’s bound to light up the premier League then!

    1. Absolutely, Kevin!! How are you?
      These rumours are doing my head in!!

      1. I’m good Suzanne thanks ๐Ÿ˜„ how are you? Yeah hardly exciting rumours either ๐Ÿ˜ฎ we must be skint if we’re going after these type of players.. irony is we’ll struggle to get them as well ๐Ÿ˜‚

        1. Good! Yeah I’m ok thanks. I know, they’ll probably turn us down!! Oh the joys… darts is on tonight.. oh & the women’s world cup starts tonight (no Eastenders ๐Ÿฅต) you may catch a glimpse of Alex ๐Ÿ˜‰โ˜บ

          1. What next Frimpong, Jon Toral Harper, some guy who banged in 2 goals in 4 years in the Faroe Islands division 2 ? ๐Ÿ˜‚ No Phil Mitchell for you tonight ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha as a appealing as that sounds I’m gonna give women’s football a miss ๐Ÿ˜‚ so how was work Sue did you get much stick ๐Ÿ˜‚

          2. Frimpong’s retired ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I hate to think who we’ll end up with.. ha I preferred Grant anyway! I was actually shocked – it was nowhere near as bad as I was expecting (the p**s taking or the bragging) was beginning to think they’d been possessed or taken over by a men in black alien! Unless they’re gonna spring it on me when I least expect it! I haven’t been to the pub yet though ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

          3. Haha has he ? I didn’t know ๐Ÿ˜‚ oi get out of my pub ๐Ÿ˜‚ I liked EE when Johnny Allen was in it ๐Ÿ˜† haha you expecting it bad down your local then Sue ! ๐Ÿ˜† I watched the Brazil Qatar game the other night and Neymar got a bad injury, Qatar actually looked ok … They’re also playing in the Copa America ๐Ÿ˜€

          4. Haha you’re a closet Enders fan ๐Ÿ˜‰
            It’s gonna be brutal in the pub, Kev…that’s why I’m delaying it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
            Did you watch your man last night? What a header!!

          5. Oh yeah De Ligt the boy is a goalscorer ๐Ÿ˜€ he did give away a pen but surely the goal cancels that out ? Hope the Dutch win but Ronaldo might have something to say about that! A hat-trick the other day 34 years old and still making a mug out of defenders he’s a phenomenon ๐Ÿ˜ฎ you might have to find a new boozer Sue ? Lol.. luckily I don’t drink alcohol so I won’t have that problem although I put up with enough c**p at work ๐Ÿ˜ฃ haha I guess it won’t be back on due to this world cup thing ?

          6. 52 hat-tricks something like that Sue ? ๐Ÿ™„ Or did I hear it wrong?

          7. Xhaka did help Ronaldo though ๐Ÿ˜† commentator said it was his 53rd.. sheesh!!! That is amazing!! Was a good game.. reckon that’ll be really good against Holland!
            Yes a new boozer.. don’t always drink, but might have to when I go, as I’m quite feisty after a couple of pints ๐Ÿคฃ
            They’d better not cancel EE!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ feel for you at work, bad enough having to go anyway, without all that crap!!

          8. Well if reports are true he could be on his way to inter Milan ๐Ÿ™ actually he’d be very good in Serie A it would suit his game much more ๐Ÿ˜€ it sure will Sue, who do you think will win ? You’ll have another meltdown if they do ๐Ÿ˜† I’ll tell you what Sue if these cheap rumoured signings happen I’ll have to look for a new job ๐Ÿ˜ฎ haha I bet you are ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜†

          9. We’ll have to pay Milan, surely ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ why is Serie A full of donkeys then?! ๐Ÿ˜†
            Portugal..Bernardo Silva to score ๐Ÿ˜„ who do you think? Well if I win lotto tomorrow, I’ll chuck a few ๐Ÿ’ฐ your way, so you can tell them to shove it Haha!!

          10. Speaking of Serie A apparently we’re chasing two sampdoria players, don’t know anything about them though ๐Ÿ˜€ I really hope we sign Tierney from Celtic and flog Kolasinac to Barcelona ๐Ÿ˜‚ well I’ve always liked the Dutch so I’m going for Holland to win 2-1 ๐Ÿ˜€ happy days we can chase clouds instead of working ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

          11. Tbh Kev I don’t know much about half of these players we’re linked with ๐Ÿ˜„ I rely on you telling me who’s good & who isn’t ๐Ÿ˜‰
            Yeah creating & chasing clouds all day long ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

          12. Well you’ll be in for a wait if you want info on Emmanuel Dennis ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚ did you see Arsenal’s new blue kit ? It’s really nice much nicer than the yellow, I don’t like the yellow ๐Ÿ˜€ haha we can cloud chase Kroenke out of the Emirates ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

          13. I quite like them all, Kev
            . the red is my fav ๐Ÿ˜ might have to purchase one ๐Ÿ˜‰ we could have a go, might take some doing (& that’s just the wig ๐Ÿ˜‚)

          14. Even the yellow ๐Ÿคช the collar ruins the whole kit ๐Ÿ™„ what name on the back ? Mustafi ? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Haha he’ll just take another loan out of the club buy a new one ๐Ÿ˜‚ jeez that Republic of Ireland team are shockingly bad and Denmark aren’t far behind them international football is so boring might have to watch the Chinese super League later ๐Ÿ˜‚

          15. I didn’t like last season’s top, because of the collar, or lack of!! I’d look a bit odd with ‘Donkey’ on the back ๐Ÿ˜‚ I might leave it blank!
            Darts is always on.. it’s the world cup. England just won.. we win at darts ๐Ÿ˜‚

          16. I don’t know Sue I reckon a classy senior as yourself could pull it off ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ no I want to chat Copa America with you so you’ll have to watch that ๐Ÿ˜‚ oh I bet you’d prefer Wales Sue ๐Ÿ˜‰

          17. Classy senior, hey?! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ so funny, Kev!! I’ll take that!! ๐Ÿ˜†
            Ok then, I’ll make sure I watch it ๐Ÿ˜œ
            Yes, but Wales lost last night.. was devastated! His partner let him down, he was rubbish! He looked so fine in green too!! ๐Ÿฅบ
            Gutted!

          18. Do they not wear they’re nation’s colours Sue ? I thought the Welsh team would be in red shirts ๐Ÿ˜€ I bet Holland are the favourites? Haha you’ll be tuning into premier sports too then ๐Ÿ˜‚ haha I had to word that carefully in order not to offend you ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜€

          19. Their green top had red sleeves. Welsh colours!
            MVG is with Wattamena.. be amazed if they win!
            Kev, I’m not easily offended.. it cracks me up, your elderly comments ๐Ÿคฃ hilarious!!
            Premier sports it is then ๐Ÿ˜‰

          20. I’m guessing wattamena is rubbish then ? Who do you think will win the competition? Did you see Eden Hazard signed for Real Madrid for a fee rising to 130 mil ๐Ÿ˜ฎ pundits have no one to drool over on that Chelsea team now ๐Ÿ˜€ haha I was gonna say senior citizen but that’s a little cruel ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‚ so what’s your schedule on Saturday mornings now that soccer am is done Sue๐Ÿ˜€

          21. He sure is! We’ll win it Kev! Won’t be sorry to see the back of Hazard, Kev! About bloody time ๐Ÿคฃ
            Senior ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ no more Bullard on a Saturday morning argh!! Well I’m going clothes shopping tomorrow, to ease the pain ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

          22. You could always watch reruns of the champions League final? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Who plays on the England team Sue ? No Phil the power these days ๐Ÿ˜€ so glad he’s gone Chelsea fans will be mourning tonight ๐Ÿ˜€ you and your daughter Sue ? ๐Ÿ˜€

          23. Haha no thanks ๐Ÿ˜‚ England is Smith & Cross..
            Yes the Chav fans will be distraught ๐Ÿคฃ I’m surprised he stayed this long with them! Real need him though, they’ve not been themselves of late ๐Ÿ˜‚ yes.. new look, next & primark ๐Ÿ˜œ

          24. Oops ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

          25. Militao, Jovic and Now Hazard.. who next ? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Kinda Jealous they can attract players of the highest quality and we’re chasing some fella called Dennis ๐Ÿ˜‚ oh well looks like a world cup win on the cards ๐Ÿ˜€ as long as it’s not Lingard and Kane I’m happy ๐Ÿ˜€ happy days Sue few hours away, bit of shopping, no football stress ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

          26. Sarri is allowed to leave Chelsea next week to join Juventus ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

          27. Deary me are they having a clear out ๐Ÿ˜ฎ will you miss him Sue ?

          28. Like a hole in the head ๐Ÿคฃ although he could teach me a thing or 2 with puffing & clouds ๐Ÿ˜‚

          29. Puffing yeah clouds no a big no only us vapers can achieve this ๐Ÿ˜‚ I wonder who Chelsea will replace him with? Lampard maybe ? I wonder if We’ll have one or 2 signings before we head stateside ๐Ÿ™

          30. Could well be fat Frankie, Kev!
            I doubt it, just got a feeling we’re going to be kept waiting.. and waiting… and waiting…. ๐Ÿคช

          31. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

      2. Sue very kind gesture from Mesut and his wife, lots of children will have life saving surgeries. I wish him a happy married life.โค๏ธ

        1. Aww it sure was, Pat..what a guy!! His dancing leaves a lot to be desired though ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

          1. So does Lingards ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ he dragged Ian Wright on a tour of Warrington poor fella Wright that is ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

          2. Haha Kev! His ruby slipper was millimetres offside, I thought of you, had to laugh!!
            Poor Wrighty.. talk about highway to hell ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

          3. Haha how come ๐Ÿ˜‚ I was enraged when he scored lol I was half expecting the milly rock or moon walk ๐Ÿ˜‚ as you know Sue painful memories ๐Ÿ˜ฃ haha hope wrighty didn’t park in orford or he’d have to take the train home ๐Ÿ˜‚

          4. I thought of our chats about Lingard looking like the wicked witch from Oz..plus we both can’t stand him, so when he scored, but wasn’t given, I laughed & thought of you!

          5. Haha yeah and would you bet against his next goal will be against us ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† lol wicked witch of the west ๐Ÿ˜‚ if we bring forehead back he’ll put a stop to that Lingard dancing ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Š

          6. I’d welcome that ๐Ÿ˜†

          7. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

          8. True, they both look glumly, I wonder why? But they eventually smiled and i know they will be happy

          9. They’ll have a wonderful life, Pat!

  9. How about Max Aarons (RB) from Norwich and Bowen (winger) from Hull? Both were in the Championship team of the season. Homegrown, English and won’t cost a ton.

    1. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I’ll have Aarons RB and Tierney at LB and Umpamecano at CB ๐Ÿ‘Š

  10. I donโ€™t believe this

  11. I could copy and paste my comment from previous post, but I will waste valuable time from not watching last nights Love Island !

    I have never seen so many shallow people in my life as the contestants on Love Island, yet I cant stop watching !
    One of them is Tyson Fury`s younger brother, Tommy,…….I can see why Sue lusts over him as he looks like Kolasinac !
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    Some of them instead of pushing them in the deep end of the swimming pool, I would push them in the shallow end, but I doubt they would get the irony !

    1. So that must mean Tommy is like a younger version of you too then, Le Coq?!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ƒ sorted for 8 weeks… that’ll take us up to the start of the season?!! Or nearly!!

      1. I dont want to mislead you Sister Sue, but I meant Kola more body wise than looks……..obviously I`m better looking as you can see from my avartar.

        Is it just me, but England always play shit when they wear Spuds colours and why the fcuk do they wear Spuds kit when the England flag is Red and White ?……….and why is the red and white the away kit ?…….sort it FA and make the home kit red and white,,,,,,,,,,with of course the away kit a bruised banana one !

        1. Haha!!! Well if they ever do a mature love island, I think you should apply ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
          They were crap last night, Kane was impersonating a bull in a china shop when he came on! I can’t stand watching those spuds, even if they have 3 lions on their top ๐Ÿฅด

          1. Know what you mean, Sue, I remember one England game when they had about 5 spuds playing and was so angry that I set my England bath robe on fire……….I quickly extinghised it as my livid wife had borrowed it at the time !

            See the Scottish bloke on Love Island admitted that his mum shaves his bum ! ……….not so surpised ?…….he was in Boots chemist at the time !

          2. Hahaha you do make laugh, Le Coq!! Can I also say, I know you’re not after sympathy, but I just saw your heartfelt post to Jon.. I can see why RA thinks highly of you! And with your hilarious posts, you sure do bring a smile to my face!! Top man, Le Coq ๐Ÿ‘

    2. Why fury would go on a show like that??

      1. He has all those huge muscles to show off!!

  12. On a technicality how can a “rumour reveal” anything? This false phrase was written in this article and the author should have known better,frankly. To reveal is to make clear. Rumours are just rumours which may be but usually are NOT true. A RUMOUR can REVEAL NOTHING, until it ceases being a rumour and becomes a fact(or does not, as the case may be!) Language being used correctly is vital if misunderstandings and needless quarrels are to be avoided.

    1. Well said!and let,s not talk about budgetet when no one even AMN can,t tell us where they got 40 millions,when TV revenues are 90millions minimum,plus finishing place,european run,gates money,players out of contract,retiring,sales of players…must come metro and Co,the last time I posted a similar comment it was not posted,let,s see this time,only recentlyADM promised us a better,more open site,transpiracy…it has not been the case more broken promises and not by the club only!i bet my comment won’t be posted for sure!!



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