Arsenal move touted for wantaway World Cup winner

Arsenal are being linked with a move to sign Antoine Griezmann this summer, with a potential swap deal being mooted.

The Express states that Barcelona are interested in signing both Matteo Guendouzi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the coming window, and tips them to use Griezmann as a bargaining chip.

The French international was key in firing his side to the World Cup only two years ago, and at 29 years-old should be playing in the peak of his career, but his time at the Nou Camp just hasn’t worked out that way.

Griezmann has only eight league goals so far this term, and looks set to finish with his lowest goalscoring tally since 2012, and he is believed to be ready to quit the club this summer.

The forward was brought on as a 90th minute substitute against Atletico Madrid, despite the game being level from 17 minutes into the second half, and his side ended up walking away with just the one point, and manager Quique Setien clearly didn’t see him as the player who could have made the difference in the tie.

Setien refused to apologise for overlooking the Frenchman for the crucial fixture, which has now handed Real Madrid the advantage in the battle for the La Liga title.

“I understand it’s tough for Griezmann to come on when so little time left,” he told ESPN after the match.

“I will speak with him tomorrow, I won’t say sorry because [it’s about] decisions.

“But I understand he may feel bad and I feel bad for him because he’s a great person and professional.”

Griezmann’s relationship with the manager is clearly not the best currently, but would he be suited by the Premier League? Should Arsenal jump at the chance to sign him this summer?

Patrick

Tags Antoine Griezmann Matteo Guendouzi Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

9 Comments

  1. Eddie says:

    At 29 for Aubameyang and Guendouzi.
    Arsenal would be stupid to accept the deal.
    Considering his performances the past season, his value would’ve dropped.
    Guendouzi plus Aubameyang would be a massive steal for Barca.
    I’d rather we sell PEA for 30million and invest the money wisely.
    Griezmann was solid, though he was never my favorite French player, he got himself in this mess.
    Sometimes I think and I ask myself these players do they feel regret? Do get haunted by their decisions after it affects their career?
    Alexis Sanchez?? Antoine Griezmann? Malcolm?? A few others.
    I know Arsenal fans would find it tempting but at 29, he’ll command a huge weekly wage, and we’re trying to avoid that going forward.
    How many years left in him?

  2. Reggie says:

    As if!

  3. ken1945 says:

    It would be a major U turn for him, if he joins us.
    Reading his experience with our club, when AW tried to sign him, only for gazidis to ignore the player (in his autobiography) and where he states he would never consider our club again.

    1. Dan says:

      Sorry how arrogant are some of fans ?
      We are looking at Greizmann and saying only if …….
      He’s miles ahead of us
      Wouldn’t think twice about joining us
      Would have his pick of clubs

      1. ahmad73 says:

        Exactly. I don’t think he would even be interested in such a move.

      2. Reggie says:

        Dont know about arrogant Dan but there is no way this story jas legs, he isnt coming to us, no way.

  4. Francis says:

    Only consider if we can get him at around 150k per week ….not any thing more

  5. Lisa says:

    Listen up, all you Gunners! Barca want Aubameyang and Guendouzi, PLUS CASH, for Griezmann. And somehow, Arteta is “interested”. Griezmann, really?
    Somebody get Arteta reality checked!!!

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