Arsenal target learning English, wants move in summer

Arsenal were very strongly linked with a move for the Brazilian winger Malcom in the January transfer, who is currently in Ligue 1 with Bordeaux. The 21 year told the French club that he wanted to move amid the interest from Arsenal and Tottenham, but they refused to sell in the winter, but now the youngster has made it clear that he wants to move on to bigger and better things at the end of the season.

“I want to play for an elite club in Europe, win the Champions League and play for the Selecao,” Malcom said. “When I play for a big club, my chances improve. I want to thank Bordeaux for everything. First I want to finish the season with the best possible result and then I am going to sit down with my agent and family.

“Together we will make a decision.”

“I am learning English, because it is the most important language in the world,” he said. “Wherever you are, with English you can get along. So that is very important for me.

“I have learned the language very quickly, had no big troubles. French was much more difficult. So I would manage to live in England. But in the end I can integrate everywhere.”

Malcom has also been linked with Bayern Munich, although that is yet to be confirmed, and as the interview was with Sky Germany, he admitted that he would love to move there if the opportunity arose.

“Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in the world. That would be a dream come true, to play there one day,” he said.

“Everyone knows Bayern Munich. It makes me happy, that they consider me. I will continue to work hard, so – who knows – a transfer might become reality some time.”

That doesn’t sound like he is already in talks with them, but he does seem very keen to move to England. Could Arsenal be his destination?



  1. ThirdManJW says:

    If I were advising him in regards to a potential move to Arsenal, I would say, just hang on until Wenger has definitely left. Too many Arsenal players are regressing for it to be a coincidence. Problem is, Malcom could be waiting until 2021 at the earliest, if Wenger gets his way! Haha!

    1. CorporateMan says:

      You should be commenting on a Spud’s site, not here. HaHa

      1. ThirdManJW says:


        1. Phil says:

          Yeah Why?
          It seems a perfectly reasonable statement

        2. Counsel says:


  2. Counsel says:

    Wenger has been reduced to a lunatic by some people is Arsenal team fighting relegation or what!Chelsea the defending champions are 5th we are 6th on the table they should be more worried because their manager is new in the league ours is the most experienced in the league

    1. Lupe says:

      @ counsel
      Hahahaha.Your comment is so ridiculous. Conte is new in the league but wenger is the most experienced? How does wenger’s experience help us in the league. We haven’t won it in more than a decade. Conte won the league last year, so in my book he knows more about this current league than wenger and he is again ahead of us this season. I think we should be worried not chelsea. Experience doesn’t always mean you know best, if not wenger should have won at least 5 premier league titles in 14 years instead of zero. No european title on top of that. Seriously, how as wenger with his perceived brilliance not been able to win one i mean just ONE title in 14 years and also not ONE european title in over two decades. Please someone explain.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        That just means Conte’s players he inherited and Conte’s tactics also motivational methods were more suited for success than the s**t pile that was going on at Arsenal.

    2. Phil says:

      Counsel-When you write something as a post you will find THE PACK ready to pounce and rip apart anyone who writes an article such as yours.Defend Wenger if you must (and god knows he could do with some support from somewhere) but you are a feeding frenzy for THE PACK (which includes me by the way) by writing as you have.Try putting some argument or reasoning to your Post next time.

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  3. Lupe says:

    I don’t care about signings right now, i just want to know when wenger will retire due to old age and lack of motivation? Everything comes to an end.

    1. Innit says:

      Probably in his mid 70s 🙁
      He still looks physically fit and enthusiastic to continue on for a few more years

      The only way is the sack.
      He won’t retire this summer and will probably accept an extension if offered

  4. Break-on-through says:

    Sick of hearing about this Malcom fellow, I always want us to look at the best SA youngsters but am not sure this lad qualifies. We missed out on Mbappe and then went to Lemar and then on to Malcom, am not sure we even want him. We also looked into Forsberg before all of it. The priority now has to be GK CBs and central midfield. There is no point us going for an attacking player unless we sort out CM, we play two playmakers behind a striker, if we go with three behind we just aren’t strong enough to win a scrap v good teams with that many attackers and what’s behind them right now. It’s why we keep changing formation and are trying to put the numbers in problem areas.

    1. Ken 1945 says:

      agree with you and that’s what we have been promised with Raul and Sven.
      I see no reason to doubt it.
      Surely our attacking force is more than adequate to score the goals needed?
      Three signings in the areas you indicate, along with most of the players within the current squad and WHOEVER the manager is, the future looks good.
      Maybe then this disastrous season, to date, might be put to bed.

  5. Phil says:

    Has anyone noted that of the 14 replies to date only THIRD MAN JW was on topic and his was the first initial post?
    Well JW I agree with you and applaud your post firstly for being OT and also for the compulsory WENGER DITTY at the end.
    Well played sir

  6. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter says:

    Hopefully we are looking at defenders and the holding/defensive midfielder we have been crying out for. If Malcom is successfully acquired or falls in our lap for a reasonable fee fair enough, but the wide player I would like Arsenal to look hard at is Wilfred Saha from Crystal Palace. He is still only 25.

  7. Hilary says:

    Guys read in-between the lines in his statement, even if we get Malcolm, Arsenal will only be a stepping stone for him. His preferred destination seems to be Bayern. Playing for Arsenal (In England) would just be to help him prove why Bayern should sign him. Cos I feel he is thinking “If I can prove myself in England, then I would be able to convince Bayern that I am good enough for them!”

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