Blanc to block transfer of Rabiot to Arsenal?

It was only yesterday that we heard about the latest Arsenal transfer rumour involving the search for a possible player to cover for, and compete with, the likes of Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta, and Francis Coquelin of course when he is fit again after his injury lay-off.

The player in question was Adrien Rabiot and the young PSG midfielder himself was the source of the report as he very confidently spoke about his desire for more regular game time and the fact that he had asked for, and fully expected to get, a loan move away from the French champions in January.

Rabiot declared that the chairman was bound to let him leave as he only wants what is best for the player. Well maybe he should have sounded out his manager a bit more as well, because Laurent Blanc has added his opinion and it certainly is not the same as Rabiot’s as a report in the Express reveals.

Blanc said, “It annoys me. I don’t want to say anymore and I’m going to concentrate on tomorrow’s match.

“Adrien has to understand that when you have the possibility of going at the end of your contract and to leave for free, you can do it.

“Otherwise, when you sign a contract of five years with PSG, you have to respect your first club.”

The PSG boss is referring to the new deal signed by the young player last season, when there were many rumours linking him with Arsenal and other clubs as his contract was about to run out. The thing that was making him want to leave was his lack of regular football and that is the same thing making him seek a loan move now.

But will Blanc block his move and is it even up to him, or will the chairman do what Rabiot said and let him go? Arsenal and Arsene Wenger need to know because we cannot be messing about once the transfer window opens.

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  1. Trevor says:

    If Wenger fancies him then maybe a swap involving Debuchy could be on the cards, and we can bring Jenko back. Doesn’t sound the worst of ideas especially after seeing Rabiot come on in European tie and looking the best and most rounded player on the field. Then there is the fact Jenko has had plenty of game time so would be good to go if Bellerin pulled up.

    1. Tas says:

      if i was Jenkings i would not want to go back because his never going to be our first choice right back while Belerin is fit and injury free

      1. GoonerLad says:

        He could be converted into CB ?

    2. Skandalouz says:

      They have van der Wiel, Aurier and Marquinhos as rb options I doubt they’ll want Debuchy in January. We could definitely use him for a trade in the summer if we’re interested in a good Ligue 1/Serie A player though.

  2. muffdiver says:

    well were not gonna write him a ‘blanc’ cheque for rabiot…

    ah come on! bad jokes need love too!

    1. ThirdManJW says:

      I wouldn’t offer a ‘Cech’ for Rabiot.

      Maybe cash in hand, but that’s it!

  3. SoOpa AeoN says:

    “blanc to block rabiot’s transfer to arsenal?” ……. Point BLank!

  4. Ks-Gunner says:

    I agree with the psg manager. Stupid brat. Players should decide what priorities they plan to have. Money or football. You cant barrely have them both ways, especially not in a gigantic club like psg.

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:


      What makes me laugh is that he has played in the last 7 games ?
      So wtf! Is he moaning about?
      If anything, the manager will blanc him now!

  5. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Who needs a muppet Robot at Arsenal,
    When We already have a beast that out runs Duracell.

    Off topic,
    Utd will get dumped into the Europa league tonight,
    Followed by foe-sie moaninHO, tomorrow night,
    Whilst Arsenal march on to the next stage of the champions league ? ?

  6. NY_Gunner says:

    I think Rabiots mom wants to hang out in London…

    1. muffdiver says:

      is she fit?

      tell her to hollla at me

  7. Skandalouz says:

    Rabiot is a good player, but needs alot of work. Definitely not what Arsenal need right now to solve this DM problem. Granit Xhaka or Lars Bender please.

  8. Raoh says:

    Getting sick of all those trade rumours…Honestly as much as I would enjoy Lucas or Isco coming our way…I think Ox needs playing time ont that right/left side to up his efficiency so does Campbell!!If after that it doesn’t go well for either/or one of them will have to go come summer time but a defensive midfielder I don’t mind and not on loan please. Considering that both Arteta & Flamini might call it a day come summer time just get someone now put up the money for it & come next year he’ll be ready for sure. Be it Carvalho (preferred option here), Rabiot, Bender or Neves they’re going to cost you might as well make sure you get your 1st or 2nd option and not let the situation hang in the air during the whole winter mercato.

  9. Davros says:

    Well to be fair. Juventus signed Bendtner two years ago (now he is with Wolfsburg)

    So if Juventus signed Bendtner it’s not outside the realms of possibility to sign Arteta.

  10. GoonAR says:

    I like Rabiot. It could even work out for penny pinching Wenger because from his comments he wants a loan.

    Unfortunately, I would be surprised if Blanc loaned him out to us because he is a key part of the PSG squad, especially for the future. He also features a lot which makes me question why he even wants a move. He had the chance to move and then signed a new contract. WTF?

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