MASSIVE Arsenal boost as midfield target puts in transfer request

Arsenal may have already sorted out one of the bits of transfer business that will be done when the January transfer window opens in a little over a month. We won’t know until then of course, but one of the players linked with a move to the Emirates to strengthen the central midfield area has now handed in a transfer request at his current club and so is very likely to be moving on in January, according to the Daily Express.

The player in question is the Portuguese international Joao Moutinho, who only joined the French Ligue 1 club Monaco from Porto last summer. It is not as if he is not a regular or even key part of the Monaco team, because the 28=year old has missed just one game for them so far this season and is their top scorer with three goals, including a late equaliser that salvaged a point for Monaco at the weekend.

But Monaco’s spending spree seems to have been a short lived and failed experiment. They have already sold on James Rodriguez and let Falcao join Manchester United and are struggling in the French league and the Champions League. It is pretty rare these days for players to hand in transfer requests as they tend to lose a lot of money in loyalty bonuses and the like, so Moutinho really must be desperate to move as soon as possible.

The report also claims that Arsenal are preparing a £30 million bid for him in order to beat Premier League rivals Man United and Chelsea to the punch as he is seen as the perfect player to take over from our club captain Mikel Arteta. What do you think of this potential transfer Gooners?

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  1. Arsenal Target says:

    oh Yaya Sanooogooo!

    1. Big Gun says:

      Lol. Whenever I hear that I can just picture him doing the sturridge dance. Great to see him score and other than his goal he had a pretty solid game. Protected the ball well and made some good passes and runs. Plenty to see from him in the future.

  2. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    £30m for a 28 year old? ‘Move along, nothing to see here’, says Wenger

    1. Patrick Shiiiza says:

      Agreed, he’s not even the kind of player we need.

      Khedira, L. Bender or Schneiderlin would be more appropriate. Need that steal in midfield. And now with Arteta it’s absolutely imperative! I hope Ramsey starts hitting better form very soon :/

    2. jermaineBryan says:

      I doubt they’ll get that much he is a top class player and would be a massive improvement on ramsey,arteta and wilshire with him requesting for transfer the asking price will be closer to his mArket value of 17m. He is very similar to cesc fabrigas.

      He would be an excellent signing we should throw coqulan,podolski Rosicky or diaby in the deal asŵell lol

  3. muda says:

    how good is he?? if he is really what we need, then pay them the money now Arsene. give the guy a dotted line paper with a pen.

  4. ergs says:

    Terrible rumour a transfer which makes no sense!
    Last nights result was irrelevent we won’t win the group and that’s that.

  5. Wootton says:

    You know what I love? Having to close 4 ads to read an article..

  6. ergs says:

    Sanogo is terrible still aswell.

  7. Thando says:

    He his more of a b2b,the player we should be going for is his partner gondogbia and schar(handled ronaldo very well)

  8. kia_SA says:

    The fact that he can play AM, DM and on both flanks is impressive, but is he the right person, I don’t know… We need an out-and-out no nonsense DM, not just a versatile player who can just “fill the gap” if you know what I mean… He is also 28… He would be an awesome signing in general with his versatility, but not priority at the moment. Kondogbia would be my pick personally.

    1. jermaineBryan says:

      Moutinho in Rosicky and podolski out
      (Campbell) replaces podolski
      A cb

  9. dilla says:

    lol another day, another CM/CAM transfer rumour.

  10. SDD says:

    Right club, wrong player.

    We should be targeting Geoffrey Kondogbia

  11. Sacrificial_Pizza says:

    Please go support another team. You are not an Arsenal fan, you are a plastic bandwagoner from the early 2000’s. Leave. Don’t come back

    1. Sacrificial_Pizza says:

      Garbage website….. That was a reply to Ergs

  12. davidnz says:

    30 mill for a 28 yr old. Lol.

    1. Andrew AFC says:

      For 10,000,000 more we could have had Agüero lol.

      1. Sumo says:

        But Aguero wouldn’t suit the Arsenal system and unlike Sanchez he cannot play in wing or number 10.

        1. Andrew AFC says:

          I was just putting things into perspective 🙂

          1. Sumo says:

            11mil each for Thierry Henry. So that’s two Theirry Henrys in 22mil.
            And 7.5mil for one Bergkamp.
            0.5mil left. They can keep the change.

  13. Andrew AFC says:

    Can we please just enjoy the win GOYG.

  14. chimchimgiroud says:

    He’s like a more attacking arteta, i really don’t think he would play that defensive midfield role sadly.
    I always used to buy him on football manager when he was a kid, he’s always been a decent player but he lacks that steel

  15. Andrew AFC says:

    Arsenal get a massive boost Messi wants to play in the EPL 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Come on if you cant have a laugh what would life be.

  16. Koktafo says:

    no it’s not what we need now.for me buy Fabian schar he was very
    good versus madrid yesterday and buy a solide DM like kondogbia or schneiderlin but not moutinho.congratulation for players and manager for this focus on saturday game Vs WBA.please where is walcott?

  17. lucia says:

    Between him and cabaye. Cabaye all day. Wtf moutinho sorry I will pass…even raul meireles is better. He is not n upgrade just average. Why can’t wenger sign up tiote and cabaye. Then shar or any other cb that will compliment koscielny. Per and chambers as backups.
    The rest is ok frm my opinion

  18. Wonder says:

    We don’t need a player like Moutinho, we have plenty of them. We need a beast in midfield. Strong, tall, athletic and hardworking kind of player.

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