One £50million-rated star that Arsenal should NOT be buying

With just one Premier League fixture and an FA Cup final left for Arsenal this season, the Gunners are well underway in being the forefront of the transfer window. Outgoing rumours certainly take top spot over incoming players, especially with Alexis and Ozil being on the brink of possible moves away. But Arsenal also have their fair share of transfer rumours surrounding potential transfer targets for the summer, one of which being Everton’s Ross Barkley.

Ross Barkley has been a consistent member of Everton’s lineup for the last few seasons, having broken into the Toffee’s midfield as a teen. The midfielder has since gone on to be an England international and has had another fairly influential campaign for his side this season.

Everton face Arsenal in their final Premier League match of the season and apparently the Gunners have been keeping tabs on the 23 year old all throughout the campaign, with a view of bringing him to the Emirates this summer.

Arsenal’s keen interest was spurred on even more a few weeks earlier, with rumours suggesting that Barkley was looking for the exit door this summer. The Englishman was given until the end of the season to sign a new deal with the Toffees and it seems that the Everton boss has now confirmed that there will not be a signature on the dotted line.

When boss Ronald Koeman was asked about if he was confident the 23 year old would stay at Everton, he responded: ‘No. I spoke to the player, the board spoke to his agent. I don’t know if he won’t give an answer. I don’t know.’

Any potential deal is likely to be around the £50 million valuation Everton have placed on the player, however even with the state of finances in football these days, I still think that’s way too much for Barkley. In my opinion Arsenal simply have too many midfielders fighting for a starting eleven spot already and so the introduction of Barkley in an already jam-packed midfield isn’t going to make matters easier for whoever is in charge of Arsenal next season.

Furthermore in 38 games this season, Barkley has attained 6 goals and 8 assists, a feat that I think isn’t that impressive and the stats show he certainly isn’t worth the reported £50 million. Albeit he may play in a team that isn’t exactly destined for glory, but with the powerhouse striker Romelu Lukaku playing in front of him, you’d expect him to be a little more influential.

Personally I just don’t think Barkley, especially a £50 million rated Barkley, or even a midfielder for that matter, should be a priority for Arsenal. We have far bigger problems at the club that need sorting first and so although I would welcome and value the Englishman’s position in the team if he was to join, I think Arsenal would be once again making the wrong move in the transfer market.



  1. Datguywelbz says:

    Would rather have sigurdson, he’s been amazing for Swansea this season and would cost half the price.

  2. Juhi McLovin says:

    Can someone please tell me how on earth can Everton demand such a fee for a player entering last year of his contract? Or relegated Sunderland demanding £20m for Pickford? Barkley would be a,decent squad player. But only as a CM. He’s not intelligent enough for a CAM.

    £15 millions tops replacing Elneny. We might need an English player or two if we are to part ways with the likes of Jenkinson, Gibbs, Theo, Jack, Ramsey etc.

  3. Robert Newton says:

    We should try to sign one of these players.
    1. Ruben Neves
    2. Jean Michael Seri
    3. Naby Keita
    Barkley is not good enough.

    1. Muffdiver wants change...not for arsenal...for.the vending machine, I'm thirsty as f### says:

      Good list


  4. Robert Newton says:

    We need change at Arsenal. We have the money and we should sign a top striker Aubameyang/Mbappe.
    Sell Theo, Welbeck and Giroud who are not good enough. We are paying Theo 130k pw for nothing. Welbeck is injury prone and can’t even score 10 goals in one season. Giroud is old and slow. Our midfield is also so poor without Cazorla whose contract expires. We need a quality replacement for him because Ramsey and Wilshere are injury prone and not good enough.
    Elneny and Coquelin are bench warmers. Look ate Chelsea they sold Lukaku, Mata and De Bruyne who were not good enough at that time and signed better players like Hazard, Fabregas, Costa and Kante and have won 2 league titles in 3 seasons whereas Arsenal are still stuck with average players like Debuchy, Mertesaker, Gibbs, Ramsey, Theo, Giroud forever and have zero ambition of winning.

    1. Imran says:

      Who damn will listen to us. It’s so frustrating on seeing other teams who has less history than arsenal growing fast. I fear we May end up mid table team below everton … It’s so annoying …. I still believe cesc will come back if we go for him. Also we can bring mahrez, sidibe, Gibson, aubameyang and benzema….

  5. Handyandy1 says:

    Barkley is just a poor man’s Ox and no better than Walcott. Absolute non runner as far as I’m concerned. Mind you, a typical Wenger transfer, a bit cheaper than a real decent transfer and a sort of midfield attack based player. Not for me from what I’ve seen over the past few years.

  6. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

    Oh, it’s that ‘may as well plugin the old Playstion’ time of the day,hey?
    Get our delusional dreams in on Fifa 17 because that’s the only place you’ll ever going to see it.

  7. twig says:

    _______Ozil Sanchez
    Welbeck Xhaka Barkley Oxlade-Chamberlain
    ____Koscielny Mustafi Holding

    This isn’t a bad lineup to be honest. Barkley will give us energy and movement in midfield. He should work well with Xhaka.

    1. Robert Newton says:

      Welbeck at left wing back lol wouldn’t be surprised since Wenger is our manager.

    2. Tony says:

      A trophy-driven manager will not drop Bellerin on the bench so easily, which means both Spaniard(Bellerin and Monreal or any other left bought during the summer) should be fielded while Oxlade-Chamberlain can easily fit into that position you placed Barkley. For that striking role, sorry mate Giroud or Welbeck cannot command that position. If Sanchez who has adapted will not be allowed to continue in that position then a world class striker should be gotten and deadwoods in that position should be sold for some small quid

  8. Troy says:

    Mbappe. Lacazette. M. Dembele.
    Wellbeck. Giroud. Walcott.

    Tolisso. Xhaka. Ramsey. Bellerin
    Monreal. Coquelin. Wilkshire. Jenkinson.
    Gibbs. Tolisso.

    Koscielny. Mustafi. Holding.
    Kolasonac. Chambers. Paulista.


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