Should Arsenal aim to land all three unwanted Barcelona stars?

Barcelona are claimed to be looking to offload Arda Turan, Thomas Vermaelen and Aleix Vidal, but which players would improve the Arsenal squad.

The Gunners are strongly linked with a move to bring the Turkish international to North London with a view to replacing Mesut Ozil, who is expected to leave the club by the summer. The German is out of contract at the end of the season, and currently appears to be keen on an exit.

Turna has previously admitted that he thought he would join Arsenal, before making his dream switch to Barcelona, but the dream has turned into more of a nightmare and looks set to be forced out the club.

Vermaelen has also endured a tough time at the Nou Camp since leaving Arsenal previously, with an injury soon after arriving in Spain ruling him out for a large period, and he has failed to break into their first-team plans since his return to fitness.

Our defence has struggled so far this season, and even came under strong scrutiny this week by former right-back Lee Dixon, and Vermaelen was a top defender for our club previously, and would likely be welcomed back.

Vidal also represents a position in which we are lacking options,with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain having been sold on Deadline Day without being replaced. Hector Bellerin remains our sole senior option for the right wing-back role, and his form has seemingly stuttered on without any rival for a starting spot.

Which of the three would add most to our squad? Does replacing Ozil remain a more important task than bettering our current squad weaknesses?

Pat J


  1. iffybright says:

    Arda Turan is far more productive than Ozil….. despite been restricted to most sub appearances, he still got 18 goals last season and 7 assists, most of them coming from the bench….. Arda Turan will improve our midfield…. We need Warriors like him, is a fighter

  2. Drew Loves Arsenal says:

    Ill be happy with ANY player that can TRACK BACK, TACKLE, and pass a bit!

    1. Sue says:

      You’re not a fan of Ozil & Xhaka then ?

  3. barryglik says:

    How are they stars if they are unwanted 🙂
    It’s good we have a big clear out.
    but surely the new manager should
    build the new team rather than
    Arsene buy a bunch of new players then step down.

  4. Tony says:

    Dont wanna see varmaelin in arsenal shirt any more. he was near garbage in his last 2 season here.
    turan can be a good additon for sure.
    dont know much about alex vidal

  5. ramterta says:

    neuer is slightly better cech
    bellerin = kimmich
    koscienly slightly behind Hummel’s
    boateng is way better than mustafi
    kolasinac is slightly behind alaba
    xhaxa almost xabi
    Ramsey just about Vidal
    wilshere can match alcantara
    ozil = muller
    Sanchez = James Rodriguez
    lewandowski is 15 times lacazette and giroud combined
    Coman way better than iwobi.

    If you have any doubts just look at how those players do play for their national teams.

    We should at least try to be like atletico Dortmund and juventus
    Because we can even be better.
    Wenger needs to stop trying to be too smart

  6. Liam says:

    Ramterta are you actually serious? Kimmich is 3 times the player Bellerin is, Bellerin hasnt showed anything like decent form for a long time and im beginning to wonder is he just a poor player with extreme pace. Koscienly is nowhere near Hummels infact Koscienly hasnt been anywhere near Hummels for 2 years, hasnt looked the same player for since he played in the 4 at the back with Mertersacker tbh. Xhaka is nowhere near any of the midfielders clostest one is Tolliso but that kid actually runs around and defends making him miles better than Xhaka who loves to gift the opposition goals is it 4 or 5 this season ? Vidal is the top 5 midfielders in the world Ramsey is the 4th best midfielder at Arsenal behind Ozil Wilshere and Carzola need i go on? Cech is past it a good goal keeper at best whilst Nuer is battling De Gea for the number 1 ranking. Finally Alcantara made us look like idiots completely bossed us for two legs and your comparing him to Wilshere a guy who hasnt played 2 games in a row for us in over 2 years?

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