Should Arsenal meet £90 Million asking price for WC winner?

Barcelona have supposedly set their asking price for Antoine Griezmann this summer, with the Catalan club keen to bring in a replacement for him up top.

Barca splurged £110 Million to bring the French international in from rivals Atletico Madrid, a fee which from the outside looked almost forced after accusations of tapping up were being thrown about, but Griezmann has failed to meet expectations at the Nou Camp, and has supposedly failed to build a rapport with fellow forwards Messi and Suarez.

The La Liga leaders are now said to be ready to cut their losses after just the one season, with Manchester United and Arsenal touted as possible destinations.

The club are believed to be hoping to return around £90 Million of their £110 Million expense to offload him, but does that fee pose too high a risk?

Should rumours prove true, Aubameyang is reported to be high on the Spanish club’s wishlist of who could replace Antoine in the coming window, which could well aid us should we wish to pursue a deal for the 29 year-old, but I’m not sure he would suit our style of play.

The fee being thrown about would break our club record fee, currently held by Nicolas Pepe, who has also failed to live up to his expense as of yet.

We certainly know that Griezmann has the ability to play in a number of attacking roles, but the goalscoring threat that Aubameyang poses as opposed to AG would be too big a gap, and I for one would opt not to break our budget to bring him in.

Transfer fees are bandied about all too much in football, but I think making Griezmann our record signing would be one that would prove to be wrong.

Would Griezmann be a hit in North London? Would he suit Arteta-Ball?

Patrick

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  1. ken1945 says:

    After the way he was treated by the club when gazidis failed to follow up AW,s definite interest in the player (all in his autobiography) he vowed never to play for us, so any price tag seems immaterial.

    Yet another gazidis gift he left us I would suggest.

  2. Grandad says:

    In a word, no.

  3. patH says:

    Sheer journalistic crap. He would never come to Arsenal in a million years. We haven’t got the money to spend on anyone with any class so why keep going on about who we are after, it’s just not going to happen.

    1. jon fox says:

      Depends what you mean when you write ” WE have not got the money…..”. Our owner does have way, way enough but that is HIS money not Arsenals. Fortunate for the human race that parents do NOT treat their personal money as if it all belongs to them and not for their kids benefit and care too.
      How naive then to hope, as some of us did and were fully entitled so to do, that our “esteemed owner ” having already gor far more money than his personal family will ever need, MIGHT have the heart to use it on his English “baby,” Arsenal FC! All decent humans despise needless heArtlessness, meanness and sheer greed and total lack of human qualities. They can all be summed up in that awful word, “Kroenke”!

  4. omonaija says:

    Barnes or wood of Burnley will be sensible than buying Griezman

  5. Kenny Rolfe says:

    To think it was just about 15 years ago we paid 7M for a so called failure at Inter Milan and bought Dennis Bergkamp, one of the greatest players the world has ever seen. Greizman is no Bergkamp so what gives them the right to ask Europe’s elite clubs to pay 90M for a failure. Because they paid over the odds. Sorry not for me, rather spend it on a new 4 year contract for a proven quality striker in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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