Should Arsenal sign Liverpool midfielder? Former Gunner has his say

Nigel Winterburn urges Arsenal to be careful about signing Adam Lallana.

The Liverpool midfielder is a free agent at the end of this season with the Reds seemingly unwilling to give him a new deal.

Liverpool does hold the power to extend his current deal for one more season, however, following the acquisition of Takumi Minamino, the Reds are set to let the former Southampton man run down his current deal.

Arsenal has been linked with a move for the midfielder, the Gunners are joined by Tottenham and Leicester City in their bid to land him, but Nigel Winterburn has warned the Gunners to be careful about taking a punt on the midfielder.

Lallana, on his day, is one of the Premier League’s most unpredictable players because of his masterful use of both feet. However, injury has ravaged his career and it is very unlikely that he will ever go for long without injury again.

This season has been arguably the longest Lallana has gone without getting injured and it could mean that Liverpool has finally found a way to manage his fitness.

However, Winterburn still believes that he is too much of a risk for Arsenal to take on at this stage of their revival.

According to Team Talk, Winterburn said: “Lallana is a player I like but he has had so many injuries problems,”

“When you’re looking to bring players in for the first team or even the squad, you have to be careful.

Winterburn is obviously correct here, Lallana is injury prone and it is hard to justify taking on a player aged 31 when there are probably better options within the club already.

4 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    No way!! 31 & injury prone! I really hope this is media bs!!

    1. Sean Williams says:

      Same story old leftovers, old players, from other clubs, stories perpetuated by pressured journalists. How to create a manipulated fake Arsenal Zeitgeist that eventually permeates the club and damages the club.

  2. Mogunna says:

    We are indeed linked.but Reds offering him another year.

    Not sure i get why this is even a concern today….

    Brighton got a point, puts us 4 points from 15th space, a would had us 2 points away!

    We are 7 points away from 19th spot! That’s 2 games! These bottom teams can quickly pass us as Everton who was 18th and 7th after 7 games under Ancelotti.

    Evwrton can’t be consider as a bottom team though, but this shows progress made under new coach.

    Bottom teams fight for their lives like, Brighton-Watford draw highlights that, they become tuffest teams to play at this stage of season…

    We not even looking at that but at top4! By the time we wake up,, not used to play for survival, if we do fall in relegation zone; we won’t get out of it ; everyone else is already in survival mode! We in Dubai!

    1. SueP says:

      You really are a pessimist Mogunna. I doubt Norwich can stay up. Villa, West Ham & possibly Brighton are in a tricky position too. By going on so much about us fighting for survival in the PL you are in effect saying that our players and coaching set up aren’t good enough To survive
      They’re not good enough for top 4 and possibly not top 6 but I would be surprised if we end up in a relegation battle

      Regarding Lallana I’d be horrified if the club didn’t show more ambition than signing an injury prone player with his best years having gone.

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