This is not the type of transfer rumour that Arsenal fans want to hear!

After failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in his tenure, it seems as though the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has lowered his standards in the transfer market even further. After making a statement that he will be looking to sign just ‘one or two’ players this summer, the Frenchman is now being linked with a move for young Henry Onyekuru, who plays as a striker for Belgian side KAS Eupen.

The Nigerian, who is the Belgian first division’s top scorer this season with 23 League goals this season, has turned a lot of heads with his performances this season and the report from Sky Sports claims that the under-fire Arsenal boss is willing to meet the player’s £6.8 million release clause. The report also claims that fellow Premier League sides Everton, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion are also keen on signing the 19-year-old in an attempt to bolster their respective attacking options.

Unfortunately, the fact that it’s Sky that broke the story adds a great deal of credibility to it. Personally, it sickens me that Arsenal are now competing with the likes of Southampton and West Brom for players. At this rate, it will only be a matter of time before the Gunners slip into mid-table mediocrity. Despite a lack of Champions League football, I firmly believe that Arsenal still has been the reputation and financial stability to compete for top-quality talent, but it appears as though Wenger has started with his Europa League-level recruitment.

Peehaps the best case scenario at this point would be if Alisher Usmanov succeeds in his bid to take over the club from Stan Kroenke. While a change of ownership is always a risk as Sir Alex explained recently, surely it is a risk worth taking considering that the club is heading towards mid-table obscurity anyway. The fact Usmanov is passionate towards the cause and ready to splash the cash also works in his favour. But it remains to be seen if Silent Stan will finally budge.



  1. Juhi McLovin says:

    Well he’s a 19 year old left winger who was the top scorer in the Jupiter League. He’s got 24 goals and 9 assists in total in about 44 appearances.

    One certain Romelu Lukaku was 18 when he scored 20 goals for Anderlecht and moved to Chelsea. And now has 75 Premier Leagues at the age of 23.

    So I wouldn’t write Onyekuru out, especially with that £7 million price tag. He can’t be worse than Walcott, can he?

    His weakness seems to be decision making. One aspect that our other Nigerian youngster Iwobi also lack..

    I would like to reiterate that we DO have a title challenging team. But we don’t have a title challenging manager (or ownership for that matter). New manager would probably make the likes of Theo and Ramsey look at least decent because they both have showed moments of brilliance in the past.

    1. Juhi McLovin says:

      Actually Lukaku’s got 84 Premier League goals currently.

      1. JembutArsene says:

        Our Great Leader Arsene will present you ungrateful moaners for the 3 best rhymed names as transfer target forwards:


        There you go moaners, with our new 3-4-3 formation, they’ll be our superb tridente.


  2. gotanidea says:

    I have never heard of Mahrez, Kante and Vardy, until I saw their great performances when they brought Leicester City won the Premiere League. Who could know whether the young Henry Onyekuru is able to do the same thing?

    Arsenal should look for players beyond their price tags. The high price will not guarantee the quality, like some of our and Manchester United’s expensive players. Arsenal needs skillful players, not just the physical aspects of the players.

    If Arsenal has enough money to buy expensive players, they should do it. But if they don’t, they have to make the club’s financial position stable. Nothing is worse than seeing our favorite club go bankrupt, like Parma.

    1. bran99 says:

      but aren’t we tired of the so called prospects? we bought a lot of them and none came to fruition.. they are all sold coz they couldn’t cut it, except Iwobi may be and himself is not well established, compared to Rashford who have to attend classes during the week. we gonna have to wait for 3 to 4 years for them to be able to play for the first team, is it what we need now?

      1. JembutArsene says:

        Iwobi, Bellerin, Lucas not that bad?

        What more do you want from Great Arsene?

      2. Gooner Rome says:

        The problem is not the so called prospects, but the lack of game time they are experiencing. These prospects should be given a chance to play. eg, Gnabry, Perez, Joel Campbell, etc. Even Delle Alli, Son, Kane, were unknowns before they were given game time, that goes for our former players too, RVP, Nasri, Cesc, Koscielny, etc

        1. Carlos Da Silva says:

          Are you crazy? Perez? A prospect? He’s 29 in September.

          Joel Campbell has had 2 loan spells in Spain, one in Greece, one in France and another one in Portugal. He has failed to do have 1 good season. Only managing double figures once (11 goals in Greece in all competitions). He has managed 25 goals in 200 appearances in his career in club comps. That’s terrible.

          Gnabry, maybe we let him go to easily, but Serge was also hampered by injuries.

      3. 268gunner says:

        All of those thumbs down are the fans whose are contented just as their ambition less manager

  3. Yossarian says:

    Fine, buy Henry Onyekuru for £6.8m and hope he turns out to be the next Lukaku in 3 seasons.

    But buy some top-quality proven players as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Arsene Wenger can probably afford to buy a £6.8m player from his own personal bank account, let alone from the football club’s accounts. £6.8m is pocket change for Arsenal.

    It’s just going to be the same old story Gooners. Need a massive protest at the FA Cup final.

  4. Break-on-through says:

    I looked up his youtube clips, so as you can guess I’m a bit of an expert on on the matter.

    Seriously though..
    He looks like the type we’d go for. He’s quick, tricky dribbler, direct, most importantly he’s raw, and I don’t know about his shot accuracy but he scored some nice goals. The thing is though, this was something like Walcott Welbz and Oxlade when they were young, so unless we are finally dropping Walcott well then we need to be getting someone in who’s already developed. Welbz, the only reason I like Welbz is because between Giroud and Walcott they were lacking certain qualities, which Welbz has, but he’s lacking tools that they have too. So I think changes need to be made to our forward line, I’d be happy to see Theo Welbz and Giroud all leave.

    1. Juhi McLovin says:

      Giroud has to go. Nothing more he can offer us.

      And either Theo or Welbeck should be sold as well. Maybe Welbeck because he’s got physical aspect in him to be a forward but all his qualities to find the back of the net, are wrong. And besides he was linked to Galatasaray but who would buy Theo huh?

      Also, Walcott scored 19 goals this season. That’s 2 more than Welbeck has scored during his 3 year stay with us.

  5. Vanpayslip ain't the type of troll made for you to start testing says:

    Swap him for Giroud please

  6. O'cube says:

    I’m guessing we won’t have agreed to the signing of Mbappe last summer but look how he turned out to be.

    Which of the stars would be coming to arsenal without demanding huge wage.
    Just my opinion though.

  7. Jonm says:

    We have to
    1. attract young players and develop them
    2. buy established players who can improve the team.
    3. Sell players we no longer need or will not make it to the first team.

    This 19 year old could fit in category 1 above so why not buy him if he is good enough. We have to do all of the above.

    The same basic principles should be applied to all the other non playing posts as well. Ie get rid of the non performers, out of date or “past it” members of staff and bring in better established staff as well as youngsters who can develop.

  8. Jonm says:

    Off Topic
    I saw the beginnining of the celebrations at Chelsea. The announcer was gloating that Arsenal had not made top four and that Kos had received a red card and would not be available for FA cup final.

    It showed a complete lack of class.

  9. Arson_FC. says:

    In two years Arsenal will have lost
    Cech Ospina Koscielny Mertesacker
    Debuchy Monreal Gibbs Cazorla
    Ozil Sanchez Giroud Elneny
    Campbell Sanogo Perez Wellbeck.
    Who should rebuild the squad?
    Wenger at 68 who last won a title when he was 55
    or a new manager who we hope will be here for many years?
    Now the team is in the Europa league it is the end of an era.
    Surely the 68 year old can see that his time is up.
    Graciously step down and allow the new era to begin.
    Let the new younger manager come in and rebuild the team
    with his choice of players not those left by the 70 year old.
    Its just common sense.
    But money can lead to selfish greed , powerful
    enough to blind even the wisest people.
    The future of Arsenal football club is locked in the hands
    of two extremely narcissistic leeches.
    Give us back our club.
    Kroenke-Wenger out .

  10. Frank says:

    He would be a great signing for Arsenal.
    The reality is we aren’t the big club half of you think we are.

    1. JembutArsene says:

      Stadium is a monument to the fans’ faith. We have millions in the bank. We bring in millions every match day. No need to backtrack? I’m not in the slightest, you’re making up various assertions though. No way I can backtrack on something I’ve never said, but good effort there, pal.

      We should put you on bargain backyard sale of useless fans.

      1. John0711 says:

        Good one admin we have million mark in the bank who’s we

        1. JembutArsene says:

          We the true fans that support the club, the players, and proud of our manager. Remember guys that Arsene Wenger knows more about football than football knows about football, so stop scrambling your brain with what he should be doing, what formation he should be playing, who he should be signing! He is giving young players a chance to improve and develop, which is something we as a supporter am glad to see.


    2. Frank says:

      Sorry, I’m not trying to be pessimistic but the honest truth is Arsenal haven’t won the PL in 14 seasons and never won the Champions League.
      I want the best for my club I support but the truth is, Arsenal aren’t a big club anymore. Whether that is Wengers fault or Kroenke, it doesn’t matter but I think we really need to be prepared for some even worse seasons to come.

  11. Gb says:

    This young man is a fantastic player already and not just one for the future. Stop moaning and remember the likes of Anelka, Fabragas and the other young players we have sighned who have been great players from as young as 16 in Fab’s case. Just because we go for the unknowns does not mean we wil not also sign some big name ‘stars’.
    Peace and Love.

  12. Gb says:

    @Jonm. Chelsea have never had any class and what you report does not surprise me in the least. Also, hopefully they will get done for the Terry stunt pulled in the 26th minute which even the ref joined in on. The man just put another nail in his already tarnished image. Good footballer but totally classless, cras, ignorant person.

  13. Kedar Damle says:

    I think we should go for Mahrez and Sigurdsson…. Both are good players… Sigurdsson having 13 Assist with Swansea….. He is good quality attacking player…. We will get both players in 35-40 Millions

  14. khangunners says:

    Jose Mourinho came Won the league twice and left.
    *Arsene Wenger: The team is developing
    * Carlo Ancellotti came. won the league and left. *Arsene Wenger: We are building the team.
    * Robert Mancini came and won the league and left.
    *Arsene Wenger: The team is progressing.
    * Manuel Pellegrinni came, won the league and left.
    *Arsenal Wenger: Still building the team.
    * Jose Mourinho came back won the league and left.
    *Arsenal Wenger: Still building the team *Claudio Ranieri with Leicester city came from nowhere, won the league and left.
    *Arsene Wenger: Still building
    * Now Antonio Conte in his first season has won the league.
    *Arsene Wenger never finish building the team… Is the team tower of Babel?

    1. Yossarian says:

      Spot-on. Wenger’s “Tomorrow” will never come.

  15. Craig West says:

    So if we got Mbappe last season you’d be saying the same thing but now look at him! If Onyekuru goes and starts smashing in goals and becomes the new Mbappe/Lukaku/Dyballa etc and AW comes out this time next year and adds dude to the illustrious list of ‘nearly signed’ superstars, then everyone would be going mad and calling for his head lol I’m hopeful for this signing, but preferably along with a more experienced/proven attacker coming in too

  16. citrenoogeht says:

    This guy ticks a few boxes:
    1) Does he have innate skill and ability? ✔️
    2) Is he young with the potential for long successful career? ✔️
    3) Is he currently valued with a reasonable release price? ✔️
    4) Does he support Arsenal? ✔️
    5) Does he have the name “Henry” in his name? ✔️

    Welcome to Arsenal my son.

    1. kklin says:

      Yea right!

    2. vinie2000 says:

      Welcome to Arsenal? This is why we are where we are. The lack of ambition from the Board and the coach added to fans happy with cheappy crappy unknown players. Top scorer in the Belgium league which is even worse than the dutch league? Wow what a gem we are wanting to come to improve our team. Is this the kind of players will make Alexis change his mind? Are you kidding? seriously? we got Lucas for 17 millions coming form La Liga and he was benched most of the season. Lucas a guy who got skills and scores when he played and is dying to leave us for a team who really values his contribution and skills? Now, you are all exciting for the Nigerian Top striker from Belgium? COME ON! Let’s play Sportivo Gluchiski form Macedonia and our striker pair will be Giroud – Onkeruyu – and Wellbeck. How fantastic is this? supporting failure is the reason we are regressing , supporting Wenger’s transfer is the reason we’re out of european elite. Do anyone remember we got striker on loan in Germany 2nd tier? Yes, TAKUMA ASSANO and wenger got him last summer. Arsenal will only change with fans like this AOB keep backing this kind of shambolic signings and average palyers in our team. WENGER OUT AND KROENKE OUT. where are the 200 millions for summer transfer promised? Next year we will be challenging for top 6th again my friends and europa league will be the second trophy. PATHETIC , offensive, shameful.

  17. Gb says:

    Ok @khangunners, he has not left (yet) but you forgot to mention that Wenger came and won 13 trophies!
    Short memory or what?

  18. vinie2000 says:

    By the way Admin, congrats for the article. first time I do agreed 1000000% with you. Football is a matter of being objective not subjective. We need 2-3 top class players to has been the plea for the last 13 years. the like of Chelsea and City have 5 at least. we got only 2 ( Ozil and Alexis ). Bringing players from lower leagues to improve the team is not what we should look for.If we get 2 marquee signings then we can dream until then let’s embrace being also runs for 5th and 6th spot from now on. Allegri or Jardim to the rescue.

  19. Vlad says:

    Who cares how old he is, how much he costs, and which team he plays for? All players have to start somewhere. No one knew of Mbappe, but now he’s the best thing since sliced bread. So give the kid a chance, and we may have a winner and a hidden gem on our hands. Of course, he also may end up just keeping Lucas Perez company on the bench, or become the next Gervinho, but we’ll never know until we try and get him.

  20. El Blaze says:

    After reading the comments from the fans here, it’s quite easy to see why we are where we are currently. Making excuses for Wenger’s cheap mediocrity is quite pathetic

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