Turan definitely leaving Barcelona – Should Arsenal take him?

Arsenal have been linked with the Turkish star Arda Turan for many years, even before Barcelona snatched him from Atletico Madrid in January 2016. But obviously with the strikers that Barca have to choose from he has not had many chances to show his worth in Cataluña, making just 55 appearances since his arrival and it seems that he is definitely going to be leaving the club in the next transfer window so perhaps he could finally be coming to Arsenal at a bargain price.

His agent has confirmed he is available as Ahmet Bulut said today: “It’s not clear right now where he is going but he will leave from Barcelona in January,”

“We’re talking with three or four teams from Spain, Italy and England. There is no contact with Galatasaray.

“After 15 days we’ll make a final decision. There are two options: he will be sold or loaned.”

The fact is that Arda is a very skillful winger/playmaker, and if (as we all know) Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez are leaving in the summer, do you think we should get him on board at Arsenal in January and prime him to take over their place in the team next season?


  1. muffdiver says:

    ffs no

    hes trash
    plus he already slated us

    pot kettle arda…your now turkish stewart downing

  2. gotanidea says:

    He would be a good addition. Despite of his age, he is more skillful and more creative than other Barcelona fringe midfielders, such as Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez.

    He used to play with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, and his work rate is high. As long as his salary demand would not hinder the arrivals of other young midfielders like Lemar and Draxler, it’s okay.

    1. nosa says:

      what is so important about salaries, is it ur money, we are not west broom, forget abt money let’s go for d best or are we building another stadium, the monies are ment to be spent we have money we are not Burnley for crying out loud, never settle for less, that’s wat big clubs do

  3. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Alexa make the annual pointless rumours go away

  4. ThirdManJW says:

    I swear, every transfer window there’s a Turan, and Benzema rumour doing the rounds. Even after we spent £50 million on younger, and more prolific striker, Benzema was still constantly linked. It’s such lazy journalism!

  5. Break-on-through says:

    Depends with the choice we have, Wenger usually goes for players that are on the market so there’s no point throwing names about unless we know that they are available for the right price. Turan is certainly better than any right winger we currently have, and his defensive game is as good as Bellerin’s but for the pace. He’s a tough competitor who can create and score, he’d be a stop gap and I can think of many worse. When people say he’s on Barca’s bench so why would we want him, like top clubs never made mistakes with players or had good players in reserve, Ibra Alexis Morata Suker Kanu De Bruyne Salah.

  6. Sukhjot Gunner says:

    No we don’t need him..

  7. Nothing changed says:

    FYI: Arda Turan will turn 31 next month. Our squad is too old as it is IMO with too many players in their 30s. We don’t need another 30+er.

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