TWO Arsenal strikers set to leave in January? Cavani in?

There have been quite a few Arsenal transfer rumours recently linking the club with a January transfer move for another striker and there have been some big names on the table as well, such as Edinson Cavani from PSG. But with all the forward options that Arsene Wenger already has in the Gunners squad and with the need for players in other positions like central defence and midfield seeming a much more urgent need, it seemed that these reports were unlikely to hold much water.

Or maybe not, if the reports are true about Arsenal possibly waving goodbye to two of our current forwards, Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sanogo, in the next few weeks. That would leave the Gunners with Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Joel Campbell, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck. For a team that usually plays with a front three, that would leave us one short, assuming that you want two options in each position.

A Metro report claims that our young French striker Sanogo could be heading back to France to play for Bordeaux in order to gain the playing time and experience he is not getting with Arsenal. It would only be a loan deal apparently but could be just what the 21-year old needs to help his Arsenal career in the long term.

And ESPN have reported that Podolski could also be heading out on loan, with Wenger having met with officials from the Serie A club Inter Milan to discuss it on Saturday. This deal would apparently involve a fee and be with a view to a permanent move. Wenger’s words on the German seemed to suggest that there is certainly something going on.

He said, “There’s nothing concrete. We have Mesut Ozil coming back at the beginning of January, so we have a lot of competition up front.”

I am not so sure about Ozil as a forward, but if we do let Sanogo and Podolski go, do you think that Arsenal will also bring another striker in? And if so, who will it be? Cavani?

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  1. Just as previous transfer windows no one knows what if anything Wenger will do my advice,expect nothing and ignore all the rumours from the ITK brigade and check
    Still we can at least dream !

  2. LOL its started.
    let me make this clear from the outset…
    we are NOT getting…

    marco reus
    karim benzema
    edinson cavani
    mats hummels
    paul pogba

  3. Cavani in Jan just isn’t gonna happen. Let’s nip that in the bud. And he wouldn’t improve us more than adding a quality holding mid and good defender, both of which would be cheaper than Cavani.

    A Schneiderlin and a Perrin would make for a great window. We can shift focus to Cavani in the summer when we’ll most likely sell Poldi and Campbell.

  4. If sanogo and podolski did leave, we would still have 7 forwards as u omitted akpom and gnabry

    Personally I cannot see us spending another £50m on a striker when we have already just spent £50m on sanchez and welbeck.

    For me there is only 2 positions that are in need of filling and I think £20-25m should be spent on a DM and anything up to £25m on a centre back depending on who is available.

    However, the bad news is that just as we are about to see the window open, our 8 defenders are suddenly all fit, whilst coquelin and flamini have found some form. Arteta diaby ramsey wilshire rosicky chamberlain and cazorla ozil are already back or are soon, meaning 9 midfielders.

    I am not sure wenger will see the desperation that we all see and feel especially after just 1 defeat in our last 8. If results go our way on NYD we could find ourself in 3rd place, with decent draws in the 2 cups and all our injured players on their way back within 4 weeks.

    That is what i think wenger will see.

    1. Yep signs are all there for us not to buy.

      A defender still likely (not an elite one), but I don’t see us landing a holding mid, I think Coquelin was brought back in the hope he could ‘do a job’ and avoid a splurge.

      I think he’s done that, so no Schneiderlin for us.

  5. Why is he mentioning Mesut Ozil as if he and Poldi play the same position? Hey, wait! They do play the same position! 😀

  6. Hope Stoke can do us a favour against Man Utd. 3rd place is looking possible on new year’s day! Come on you gunners!

    1. Stoke will beat Man Utd , we will loose with Southampton that’s for sure. Hey Man City draw with Burnley is the media talking about this? No . If it was Arsenal this website would be full of plastic fans and Admins writing rubbish and calling for wingers head.

  7. We won’t get a DM in January. (Arteta back, Flamini, Coquelin, and then there is Diaby just for DM position and then there is Ozil, Ramsey, Cazorla, Wilshere, Rosicky all capable of playing the other two midfield positions.)

    We will get a CB but I highly doubt he will replace Merte or Kos as a starter so I also doubt he will be a world beater but I hope he is young with pace who at least takes the LB/RBs as CBs out of the question.

    I’m looking forward to more involvement for Coquelin, we desperately need a workhorse who also isn’t afraid to tackle hard; Arteta and Flamini don’t have the legs for it.

  8. Coquelin did well against a lowly West Ham….

    but hes not good enough, we have to spend big to sign a proper DM

  9. If I had a choice between a holding midfielder and Cavani, I would choose Cavani

    I don’t understand why some of you people have a hard fetish for DM. Yes I would love one, but where is our Costa, Aguero or RVP

    A DM doesn’t score many goals. United has a worse defense than us but stays ahead because of goals.

    Order of PRIORITY
    1. Defender
    2. WC striker
    3. Your precious DM.

    1. Newsflash – we didn’t win the league with RVP in our squad. Something else has been missing for a lot longer than a world class striker

      1. for your fred 😉
        too much flamini, too much lambrini- no dm? suck on my pee pee…

        eminem im coming for your title!!

        1. I love a hip hop quote. I’m think of doing my Stan/Draxler remix except this time for Reus.

          I miss Draxler 🙁

          1. surprised no one on here has given us some post match raps.
            some lyrical miracles on here hiding there hippety hopping

        2. Flamini and arteta could be gone in the summer depending on how good coqulan performs to be the no2 dm next season in the summer wenger will go for somone by then khedira would be a great piece of business.

    2. You’re talking nonsense. We have scored 34 goals, 1 more than United. We have conceded 23 goals, 4 goals more than United. RVP hasn’t even scored as many goals as Sanchez so yuo could easily argue we already have that top striker in Sanchez (even though he plays on the wing mostly). There has only been one single match where we have not scored a goal and that was Chelsea away so no, we are definitely losing more points from defence than from lack of attack.

    3. you know little about football if you only care about attacking players. the fact you think a striker is more important than a cdm right now is laughable.

  10. I can see Wenger buying a young versatile defender,we need a DM as unfortunately arteta is too slow,old and injury prone and Flamini is Sh#t .
    Diaby will be lucky to play ten minutes let alone ten games !

  11. A lot will depend on what players are available and at what price there clubs will sell and we all know Wenger does not like paying over the odds !

    1. Krychowiak would be excellent but he is way overpriced 15m would be a good price but his team wants 24m

    1. Cavani has a bIgger presence and quicker than giroud
      HE is a better finisher than any we have up top
      He is better in the wide role than welbeck and poldi
      His work rate, agressive nature rivals alexis

      The only competition we would have is liverpool
      His market value is 50m but we could start biding at 35m with little competition for his signing

      As for defenders I would be happy with Nantes cb dijibolji who is excellent and likely to join a big team in France come the summer.7m

      Dm we should go for krychowiak we should loan them someone as a sweetener eg campbell,gnabry,sanogoo


    1. and how the hell does zidane get sent off in a world cup final for attempting an eskimo kiss with materazzi-

  13. Sirnogoal I can understand the transfer but prince podolski I cannot. Hes a beast just lacks work rate but thats understandable when you are put on to save the team from game to game and start once in 15-20 games.

    I do hope this is just a rumor and does not become history. I would much rather keep him for the 2nd half of the season and maybe to bail us out in the ucl if that is how he is going to be used.

    Same goes for rosicky and cambell.

    Give them game time wenger and rotate more often please.

    You do have 3 substitutes to make though it is not mandatory it does help the team in the long run.

    May even have saved 3 or 4 of our injurys.

    Anyway bring on Southampton, the transfer market chatter can start when it opens.


  14. If we got Cavani in January I’d be disappointed. Why? He’s far too expensive, both in terms or a transfer fee and wages, so it’s a waste of money. Also he’s not what we need, we already have good attacking players. If we’re going to spend big in January (ha!), I’d much rather a world class centre back and defensive midfielder were brought in. Could probably get both for less than Cavani..

    This Cavani rumour is silly – Wenger refused to buy a striker until Giroud was ruled out for 3 months, even then it was only Welbeck he went for. Why would he spend so much money on a player that’s almost 28 years old? Especially considering we already have plenty of strikers in the team. Oh well, something to talk about I guess..

    1. Because he always wanted cavani he didn’t want welbeck. He would have a free run at cavani asŵell because all the top teams have very good strikers.

  15. I feel if wenger goes shopping it will be a combined spend of circa 18m for tiote and reid type players. I feel sanogo and poldi will go on loan and campbell will be sold if a team come in for him.

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