Why Arsenal can win 3-way transfer race for brilliant EPL striker

Arsenal fans have often heard, and are pig sick of hearing if you are anything like me, the comments from Arsene Wenger about the lack of top quality players out there and the fact that the ones that are there happen to be just too hard to get hold of.

So the news reported by The Sun about the Nigeria international striker Odion Ighalo and the acceptance of his current club Watford that they may have to sell him in the summer should come as music to the ears of the prof.

Assuming that Wenger does agree that the 26-year old forward who has settled right in to English football and scored 14 Premier League goals in his first season at this level at a rate of better than a goal every other game, would actually improve the goal shy Arsenal attack, there would still be a few obstacles in the way of Arsenal signing him.

But I do not feel that the reported transfer fee of around £20 million would be a big problem and I also feel that the Gunners would be able to beat the other clubs being linked, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, to the signature of Ighalo.

For one thing the striker has no reason to want to leave the Premier League where his game has really thrived. And unless they win the Champions League this season Chelsea are not going to be in it next year. Add to that the fact that in Alex Iwobi we have a probable future star of the Nigeria national team and this January we signed the two young Nigerians that were the stars of their under 17 World Cup winning team and you can see why Arsenal fans should feel confident of winning this three way transfer battle for Ighalo.

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  1. its crucial to remember wenger did try to get benzema, higuain. i think he just sucks at negotiating and buying and they end up going to some other team. but wenger has too much pride to let someone else at AFC do the negotiating. wenger will never say it but he knows we need someone better than giroud.

  2. i’ve been super disappointed at walcott and ramsey’s form. when caz returns, ramsey should have to fight for his RW slot and if campbell has better form, it should go to campbell. i’m mad theo played really well when his contract was up for renewal. we need to get an upgrade on him too. but as long as wenger’s around, none of those things will happen. partially due to wnger’s delusion that we are a top team, and partially due to deal-sucking dithering, cheapness & delusion.
    please leave.

    1. Ramsey is decent. He’s just confused being played first on right and now in the middle but still does the job decent. Walcott and Ox on the other hand are huge let downs this season. And come to think of that Ox is only 22.

  3. Can’t believe we haven’t put in a solid bid for Lukaku. EPL proven, young with room to unlock world class potential at a club like Arsenal and a great combination of Giroud and Walcott but an actually better mix. Am I the only one that sees this?

      1. Hahaha £50 -£60 million reasons why we won’t sign Lukaku! ???

        Wenger bulked at 9 million before Chelsea signed him.

  4. I join you on that almostawinner…but the same can be said of that famous english core that we extended/signed a couple of years back…
    Ramsey is a great player, can be world class but for that has to stop being so wasteful at times (bad/heavy first touch, killing counter attacks with the wrong choices, not shooting well anymore the way it looks, giving the ball away)…your not on Gerrard level at his best
    Gibbs is a good player but seems happy with his bit part role, doesn’t look like he’s crazy about pushing & challenging Montreal for a XI spot
    Ox, I still believe in his talent but just no end product for an offensive player with his ability; he could be our version of PFA Hazard/Costa…is it a lack of confidence? Lack of coaching? For him time is running out too (would a season on loan where he is close to guaranteed a starting spot & manager’s full backing to play in his position work?)
    Wilshere too many times injured but believe if he can stay healthy can hold down a spot in XI
    Welbeck is the closest thing to a complete striker we’ve got since Henry left but has to add that clinical finish
    Walcott, been disappointed in him for a while, fast player that can’t do much (no dribbling skills, not clinical enough)
    As a goner I’ve been on AW side 8/10 but his persistence to stick with players has been both great but also bad in some cases…on pace to score the less goal/game on average in a season for a winning team

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