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Arsenal close to submitting first January transfer bid

Date: 7th December 2012 at 4:45 pm
Written by: | Comments (5)

It’s a rumour that won’t seem to go away in the Football Transfer Tavern and once again Daily Telegraph journalist Jeremy Wilson is sat round the bar claiming that hot property Wilfried Zaha will sign for Arsenal in the January transfer window.

Wilson declares that Arsene Wenger is determined to add some attacking options to his misfiring side in the window and Zaha is his main target with a bid of £18 million being prepared by the North London club. The England international has been watched comprehensively by Arsenal scouts and they have now recommended the 20-year-old as the solution to Wenger’s attacking problems.

Young, quick, powerful and with an eye to goal, Zaha looks set to be a ready-made replacement for contract rebel Theo Walcott, should he depart the club as expected later next year.

Championship high-flyers Crystal Palace are determined to keep hold of their best player as they aim to return to the Premier League themselves but they may struggle to hang onto him if Arsenal come calling with a large bid given their excellent recent record with blooding youngsters. It’s likely to be one that will run and run until the transfer window closes at the end of January.

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5 thoughts on “Arsenal close to submitting first January transfer bid

  • Akuve
    2 years ago

    Wenger pls spend dat moni on dis lad. U’ll probabli b spendin just £10M as walcott will go 4 abt £8M. Bring in a LB (Baines), a DMF (Capoue/M’vila/Fellaini), a CB (Yanga Mbiwa) n a strika or 2 (Huntelaar n Michu or Matri) n we’ll b high n dry. Also sell all deadwoods (Arshavin=3 mil, Squilacci=1 mil, Djorou=3 mil, Denilson=free, Chamakh=2 mil, Bendtner=4 mil, Park=2 mil. Total=15 mil. Gud money 2 boost d market).

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    • Hitul
      2 years ago

      Quite aggressive ideas but a fair shout. If we 1/2 that much I will be astonished

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  • wardy
    2 years ago

    18 million seems an awfull lot of money to me, for some one who hasnt made the grade yet. historically wenger has ony ever payed between 8-12 mill for young english talent. 18 seems a tad too much especially for wenger.
    Also you have to imagine he is a tricky situation. if results keep going the way they have been the board will be reluctant to give him the cash he wants/needs because all that does is takes it out of the next managers hand. The arsenal board maybe alot of things but its not stupid, the only way we will attract the sort of manager we need is by showing him how much he has to spend and it maybe the one and only time the board would agree to such an expensive overhaul. jesus when the hell did i become so pessimstic?!?!? the life and time of a gooner pfft!

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  • Oduaski
    2 years ago

    Instead of spending on proven players he’s busy going for zaha.

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  • TAIYE
    2 years ago

    WAIT MY FRIEND WARDY, ZAHA DOESNT NEED TO BE KNOWN ACROSS EUROPE B4 HE CAN BE BOUGHT FOR A RECORD FEE OF £18,AFTERALL CR7 AND MESSI WERE NOT NOTICED ALL OVER THE WORLD BEFORE THEY WERE BOUGHT. AS A MATTER OF FACT ZAHA IS JUST 20.ITS A GOOD BARGAIN.

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