Kalou Wants to Join Arsenal – No Thank You

Wenger made an enquiry for Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou last summer, but was knocked back by Chelsea. This week the topic has been revived  Salomon Kalou says that it would a be an honour to play for the Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, and that he will consider his future with Chelsea at the end of the season.

 

“He is a very great coach and I know that every single player in the world dreams of playing for Arsène Wenger. I have a lot of respect for him, he is one of the best coaches in the world, so why not?

 

“I am still under contract with Chelsea, but of course I have plenty of friends who play for Arsenal: Kolo Touré, Emmanuel Eboué and Emmanuel Adebayor. They are achieving huge things at Arsenal and watching them play is just beautiful.”

 

Wenger has not commented as to whether he will make a bid for Kalou in the summer.  Any move for Kalou does not excite me; I don’t think he has done anything special at Chelsea.  Kalou has scored 18 goals in 83 appearances, not the type of strike rate that we need.

 

Chelsea, under a new manager who needs cash to rebuild the squad, Kalou will be more amenable to selling Kalou.  All I hope is that it is not Arsenal that buys him.  Is he better than any of our existing forwards, not really? Were we to buy a new striker I would prefer that we push the boat out and buy David Villa.

Posted on February 27, 2009, in Transfers and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hmmm, he seems an average player, plus hes african and we’d lose him to the african cup of nations. I think we are quite blessed with strikers at Arsenal at the moment anyway. I wouldnt pay more than 7 mill for him thats for sure.

  2. his contracts up at the end of the season so getting him for free would be a gamble worth taking. Hes scored goals everywhere but chelsea and is still 23. Now hes adapted to the english way of life and the league and we look at Wengers record of changing players’ careers, I think a free transfer gamble on Kalou might just give us a 15 goal a season return with a tidy sell on fee in a few years!

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