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.