Gervinho and Samba Done Deals – No Way Defoe – Bring Back Vieira

Numerous blogs, football news sites and tweets claim that Gervinho has agreed a 4 year deal and Arsenal have agreed a £10.5M fee with Lille.  Let’s hope Gervinho brings something different to our attack.

GoonerBlog is reporting that Samba has also agreed a deal with Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers have agreed to sell Samba for £9M.

I trust these are just the beginning of Arsene’s transfer deals this summer, it would be great for the morale of the Arsenal fans if the club announced these signings sooner rather than later.

Other transfer titbits come from Metro.co.uk who claim that Arsenal chief Gazidis has held talks with Bolton supremo Gartside over a possible transfer of Gary Cahill.  Cahill is a long-term target for Arsenal, a player we should have bought him last summer.  The surprise player we are being linked with Sebastian Larsson.  Wenger knows all about Larsson as he was an Arsenal player before joining Birmingham City.   Larsson is a free agent, but I cannot see where he will fit into our line up.  Central midfield we have Song, Wilshere, Ramsey, Diaby and possible Nasri and Fabregas if they stay.  I can only see Larsson as being a squad player.

Another story that has re-emerged is Jermaine Defoe.  Yes that Spurs player who looks every bit a Spurs player, there’s nothing Arsenal looking abut Defoe. He is being touted as a solution to our striker problem, yes a player who scored 5 premier league goals last season.  The fee, a cool £15M.  If Wenger has £15M to spend on a striker, Defoe is not the man for Arsenal, why should we give Harry Redknapp the money to go and steal our transfer targets and at the same time acquire an ageing has been striker. Wenger should steer clear of Defoe and turn his attention to Connor Wickham, this is the guy who will score goals for us that is a guarantee.

Finally, Patrick Vieira has been released by Manchester City.  Wenger should sign the Arsenal legend on a player / coach contract.  There is nobody better than to bring on in the last 10 minutes of a game to close out a game. How many points did we lose in the last 10-15 minutes of a game, a player of Vieira’s experience would have rallied the troops to ensure that three points remained ours.

Let’s hope that Wenger has closed two or three deals and these are announced over the week-end to give all Arsenal fans a lift.

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Posted on June 17, 2011, in Arsenal News, Transfers and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. i hope this happen soon……

  2. we dont need samba he cant give anything he is just big but no sence

    • rubbish how can u make a statement like that with the amount of goals we conceded from dead ball situations last season?????????

    • We need a strong blocker defender did you see how weak and leaky we was last year? , You sausage!!!

  3. I was thinking the same thing of bringing Viera as a defensive coach / player to mold the young minds

  4. oyawole gabriel

    that is good news if it is confirmed den we be appy

  5. Nii you dont know anything for you to say Samba is not good infact you de craze.

  6. I just read the story of gervinco and samba transfer to arsenal is complete but i want to read it as official…

  7. Puke itopa felix

    I support d issue of bringing in viera

  8. @Nii, which one can you play, u arsenal fans am getting tired of you. if you condemn Samba, which one do you want the coach to buy. Wenger bring on Samba. let the next season begins.

  9. Let wenger bring any possible player!!

  10. Let wenger bring evry posible player!!

  11. Gervinho and samba are ideal for gunners . We need a pace striker with the ability to dribble past opponent , i believe gervinho can eradicate that void . Also samba is very good on air , a fighter and goal huzzler , is a good addition to our team and defence….up gunners

  12. wenger must do away with fringe players and get super players that will end the trophyless years.I think samba would be a good addition.

  13. very funny. Shouldn’t bring in seb larssen because we already have too many CM’s and in the same article, lets bring in Viera as a PLAYER/coach. Also talking about losing goals in the last 10-15 mins, so taking on a 34 year old(?) would really sort that one out. Vieira was arguably our best player 5-10 years ago, but not a player now

    • northbanklegend

      Vieira is different, he comes in as a coach who can come in help shut a game out as he did for Man City on many occasions, we could have done with a Vieira when we dropped points to Sunderland, Wigan, Newcastle, Spurs, Liverpool goals conceded in the last 10 minutes. Larsson will expect and want to play more than 10 minutes.

  14. Gunnerz r headin 4 greatnezz. Wenger go on sign who u knw can do da dirty job.

  15. If all these are to be true then, i think wenger is finally getting back to his senses and have seen reasons to strengthen the squad so as to compete with other big clubs.

  16. Ok guys stop d insult ok am just hoping of a new reveloion let keep the old one nd bring new ones

  17. Nurain olamilekan

    Mr wenger we love samba&gernvinho.

  18. badamasi yusuf

    am delighted to hear about the duo signin bcoz it will boast the moral of the team…

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