Arsenal: £35.6m to seal the deal – report

Carvalho: Baby Faced Beast!

So very good

Arsenal have been in desperate need of a holding midfielder for at least three or four years now. It’s anyone’s guess why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has taken such an age to delve into the market and address this key problem.

Perhaps he felt that the persistently injured About Diaby would eventually come back and do the trick. We are big fans of Diaby and although he could still be a future solution, there have to be ongoing doubts about his fitness considering his track record.

Arsenal need to invest and if the Khedira deal goes south then perhaps they will go for William Carvalho. Reports over the weekend suggested that Arsenal had made a bid for the Portuguese wonder kid.

And The Daily Mail, among others, report that a new bid is about to go in for the services of the inordinately talented youngster.

Arsenal make fresh enquiry for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho

The report goes on to say that the release clause is for £35.6m (45m Euros) and Sporting won’t budge on that figure.

At this price you instinctively feel that Carvalho will be too rich for a very prudent Wenger.

But, at 22, we strongly believe that he’s a very expensive gamble worth taking for Arsenal. He already plays the game with the nonchalant authority of Patrick Viera. He makes football look simple with his majestic passing and his one and two touch game.

He also plays with a similar languid swagger to Viera and looks as if he already has the physique to impose himself on The Premier League.

Everyone loves an expensive young signing – someone who gets better, week on week, in front on your very eyes.

So, while we feel that Wenger will want a much cheaper deal, it seems that 45m Euros is the price he will have to pay if he wants to bring this wonderful talent to the club.

Let’s see the lad stroking the ball around as if he’s having a kick about with his mates in the park.

Arsenal fans: a deal worth doing?




  1. Ian Hawthorne

    Jul 21, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Just pay the 35m and get this player. He is easily the best young defensive midfielder on the planet and makes the game look easy. He will improve too, and very quickly.

  2. mrglobeman

    Jul 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    this lad could turn out to be a better deal than sanchez he will be a better buy than sami fu-k about. please pay his buy out clause what a player he is the best you have looked at,you have the funds .he is just what we need to show Chelsea,united, city &most of all Liverpool the way to the top & stay there.ah men

  3. alfie gooner'smad

    Jul 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I agree just pay the money don’t be so tight fisted .We can’t afford to keep missing out on top players.

  4. OCENG

    Jul 21, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Arsenal darely need this hard tackler”a must buy”

    • david jenson

      Jul 22, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      for that money we could buy both the bender brothers . and have change .

  5. Idowu Adetona

    Jul 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Prof please buy this young lad and fortify the defensive midfield. The boy is young but has the heart of an experience player. Spend the cash Le Prof

  6. Shola Isaac

    Jul 21, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Pls Mr wenger,drop all dis sturborn act,u said in one atticle dis afternoon dat Arsenal dont need striker any longer?have u forgotten so soon?u can still remember what had been happen dis club while ago,about injuries,look @ it now all ur rival av been recruiting players so far,u had 2 DONE DEALS u said arsenal dont need player anymore,untill u re being stone to death.Its better u change tight fisted act otherwise u shall regret it.We need:KHEDIRA OR CARVALHO with BALOTELLI.the guy u want to loan i mean macquillo is anything wrong i signing him to understudy Debuchi and send Jenkinson on loan also,ln order to gain experience under premiership and vermaeleen want leave set him loose and get another 2 defensive man.Wenger act fast,u are too slow,Liverpool had wraped up six players dis summer transfer alone,those re d club with ambitious.Cant u hear Owen rubbishing arsenal?u caused it.Its better u redeem ur image and more smiles on the face of us we fans.We need THROPHIES dis coming season and lets start with COMMUNITY SHIELD and move forward.Gunners till death do d world parts.

    • Gbenga

      Jul 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      Yeah Sholay, I like your comment just keep it up, Ori E pe.

  7. Frank

    Jul 21, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Wenger please buy him

  8. Ahmed Adeyemi

    Jul 21, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    If trully he is as described,then why not do the right business.pls, sign calvaho.

  9. Gab

    Jul 21, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    This is the position arsenal are lacking player most. The match against chelsea, Liverpool and man city last season has proof for this last season, sign him and make arsenal easy

  10. Henry W. Kolleh

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:11 am

    He’s really worth signing…. Please sign him Arsene! That signing will move us (Arsenal) to the EPL and UCL… I am really praying that this deal works out or Khedira’s deal!

  11. okunsanmioluwambe

    Jul 22, 2014 at 2:13 am

    A player lik baloteli is wat we want at emirate he is world class player , fight for ball ,have strenght an ability an he also have goal sense pls go 4 it unless u will nt be a tittle contender hw come comparing giroud an baloteli giroud is 2 wasteful last season were on top of d league after injury u find ur self in 4th if nt palace beat everton dat make arsenal remain in 4th they should av finish in 5th pls giroud as a centre forward is nt ok go 4 dis man called SUPER MARIO

  12. mbarak

    Jul 22, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Always you foget so soon what is wrong u wenger, do you think Giruod & sanogo will take you anywhere? its big no coz other club which want to be real contenders & not pretenders like Arsenal have done real deal in signings. u ego will shame u, it is as if owen is rit very rit. Arsenal & its prof will begin rotting in the rut soon. come out and buy players mr wenger. i hate ur phylosophy.

  13. Leo Eka

    Jul 22, 2014 at 4:53 am

    ov wt use z dt financial power u boost……f u cant spend apenny…plz burn d cash at once n gets d lad…..he z very combative n young….abetter option than s.khedira f u ask me……..ope A.wenger understands our plight as fans…….2 me he z d missing piece n our team…..u simply can nt rely on d ever ageing arteta n flamine espli in high tempo matches…..every body so wt hpnd in matches against chelsea,liverpool,man city,everton,A.villa,stock city n even w.brom….they jct run thru our midfield…

    • david jenson

      Jul 22, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      the trouble is he does . we can all see it ,top pundits shouted it out all year , did he listen no balotelli £ 16m both the bender bros for around £ 30 m ,ospina £3 m griezmann £16 m casillas free .strenth depth ,goals .expieriance youth and goals .

  14. Ssebuufu

    Jul 22, 2014 at 5:47 am

    it will be a gd signing

  15. Baker

    Jul 22, 2014 at 5:59 am

    please prof bring in this boy… we need to win big next season …we are tired of the same old story each and every season..i would be very happy to see balotelli joining us as well ,his a sturbon guy but he delivers on the peach and come to think of it he’s still very young.

  16. Jamescadar

    Jul 22, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Wenger go get us quality defencive midfielder n stop this tight fist o!

  17. Francis Angrey

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Stop the dithering. Please, sign him immediately.

  18. Bossan haruna

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Wenger pls.get did guy(carvalho) for us.the kind of player we’ve been missin in dat team.a replica og viera.wenger we need anoda striker,dnt deceive ur self with d ones ure havin.”a stitch in time saves nine”

  19. fkayugwa

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Come on Wenger!!,buy him so as to strenthen th mid pitch simply because Flammin ,Arteta are approaching to an end .

  20. alfie gooner'smad

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:01 am

    we need a quality centre back if TV moves on which looks likely,why not sign Micha Richards he’s an Arsenal, fan he can play across the backline, and he has PL experience.Since Arsene does not like to spend a lot of money Richards would not be that expensive.As for a DM why not bring back Alex Song he knows how we play and would fit into our system well and would not cost very much.If we really want to win trophies we need to have quality in our squad.So please Mr Wenger buy these or other players to give us something to cheer next season.

    • david jenson

      Jul 22, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      tv5 is under contract wenger need simply to say no , not hard realy .will you sell him to us cheap . no .

  21. DANIEL

    Jul 22, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Do this job faster

  22. Jude ikenna

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Arsene wenger should buy this boy be for it sleeps off our hands again.
    We dnt need khedira stuff cos he is young and promising and he has more too learn with big names around and epl would improve his move.

  23. gooner dave

    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Paul Pogba would be cheaper and is as energetic as Ramsay getting forward and chasing back and is a better ball winner. He has the energy and fight of two players. The ball winning engine Arsenal miss both off and on the ball.

    • Foki

      Jul 22, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      Pogba would be 60m duh

      • david jenson

        Jul 22, 2014 at 7:52 pm

        we have that in the bank earning nothing duh

  24. Saint jay

    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Is it not shameful that a big coach like arsene wenger don’t have champions leauge trophy 2 hz name ?, or, a big club like Arsenal have never won a champions leauge ? And now our coach is saying dat he didn’t want a striker. Is it bc giroud & sanogo are french players ? 2 give dem more playing time? Arsenal lack strenght in d MF & DF. Pl wenger sign a striker,DM,2CB & a goal keeper. Even our LBs are weak but we can manage dem. Thanks

    • david jenson

      Jul 22, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      fuck the champion league ,but lets bloody well build a team to win the piemierleague and build on that .

  25. lex

    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Please prof,u hv done well already by singnin sanchez and debuchy,bt we stil need 1 striker,marquino and den this young lad carlvaho,bender and rues,I believe dis guz wil mk the difference in arsenal.plz wenger hlp u d fans all over d world.chelsea fans and other fans [email protected] we nid trophys.arsenal til death!!!!!!

  26. Panther

    Jul 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    This is the reason why Wenger should of been sacked years ago. Ever since Gilberto and Flamini left Arsenal years ago, Wenger stubburnly refused to buy a natural defensive midfielder instead he has tried to convert attacking and box to box midfielders into the DM. Wenger stupidly tried to convert Denilson from a creative midfielder to a DM, then he tried to do the same with Song. Over the last two seasons, Wenger has used Arteta as the DM,.this is gross negligence and incompetance from Wenger as well as stupidity.

    • david jenson

      Jul 22, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      hes here another three years . we now have the funds there are no reasons to not being no one this year . we all know we need a top striker .lets judge him at the end of the year . lets let him know we want more .expect more .expect it now .

  27. Appiah Frimpong Frederick

    Jul 22, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    This is a must buy.we cannot force to loose a player of his kind.we now have more attackers,more offesive midfielders so wenger our father,accept this deal in good faith

  28. imani.costantine

    Jul 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    among da pple i alwayz wonder z wenger,y dnt u buy us big names n football like the way u had thiery henry.jst face da gate ov emirates if u cant buy us players..

  29. chuks

    Jul 22, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Mr wenger I urge u 2 do d best 4 d club .io endulge u 2 look also 2 nigerian players.look at what d likes of kanu did in d colours of arsenal.I suggest babatunde michael,or ahmed musa

  30. Kadir Big Momoh

    Jul 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Buy Wenger buy. It is our money spend it

  31. Cynicayke

    Jul 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    If he’s as good as this article describes, then Wenger surely won’t be able to resist. Snap him up now, before he ends up at City or Chelsea in a year or two.

  32. tunde

    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    l believ mr wenger in any angle.


    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    You people should stop castigating Wenger bcos of players. Does is mean he should just pay any amount on any player bcos you want to strengthen your team? Football has gone beyond winning of triphies but managing the club as a business organisation. Wenger had already brought in quality players this month alone, so let’s give him chance to bring in players that the club can afford.

  34. charlesshid

    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    if u really know da pain and da shame u caused us in epl last season please sign the players we are missing in the respective position MR WENGER

  35. robin

    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Wenger should ignore how many goals we’re going to score, winning the title etc. He needs to address one problem: How to 1)stop letting in so many goals against top 5 teams and 2)How to actually beat these teams!

    If we fail to buy Khedira or Carvalho, we’ll lose 6-0 etc all over again. We cannot let this happen. Wenger has to put his money where his mouth is, spend it now while it’s there, cos we’ll only be hunting for the same type of player next summer.

  36. Pagan Doo Nyuon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    You can be called a man when you put things into action, negative promises are not gud.

    Buy chavlo or khedira and supper mario if you want us to be at the top always. Plz spent spent….


    Jul 23, 2014 at 5:54 am

    WENGER;i believe your wise enough to know what people want. Why cant you buy for us KHEDIRA,CAVALO AND BALOTELI?this time we do not want stories but we want trophies. We have suffered for all those years but you still cant even have sympathy on us,how bad your heart is? WENGER style up.

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