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Arsenal Renew Interest In £8.5m Capoue After Seeing Record Bid Rejected

By on July 6, 2013

Arsenal have renewed their interest in Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue after failing in their attempts to land Lars Bender from Bayer Leverkusen.

With Francis Coquelin off out on a season-long loan to Freiburg and Abou Diaby injured once again, a new central midfielder seems a certainty this summer. Reports last week claimed we’d seen a record £20m bid for Bender rejected by Leverkusen, with the Germans insisting their star man wasn’t for sale at any price.

talkSPORT are now reporting that the rejection for Bender has seen boss Arsene Wenger renew his interest in long-term target Capoue – who we’ve been strongly linked with over the past two or three transfer windows.

The 24-year-old has two years left on his current contract at Toulouse and he’s made it clear he wants a move so is unlikely to sign an extension, leaving the Ligue 1 outfit having to sell this summer or be forced to sell him on the cheap in 12 months time when he’ll have just 1 year left on his contract.

talkSPORT suggest we could snap him up for £8.5m but may have to fight off competition from Inter Milan, Monaco and Everton. I’m a huge fan of Capoue’s and would love to see him come to the Emirates this summer and £8.5m seems like an excellent deal, but if I had my pick of central midfielders we could realistically buy this summer, I’d go for Marouane Fellaini.

The giant Belgian has bags of Premier League experience and would offer something different to the team. But if Wenger feels he’s too expensive, then Capoue would be a decent alternative.

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30 Comments

  1. jamescadar

    July 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Wenger go for Fellani joor! Wats there dat u can’t buy? Always looking for cheap players dunno if he wants to take all his wealth to d grave.

  2. HENRY ENKISS

    July 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    WENGER,U ARE ALWAYS MAKING CHELSEA AND MAN U FANS IN NIGERIA MOCK US OF DRAGGING FOOT ON BUYING QUAULITY PLAYERS.PLS MAKE HASTE WHILE THE SUN IS STILL SHINING.INFACT WE DONT DONT KNOW ANYTHING ANY MORE COS DIFFRENT WRITE UPS OF DONE DEAL TODAY AND HEARING DIFFRENT THE NEXT DAY.PLS SIGN HUIGUEN FOR US AND FELLANI AND OTHER DEFENDER.PEOPLE CALL U TIGHT HAND MANAGER IN NIGERIA.ARSENAL HAVE D MONEY PLS SEND IT.

  3. Paul pam

    July 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Mr wenger is a greedy coach, people alwaz acuse us dat arsenal is an academy club y. Baba pls u better splash d cash if no title 4 d gunners.

  4. korede

    July 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Prof.wenger, God wil help u, pls buy higuain and fellaini and julio cesar and a gud central back lyk swansea’s…it’s 4 arsenal benefit, we fans are alwaz being mocked everydaty…dat we only reach top 4 dat’s al, no trophy since 2004…pls do sumtin sir.,.and i 2 cn play ball veri wel…if there’s space 4 me

  5. godes

    July 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Fellaini is wot we arsenal fans desire.buy quality players,don’t buy low quality players please.mr economical

  6. henry

    July 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I awz say its nt by force to b an arsenal fan,if u r disgruntled walk out

  7. viator

    July 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    i try to call wenger but he don’t like to take my call!!! i would like to tell him to leave us a lone when he don’t like to buy the best players.
    in french they say: trop c’est trop.

  8. Dereomah

    July 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Wenger is it d fact dat ur name seems like. the clubs name dat make u feel u ar all about. Aarsenal pls tink of d fans we need fellaini

  9. Abu Rahman

    July 6, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Any of Bender, Fellaini or Capoue will do. I pray we just sign one plus Higuain and Julio Cesar

  10. Emmanuello

    July 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Plz wenger we stil trust in you,mlete fellaini,wiliams na j.cecar najua higuin is a done deal.then they have wait 4us.

  11. BALA UTHMAN KAIAMA

    July 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    PLS , LET WENGER KNOW DAT CHEAP HORSE CAN’T CLIMB MOUNTAINS.WE NEED QUALITY PLAYERS TO WIN TROPHIES

  12. keith riches

    July 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Now we have Gonzo, keeping buying quality, Fellaini should be the next buy.He always plays well against us and might let us beat Everton for a change.Last but not least a solid experienced keeper needs to join us asap.

  13. Adj

    July 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    We fans are hungry 4 Trophies so go get Quality Signings.Fellani,Cesar,Williams n Loic Remmy.

  14. allen segun

    July 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    ooh mr. economist get us quality players i believe u will not carry arsenal’s money to the grave.baba ijebu spend ooooooo.

  15. etomchi

    July 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    mr wenger imagine wot we can be with the paring of heguain and roic remy infront of our attack with cesar in goal post and fellani as our box 2 box midfielder .another defender like williams and the rest of the players we had .wot wil ever stop us from getting a trophy? Plz buy heguian,fellani ,williams .remy of QPR and cesar. I bet u, we cant go wit any trophy if u get this guys save ur self dis shame of 8yrs of barrenes!

  16. ohlumber

    July 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    How i wish arsenal were an African club where fans watch at their own discretion and not under the guise of foolishly and blindly supporting a club whose top echelons are only interested in making money at the expense of fans and players alike ‘cos if not,mr wenger would not have had such mind to play on the integrity of fans and players! Even a fool should know that what arsenal needs is reinforcements in such departments as striking,midfield,central defence and goalkeeping and as such; quality players in HIGUAIN,WANYAMA,any quality centre back and JULIO CESAR respectively should be signed failure which ‘wenger the miser’ should be stoned to death so arsenal can be freed from his clutches of retrogression…SAI OLUMBA!

  17. Destiny denniz

    July 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    IT beatz ma imagination dat we av bin link wt evry tom&dick nd world bt yet stil ntin s don last nyt t ws luiz gustavo ds mrng asier ilalamendi leta ds aftnun ikay gundogan, nw ts capoue xo tel me wich1 shud i believe, y s t dat oda clubs dnt link wt playas only arsena dol? gush

  18. Izuchukwu Okosi

    July 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I believe this Higuain talk should stop! When Arsenal’s website confirm the deal, then others can report it. Why can’t he try Lewandowski, David Villa, Mario Gomez, Papiss Cisse, Jackson Martinez, Leandro Damaio, Fred or Stevan Jovetic again and this time, spend this money in God’s name???!

  19. Daniel Haryo

    July 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    It Really Impressed Me That Nigerian Love Arsenal So Much, Pls Fellow Nigeria Supporter Don’t Critisis Mr Wenger On The Issue Of Buying Players, I Believed That The Man Would Surely Buy Quality That Will Beat Our Imagination This Season. But What We Need Is Voice Of The Fan At The Board Level, People Like Alisher Usmanov, But He Was Not Allow To Have A Stamp Of Word In The Board, Wenger Know What Is Going On As Well The Board, But I Strongly Believe That With The Revolution Going On In The Club Now, We Shall See Changes Very Soon As New Star Would Come In, Let Wait Its Not Too Late For Signing…. Gunners For Life

    • Moller

      July 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      WE ARE EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED WITH HIS STINGY MANNER OF BUSINESS,I HARDLY HAVE SOUND SLEEP AT NIGHT BECAUSE OF QUALITY SIGNINGS BUT HAD ARSENAL NOT PROMISED SUCH I WOULD HAVE NOT BEEN DISTURBED AT ALL.

  20. Jimmy Babs

    July 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Price in most cases does not determine quality. I am cocksure AW would buy quality and good players @ the right price

  21. Samuel Embabo

    July 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Mr wenger,pls sign huguain,fellani,cesar,greniier n williams,we fans of arsenal are tired trophiless seasons.

  22. Giorgio Inzani

    July 6, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    If you’re looking at a midfielder to fire us into the title race, then ideally I think we must look at Fellaini. Quality player who has bags of talent and leadership qualities. Saying that, I don’t think Capoue would be a bad signing, either

  23. jagoan

    July 7, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Only 3 we need DESPERATELY: Higuain, Fellani and Cezar..!!! Pleaaaaaaaase!

  24. Brian

    July 7, 2013 at 5:30 am

    FELLAIN IS CM WE NEED OR WENGER LEAVES. WE NEED HIGUAIN AND CESSAR. DONT B STUBBORN 4 NOTHING MR. WENGER ARSENAL FANS ARE CRYING 4 TROPHIES IN ZAMBIA.

  25. Kenneth ogbonnia

    July 7, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Fellaini wil b a good player for arsenal.he wil play with his team mate artata

  26. Saheed yahaya sarki

    July 7, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Wenger shuld go 4 Marouane fellaini

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  28. Arsene wenger8yrstruphyles

    July 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    God help us in nigeria oooooo arsene plssssssss ooooo 9yrs is on d ferg of coming witout signing ooooo pls do someting ontime ooo hahahaahaha arsene wenger omonlaaaaa

  29. Antique Gunmen

    July 8, 2013 at 5:24 am

    It’s clear now that we have three DMF’s options with priority order namely : Fellaini, Bender, and Capoue. Arsene run these deal offers simultantly. It’s normal situation, but can’t hold our frustation. Most gooners as I do will pick Fellaini for his EPL experience, and it should be done deal because we are triggering his buy out clause and qualify for CL. Again Arsene play his wheeler dealer stuff with his reluctantcy on Fellaini’s wage demand(some news says that). Let’s hope he’ll be the winner.

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