German Striker ‘Upset’ As Arsenal Move Falls Through

By on January 31, 2014

The transfer window has closed and unfortunately it looks like Arsenal have failed to bring in a striker.

We were linked with a number of front-men throughout the month but with no new addition signed by the morning of deadline day, the search was on to make a last minute buy.

The big name being touted around the wires on Friday was German hitman Miroslav Klose with widespread reports suggesting Lazio rejected our offer of £2m to take him on loan until the end of the season.

Reports tonight suggest that Klose told the clubs hierarchy that he was keen on the move and was left deeply ‘deeply upset’ after seeing his proposed switch to the Emirates fall through.

The Metro claim the prolific striker wanted to come to the Premier League as he thought it would boost his chances of making the Germany squad for this summer World Cup and he had apparently already spoken to our German contingent – Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski – about life at the club, however Lazio refused to do business.

It’s a real shame we couldn’t pull this one off as Klose would certainly have added to our goal threat up front during the second half of the season. He’s one of the deadliest finishers around and would have been a real alternative to Olivier Giroud, but it wasn’t to be.

Now we have to go through till the end of the season relying on Giroud, Bendtner, Sanogo and Podolski. Whether that will be good enough to land us some silverware remains to be seen.

How disappointed are you that we didn’t sign a striker? Let me know your thoughts…



  1. Samuel

    February 1, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Wenger is a failure and reason behind arsenal failure for the past years, such a greedy business man.

  2. john p

    February 1, 2014 at 7:07 am

    hmmmm, am so sori 4 we d fans nd AW, we nid a strika bt am sure we dnt nid a 31yr old? Al i saw ws 30 31yr old strkas nd we xpect dem 2 com nd do wel? Most of us fan cnt evn tink- Ozil is stil findin his foot at his age, we enjoy layin blams sayin wrng words, we knw our team we dnt depend on strikas its a al scorin team, pls guyz we neva nided a strika al we wantd ws our players 2 b injury free, AW is nt our problm, injury is. Al we shuld b askin 4 nw is giroud uping hes game nd pls AW shuld start playing poldi nd sanogo. Tank God al dos 30 31yr old ar der in ther clubs.

    • peter kamau

      February 1, 2014 at 7:27 am

      Am sure u r nt an arsenal fan…injuries?wenger nkws we must face injuries..sanogo is nt arrenal’s level..bendtner is 1 stupid man,giroud ir worse scores 1 in a million chances…wenger is the problem

  3. viccky

    February 1, 2014 at 7:18 am

    wenger is indeed a miser, failure cos he is not ready to make d club get to an xpected end, his contract shld not b extended.

  4. peter kamau

    February 1, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Am afraid he will be given a new contract…we need a new manager nt striker..even messi/ronaldo under wenger will dissapoint

  5. wycliffe agesa

    February 1, 2014 at 7:33 am

    guys, it is not just buying evry player but at wht price n at what quality do AW knows what he is doing for a fact. good players are never available in summer n most teams are not willing yo sell their best players on summer n to arsenal for that matter.

  6. Akpas Akpas

    February 1, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Wenger is a total failure, the man does not belive in changes. Every clubs face injuries problem das nt an excuse. We need a striker 1 who wil bring competition 2 dat fool eaten up our goals

  7. austin

    February 1, 2014 at 7:47 am

    nice talk guy no bi to dey buy…think before buying

  8. Saurabh Bector

    February 1, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Still he could have bought a good strikers. fulham got the Greek striker Why was he not considered . Really if Giroud gets injured I think our chances of winning any trophy will be not even less. . I was looking fowar for draxler to come. Will we get him in summer? Hmmm… Don’t know. Anyways I will support all arsenal what may come. Just believe we can do it. Puma should sign messi as one of their brand ambassadors and finance a arsenal to get messi

  9. Cliff

    February 1, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Another amateurish display from the men guiding Arsenal. I can understand that Draxler was overpriced (the same price as Mata!)but he was one for the future he would have had no effect on the run in anyway. It is getting hard, what with the cost of seat etc, to resist the conclusion that the club is now being run to line the pockets of the management/owners. A bit like a small British government. Disappointed.

  10. paul

    February 1, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I dnt c any sign of Arsenal ambition 4 silverware ds season, after wenger 2 bring in a striker to d club. Wel, may God help us d Arsenal fans.

  11. bc

    February 1, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Live by the sword then die by the sword. Whatever happens to arsenal this season appears to be down to the manager from here.

    He will either be a hero or chastised. I am a supporter so I will save judgement until mid May. But there will be fans who will want to let him know their feelings on Sunday and then everyone we dnot win, that is my fear.

  12. JD

    February 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Just post my comments will ya?

  13. yussuf oyewunmi

    February 1, 2014 at 10:19 am

    i can’t b’liv wenger is turning mad. Afta al d links wit so many strikers. We gonna 4get evrytin abt draxler,morata nd vucinic. Nw he brought us kim on loan. I tink we shud 4get anytin abt tittle hopes

  14. Dereje

    February 1, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Wenger is really a very oldish manager of this centuary. He is not flexible enouph. If he is not able to bring in good strikers, he never be angry while the club conceded goals or beaten. He had better watch simply.

  15. Erick young

    February 1, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Wenger is adisgrace & a real chronic disease in this team giroud is an occational goal scorer, bendner scores a goal when atleast the team is trounce with more dan 2 goals,sanogo is a weak student.if arsenal wins a match wenger 4gets of da probs da is facing.diz is da right tym wenger cud hav bought a gd striker 2 tek us 2 da promised land

  16. Kojosae

    February 1, 2014 at 11:12 pm

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  17. Ignatius Ndebele

    February 1, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    If anyone thinks Manchester City are a lucky team, must be from dream land. They trashed Manchester United, Spurs and Arsenal. I do not need to mention other resounding victories so far this season. Their success, apart from being financially loaded, they assembled a good squard, good enough to beat anyone in the league if not world. They do not relay on one central striker like Arsenal. To be honest Arsenal rode their luck on a number of wins this year until their luck ran out at Southampton. I can mention how lucky we were against Stoke and Westbrom where we were outplayed for the entire matches. We were also lucky to win in Germany against Dotmund. You can not win the league on luck alone unfortunately. A striker was a priority for us. You can not claim you have alternative strikers if you can not trust they can changed the game if your first choice is not able to. Let’s get real. How on earth do you expect to have a good transfer deal when you always do things the last minute?

  18. Itanforiti lampedusa

    February 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    The solution to Arsenal woes lies within : Give players like Zelalem , Ox , Gnabbry more playing time , these ll be more committed , will defend and attack better than spent and overrated stars from Spain , Italy and Germany.

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