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£40m Arsenal Target ‘Demands Move’ – Reports

By on July 1, 2014

Long-term Arsenal target Angel Di Maria has told Real Madrid he wants to leave the club this summer and the European champions are willing to sell for £40m, according to widespread reports today.

We were strongly linked with Di Maria last summer and were understood to be close to sealing a deal until Carlo Ancelotti pulled the plug and decided to sell Mesut Ozil instead.

Arsene Wenger has retained his interest in the Argentinean attacker and it now appears we have the chance to finally bring him to the Emirates as reports in Spain claim the 26-year-old has made it clear to Madrid officials he wants out this summer.

Several of the Spanish and UK newspapers are running with the story, suggesting that Di Maria has no intention of returning to the Bernabeu this summer as he feels under-valued at the club and Madrid bosses have apparently decided to cash-in and sell for £40m and will use the money to fund a move for James Rodriguez.

Di Maria did little to dampen the speculation when he admitted last week that his future at Madrid was unclear, which a player wouldn’t do unless he had doubts over where he’ll be playing next season.

Obviously we aren’t the only club interested, with the likes of Monaco, Man Uts, PSG and Juventus all linked, but I hope Arsene pulls out all the stops to try and bring him to north London.

He’s be a sensational signing and we have the money to do it. The main problem is I don’t see the boss going for Di Maria and Alexis Sanchez, despite having the money available to sign both, and looking at what we need to add to the squad, Sanchez should be the priority.

The Chilean has the raw power and pace we desperately need, whereas Di Maria is more of a creative play-maker, so if it’s got to be a straight choice between the two, I’d certainly go for Sanchez.

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9 Comments

  1. Aveline

    July 1, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    For all the remomours and gossips…Wenger must step up and bring Sanchez for whatever cost. He is the best player we need to today at the Emiratee – in other words no alternative for Sanchez available in the market we can get. Second player we need to add is Di Maria/Balotel. Also Wenger should not do a mistake to leave out Campbell into his squard this time around.

  2. Genesis omeke

    July 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Wenger proscatination continous

  3. Goonermay68

    July 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    THE DITHERING CONTINUES.WENGER HAS SAID IT’S DIFFERCULT TO BUY DURING WORLD CUP.CHELSKI. CITEH UTD AND SCOUSE HAVE GOT IN TEN QUALITY PLAYERS BETWEEN THEM ALREADY,! And the French fraud plays arround on a beach. What an embarrassment and he’s paid 8million a year.BUY AND SPEND THE MONEY ON KNOWN QUALITY NOW BEFORE THEY ARE SOLD ELSEWHERE AND THE MYOPIC ONE SEZ WE TRIED BUT NOONE WAS AVAILABLE GRRRRRRR,!!

    • bc

      July 1, 2014 at 2:16 pm

      Man united have signed players, yet their manager is out there. Pellegrini, Rodgers and martinez have all also been in Brazil.

      Tell me before the world cup started, bar fabregas would you have signed any of the players that have joined chelsea, United, city or Liverpool? Especially for those prices. Herrera and shaw for nearly £60m who? Lambert lallana and can for £40m Wtf?
      I’m sorry other than lewandowski (free) there isn’t one player that has moved so far that I would have bought bar fabregas, but if wenger thinks that in wilshire, Ramsey, cazorla, ozil, chamberlain and rosicky he has enough players of that ilk, that is good enough for me. Let’s not forget, fabregas spent 6 of his 7 seasons wanting to leave, so screw him.

  4. andy

    July 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    JUST GET OF YOUR ARSE WENGER SIGN DI MARIA SANCHES BENZEMAR AUREA BENDER AND CAMPBALL. THE WINDOW IS OPEN ,WE HAVE THE MONEY TO DO IT .THERE IS NO MORE REASON FOR NO SIGNINGS.
    WE FANS HAVE HAD TO SIT AND WATCH OUR RIVALS SNAPPING UP PLAYERS FOR WEEKS NOW WHILE YOU PRAT ABOUT ON FRENCH T/V AND PLAY ON THE BEACH.
    GET BACK TO WORK ,NOW , TODAY O AND STOP STRENTHENING OUR RIVALS BY SELLING OF OUR PLAYERS . IF YOU DONT THINK VERMARLIN WONT STRENTHEN MAN U THEN YOU MUST BE NUTS .

  5. paul35mm

    July 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    If DiMaria can be had, then he needs to be acquired, regardless of cost (within the club’s ability to pay, of course) Di Maria is a top, top talent. He’s been Argentina’s best player at the World cup excepting Messi. He offers a number of skills/abilities Arsenal could really use, chiefly the ability to attack with the dribble, pace on the wing, and the desire to play out widew when featured on the wing.

    virtually all other Arsenal “wingers” actually prefer to play more centrally (Cazorla, Podolski, Chamberlain, Ramsey) Of current players, only Gnabry and the oft-injured Walcott show any real love for attacking from wide positions.

    Alexis Sanchez is a real star and no complaints if Arsenal land him, but DiMaria is better. Signing both… would be fantasy island time. Giroud, Sanchez, and DiMaria in the attack would be unstoppable.

    Giroud is the perfect striker to play with these two wide men as he is exceptional at hold up play, forcing opposing center backs to defend him with a double team, and passing as well as rugged finishing. With the pace and on the ball skills of these two, Arsenal would triple their goal tally of last season.

    Arsenal could then move Walcott inside for a change of pace, or play a front line of DiMaria, Sanchez and Walcott when playing against slower teams. The pace on that line up would keep even Vincent Kompany up nights.

  6. DOMS

    July 1, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    let wenger brin sanches di maria aurier & defensive midfielder, its ok 4 arsenal 2 do better in any competition

  7. bonabau

    July 1, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    please please get us Di maria & Sanchez is the thing we all need , as we arsenal fan .

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