‘Arsenal’s Late Move For £60m Striker’ – The Most Ridiculous Transfer Story Yet

By on June 20, 2013

Silly season has certainly arrived Gooners. We’re all used to seeing some questionable transfer stories in the newspapers around this time of year, but surely this has to be the most ridiculous so far this summer?

If you haven’t seen it already, the Daily Star reported today that Arsenal made a shock late move to hijack West Ham’s bid to sign Andy Carroll from Liverpool. After a fairly successful loan spell at Upton Park last season, the powerful frontman passed his medical in London on Wednesday afternoon as he geared up to make the move permanent.

However, the newspaper claims that we made a late move to try and hijack the deal late last night only to be put off by the staggering figures West Ham were prepared to pay in order to land the former Newcastle United striker.

Sam Allardyce is believed to have paid Liverpool £16m – which could rise to £19m with additional add ons – and offered Carroll a SIX-YEAR deal worth £100,000-a-week with the option of extending the contract by a further two years, meaning the whole deal could end up costing them £60m. No wonder Wenger ran a mile!

Now it’s pretty clear that we’re after a striker this summer but Andy Carroll? Really?! Wenger has said some kind words about him in the past, particularly after he scored against us during his time at St James’ Park, but I’m struggling to believe the boss would try and sign him this summer.

He’s hardly your archetypal Wenger-signing, is he? The Frenchman isn’t a huge fan of over-priced Englishman and he’s a bit of a lumbering brute of a player who may struggle to fit in with Arsenal’s pretty, passing style of play. Personally, I’d have Olivier Giroud over Carroll any day of the week.

While the majority of newspapers chose to run stories claiming we’re close to signing Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid, the Star said we made a late move for Andy Carroll. I know which rumour I believe. What about you?


  1. rainford seluka

    June 20, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    aubameyang yes but not these bentekes. lets sign world class players like,fellain,lewandoski, gundogan,julio cesar,dzeko, soldado, benzema better than higuain

  2. rainford seluka

    June 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    williams from swansea is a must if we are to compete this comng season,we need fellain to provide protection for our defenders,giroud should be taken on loan in the epl so that he can improve.michu & long are better than giroud.and players such as ramsey and wilshere shouldn’t be first 11 players.

  3. rainford seluka

    June 20, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    i wonder why rosicky doesn’t get much of playng time at arsenal at the expense of inexperienced wilshere, he is a good player but he lacks experience in crucial games,lets get gundogan,fellain, williams, lewandoski and dzeko. instea of sporting players for others to sign.

  4. mehmet

    June 20, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Nope Wenger wouldnt buy such a duse

    • HammerSam

      June 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      Yeah he wouldnt buy


      The list goes on…

      Deluded isnt tge word for use lot

      • Beer

        June 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm

        Arshavin is an extremely talented footballer

  5. nellythehammer

    June 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Ha Ha. Don’t worry, you’ve just signed a postman

  6. heoff

    June 20, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    who knows, if you had signed him, you might have won a trophy in the next 6 years. But I doubt it. Ha ha

  7. wot a bunch of tossers

    June 21, 2013 at 12:28 am

    It was aloud of bollocks…
    Like most of the comments here….

  8. sukar

    June 21, 2013 at 8:24 am

    wil need a play like fellani and quality play.

  9. Samuel A. Turay Makeni Sierra Leone

    June 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Fellani and Huguini will be a fantastic signing and will help the club in the quest for Trophies this season. Wenger should move now for Fellani and Rooney now now now.Happy exploration Wenger.

  10. k man

    June 22, 2013 at 8:21 am

    arsenal needs an experience player like Rooney and Fellaini also need good striker like Lewandoski, Benzema, van persie, also need Nani and standard 4 like Song so that will help Arteta the arsenal the problem will be solved

  11. Antique Gunmen

    June 22, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Please don’t hijack Caroll, Arsene!
    He’s the only hope for the hammers to avoid relegation next season. Please3X..
    Other West Ham player will swallow their spit to see Caroll and his richness. What a gap.

  12. Antique Gunmen

    June 22, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Cheap journalism from Daily Star as usual.

  13. Vincent mwangecho

    June 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

    We need fellain and thts all.

  14. obinna

    June 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Nice signing wenger keep on going

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