FINALLY A Signing?! Winger Due For Medical After Arsenal Agree £21m Deal

By on July 22, 2013

Could this be the week we finally welcome a new big-name signing to the Emirates? Well, respected French outlet L’Equipe are reporting today that Brazilian winger Bernard is set to undergo a medical on Friday after we agreed a deal believed to be worth £21m with his club Atletico Mineiro.

There were reports on Saturday that claimed we had beaten off competition from Liverpool and Tottenham to snap up the highly-rated attacker after agreeing a £21m fee but as usual, these reports were taken with a pinch of salt.

However, L’Equipe – who were one of the first to report on the signings of Mertesacker, Cazorla and Giroud in the past – have now confirmed that a deal is in place and the 20-year-old will fly in for a medical on Friday after agreeing a five-year contract worth £3m per season after tax.

Bernard is expected to play his final game for Mineiro on Wednesday night in the final of the Copa Libertadore before flying over to England to complete his move.

The feeling is his arrival will signal the departure of Gervinho, who’s expected to seal a move to Roma this week, and Bernard certainly looks like he’ll be an upgrade on the Ivorian.

Now I’m not going to get too excited about this just yet as it’s still early days and none of the major British media outlets are reporting anything concrete, but he’d be an excellent addition if this is true.

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Are you excited about the potential arrival of Bernard?


  1. Big Gooner

    July 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Sorry but you were right not to get excited wenger has said it aint true

  2. Psky

    July 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    That kid will be grt for the club coz we luck someone with his skills in the team.

  3. gra

    July 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    The second signing don’t say the French boy is not a good signing you don’t know that he could well be one of the best ever made

  4. Arsene and old lace

    July 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Wenger has denied this story is true.

  5. moan

    July 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Papers and Journalist make up story to sell pappers or get advertising rev when you click on the site – There is no point even get worked up over those frauds. They know everyone will beleive the next story tomorrow – its in the papers must be true right!!?

  6. francis

    July 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    good if it will really happen but i dont trust this sourced becaused they had earlier on announced that Higuain was signed yet it was not.

  7. chrisgunners

    July 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    why can’t u guys rest for once? You keep feeding us with speculations that has no iota of truth in it. Today Bernard, tomorrow grenier,next williams, enough of all this pls.

  8. Emma

    July 22, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    When Prof decides to dilly dally in the transfer market such breeds up papers to say a lot of crap about us. I am tired of clicking to any source relating to arsenal fc

  9. Francis JP Farma

    July 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Most of this news are untrue aboput the signing of Bernard.

  10. Stany Kahwa

    July 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Am so sick n tired of Arsene n Gazidis’ tactics in th transfare market why cant they sign players sooner thn later js like th other teams r doin. It hurts me to th bone seeing our so called targets being singed by other teams, show me n all Arsenal faithfuls tht u meant wht u said mr Gazidis by signing top quality players now thn playing th waitin game we dnt need left overs @ Arsenal nomore. I’ll only believe tht Benard isreally ours after th deal is confirmed coz ths season alone we have signed Gonzalo, Fellaini n Jovetic all in th newspapers.

    • anton

      July 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      gila lu ya tong

  11. Jika john

    July 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Well until we see them on the pitch, cos am so tied of dis rumurse furking story

  12. sadiq

    July 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Who is that Barnad? Which position is he playing??

  13. Dave

    July 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Well, if its through its gonna make a lot of sense you know. I love to see him play on the pitch, he his gonna be a good addition to the team 🙂

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