Report: Arsenal Set To Trigger £22m Fellaini Release Clause

By on July 30, 2013

As I, like the majority of Arsenal fans, sit here scouring the internet for news of potential summer signings, I came across an interesting story that claims we’re ready to trigger Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini’s £22m release clause.

The giant Belgian was strongly linked with a move to the Emirates at the very start of the summer but we appeared to put any potential move on the back-burner as we concentrated our efforts on trying to sign a marquee striker.

However, with our pursuit of Liverpool’s Luis Suarez stalling due to a conflict over his supposed ‘clause’, it appears we’re ready to renew our interest in Fellaini.

Understandably, Everton are desperate to hang on to the 25-year-old but they can do little to stop him leaving if Arsenal submit a formal offer of £22m before the 13th August – the date that his release clause expires.

A defensive minded midfielder is vitally important this summer and Fellaini would be a superb signing. He’s powerful, talented, the right age, has plenty of Premier League experience and he’d jump at the chance to play for us. He’d also provide a physical presence at the heart of our midfield that been sorely missed in recent years, so I personally hope this reports is true.

There have also been suggestions that new Manchester United manager David Moyes is also eyeing a move for the Belgian international now he’s (finally) given up hope of signing Cesc Fabregas, so we better get a move on because I could see the player opting for a switch to Old Trafford to link up with his former boss if he gets the chance.

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Would you like to see Fellaini come to the club this summer? If not, what midfielder would you like us to go for?


  1. abraham

    July 31, 2013 at 7:22 am

    wenger wl alwayz remain wenger..recently he said arsenal is looking sharp n can win title wtout signings..wat does that imply?hes signing nobody wat he does is that he tries to catch our attention by tryng to buy likes of suarez,hiquin,fillain yet he knws better he wl nt buy any player.so fellow arsenal fans let us jst forget abt this transfer nothng is gona happen..n i cn c ths cson finishing number 8 or 7 cz we nolonger compete wt likes of man c manu and chel..m dssapointeed wt arsenals board n wenger himself bt i lov tthe playera lks of wilshare,walkot n others..let us bliv in miracles now

  2. Ola

    July 31, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Doubt if we can get suarez… Lfp is not ready to sell him even if we bid 70M cant you see… Think we should start to consider plan B… Torres for 10 or Dzeko for 12 or loan wont be bad… Let us finish strong this season then we go back for suarez next season…

  3. Arsene wenger8yrstruphyles

    July 31, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmmmm GOD help us Oooooooooo cos NIGERIA GUNNERS FANS CAN NOT WALK OR TALK IN PUBLIC ANYMORE we dont wish u died wenger but pls please d mind of multitude fans acrose the whole world sooo my fellow GUNNERS IN GOD WE TRUST PLS NOT wenger is a joker thanks i was now forced to keep my lovely club jersey its unfiar

  4. Chuks

    July 31, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Ola if wenger is your biological father pls tell him to leave our dear arsenal alone pls, tell him to resigne we dont need his services any more he is a total failure 8 years trophiless what sort of a coach is that ? He is greedy and shamless mourinho is by far a better coach than mourinho in terms of winning trophies

    • Raphael

      July 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      I amp sure u a glory hunter disguised as a supporter. U talk as if u have ever managed a street football team talk less of a proper football club. It doesn’t only take a club willing to buy for a transfer to happen both clubs and player have to agree before it can happen. Why has Man U failed in all their transfer attempts so far. The press and your likes won’t take any notice of that. The window is not closed so lets see where we are when it does close. I am very sure that you will be the first to turn around and hail wenger if the deal eventually happens without apologizing for for current comments and ill informed position.

  5. Chuks

    July 31, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Yes he won just 3 epl trophies when he newly arrived because of quality players he inherited but then he could no more win any epl trophy because he lacks the skill to replace those players such as he inherited and that means a sign of failure in management. Moreover, he was sacked at monaco and also sacked at a japanese club my fellow gunners wenger is overhyped

    • Raphael

      July 31, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Please get your facts right before posting rubbish online. You can go support the spuds

    • TrueRed

      July 31, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      I suggest that you check your facts before belittling Arsene Wenger. He has never been sacked from a football club.

  6. Gabriel

    July 31, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Wenger will never buy a player even at penny

    • SammyNelsonsPants

      August 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      … or even Cazorla, Giroud and Podolski for £35 m

  7. mojeed olaitan

    July 31, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Wenger shud work on his transfer target fast cos if the real could enable to sign bale dey might turn dere attention on a liver poor stricker wit big money which could force liver poor side to sell the unhappy stricker for real.and let look inside market dere is no solid stricker dat are available for now.wenger shud go for suarez fillani williams a goal keeper

  8. vernon

    July 31, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    its like wenger doesnt care abt us’fans’he only cares abt th club making more money so tht much of tht money goez 2 is pocketz….wenger remember we need something good this year..am sick f this long noise old guy

  9. haybhee

    July 31, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Am fed up with all ds runours. Unless any of ds targets have his medical done I will never belief any story posted. Initially it was Fellaini that arsenal wanted to trigger his release clause, it was later Higuain set to have his medical, later comes Bernard medical to b done last Friday and not forgeting Jovetic. Now come Suarez. What are we going to believe? I pray we sign a good striker

    • hamid

      August 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      I strongly believed Fellani will make Arsenal more stronger to be on top! So hope Mr Wenger will make a fast n right decision to get Fellani to Emirate…

  10. chris Ode

    July 31, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    He should go to hell.@arsene wenger. seriously who gives and ass about the trigger clause. he should buy someone or he should just come out and say he ain’t buying anyone. its that simple.

  11. Stone

    July 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Wenger wenger n tha board’plzz 4 tha sake of us fan out here do smthn sssign+we need trophies.

  12. didier

    July 31, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    sorry arsenal fun we don’t need to worry about suarez Befor him the team was strong enough even he comes in or not we still going to b strong enough we got strong squads this year all we need at moment is only 3player rb cmd n sk wenger get us michu at swansea adil rami at valence n that boy man city release is only what we need. I believe in wenger this year we going to leave a trophy

  13. didier

    July 31, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    we got olivie girou, podoski, yaya sonogo, walcot, akpon, gnarby, up front why we worry about suarez we got best team upfront we beat Munich n we finish strong at end off the league why we worry about player who got only money in the mind

    • hamid

      August 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Fully agreed with you. Arsenal don’t need Suarez and to forget about him. Wenger should go for Fellani..rest assured Arsenal will be stronger in the midfield…so don’t delay any further to get Fellani to Emirates..Mr Wenger!

  14. Gabriel

    July 31, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Arsenal board&Arsene wenger have never been serious when it’s to buying players.what wenger does is to price for other managers to buy.imagine wenger saying that there is no talent in europe 2 buy.the fan should jst forget abt Arsenal with their logic.

  15. Gooners falling

    July 31, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Wenger should stop making noise at the press saying he want to sign or is it not a shame to him for 8 years without no trophy, what makes me cry is that he said being in fourth place is like winning a trophy, do it mean that arsenal can’t sign a top player or what?

  16. nyash

    August 1, 2013 at 6:35 am

    wenger thinks arsenal belongs to hm.he shud b sacked cz i dont c any rsn for nt spendin money wic belongs to da club.

  17. hamid

    August 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Mr Wenger please get hold of Fellani as soon as possible. No further delay! Forget about Suarez. Just go for Fellani. We don’t need anymore striker! If we can beat Bayern at home why we still need a striker. Don’t waste time and money for Suarez. Worth to spend in getting FELLANI..my dear Mr Wenger..

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