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. Lanre

    July 30, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Arsenal doesn’t want fellani ……….so what do they want

  2. robbie

    July 30, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Sign him tomoro so when us gunners wake up to click arsenal transfer news we see we signed him and please bendtner just go malaga I would like gamez hurry up please so we can have piece of mind wenger I feel u playing games again except it aint ur heart u breaking!

  3. Joseph

    July 30, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Fellaini & luiz is ok for arsenal,with the help of these two great pleyers arsenal will go a long way.

  4. Ime Aniedi Asuquo

    July 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Arsenal needs the likes of Fellani.But wenger is just flattering Arsenal fans.He knows that he will not sign him.Wenger should be sacked because he loves money more than trophy.

  5. Stanley

    July 30, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Arsenal should sack arsewenga and sine coache.

  6. Anthony lindo

    July 30, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Wenger you miss the ship you waited too long now i think he will be going to manu sorry thats what happen when you cant make up your mind

  7. john

    July 30, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    I don’t get this at all. If he is really that good and he will go for more than £22m after the release clause expires, than surely he would have been sold right now? If not Arsenal than certainly another club? Moyes knows all about him and his contract and whilst very naive in his pursuit of Fabregas, he can’t be that stupid.
    So either he is not as good as people think he is or the release clause is just a load of BS made up by the media.

    • troy

      July 31, 2013 at 12:49 am

      Personally think he would be a great signing but you make a very valid point mate.

  8. M.ALIU

    July 30, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    If winger no buy ani player i tink dat he went totham 2 go 4 compiousleguea

  9. arsenal-steve

    July 30, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    How many times have we read this. Please stop just repeating these stories. We are not going to buy Fellaini. Find some real information and give real hope and joy, not this false hope.

  10. emmanuel oluma

    July 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Who cares if they are signing anybody after all they are not going for title.

  11. M.ALIU lafiagi

    July 30, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Arsen wenger We ned suarez nd fellaini,bernard only

  12. orgn

    July 30, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    We tired of rumours, wenger kindly do smtin o jst leave

  13. M.ALIU lafiagi

    July 30, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Just buy me players

  14. Samuel A. Turay Makeni Sierra Leone

    July 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    If Fellani is ready to come to Arsenal,no problem but Wenger I presume is tired of running after a player who does not seem to be interested.Wenger can find a better player if he is commited

  15. GMV8

    July 30, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    What is it with Arsene Wenger? I’m beginning to think that he’s some sort of sadist, getting so close to signing awesome players, then missing out because he won’t pay an extra fiver. How many times have we been through this? It feels like losing the match in the last 20 seconds for the whole season. The amount of money we’ve wasted on Arshavin, Djourou, Park, Chamakh, Squillaci, Santos, we could’ve easily afforded Suarez. PLEASE BUY A PROVEN PERSON WHO CAN HELP THE TEAM!!!!

    • troy

      July 31, 2013 at 12:52 am

      Bit harsh when you think of the players the man has bought for nothing. You’ve named the crap ones but the good ones have outweighed them by so much more.

  16. Skene

    July 30, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I tink arsen wants to ruin arsenal and make money for himself den go and enjoy in psg dont know y u hv chance to sign gud players and u choose not to

  17. jamilu Abdullahi

    July 30, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Pleace boss we need new big player very soon

  18. tega

    July 30, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    wenger is arsenal prob.he shld go

  19. US_Gunner

    July 30, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I think they’ll pass on Fellani. I think it would be smart to sign him up at that price, but I guess is that Wenger will push Vermalen into the CDM role as he lost his CB spot towards the end of the season.

    I still want a powerhouse CB signing though. Along with another striker to compete with Podo and Giroud. Thoughts?

    • troy

      July 31, 2013 at 12:56 am

      I’d like to see fellani in there but I think vermallem would or could with his aggression make an excellent defensive mf. First time we have had money in ages so lets see what happens before we start chastising the professor.

  20. Karmshett

    July 30, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Wenger buy su’arez at any cost pls and pls, we’ve tired. And if u have tired of this work resign pls. Let we have manager who’es intrested with tropies. Nonsens

  21. valoo

    July 31, 2013 at 12:11 am

    my fellow gunners I tnk d best tin to do s to sit n watch wat will happen bcuz wenger n d board r decieving us.I don blame den I still blame all dose fans in england dat will run n buy deir ticket dough I can still blame dose ones too bcuz I do d same.I watch every of our match wit d slightest opportunity. let dem protest b4 some greedy ppl spoil d name of our club.my advice s dat we should stop reading al des rumors b4 someone get heart attack. gunner I will always b

  22. phil

    July 31, 2013 at 3:28 am

    yawn, yawn! United are not sniffing so Arsenal don’t stand a chance. Arsenal were men’t to ‘trigger’ the same clause a month ago… NOTHING HAPPENED! The next 24 hours will pass and the trigger clause will drop off his contract, making him even more expensive!!!

  23. Charlie G

    July 31, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Arsenal should not buy players on a whim. Liverpool does that all time and look what have they gotten so far! Nobody knows whether the cliub is interested in Fellani; we do not deal thru the newspapers. If we buy him or any other players I would be most happy.

  24. Femaj

    July 31, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Does Wenger even read ur comment? I av posted it on dis site b4 & I’ll keep posting it d@ we should all wait till d last second of d xfer window b4 we can see any new faces so d@ dey wil adapt wit Arsenal playing style d oda season. Pls, dnt give urself hypertension bcos of Wenger ok.

  25. Elmoursi pierre Abbutrickqquer

    July 31, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Why wait yet we know our weakness,buy him now because there is möney.if wenger cant buy,we sell him.goöner forever!

  26. Antique Gunmen

    July 31, 2013 at 6:01 am

    I believe this news had reported one month ago.
    Arsene did offer Bender in almost similar ammount, but he seemed didn’t want Fellaini at all, along with Luiz Gustavo, Capoue, Wanyama, Kondogbia, etc. We are in the verge of major dissapointment in this DMF category.

  27. TOTO

    July 31, 2013 at 6:07 am


  28. zoran

    July 31, 2013 at 6:49 am

    One month ago you said that £22m was already triggered.

  29. BuddyWorld

    July 31, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Wenger z sm1 who call dog 2 show Faeces. He z d 1 dt call Other clubs 2 different Players. When he z tired of throwing Bottles of water every season, dats when he will sign quality player.

  30. Ola

    July 31, 2013 at 7:15 am

    You guys seems not to be getting it… wenger is not the one making the deals rather gazi… Thats why he asked board to hire dein, remember?… I guess arsene is having a laugh over deals going wild…trust Wenger he will make some buys very late…

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