Luiz Gustavo: I’d Like To Play For Arsenal

By on August 12, 2013

Following on from reports this morning that claimed Arsenal were closing in on the signing of Luiz Gustavo, the midfielder has now admitted his interest in joining the club this summer.

Several newspapers reported on Monday morning that we were on the verge of agreeing a deal to bring the 26-year-old Brazilian to north London with his first team opportunities limited at Bayern Munich following the arrival of Thiago Alcantara.

Gustavo has now spoken of his admiration of Arsenal, our style of play as well as boss Arsene Wenger, and said ‘of course I’d like to play for them [Arsenal]’.

“My contract with Bayern runs until 2015, but it is very important that I play first-team football to keep getting called up for the national team.

“I am in a delicate situation at Bayern, and this needs sorting out. I have personal and professional reasons to move. I have heard about the Arsenal interest. It’s a big club we’re talking about here, so of course I’d like to play for them.”

“Arsenal play a very attractive brand of football and are in the Champions League,” he added. “They also have a very clever manager in Arsene Wenger. Even when Bayern beat them in the last Champions League, you could see they are not pushovers.”

[source: ESPN]

The defensive midfielder only managed 16 starts last season and the increased competition from Alcantara is going to make regular first team football even harder to come by next term, and the player is keen for a move in order to improve his chances of securing a place in the Brazilian national team at next summers World Cup.

“You have to earn a Brazil call-up every week, and one can’t simply think past glories will guarantee a place,” he added.

“There are still a couple of weeks before the transfer window, but I need to keep working. He [Guardiola] has not spoken to me specifically about my situation but personally and professionally there are questions I need to address.”

Other clubs such as Wolfsburg and Napoli have also been credited with an interest but Gustavo has chosen to talk-up a move to Arsenal, so he clearly would jump at the chance to join us. There really is no excuse if fail to tie up this deal.

We want the player, the player wants us, we can easily afford him and Bayern are willing sellers. Let’s get this done and we can then concentrate on strengthening other areas.

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What do you make of our interest in Gustavo? Would he be a good signing?


  1. Hafizt lawan kzr

    August 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Ofcous we want him in our team even we sign him nd suarez nd goalkepper is ok strong our team nd we can chaleng tittle

  2. brezzybone

    August 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    like i’v said on other post we just need players that can improve the team nt the name, if an afgan player is what we need then wenger go get him, i for one dnt think what we need now is the name but the quality because thats what will announce the name. Simple

  3. Mes

    August 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Watching Bayern against Madrid a few seasons ago in the champions league, and how Gustavo bullied their whole midfield, making players like Ronaldo, Ozil, Alonso and others look like kids made me realise how bad we could do with a player like that! Now look at what’s happening, he’s the perfect player we’re missing in our midfield. Excellent tackler, strong, quick, energetic, versatile, excellent passer of the ball and a WINNER! So Wenger don’t F up now seriousy!

    Bring in Ashley Williams, cover for Gervinho now that he’s gone, and also Fiorentina have pulled out of signing Cesar so just give that 3 million to QPR and fix our goal keepers position. Putting faith in the unconvincing Szsz and Fabianski is stupid. Then round that 40 million pound offer to 50 and just get Suarez. Fix up his mental state then we’ll really be read for all four trophies!

    But do you really want to do that Wenger???

  4. Schteve

    August 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Arsenal making bids for players that they have no real chance of signing, and then leaking the bid to the press? When have we seen this before? Classy.

  5. Destiny denniz

    August 12, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Wen u really nd sincere needed sumtin, u make sure dat u go get wot u wnt witout tellin d whole world wot u wnt 2do wt ur moni, dats wot ma mum advice on me xo i c no reason while arsene wenger n ivan gazidiz shuld tell d world dat they are ready 2spend moni wen we al knw dat they wil nt spend, hw many monthz dit it take mancty 2sign negredo nt 2mention stevan jovetic dat wenger ws ready 2 sign evn b4 d season ended plz wenger we av had enuf f u beta take a walk r u wil b disgrace out f arsenal.

    • sid

      August 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Destiny….With a bit more effort I am sure you could type something that humans could understand..

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